16382Re: [midatlanticretro] UPDATE on event....Re: VIC-20 Tweeting
- Feb 26, 2010As noted by Dan .... I looked at the thread just now and user
Sydbolton's posts. He makes several statements of interest to MARCH
(each followed by my responses below.)
>>>> We are setting a record (as far as I know) for a computer with theleast resources - 5K of RAM and 1 MHz Processor - being able to Tweet.
I bet we can beat that!
> >>> It communicates through a serial port (since most vintage platformshave serial capabilities) using a simple command structure I created.
The VIC is responsible for converting the characters from "PETSCII" to
"ASCII" ...... The server side currently runs on Windows
> >>> In response to those saying this is "cheating" - I submit that Inever once claimed this was a native TCP IP situation on the VIC. I used
a small PC "box". To say it's cheating to communicate would be like
saying any wireless device that goes through a router is cheating since
a router is essentially a computer (usually) running Linux. If I put
that code into a box that was connected directly to the VIC nobody would
say anything but alas.
> >>> The bottom line? We accomplished what we set out to do. A VIC-20Tweeted
No, it didn't. It communicated with a Windows PC, and THAT system Tweeted.
> >>> We also accomplished more than I expected - we brought a GREAT DEALof attention to the beloved VIC-20
MARCH deserves that attention. Let's make something older than the C-64
natively Tweet (since the C-64 people already did that with Contiki).
And/or let's use the serial method to beat this other museum's "record"
..... we've got to respond to their challenge using an Altair or IMSAI
.... and then later our PDP-11/05 just to rub it in. :)
> An update on this event can be found on this forum
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