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Cebus Capucinis

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About Cebus Capucinis

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  • Birthday 06/28/1983

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  1. Time for a stogie, a Belgian beer, and an AZ sunset 🌇

    1. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Living the Dream!

    2. bubufubu

      bubufubu

      Arizona has some of the best skies.  Not just sunsets.  Our big blues can compete with any other place.

  2. I'm proud to admit that I'm the most humble person alive.

    1. DuggerVideoGames

      DuggerVideoGames

      Pffft.  I'm more humble than you.  And more humble than him, him, her, him, that guy, her too, and I'm definitely more humble than that bunch over there!!!

    2. Atarian7

      Atarian7

      Remember that country song? : "Oh Lord it's hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way."

    3. carlsson

      carlsson

      There are at least two ways to change that, of which one you really should watch out for.

  3. Hey man, drunk posting can be some of the most exciting times! *burrrrp* 🍻
  4. I left AtariAge in 2013....then came back in 2020, and I am absolutely floored that this thread is still here and people are still asking literally the same questions and getting vague/similar answers 7 years later. I fully expected this to have been done and submitted in my absence - and much like Stephen, I'm somewhere in the first handful of people to have preordered it. Frankly, I'm indifferent about it and if it shows up, great, if it doesn't, that sucks, but what are people going to do. If we're all out $100+ or so it sucks, but it's better than a lot of other things that could happen. I'm no Positive Pollyanna that claims everyone being realistic is "HATERZ" either, though. The end point of this is: Expectations were set about a product. Those expectations on the part of consumers may be reasonable or unreasonable. But as a producer, when you provide information that create whatever those expectations are, you should anticipate unhappy and unsatisfied consumers if you fail to deliver. There can be a million reasons for those failures, and those reasons may be valid, at which point the consumer needs to be understanding. BUT that doesn't completely shift the burden to the consumer to simply spout unicorns and rainbows 24/7 while fanboy gushing. As several very experienced and incredibly smart creators on here have said, if you can't back up the words, don't say them to begin with - don't create the expectations in the first place if you don't have a solid and good faith belief that those deadlines will be met. And don't take money until you're absolutely ready to go for something. I don't hold breaking these rules against any creator. But I also think a creator should anticipate that failing to meet expectations will chafe buyers and make people (either understandably or not understandably) upset in some ways. Having an attitude that this is entirely "black and white" and taking sides (either the "fan club" or the "haters") is flogging a dead horse at this point - and it looked like that horse died long before I first left AtariAge in 2013..... #1. Is it unreasonable for a product to take 10 years? ABSOLUTELY. #2. Are there possibly justified reasons for the delay? PROBABLY. #3. Are the creators doing this for the love of the hobby? ABSOLUTELY. #4. Does that excuse blasting through reasonable deadlines? ABSOLUTELY NOT. There can be a universe where all of these things are true; where failure to deliver is unacceptable to consumers BUT ALSO where it's potentially justified. The Venn Diagram has a middle, and we're square at it. The people who have complaints are justified. The people who are defending also have points. Both positions are true and valid, and arguing with each other over who's "right" or "wrong" ultimately is asinine (no offense). If you're going to get out the pitchforks and torches, get them out and point them at the XM team, not at the "XM Defense Brigade", because the XM team's the one making the promises, not the AA users who rush to defend them. If you're on the "XM Defense Brigade" don't rush to assume those with pitchforks and torches are the enemy. The XM team made their own bed as soon as they made promises. They don't need white knights to defend them, they're perfectly capable of providing their own justifications and rationales.
  5. I'd imagine you could kludge something up with a relay on the coin up circuit that ties into them. Tap into one of the wires for the coin circuit and have that control the relay, which then goes to an illuminated volcano button. It's more work than it's probably worth, though, because you'd then have to figure out a way to create a circuit that goes back to the relay and turns it off either once the button is pushed or the game is over, and doing that without some logic to control it would be very difficult.
  6. It's a complete hackjob. Willis made aftermarket overlays for cabinets back in the day for an alternate art setup - I got a Willis NOS sticker for my SI cab, and they're really cool. Willis was around in the 80s and a lot of operators would buy their stuff when their CPOs got beat up since it was cheaper than a replacement and the different art attracted people. That cab looks like some form of a Neo Geo cab and the operator has just slapped other art on it. I'd imagine it's complete bootleg with absolutely nothing to do with original stuff - just a cobbled together hackjob from a variety of parts. The joystick appears to be typical of Neo Geo cabs as well, and that red looks original, though the shape is a bit different from some Neo Geo cabs. Nonetheless, given Neo Geo cabs were generic and made in large quantities, they make good candidates for throwing something in there. My guess would be an authentic Ms. Pac board in a cobbled together fully hackjob cabinet.
  7. Job 1: Get the Apple IIc out and fix the keycaps.

    1. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      Job 2: Clean out / possibly replace the pots on the Apple monitor, as apparently the brightness pot is dirty.

  8. As of 4:37PM on July 29, 2020, I have completed the Arizona Multistate Uniform Bar Examination. Now to get back to REAL LIFE.

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    2. DrVenkman

      DrVenkman

      Congrats! I took the Tennessee Bar Exam 24 years ago this week, waaay before the Uniform Exam was a thing. I have zero desire to ever take another standardized test in my life. :)

    3. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      I'd rank it just slightly above "passing a kidney stone" in terms of fun. May I never do it again!

    4. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      ^Oh Lord!   hahaa

  9. Wife got sick yesterday. Her work (dance studio) called. Two students in her class tested positive for COVID. :( 17 days until the bar, a disease with a 14 day incubation period, and if I'm sick or anything I am disqualified.

    1. nanochess

      nanochess

      Ouch! Prayers for your wife for a fast recovery. Keep calm.

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      Yeeoww!  Hopefully everything works out.  I wish your wife a speedy recovery, and hope you're not sick

    3. _The Doctor__

      _The Doctor__

      No worries, once you are well you can take it then.

  10. There's a party in my pants and I want you all to come....

     

     

    1. joeatari1

      joeatari1

      Is "come" spelled correctly?

    2. Crazy Climber

      Crazy Climber

      yeah...I'm busy man...

       

  11. I hope that whatever the issue is it can get resolved, but I do agree that whatever it is (I don't know) honor does supplant legality...
  12. Oh man now I'm gonna have to leave for 7 years again
  13. I'M MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      "Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid!"

       

      youtu.be/qx217LaYiqM

       

    2. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      THIS ISN'T OVER! WAS IT OVER WHEN THE GERMANS BOMBED PEARL HARBOR? HELL NO!

       

      https://youtu.be/V8lT1o0sDwI

  14. And now every buyer on this website will go.... 🖕🖕🖕🖕 Right back at you! Well done! Perfect way to kill a sale! 👏
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