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Resurrecting Apple ][ code from a 1980 B movie (youtube.com)
18 points by jgrahamc 9 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

This guy has a really interesting hobby and the result are these interesting videos. Sadly he stopped making them about 6 months ago, maybe he got bored or ran out of movie code...

No. I was just busy being CTO of Cloudflare. I have research completed on about another 6 films/TV series and I'll get to them at some point. Some of those videos took a lot of work. Hours and hours of research.

For example, for Westworld [1] I had to track down original 1970s journal articles about the making of the film and manuals for long dead hardware. For The Terminator [2] I had to buy scanned copies of Nibble magazine and then track down the exact references to what's on screen.

All of the research in my videos is very carefully done and original and I make sure that what I am saying is accurate. That takes time. So a three minute video might be hours and hours of work even before writing the script, getting suitable screenshots and recording the video.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzvbAm0y8YQ

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRnnjoiSV-U

Hey it's great to hear from you, I hoped you were okay :) All the work you have done to support these videos is evident and what makes them great. I look forward to when you get around to more of them. thanks again for making these.

Thanks. I keep meaning to get around to Black Mirror where there's an Expect script. And I spent forever getting accepted into the WordPerfect Macro community to look at an old episode of The Outer Limits.

One day I'll have time...

Some people have way too much time on their hand. But thanks goodness for emulators.

Some people have passions.

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