Luc's Floppy Challenge

Luc's Floppy Challenge

When a colleague of mine asked if I would like to have a collection of his old 3.5" floppy disks, I instantly said yes. Like most computer nerds, I'm inclined to be nostalgic about aging technology, so declining his offer was simply not an option. This however lead to the logical dilemma:

What am I to with all these floppies?

After making a backup of all the data, the disks were just collecting dust in a corner of my office. In order to make some use out of them, I created a challenge for myself:

Fill all 242 floppies with your own software.

I am sharing my progress on my Blog, where I'll try to explain how every floppy has been filled for those who might be interested. If you wish to share some thoughts about this challenge, please do not hesitate to contact me on my Twitter. I would love to hear from you! All source code, including this website, can be found on this online repository.

Below you will find the complete list of filled floppies (3/242 complete):

#1: CHIP-8-Emu
CHIP-8 is an old-school virtual computer designed to allow for developing cross-platform videogames. At this it has succeeded, as CHIP-8 has become the defacto platform for aspiring emulator-devs to cut their teeth with. This very simple emulator allows you to play its games on your modern computer (using a 3.5" floppy drive).
#2: Text Adventure
Do you think of yourself as brave? Strong? Fearless? More importantly.... are you ready for the scare of a lifetime? HA! Then you're ready to play Text-Adventure, the interactive experience that will leave you trembling at your keyboard. I hope you have a second pair of underpants at the ready.
#3: Lindengen
This simple tool allows you to generate beautiful fractal images using the power of L-systems! Simply define your own system in a portable JSON file, pass it through the binary, and look at the amazing results. Impress your friends with your artistic genius!