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It's like an old technology Christmas!
Posted June 10, 2006 - 15:12:11

Pile o' StuffSo, today Chris heads out of town on a jet back to San Diego. It was nice having him around, and I'm a bit sad to see him go. We hung out at Derek's yesterday, and played some Halo. It was good, and I hope he can make it back to the area sometime before next year.

Anyways, one of the things that happened yesterday was that Chris gave me something that I've been asking if I could have for a very long time - his Turbo Grafx 16. I've yet to hook it up and test it, but it should be in full working order. He only had one game for it though, and that's Keith Courage in Alpha Zones. He also gave me his old Model One Sega Genesis, which while I really didn't need it (as I have my X'Eye), it is still really cool to have. Those two consoles don't make up for my friend being across the country - but they sure do mean I have something to occupy myself with.

In other old-technology related news, I finally got the Casio E-125 to work. Back in April, Rachael and Erin were doing spring cleaning, and ditching old stuff they didn't need anymore (they have the opposite philosophy towards aquiring electronics than I do it seems). In that exchange I got several things which make me happy, including a 27" TV and VCR which have become essential to me. But I also received a Casio E-125 PDA, which had belonged to Rachael but wasn't working. Rach knew that I used to want one, and since I used to do minor repairs on the units as part of my old job that I might be able to get it working.

She was right. I finally took it out of the box on Thursday, and within ten minutes of putzing around with it, I got it to charge, boot, and run. It, in fact, runs perfectly. Now, it's a bit old for a PDA - with only 32 megabytes of onboard memory, and running a MIPS processor (making software sometimes hard to find for it), but it has good battery life, has an expansion Compact Flash card slot, and they still make WiFi cards for it.

So once I go buy a WiFi card... well, this becomes a very useful tool. I'll be able to be productive when on campus, and get stuff done online. Well, that and I installed MAME on it and have been playing 1943 quite a bit... but that's beside the point.

Well, because of this, you may see me actually start building a mobile-device friendly version of the website. I mean, it's a tad overdue...
- Traegorn

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Hmmm... it seems your comments aren't Safari-friendly.
Anyway, as I was going to say, I'm glad you got that old thing working.  And, you're welcome for the old technology gadgets!  :)
Yeah - sorry about the Safari thing.  It doesn't like my WYSIWYG editor - that's why the basic comment form is still available.

I've got big plans for that PDA... and they're mostly legal! Okay, completely legal - but I have the knowledge to do illegal things, and just choose not to.

Damn these morals... :P




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