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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    TI Calculators Comment
    Gregory Morris, 4/18/08 10:22:36 pm
    I just got a complete blast from the past. Back in high school and college, my TI graphing calculator was my best friend. Not so much for storing notes to cheat on tests, but mostly for the games (did they do anything else?) I remember building my own parallel link cable since the serial ones sold by TI were too expensive. We uploaded all manner of games, notes, and programs. Ah, good memories of pretending to do math assignments while actually playing tetris or writing BASIC programs.

    Anyway, why I bring this up is my boss came to me today and set one of the super-advanced new models of TI calculators (V200) in front of me and asked me if I could write some simple software for it (for a friend of his, not for my actual job.) Of course, I accepted immediately without realizing that the new ones are markedly more complicated than my old TI-82. Regardless, I've found a GCC IDE(!!!) for the newer TI calculators, so I don't even have to do it in BASIC or 68K ASM (which would have seriously sucked.)

    So, now I am, lying in bed late at night, setting up my emulation environment, and writing code for a graphing calculator. It is kinda cool, geeky, and nostalgic.

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