Sunday, 30 August 2015

Back in Time Live 2015

The venue - St. George's Church 
Before the show.  How the interior appeared. 
Up in the balcony before the show 
A closer view of the stage 
During a break between bands, attendees gather at the vendors. 
Ben Daglish reads some comedy!
Prepping before he played.
A bit of tuning up the instruments.
In concert!
Press Play on Tape
On June 20, 2015 I attended the Back in Time Live 2015 concert in Brighton, England.  Though I concentrated on taking video of the event, I did take a few photos of the goings-on.  The concert was very exciting, the music very loud, and the people very friendly.  There was a great deal of C64 and Amiga music played.  For more information, go to

To buy an official video of BIT Live 2015, go to

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Monday, 10 August 2015

Commodore 128 Video DAC vs. Commodore 128 VGA adapter

The topside of the Video DAC (left) and the VGA adapter 
The bottom of the Video DAC (left) and the VGA adapter
To settle some questions about the two devices, here are some photos of the older, no-longer-produced C128 Video DAC from Richard Goedeken of Fascination Software and the current C128 VGA adapter from John Carlsen of  You can see that the Video DAC is longer and thinner when compared to the VGA adapter.  The Video DAC has soldered-on wires to connect to the GBS-8220 for 80-column viewing on a VGA monitor; the VGA adapter has a wire block into which you insert the wires.  The VGA adapter uses surface-mounted parts with its chips mounted on the underside.

For more information on the C128 VGA adapter, go to

Back at home,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Saturday, 1 August 2015

CommVEx v11 2015 photos from Chris Zimmerman

FCUG newsletter editor Leonard Roach tends to his set-up. 
Was this C128 autographed by Bil Herd? 
Leonard poses for the camera 
A dual-disk copying set-up from John Ferrell 
More from John's table 
Vincent Mazzei's very complete VIC-20 set-up
O.K., this C128 (center) was autographed. 
Fidgeting with equipment... 
... and the equipment is the C128 VGA adapter + GBS-8220. 
Watching the same C64 screencast 
Some of the Sunday crowd 
O.K., connect this photo to the right of the above photo.
The CommVEx photos keep coming in, this time from Chris Z.  Don't forget to check out the CommVEx photos from the Portland Commodore User Group at

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group

Photos from the Amiga 30th in California - Sunday, July 26

A well decked-out A1200
Gadzooks!  A Commodore 65!
Plus what looks to be the C65's 2-meg ram expander
On the wall near the C65
Dale Luck's SX-500
The rear of the SX-500
And its warning label!
The camera does not do justice when looking through CastAR.
What is seen when you're not wearing the CastAR glasses.
The well-equipped SACC Amiga 1000
Another A1000 with Transformer and Boing Ball tower
For those musically inclined
An Amiga 3000
That's a Phoenix board in that A1000.
The advert for the Phoenix
An Amiga 3000T
Yow, the Amiga AA3000 lives!
Moonquake with Amiga inside
See the Amiga board inside?!
Beth Richard's Amiga CDTV-CR
That CD32 system takes up a lot of room.
An Amiga 4000T
All built-in
Back to the description of the Amiga AA3000
The table for The Other Group of Amigoids club
O.K., I'm losing track... the A-EON table?
The Amiga Users of Calgary table
The Hyperion table
Goodies for sale!
Joe Torre tweaks the equipment.
Sunday night at Jacky's Pizza in Campbell
Tired, talkative, and hungry!
I finally had some time away from the videocamera in order to take some still photos.

Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group