July 2023

CP/M resources

A landing page for my various CP/M articles and utilities.

Categories: Z80, retrocomputing

They don't make 'em like that any more: a paean to the Cowon D2 DAB

The Cowon D2 DAB was a media player ahead of its time. There was nothing like it in 2005, and there still isn't.

Categories: TDMTLTAM

Getting to grips with JMS shared subscriptions

Shared subscriptions are a 'new' feature in JMS, that seems to be poorly understood, particularly in a clustered environment. In this article, I explain how shared subscriptions are supposed to work, and what the implications are for load sharing and fault tolerance.

Categories: middleware

They don't make 'em like that any more: The Philips Pronto remote control

The Pronto offers a salutary lesson in how an excellent product can die, leaving a gaping hole in the market that nobody wants to fill.

Categories: TDMTLTAM

Adding a floppy disk controller to my RC2014 Z80 system

No 80s computer is complete without the chucka-chucka-chucka sound of a floppy disk drive doing its thing.

Categories: electronics, Z80, retrocomputing