Greetings and Salutations!

As another holiday season wanes, the days grow longer, and January slowly creeps into view.


It is a month that I have historically looked upon with great contempt and disdain. However, this year is different. This year instead of thirty-one days of cold, and bleak darkness, there will be great joy and merriment. There will be terror and excitement, great fear and relief, anger, frustration, and many empty calories. There will be RetroChallenge!

Behold, I bring unto you my 2011 Winter Warmup entry! This month my primary goal will to be to replace the faulty capacitors that have incapacitated (see what I did there?!?!) my original Sega Game Gear handheld.

I also plan to attempt the cosmetic revival of my Apple ][e cases using some homebrewed Retr0 Bright and some black light bulbs.

I would also like to actually use some of my gear, and I would like to do a little programing, perhaps something related to some of my other interests. More on that later.

For now, we ponder and we wait!

December 31st, 2010: Pregame
January 5th, 2011: Waiting...
January 7th, 2011: Progress
January 12th, 2011: Update
January 13th, 2011: Soldering Practice
January 21st, 2011: Solder of Fortune
January 31st, 2011: Final Thoughts