In September 1984 the revolutionary game Elite was released by Acornsoft for the Acorn BBC Micro computer. Here's the original promotional VHS video for the game ...

/via computermuseum on twitter

It's lunchtime so I've installed the other tablet by the front door.

This one includes the Ring door bell & front camera in view.

If you are wondering it's a Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus tablet in a 3D printed wall mount.

The STL is available here, it's £5 but worth it:

I've got a fresh front panel right now as the finish isn't right, slight warping on top left.

Next will be to setup a second unit which will go by the front door.

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update, just added the first touch screen control panel for the house.

Still work to do including hiding the power wiring, proper dashboards etc but it works

It's those little touches that always goes unnoticed that count...

ZZ177 is a Boeing C-17A Globemaster III of the RAF.

Upside down it reads LL1ZZ - or Liz

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From twitter:


The FSMR and Stapleford Estate are sad to report that our much cherished blue location plate presented by ABC television in 1965 to commemorate the iconic scene of the Avengers was taken during our 1940s event in early July It is a one off unique plate please keep eye

In other news, I should get this "new" computer this time next week after winning the auction.

Sinclair ZX81 boxed with 16K ram pack.

Just noticed I posted 12.7 - typo it's 12.6 (not had much sleep since Thursday due to work).

Anyhow it's downloaded, took about an hour in the end, even though the timer was going up and down like crazy...

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The Mac's update download times are changing constantly.

At one point it was 45 minutes; then 1 hour; then 1 day, then 7 minutes. Now back to ~38 minutes...

XKCD 612 all over again 🤣

Props to the person who came out to watch the Queen's cortege pass by today from the comfort of what appears to be a Sinclair C5!

via ardavey on twitter

For those who don't know what a Sinclair C5 is, it's an early British battery powered Tricycle produced in 1985 by Sir Clive Sinclair who produced the infamous ZX81 & Spectrum computers

The Magnavox Odyssey, the first commercial home video game console was released 50 years ago this month

electric charging cat road signs 

If you need your cat charging, get down to Morrisons.

From MeNigeStew on twitter

Now this is what I call a find, an 8080 emulator from the mid 1970's

/via matseng on twitter

1/2 The 8080 Emulator arrived today! So far I've opened it up and had a peek inside. It's definitely an active device having an AM9080 CPU. The pod at the end of the 50p cable is a bit mangled and missing an IC. The main PCB is a hybrid wire-wrap and etched traces.

This is loosely based on this, but the code actually in use is based on Pimoroni's Enviro firmware

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That moment when you finally get a spare moment from work to fixing a sensor now you have a working soldering iron...

In other news my freezer is back online... literally

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