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Interview on reflashing from the early 90s until the 2020s


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Spotify Link here as well:

Fantastic interview with James from BPS/The file service and HPAcademy on reflashing. This goes back to the early 90s and when reflashing first started all the way to today.

James does everything with WinOLS which requires a very deep understanding of how computers are mapped and layed out. Then years of guess work/pattern matching to the point you can recognise a 16 bit scaled spark value in HEX without even needing a calculator.

Might give you guys some insight into how simple things used to be and how difficult they are now. Highly recommended you give it a listen and a big shout out to James. If you are into your European stuff hit them up! He also does the occasional cheeky Falcon as well!



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Thats on my playlist for the Xmas time off I spend travelling the country in my car.

Cant beat a decent podcast in the car to kill time.
Looking forward to it.

Should bring back old memories of unsoldering SMT's.
We still do the occasional dinosaur even know, but the proms are getting harder and harder to source!

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