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Remembering the Oric-1

Oric 1 Computer
School Rivalry The Oric-1 was a direct competitor the the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, and --- like its rival --- it was released in 1982. These...

Using iDrive 2 TB Cloud Backup for Five Weeks

iDrive Backup Progress on Linux
Around 12th April, I started the process of switching from CrashPlan to iDrive, because CrashPlan are withdrawing their unlimited home backup service for home...

Remembering the IBM PC and Compatibles

IBM PC 5150
Immediately Successful The original IBM PC was released in 1981, and it was popular right from the start. One reason for its popularity was the...

Remembering the Jupiter Ace

Jupiter ACE Computer
Ex-Sinclair Designers Two of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum's designers went on to form Jupiter Cantab, and develop a small low-cost 8-bit microcomputer called the Jupiter...

Roland Mobile Cube Battery Powered Stereo Guitar Amplifier Review

Roland Mobile Cube
The Roland Mobile Cube is a small battery-powered portable stereo amplifier, with built-in speakers. Initially, I bought it for use with a laptop and Propellerhead...

Comparing the Speed of BASIC on the Amiga 500, ZX Spectrum...

Amiga vs C64 vs ZX Spectrum BASIC Speed Comparison
I recently came across the remains of a pad of A4 paper, dating back my college days in the mid-80s. It seems that I...

Remembering the Sinclair ZX81

Sinclair ZX81 Computer
Low Cost Released in 1981 --- as the name suggests --- the ZX81 was designed to be a cheaper and slightly improved version of Sinclair's...