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Throat stuff part 2

I tried to take one of my pills and choked on it. Thankfully it ended after a few minutes. But that's it. No more big huge pills I have to take every day for some other stupid thing I have wrong with me. This after I went to see the doctor about it. He prescribed me some stuff that may help and proceeded to make an appointment with the gastrointestinal people, which will knock me out and stick a camera down my throat to see what is wrong with me. Which I am afraid I may have to do if this medici

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

Alcadon: Chapter 1 & Chapter 2

For info on what the heck this is CLICK HERE If you want everything in a more convenient form factor just visit the official website!   Chapter 1: Let Me Tell You a Story Chapter 2: An Important Meeting  

DoctorSpuds

DoctorSpuds

 

The land of Alcadon Disambiguation Page

Welcome to the world of Alcadon!   Chances are if you're on this page you clicked the "What the heck is this?" link at the beginning of the chapter I posted.   How about I clear a few things up for you: Alcadon is a fictitious land set on Earth, far in the future. So far that humanity won't be around to fact check. Everything I post is considered a rough draft and is subject to change on a whim. Also, grammar is pretty rough. I intend to release the story I've

DoctorSpuds

DoctorSpuds

 

Throat stuff

I have been living with throat problems which had escalated to a point where I couldn't take it any more. It all came to a head on Saturday night where I spent ten hours not being able to swallow anything. So I made a doctor appointment for tomorrow. Since yesterday all I had to eat is mashed potatoes and ice cream. I was adventurous and had a bag of peanut M&Ms yesterday but I doubt I'll do that again. Taking the pills I need to take has been an adventure since I need to take 2 big ones, bu

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

I can drink water again!

Had another one of my choking fits. This one was the worst one I've ever had. I tried to eat a burger at 1pm. It got stuck in my throat. I tried all sorts of things: trying to eat more food, cough syrup, water, bubbles from soft drinks, induced burps, all sorts of stuff. Nothing worked. I tried sleep but I couldn't sleep because I realized I couldn't swallow my own saliva without choking on it. Finally, at 11:30pm (yes, it was 10.5 hours of suffering), I vomited up the offending piece of food, n

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atari2600land

Episode IX Star Wars binge part 7 - film rankings

Episode IX Star Wars binge part 7 - film rankings

I am done watching the films in story-chronological order!  Here is my ranking of the 8 Skywalker films and 2 side story films, which I'm sure nobody will agree with:  Ep5 > Ep4 > Ep6 > Ep7 >  RO > Ep8 > Ep3 > Solo > Ep1 >  Ep2.  Breaking it down a bit:  Ep5 > Ep4 > Ep6  -  because the OT films are the best of all them. Unbeatable.   Ep6 ROTJ is an 8.5/10 film, not quite up there with Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back - both of which are 1

Cafeman

Cafeman

Episode IX Star Wars binge part 6: TFA and TLJ 

Episode IX Star Wars binge part 6: TFA and TLJ 

I've watched Star Wars Episode VII:  The Force Awakens about a dozen times;  I've watched Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi a couple of times.    I just re-watched them, after having watched all the other SW films in story-chronological order.  I've already blogged a lot about Episode 7: The Force Awakens, so I'm not in the mood to say the same things.  Basically I really enjoyed its return to the OT feel, and I really liked Daisy Ridley as Rey.  Even though TFA mimics story points f

Cafeman

Cafeman

 

Lots of people interested in Keizer, Oregon for some reason

I lived in a small city called Keizer, Oregon which neighbors the much bigger town of Salem. Keizer actually broke off from Salem and made its own city. They voted to do that on the day I was born. I spent my first 10 years of life there. And while we lived there, my parents and sister were coming home from the fair (I don't know why I didn't go), when they decided to break out the camcorder and film our drive down the road. That was in 1988. Fast forward 31 years later to today. I put the video

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

Sound again!

I finally got the sound back on. I was using Pinnacle Studio 19 a few months ago when all of a sudden, the sound got muted for no reason. Yesterday, I decided I might as well sign up to the stupid Pinnacle forum to see if I could get any answers. The one I got didn't make much sense, but it did lead me to something called B & O Play. One of the options, the one for allowing sound from more than one program running at a time, had been turned off, but not by me. Because I didn't know it existe

atari2600land

atari2600land

Episode IX Star Wars Binge Part 5:   Rogue One and the OT films

Episode IX Star Wars Binge Part 5:   Rogue One and the OT films

I decided to re-watch Rogue One, then Episode IV: A New Hope immediately after.  I have never done this before!   Rogue One is a 2016 film, but a prequel to 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope.    I know the original Star Wars film like the back of my hand, but I wonder, how will the experience change after having just watched its prequel?   Rogue One ends with Princess Leia having just escaped the Imperials and Darth Vader, with the plans to the Death Star.    Star Wars began with Princess Leia storin

Cafeman

Cafeman

 

Banned Again

This seems to be the end result when calling people out. Is it vulgar language. NOPE   Is it personal insults. NOPE   Call people out for the truth and you get banned. This was the case for the ColEM area and now the Collectorvison Phoenix Next it will be the Opcode Area. You people are a bunch of entitled, Millennial assholes that can't handle the truth. It doesn't matter the contributions, the help or any other things I do around here but as

Mike Harris

Mike Harris

 

YouTube new policies

From now, YouTube users need to tell if their videos are made for children or not. https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/9527654?hl=en   Myself, I can't tell if some of my videos are for kids.    I make them for everybody, not just for kids.

Serguei2

Serguei2

 

Setting up a new beige TI-99/4a and PEB: Part 3

I have made a decision to paint my PEB beige as well as the speech module. this is going to be my inspiration: I'm going to keep my black keyboard I have adapted for the beige TI-99/4a I have so I might use black drives to balance out the look. I'm also got to experiment with creating my own decals. We'll see if that works.  

hloberg

hloberg

 

N-Gage

So I just ordered a copy of Warhammer for N-Gage off eBay. And if everything goes well, all I'd need for a complete boxed US collection is Civilization. I'm not going to even try to get Sega Rally (a CIB copy is on eBay now...for $500). But I do wonder a few things. #1 - Why wasn't the N-Gage successful? I remember hearing about it back when it was new and thought it seemed pretty cool, but the one thing that put me off was I thought I needed a cell phone plan to play the games. Now I know that

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

I fixed an Atari 2600

So I got out my spare, backup Atari 2600 out of the garage to see if it would give me an improved picture quality. No, in fact no picture. The thing was broken. It would light up for a tenth of a second and then nothing. I thought to myself "It's dead. I can't harm it any more," so I laid the thing down on the dining room table and attempted an operation.   Attempting to put the thing back together was the hardest part. I think it's a "Vader", if it has 4 switches. It kept forcing the

atari2600land

atari2600land

 

Cutting off sound

Finally tried Frank the Fruit Fly with sound. Discovered that the game cuts off the level intro ditty. Must have been because I got rid of a little bit of code during it. So since the two variables that control it were maxed out at 255, I decided to speed up the song a little. I don't think it's too noticeable. I was working on trying to get the frog jumping on the oasis screen when I discovered the music thing, and it sidetracked me for a little bit.   A large part of time was spent t

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