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Seaweed Assault Code Is on the bB Page

Posted by Random Terrain, in Atari_2600, batari_Basic_(Atari_2600) 28 January 2016 · 97 views

It took almost 2 months, so I'm very happy to be done cleaning up the code for Seaweed Assault:
 
randomterrain.com/atari-2600-memories-batari-basic-commands.html#ex_seaweed_assault

It was tedious work, but I'm glad I did it so it will be easier for me to adapt some of the code for other programs. Now it's time to get Gyvolver finished.
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Dream About Video Panels Attached to Walls and Ceiling

Posted by Random Terrain, in Dreams, Personal_Stuff 23 January 2016 · 116 views

In the dream, I was viewing a video at a web site similar to YouTube. A company was pushing their new product; video panels that attach to every inch of the walls and ceiling of a room. The panels could display anything, but the company was promoting their realistic computer recreations of underwater ocean scenes to make you feel like you are standing at...


Perpetual Motion Dream

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff, Dreams 10 January 2016 · 132 views

I was walking around in the backyard of a place I lived in the dream and found a large stainless steel washer or gasket. The outside diameter was around 4 and a half inches and the inside diameter was about 4 inches. The thickness was about a half an inch. It kind of looked like one of the rings below, but it had straighter edges:
 
http://www.ataria...


Back to Gyvolver (Atari 2600 WIP)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Atari_2600, batari_Basic_(Atari_2600) 03 January 2016 · 192 views

I've been cleaning up the code for Seaweed Assault so I can put it on the batari Basic page and ideas about Gyvolver (the unfinished scrolling game from 2008 ) have been popping into my head. It could take the rest of January before the Seaweed Assault code is ready for people to see, so I thought I'd post this to help get Gyvolver off my brain for t...


Giant Space Creature May Be Heading for Earth

Posted by Random Terrain, in Goofy_Thoughts, Internet_Related 09 December 2015 · 251 views

Someone mentioned Google Sky , so I thought I'd check it out. I started randomly clicking and zooming in on things and found a giant space creature:
 
Giant Space Creature at Google Sky
 
Now that it knows we've seen it, the creature might arrive just in time for Christmas and swallow the entire Earth. If it doesn't have teeth, we might surv...


Glowing Sky Photos

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 28 November 2015 · 179 views

This morning the clouds were so bright yellow, red, and pink that it made the shades glow in an interesting way, so I grabbed an iPhone and took some quick photos before it all went away. Of course, none of the images look as good as what I was seeing with my own eyes. The photo of the shades is especially disappointing. I couldn't capture the weird glo...


Personality Test: INTP-T

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 22 November 2015 · 202 views

I stumbled upon some blog and the guy mentioned that he had an INFJ personality type according to the Briggs Meyers test, so I looked it up. I took the first free test that popped up in the search results and it claims that I'm an INTP-T :
 
16personalities.com/intp-personality
 

 
I did not pay for their "premium profile" and I did no...


Seaweed Assault Price Reduction

Posted by Random Terrain, in batari_Basic_(Atari_2600), Atari_2600 20 November 2015 · 151 views

For those who have been waiting for a price reduction before buying Seaweed Assault for the Atari 2600, your wait is over:
 
https://atariage.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1032
 
Seaweed Assault reviews: RGCD , 8-bit Central .
 
If enough people buy a copy, it will pay for my AtariAge subscription that expires on Decemb...


Got a Frigidaire Apartment-Size Refrigerator (FFET1022QW)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 27 September 2015 · 335 views

The Magic Chef refrigerator that I got about 7 years ago pretty much died . A new Frigidaire refrigerator was ordered from Home Depot on September 22, 2015 and was delivered yesterday on September 26, 2015 (Saturday) at around 10 in the morning. Here are some images from Home Depot and Frigidaire:
 

 

 

 
The freezer is a...


My Refrigerator Died

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 16 September 2015 · 252 views

The Magic Chef refrigerator that I got in 2008 died today. It was still keeping things cold, but the defrost thermostat or the defrost timer probably stopped working right. It made a horrible noise for a couple of seconds like two horny cats fighting a rusty robot. After that happened, it kept making a loud popping or clicking noise too frequently to...


Affordable LED Lightbulbs

Posted by Random Terrain, in Useful_Info, Personal_Stuff 08 July 2015 · 327 views

Got 3 LED bulbs a couple of days ago and I like them so far. Each one was 2 dollars and something instead of 7 dollars or more, so I took a chance.
 
I plan to buy more over time. They seem to be brighter than normal 60 watt bulbs, but only use 9.5 watts. They also seem to be safer than curly fluorescent bulbs. They'll supposedly last 13 years, but...


Lost 89 Pounds So Far

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 03 July 2015 · 394 views

In October of 2014 I reported that I lost 34 pounds . I hoped I would have lost a lot more by now, but I took a few breaks since then. I've only lost 89 pounds so far. I might be down to my ideal weight by 2016 if I stop taking so many breaks. Sometimes I just don't feel like eating lunch and I pay for it by not losing a pound by the next day. The good n...


Best 3 From The Acapella Project

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff, Internet_Related 15 June 2015 · 380 views

Even though I escaped from religion many years ago, I still like these songs. They didn't used to be on YouTube, but now they are:
 
youtube.com/watch?v=KLCUcUwF4oE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLCUcUwF4oE
 
youtube.com/watch?v=n8NRD5B_sAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8NRD5B_sAA
 
youtube.com/watch?v=j4YEhsG5mZs
htt...


Amazon Fire TV Stick

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related, TV_and_Movie_Related_Topics 06 June 2015 · 406 views

Before the Stick
 
I think I got my Blu-ray player in 2012 and it was able to handle Netflix, but it doesn't recognize Amazon Instant Video. It was nice for a while, but the menu for Netflix seems to be getting slower, it keeps forgetting my viewing progress, and it doesn't automatically play the next episode of a TV show. My sister uses her PlaySt...


Sally Ride Triggers the Rapture

Posted by Random Terrain, in Goofy_Thoughts 26 May 2015 · 397 views

Sally Ride triggers the Rapture:
 
https://www.google.c...7990272-ror.gif



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Stella Custom TV Effects Settings

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff, Atari_2600 29 March 2015 · 382 views

I have a new Windows 8 computer and have been trying to get everything set up the way it was on my Windows 7 PC. I knew that I made a screenshot of my Stella TV Effects settings, so I went searching Manage Attachments under My Settings here at AtariAge and finally found it on page 26:
 

 
Those settings make games look more like they did whe...


Terraria for Xbox 360

Posted by Random Terrain, in Xbox 360 14 March 2015 · 346 views

I just tried the Terraria demo for the Xbox 360 and so far it looks like it might be more fun than Miner Dig Deep . It feels like Miner Dig Deep crossed with a Super Nintendo game. I think I might buy it.
 
Some people say that it's just a side-scrolling 2D version of Minecraft . I tried Minecraft, but the low-res textures forced me to quit befor...


Searching for a Word Near Another Word (Proximity Search)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related 13 January 2015 · 497 views

I recently got a friendly virtual kick in the pants from a couple of people to get back to work on my release date pages for Atari 2600 games:
 
randomterrain.com/atari-2600-memories-history-1982.html
 
randomterrain.com/atari-2600-memories-history-1983.html
 
Since then I've been searching long full text versions of old magazines using...


Convert JPG to PDF (Free Online)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Useful_Info, Internet_Related 07 December 2014 · 525 views

I wanted to put a bunch of JPG images into a PDF file so they'd be easier to read and easier to convert to text , so I went Googling and tried this web site:
 
www.convert-jpg-to-pdf.net
 
It seems to be working great so far (after allowing cookies). I used it twice last night to put JPG magazine scans into PDF files and I'll be using it some...


Skyrim: Duplicating Items

Posted by Random Terrain, in Xbox 360 21 November 2014 · 511 views

I'm replaying Skyrim and I forgot how to duplicate items. I looked at a few videos and web pages, but none of them seemed to do what I was doing before. I know I got this info from some video or page online, but I might have adapted it. The good news is that my memory got refreshed. Here is my favorite way to duplicate items in case I forget again:
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