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Friday, March 1, 2013


For the past 17 years, I've been working on producing a bunker Operating System in BASIC 2.0 that could fit onto a 5.25" diskette.
Last night I had something of an epiphany, and scrapped the previous beta in favour of a whole new version in Commodore64 machine code that will fit onto a data cassette tape, so you don't even need a costly 1541 drive.

Lay these three facts down:
  1. The Commodore 64 holds the distinction of being the most widely produced single model computer in history, with upwards of 30,000,000 units sold.
  2. Every home has one in the garage somewhere.
  3. There's a wide range of software already available for these little beauts, and the kids just love 'em.
Ben Daglish provided the background music

I know what you're thinking. "Mex that looks neato, but what if I already sold off my Commodore 64 at a flea market back in the 90's and I can't get hold of one now - can I still power my subterranean lair with this programmatically impeccable piece of magic?"

Our minds are on the same page. Fortunately, the answer is "Yes". Beta testing has confirmed that the software is fully operational on a Commodore 128 under the C64 emulation mode.

If my Kickstarter campaign really takes off, I may even port an Amiga version.

You know, actually...


  1. In Ahoy! magazine,(Dark Fortress) you predicted that the c-128 would be a good buy and now you have been vindicated (as usual)

  2. I have a fault OS - it's called Microsoft Windows...

  3. I laughed so hard at this site I was crying.

    I should close my blog down, this one is far better.

  4. Laugh all you like, grasshopper, because the final joke will be upon yourself as you gyrate around with your bee-boppin' and crotch grabbin'.

    Yes, close it down you bastard. Lights out!! The public have no need for two brightly yellow coloured blogs on the theme of anthropological conspiracies and the day that never comes.

    Besides, I clearly have more commercial potential goin' on here. Whilst you couldn't figure out how to monetise your site with that homo habilis brain, a feasibility study and a whiteboard, evidently I've been hard at work. Ever notice how problems just seem to magically sort themselves out whenever the Australopithecine gene is present?
    No 'pithecus, no magic.

    Pithecines be pithecin'. Word.