June 14-16 you should be able to see me at @party in Boston. (If anyone is looking to share a hotel room, drop me a line!) I am scheduled to give a 30-minute version of the PCjr presentation I had worked on for NOTACON, and hopefully enter a compo or two with some oldskool hardware I will be shipping to arrive ahead of me.
Speaking of entering a compo: I really, really dig retroprogramming. The cool part is, after 10 years of retroprogramming in spare time, my kung fu is getting advanced enough where I not only know how to do what I want in assembly, but I know the fastest possible method to getting it done on the target hardware. For example, I recently implemented a vertical-retrace interrupt in software because the hardware one wasn’t good enough. It’s sick that I know how to do that, but sicker that I know why I need to do that.
I still get a kick out of impressing Jim-of-20-years-ago.