Awhile back my wife brought home several boxes of Commodore 64 “stuff” that her brother was getting rid of. All of it sat in our basement for the longest time until I came home last week and there sat the whole family playing games on the Commodore 64. As it turns out there were 3 actual Commodore 64 computers amongst the stuff, each of them in various stages of disrepair. The nostalgic side of me remembers back to my own Commodore 64 & 128 computers, so I really wanted to keep at least one of them. I sat down this morning between the three of them and was able to put together a working unit with all of the keys on the keyboard. While I’m an A+ certified computer technician, this is the first time I’ve ever cracked open a Commodore. I may have to put this experience on my resume just for fun. I’m planning to teach my oldest boy how to do some basic programming on the Commodore 64, so he can learn just like dear old Dad did. You can see a picture of my newly refurbished Commodore 64 in all of its nostalgic geeky goodness below.
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