So Long, Blogspot

So Long, Blogspot

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How to migrate away from a centralized, restricted platform and keep your cool and your "link juice" (disclaimer: retainment of cool may vary).
Steel Survivor: an IBM XT Tale

Steel Survivor: an IBM XT Tale

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A fully-equipped IBM 5160 braves the rigors of international shipping and gets here in one piece (just barely).  As will be pictorially demonstrated, 30+ years after leaving the factory, this steel warrior is still one tough SOB.
Happy 35th birthday, IBM PC!

Happy 35th birthday, IBM PC!

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My present: 'Sorry Ass' - a 512-byte boot sector version of Bill Gates' DONKEY, the infamous demonstration game included with DOS and BASIC 1.0.
Keen 4 Mystery Code Demystified

Keen 4 Mystery Code Demystified

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A little bit of reverse-engineering fun.  Why was a seemingly-unused routine left over in Commander Keen 4's executable code, and does it do anything useful?  Let's find out!
Olympiad: IBM Prototype Fonts Unearthed

Olympiad: IBM Prototype Fonts Unearthed

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Historical exhibit: a set of 25 floppy disks documenting IBM's creation of an in-house bitmap typeface for the RT PC project (code-named Olympiad).  Contains the original material as received, plus TTF and PNG conversions of the fonts and images.
So-called "IBM" Freeware Games from the Early '80s

So-called "IBM" Freeware Games from the Early '80s

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An archeological riddle: these very early public domain games all have similar title screens, which say "IBM" although they were clearly homebrew creations.  Where do they come from, who made them, and what is that cryptic "mystery code" all about?
The Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack (v1.0)

The Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack (v1.0)

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Presenting the world's biggest collection of classic text mode fonts, system fonts and BIOS fonts from the DOS-era IBM PCs and compatibles.  Contains TrueType (TTF) and bitmap (FON) versions of the original character sets, and some unicode expansions as well.