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S1500 last won the day on April 14 2011

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About S1500

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    River Patroller
  • Birthday 01/27/1976

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  • Location
    Twin Cities
  • Interests
    car restoration, chicks in stirrup pants, pinball, and Fairuza Balk's status at any given time.

    I also praise or bash any and all retro video game podcasts.
  • Currently Playing
    Lego Hobbit

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  1. Someone was using a TI in 1990? So I wasn't the only one. Wow. Then again, Apple //e in the early 1990s was still common in schools.
  2. Note to self: turn off the notification beeps on this website. Not needed.

    1. BydoEmpire


      I never turn on any notifications, ever... if I can help it.  So annoying and unnecessary.

    2. moycon


      Then you won't know immediately when I respond to your status replies!! BEEEEP!!

    3. GoldLeader


      *Bloop*  S1500 just posted a new Status Update.  (I read update).  **Laughs**,  I laughed the kind of laugh like when you're flipping through movie channels and one of the characters in a given movie happens to say the title of the movie you just read at the top of the screen...I always find that amusing. 😊

  3. I thought there was going to be a discussion on one of the developers that just jumped ship, but looking at the 10000 pictures and videos for the last few pages, I was wrong.
  4. Drilling new holes for a control panel for a MAME cabinet. I really need to bolt down the drill press so the whole thing doesn't tilt. 

    1. save2600


      Or just go for the gold with a hole saw and hand drill, while the panel's attached to the machine. Just be sure to drill yourself a pilot hole first!  lol

    2. S1500


      I'm strictly Forstner bits. I had really bad luck with hole saws where it jammed the motor, teeth got gummed up, made a mess. Just wish the Forstner bit I had protrued the center "pilot hole lineup" part was longer. 

  5. I saw a TI a few times on an episode of Diffrent Strokes. I'm sure that's well documented in "Starring the Computer". Weird seeing it used for graphics on an episode of The Price Is Right. It was featured in 2 music videos.
  6. With Galloping Ghost buying a Chinese food restaurant, I'm reminded of Toronto. There's a great place called "Sam The Record Man" on Yonge street. Down Yonge street, there was "Sam The Chinese Food Man", which was bought out to avoid being demolished.
  7. Girlfrend dumped me. Should pass some time with making a TI-99/4A podcast or something. Been holding it off for years. 

    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. high voltage

      high voltage

      Maybe celebrate?

    3. GoldLeader


      Hopefully it's not too rough on you, because usually when you look back on it, you realize it was for the best.  Time to enjoy life!

    4. Rick Dangerous

      Rick Dangerous

      No.....YOU dumped her!  Hope you feel better soon mate. 

  8. A short while back, I downloaded Wizard's Tower off of here. Of course, I try to download it again, and couldn't find it whatsoever. I blame the search function. I blame everyone. WT was the first game I mail ordered. It was simple. It was brutal. It was nostalgic. I'm playing it on my tablet at work. The tablet randomly rebooted itself, and yet I was still able to continue onward with the restore state. Color me impressed! And yes, I've re-attached it on here. Works great with JS99er. WizTowerAA.dsk
  9. S1500

    Borderlands 3

    I bought it a short while back. Last night, trying to play it, it shut down the console. Prior to that, I join a game, and quickly get booted from network connectivity issues. I have soft off. I try to get back into BL3, and am greeted with a black screen & music. I have to quit & restart it. It's frozen up before. I had to once try to start the game 3 times before it would fire up. So far, this game feels like it's not ready to press onto a disk.
  10. Please refrain from expressing original thoughts. Use the provided memes on the Internet to try to communicate. 

  11. A random search of "retroforce go!"(a podcast that was 87% obnox laughter) led to the discovery of the "Retroid" podcast, a 'cast that lasted apparently no more than 5 episodes. Really flew under the radar. Pssh, this is like finding out they made a Final Fantasy game released only in Japan that nobody played there either! (chortle)
  12. Retrogaming Roundup had a great episode: Because there was no Dinosaur Pie segment to skip over.
  13. On the movie "The Stuff", Atari 8-bit defender is played. Then for some reason you hear arcade Joust sound FX when the kid stops playing. 

    1. save2600


      Haha! Fun to catch those things. You see/hear that kind of stuff in movies all the time. Rarely do the sounds ever match the actual game. Or the console for that matter.

    2. Flojomojo


      I love hearing the Williams sounds in their pinball games, like GORGON. 


      So many 1980s TV shows used Atari Pac-Man and Donkey Kong sounds, which were so iconic and awful even when new. 

    3. DragonGrafx-16


      At least it's not Atari 2600 Coleco Donkey Kong sounds like it seemed to be in in most shows/movies that had video game sounds back in the day...

  14. How many times do I have to remind you people to turn off your interthrusters when going through a galactic tunnel? Common sense, people. 


    Wait, what year is this? 

    1. GoldLeader


      I shouldn't have let my computerized automatron drive.

  15. I bought Borderlands 3 this week, so I of course logically went to a store that sold it: Target. Not GameStop. 

    1. moycon


      I'll buy it again when they iron out all the bugs.

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