[vcf-midatlantic] C64 workhorse survivor

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Sep 29 13:47:45 EDT 2016

On 09/28/2016 02:40 PM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> It's amusing to consider NT4e "huge", the whole thing runs off of an
> 8gb IDE hard drive, with 2 2gb FAT partitions. The whole thing takes
> up only 700mb, 8mb of which is the configuration and logging database.
> But... compared to 100s of KB in a C64 it is much more overhead :)

  It's all relative.  I work with embedded systems with no mass storage,
but a full IP stack and cellular communications, along with sensor I/O
and data acquisition/reduction, with a less than 120KB code footprint.
Controlling an HVAC system (for example) doesn't really involve much
more than that.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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