Good morning Fediverse! Here is your #vintagecomputer picture for today: my Issue Two 48k ZX Spectrum, kindly sent to me by @GedgeHead (we actually did a trade and I sent him some floppy drives in exchange -- that was fun!)

The machine included a large number of tapes, so I dug out my wife's old Panasonic tape player to load some games. Took a few tries, but I got it going. It was fun loading from tape again after 30 years (on my Atari 400, back then). Gedge did a composite mod on it before he sent it to me so I can run it easily on my PAL monitors here in the States.

Later, I sent some photos of the innards to "ZX Wife" (hmm...wonder if she's on Fedi...) who said it was probably originally a 16k Speccy that had been upgraded to 48k.

Hope everyone has a great day. Keep it retro 😎

I had a dream that culminated in a chungus meme.
This is endemic Internet.

Someone get a hold of Mark Sweep, I have questions about garbage collection.

Bought a Palm IIIxe recently just for fun, and it's now unironically my main driver for notes and scheduling now. So much better than constantly getting distracted by my phone when I just want to write something down.
#purposebuilt electronics forever. #permacomputing #retrocomputing #pda

nostalgia, selfish security 

The past is a gift, in that it is something you are freely entitled to. No one has experienced it the same as you; The memories are yours, alone, and will die with you.

my pronouns are they/them/../../../etc/shadow

It's time to

We've been reading Watership Down, it includes a little #conlang with a few words that rabbits use to talk about time of day and other things, which is just delightful.

modern web browsers are kinda like US politics because you have
- the evil one
- the "at least its not the evil one" one

Man, you can sit at home, and do like absolutely nothing and...and your name goes through like seventeen computers a day.

I wish I had found these pics showing that the PCB was silkscreened before I broke one open looking for clues.

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Finally tracked down docs for the WifiWall-4DEV (which appears to be the same hardware as the WifiWall 2.4)
The hardware is incredibly well constructed. I have managed to bootstrap MicroPython but was missing how pins were connected. Hopefully this is accurate.
The vendor just told me "We don't support this anymore" and ghosted me.
They can be had for about $40.

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Open instance in the spirit of netizenship. Cyberpunk leaning, tech-forward, available to the public; I provide a lot of services that no one but me really uses, just 'cause.