Creating a "Simon" Game Clone on the Raspberry Pi

Have you been around long enough to remember the popular Simon game from the 70s and 80s? There’ve been plenty of remakes over the years, but I had one of the originals when I was younger. It’s a game of patterns that tests your memory. It flashes a color and sounds a corresponding tone, which you repeat. Then it repeats the same color/tone and adds a new one. The pattern keeps getting longer and longer. Technically, it could go on forever, but I think you “won” after 20 or 30 colors… not that I ever got close! »

Installing Windows 3.1 in VMware Player

Every once in awhile it’s fun interesting in a nerdy way to check out some legacy technology and… I dunno… reminisce about the old days and how far we’ve come or some crap like that. Like the fact that the pen drive in my pocket is 10x bigger than the largest hard drives 15 years ago. I decided this week to install Windows 3.1 on a virtual machine. First, you’ll need to install DOS. When that’s done, power off the virtual machine. Requirements: VMware Player An instance of DOS 6.22 running in a virtual »

Installing DOS 6.22 in VMware Player

I started off looking at my MSDN account for a copy of Windows 98 to install some old software (compatibility mode under Windows 7 didn’t work), and noticed the only versions of Windows available are 7, 8 and….. 3.11. Ooo, I already have Windows 8 running in a virtual machine. Why not fire up Win 3.11? This was back in the days when Windows ran on top of DOS though, so I needed to install DOS 6.22 first. Should be easy. Oh, but MSDN and TechNet only provide floppy disk images (IMG files) for the upgrade »