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  • MS-DOS and TCPIP Easy file transfer
    Fast file transfer to a DOS machine… In the modern world? Without swapping discs or even getting up? Yea please!
  • Windows – Utility scripts
    A list of useful Windows scripts to help in everyday IT life
  • MS-DOS and TCP/IP
    File transfer on DOS and TCP/IP? ohh! Yes please!
  • Tcp Socket Client/Server
    Added a simple TCP Socket client/server command-line application to the software library. Well it might be of some use. CErtianly came in handy when I was designing some client/server code for a application some years ago. Go get a copy in the Software library:
  • Software
    Trawling through my old archives of software written by me and given free to you! I hope you find something useful… If you have an idea and you think it could be useful let me know, I could either make it or might have something…
  • Data switch box up-cycling
    Up-cycling an old KVM as a serial switch box. Yeah, I could buy a new one but got it in a draw and why not? It is mechanical, passive and in a beige box!
  • Z80 Single Board Computer – From Junk?
    A Z80 single board computer from a bang of junk and cheap PCB/IC kit? Oh yes please!
  • 0/0 Clive Sinclair
    Sad to hear of the passing of Clive Sinclair. A true visionary and responsible for allowing so many to access computers. My first one was my faithful ZX81 which I treasure. Odd that the last post was adding a video mod to it to keep it working for longer. Let us remember him for his […]
  • Sinclair ZX81 Video mod
    Adding a video mod to an old ZX81 so we don’t have to use a TV tuner!
  • Membrane keyboards
    Fixing an old keyboard. Fingers crossed we can fix this as the XT ones, especially rare ones like the Commodore, is hard to find and expensive!
  • Commodore PC1 – Junk pile?
    What? Another Commodore PC? These things are like buses, you wait for years and then two come along at once! Is this a pile of junk? Or might there be gold?
  • Dell Optiplex GX1 – Back to life?
    Old DOS machine in beige? Whats not to like… Just gotta get it to work!
  • Commodore PC10-III – Part 5 – Flash! Ah ah!
    Time to add some proper storage to this thing! Much as I love 5 1/4″ discs they are a pain when you want to do anything really… Do we go old or new? Lets have a look!
  • Commodore PC10-III – Part 4 – Battery
    Lets fix up that missing battery and make everything better!
  • Commodore PC10-III – Part 2 – XT Keyboard
    I only have an AT keyboard… Gotta find something to sort that:
  • 0/0 Clive Sinclair
    Sad to hear of the passing of Clive Sinclair. A true visionary and responsible for allowing so many to access computers. My first one was my faithful ZX81 which I treasure. Odd that the last post was adding a video mod to it to keep it working for longer. Let us remember him for his […]
  • VMX-2000 AV mixer – with magic smoke!
  • Motorhome – Leisure battery
  • Commodore PC10-III – Part 3 – Fan and case
    Replacing a noisey fan and trying to sort the case out. The restoration continues!
  • DIY Warning!
    A warning to sons and daughters who feel obligated to help their mothers with DIY tasks: Since my father passed away some years ago I have been called upon to fill his DIY shoes (and for a fairly compact guy he did have BIG shoes…) Of course I try my best but I must confess […]