Archive for the ‘Rubbish Dump’ Category

* Migration of Nightfall Blog to New Server *

September 30th, 2009 1 comment

MigrationPlease update your Bookmarks / RSS to the new web address:

Tulip Computers is bankrupt

September 13th, 2009 No comments

tulipcomputerscommodoreNetfield previously known as Tulip went bankrupt on September 3rd 2009. Netfield / Tulip was the holder of the name Commodore.

Tulip bought the remains of Commodore from Escom in 1997 and was involved in the C64-DTV project.


32.5 Degrees Celsius in my Computer Room ;-(

August 2nd, 2009 No comments

32.5 Degrees Celsius in my Room
I hate summer. I can’t wait for it be over. I hate the hot weather, I hate bugs!!! They scare me so much. Fall is my favorite season followed very closely by Winter. I am thinking of moving to the North Pole.

8-bit arcade classics are back, in Lego form

July 3rd, 2009 No comments

This is absolutely brilliant – a handful of classic arcade games animated in Lego. I’m particularly fond of the B & W Asteroids rendition at 2:05.


JoyStick Suncom TAC-2 USB

June 12th, 2009 2 comments

Suncom TAC-2 USBThis is a really nice project for get a usb in a Suncom TAC-2 JoyStick.


Added 3 new WebLinks *updated*

June 1st, 2009 No comments

Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009

April 24th, 2009 No comments

This is a old post on , but it’s always nice to read.

from WebDesignerDepot:

A Graphical User Interface (GUI for short) allows users to interact with the computer hardware in a user friendly way.

Over the years a range of GUI’s have been developed for different operating systems such as OS/2, Macintosh, Windowsamiga, Linux, Symbian OS, and more.

We’ll be taking a look at the evolution of the interface designs of the major operating systems since the 80’s.

I should mention that this article showcases only the significant advances in GUI design (not operating system advances) and also not all of the graphical user interfaces and operating systems existing today.


Nightfall Blog, port 53000 is now Deprecated!

April 6th, 2009 No comments

The Nightfall Blog from this evening is listening on port 80, the old port 53000 is deprecated. Please update your Bookmarks

We’re back online!

April 1st, 2009 No comments

Hello, as you may notice, we’re back online! A bit late, but… better late than never…

The reason for the delay was a UPS Battery Problems, which needed some time to locate and fix it.

Jan Derogee (1541 III) third Film (Non promotional, but disk related)

March 25th, 2009 No comments

Testing for Hidden Power BBS (2 Nodes Telnet) *updated*

March 19th, 2009 6 comments

Hidden Power TelnetHi all!, after 13 years we are back Online via Telnet.

The Hidden Power BBS is working with all the statistics (bullettins) and calls (callerslog) of a time, and nothing was removed, all accounts (login / password / nup / telnet login) are the same as 13 years ago.

If you want to try, Click the Magic Link on the upper right corner (you need Java Macromedia Flash for the FlashTerm Telnet Client).

Hardware used:
  • Amiga 1200.
  • 64mb FastRam.
  • 2mb ChipRam.
  • 60gb 2.5″ IDE HD (DH0: FFS / DH1: SFS).
  • Phase5 Blizzard 1230 IV (68030 / 50mhz)
  • Kick 3.1 (blizzKicked ;-D).
  • IDE-Fix Express Splitter / Express Adapter.
  • Indivision AGA 1200 (FlickerFixer).

The PASSWORD of Telnet D00r (fake Unix login) is: area51 / nup: oldskool

The “Retr0bright” Project

March 16th, 2009 No comments

the retr0bright projectHow to deal with the “not-so-mellow yellow” of old computers and consoles

Anyone who has dug their old computer or console out of the cupboard or loft for some retro gaming will probably have noticed that it maybe hasn’t worn too well with the test of time. The plastics these machines were made of is called ABS and to make it flame retardant (just in case it catches fire after a marathon session) the plastics manufacturers added chemicals that caused the plastic turn yellow or, even worse, brown over a long period of time.

source: (Amiga Workbench Web)

March 7th, 2009 No comments

Amiga WEBIt’s a old website but it’s always great to visit.


Classic Java Retro-Games Online

January 25th, 2009 No comments

Popular Retro-Games from the Eighties and Early Nineties online.

source: c64 games nes games gameboy games mastersystem games dos  games

Vector Commodore Logo

January 24th, 2009 No comments

 This is a nice Commodore Logo from Robert Hurst VIC-20 homepage, i have vectorialized it in some formats (svg,eps,pdf).

Download PNG (original): Commodore Logo (669) - 16.1 KB

Download SVG: Commodore Logo (643) - 21.27 KB

Download PDF: Commodore Logo (685) - 22.66 KB

Download EPS: Commodore Logo (718) - 21.98 KB