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fbForth -- Can this old dog learn new tricks?

Posted by --- Ω --- in TI-99/4A Stuff, 04 July 2015 · 34 views

fbForth -- Can this old dog learn new tricks? Have you heard the old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks?"  Well, sometimes I feel the same way.  It may be due to work, family obligations, Atari Age sucking what little free time I have left, or my seriously aging memory.  It all comes down to never seeming to be able to really get into the BIG PROJECTS.
Over the past...

Hoyle Casino

Posted by atari2600land in atari2600land's Blog, 03 July 2015 · 48 views

I find it interesting that the Dreamcast has 2 casino games for it. I think I reviewed Caesar's Palace sometime, and if not, I have it. Hoyle Casino, however, is the other one. I played Video Poker for about 10 minutes. I won most of the hands I got dealt. But then, I started losing money. I started with $5,000 and ended up with $5,040. The game though ne...

Phones with Buttons - Introduction

Posted by doctorclu in Phones With Buttons!!!, 03 July 2015 · 57 views

This blog is about what I like in a portable device.  Small, functional, full of buttons for quick access to what I need.   And this blog explains how I got to where I am today after trying other form factors and concepts.
I have not yet found myself in the current situation where I bought a tablet for a phone . ...

Lost 89 Pounds So Far

Posted by Random Terrain in Random Terrain's Tetraternarium, 03 July 2015 · 48 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...

A CX-40 Micro Switch Upgrade

Posted by Pack007 in Out of the Pack, 02 July 2015 · 67 views
CX-40, Joystock, microswitch

A CX-40 Micro Switch Upgrade I wanted to try replacing the spring contact switches with micro switches in the CX-40 Joystick from the first time I read about it.  The height of the switch seemed to be of great concern.  It had to be below 2.5mm and the pins on the nylon stick insert had to be sanded down for proper spacing.  I was searching Amazon to find a micro switc...

Cruiz'in the "planet" Pluto-July 2015

Posted by doctorclu in Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog, 01 July 2015 · 73 views
New Horizon, Pluto, Bubsy

Cruiz'in the "planet" Pluto-July 2015 Ok, when I am not searching for new life in Bubsy, I am actually enjoying mankind's search for life elsewhere.
Taking a paws (see what I did there) from Bubsy, I have loved following the space program.  The Space Shuttle program was a great part of my child hood, Skylab, etc.  But nothing was more fun than "Neptune all Night" and the Voya...

Unboxed a Jigglypuff!

Posted by MegaManFan in MegaManFan's Blog, 01 July 2015 · 37 views
Pokemon, Amiibo, Jigglypuff and 1 more...

Maybe someday store exclusives will stop - but not any time soon.

Do you remember this album?

Posted by Serguei2 in Robin Gravel's Blog, 01 July 2015 · 54 views

I bought 'Saturday morning cartoons greatest hits' when it's released.

Few songs in this album are great but most of them,   :thumbsdown:  :thumbsdown:  :thumbsdown:  :thumbsdown:  :thumbsdown:  :thumbsdown:

BattleBots 2015

Posted by EricBall in EricBall's Tech Projects, 29 June 2015 · 57 views

Watched the second episode last night, which covered off the remaining 8 battles in the first round.  Unfortunately, that made it a little rushed compared to the first episode which only covered 4 battles.  It also meant that a bunch of the teams didn't get their 15 minutes of fame before getting knocked out.
I'm now regretting deleting t...

1.21 Gigawatts of Gaming Ep. 7: Ghouls N' Ghosts saga

Posted by Dragon Princess Yushira in DPYushira's Entertainment Blog, 25 June 2015 · 96 views

This does not include Ultimate Ghouls N' Ghosts for the Sony PSP. These are the first three games released for the series: Ghosts N' Goblins for the NES, Ghouls N' Ghosts for the Sega Genesis and Super Ghouls N' Ghosts for the SNES. None of these are by me. Ghosts N' Goblins by Roja Calor/Captain Caliente, Ghouls N' Ghosts by Kage Negra/Tiggy Smalls, and...

The good beige 99/4A keyboard

Posted by OLD CS1 in OLD CS1's Blog, 23 June 2015 · 85 views

After alternating between beating and gingerly pressing on my beige 99/4A's God-awful membrane-switched keyboard to obtain desired results -- a key on-screen with no repeats -- I was finally able to locate the leaf-switched type with real beige keys.  This was a Radio Shack special I found on eBay and it cost me around $12 shipped.

Space Patrol (1962) Encyclopedia - Part 3

Posted by doctorclu in Space Patrol / Planet Patrol, 19 June 2015 · 104 views

Tara (right)
http://web.archive.o...images/Tara.jpg Venusian art criminal who has his palace on the Jovian moon Callisto, and owns all the gold mines there (TS).

Form of psychic communication favoured by the Neptunians, which means they do not require the use of Elekt...

Update of WIP - of current project - which is AtariBLAST!

Posted by kiwilove in kiwilove's Blog, 19 June 2015 · 75 views

I don't think my blog is read much at all, so I'm more keen to post an update here rather than in the main forum section...
As at 20th June 2015 - AtariBLAST! has reached a new level of achievements within it - it has been a long time since the last semi-official release of a demo - which was only of the Zaxxon like horizontal scrolling level worki...

A Setup change

Posted by Zsuttle in Zsuttle's gaming adventures, 19 June 2015 · 86 views

A Setup change After looking around for quite some time i found that shelves did not exist for a console setup that I wanted. The wall is shaped like so:

3-Year-Old Writes Letters To His Dead Dog And Gets A Response…

Posted by mourifay in mourifay's Blog, 15 June 2015 · 125 views
3-Year-Old Writes Letters To

3-Year-Old Writes Letters To His Dead Dog And Gets A Response… 3-Year-Old Writes Letters To His Dead Dog And Gets A Response…

OK, I am going to warn you right now, get your tissues out. Even the coldest of you who came here today just to check out pic number 40   and accidently clicked on this article might get a little bit verklempt. That’s because a three year old boy named Luke Wes...

Android: KitKat VS Lollipop, Nexus 7 model comparisons, & Bluetooth Controller Talk

Posted by bomberpunk in bomberpunk's Blog, 15 June 2015 · 131 views

[#032] i haven't posted a blog in a while so here's 3 related topics:
I. KitKat VS Lollipop
II. Nexus 7 VS Nexus 7
III. Bluetooth Controllers
i don't know what the hell they were thinking. Lollipop blows. i actually broke my Nexus 7 trying to downgrade back to KitKat. i replaced said Nexus 7 with the 2013...

resin (variation) (odyssey 2 / videopac)

Posted by seemo in The art of being clueless, 14 June 2015 · 112 views

please see the video description for gameplay notes

Thought I needed a new tuner

Posted by SpiceWare in SpiceWare's Blog, 07 June 2015 · 176 views

This past week I noticed an issue where a few recordings were cropped:

I didn't think much about it at first as the episodes I noticed it on had been recorded multiple times, so I just watched another recording.  
I then ran into it when watching live TV.  I did some experiments and realized it was always occurring on the 3rd t...

Economical Initialization

Posted by Omegamatrix in Omegamatrix's Blog, 02 June 2015 · 161 views

A while back I did an entry on Faster Initialization for the 2600. Today's entry is about squeezing the bytes out of the Initialization routine to the bare minimum. Here is a routine I came up with a while back:;Economical 8 byte initialization routine;By Omegamatrix cld.loopClear: ldx #$0A ; ASL opcode = $0A inx txs pha bne...

Tomorrowland - Spoiler-free movie review

Posted by Nathan Strum in (Insert stupid Blog name here), 31 May 2015 · 167 views

Okay.... if you read my last review , I was pretty-much done with going to the movies.

So, yeah. About that...

After that final disappointing trip to the theater, I began to realize something: going to the movies had become a chore . And it had been for quite some time, too.

Besides the two trips to see Age of Ultron, I'd been to a string of bad screen...

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