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Commodore 64 to Commander X16 converter


Here I want to provide an example of a very very simple program for the Commodore 64 and what is needed in order to convert that program to run on the Commander X16 First the small progam that uses direct memory access to write to the screen. The result should look something like this: Here…

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Accessing exported/shared filesystem directly from Control Station on VNX unified or file


On all EMC VNX systems running as Unified or File, it is possible to access the exported/shared filesystems directly from the Control Station of the VNX without having the proper rights for the files. In order to be able to do this, it is necessary to be able to login as root on the Control…

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Modifying the Philips Videpac G7000


This is a quick draft, later I will add pictures and diagrams I recently acquired a Philips Videopac G7000, but it was in fairly poor condition. I decided to modify it to give it new life. As it came with unoriginal joysticks hardwired, I decided that I wanted to install joystick ports that were compatible…

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My 1st assembler game for CX16 – part 3 (final part)


Continuing from part 2 where finished by getting the initial game screen shown. In the meantime I have made it to a playable version of the game. This time I won’t be showing of a lot of code listings and so on, instead I will try to walk through the process I have been through,…

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My 1st assembler game for CX16 – part 2


Continuing from part 1 where I created 3 small functions: GotoXY, HLine and VLine. I am going to create a couple more “helper” functions as well as the function that will initialize the screen and make it ready to start the game. First I will look at the function to print a string on the…

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My 1st assembler game for CX16 – part 1


After I got done with Hello World in assembler for the Commander X16, I needed a new project to keep on learning about assembler programming for the 6502 processor and the CX16. As usual, when I need an idea, I could not think of anything that would fit. But one day I was playing a…

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Hello, World on Commander X16


First things first. I have been following The 8-bit Guys dream computer for quite a while now and finally decided that I would like to try my hand on some assembler programming for it. I grew up with the Commodore 64, but never got beyond BASIC programming on it. Instead I jumped to the PC…

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Change domain of a VNX CIFS server


All information in this post can be found on https://support.emc.com, but I have been unable to find a single source. In order to change domain of a VNX CIFS server, it is necessary to delete the CIFS server… That is right, the CIFS server needs to be deleted, but don’t worry. Shares, ownership and rights…

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Expand a zpool with a single supporting device on linux


INITIAL STATUS: Because I have had trouble with the way ZFS on Linux (ZOL) handles failing drives, I have decided to create a software RAID set of my drives before creating my zpool. This means that my zpool is created with a single device (/dev/md0). If I remember correctly, it was created like this: zpool…

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Getting nasadmin and root privileges on VNXe1 series


Sometimes it can be necessary to have nasadmin privileges on a VNXe in order to set specific parameters. EMC support should be able to help with this, but sometimes you can not get help from support or you do not want to wait for support. Here is a guide on how to get nasadmin and…

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