January 05, 2011: Waiting...

Not much of an update, as I have not accomplished anything yet. The security bits should be here perhaps today so I can crack open the Game Gear and see what I've got.

The wife wanted to clear out the back room which was used as a "catch all" storage area when we were moving in last summer. A significant part of that was boxes of things that I've been meaning to go through and decide what to keep and what to throw. Those boxes are all now in my office, and guess what? It's time to go through them, so I'm finding all sorts of things, including homework from 17 years ago!

I also found these babies:

They, are not only completely obsolete (we don't even have a land line), but they're also non-functional. I've been waiting to recycle them, but now I plan to use them for soldering practice. It's not going to be pretty.

I did a little reading on programming for the Turbografx-16 over at the NEC Console Community Forums. In fact another person recently was interested in doing the same thing and got some really good info on what's needed, so I have a place to start. I have wanted to get into more serious programmng for a while, but I find the whole process very daunting. Learning the language is one thing, but figuring out how to do all the compiling and linking and whatnot is a bit of a mystery to me. This probably isn't the best platform for me to start on, but what the heck. Actually I was tossing around the idea of trying out the cc65 compiler on an Apple IIe but I figured I messed with them last time around, we can do something else. Perhaps I can try that out in July.

I also have my shopping list for the Retr0Bright stuff. I think I'm going to try the lower strength hydrogen peroxide to start with, as I already have some of that. I think I can get everything else in one or two other stops. I have two incandescent blacklight bulbs that I'm planning on using, but I understand they emit less UV light than their flourescent counterparts, so we'll see how it goes.

Regardless, those light bulbs are in a box somewhere here in my office, so I should probably get rummaging. If I get those bits today maybe I can crack the GG open and post some pics of its innards.

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