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One of the rarest Commodore machines, the C65. Perhaps 200 (+?) total were made and used internally for testing and sent to sales organizations to evaluate. The design was basically done and ready for production, but was never built in volume - if I remember correctly, the sales orgs found that the compatibility with the C64 was good, but not quite good enough.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_65
3.54 Mhz 4510 CPU (6502 derivative); 3.5 times as fast as a C64
VIC-3: 256 colors of 4096 up to 640x200; 640x400x16 colors, 1280x200x16; 80x25 text
Blitter
Genlockable
Dual SID audio chips (stereo sound)
128K expandable to 8MB, 128K ROM
Updated Basic (10)
880K 3.5" floppy + port for external fast 3.5" drive (1581). 1541 drives can be connected

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It's ultimate destination (when she no longer needs/wants it) will be the Computer History Museum.
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Deluxe Paint I source now open via +Computer History Museum​​ and EA. Please consider donating to support this work
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Profesional Techniques for Deluxe Paint III [1989] (Re-Upload in One-Piece)
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The Amiga Birthday party is still going

The next few months are going to be weird for people under 40. There's going to be all these posts about the anniversary of the Amiga Computer and they'll all be wondering what the big deal is. I get it. If you weren't there, it's hard to appreciate what a big deal this was at the time. It's hard to appreciate a computer platform that seems like nothing more than an antiquated, rougher version of what we have today. But that's just it. A lot of what we have today we owe to a computer that came out 30 years ago and introduced or inspired many of the features and capabilities of computing platforms today.
Those of us that were there when the Amiga came out and recognized what a paradigm shift it was in personal computing were in awe. It was personal computing's flying car moment. That moment when we realized we were actually going to get to live in the future that computing had promised since it's introduction.
So the next time your old geezer IT friend starts waxing poetic about the Amiga Days, be patient and listen. They're retelling a part of history.

#Amiga   #Commodore   #Amiga30   #Computing   #History  
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Amiga Corp, and Commodore-Amiga together on stage, 30 years later.
+ewhac will undoubtedly have better pictures because his camera was nice compared to my phone.  And we kept running into each other unintentionally because the venue was so small, but it was all good.  It's funny because almost no one associates me with all of the Amiga products I've worked on, even though they've seen me at DevCons and AmiExpos and in pictures with the luminaries or in online discussions over the decades with them on technical issues with weird integration issues or hardware timing or just plain Amiga OS bugs. I've always been just kinda the weird guy in the background, but this time, not so much with my bright blue hair, a nice bright party shirt and surrounded by wonderful people I've met in the past and reconnected with (=RJ= was a damned riot and stole the show many many times).  I was brought to tears as we gave Lorraine Morse a standing ovation, and silently mourned Jay, Dave, and Rob for not making it to see this wonderful event.

As much as they wanted to make people believe this was to continue, it was a wake to me, a final goodbye, and a fond farewell to 30 years of STILL getting email for some of the stuff I worked on.  My path changed after the attempt to put together the 15th anniversary in Atlanta ended up not panning out, and by then, I was pretty much running solely under emulation for when I wanted to go back and revisit those heydays of the past.  I realized that there's no formal list anywhere of the items I worked on, so I'll include it here:

Creative Microsystem, Inc (CMI) 14MHz 68000 Accelerator
Progressive Peripherals and Software (PP&S) 3-D Professional/Animation Station/Ray Tracer package
CMI Multiport Board - RS232 Serial/NCR5380 SCSI/Parallel/RS422
Supra A500 NCR5380 SCSI controller (CMI contract)
Preferred Technologies Nexus NCR5380 SCSI/Memory controller (DigiFeX contract)
DigiFeX Interact Appletalk RS422
California Access Compact Disc driver and GUI interface
Computer System Associates (CSA) A2000 40/4 Magnum MC68040 SRAM/Memory/NCR5380 SCSI/Parallel/RS422 single board computer
CSA 12 Gauge MC68030 33MHz or 50MHz/Memory/NCR5380 SCSI
Cryogenic Software SCSITools for standard RDB for CSA, Nexus, CMI SCSI
Macrosystem WarpEngine A3000/A4000 MC68040 33 or 40MHz/Memory/NCR53c710 SCSI
NetBSD-Amiga port code.

Then the Amiga died when Commodore went bankrupt, and was formally dead to me after we got the phone call that Jay had passed.

So today was a celebration of that past, and a solemn reminder of how a few individuals can make such a powerful impact on your life.

They gave us the platform, which we expanded and they continued to improve, creating an entire ecosystem for people like me to make a complete living off of developing products that others sold and made tons of money off of us, hiring people to build, package and distribute them to the computer stores and mail order houses to be bought by the wonderful users.  Occasionally ending up in a magazine in ads and reviews, and even sometimes insanely successful or a complete failure.

Thank you CATS and Commodore people for the great work you did for us.  All of our DNA lives in the various products today that took decades for the PC and Mac markets to finally catch up with and surpass.  I can only hope that eventually what we learned from all of these years gets rid of the useless bloat of the current operating systems (this was ranted about and I agree with) and that we will soon end up with smooth and stable systems that are super-fast, easy to program, and help us become more productive in the future.
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Solution: create another language and get everyone to convert to it!  Problem: need to compile new language to JS to deal with compatibility... forever
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Dug out one of the two A3000+ machines which ever had a working DSP (A3000+ = AA aka AGA chipset, onboard 4091-class SCSI, etc). See also
https://plus.google.com/106186763111547737548/posts/QoeDG9o2C2G #amiga30 #amiga
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Now, that's a poster I'd frame....
Still can't find Kent Polk, who I bet would get a sad-kick out of it, or even Ty Sarna.  The decline of Usenet use is a real pain sometimes ;/
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Note: this A3000+ board isn't one of the 3 that had DSPs on them... (still need to hunt some more in my basement for mine!)
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All Kent Polk's work.  I didn't even know it existed until I (once again) went googling after him.  The patent ... the paper.  No idea.  I was just a code monkey half a continent away....  Nice to know some of it still survives.
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Old friends ... Jim Mackraz, Hedley Davis, Johann George at Amiga30 #amiga30 #amiga
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I had forgotten how much fun Jim was to listen to....
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Seconded and thirded! An absolute blast.
 
I want to thank the Amiga30 organizers again, from all of the Amiga crew, for having done this event! It was so very wonderful reconnecting with the Amiga family.

We laughed, hugged, cried, and laughed some more.

Thank you again!
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With a C64 emulator and an Amiga emulator built-in, apparently (assuming this isn't a prank, of course).
UK-only for now. Has 5.5" 1080p display, 8-core processor, built-in C64 emulator.
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I want one !!!
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Interesting. A bunch of work to do, but promising. There also have been talks about piggybacking SCTP setup with the DTLS handshakes, for example.
 
Google's Ian Swett discussing QUIC and WebRTC data channels at Boston +WebRTC Meetup. 
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  • Mozilla Corporation
    Principal Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Commodore International
    OS Group Lead, 1988 - 1994
  • Scala Broadcast Multimedia
    Sr. Software Engineer, 1994 - 1998
  • Worldgate Communications
    Directory of Network Protocols, 1998 - 2011
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    Programmer, 1984 - 1986
  • GE CR&D contractor
    Software Engineer, 1986 - 1987
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