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  1. BB-88 is the new Bidule88

    Soon after my last post about Bidule88 in 2014, I realized that four breadboards would definitely not be enough to complete the project. I quickly tore it down to restart from scratch, this time on a much larger scale: two columns of seven breadboards each.

    This time it took me …

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  2. Restoration of a Criko THD-16 drill press

    I recently bought a Criko THD-16 drill press from 1992. It is in good general shape, except for the quill pulley bearings that get fairly noisy when I tension the belt. I thus decided to take everyhting apart, clean it thoroughly, remove the rust, and replace all the bearings. You …

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  3. Parcels arrived

    Today, two parcels arrived.

    The first one is a hard cover copy of The 8088 Project Book by Robert Grossblat. It seems that it is a reference on the subject, I'm eager to start reading it. Stay tuned for more Bidule88 posts in the future!

    The second one is much …

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  4. Bidule88 Part 02: It runs!

    First achievement with Bidule88: it is actually running some code that I've written and uploaded into its EEPROM! Here is the result:

    The parts are connected as described on Homebrew8088 except that the EEPROM I used is bigger. Not that it is needed, though, the code is only a few …

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  5. Bidule88 Part 01: Introduction

    Several months ago, while casually browsing the web from link to link, I ended up on the Veronica project page. I've played with computers for some years now, but never thought I'd ever be able to actually make one. That is, until I read Quinn's posts. Granted, she uses a …

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  6. Carbonnades de dindonneau à la Kriek

    (Ceci est une republication d'un billet posté précédemment sur mon défunt blog)

    Voilà la recette complète du plat que j'ai servi aux amis français (et au belge) pour le souper de la veille du FOSDEM. Oui, parce que chez nous, le repas du soir s'appelle le souper.

    Ingrédients

    Note: les …

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  7. Une petite recette de pâtes pas du tout diététique

    (Ceci est une republication d'un billet posté précédemment sur mon défunt blog)

    Rien que le titre, ça donne envie, vous ne trouvez pas ?

    Pour la petite histoire, c'est une recette que j'ai goûtée au café/resto le Onlywood, à Louvain-la-Neuve. J'ai tellement aimé que je me suis senti obligé d'en …

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