I have officially transcended to Nerdvana.
A few of you may have noticed my rather official insanity; An advanced fascination for old Hewlett Packard calculators – especially the amazing HP-41.
I use my 28 years old calculator every day. I program it and develop new software module images that I release as Open Source. And I am certainly not alone. Thankfully others share my insanity. Some create wonderful software that I use. Others create new hardware. Like Diego Diaz with his amazing plugin modules. And Monte Dalrymple with his new replacement motherboard for the HP-41 – the HP-41CL:
With one of my HP-41 calculators now upgraded to a 41CL, my world is markedly more amazing. Yes, it’s an escape, but a wonderful one at that. It is 50 times faster and has hundreds of times more memory… and a direct serial interface. With this I can control The World. I could control my telescope, the lighting in my house or hack into…. Muhaaahaaahaha!
Ok, ok. I realize that this is a bit fringe and where my posts here usually racks up a few hundred comments, this will be lucky to gather 5. But hey, this is my blog and I blog about whatever tickles my fancy. And this upgraded calc tickles. Yep ROTFLMAO.