How to Load a Program
Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:43 pm
There has been much discussion of late upon the perils of loading a decades-old Sinclair ZX81 program from cassette tape, and the best volume control setting etc. to use. I humbly feel that the following method, developed after years of research, yields the most consistent results:
- Invent a time machine.
- Go back to 1982 and use the highest quality tape you can afford.
- Come back, and sacrifice a lamb upon The Stone of Sinclair.
- Connect all cables and position the tape in the recorder.
- Bow three times to the East.
- Click your ruby slippers together and repeat: "This time it will work, this time it will work,..."
- Set your tone and volume control to where they were 35 years ago that one time when this file loaded back properly.
- Secure the RAM pack to the motherboard with cross-beams, bailing wire, hotglue, and duct tape.
- Enter LOAD "" and press New Line.
- Immerse the computer, (especially the LM7805), and RAM pack in liquid nitrogen.
- Close your eyes and hope as you press PLAY.
- Discover to your horror that you missed and hit RECORD and PLAY.
- Exhale deeply, and go play Doom on your 486 laptop.