Another RetroChallenge grinds to a shuddering halt, and there's actually a fair bit to write home about... as usual, several entrants didn't make it out of the gate and a few were struck down mid-stride, but there were enough success stories that deciding who gets the coveted RetroChallenge Mouse Pad will be no easy task. Here are the highlights:
* Wily RC veteran Wgoodf managed to complete a pair of unlikely hardware hacks: the Pet Audio Data Loading Thingy for the Commodore PET and the Retro-Sketcher for the Dragon 32
* Gavo's RetroBaud BBS (Warp6 running on an emulated Apple II) was a lot of fun... the results of his door games compo are as follows: MicroBandit - Wgoodf; Rock Paper Scissors - Luddite; Leeches - the board beat everyone.
* After a bit of trial and error MacMan successfully fitted his PowerBook 520c with a Compact Flash drive.
* Urbancamo's VAX-centric blog provides some great observations on programming and using the VAXstation 4000/90 as a daily driver.
* PrintStar went for a hat-trick with his Rainbow Disk Imaging Tools; uIP port and Rainbow 100 web server.
* Macflyer's exclusive use of a Mac Plus for University work and reviews of assorted old school word processors were a trip down memory lane.
* Billdeg put together a spectacular video demo of his Y2k-compliant Apple II Biorythm program.
I'll announce the winners in the next few days... stay tuned!
*** I'm a bit too lazy to paste the links here... go to http://retrochallenge.net
for the point-and-click version