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Coastal A's and Rods 23rd Annual Fun Run

Posted by SpiceWare, 25 May 2015 · 28 views

Coastal A's and Rods has a street rod event event, known as the Fun Run, down in Corpus Christi for Memorial Day Weekend.  
 
My brother-in-law Eric entered the Big Hot Wheels Toy that they brought up for the Houston Art Car Parade .  They won the Kids Choice award :thumbsup:
 



Tuner firmware update

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 24 May 2015 · 54 views

Been over a year since I checked the firmware on my tuners, so I downloaded the update tool  and ran it:

 
I have the older HDHR3-US model, current version is HDHR4-2US .  Looking at the firmware changelog I see that not much changed for my model since the 20140121 firmware:
Release 20150406 - HDHR3-US/DT/EU models: Fix reboot when...


Useful Site

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 11 May 2015 · 145 views

Cut Cable Today  - they have a nice comparison of DVRs for use with an antenna .  
 
My folks plan to cut the cord in the near future, they'll probably go with the Tablo , their top pick.  The Tablo didn't exist when I start this project, else I might have gone with one.
It sits on your home network (does not directly connect to y...


April Savings, HBO Now

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 05 May 2015 · 170 views

No purchases for April, so $156 saved.  Now at $3478 for the cumulative savings since January 2013. Only $238 left to pay off the setup.
 
 
As you may have heard, HBO Now  is up and running.  At the moment you can only sign up if you use an Apple device (iPhone, iPad or Apple TV) or if you have internet service via Optimum....


DPC+ARM - Part 12, Gamepad Support

Posted by SpiceWare, in DPC+ ARM Development 03 May 2015 · 121 views

NOTE: This is an advanced Atari 2600 programming series. It will not cover basic things like triggering a Vertical Sync, what a Kernel is, why a timer is used in Vertical Blank, etc. If you need to learn that, check out with the following:
Collect - detailed development of a 2K game
2600 Programming for Newbies - use the Sorted Table of Contents topic...


DPC+ARM - Part 11, Beginnings of the Arena Kernel

Posted by SpiceWare, in DPC+ ARM Development 02 May 2015 · 130 views

NOTE: This is an advanced Atari 2600 programming series. It will not cover basic things like triggering a Vertical Sync, what a Kernel is, why a timer is used in Vertical Blank, etc. If you need to learn that, check out with the following:
Collect - detailed development of a 2K game
2600 Programming for Newbies - use the Sorted Table of Contents topic...


DPC+ARM - Part 10, Score & Timer display

Posted by SpiceWare, in DPC+ ARM Development 25 April 2015 · 159 views

NOTE: This is an advanced Atari 2600 programming series. It will not cover basic things like triggering a Vertical Sync, what a Kernel is, why a timer is used in Vertical Blank, etc. If you need to learn that, check out with the following:
Collect - detailed development of a 2K game
2600 Programming for Newbies - use the Sorted Table of Contents topic...


Houston Art Car Parade 2015, followup

Posted by SpiceWare, in Houston 18 April 2015 · 173 views

Thursday

Mom came up from Lake Jackson to stay with me for an extended weekend. After work, mom & I headed up to Discovery Green for the Art Car Sneak Peek to check out some of this year's entrants. My favorites from the event:



T-Bone aka Tex Mex Rex


Shopper Chopper


Sentrasaurus


Peep Jeep - Yeah Baby!


Entry #255 , it doesn't ma...


DPC+ARM - Part 9, Functional Menu

Posted by SpiceWare, in DPC+ ARM Development 16 April 2015 · 168 views

NOTE: This is an advanced Atari 2600 programming series. It will not cover basic things like triggering a Vertical Sync, what a Kernel is, why a timer is used in Vertical Blank, etc. If you need to learn that, check out with the following:
Collect - detailed development of a 2K game
2600 Programming for Newbies - use the Sorted Table of Contents topic...


Laff TV, Savings

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 15 April 2015 · 142 views

I'd previously mentioned that Live Well was being simulcast in both HD and SD on the 2 subchannels of the local ABC station.  This morning the SD subchannel switched to the new Laff TV network.
 

 
As you may have surmised by the name, it's a comedy channel and features shows like Empty Nest, Drew Carey, Grace Under Fire, Spin City as w...






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