Chad Perrin: SOB

21 February 2009

Commodore 64 on the Web

Filed under: Geek,Humor — apotheon @ 01:05

Okay, I just have one question:

Who’s the joker using Commodore 64 to read SOB?


  1. Heehee, well it is possible to spoof user agent strings. OTOH, if somebody can build and run a web server on a Commodore 64, a C64 Web browser isn’t out of the question.

    Comment by Brian Martinez — 21 February 2009 @ 04:22

  2. Brian: Link fail.

    Chad: A C64? Well, at least it’s not an Apple ][E, although that would be impressive as well.

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 21 February 2009 @ 07:38

  3. A spoofed user agent string was my second thought, right after the initial “WTF?” If someone’s using a browser in C64, I’d be interesting in knowing who created that browser, and why.

    I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a Web page hosted on an Apple ][e, actually.

    Comment by apotheon — 21 February 2009 @ 07:54

  4. Interesting how the unknown is 13.8% :)

    Comment by Web development — 22 February 2009 @ 03:37

  5. That seems to be fairly typical for “Unknown” here. It probably mostly results from obfuscated or unrecognizable user agent strings.

    Comment by apotheon — 22 February 2009 @ 02:05

  6. Joseph: Not sure why the link failed. I just tried it again and it does load, albeit slowly (it is a C64, after all!).

    Don’t the “unknown” hits largely come from bots/spiders? I don’t know if they even provide user agent strings (I guess some do).

    Comment by Brian Martinez — 22 February 2009 @ 04:21

  7. He probably got three people trying to visit the site at the same time, and the machine buckled under pressure.

    Comment by apotheon — 22 February 2009 @ 04:32

  8. As a C64 is only equipped with 64KB of memory,” the regular web server application is not able to handle heavy load.

    Comment by — 25 February 2009 @ 11:36

  9. The commodore 64 in question is an old bread box built in 1982, with no modification like ram expanders, supercpu etc.

    Every now and then she needs a reset, The longest time online without a reset is 17 days, not bad considering the age of the machine and she is using a 1982 board to keep with the retro whole theme, c64web can handle a little more than 3 hits at atime but not much more. :)

    Any and all links are appreciated.

    I am looking for a little help with the html, so any idea’s or code better than i am using will be added to the site, banners etc, remember to keep it short all images are hosted from just check out the html for links etc. I will add your own html webpage to the site as long as it’s commodore related and html is keep to a minimum.


    Comment by c64web — 1 April 2009 @ 06:06

  10. Oh there is a web browser for the c64 it’s hosted from the c64 at


    Comment by c64web — 1 April 2009 @ 06:08

  11. Thanks for commenting, c64web! Nice to hear it from the horse’s mouth (so to speak).

    Comment by apotheon — 3 April 2009 @ 09:51

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