Musical roots: King Crimson

People who know me a bit, have learned that I can get very enthousiastic about the band King Crimson. Their debut album in 1969 with the song 21st Schizoid man, came at the moment of discovery of a lot of new musical and other inspiring things in my life.  King Crimson music is hard to describe, it changes over the  years and continues to amaze me. King Crimson has one constant factor, Robert Fripp,  guitar player, composer and often heard on that melodic instrument called the mellotron. McDonald and Giles and Greg Lake, and text writer Peter Sinfield were on the first albums, giving it … Continue reading Musical roots: King Crimson

Programming again: KIMPAPER

The micro-KIM made me start programming again! http://www.brielcomputers.com/ asked me  if I had a utility to convert from binary, like the KIM-1 programs on my website, to the MOS Technology paper-tape format that is understood by the KIM-1 monitor for loading programs. And yes, such a utility once existed, written by me as part of a teminal emulation and loading/saving package on VAX/VMS. Long time ago (1985), VAX/VMS Pascal and I only have a not  source on paper. So I started writing a program to be called KIMPAPER to convert between the MOS Technology paper-tape format and the not so intelligent BIN, … Continue reading Programming again: KIMPAPER

Micro-KIM will go into production!

Some weeks ago I told you about the micro-KIM, a KIM-1 clone designed and to be produced by Vince Briel. Update on june 2, 2007: the micro-KIM is available for pre-ordering! As a kit or as assembled and tested unit! The KIM-1 pages on my website have been expanded a lot to prepare for the launch of the Micro-KIM. I have ordered and received a micro-KIM< together with a 32K RAM expansion. The first batch had some PCB errors, easy to repair. This KIM runs all programs now, except for cassette audio  in/output.   Continue reading Micro-KIM will go into production!