Erik_
That thread was a fun trip down memory lane
Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:50am

Your write up idea was good. My ideas thrown back were pretty horrible though. Haha.
One idea that did eventually become a thing in Wry Mono was the game stats.

I liked the worry about Dial up users.. I forgot how late dial up was still common. I think I even still had an account in 2006.
"Grabbing the system time, while possible, also penalizes dial up users"

Also had a chuckle at me worrying about database size with all the stories stored in it. The four stories in Wry with all the extra code and garbage only tops out at like 116Kb! :)

Yeah, the Atari tape can record. BASIC even has a CSAVE function to save to it. I'm sure there's someone who has created an adapter. From what I've read, the SIO port is the grandfather of modern USB. I've even seen people create USB->SIO wires with almost nothing extra added.

I'm not sure if I ever mentioned it before but there's also this cool thing called FujiNet that plugs into the SIO port. It gives you internet access, remote printer access, network access, local program storage (so you can have the full program catalog or homebrew apps accessible on the fly), and a DOS. https://fujinet.online/
It would be cool to check out once I get the computer stable.

  • No, I guess it got taken down during some reorganization. - Puckdropper, Mon Sep 12 2022 11:47pm
    It's still up in code form on the old new forums, though: http://www.puckdroppersplace.us/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=211 Sounds like a good way to transfer files to and from modern computers. I was initially wondering if the cassette adapter could record too, but I don't think any of them ever could.... more
    • That thread was a fun trip down memory lane- Erik_, Tue Sep 13 2022 9:50am
      • Sometimes I forget just how well text compresses - Puckdropper, Thu Sep 15 2022 4:41am
        and probably decompresses. It can be fairly quick too. Might be something that's doable still... The biggest issue is figuring out the best format for the story storage and then everything else would fall in to place. Good design here means lots of good compatibility later. Kinda like how Word... more
        • for transmitting over a REST request. I've started working on a Perl program(s) now that it's been my current language of fixation for the past few months. Once it gets a bit more polished, I'll make an actual post about it. Anyway, it works like: * Server has a bunch of text data documents that... more
          • I can see why exactly that works - Puckdropper, Thu Sep 22 2022 5:23am
            Your machine is much faster than the network, so it's going to be much faster if it can do the work rather than wait for the data to be transmitted. Sometimes I wonder if Internet traffic could be more compressed so the CPU does the work rather than the other CPU or programmer. It could really help... more
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