Tactical DOS: A Cyberpunk DOS VM That’s Totally 1337

So I thought I'd start some reconnaissance files on various people I know IRL. Why? Because I'm an autistic psychopath and that's what autistic psychopaths do - they analyze other people's psychology in order to find holes in their defenses that they can exploit. Yes, I am an evil genius. Mwahahahahahahahahah! But no, seriously, I … Continue reading Tactical DOS: A Cyberpunk DOS VM That’s Totally 1337

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More QBASIC: Color Tables, Font Files, and Sprite Animation

Just another update on my continuing progress with QBASIC. I've moved past trivial programs now and am now doing some more practical graphics programming, getting closer to something that I could turn into a neat MS-DOS game. I learned several new programming constructs, including the RESTORE function, which allows you to reuse data declared by … Continue reading More QBASIC: Color Tables, Font Files, and Sprite Animation

Learning QBASIC, Day 2

Hello again, and welcome to my wonderful world of tech tinkerings. I'm going to be documenting my continuing progress in learning QBASIC here. If you want to read about my past progress and see the code I've written so far, you can visit my first post here. I was up all night teaching myself QBASIC … Continue reading Learning QBASIC, Day 2

Learning QBASIC for DOS and Windows

After seeing some QBASIC videos on YouTube, I've been inspired to start learning the language myself. I started reading some tutorials on the web to gain a grasp of all the essentials. I already have some experience programming in BASIC with my Commodore 64, so learning the basic syntax was more or less a refresher … Continue reading Learning QBASIC for DOS and Windows

5 Awesome Software Titles for DOS

I just thought I'd take a break from all the revamping and changes in direction that this blog has been going through and shift my focus back to a long-time favorite topic of mine: old computers and the old software that runs on them. This time I thought I'd take a look at some of … Continue reading 5 Awesome Software Titles for DOS

Adventures in VirtualBox: DOS, Windows 3.1, and Other Blasts from the Past

Anyone who checks out my old blog will quickly find out that I have a long history of being obsessed with retrocomputing and messing around with old hardware and software. One of my primary means of doing this has always been VirtualBox. VirtualBox is a great way to bring DOS and other old x86-based operating … Continue reading Adventures in VirtualBox: DOS, Windows 3.1, and Other Blasts from the Past