Category Archives: vintage computer software

What is this & who is Mr. Dolan?? The answer. Maybe.


On May 1st, I got an itch to play with SmartBASIC on my ADAM and found that the digital data pack was… altered.  As I explain last month, the DDP didn’t launch SmartBASIC.  It launched a custom-made program that required … Continue reading

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What is this & who is Mr. Dolan??


So I decided to fire up the ADAM today and check out SmartBASIC.  After throwing in the digital data pack and pulling the reset key, I was presented with this screen: I have multiple SmartBASIC cassettes which explains why I … Continue reading

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SmartBASIC graphics program: Sparkle


There was a time when screensavers were a must on computers.  That time was pretty much the 1990s and early 2000s.  Some screensavers were simply random images that would be generated through code and go on until infinity or at … Continue reading

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Coleco ADAM software: RECIPE FILER


Not too long ago, a gentleman by the name of Virgil from my Facebook page, asked about a specific recipe from Coleco’s Recipe Filer.  I decided to record the boot sequence and go through the main menu of installed recipes.  … Continue reading

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