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Here you can find selected photos, graphics and screenshots featured on my blog posts and this site. Sharing the images unmodified is free and encouraged, just please link back to this site. Thanks!

iCade cabinet for iPads

iCade cabinet for iPads

I found this iCade cabinet from flea market for 4 €. Then I got the idea of resurrecting some old software that I wrote in 80's, and start a blog about it.

My Lastucase iPhone back cover

My Lastucase iPhone back cover

I'm obviously fond of this little guy So much that I use him as my avatar and insignia. Here I used him on my phone back cover. He is a pixel graphic video game character called Arttu (a diminutive Finnish form corresponding to the name Arthur). To me he represents A-quality work even when working with limited resources. The story of Arttu is the story of how I became a programmer in the first place, chronicled in the blog.

Mystery machine

Mystery machine

More about this thing later...

ARTTU for Oric-1

ARTTU for Oric-1

ARTTU: single-level simple platform game written in BASIC

Huimapää Jake for Oric-1

Huimapää Jake for Oric-1

Three-level platform game, still in BASIC

Huimapää Jake Level 3

Huimapää Jake Level 3

Huimapää Jake Level 1

Huimapää Jake Level 1

Little Knight Arthur for C64

Little Knight Arthur for C64

Loading Screen

Little Knight Arthur for C64

Little Knight Arthur for C64

Programmed in machine language. See the elements carried from original BASIC game, such as shield and spiders.

Level 3 of Little Knight Arthur

Level 3 of Little Knight Arthur

Level 2 of Little Knight Arthur

Level 2 of Little Knight Arthur

Level 4 of Little Knight Arthur

Level 4 of Little Knight Arthur

Level 5 of Little Knight Arthur

Level 5 of Little Knight Arthur

Level 7 of Little Knight Arthur

Level 7 of Little Knight Arthur

This level closely resembles the original single level of ARTTU for Oric-1

Level 6 of Little Knight Arthur

Level 6 of Little Knight Arthur

Oric-1 unboxing

Oric-1 box

Oric-1 box

Ordered by mail and delivered from UK to Finland in 1983. Box has suffered some wear and tear, it's been over three decades after all.

Oric-1 box

Oric-1 box

From top. Proudly listing features of this British microcomputer.

Oric-1 box

Oric-1 box

Bottom side

Oric-1 box

Oric-1 box

Underside

Oric-1 box

Oric-1 box

Sleeve removed, styrofoam suffered over the years and repaired with some tape.

Oric-1 box opened

Oric-1 box opened

Oric-1 box opened

Oric-1 box opened

Oric-1 box contents

Oric-1 box contents

Some cables are missing, and power supply plug is loose from cable.

Oric-1 microcomputer

Oric-1 microcomputer

The Keys are a bit uncomfortable, but all of them are still working. They give a clear tactile and audible response to pressing, but are slippery. No umlaut characters on this keyboard.

Oric-1 PSU up close

Oric-1 PSU up close

9 V DC out, about 5.4 A, cable plug broken loose due repeated inserting and removing. Oric-1 does not have power switch.

Oric-1 and BASIC Programming Manual

Oric-1 and BASIC Programming Manual

Underside view. Speaker grille and reset switch slot are visible. Rubber feet keep the light machine firmly in place while typing or playing games.

Oric-1 ports

Oric-1 ports

From left to right: RF TV-out, RGB monitor port, cassette+audio I/O, printer port, expansion port, and power socket. Manual lists the pins.

Oric-1 and BASIC Programming Manual

Oric-1 and BASIC Programming Manual

Oric-1 BASIC Programming Manual

Front cover

Front cover

Cover page

Cover page

Friendly introduction

Friendly introduction

Setting the computer up

Setting the computer up

Setup instructions

Setup instructions

Concise but sufficient

Introduction to BASIC

Introduction to BASIC

Oric-1 Hello World

Oric-1 Hello World

Classic Oric sound effects

Classic Oric sound effects

Sound and music commands

Sound and music commands

Bitmap graphics

Bitmap graphics

Graphics programming requires binary-decimal conversion skills.

Redefining characters

Redefining characters

Graphics modes

Graphics modes

Processor model and opcode set

Processor model and opcode set

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Level 5 of Little Knight Arthur