The Commodore 65 was a prototype computer produced by Commodore between 1990 and 1991 to be an improved Commodore 64. I’ve hardly ever come across it online and never heard of it back in the day, but when Commodore was liquidated they sold the prototype machines. If you have one and are willing to part with it you could be in for a nice surprise!
This one on Ebay went for €17,827 last month. It’s not as if much can be done with it as it was never official released but I guess you can run it in C64 mode.
Sometimes blog posts take on a life of their own. Occasionally they attract the wrong sort of attention. I made a brief post called, Laptop for sale back in 2003 and ever since that post has been collecting comments from Nigerian scammers. It’s bizarre.
Last month one of them got smart. They subscribed. Here’s the email Tobi sent me when he got the confirmation email from Feedburner.
Being curious, I checked the email headers. Luckily, Yahoo records the IP of the user who sent the email:
Received: from [184.108.40.206] by web58309.mail.re3.yahoo.com via HTTP; Fri, 14 Dec 2007 19:23:22 PST
Armed with that bit of information, I checked out 220.127.116.11 only to discover he wasn’t in the grand old US of A at all! I was shocked!
inetnum: 18.104.22.168 – 22.214.171.124
[clipped for brevity]
address: 8th Fl 21 Mobolaji Bank Anthony way
address: Ikeja Lagos
I toyed with the idea of stringing him along but it was the run up to Christmas and I never got around to it. I had to dig up the email this evening because this was too good not to share.
Anyone remember the 419 Monty Python sketch from a while back?
Thanks Mark for pointing me to this eBay auction for the license plate, L1NUX. Current bid is £5,100 and the reserve hasn’t been met yet. I wonder will Alan Cox bid? There are a few days left so take your time and empty out that piggy bank.
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