I have been ever so slowly working on that 6502 project kit from Ben Eater. So far the hardest and most frustrating part is with stripping and cutting the wires. I an straight up ready to consider ditiching everything and buying bulk breadboard jumpers; yes that's going to cost a lotta money, but it's tedious and frustrating to fight on the measuring, stripping, and laying part.
I've been looking into many other 6502 stuff as well tho! Once I get this little kit woprking, I want to design and build my own ATX-compadible 6502 computer board. Everything from getting power with an ATX power supply, to fittingin a standard ATX case, to even having expansion card slots on it. I have already decided on a few features on how I want to set things up;
- It will be an ISA standard (and you can buy 8-bit slots on Digi-Key/Mouser as of late Sept. 2022)
- There will be a PS/2 Keyboard port
- CompactFlash support; I know people tend to prefer SD cards, but I don't. I prefer the size, weight, and connectivity of a CompactFlash card. Also, it can work directly with the IDE standard, which means if I can get CompactFlash to work, I can work on getting other IDE devices to work.
- VGA support? that seems to be a controversal one for the 6502. IF I get it, it'll be low res and might not be on the board; ISA card only
- RS-232. This seems common and easy enough. I've saved a few instructions I've seen online for this.
Anyways, i've been lost in the world of 6502 computing this past month. between this, work, and the hype of having friends come over at the end of the month, I've been rather preoccupied. Here, just for you followers; a new Never the Dragon certified image.
I bought that Ben Eater guy's 6502 computer, it's in the mail. Once it gets here I'm gonna follow his videos and try to build it myself. I've already seen the videos once, gopnna rewatch them again while I wait for the package, and then a third time as I build it. Very excitied!!
I've also redownloaded all the stuff I need to do GameBoy Assembly again on my new computer, so I'm gonna mess around with that as well. Still need to get THAT page set up on my website. ..
ALSO! There's a NEW SITE floating around the internet! Based off an old GeoCities Site, this is a project that I've wanted to revive into the modern world (:
Long Time No Update!! I was very busy durring the month of June, and I spent all of July working on moving across 5 towns (didn't have internet that whole month either :( Turned off the old at the end of June and didn't get the new til a few days ago)! Big move. Lots of things happened durring that time, and none of them were on here ): BUT! now things have settled down, I'm done with the moving process into a MUCH better place in a MUCH better town, and I can devote time again to enriching my website experience for y'all UwU
Durring the move, a friend sold me her old computer; She thought the Motherboard had died, and didn't want it anymore. However it turned out to be the CPU, which I didn't find out til I bought a new board, found out the BOIS didn't support 7th gen Intel yet, grabbed a cheap 6th gen Pentium to update the BIOS, and then realized the Pentium is the only working CPU for both my new board and Lenna's old board. Now I have a nice RTX 2060 paired with a 6th Gen Pentium. Graphics look great but basic things are slow. But hey; It's nicer than my last PC, which was a Core2Duo laptop :#
I'm working on reorganizing my electronic storage, as now I have twice as much room, can support twice as many cabnets, and can spread everything out farther! It's been a nice experience, expecially having much more room to work on projects. the only issue, is I don't have a table itself #: Everything's set up on the floor, It's all in place where it belongs, but sadly my tiny old work table didn"t survive the move. Once mopney settles down, I'm gonna find me a woodworker to get a custom-sized worktable made; I'm lookin' for two 3'x5' tables made that are 36" tall, not the usual 30" like the adverage table is. I'm a tall creature, I want the leg room and back support a taller table offers.
All in all, Auguat is looking to be a great month. Now that July is gone, along with its stress with tight money and packing/moving/unpacking hassles, I can finally breathe and be myself. Things are looking great, and I hope things are going well for y'all too C:
Hey I gave the FURSONA part of my website the full update it deserves!!!
Origonally, I planned on tackling the Bio/History sections, something that has been blank for many years. But when I started that, I realized that I needed to modernize the pages to match my new site theme. And in order to do that, I had to update all the other current files. Which meant making a whole new CSS sheet, as well as reformating every page :( But hey! I did that! And oh BOY does the FURSONA site feel so much better (: (: (:
Now um. .. I never did actually get to making the entries for Bio/History on each fursona. .. unfortunally. However! Check out the images pages! They're streamlined to fit nicer, AND they're color-coded by popular-to-my artists too! (Popular as in there are a few that I have commissioned many, many times :P). They should all work no problem for Desktop/Tablet/Phone, however the NAV bar still is a little weird on Tablet/Phone, but that's also the same for the home site. haven't cared enough to patch that.
My site overhaul should be complete! I have modified everything to match a plesant theme, while also being it's own area :) Everyone has a NAV BAR (that also always stays on top), and all the backend code is unified for easier editing.
ART home page is now there! It's still not glamourus, but hey it's much better than the previous trash (: Also the Buttons and Icons pages are finished! They're also responsive to page sizes, instead of being a fixed width/height; no more oversized icons on large browser windows.
CODE has been redefined! It's now a bit more easier to navigate, and I have also added in empty pages so that the site doesn't break with dead links. I still have to populate the pages, but hey, it's progress.
FURSONA! I didn't change much since the last update, just fixed a few broken links and fixed the NAV BAR to always show
And now the big one: HDPE. If you notice, that site hasn't changed nor updated to my newer site style. That was intentional! it has a unique feel and I wanna keep that feel (: HDPE gets to stay as it is, and this isn't a bad thing.
I still have a lot left to do with my site! Again, it is always evolving and growing, but this backend overhaul will make it easier and faster in the long run :) Thanks for being awesome and checking out my site