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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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  • 4 weeks later...
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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