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Pocket computer for the Win
I managed to install Windows 3.1 on the old LG slider using Freebox! Now I can really be productive!
AlphaSmart 3000 word processor
I wrote an article about this device in another blog of mine. Check it out here.
cozy computing quarantine
Examining the Stack Segment
retro-mobile-gaming using Dosbox
android slider phone becomes retro-pocket-computer
This is an LG Enact,a slider phone from around 2013, one of the last phones with keyboards. The 5 row keyboard means a lot of the usual symbols are easily accessbile and makes it a great pocket-computer. I installed FreeBox which is a DosBox port that works on Android 4.4, which is what the phone […]
Using a tablet from 2012 running a version of DOSBox to learn Assembly programming with a book from the 1980s.
In a sealed big box! Visual C++ vintage big box software
How to turn your phone into a laptop
You already carry a powerful computer in your pocket! But the lack of a physical keyboard makes it more of a media consumption rather than a productivity machine. The software is all there , though. Office, Drive, photo editing apps…even terminals and programming environments. Most bluetooth keyboards are cramped and uncomfortable to use for long […]
My favorite old pocket computer … drum roll!
…is the TI-66 Programmable Calculator. It is small and light and Turing complete. The programming records key presses as well as allowing for entering instructions in an assembly-like language, so it is a great primer for learning full Assembly language programming, which is what I am doing now on my HP95LX.