[HacDC:Blabber] [Fwd: [dorkbotdc-blabber] Pacman MAME Rom Color Prom editing]

Andrew Q Righter q at theqlabs.com
Thu May 14 00:41:00 EDT 2009


OO sweet, someone teach me AVR ASM! I would love to reverse some AVRs.

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Daniel Klaussen <daniel at klaussen.com>wrote:

> Teach them ATMEL AVR assembly and put them to good use!
>
> Create an application for an Andriod phone.  Get dirty and learn to
> modify one of the device drivers or kernel components.
>
> Create and voicexml voice game hosted on voxeo (free to prototype) and
> served up with the google app engine (scales BIG from day one.)  This
> is the kind of thing their peers will be blown away by.  "Here, dial
> this number and play this really cool game I wrote last weekend."  The
> phone is the new PC.
>
> On May 9, 2009, at 12:05 PM, Alberto Gaitán wrote:
>
> > Hear hear!
> >
> >
> >
> > On 5/9/09 8:25 AM, R. Mark Adams, Ph.D. wrote:
> >> >Does anyone really want a return to the 70's?
> >> >
> >> Well, given skyrocketing gas prices, a major recession, and what
> >> looks likely to be the (finally) end of an unpopular war, I think
> >> we are already there... :-)
> >> I, for one, look back on my days learning to program in machine
> >> language on a 6502-based single-board KIM-1 with real fondness.  In
> >> fact, so much so that my two girls are learning how a computer
> >> works using a very similar 6800-based Heathkit "Learning
> >> Microprocessors" system.  What a way to _really_ understand what is
> >> going on in that darn beige box!
> >> In may ways, the loss of that kind of deep connection with the
> >> hardware is a major blow to general computer education, IMHO.
> >> Thanks!
> >> -Mark
> >> Alberto Gaitan wrote:
> >>> Well, thanks for the mildly condescending, if entertaining,
> >>> rebuff. :-)
> >>>
> >>> This message was originally posted to DorkbotDC's Blabber list. The
> >>> questioner is an artist, not an engineer. The whole point of the
> >>> piece
> >>> he's creating is to repurpose crusty old tech. In his case he's not
> >>> revisiting anything. He's coming to it fresh and looking to those
> >>> that
> >>> have been there, have the tee shirt, and skipped the 30-year reunion
> >>> for a little guidance. Art does not need to be useful, unlike
> >>> engineering so I understand if his motivation is potentially
> >>> misunderstood by some.
> >>>
> >>> If you've burned out staring at (poorly?) disassembled ROMs, then
> >>> you're not the Yoda he's looking for. I forwarded it to the HacDC
> >>> list
> >>> in case there was anyone here that could help.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for the bandwidth,
> >>>
> >>> Alberto
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 5:49 PM, Daniel R. Haney
> >>> <std at salvarsan.org> wrote:
> >>>> (cough!)
> >>>>
> >>>> Gentlemen,
> >>>>
> >>>> I started programming in Z80 assembly language when it was current
> >>>> and I enjoyed it.
> >>>> In late 70's and early 80's technology,  Z80asm was apt.
> >>>> The world moved past it.
> >>>>
> >>>> Does anyone really want a return to the 70's?
> >>>>
> >>>> (crickets)
> >>>>
> >>>> While it's amusing to see hand-crufted return address munging
> >>>> in 8-bit code or note that the disassembler missed a data phase
> >>>> and emitted three consecutive ops where the accumulator is
> >>>> Xor'd with itself ... no thanks.
> >>>>
> >>>> Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, skipped the 30 year
> >>>> reunion.
> >>>>
> >>>> -drh
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Andrew Q Righter wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> I'm guessing you never coded a Tetris-style game or Physics
> >>>> answers into
> >>>> your little TI calculator. That was ... well 10 years ago now for
> >>>> me. (holy
> >>>> shit I'm old)
> >>>>
> >>>> -Q
> >>>>
> >>>> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 3:50 PM, Dan Barlow
> >>>> <dan.r.barlow at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Jason Duerstock <
> evilmoo+hacdc at gmail.com <evilmoo%2Bhacdc at gmail.com>
> >>>>> >
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>> I do not think that means what you think it means.
> >>>>>> Jason
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Daniel R. Haney <std at salvarsan.org
> >>>>>> >
> >>>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>>> Is anyone else here surprised by the recrudescence of 30 yr
> >>>>>>> old Z-80
> >>>>>>> assembly language?
> >>>>> Damn kids!  Get off my lawn! :)
> >>>>> -Dan Barlow (learned to program on a teletype with punched tape
> >>>>> storage)
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