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July 3, 2009

Battle between ZX Spectrum and BBC Micro to be BBC4 comedy drama

The story of Sir Clive Sinclair and Chris Curry is being turned into a one-off BBC comedy-drama. To British nerds of a certain age, this is the most exciting news ever.

October 29, 2008

JSSpeccy: A ZX Spectrum emulator in Javascript

Officially the best thing in the entire history of the internet today.

June 6, 2008

Big Ideas (Don't get any)

Beautiful video of Radiohead’s “Nude” being “performed” on old hardware. (Slightly skeptical because I don’t recall the 48k Spectrum having multi-channel sound, but let’s not piss on the chips of a great clip.) Forward to 1:10 if you want to skip the Spectrum loading sounds.

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August 20, 2007

10 PRINT “yoz ROOLS OK “; 20 GO TO 10

10 PRINT “yoz ROOLS OK “; 20 GO TO 10

From Yoz's talk on "Folk Logic" -- How every kid in the 80s learned to "program".

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June 19, 2007

Kempa.com: Vinyl Data

Compilation of the ZX Spectrum programs sometimes included with British pop singles in the 80s. “OH DEAR!! a bat bit you” I had no idea about the Urusei Yatsura track. Gonna have to give that a shot!

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April 23, 2007

ZX Spectrum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

25 years ago today, the ZX Spectrum was unleashed by Sir Clive. And now, let’s pause for a quick Manic Miner session in celebration.

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January 5, 2007

WotR 80 - Jet Set Willy:Online

Multiplayer Jet Set Willy! Play as teams collecting objects, or capture the flag mode. It’s like my entire childhood was leading up to this.

July 10, 2006

Profanity Adventures

“A nostalgic look at what used to happen when you tried typing swear words into text adventures”. Missing are those text adventures that swore *at* you, when you typed in the names of rival games companies, magazines that had given them bad reviews, etc.

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February 5, 2006

zx spectrum walkthrough - Google Video

Complete video walkthroughs of classic Speccy games (although JSW has clearly been poked to avoid the Attic bug).

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January 26, 2006

Forensic criminology, the ZX Spectrum way

Hee! An episode of CSI:Miama had a Big Expensive Computer. The sounds generated by the computer? A ZX Spectrum loading Knight Lore.

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October 2, 2004

ZX Spectrum

ZX Spectrum

Sir Clive's masterpiece, in a museum, where it belongs.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.