Comcast Inconsistencies

Comcast keeps dropping. The graph below shows the occasional internet connection drop as Steam is downloading games. It has been doing this all afternoon. Irritating.

Hey Future!

They made a time capsule at the Hodgman show this past evening. I filmed it using ones and zeros. In other words, I filmed it without using film. Just crazy. The film is below.

Hey Future!

They made a time capsule at the Hodgman show this past evening. I filmed it using ones and zeros. In other words, I filmed it without using film. Just crazy. The film is below.

Arcade Jamma Project update

My 60-1 Jamma arcade project is essentially done. One problem, I don’t like the joystick. The one installed is an 8-way Happ Ultimate joystick. Too easy to hit the diagonals, so control in these classic arcade games isn’t what it’s supposed to be. Most of the games from the era were built for 4 way joysticks. So I have a 4 way, ball topped joystick on order. That will be swapped in some time next week.

Other than that, looks pretty sweet. Additional modifications will likely be made. For instance, the wheels may come off and replaced with feet. Wheels seem like a good idea, until you get into the heat of battle. These wheels lock, but that isn’t enough.

Also needs a beer holder.

Arcade Jamma Project update

My 60-1 Jamma arcade project is essentially done. One problem, I don’t like the joystick. The one installed is an 8-way Happ Ultimate joystick. Too easy to hit the diagonals, so control in these classic arcade games isn’t what it’s supposed to be. Most of the games from the era were built for 4 way joysticks. So I have a 4 way, ball topped joystick on order. That will be swapped in some time next week.

Other than that, looks pretty sweet. Additional modifications will likely be made. For instance, the wheels may come off and replaced with feet. Wheels seem like a good idea, until you get into the heat of battle. These wheels lock, but that isn’t enough.

Also needs a beer holder.

New Video Card

I installed my newly arrived 7850 HD video card, replacing the 5770 HD. I made a video of the momentous occasion. I am experimenting with monetizing this video through Google. Please view while I await my truckload of internet money.