Building a Homebrew 8088 Computer Part 2

The 0: at the top shows the segment, which is 0x0000. On lines 2-4, the four left-most digits are the offsets. Everything to their right is memory.

Click here for the GitHub repository.

The pictures here were taken before I completed the current version. As you can see, it had a premature version number in the picture, and it doesn’t show the full screen of memory contents.

It shouldn’t have taken me nearly this long, but I finally got around to posting the code for MemDump, a program I wrote for my 8088 computer (back in July, last year *eyeroll*) to display the contents of memory. I have used it extensively so far to see if my interrupts and Interrupt Vector Table (IVT) are installed correctly in low memory. Continue reading

Original iMac: One of the best computers ever?


It blew everyone away when Steve Jobs unveiled it in 1998. A computer that was sleek, all-in-one, affordable (for the time), and stylish. I remember when the Bondi Blue iMac first appeared in the computer labs at my school. I was stunned. The first thing I noticed was how beautiful it was. I had never seen a computer that looked that good before – no one had. Continue reading