Author Archives: Ponder

About Ponder

I'm a train driver from Cardiff, have been married a long time and have 4 wonderful kids... all grown up now! Warning: I tend to lose The Game a lot.

Cycle “Adventures” Volume 126

A lot of impatience rears its ugly head in this video, and a new (to me) danger is becoming apparent: corner cutters in the small hours! One clip here stands out as a bit unusual for me, and relates to … Continue reading

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USB Arcade Joystick – Complete!

The spade – spade connections weren’t very secure so out came the soldering iron. I definitely need a better one because it took ages to get the brass spades up to temperature, but it all came together in the end. … Continue reading

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USB Arcade Joystick Project

Last week I purchased a custom USB joystick interface, and with the Amiga I had a broken Kempston style joystick (cable torn/bitten/cut) so this morning I did some testing. It won’t be tidy (until I can find a way to … Continue reading

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Amiga 1200 Update – Microdrive Success!

I’ve done a lot of “playing” today. Some good and some bad has come of it. Let’s get the bad out of the way first: the left shift key doesn’t work. The problem lies in the keyboard membrane itself, which … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 125

One hundred and twenty five! Can you believe it? I made a Vlog post to accompany this one. That’s 7 minutes of unscripted monologue. Am I getting better at it? I’ll let you decide. As usual, YouTube videos are embedded, … Continue reading

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Amiga 1200 Update

I dug out an old IBM Microdrive and PCMCIA adaptor from my draw today, tried it on the Amiga but it failed to do anything (recognised but that’s all) with it so I went searching. I found the updated device … Continue reading

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Cycle “Adventures” Volume 124

Quite a varied one this time around. Lots of impatience, of course, some causing mayhem and completely blocking a street as the lights change because nobody managed to realise there wasn’t enough room to clear the junction before passing the … Continue reading

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Ko-fi

Definitely not going to spam this. Let’s see how much attention it gets from ambient visibility 😉 https://www.ko-fi.com/ponder

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LBRY and Cryptocurrency

Thanks to Dave Jones of EEVBlog I discovered the blockchain based content platform, LBRY so have been giving it a try. I signed up and went through the verification process for the rewards programme. The reason for this was because … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: Amiga 1200!

Today I took delivery, from a friend at work, of an Amiga 1200 with a LOT of other stuff included! First thing I did was test the PSU levels. All good so I connected it all up, using my less … Continue reading

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