UPDATE on event....Re: VIC-20 Tweeting
- An update on this event can be found on this forum
While we mentioned this was using a serial host to access Twitter, it was proven to be the case in this forum by someone who visited there. You can view the pics from one of the posting on there too.
This does not have a Twitter client app running on this as does the C64 using Breadbox64 Twitter app.
And the person who made the demonstration, 'sydbolton' keeps trying to rationalize his case --funny
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Christian Liendo <christian_liendo@...> wrote:
- As 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