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SUMMER 2010

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And sometimes before the first week is out! :p

 

Not this time, though. I've got something in the works (a couple of somethings, really) that I've been meaning to do that'll set the stage for other projects down the road! 8-)

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From my limited experience I have to conclude that burn-out time is in some kind of ratio to the difficulty of the project or the inherent frustration involved. Slow progress is less painful than continual backtracking.

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I have never finished one, but its great fun trying

 

this year I have at disposal, my palm VII, my DEC386 laptop, my mac SE, and my Apple //c

 

hmm wonder what I will not finish this time lol

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I have a couple of strategies that seem to work:

 

1) Set your goals so low that success is guaranteed.

2) Set your goals so high that success is impossible and then adjust your definition of success to include whatever small steps you did accomplish.

 

;-)

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I have a couple of strategies that seem to work:

 

1) Set your goals so low that success is guaranteed.

;-)

 

I plan to drink some rum and perhaps eat some chilli gummy bears. Yes! Chilli!

 

I think that's low enough for us all.

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My first diary entry is up, but it just dawned on me that going to the "root" URL shows a placeholder page, while going to index.html works.

http://retro-net.org/~anonymousfreak/index.html is the proper link.

Anyone know how to make the RetroNET web server properly link to the base URL?

 

I have no idea why you're getting that, it's working as expected from here...

Anyway, I've changed the link on the RC page just to be safe.

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I'll be writing my first official diary entry this weekend, but I do want to say that so far it has been a success, yellow stripe on the 150 screen and all! New Math Blaster Plus and MacWrite Pro have been used so far with more oldies on the way--I'm looking at OutNumbered, Midnight Rescue, and possibly Carmen USA next!

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www.scottbaret.com

 

I put it on the main page; scroll down a bit when it loads and you'll find it under the boldface header "Retrochallenge Update".

 

I didn't want to put it under one of the tabs, so I figured the main page would work best, especially since the project will be over in August. (I will be writing a full blog entry about it though, probably under "High Wattage Noggin").

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Well, with 25 minutes left, my sad attempt ends with just two of 30 games reviewed.

 

I thought I was going to get another 5.25" drive from someone local via another vintage computing forum; but it took two weeks to finally meet up with him, and he gave me a box of old hardware; none of it the 5.25" drive that was the one and only thing he actually offered me.

 

And most of the old hardware is crap. A couple broken mid-range (for their time,) video cards; a bunch of old low-end sound cards, some middling motherboards (the most interesting of which are baby AT, and I don't have any AT chassis,) etc.

 

In the whole box o' crap, the only things I'm even considering keeping are a box of PC-100/133 RAM, a PCI ATA-133 card (Mac compatible is the only reason I'm thinking of keeping it,) a passively cooled Radeon 9600, a PCI Matrox Millennium, and a 3dFX Voodoo 5 5500. I *MIGHT* keep one of the ATX motherboards, if only because it's a Socket 7 (Pentium) with AGP and ISA. So it would be a good one to play vintage games on.

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Yeah. A guy from another forum who lives close to me offered one up; but we had our meeting delayed by two weeks, and when we finally did, he gave me a big box of hardware, with nary a 5.25" drive to be seen...

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