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Is your TI-99/4A's den or game room a disaster area?


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Poll: Your TI Game Room (31 member(s) have cast votes)

When it comes to your TI-99/4A's game room.

  1. It's clean, well organized, and even dusted on a regular basis. (9 votes [29.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.03%

  2. It's clean and somewhat organized, but not dusted. (5 votes [16.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.13%

  3. It's somewhat clean, but not organized or even dusted. (8 votes [25.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.81%

  4. It's a complete mess. (4 votes [12.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  5. It's so bad I need a shovel to find the floor. (3 votes [9.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  6. It's an anonymous poll, but even in secrecy I don't want to admit how bad it is. (2 votes [6.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

If you answered other #1 in the previous question...

  1. I'll start cleaning it NOW. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. I'll think about cleaning it in a couple of days. (13 votes [41.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.94%

  3. I'll never clean it, it's too much work. (6 votes [19.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.35%

  4. I answered selection #1 in the previous question, so it's all good. (12 votes [38.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.71%

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Posted Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:05 PM

This is an anonymous poll (for obvious reasons)!  :D



#2 jrhodes OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:18 PM

Just because it is an anonymous poll does not mean i need to stay anonymous if i don't feel like it. ;-)

The only reason i have not got around to cleaning it lately is i just got moved in from a recent move.



#3 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:04 AM

hehe- my TI stuff occupies a small corner of our bedroom.  I try to keep it as neat as I can mostly because it bugs me if I don't- though my cassette recorder is in dire need of dusting.



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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:23 AM

hehe- my TI stuff occupies a small corner of our bedroom.  I try to keep it as neat as I can mostly because it bugs me if I don't- though my cassette recorder is in dire need of dusting.

 

'Dire need'?

Compressed air or the brush on the vacuum cleaner followed by lot's and lots of damp Q-Tips for all the nooks and crannys works.

 

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I've been looking for a dust cover for my program recorder for over a year now.... (sigh)



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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:39 AM

My whole finished basement is my "fun room" area. The whole thing is in need of cleaning and organizing. The TI area is a bit neater at the moment. :)



#6 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:43 AM

This room is my pride and joy. I keep it pretty sharp

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:25 PM

 

'Dire need'?

Compressed air or the brush on the vacuum cleaner followed by lot's and lots of damp Q-Tips for all the nooks and crannys works.

 

gallery_35324_1027_6696.jpg

 

I've been looking for a dust cover for my program recorder for over a year now.... (sigh)

lol- the deal is that my recorder is behind my TI console but under a small wire shelf.  my desk is kinda small and i had to 'stack' to accommodate everything.  I've just been lazy and dusted everything *except* the recorder ;)



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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:26 PM

Prototypical organized mess :)

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:49 PM

I still find that display beautiful!  I just wish it didn't cost so much money to replicate.
I still have my hopes on a TIPI WEBAPP to get close...

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#10 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:20 PM

I want that Hero robot! :)

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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:10 AM

I want that Hero robot! :)

 

It might make an encore showing in Chicago this fall :)



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Posted Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:53 PM

Quite the opposite: I have turned my disaster area into my "classic computing" area.



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Posted Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 PM

@Opry99er: That is a very nice setup!  Something I always wanted, but never achieved.

 

@Vorticon: That is an awesome photo!  I feel like I'm playing an "I Spy" game. ;-)  I spy: a logic analyzer, an o-scope, a Commodore 128D, a hot-air station, a Radio Shack Armatron, a rotary tool, a project on a breadboard, a PCB stand, a adjustable power supply, a sig-gen, a Heathkit Hero (obvious), a box of etched PCBs and copper clads, LEGO Mindstorms, a video converter, a BBC-Micro (perhaps?), a 120-220 transformer, a Heathkit CPU trainer, a Virtual Boy, an eprom programmer, and more... :-)

 

My space looks like Vorticon's, but worse!



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Posted Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:57 PM

Prototypical organized mess :)

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the picture of your space could make a great 750 piece jigsaw puzzle.  ;)



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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:38 AM

the picture of your space could make a great 750 piece jigsaw puzzle.  ;)

 

If Vorticon agrees to have his den turned into a jigsaw puzzle, you can do it here:

https://www.jigsawplanet.com



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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:47 AM

 

If Vorticon agrees to have his den turned into a jigsaw puzzle, you can do it here:

https://www.jigsawplanet.com

 

Now that's an idea! I could give it as a door prize at the next Chicago Faire  :D



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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:43 PM

....

 

My space looks like Vorticon's, but worse!

 

Sorry, but we only accept pictures, here in this thread :grin: :grin: :grin:



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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:09 PM

Fine, but don't say I did not warn you.  The last photo shows my TI "setup". ;-)

 

 

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#19 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:28 PM

Damn, look at all those consoles!!! :)

You have a developer's setup.... I have an enthusiast's setup. Both beautiful for different reasons.

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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:25 PM

I would agree if I had any sort of organization to the mess.  I have lots of storage, I just need to start using it.  But for some reason I keep prioritizing hardware projects over organization activities.

 

All those consoles are in various states of not working, cosmetically sad (beat to hell, it is amazing what people seem to be able to do to computers), etc.  One day very soon I will be taking them all apart, testing each major component, and reassembling as many good consoles as possible.  The consoles will be sold / donated, and the remaining working parts will also be donated / sold.



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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:38 PM

Something I did manage to do in the last two years was to finally get all my books in the same place for the first time in my life!  I do enjoy it a lot.  There is even a specific retro-computer section. :-)

 

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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:53 PM

Can you imagine combining Lego style blocks with a 3D printer and the TI-99/4A hobby?

 

I can imagine some pretty cool black and silver joystick housings, or any number of TI related things of "larger size" that could be assembled one brick at a time.  Lego P-Box anyone?  

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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:18 PM

Prototypical organized mess :)

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I had a similar looking room before I got married.  LOL

Used to use 2 signal generators to try to draw things on the o-scope!  Oh to be young.  LOL



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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:38 PM

@Opry99er: That is a very nice setup!  Something I always wanted, but never achieved.
 
@Vorticon: That is an awesome photo!  I feel like I'm playing an "I Spy" game. ;-)  I spy: a logic analyzer, an o-scope, a Commodore 128D, a hot-air station, a Radio Shack Armatron, a rotary tool, a project on a breadboard, a PCB stand, a adjustable power supply, a sig-gen, a Heathkit Hero (obvious), a box of etched PCBs and copper clads, LEGO Mindstorms, a video converter, a BBC-Micro (perhaps?), a 120-220 transformer, a Heathkit CPU trainer, a Virtual Boy, an eprom programmer, and more... :-)
 
My space looks like Vorticon's, but worse!


Damn you're good! And yes it is a BBC Master computer :) No wonder I can't stay focused on a project for too long - way too many distractions!

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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:53 PM

I didn't see the Virtual Boy!!!! One of my Bucket List consoles for sure




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