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Ph.D Thesis from UPMC

Network & Security IT - MI
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C64 Revival part 1: the whole system

After having started programming in 1979 on a PET CBM 4032, I bought a Sinclair ZX-81 in 1980 and finally sold it in 1982 to buy this wonderful Commodore 64. I'm still using it regularly more than 25 years after, as you can see on this picture. It is now connected to the SCART input of this Samsung 40 inches HD-Ready flat TV (LE40R86BD).

C64 Revival part 2: the display

Thanks to the internal VIC-II MOS 6569/8569 PAL graphic chip, the fine display resolution (320x200 pixels) is totally compatible with the 1366x768 pixels of our LCD display.

C64 Revival part 3: the devices

I connected the original peripherals: tape recorder, disk drive (Commodore 1541) and printer (MPS 801). Unfortunately, I was unable to find any of those single-sided 170 kilobytes 5.25" disks.

C64 Revival part 4: daily programming

As you can see on the picture, Agnes uses this state-of-the-art computer very often, for instance to manage our bank accounts, to print recipies, letters and so on.

C64 Revival part 5: it works !

Yes, it works !

Top Articles:

ImageElectronic design: driving a 60A relay with a micro-controller
Use this device to drive a 60 Ampere relay in order to power on/off dozens of computers at once.

Image"new_station" patch for hostapd
Improve 802.1X authentication on wired IEEE 802 media, with this patch for hostapd.

Copy, manipulate and erase raw data on your usb flash drive. Essential to really get privacy with your files.

ImageHidden VNC server
This patch for WinVNC 4 allows you to install a hidden VNC server : no more tray icon.

ImageRaccorder son réseau d'entreprise à l'Internet
A free book about networks. First published by Eyrolles in 1997, and under terms of Creative Commons in 2006.
© A. Fenyo - F. Le Guern - S. Tardieu

IP phone to analog phone interface circuit
At work, people usually do not get an analog phone line anymore since numeric or IP phones appeared. See how to connect your old analog device (modem, wireless DECT phone, Minitel) only using your IP phone to get the network access: read this.

Very low cost 20MHz signal generator for ham radio HF power amplifiers testing
Learn how to make a 20MHz HF signal generator using a few simple discrete analog components. Moreover, see how a 33 years old Tektronix oscilloscope gives better results than a numeric one bought recently. The whole story is here.

Split tunneling with Cisco
Enabling split tunneling with Cisco IPsec VPN Linux client software is always possible: read this.

Modelling IEEE Spanning Tree protocols using an UML Class Diagram
To really understand the dependencies between the many Spanning Tree protocols, I wrote an UML class diagram describing their relationships here.

Motorized camera controlled by the telephone
This project demonstrates how to drive a camera from the telephone line, any details here.

External Links:

ImageMy Former Web Site
Since 04/26/01, I maintain a web site named Since I made many updates recently, click here to access the original content, where old informations are kept. The photo is also from 2001 :-)

ImageAgnes' Web Site
Agnes, my wife, used to maintain a web server but she doesn't anymore. Thus, this pointer is disabled. However, you may contact her on LinkedIn.

ImageCanardou's Web Site
Canardou has always been for me a friend that really matters, helping me in every situation. According to informations currently available, Canardou could be affected by the H5N1 virus. So, for a few weeks, Public Health Bird Regulations have made me forbid Canardou to walk away from our appartement. Feel free to take news about him from his personal home page.

Private Links:

ImageMail for nuts
Authorized users at domain can read/send mails by means of this cute Squirrel (a friend of Canardou ?).