Friday, October 16, 2009

I Justed Launched the open-source and I've already got picked up by 3 websites!

In just these last few days I launched, to share with the world the program I banged out, that turns your Commodore PET into a playable synth. It's open-source (GPL v2) and runs on a stock PET computer without any modifications.

The wonderful people at picked it up, and said it's "surprisingly good considering the hardware limitations..." as well as "...I fear the potential audience for PetSynth is constrained by the number of functional Commodore PETs lurking in attics and basements. Of course, that just makes it cooler."


Also, the terrific people at MatrixSynth picked it up.

As well, the great people at Synthopia also picked it up, saying "It’s starting to look like old 8-bit computers are the new Roland TB-303."

I'm excited at all the wonderful attention, and I look forward to hearing from anyone who tries it out, or decided to actually dive into my messy punk-rock source code.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Original Tiny living room inside a PC

I took some pictures back in 2006 that have been getting a lot of internet attention lately!

You can find the originals here on Flickr:

They've been posted and re-posted to several sites, but apparently most of them don't know who originally took them.

Well, it was me, the original author and photographer, Chiron Bramberger! I took the living room inside a PC pictures that were posted to, as well as the other PC case mod sites!

Maybe I should take some more :)


The article has had 57,000 or so views!!!

Also, I'm not Russian! I'm Canadian! Oh those Russians!

Special thanks to Todor Delev who got the ball rolling at and who's kept me updating on all the blogging and re-blogging! Thanks!

Friday, October 02, 2009

New Music Website

I've been making music with old computers and video games for a while now, but I haven't put anything up. Well, today I start.

Broken Happiness Machines

I've got a short demo track up, but I'll be adding to it in the future.

This is the original project that Flytrap Gear grew out of.


Also, as an aside, the graphics were made in Google Sketchup. It's great and free!