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The PCsr is presented here as a rare specimen of a 1980s-era home computer. Yeah, yeah, so it never existed until now. This one started as an 8mm film editor spotted in a junk shop. It cried out for a screen replacement and computer installation. The fiddliest part of the whole thing was clearly going […]

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I’m continuing to work on repairing my antique television, which I began documenting here. There are a few good resources for television repair, such as Notes on the Troubleshooting and Repair of Television Sets. The wonderful thing about televisions is that they’re basically big oscilloscopes, so you can frequently use what’s on the screen as […]

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I have a thing for old televisions and cabinet stereos, and by a narrow margin, old televisions are the lesser of two evils. With evil, in this case, being measured in square feet. Perhaps that’s why I have two old televisions and try to remain content with only one cabinet stereo.

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I have long been meaning to work on some 8-track related projects. At long last intention grew to overpower inertia and I went looking for some raw materials. I was met with some surprises. First, in the hiatus since I last went looking for old gear, many of my usual haunts have ceased to exist: […]