Jump to content

--- Ω ---'s Photo

--- Ω ---

Member Since 27 Mar 2013
OFFLINE Last Active Private

Topics I've Started

Opportunities Squandered

Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:02 AM

Do you remember back in the day, how many opportunities or "good things" in the TI community were squandered and lost because of apathy?


I remember one BBS in particular, the sysop spent hundreds of dollars on a dedicated system, multiple phone lines and spend hours keeping the BBS up-to-date with fresh stuff... BECAUSE THE LOCALS REQUESTED IT.  The BBS took off like a rocket, people scarfed the downloads, but never even bothered to write a single message on the BBS.  After a couple of months, the Sysop gave up because all people wanted to do was leech all the new freebies, but not participate.


Human nature being what it is, people develop habits from positive re-enforcement, if they get a positive result, they come back, if they get a big nothing burger too often, they give up and move on.  The problem is, many people never looked into a mirror back then and realized (or admitted) that they were part of the problem.


There is a saying, "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it".   Sadly another aspect of human nature is that some people can be painfully obtuse while in the middle of an active situation, but will be the first to lament the demise of something that they could have prevented.  Whether some learn to connect the dots remains to be seen.

"Private" PM based TI swap meet week?

Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:14 PM

Would anyone here be interested in a private TI swap meet week?


I'm thinking just for active/trusted members of our little community, carried out in the "Private Message" area.  Those active members wanting to participate could message the person (still unknown) hosting, to be included in the participants list, so by the dates of the 'swap meet' they could come in and list things at fair prices or to request certain items. 


This would give some of us the chance to clean house, while being assured the more valuable and rare items (if any) go to a good homes, while not risking them landing in the hands of unscrupulous profiteers


Good/Bad idea?

Cellphone Audio Amplifier for the Cassette Port

Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:06 PM

Has anyone tried one of << THESE >> with their cellphone?  It'll probably require a stereo to mono adapter, but it might be a viable method for using your cellphone as a Program Recorder replacement or to drive enough audio to use it with the << GRONOS SOUNDSHOW >> programs.






"The Code"

Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:51 PM

Are there any TI games with "the code"?


I know there was something TI related that I have that used it, but for the life of me I cannot remember what it was... but I don't think it was a game.


** EDIT **

Did a search and found what it was in << THIS MESSAGE >>.

TI Treasure? - Lost & Found? - Amazing Discovery?

Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:07 AM

In going through my Dad's old stuff today, I came across a cassette tape that could have only been made by me.  I vaguely remember taking copies of programs to him on cassette, because I still did not have a P-Box like him, but the fact that I never got the tape back leads me to believe this was around 1985 when I got my own P-Box.


Anyway, it's a neat coincidence since I've been playing with my program recorder the past couple of weeks, so I'm already setup to see whats on it.  I'm almost afraid to look, because back around 1985 my programming was kinda sloppy.


It's kinda neat that he kept this cassette all these decades.