What do you use your Beeb for

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What do you use your Beeb for

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I wonder what people do with their beebs?
Is it just gaming and general poking around or you have some interesting/specific uses for it?
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programming the 6502 chip
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Public demonstration of teletext and telesoftware.
Various teletext things including a web based teletext editor which can export as mode 7 screens.
Join the Teletext Discord for teletext chat.
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Archiving stuff. :lol:
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Taking to shows to demo it and testing my games on :)
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Self-inflicted bouts of nostalgia ...
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Learning C.
Adventure Language on GitHub
Atom, issue 5, YARRB + video noise killer
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Learning to program and understanding more about the hardware and OS.
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Tinkering and building hardware expansions. \:D/

The Master, Master Compact and Electron I mostly use for gather dust :-
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Avoiding real life!
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Checking whether demo effects I’ve developed in an emulator work on real hardware, and also occasional disc archiving and other bits and bobs.
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dominicbeesley wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:20 pm
Avoiding real life!
Like!
Adventure Language on GitHub
Atom, issue 5, YARRB + video noise killer
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dominicbeesley wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:20 pm
Avoiding real life!
This pretty much sums it up, I think! :lol:
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Learning 'old' languages (comal/pascal/bcpl/forth etc) and writing my own varients ... tinkering with the hardware!

(Writing in C/C++/Java/Python/Erlang/Elixir is fun too on modern/embedded hardware but 80's retro has a certain quality all its own too ...)
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colinhoad wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:54 am
dominicbeesley wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:20 pm
Avoiding real life!
This pretty much sums it up, I think! :lol:
Indeed!! :lol: =D>
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