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Assembly on the Color Computer

Sep 03, 2015

I have started coding in assembly on my Coco. Well, more accurately I am coding in 6809 assembly, and running the machine language on my Coco emulator. So far it hasn’t disappointed. It’s actually easier to code in then on my PC–1360. A lot easier. It’s like a loaded sports car vs a stock Kia. I decided my first program will be a simple math program, and the machine language will complement, BASIC. The main math game will be basic, but I will have machine language routines for speeding up drawing to the screen.


Hiked Welch Dickey

Aug 22, 2015

Hiked Welch Dickey Thornton, NH, 43.903489,-71.588695. Distance: 4.5mi and 3:30 round trip. Low 80ºF's, clear and hot and humid.

Hot day, pretty humid. Awesome hike. I think one of the best parts of the hike, was the drive north on Sandwich Notch Road. You do NOT want to have a car on that road. Very glad to have had my Tiguan, with its clearance. Exposed mountain areas gave great views. With the exposed rock, it makes it a fair weather day hike only. Pretty steap sections that would be very slippery in the rain.


Assembly so far #1

Jul 21, 2015

It’s been about a month since I started learning assembly. I’m loving the language! it’s not even close to C or Java. It’s been like this giant puzzle.

Progress so far has been good, but not great. I think most of my struggles have been trying to restrict myself to registers, and breaking down tasks to single instructions. After working so long with the luxury of for loops, while loops, and if/then blocks, it’s been hard to visualize what I need to accomplish.


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Tog vs Dino

Available in the Apple App Store.

In this retro blast from the past, relive the action of 80's style hand held games!

A caveman has to eat right? Besides, that big 'ol dinosaur isn't going to miss one or two eggs will she?

Play Tog, the daring Neanderthal as he dodges lava rocks and avoids getting his eggs stolen by pterodactyls flying overhead.

Get close, but not too close, and use Tog's trusty hatchet to knock Dino into dream land and bring her eggs back to Tog's cave. Dispatch a similar fate to the pterodactyls before they steal Tog's hard earned eggs, while he is away from his cave.

Copyright 2015, Lee Patterson