Monthly Archives: April 2012

Modding

Turning on my old Amiga

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I’m in Sicily, at my parents’ home, for Easter holidays. It’s time to wake up my old Amiga 500, which has been sleeping under a cellophane in the garage for the last fifteen years. It’s everything where I left it: the Amiga 500, the original two button mouse, the Commodore 1084S RGB monitor, a joystick, […]

Amiga 500 system

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Where it all began

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Back in the late eighties, when the world of personal computers was¬†populated by ugly noisy monochrome pieces of junk, the Commodore Amiga – with its multitasking windowed OS, powerful CPU, stunning audio and graphics provided by a dedicated chipset –¬†was like a time machine pushing yourself a decade further. The Amiga was my first personal […]