It’s been a bit, but we’re back just in time for some Halloween fun! For the first time in years, Nate is welcoming back guests Seth and Trey to talk about some of their favorite horror films that may have been forgotten, overlooked, or underseen. Hopefully there’s a few choices here that are new to… Read More The Memory Machine #66 – Obscure Horror Recommendations
On this edition of the Memory Machine, host Nathaniel Lockhart has on prolific author, historian, and YouTube host Steve Massa to help teach us about how wide the breadth of humor truly was in the silent era. If all you know is Chaplin, Keaton, and (maybe) Harold Lloyd, prepare to be amazed at how deep… Read More The Memory Machine #65 – The Wide World of Silent Comedy
Anybody who follows this space regularly and/or listens to my podcasts know of my particular fascination with discrete logic projects, especially video games. Well, a very interesting opportunity presented itself recently when a lot of 10 arcade boards came up for auction, most of which were the TTL variety. Some pretty big names of the… Read More A Terrific TTL Treasure Trove!
This month on the Memory Machine, Nate talks with guests Dustin, Jonas and Cyo all about their adventures in vintage console and computing repair. Thrill at the exploits of fault-finding triumph! Recoil in fear over tales of leaky, exploded capacitors! Shake your head at dumb, rookie mistakes! All this and more has been carefully recorded… Read More The Memory Machine #64 – Adventures and Misadventures in Vintage Console Repair
For this episode of the podcast, Nate has on Jason Dyer to talk about the wide and wonderful world of interactive fiction, from its nascent period with “game books” all the way up to present day interactive fiction competitions. Jason Dyer is a prolific blogger on the topic of interactive fiction, and his blog Renga… Read More The Memory Machine #63 – The History (and Present!) of Text Adventures
For this month’s episode, we have on Joe Strostrider from Joe’s Computer Museum to help walk us through the far-reaching world of the Apple II. Why is the Apple II such a big deal? If I’m going to grab one, which one should I get? And how the hell does one make a new floppy… Read More The Memory Machine #62 – A Beginner’s Guide to the Apple II
Hoo boy. Building this one was a doozy. This is probably the game in the book that intrigued me most as a nine year old when I first borrowed this book from the LaGrange Public Library. It’s the one that most resembled a game I was familiar with, in this case, Space Invaders. An interesting… Read More Stormtrooper Attack – Making Your Own Video Games, 1970’s Style (Part 3)
TL;DR – I’m scheduling some new recordings for January! Finally! But if you’d rather hear me speak it out loud and hear a fun little blast from the past, then listen to this mini-podcast! https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/21502418/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/custom-color/88AA3C/
If you remember the last time I wrote about this, after much wrestling and tinkering I finally got the main video circuit working! Mistakes were made both on my end and the original schematics I was working off of, but I was able to overcome these things with raw determination in spite of my relative… Read More A Simple Tag Game – Making Your Own Video Games, 1970’s Style (part 2)
The origins of baseball, America’s most cherished pastime, are often seen obscured through a magical fog of legend and myth – and we’re sick of it! Alex Smith (writer of They Create Worlds and host of the They Create Worlds podcast) helps Nate separate fact from fiction on this whirlwind tour of the early history… Read More The Memory Machine #61 – The Origins of Baseball
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