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Commodore 64

You never forget your first computer.

For Christmas of 1984, Grandpa gave us a
Commodore 64.  A couple years later we
got a disk drive, and eventually we even
had a printer.  Before the disk drive we
had to buy programs on cartridge, or
type them in to the basic interpreter
line by line.  Mostly I just played
cartridge games. 

Eventually we got a modem, and I could
talk to BBSes at 300 baud in 40 glorious
columns.  (Most BBSes assumed
80-columns.)  I was happier when I got a
1200 baud modem for my Amiga, which
could display 80 columns of text.

In my second year of college I 
discovered the joy of C programming on
Unix workstations, which led to my
present career as a Unix SysAdmin.  I
spend my days juggling multiple windows
of text, generally at least 80x24.  /djh

After reading about the brand new Commodore 64, I downloaded a font from style64.org and played around in my style sheet:

 
   **** COMMODORE 64 BASIC V2 **** 
 
 64K RAM SYSTEM  38911 BASIC BYTES FREE 
 
READY. 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here is the stylesheet markup:

/* C= 64 */
@font-face {
    font-family: "C64_User_Mono";
    src: 
    url("C64_User_Mono_v1.0-STYLE.ttf")
    format("truetype");
}
DIV.c64_screen {
    background-color: #75a1ec;
    color: #4137cd;
    min-height: 25ex;
    width: 40em;
    padding: 3ex 6em;
    margin: 0;
}
.c64 {
    font-family: "C64_User_Mono", 
    monospace;
    background-color: #4137cd;
    color: #75a1ec;
}   

The text is wrapped in:

<div class=”c64_screen”><pre class=”c64″>
</pre></div>

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  • Grego

    Apple ][ forever! ;)