Hackerbun: Hacking Star Dragon

January 8, 2022

Bamboo adds joystick support to a Commodore 64 tech demo.

Thanks to Tyrel (@tyrelsouza), Jim K. (@ijimkoz), J3!

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Hackerbun: The Automatic Proofreader

January 5, 2022

Bamboo breaks down The New Automatic Proofreader, a tool used to verify C64 BASIC code was copied correctly out of Compute!’s Gazette magazines.

Thanks to Tyrel (@tyrelsouza), Jim K. (@ijimkoz), J3!

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Games Distributed by Magazine

January 3, 2022

In the early days of home computers, software was small enough to be distributed in the backs of computer magazines. Bamboo gives a quick rundown of his experiences with this method of software distribution.

Thanks to Tyrel (@tyrelsouza), Jim K. (@ijimkoz), J3!

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Book List

January 2, 2022

Happy New Year! I’ve added a book list to the site listing all the books I’ve read that are The Industrious Rabbit adjacent. If you like the stuff I’m doing here, check these out.

Phone Intention

November 22, 2021

I’ve been trying to be more intentional when using my smartphone. I don’t mind carrying a supercomputer with me wherever I go, but I’ve been finding myself looking at it compulsively a little too much for my taste, and this is even without any social media or notification-heavy apps on it.

I already use a tool to block a Reddit client I use, allowing me to prevent the app from launching for 24 hours after I use it for a few minutes a day. But I don’t want to rely 100% on blocking. I want to deal with the compulsive behavior, and the best way to handle that is mindfulness.

I have some variations of the image for different devices. If you want one set up for a different aspect ratio, email me at hello [at] theindustriousrabbit [dot] com and put the phrase Hey, Bamboo! in the subject line with what you’re looking for.