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Has the COVID-19 hysteria increased your TI-99/4A time?

COVID-19 and the TI-99/4A  

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  1. 1. Has the COVID-19 hysteria and/or stay at home orders allowed you more time to enjoy TI-99/4A related activities?

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I've a lot of time now, to work on a new project.  However, unfortunately, I keep getting distracted/bothered/disturbed/poked/prodded/prompted by various members of this household and so no project can reasonably start at all.  I don't know what it is but since this outbreak started everyone in this house got more annoying by about 25 percent.  I am intending to do something though, sometime, if I can.

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Ugh... I give up... that is supposed to have sound, but apparently does not work anymore.  *sigh*  Anyway, it's from "Monsters, Inc." The big blue guy yells "I could have died!  I could be DEAD!" then the pink guy slaps him and says "Keep it together, man!!"

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On 3/31/2020 at 4:23 AM, wierd_w said:

Indeed. Set up a room. IT IS FOR WORK. NOTHING ELSE.

 

Adhere to that. All will be well.

 

 

When you make the space shared, bad things happen.

Tell that to She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed. All home spaces belong to her--and all living things in them must follow her demands or cease to be living things. . .she is ornery that way.

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Sadly, advice for She-who-must-be-obeyed is not something I can help with.  You're on your own on that one. :P

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Being in lockdown is a true test of compatability...that is a fact. Nerves are being tested, patience is being tested.  Cheryl had a She Shed.  Now we are all up in each other all the time...not in a good way...LMAO.     Space man..space......   

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I've been home for a month with my daughter.  My wife's bank is rotating people one week on, one week off to minimize exposure and have backups in case people need to quarantine or get sick.  She just spent the last week home, with nothing to do.  She's endlessly supportive of the weird things I do with my life, and I love her very much, but let's just say I'm very happy she's going back to work tomorrow.

 

Starting to finally carve out some good coding time for myself, though!

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On 3/27/2020 at 10:01 PM, humeur said:

It is a massacre in Italy, Spain, and we France it happens, Germany for now is that where there is less dead.
Pay attention to yourself, it does not laugh if you already have health problems.

 

15 more days of confinement, until April 15 at least

 

Jean louis live to France

 

Unfortunately you're completely right ... I'm from Milan in Lombardy (Italy) ... I call this moment "the Soft Apocalyse" but it's real and true ... here the lockdown is still complete (almost until begin of May ... as governament stated) only in this week the number of infected/death seem to be stabilized but to much early to say it ...

Now ithis plague is turning around the world ... please  keep safe and stay healthy at your houses the only way to stop the tsunami 

take care

Francesco  

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19 hours ago, Ksarul said:

Tell that to She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed. All home spaces belong to her--and all living things in them must follow her demands or cease to be living things. . .she is ornery that way.

:( I can fully understand you ... 

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On 4/16/2020 at 4:30 AM, Ksarul said:

Tell that to She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed. All home spaces belong to her--and all living things in them must follow her demands or cease to be living things. . .she is ornery that way.

 

So there again were some new words for me to learn :)

But google wasn´t able to translate it, but gives an example..

 

Google knows the truth !!!!!  :D

 

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Posted (edited)

 

puh, nearly 4 weeks of partitial lockdown now here in Germany....

But it gave me more time than ever to use my 99er hardware :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 

BTW, who is this HornPub, and do they deliver beer ?

 

 

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Much less TI time, much more time worrying, doing some repairs, cleaning etc.
 
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
World Health Organization
 
Droplets: Breathing 2 meters. Coughing 5-6 meters. Sneezing 7-8 meters.
Smaller than droplets: Implications of this are huge ...
Dr. John Campbell
 

 

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These fine, and educational PSAs should help everyone in this time of crisis.

 

 

Remember to wear your social distancing helmet---

 

 

 

And that hoarding of lavatory paper is a criminal offense.

 

 

 

 

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Actually this opposite for me.

Covid 19 forced my girlfriend home all the time so my time on TI99/4A is limited to a few hours, when before it was over 10 hours a day.

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No Oktoberfest this year. The Oktoberfest has been cancelled by the Bavarian government and the Mayor of Munich today. The reason: You can't keep the minimum distance.

 

(I have to admit I never visited the Oktoberfest.)

 

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16 minutes ago, mizapf said:

No Oktoberfest this year. The Oktoberfest has been cancelled by the Bavarian government and the Mayor of Munich today.

If a Fest West had been planned it would have been a major bust this year.

 

2 hours ago, RXB said:

...so my time on TI99/4A is limited to a few hours, when before it was over 10 hours a day.

Ten hours a day?  Holy Bovine Batman!  I've not had that much time on my TI in the past three months... COMBINED.

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2 hours ago, RXB said:

Actually this opposite for me.

Covid 19 forced my girlfriend home all the time so my time on TI99/4A is limited to a few hours, when before it was over 10 hours a day.

A few hours is luxury. :)
 
What did you do in all those 10 hours a day ? :-o
 

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2 hours ago, sometimes99er said:

A few hours is luxury. :)
 
What did you do in all those 10 hours a day ? :-o
 

Play games like WoT or SWTOR and worked on RXB 2020

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