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How often do you visit anycpu.org?
Daily! 70%  70%  [ 7 ]
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Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:54 pm
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It's been a bit quiet here lately - perhaps because it's summertime for most of us - but I was just wondering how often people stop by.

Here's the link I use: Anycpu new posts and I do use it every day.

While we're here, though, where else do you look for homebrew computers and homebrew CPUs? Do you have many RSS feeds? Perhaps Hackaday?

Where else do you post your electronic experiments, if anywhere? Maybe you use twitter, or Hackaday.io? Or your own hand-crafted website?


Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:07 am

Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:03 am
Posts: 285
Location: California
I check this forum several times a day. Usually there's nothing new, so it just takes a second.

BigEd wrote:
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It's been a bit quiet here lately - perhaps because it's summertime for most of us - but I was just wondering how often people stop by.

I like many of your interesting posts on computer history, but don't usually have anything to say, so it may look quiet, but the "views" number goes up.

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While we're here, though, where else do you look for homebrew computers and homebrew CPUs? Do you have many RSS feeds? Perhaps Hackaday?

I check all of these several times a day:

  • AnyCPU.org
  • http://forum.6502.org/
  • http://bradsprojects.com/forum/index.php
  • http://forum.hp41.org/ (regarding the HP-41 calculator/computer)
  • http://hpmuseum.org/forum/ (mostly only "General Forum" and "Not remotely HP Calculators," occasionally another one or two) regarding calculators
hpmuseum is the most active, followed by 6502.org. I only go to Hackaday if someone links to it on one of the forums, or if I get a notification that someone else posted in a page I posted on. I also go to the google+ 6502 pages when you post indexes of new articles.

I'm on several Yahoo forums, but they're pretty dormant. I'm on:
  • Rob Finch's bc cpu forum,
  • 6502ag
  • Apple II
  • c64
  • fig-forth-uk
  • forthintherealworld
  • piclist
These all email you every time there's a new post, so there's no need to check frequently. A disadvantage with that however is that things are not as nicely categorized as they are on phpBB forums, and once you post, you cannot make corrections, because it's already mailed out. The 6502ag forum was ruined by spammers years ago, which is where my strong commitment to keep forums clean came from. I saw first-hand how a nicely running forum was destroyed. 6502ag is still there, but traffic died down to near zero because of the bad taste left in everyone's mouths by the spammers, and it never recovered. It didn't help that Yahoo had problems for a couple of years making it look like there was no interest when really people were unable to post. Now it goes months without a post. I'm often the only one starting new topics, then interest is sometimes aroused and people will respond.

The fb 6502 Programming group is kind of lame, not because of the people, but just that fb does not allow formatting like you need for code, is not searchable, records can hardly be considered permanent, etc..

I tried a few others like EEWeb, but they took too much time because the range of subjects was much broader than my interests.

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Where else do you post your electronic experiments, if anywhere? Maybe you use twitter, or Hackaday.io? Or your own hand-crafted website?

Not much of my own projects yet (although that should be coming, time allowing), but I enjoy writing for my website http://wilsonminesco.com/ . I've been trying to finish up another major feature for it [Edit: done], about the size of the 6502 primer, and I have more things lined up for after that. The website is mostly on the 6502 microprocessor, plus a little material on the HP-41 calculator/computer, PIC16 microcontrollers, and even my slide rules I used before calculators.

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Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:24 am WWW

Joined: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:40 pm
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Location: Huntsville, AL
BigEd:

I check this forum at least daily if not more often. Like Garth, I check primarily to see if you or another forum member has posted an interesting link to a retro computer, or if Rob had posted something on his projects. My time is limited, and I don't pursue too many non-6502 projects that would be suitable for this site rather than 6502.org.

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Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:56 pm

Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:38 pm
Posts: 44
For sites touching on this one I have (sub)forums on amigacoding.de natami.net apollo-core.com fpgaarcade.com majsta.com minimig.net.
Neither of which are all that active.


Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:24 pm

Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:11 am
Posts: 114
Location: Norway/Japan
Daily.

I also have a few other forums on my daily list: 6502.org, parallax, vintage-computer, and one or two more. Hackaday I only visit if there's a link to there from this forum or one of the others. I don't use RSS. I don't normally subscribe to topics - my mailbox is too heavily flooded as is.


Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:32 am

Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:54 pm
Posts: 1644
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Thanks for the responses and pointers!

Let me add my own habits... I visit four forums daily - anycpu, 6502, stardot, and hp museum. I have stacks of RSS feeds but many of them are extremely low volume. I also use Google+ every day - they have a thing called Communities and I'm subscribed to quite a number. One stands out - the Retro Computing community. You'll see posts there about homebrew things and things about historical computers too. I post fairly often.

I'm on a few mailling lists, not all of which I actually keep up with. The cbm-hackers and BBC Micro lists are two that I do keep up with.

With André Fachat I write a weekly post on a 6502 topic, on gplus, and as Garth notes we also now post a monthly summary of those over on the 6502 forum.

(One thing social media gets right is the reinforcement of posting activity - if you post something popular you get to know it's liked. I find that works well, which is why I'm happy to see a sprinkling of encouraging but content-free responses in forums - such responses don't improve the state of human knowledge but they do improve the feedback loop from reader to poster.)

Here's a blogroll of sites with a Retro Computing aspect from my RSS feeds:
http://www.righto.com/
http://www.pagetable.com/
http://www.uelectronics.info/
http://perspectives.mvdirona.com/
http://programmablehardware.blogspot.com/
http://jmp.no/blog/
http://www.willegal.net/blog
https://fgiesen.wordpress.com/
http://blog.tynemouthsoftware.co.uk/
http://jefftranter.blogspot.com/
http://trixter.oldskool.org/
http://www.asciimation.co.nz/bb
http://c65gs.blogspot.com/
http://thegaragelab.com/
http://whats.all.this.brouhaha.com/
http://quinndunki.com/blondihacks
http://xania.org/?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss
http://6502micros.blogspot.com/
http://www.mos6502.com/
http://brianbenchoff.wordpress.com/
http://www.vintagecomputing.com/
http://retrocomputingnews.com/
http://uebersquirrel.blogspot.co.uk/
http://randomvariations.com/


Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:03 am

Joined: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:19 pm
Posts: 25
Depending on how busy I am, I drop in here from once a week to 2-3 times a week. I've been busy lately. There are a lot of threads I need to catch up on.

At 6502.org I have an email alert set up to notify me of new posts in the "Forth" category.

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