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Mar 14 2024

Great Selloff – TurboGrafx 16 & PC Engine

I’m admitting, finally, that I’ll never play with my treasures as much as I’d prefer, and letting the next person take part in their history. TurboGrafx 16 and PC Engine ahoy!

Games
Mar 6 2024

Great Selloff – Hardware

I’m admitting, finally, that I’ll never play with my treasures as much as I’d prefer, and letting the next person take part in their history. Videogame hardware ahoy!

Games
Mar 1 2024

Another Great Sell-Off

I’m admitting, finally, that I’ll never play with my treasures as much as I’d prefer, and letting the next person take part in their history. Videogames ahoy!

Misc
Feb 16 2024

BSKY, Mastodon and the Modern Internet

Recently my brain spotted a pattern, a correlation of sorts, between what was happening between the rising Bluesky network and the established Mastodon. It’s about consent, and how it’s misunderstood on the modern internet.

Games
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Feb 3 2024

Updated: Sega Arcade Wiring Pinouts Page

I updated the GameSX Sega arcade pinouts page, adding the 3-pin coin input connector on Naomi and Net City cabs.

Photography
Jan 24 2024

Quickie: Fixing Memory Card Corrupted by Balena Etcher

Recently my camera’s memory card was corrupted by Balena Etcher – an oft-recommended Windows app to write images to USB drives. Here’s how I fixed it with diskpart.

Games
Jan 15 2024

3D Printing: 8-way gate for Hori VX Sticks

A 3D printable octo-gate for Hori’s XBox 360 or PS3 VX sticks.

Games
Jan 11 2024

3D Printing: Replacement Hinge for Hori Joystick

Hori makes some amazing joysticks, but the convenience of a storage compartment in some of them is marred by the their fragility. I whipped up a tiny device that replaces the outside hinge post of a Hori RAP V stick.

Games
Jan 8 2024

KEIKOU Control Panel

I bought a New Astro City cabinet that needed a lot of work on the control panel. I stripped it down, got the rust off, primed and painted it, then added a custom dark overlay and installed Seimitsu’s KEIKOU (fluorescent) buttons and Bulett knobs. It’s hard to photograph but it looks gorgeous in person.

Games
Jan 7 2024

8BitDo Retro Keyboard: Famicom Style

I picked up a Famicom keyboard back in Japan, and always wondered about converting it to a PC keyboard. But then, 8BitDo released a pair of mechanical keyboards, one based on the NES colour style, and one on the Famicom. They ticked every box.

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