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#626 AtariGeezer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2012 9:40 PM

No problem, I'm late as well ;-)
http://www.atarimax.....php?f=7&t=1086

SDX is default, hold SHIFT-key at bootup to enter the boot-selection page.
Here you also find the fat32-loader SIDE.

Later,
Sijmen.


Thanks Sijmen, will try them tonight :)

Jay

#627 fibrewire OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2012 9:47 PM

Do you guys know if Zaxxon is okay? Maybe he's holed up in a hospital or substance abuse recovery center...

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2012 10:14 PM

Do you guys know if Zaxxon is okay? Maybe he's holed up in a hospital or substance abuse recovery center...


Last post from him I saw on Atari-fourms was Jan 27,2012

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#629 flashjazzcat OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 1:17 AM

Interesting. An admission that he can't cope with his overwhelming workload.

#630 Chris Union NJ OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 2:33 PM

Interesting. An admission that he can't cope with his overwhelming workload.


He just has to build 10 to 20 then ship move on to next device type put the prototype's on hold
till you catch up it's just a matter of maniging your time and just keep that cycle going..


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#631 flashjazzcat OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 2:59 PM

I wouldn't dispute that assertion at all. And I notice he has his finger in many other hardware pies, too... I reckon he's just taken too much on at once. Better to finish one thing before moving onto the next...

#632 Firedawg OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 5:09 PM

"And I notice he has his finger in many other hardware pies, too..."


Sounds a lot like my money as it pertains to acquiring all the cool stuff being developed around here. ;)

I do hope Zaxon understands that I'm pulling for him and not against him, all I need is an update from time to time. Life can be tough with family, work, and everything in between, as I'm sure most of us can attest to.

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#633 flashjazzcat OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 6:33 PM

Amen to that. :)

#634 Faicuai OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 6:49 PM

(...) And I notice he has his finger in many other hardware pies, too... (...)


...I hope he does devotes most of his remaining fingers wrapping around (and nurturing) his own reputation, instead. Quite a large (and maybe unnecessary) exposure, if you ask me.

I will certainly wait for formal / actual feedback from him. Nevertheless, I should warn that my fuse only blows one (1) time.

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#635 Dropcheck OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 9:06 PM

And I notice he has his finger in many other hardware pies, too... I reckon he's just taken too much on at once. Better to finish one thing before moving onto the next...


You would think that he would have figured that out by now. :mad: Yet it appears he keeps proposing new hardware mods on other forums, takes money for the project and then leaves them hanging too. His latest post was today on http://69.90.163.150...57a5e9&start=50 This project was started the first of Dec and there's people in it complaining about other projects he hasn't shipped to them, In this thread on this website he hasn't posted since mid Jan and that to promise shipping by the end of Jan. Yet he has been active on other sites all along.

The more I find out about his activities on other sites, the worse this looks. His account is frozen on Amibay. Numerous complaints on Atari-Forum. Same here. He's been offered help. He's been offered advice. He's not taken either. But it seems he has no problem starting additional projects and taking your money.

What's worse is that he doesn't communicate. Or (gasp) lies! He promises shipping this date, misses, then another date, misses, then another date is given, and finally no response at all. Some people get theirs, others don't. Same run.

We are six days into Feb. with the latest promised shipping date of the end of Jan for all remaining SIDE orders passed. No shipping info for mine and no response to my PM.
No update from him in this thread.

This SIDE sounded like a good hardware mod and I would have liked to own one, but at this point I am going to cut my losses. Someone else can get inline. I hope I can get a refund. I just don't trust him anymore. My fuse has blown. :sad:

#636 tuf OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 9:16 PM

This SIDE sounded like a good hardware mod and I would have liked to own one, but at this point I am going to cut my losses. Someone else can get inline. I hope I can get a refund. I just don't trust him anymore. My fuse has blown. :sad:


If you order something that requires a pre-order just to get parts and then requires someone to hand assemble and ship it to you, you'd better be patient. It doesn't really matter how long it takes; you and everyone else in the Atari world have EVERY REASON to believe you'll get what you ordered from Zaxon (can't say the same about everyone I've dealt with with items like this).

You're upset because you ordered something, didn't get it yet and see Zaxon posting elsewhere ignoring everyone who's complaining. Understandable, but trust me, our world is much, much richer because of the guys like Zaxon who do these sorts of things.

Be patient like everyone else has, ignore the timeline and be pleasantly surprised when your SIDE shows up in 2013 or whenever.

#637 Faicuai OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 10:06 PM

(...)

Understandable, but trust me, our world is much, much richer because of the guys like Zaxon who do these sorts of things.

Be patient like everyone else has, ignore the timeline and be pleasantly surprised when your SIDE shows up in 2013 or whenever.


Tuffy:

Please, stop blowing up sunshine on Zaxxon's as_s, would you?

Just cut-the-bull, and stick to your own words:

http://www.atariage....ost__p__1934321

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#638 tuf OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 10:17 PM


(...)

Understandable, but trust me, our world is much, much richer because of the guys like Zaxon who do these sorts of things.

Be patient like everyone else has, ignore the timeline and be pleasantly surprised when your SIDE shows up in 2013 or whenever.


Tuffy:

Please, stop blowing up sunshine on Zaxxon's as_s, would you?

Just cut-the-bull, and stick to your own words:

http://www.atariage....ost__p__1934321

F.


As I specifically mentioned above, I couldn't say the same about everyone I've dealt with (which I put in there expecting you to get furious and go digging).

I've gotten all sorts of stuff from Zaxon, Candle and the gang over the last few years and they are good people. Be patient, stop flaming, and enjoy it when it shows.

Edited by tuf, Mon Feb 6, 2012 10:17 PM.


#639 MEtalGuy66 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 10:18 PM

Good advice.

This really is a NICE piece of hardware, guys.. It's worth the wait.

I do agree that if Zaxxon is unable to coordinate/communicate any better than he has recently, then perhapse he should stop taking orders, and hand the project off to someone who CAN more effectively handle it.

We need this device to make it into the hands of the max number of users, in order to guarantee continued support for it, and it would be a damn shame if this type of thing was to kill it's popularity. Its a damn fine design, and it's potential deserves to be realized.

I would like to personally thank Candle, Drac030, Flashjazzcat, Trub, and Zaxxon for making this thing available.

#640 Faicuai OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 10:29 PM

(...)

I've gotten all sorts of stuff from Zaxon, Candle and the gang over the last few years and they are good people. Be patient, stop flaming, and enjoy it when it shows.


Sure, keep telling that to yourself.

Collective commiseration will never be a replacement for a finished good and/or service.

You are just making things worse for him, instead.

F.

#641 19Echo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 10:30 PM

I'd like to personally thank metalguy for looking at my 800xl 3 months ago. maybe one day ill get that back too ;-)

#642 MEtalGuy66 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 10:43 PM

I'd like to personally thank metalguy for looking at my 800xl 3 months ago. maybe one day ill get that back too ;-)


Who says I've looked at it yet? :evil:

I hope people don't start flaming me on here.. heh. Ive got 2 MIOs that a guy paid over $400.00 for, back in 2007, and he has not complained ONCE.... Ive got a 600XL that a guy sent me for some upgrades that's been here even longer than that... And niether person has complained even once... And I don't post status reports to them at all.. Ive built & repaired hundreds of ATARI Items in the last 10-20 years, and 90% of them did not have a fixed time frame.. Some happened quicker than others.. That's the way it is when you are an individual, trying to do work of uncompromised quality.. Your REAL LIFE has to come first.. And some people will understand this because THEY TOO have lives.. And then you've got people like Faicuai..

#643 19Echo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 10:50 PM

pshh...it was more like six months!!! just give me a sitrep before the end of the world this year :)

#644 tuf OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 11:04 PM


I've gotten all sorts of stuff from Zaxon, Candle and the gang over the last few years and they are good people. Be patient, stop flaming, and enjoy it when it shows.

Sure, keep telling that to yourself.

Collective commiseration will never be a replacement for a finished good and/or service.

You are just making things worse for him, instead.


I shouldn't tell that to myself? I love my SIDE (June order delivered in November) why should I tell myself any different?

You better knock off the silly flame war antics. I'm half tempted to send you mine to avoid having to pwn you :)

#645 Faicuai OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2012 11:11 PM

You better knock off the silly flame war antics. I'm half tempted to send you mine to avoid having to pwn you :)


I truly appreciate your gesture, but, please, consider shoving it up where it feels more manageable.

You seem to deeply "confuze" the line that separates "pathetic customer service" from "flame wars" . You AIN'T seen war, yet.

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#646 flashjazzcat OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 4:33 AM

Ive got 2 MIOs that a guy paid over $400.00 for, back in 2007, and he has not complained ONCE.... Ive got a 600XL that a guy sent me for some upgrades that's been here even longer than that... And niether person has complained even once...


Maybe they're dead. :D

#647 candle OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 5:09 AM

Jon, joking like this might not be that funny if they are...

#648 flashjazzcat OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 5:17 AM

True - I should have left the smiley off. Sorry about that - I'm in a rotten mood, but I should keep it to myself.

#649 Almost Rice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 9:01 AM

I hope people don't start flaming me on here.. heh. Ive got 2 MIOs that a guy paid over $400.00 for, back in 2007, and he has not complained ONCE....


Thats because I know where you live :grin:

#650 mimo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 10:29 AM

Hey Candle, was it really 2009 :grin: :sleep:




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