Bought an old C=64 "home computer". Old model no less, with older version of the kickass SID chip. No PSU or cabling, just the keyboard-and-mainboard-combined bread-box unit, which doesn't bother me one bit since I only need a second C64 for spare parts (in case I happen to fry the CIA or the SID chip while connecting the audio-out to an amp).
I'm planning to do some assembly hacking on it, maybe write some software to drive a small LCD panel (1 or 2 rows or so), possibly some small music experiments with the SID. I'll definitely experiment with blowing a new ROM for it :-) Since I don't have a PAL monitor (or room for one, for that matter), I'll have to do the programming bit on my PC and run tests using VICE. Which isn't a problem either, since VICE seems to do a decent job emulating a serial port. The only problem is that LCD panels with a serial interface cost an arm and a leg...
Hacked a simple vblank interrupt yesterday, but I suspect
that it won't provide enough precision to play music with,
so maybe I'll implement the BogoMIPS loop in 6510 asm next
Did I hint that I have one? I don't. Kaapo & Attila (our two budgies) are happy, considering that the days are getting a lot shorter than they were in June. Not that you're interested, anyway.