Tuross Head, New South Wales, Australia

Exstructus Blog

This blog is my place for genealogy, astronomy, the web, vintage computing and miscellaneous thoughts of its owner.


Baulch Family

This page attempts to put together the largest list of Baulch's from Charles (1767) and Ann Beddlecombe down onto the one page.

Created: Tuesday 13 November 2018

Tags: Baulch Genealogy


Matthew Baulch - The black sheep, or just misunderstood?

While working on my family tree on Ancestry.com.au, the name Matthew Baulch popped up. Born in 1876 to James Baulch and Ann Hulm, I wasn't expecting to find much on great-great uncle Matthew, but I was very surprised.

Created: Friday 9 November 2018

Tags: Baulch Genealogy


The TRS-80 Color Computer Shop

Where can I get Coco stuff?

Created: Monday 1 October 2018

Tags: TRS-80 Color Computer Vintage computing


When the Generals Talk

While researching my next blog post, "35 years ago this month", I found a copy of the Australian Rainbow magazine from January 1985. Graham Morphett was the Editor and Publisher. He wrote a PRINT#-2 (Rainbow's editorial column) which had me thinking.

Created: Monday 29 January 2018

Tags: TRS-80 Color Computer Vintage computing


Introducing Emissary for the Tandy Colour Computer 3

My first blog post on the development of my new game, "Emissary". This is a game that I have been wanting to do since I was a teenager. Getting huge inspiration from people like John Strong, John Linville, Nick Marentes, Rick Adams, D. Bruce Moore, Paul Thayer, Steve Bamford and Steve Strowbridge, I thought it was time to do it!

Created: Thursday 28 December 2017

Tags: TRS-80 Color Computer Vintage computing


Merry Christmas my fellow CocoNuts!

A little graphics program to express my Christmas thoughts.

Created: Sunday 24 December 2017

Tags: TRS-80 Color Computer Vintage computing


The Coco 3's standard colour palette

Listing the Coco's 64 colours, and looking at the differences between the Australian Coco 3 and the others.

Created: Thursday 14 December 2017

Tags: TRS-80 Color Computer Vintage computing


Pimp My Coco - Part 2

Adding fans and lights to my Color Computer 3

Created: Saturday 9 December 2017

Tags: TRS-80 Color Computer Vintage computing


Blast from the Past, December 1982

Looking into the Color Computer's history - 35 years ago this month

Created: Sunday 3 December 2017

Tags: TRS-80 Color Computer Vintage computing


Pimp My Coco - Part 1

Adventures in adding a fan and lights to my Color Computer 2

Created: Saturday 2 December 2017

Tags: TRS-80 Color Computer Vintage computing


Blast from the Past, November 1982

35 years ago this month

Created: Thursday 23 November 2017

Tags: TRS-80 Color Computer Vintage computing


Family members who served in the Australian Military Forces

This post lists my ancestors who served in WWI and WWII.

Created: Sunday 19 March 2017

Tags: Baulch Genealogy


TRS-80 Color Computer links

There are lots of resources and links on the Internet relating to the Tandy Color Computer.

Created: Saturday 18 March 2017

Tags: TRS-80 Color Computer Vintage computing


In Memoriam: Private William John Baulch

Paying tribute to Private William John Baulch (1879-1916), my second cousin, who was killed in action in France during WWII.

Created: Thursday 26 May 2016

Tags: Baulch Genealogy


Nuclear Detonation Timeline, 1945-1998

Isao Hashimoto has gone to a lot of effort on this one to show us just how many nuclear explosions took place between 1945 and 1998.

Created: Sunday 28 June 2015

Tags: Astronomy Space and Earth YouTube


iDate function for Classic ASP

Any classic ASP programmers out there? Need a date/time formatting function? Hopefully you can use this...

Created: Tuesday 12 August 2014

Tags: Classic ASP