Vol. 1, No. 3 - July 8, 2010
This week's meeting was really fun - members enjoyed playing with a Vic-20, Amiga 500, Commodore 64, SX-64, and copying disks with the MSD Mass Duplicator.
Show and Tell
One of the favorite activities in the PDX Commodore Users Group is the ability to either watch or get up and demonstrate some Show and Tell. We had a few items to show off this meeting.
Custom Disk Sleeves
Back in the eighties, Goog created some custom disk sleeves for all his disks. Each disk has a catalog number, so he could match up the disk with the proper sleeve. The sleeve provided a place to write cheats or notes about each side of the disk. It also sported some 80's style graphics and his name printed on each one. Goog created the sleeves in his college's lithography department and printed them on a printing press. He then cut the sleeves on a die cutting machine and glued them together with a glue stick. The glue is still holding firmly to this day and is not discolored.
1701 Monitor Modification
Goog showed off his 1701 monitor modification from 1987 - he created a silkscreen of the Commodore logo and screened it onto the door of the 1701 monitor - way cool!
Comet64 Internet Modem
Members inquired more about the Comet64 Internet Modem and CommodoreServer.com.
Presentation - A Walk Through MOS Technologies
MOS Technologies Logo
Later in the night, Goog showed a cool video on his laptop showing some cool footage of MOS Technologies and other Commodore facilities where Commodore 64's were mass produced. Also included in the video were nifty shots of Commodore B-128 computers.
Members take a shot at a Space Invaders-style game, called Amoeba Invaders on the Amiga 500. We also looked at a game called Deadly Skies by Tronix on the Vic-20.