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Arduino Fiddling

So I’ve decided on some Arduino soldering over the next few days. Fitting a fiddly SOIC F-RAM and some other components to a prototype shield. It should be fun. Then I have to fit some more code into the 32KB, and then work out a test bed and a box. I’m...

General Update

An update on the current progress of projects and general things here at KRT. I’ve set about checking out TypeScript for using in projects. It looks good, has some hidden pitfalls on finding .m.ts files for underscore for example, but in general looks good....

68k Continued …

A Continuation as it was Getting Long The main thing in any 64 bit system is multi-processing. Multi-threading has already been covered. The CAS instruction is gone, and cache coherence is a big thing. So a supervisor level mutex? This is an obvious need. The extra...

Where the 68k ISA went Wrong

An AMIGA valentine’s special. With much hindsight it is possible to analyse where the micro computer scene and the processor market overlapped to allow Intel to overtake the market share. The selection of the EC range in the Amiga was put forward as cheaper,...

A Document Code Editor Proposal

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FVBTqb_ZuGoSAbz7RuHZfKxU1GZdYlDzN8HvCE1Eqpo/edit?usp=sharing is a link to a public Google doc. It’s a project proposal draft for a non-linear text editor, and some operational principals it could or should...

PocketCHIP

The CHIP is and excellent little computer. The production is having difficulties at present, but hopefully this will be sorted out soon. You can even get a keyboard and screen case thing, for mobile use. In short it’s a competitor to the Raspberry Pi, and has a...