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Title: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 03, 2008, 10:50:59 PM
22:50 Hello Everyone :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 03, 2008, 10:53:24 PM
22:51

 $mySQL_Identity = mysql_pconnect( $board_name, $topic_title, $username );
   if ( !$timegame ){
die( 'Wtf!! No time game?' );
} else {
echo'php is bad for you, time game is the cure!';
}
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 03, 2008, 10:54:39 PM
Clyde,
I could kiss you dude - fantastic start . . . lol

22:54!

Drew
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: rain_storm on July 03, 2008, 11:10:09 PM
23:09 and dont tell me to go to sleep Im off work for the week
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 03, 2008, 11:35:15 PM
23:35 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 04, 2008, 10:33:46 AM
10:33 lol!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 04, 2008, 02:15:26 PM
14:15 NPS Drewpee dude :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 04, 2008, 02:21:55 PM
Ah yes but 14:21!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 04, 2008, 03:16:54 PM
I'll slip in with the pwnage that is 15.15  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 04, 2008, 05:37:23 PM
17:36
 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 04, 2008, 06:16:02 PM
18:15  8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: rain_storm on July 04, 2008, 07:01:44 PM
19:01
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 04, 2008, 10:25:55 PM
22:25
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 05, 2008, 12:54:02 AM
00.52  :o    *yawn* zzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 05, 2008, 01:09:26 AM
01:10 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 05, 2008, 01:18:50 AM
1.18   :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 05, 2008, 10:31:27 AM
10:30

One form handler, One database table and a donors page to write and the programming of this site is finished! :) Maybe it will all be done by the end of today.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 05, 2008, 11:07:43 AM
11:06

Good work Shocky, really impressed with the work - love the front page now dude - the random links is fantastic!

DrewPee
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 05, 2008, 01:20:25 PM
13:20

Thanks :)
Contact page is working now :)

Gotta add one last page...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 05, 2008, 01:22:56 PM
13:22

Yipppppeeee - contact page works!!! Excellent!

Drew
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 05, 2008, 01:26:36 PM
13:27    ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 05, 2008, 02:49:59 PM
The site is sorted, it's in test-phase now.
14:49

Everything should work the way it was designed!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 05, 2008, 03:06:23 PM
3:05pm - new logo - wheeeeee!

Thanks Nick!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 05, 2008, 03:08:56 PM
15:08

Yep, just little bits and bobs left to do now and you have a finished site.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 05, 2008, 04:47:58 PM
16:47

All finished!
Good luck with the site.  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 05, 2008, 04:50:50 PM
16:51 Time to uncork the bottle
 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 05, 2008, 04:53:47 PM
16:51

Wow! It's mine all mine! Lol! Now my hard work starts - Nick im sure yuou will all agree has done a wicked job  ;D

It is friends like him that make this journey worthwhile. Im sure at times he has cursed me (lol) but at times, well, liked me a little (lol)

Seriously this is one nice place to be thanks to him. I will try and do him proud by updating the machines asap. I aim to get another 20 or so relatively quickly and then continue at a more relaxed pace.

Love and respect to you all.

Andy and Linda
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 05, 2008, 07:37:03 PM
19:36

All yours mate :) Nice to see new systems appearing in the database!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 05, 2008, 08:12:54 PM
20.12 Awesome work Shockwave, the site looks great  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 05, 2008, 08:57:23 PM
oh! dont you like what ive done? lol!

Thanks dave, for the comments - Shockwave is superb isnt he?

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: nomad-imp on July 05, 2008, 10:14:58 PM
what the heck is this?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 05, 2008, 10:17:16 PM
22:16

you broke it duded - keep up the tme game . . . when you post you must note the time! lol!

Its just mad!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 05, 2008, 11:09:36 PM
23:08 and im off to bed - night dudes!

Thanks for the support today - COOL!

Andy aka DrewPee aka FalconTLB aka TiredPuppy!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 06, 2008, 01:09:39 AM
01:08 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 06, 2008, 01:57:31 AM
1.56! :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 06, 2008, 03:03:56 AM
03:03  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 06, 2008, 10:14:55 AM
10:14
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 06, 2008, 11:19:42 AM
11:19
 ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 06, 2008, 04:11:20 PM
16:10
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 06, 2008, 06:03:41 PM
18:03 Anybody home?  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 06, 2008, 06:32:48 PM
18:31 yeah im home - been busy/out most of the day!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 06, 2008, 07:04:06 PM
19:03 wish the umpire at wilbledon would stop asking for the time
 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 06, 2008, 09:09:51 PM
21:09  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on July 06, 2008, 09:11:33 PM
21.11

wish the kids would go to bed!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 06, 2008, 09:15:37 PM
21:15 Wish Nadal would beat Federa..
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 06, 2008, 09:42:48 PM
21:40
Time for a Rioja
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 07, 2008, 08:17:43 AM
8.17am

Morning all!   :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 07, 2008, 10:45:48 AM
10:45 Morning!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 07, 2008, 02:43:13 PM
14:42
 ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 07, 2008, 03:15:18 PM
HA!

15.14  8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 07, 2008, 03:30:01 PM
15:29!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: poordadda on July 07, 2008, 03:47:28 PM
15:47 !!!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 07, 2008, 04:19:49 PM
16.20

Poordadda, have some kudos!  8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 07, 2008, 05:13:47 PM
17:15 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: mohicankid on July 08, 2008, 10:04:43 AM
10.04am :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 08, 2008, 10:29:48 AM
10:29 !
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 08, 2008, 09:58:58 PM
21:59
 :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 08, 2008, 10:32:14 PM
22:31
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 09, 2008, 12:15:02 AM
0.15  ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 09, 2008, 02:34:15 AM
02:33 Can't sleep
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 09, 2008, 07:56:43 AM
07:56

Clyde - what time did you manage to nod off? That sure was an early/late one!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 09, 2008, 11:59:29 AM
11:59 - Im hungry!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 09, 2008, 12:11:59 PM
12.11

You mean you don't have any yummy cake to eat?  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 09, 2008, 12:17:21 PM
No but I do have some cornish (whitwick) pasties to eat!!! Linda made!!!!
They are lovely!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 09, 2008, 02:33:56 PM
14:33 Bored! :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: rain_storm on July 09, 2008, 05:24:33 PM
17:24  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 09, 2008, 09:08:16 PM
21:06
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 09, 2008, 11:02:37 PM
23:02 @Drewpee: about 5am
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 09, 2008, 11:05:57 PM
23:05!

Wow Clyde - a real late/early one!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 09, 2008, 11:14:08 PM
23:13 And the funny thing was I was up at just after 7.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 09, 2008, 11:17:38 PM
23:16 - Im off to bed!

Clyde - If i got two hours sleep I wouldnt/couldnt do anything - I would be a zombie for the rest of the day!

Drew
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 09, 2008, 11:19:46 PM
23:20 Night mate :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Infernospence on July 09, 2008, 11:44:55 PM
23:44 woop woop
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 10, 2008, 08:33:56 AM
08:33 ! at work - again!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 10, 2008, 10:17:46 AM
10.17am

Just finished my bacon & egg cob  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 10, 2008, 10:27:56 AM
10:27 You fat c!@t!!!! lol!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Infernospence on July 10, 2008, 11:47:16 AM
11:47 yum yum poppets
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on July 10, 2008, 01:14:19 PM
13.15.................jsu been shopping, god I hate shopping  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 10, 2008, 01:23:24 PM
13:23 - @The Twins, can I come home - fed up?

:)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 10, 2008, 04:03:40 PM
16:04 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 10, 2008, 04:27:07 PM
16.26 Time to go home!  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 10, 2008, 10:07:46 PM
22:06 - and my eyes are fizzing - bloody computers - don't you just hate them? LOL

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 11, 2008, 07:25:55 AM
07:25 - back at work . . . !
Hope everybody has a good day!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 11, 2008, 08:11:28 AM
8.10

Wow early start for you, I'm just savouring my morning cuppa then off to get the bacon & egg cobs in 1/2 hour.  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 11, 2008, 08:55:54 AM
8:55 - you will get fat - lol! as if . . . you skinny bugger!!!!!

:)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 11, 2008, 12:40:50 PM
12:40 - Another hour and I am home . . .  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: poordadda on July 11, 2008, 01:26:40 PM
1.26 pm
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Infernospence on July 11, 2008, 09:57:52 PM
21:57 Wassup People
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 12, 2008, 02:15:14 PM
14:14 !
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 12, 2008, 02:32:10 PM
14.31!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 12, 2008, 02:35:22 PM
14:34 !  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Infernospence on July 12, 2008, 04:03:07 PM
16:03  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 12, 2008, 05:58:13 PM
17:57  ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 13, 2008, 01:08:58 AM
1.08  ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 13, 2008, 10:20:18 PM
22:19 -Im of to bed - work (again) tomorrow!

Night guys (and gals!)

DrewPee
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 13, 2008, 10:39:08 PM
22.38 - I'm just getting online!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 14, 2008, 08:05:53 AM
8.05 - Wakey wakey all!  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 14, 2008, 09:53:42 AM
09:53

Wakey bloody wakey - I had been at work half an hour then! lol!

Morning Dudes!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 14, 2008, 04:27:15 PM
4.27 - Time to go home  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on July 14, 2008, 05:35:32 PM
5.35 time for tea
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 15, 2008, 04:17:29 PM
4.17 Almost home-time!  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 15, 2008, 04:17:53 PM
16:17 - Tooooo Right!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 16, 2008, 03:27:29 AM
03:26 :p
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 16, 2008, 07:30:51 AM
7:30am In the Baxters Household!

Another day . . .
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 16, 2008, 08:07:04 AM
8.06 Sat down with a cuppa  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 16, 2008, 03:09:20 PM
15:09 - and I am piss bored! Work is very quiet today!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 16, 2008, 03:18:57 PM
15.18 - Mad here! - Some work too hehe
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 16, 2008, 11:31:51 PM
23:32
 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 17, 2008, 07:56:03 AM
07:55 !
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 17, 2008, 11:38:55 AM
11:38

 ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 17, 2008, 11:39:58 AM
COOL!

11:39
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 17, 2008, 09:23:11 PM
21:22!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 17, 2008, 10:05:28 PM
22:03 - Im off to bed - tired!

Andy

 ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 17, 2008, 11:41:43 PM
23:41
 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 18, 2008, 12:50:26 AM
00.50  ;D

Nite Nite!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 18, 2008, 07:41:22 AM
7:41 Morning!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 18, 2008, 07:52:51 AM
7.52 Morning!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 18, 2008, 10:15:12 PM
22:14 - off to bed!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 18, 2008, 11:19:28 PM
23:20
 ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on July 19, 2008, 08:13:27 AM
08:12 Chuckie Egg
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 19, 2008, 08:49:57 AM
08:49 Bitch!

LOL!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 19, 2008, 03:57:32 PM
15:57
<-Diversion ahead
:P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 20, 2008, 06:41:51 PM
18:41
 ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 20, 2008, 06:58:52 PM
Im back!

18:58
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 22, 2008, 08:59:38 AM
08:59 and all is great!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 22, 2008, 03:28:04 PM
15:27! An hour to go!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 24, 2008, 02:34:21 PM
14:34!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 28, 2008, 08:23:18 AM
8.23 Morning!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 28, 2008, 08:31:42 AM
08:31 Morning back! LOL!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 28, 2008, 09:09:12 AM
09:09 Morning all!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on July 28, 2008, 09:28:22 AM
9.28 ......................thought all you buggers were supposed to be working!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 28, 2008, 09:29:41 AM
9:28 . . . I am . . . a little!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 28, 2008, 09:35:25 AM
9.35 It takes a lot of hard work to do nothing  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on July 28, 2008, 04:19:34 PM
16:19 Hello there :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 28, 2008, 05:22:39 PM
17:21 Hello Clyde! How's things?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 28, 2008, 06:06:07 PM
18:06 Finally finished and going home. What a day.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 28, 2008, 09:28:18 PM
21:27 Bad Day - Andy?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 28, 2008, 09:39:26 PM
21:38
Bang
 ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on July 28, 2008, 09:42:15 PM
crash, wallup

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 28, 2008, 10:13:40 PM
10.13 What a picture!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 28, 2008, 10:53:52 PM
21:27 Bad Day - Andy?


22:53 - Oh yes. Had to do 3 days of work in one day. Even had to do more work when I got home! Off on a training course for 2 days about SAN's. Think its going to be boring...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 28, 2008, 10:56:27 PM
22:55 - Night people!

@Andy - Keep smiling - speak soon! I will come and see you asap!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 29, 2008, 02:52:57 PM
14:52 - Im in a training course, but still posting here....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 29, 2008, 11:20:34 PM
23:20 - Im knackered - off to bed!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 30, 2008, 06:13:41 AM
06:13
Morning
 ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 30, 2008, 04:09:19 PM
16.08 and the s@*t just hit the fan, the fan was on fast  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 30, 2008, 04:14:25 PM
LOL! 16:14 - what sort of shit was it?

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 30, 2008, 04:19:03 PM
16.18 It's Paul Oakenfold's fault!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on July 30, 2008, 10:15:28 PM
22:15
 ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 30, 2008, 11:25:29 PM
23:24 - bloody hell its late! - any later and I will be turning into a pumpkin! LOL!

Nite!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 31, 2008, 07:56:00 AM
7.55 Been in early giving Paul Oakenfold a good beating  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 31, 2008, 07:57:07 AM
7:56! Too Early - Need sleep!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on July 31, 2008, 09:36:23 AM
9.35..............and no I haven't just got up

Linda ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 31, 2008, 04:26:15 PM
16.25 Off to pub till late now, cya tomorrow with a sore head  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 31, 2008, 04:33:58 PM
16:34 - Installing Windows 2008 with Hyper-v. Nearly time to go home.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 01, 2008, 12:04:30 AM
00:05 - Must go to bed really.... But have been having fun with the Dragon 32!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 01, 2008, 06:05:07 AM
06:04
Morning
 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 01, 2008, 06:59:15 AM
06:58 morning back!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 01, 2008, 08:02:04 AM
8.01 Morning *BURP*
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 01, 2008, 08:07:00 AM
8:06
Why BURP? why have you just eaten? LOL?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 01, 2008, 08:17:15 AM
8.16

Hello everybody  ;D

Linda

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 01, 2008, 08:25:34 AM
8:24 Morning sweetie! Ax - btw - this is to Linda - not you other buggers! No offence!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 01, 2008, 10:34:58 PM
22:34 - nighty night! speak to you all soon!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 02, 2008, 04:56:32 AM
04:56
morning
 ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 02, 2008, 11:34:17 PM
Im knackered im off to bed!

23:33 - My birthday tomorrow! (3rd Aug - 38 years young!)

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 03, 2008, 02:06:40 AM
2.04 - Damn, got sucked into the call of duty vortex  :o

I'll be first to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREWPEE!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 04, 2008, 06:18:50 AM
06:18
 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 04, 2008, 08:59:31 AM
08:58 - Bathroom ripping out today!!!! Wish me good luck!!!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 04, 2008, 11:35:53 AM
11.35 Beware of the U-Blocker  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on August 04, 2008, 04:29:21 PM
16:29

Stuck in work for another 3 1/2 hours!!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 04, 2008, 04:32:05 PM
16:30 -another 3 1/2 hours!! What time did you start?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on August 04, 2008, 07:56:58 PM
19:56 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 04, 2008, 08:32:54 PM
20.30..........got a headache and need to lie down!

Linda.
 >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 04, 2008, 11:42:25 PM
Have a piece of cake, works for me  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 05, 2008, 09:33:51 AM
9.30am.....................Andy still in bed, not much of the bathroom getting done!
 ;D
Linda
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 05, 2008, 12:21:32 PM
12.21 Bathroom finished yet? Does it have a retro look?  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 05, 2008, 02:28:38 PM
14:27

No it f!"king well isnt! It's the worst bathroom I have ever worked on . . . and ive done three!!!!
I have had problem after problem and it is now pissing me off!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 05, 2008, 07:57:49 PM
19:58
 :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 05, 2008, 10:27:25 PM
22:26 Tired Now - updated some bits on web as well as f!"king up the bathroom!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 06, 2008, 12:38:39 PM
12:38 - Ordering SSL certificates... Great fun, NOT!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 06, 2008, 01:03:25 PM
13:02 - sitting typing this - just going to do a little more to the bathroom - I need to get the bath in place now! It is soooo fekking mind bendingly pissingly offish! Sorrry a little rant there!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 06, 2008, 06:21:56 PM
18:20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTNpaaPHENE

 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 06, 2008, 06:24:40 PM
18.24


Nice one Gooner!

 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 06, 2008, 06:47:42 PM
18:47

Nice One Gooner! Thanks for that! I guess I deserve it . . . cool song anyway!!!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 06, 2008, 09:51:47 PM
21:50
Hope your bathroom didn't have as many sinks as in this video
 :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 06, 2008, 10:18:50 PM
22:18 - my eyes are fizzing - im off to bed!
Speak to you all soon!
Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 07, 2008, 01:26:35 AM
1.25 just finished repairing my pc, memory module has gone down and had to totally reconfigure it  :(

Oh for the days of retro computers, flick a switch and *wahey*  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 07, 2008, 09:51:05 AM
9.50


Morning everybody.

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 07, 2008, 08:04:18 PM
20:03
Evening
 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 07, 2008, 08:05:46 PM
20:05 evening Gooner - how are you?

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 08, 2008, 05:55:48 AM
05:55
morning everybody
 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 08, 2008, 08:12:05 AM
8.11 Morning  ;D

Dilemma time, it's pouring with rain here but it's also my turn to fetch the bacon & egg cobs  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 08, 2008, 09:00:47 AM
09:00 - Start of a very long day. Could be here to past 11pm tonight doing a SAN migration/upgrade..... Joy...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 08, 2008, 06:05:26 PM
18:04

Hope things went okay for you Andy
Hope you didnt get too wet Dave
Good Day to Gooner!!

Bathroom is all in at last - all working and not leaks (yet!!!)
Just need to tile the mofo now!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 09, 2008, 01:53:13 AM
01:53 AM!! - Still in the office, been here since 0825 yesterday morning. About to come home, but will be back in the office 0930 tomorrow!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 09, 2008, 05:32:48 AM
05:32
Morning Drew
 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 09, 2008, 09:30:21 AM
9.29 Morning all  ;D

Off to London in 1/2 hour, just need to work on my excuses to get Ali into computer shops  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 09, 2008, 09:43:18 AM
09:42 - Back in the office. SAN Mirroring failed!!!! Who thinks we can replicate 3.5TB by Monday AM.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on August 09, 2008, 07:35:10 PM
19:35  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 09, 2008, 10:15:05 PM
22:14 - hello guys!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 09, 2008, 10:45:02 PM
22.44 Ouch Andy, pizza at the office?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 09, 2008, 11:49:12 PM
23:48
 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 11, 2008, 08:00:41 AM
8.00

Morning..................hubbie

xx
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 11, 2008, 08:44:08 AM
8.43 Morning all  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 11, 2008, 09:00:15 AM
8:59

Morning to all . . . I wont say good morning - it isnt! Im piss bored fed up already! Anybody need a mac operator/studio manager?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 13, 2008, 06:28:37 AM
06:28
morning
 ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 13, 2008, 07:46:45 AM
7:46
Morning
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 13, 2008, 08:02:13 AM
8.01 Morning all, back to the madhouse today, only 1/2 staff here so we are all headless chickens! :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 13, 2008, 08:04:35 AM
8:04
But dave, that is you anyway! lol!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 14, 2008, 02:31:56 PM
8:59

Morning to all . . . I wont say good morning - it isnt! Im piss bored fed up already! Anybody need a mac operator/studio manager?


We only have 1 mac here, and its mine. So nothing here for you - sorrry!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 14, 2008, 02:32:29 PM
14:32 - Writing VB Scripts. Oh joy....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 14, 2008, 08:46:47 PM
20:46
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6GXV0FNEeI
 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 14, 2008, 09:56:13 PM
21:55
I've turned purple
 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 14, 2008, 09:59:12 PM
21:58
lol!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 15, 2008, 07:45:39 AM
07:45 -morning!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 15, 2008, 08:33:39 AM
8.33 Bacon Cob time  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 15, 2008, 10:15:16 AM
10:14 did somebody say bacon? mmmmm hungry now!!!  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 15, 2008, 08:43:40 PM
20:42

I'm not purple anymore
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 15, 2008, 08:57:49 PM
20.54
no you are just mad, gooner! what's with the purple!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 16, 2008, 02:16:16 AM
02:14
Yesterday when i logged on my name for some reason was in purple when it was showing who's online
lol :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 20, 2008, 10:27:34 PM
22:28 -  ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 21, 2008, 08:02:41 AM
8.02 morning all  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 27, 2008, 08:25:42 AM
8.25 Wot-ho chaps!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 27, 2008, 10:00:39 AM
10:00 hello!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 27, 2008, 02:58:33 PM
3.00 afternoon everybody.
 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on August 28, 2008, 09:18:27 PM
21:17 8)
 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on August 28, 2008, 10:31:32 PM
22:31 28/08/08

(that's a lot of 8's)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 29, 2008, 09:48:39 AM
9.48 and just devoured a gorgeous bacon & egg cob  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 29, 2008, 02:03:30 PM
Dave,
Shut up about bacon and eggs - you have now made me hungry!!!! and I cant even eat the cob part!!!!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 29, 2008, 02:09:38 PM
I am surprised you dont look like a teletubby PhoenixTLB with al those bacon and egg cobs you eat!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 31, 2008, 01:33:50 AM
1.33 ok who's idea was it to play COD4?  ::)

hmmm I fancy a bacon & egg cob now too  :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on August 31, 2008, 05:51:04 PM
bacon wheres the bacon

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 31, 2008, 10:11:36 PM
STOP mentioning bacon, im bloody hungry now!

22:11 - and im off to have a bath!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 01, 2008, 08:12:10 AM
8.11 and I'm not going to mention my impending bacon & egg cob  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on September 01, 2008, 01:56:51 PM
13.56

bloody bacon and egg cobs.......................

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 01, 2008, 03:48:16 PM
Can we now just stop talking about bacon and egg cobs . . . :) please?

I love bacon and egg - but stuff the cobs up ones bottom - I will have a couple of slices of Lindas bread instead!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on September 01, 2008, 10:29:16 PM
i got a nice free bacon sandwich today
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 01, 2008, 10:31:05 PM
SHUT UP!

Andy

ps LOL!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 01, 2008, 10:41:58 PM
22:41 - im off to bed now! sod you lot, always on about bacon and egg . . . keep making me hungry!

Andy  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on September 01, 2008, 10:43:23 PM
22:43 - Drooling at all the vintage stuff on ebay - but not having the funds to buy anthing.

(But I think I can afford a bacon sandwich.... ;D)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 02, 2008, 12:32:33 AM
0.32 Just thinking what to have for breakfast .... hmmmmm  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 05, 2008, 11:01:57 PM
Me too - and it is now 11.00pm!!!!

Speak to you all soon!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 07, 2008, 11:04:06 PM
Night guys! It is now 23.03! Speak to you all soon!!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 07, 2008, 11:10:06 PM
23.09 nite nite all, time for sleep ...... no wait ..... I feel Call of Duty 4 beckoning .. aaah damn  8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on September 07, 2008, 11:11:58 PM
23:10 - On the radio chatting to other amatuers (Any other licenced amatuers here?)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 08, 2008, 10:21:07 PM
Night people! 10.20!!! Im knackered so off to bed . . . weekend soon . . . SUNDOWN 2008!!! whoo whoo!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 09, 2008, 10:32:59 PM
10:32! Night! Night!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 11, 2008, 08:23:53 AM
8.24 Morning all

Not long to Sundown!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 14, 2008, 05:01:52 PM
17.01 Too knackered to post anything else now, grabbing some sleep before the visitors turn up (running late luckily)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 14, 2008, 05:34:26 PM
The PS2 from Gooner (Goober) is in your car still (well in Ali's Car!!)

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on September 14, 2008, 06:01:59 PM
18:01
Time for a drink hic
 :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on September 14, 2008, 09:57:19 PM
21:57 - at home sifting through a bag of speccy games I collected today...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on September 18, 2008, 10:36:18 PM
22:34 Drewpee dude - if you havent allready seen it and are about, I've replied to your tiny ptc help on DBF - GVY, just need a bit more source code if possible, the stuff to do with the stars.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on September 19, 2008, 08:57:20 AM
08:56
Dbf down?
 :-\ :'( ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 19, 2008, 09:33:16 AM
9.32 Just had my last Bacon & Egg cob for a week :( off to sunny Italy tonight, cya in a week!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on September 19, 2008, 09:40:45 AM
09:40
Ciaou have a good one
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 19, 2008, 10:50:24 AM
10:49 - hope you enjoyed the cob . . . :) - have a nice holiday! Give my love to Ali . . .

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 30, 2008, 09:10:41 AM
9.09 Back from hols and trying to catch up on all the new posts!

Great to see the forum alive and well :)

Time for my Bacon & Egg Cob ..... darn I've missed these  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on September 30, 2008, 08:02:19 PM
20:00
Welcome home Dave good to have you back the forums going from strength to strength
 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 01, 2008, 08:37:12 AM
8.36 Morning all!

Feeling better today Andy?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 01, 2008, 08:54:24 AM
8:53
Yeah I am feeling much better today thanks Dave!
I will call you later on tonight if you are about?

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 01, 2008, 08:58:50 AM
8.58 yep should be around tonight  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 03, 2008, 07:36:56 PM
7.36PM  OOP Corries is on!  :o :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 03, 2008, 09:20:00 PM
?21:19
Thought you'd be more Emerdale :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 03, 2008, 09:26:18 PM
9.25PM  Nah I love CORRIES sometimes....I have hardly watch Eastender thought!  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 03, 2008, 11:06:36 PM
23:05 - Nite peeps!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 03, 2008, 11:09:56 PM
11.09  ADIDIO  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 05, 2008, 10:27:21 PM
22:27 Nite again!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 06, 2008, 12:10:14 AM
00.09 AM  HEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Good program to watch !  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 06, 2008, 03:16:19 PM
15:15PM....time to SEND A big box to you mr or mrs Andy speccy boy! lol
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 06, 2008, 03:20:47 PM
15:20! LOL!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Infernospence on October 06, 2008, 05:03:35 PM
17:03
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 06, 2008, 06:41:36 PM
18:41
 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 09, 2008, 04:58:02 PM
16.57 Stuck at work for another 3 hours  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 09, 2008, 05:00:36 PM
16:59 - why? You really busy?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 09, 2008, 05:01:48 PM
17.00pm   Hey PhoenixTLB, He must got so much time with his hands....ha ha ha  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 09, 2008, 05:10:17 PM
17:10
Time for a name change i might call myself Andy3146421578909875432 as everybody else seems to be called Andy ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 09, 2008, 05:11:14 PM
17:11 erm you taking the piss gooner?  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 09, 2008, 05:12:08 PM
17.10 Nah, been big mess up at the printers (customer cock-up) but the job has to be in stores Monday or penalty charges are incurred. So I am waiting for them to arrive here to pass the alterations, then I have to output the job etc ......... and they haven't arrived yet  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 09, 2008, 05:14:07 PM
17:11 erm you taking the piss gooner?  :P
17:14 Yes dude just laughing at all the people called Andy on here getting well confusing :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 09, 2008, 05:14:34 PM
Yeah - should I change my name back to DrewPee?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 09, 2008, 05:15:26 PM
GOOD IDEA  ;) :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 09, 2008, 05:20:19 PM
17:18
Yeah - should I change my name back to DrewPee?
That would be Very (h)andy ;)
Maybe you should use Andyrcm on dbf :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 09, 2008, 05:21:16 PM
17:21
There you go - you made me change it . . . my original name . . . Falcon of The Lost Boyz (Amiga)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 09, 2008, 05:22:41 PM
17:22
Thanks Andy ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 09, 2008, 05:25:48 PM
5.25pm

FalconTLB? Are you Atari fan?  :P  Atari Falcon was last computer they have made and it was BEAST Computer but they flopped!! OOP! Your fault! lol  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 09, 2008, 05:27:05 PM
I was called falcon from around 1986 or so . . . :) - the falcon came out well after that - they name it after me! LOL!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 09, 2008, 05:31:28 PM
17.31 Lost Boyz forever!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 09, 2008, 05:38:17 PM
17:37
We need the other two(three) members to sign up . . . :)
I will do a shout out to KestrelTLB, PerigrineTLB and DoveTLB . . . ;)
Not sure if they will have time tho?  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 09, 2008, 05:54:10 PM
17.53 Dont forget Crow! LOL!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 09, 2008, 06:00:52 PM
18:00 - Cool! I will get her on here too! Andy  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 09, 2008, 06:16:28 PM
18:16 - Name changed.... (More info about BOFG here http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/) )
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 09, 2008, 06:26:26 PM
18:25
Where have all the Andys gone :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 09, 2008, 10:09:58 PM
10:09 LOL - Nice one gooner! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 10, 2008, 05:36:15 AM
05:35 ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 10, 2008, 09:02:36 AM
09:02 : Fu$%ING BACKUP EXEC! GRRRRRRRRRR..........
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 10, 2008, 09:29:19 AM
09:29 - You having a bad day Andy?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 10, 2008, 09:45:33 AM
09:45 - Oh yes.... bad day. Why cant they build servers like the old machines with embedded os etc.................
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on October 10, 2008, 06:04:42 PM
18.02.................and Andy has gone to Stockport and Bolton to pick up more computers. Can't move in our house for boxes, even the kids room is now overrun with them!!!

 ;D

Linda
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 10, 2008, 07:49:15 PM
19:48
(http://cdn1.applatform.com/img/?id=12943&h=2443c4802ba3dbd53c52a11a664e8a7d)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on October 10, 2008, 09:03:29 PM
9.04 Andy still picking up computers!

Feel like a Computer Widow!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 11, 2008, 03:29:35 PM
15:30
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 11, 2008, 05:52:11 PM
17:52
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 11, 2008, 07:39:44 PM
19.39pm....enjoy ur coding  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 13, 2008, 08:22:12 PM
20:22
223 now am :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 13, 2008, 08:24:27 PM
20:23pm    ;D 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 14, 2008, 08:58:22 PM
20.57pm  Just had a specail k as my suppers
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 16, 2008, 10:42:57 PM
22.42pm  nearly bed time  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 17, 2008, 07:54:55 AM
07:54 - workee . . . finish today for a week tho' - Cool!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: combatking0 on October 17, 2008, 08:36:37 AM
8:36: Should be working... :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 17, 2008, 09:59:12 AM
I am working (ish) - just tidying up some loose ends . . . :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: combatking0 on October 17, 2008, 01:18:42 PM
No, I meant me.

13:18 - end of my lunch break!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 17, 2008, 03:31:49 PM
15.31pm  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: combatking0 on October 17, 2008, 03:59:31 PM
1559 - time to go home!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 17, 2008, 05:25:58 PM
17:24 - only been home an hour - supposed to finish at 1.00pm but ended up working until 3.30pm!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: combatking0 on October 17, 2008, 09:36:04 PM
21:35 - I just realised it's my 5th (wooden) wedding anniversary tomorrow. Paper is made from wood. I'll get her an origami cube thing.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on October 19, 2008, 02:00:03 PM
2.00pm..............getting ready for our holiday!!

Linda

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 19, 2008, 02:07:11 PM
14:06 . . . what holiday?

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on October 19, 2008, 02:40:21 PM
2.38pm

oops, supposed to have kept quiet about that!

looks like you will have to come with me now!

Linda
 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 19, 2008, 04:12:26 PM
16.12 have a great holiday!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 19, 2008, 04:15:46 PM
16:15 - what holiday?  :P

Thanks Dave
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 19, 2008, 06:21:29 PM
18.21pm  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 19, 2008, 09:51:20 PM
21:50 - speak to you all again on Friday . . . away in the caravan (sorry shockwave!) at the east coast until then!

:)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 19, 2008, 10:01:57 PM
22:01 - Getting annoyed with my BBC - damn you 5 1/4 floppy disks.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 20, 2008, 10:15:39 AM
10.15pm That retro computer  ;Dfor you
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 20, 2008, 12:44:34 PM
13:43 - At work. Forgot to bring my work laptop this morning with me. Though I would get away with it, but just realised I do need it... Grrrr.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 21, 2008, 05:51:02 PM
05.50pm   Just bought Atari st computer for just £6 about this morning  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 22, 2008, 04:31:55 PM
4.31pm  deal or no deal  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 22, 2008, 04:34:55 PM
16:35 - 25 mins till hometime!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 22, 2008, 10:44:41 PM
10.44pm  My bed time soon  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 23, 2008, 04:08:23 AM
4:08 AM  Morning ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on October 23, 2008, 04:45:53 AM
04:45 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 23, 2008, 02:56:35 PM
2:55 - Just back from sunny Skegness . . . ;)

Good to be back!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 23, 2008, 03:20:55 PM
15:20 - Welcome back Andy!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 26, 2008, 11:52:34 PM
11.51pm  Welcome back  AndyMRC   ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 27, 2008, 08:39:20 AM
08:39 Cheers guys - back at work today  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 27, 2008, 01:58:00 PM
13.57 Back at work and still recovering from Saturday nights wedding party, too much bubbly *hic*
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 27, 2008, 02:53:19 PM
02.52PM  I am looking for Jobs  8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 28, 2008, 01:06:26 PM
13:06 - Still sorting out study... Lots of stuff to get rid of....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 28, 2008, 05:35:20 PM
17:35 - Writing up some more computers/consoles to add to home page - done three more so far
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 28, 2008, 07:15:49 PM
19:15 - looking for my next Technical Author job c/o Jobserve.  No rush to find one but work knows I want to leave at some point to move to Holland and work there, so the new has got to be based over there :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 28, 2008, 10:27:08 PM
22.26pm   ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 28, 2008, 11:17:32 PM
23:17 back from pub quiz.  Came 3rd so no free beer vouchers this week :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 29, 2008, 10:10:59 PM
22:10 - Im knackered - going bed a mo!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 30, 2008, 12:08:14 AM
00.07am  I am FIT as Fiddle!  :P :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 30, 2008, 04:09:12 AM
22:10 - Im knackered - going bed a mo!

04:09 AM

yep it's getting late I should probably turn in too :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 30, 2008, 09:17:46 AM
09:17
04:09 AM

yep it's getting late I should probably turn in too :-\

erm . . . late . . . erm . . . early - surely? LOL

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 30, 2008, 09:40:01 AM
09:39 - About to go to doctors. I've got Conjunctivitis  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 30, 2008, 10:45:41 AM
10:44 -  :( - nasty - both eyes?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 30, 2008, 12:32:25 PM
12:32 - Just the one eye at the moment.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 30, 2008, 01:15:42 PM
13.14 Hope your ok BOFH, my wife (Ali) has Allergic Conjunctivitis as well atm, she has been told all she can do is wash her eyes each day with a special Optrex solution and hope for the best  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 30, 2008, 01:46:47 PM
13:46 - yes but allergic to what . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on October 31, 2008, 12:23:07 AM
00.22AM  My bedtime soon  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 31, 2008, 11:33:31 PM
23:33 - Im off to bed  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: zerohour on November 01, 2008, 02:26:04 PM
14:25 - Man I am bored out of my mind  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 01, 2008, 04:59:20 PM
16:58 - Just back from visiting Combatking in Doncaster and Flump in York - A pleasure to meet them both! More details elsewhere in this forum!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 02, 2008, 08:27:28 PM
20.26pm  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on November 04, 2008, 07:33:02 PM
20:55 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on November 05, 2008, 04:55:13 PM
0:01 my clocks stopped ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: thx1138 on November 05, 2008, 05:17:38 PM
17:17 going to college tonight.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 05, 2008, 10:50:02 PM
10.49pm  Bed time!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 05, 2008, 11:23:15 PM
23:22  .. fed up with not being able to progress past a particular mission on Saints Row, so it's bedtime for me too.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 06, 2008, 02:17:40 PM
14:17 - Playing on my new Nintendo DS that I got for my birthday today.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 06, 2008, 03:03:12 PM
15:03 - Nice One Andy - What colour do you have? I have a black one!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 06, 2008, 03:38:17 PM
15:38 - Wanted red, but out of stock. So got a black one...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 06, 2008, 05:51:00 PM
17:49 - checking emails and then got to sort out the big speakers and then the installation of the blu-ray writer into the Media Centre PC - it's been sat there mocking me for two weeks now.  Especially as my one and only Blu-Ray film turned up today :)  Best also fix the little LCD display unit for the same PC too whilst I'm inside messing with gubbins :)

No Saints Row for me tonight :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on November 06, 2008, 09:01:59 PM
21:01
I luv
this
forum
 :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 06, 2008, 09:10:39 PM
21:10 - @gooner - me too mate - me too!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 07, 2008, 12:10:06 AM
12.08pm 

Time does FLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY 
Bloody hell  Slow down You Earthy boy as we need superman to slow the Earth down then the time would be very slow lol  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on November 07, 2008, 06:13:03 PM
18:13
time to go down pub ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 07, 2008, 06:23:20 PM
6.22PM  PUB PUB PUB GO GO GO GOONER!  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 09, 2008, 09:13:42 PM
9.13PM  SUPPER TIME ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: zerohour on November 09, 2008, 10:52:50 PM
22:52 off to get ready for work ... but how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 09, 2008, 11:16:08 PM
23:15 - Configuring my new Dreambox D500-6 digital satelite receiver.  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 10, 2008, 09:24:05 PM
09.23PM  Just had my Supper  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on November 11, 2008, 06:45:15 PM
18:39
Supper in Yorkshire whats that black pudding,yorkshire puddings and simnel cake :D

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Accent-on-preserving-Yorkshire39s-heritage.847698.jp
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 11, 2008, 07:42:11 PM
7.41pm   Just had my tea :) ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 12, 2008, 08:19:12 AM
8.20AM  Morning everyone  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 12, 2008, 08:19:38 AM
8:20 - Morning back to you!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 12, 2008, 09:17:57 AM
09:17 - Just got to work. Damn road closures..... (Its going to be one of those days!)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on November 12, 2008, 06:31:56 PM
18:32
Just had my lunch with an aparatiff
 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on November 12, 2008, 09:08:58 PM
21.06 just spent 5 and a half hours in the hospital having surgery on my right hand! 5 hours waiting, half an hour in theatre!

Andy has been great!

Linda

 :-*
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 12, 2008, 10:26:28 PM
22:25 - off to bed - it sure has been a long day.

Linda is doing well! Bless!

Andy

 ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 13, 2008, 02:22:54 PM
14:22 - Falling asleep at my desk. Not good...... ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...................
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 13, 2008, 06:09:38 PM
6.08pm  We already in middle of November and The time doesnt stop or slow down like if you touching the record player to slow it down would be nice!  8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on November 14, 2008, 07:32:27 AM
7.30

sat at computer coz I can do nothing else with only one hand.  Bored now!

Linda
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 14, 2008, 08:30:07 AM
08:28 just got up - tired still - poor linda!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 15, 2008, 11:19:34 PM
11:19 - tired now - see you all in the morning!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 15, 2008, 11:45:40 PM
23:45 - All ready for tomorrow. See you at 0930 ish....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: combatking0 on November 16, 2008, 07:43:31 PM
1943: Online in a hotel of all places. Wherever next ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 16, 2008, 08:33:33 PM
20:34 - copying pics from camera onto desktop, ready for the 25% shrinkage required before they go up to my Facebook / blog pages :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 17, 2008, 10:48:34 PM
22:46 - off to bed - back to work tomorrow!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on November 18, 2008, 04:06:11 AM
04:05 Just taking the dogs out  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on November 18, 2008, 07:53:43 AM
07:53  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 18, 2008, 07:54:27 AM
7:54 - been at work half an hour now - still not sure what I am doing! lol! I keep trying to play galaxians on my Mac!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 18, 2008, 12:47:33 PM
12.46pm   Mac laptop are very expensive !  I would like to have one...so that I try 3D unity!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 18, 2008, 01:19:30 PM
13:18 - trouble is with trying to play galaxians, it is the ZX81 version and i cant find anywhere to plug in the cassette deck into my Pro Mac . . . :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 18, 2008, 03:47:35 PM
15.47 You need to practice Tempest  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on November 18, 2008, 07:14:41 PM
19:22 Favourite musical instrument at school

(http://www.brosamersbells.com/pics/postbell149.jpg)

The dinner bell :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on November 18, 2008, 11:42:07 PM
It's 00:39

Oh no it's not it's 23:39. I must put that clock back one hour!!!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 21, 2008, 07:27:34 PM
19.27PM  :) :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 24, 2008, 08:56:25 AM
8.56 - Bacon & Egg Cob Time!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 24, 2008, 12:12:23 PM
:) - can't wind me up - :) - You bugger you!

@ 12:11
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 25, 2008, 10:25:55 PM
22.24PM  Still got bloody FLU and HOT LEMON isnt good enough  I Want HARDCORE or EXTREME HOT LEMON TO get RID of my FLU!   LOL  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 26, 2008, 04:21:14 PM
16.20 - Will Amiga Man survive? Who knows? .... Tune in tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion to this nail biting saga!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on November 27, 2008, 12:01:03 PM
12.00pm   Hot Lemon is SUCK!  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 01, 2008, 09:08:19 AM
9.08 Morning all!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on December 01, 2008, 10:43:40 AM
10.42

Hello............Dave.............!!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 01, 2008, 11:10:18 AM
11.09

Your my wife now!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on December 01, 2008, 08:39:07 PM
20.37

If I am your wife now, I am sitting at home with the wrong husband, or sitting in the wrong house!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 01, 2008, 08:42:33 PM
20:38 But I am Papa Lazarous! Hello Dave! Your all my wives now!

Yours . . .

Papa
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 01, 2008, 08:46:31 PM
20:42 erm -

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=OdtfH2D8j9g
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 01, 2008, 11:36:15 PM
23.35 You have a block in your toilet!  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on December 03, 2008, 06:12:18 PM
18:11
Good to be back
 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 03, 2008, 06:49:53 PM
18:46 - Where have you been goober?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on December 03, 2008, 07:12:18 PM
19:10
Just been taking a sabbatacal sorting out a few life things. :o
You can't get rid of me that easily ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 03, 2008, 07:14:07 PM
19:13 - Good to have you back! Wouldnt want you to go anywhere!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 04, 2008, 05:16:28 PM
17.15 Still at work  :(

Hey Goober!  ;) Good to see you here  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on December 04, 2008, 07:22:38 PM
19.21......just pigged out on a chinese as it is one of our daughters 16th birthday today!!!

God I feel old

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on December 05, 2008, 05:14:27 AM
05:13 :)
Just taking the dogs out before another hard day at work ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on December 05, 2008, 08:14:01 PM
20.12

Just fed the tribe!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 06, 2008, 10:57:37 PM
22:57 - surrounded by 2Gig MicroSD cards and other stuff associated with R of the 4's :)  Done 15 so far .. only another 9 to do!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 07, 2008, 12:15:04 AM
12:13

Just come back from WORK christmas do . . . f"£king superb night - a little drunk . . . :)

ANDY
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 07, 2008, 12:34:16 AM
Only one more R4 card to do and then I can finally go to bed.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 09, 2008, 11:22:20 AM
11.22 Howdy peeps!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 09, 2008, 11:32:09 AM
11:31  ;D Hello Dave!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 09, 2008, 11:33:43 AM
11.33    :D   Is Dave there?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on December 09, 2008, 11:47:53 AM
11.47 Morning all, nearly lunchtime!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on December 09, 2008, 02:34:55 PM
Yeahhhhh it's 15:35 and I'm home.

I got to finish work early today!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on December 09, 2008, 02:53:57 PM
14:53 - i want to go home too. Just over 2h to go...  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 10, 2008, 03:37:29 PM
15.37 Well spank my ass and call me Charlie  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on December 10, 2008, 04:15:14 PM
16:14 - Charlie, consider yourself spanked!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: gooner on December 10, 2008, 07:44:51 PM
19:42
Why don't they make roads in a different colour so we can see the Black Ice ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on December 16, 2008, 03:42:39 PM
03.42PM  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on January 08, 2009, 11:03:23 PM
23:02 Playing Jet Set Willy on my DS.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on January 17, 2009, 08:50:51 PM
20.40

Someones gotta post something today!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on January 17, 2009, 08:55:46 PM
Looks like it is down to us then babe!

 :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 17, 2009, 10:19:51 PM
22:19

I'm here too :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on January 19, 2009, 01:51:02 PM
13:50 Most of the world must have left the internets... Everywhere I usually go is quiet.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on January 19, 2009, 02:53:00 PM
14.52 Hiya Shocky! Hows it hanging?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on January 19, 2009, 03:31:26 PM
15:31.. To the right sir, to the right. :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on January 19, 2009, 03:35:36 PM
15:34 LOL! Always to the right! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on January 19, 2009, 03:39:56 PM
15.39 Does that make me odd as a leftie?  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on January 20, 2009, 10:23:24 PM
22:22 Im knackered - time for bed me thinks! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 21, 2009, 12:20:21 AM
Likewise .. back from a win at the pub quiz and had a quick go on Just Cause on the 360 to make sure I'm tired :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Shockwave on January 27, 2009, 09:15:18 PM
21:14
Likewise .. back from a win at the pub quiz.

Eggheads prize money is up to £22,000 now (dunno if you watch it or not? :) )
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on January 27, 2009, 09:18:25 PM
I do watch it sometimes - I can't stand the stuck up t*** though - is his name CJ? or some crap like that?

Excellent other than him! I love to see them get beat! lol!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 27, 2009, 11:29:49 PM
There's a Facebook group for people who think CJ is a ***t :)

Won again tonight - only one point, but first & second have the same prize (a voucher for four free pints of beer) and that's also the same prize for 2nd to last.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 01, 2009, 10:26:01 PM
22:25

I don't think CJ is one - I sort of know he is a ***t! and no i don't mean t***! either!

;)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 03, 2009, 03:36:52 PM
15.36 Oh crap the imagesetter just blew up  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 03, 2009, 03:51:49 PM
15:50 - bored shitless - couldn't go work today as the ice on our road was f"£king terrible!

Imagesetter really blew up Dave? Crappy!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 04, 2009, 04:00:39 PM
15.59 Dolev Engineer won't be here until 17.15, gonna be a long night.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 04, 2009, 05:11:13 PM
17:10 Fook me . . . :( - hope you aint there too long mate!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on February 04, 2009, 05:42:30 PM
17.39

Tea beckons again!! once I've cooked it that is!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on February 04, 2009, 07:44:03 PM
19.42

The tribe have all wolfed down their tea and have now buggered off and left me with the washing up, typical!
 ;D

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on February 05, 2009, 10:35:15 AM
10.33

Contrary to what Andy thinks, I was not having a go at him last night, it was the kids who do the dishwasher and it worked.

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 05, 2009, 10:36:24 AM
:( - Sorry! I know really :)

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on February 05, 2009, 11:30:30 AM
11:30 just come back in to cold out there
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 06, 2009, 10:41:56 PM
22:41 - night guys!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on February 06, 2009, 11:27:44 PM
23:27 ..... watching the end of Child's Play 2
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 07, 2009, 09:39:23 PM
21:38 - watching Super Mario Bros - yes! yes! i know it is shite but i haven't seen it before! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 09, 2009, 06:39:33 PM
18:39 - Catching up with 3 weeks worth of posts on here. Ive been a little 'busy' recently.......
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on February 10, 2009, 11:36:09 AM
11.35

Nobody posting today then?

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 10, 2009, 11:56:40 AM
I was just thinking the same - nobody about much today!?!??!

 :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on February 10, 2009, 01:52:01 PM
13:51 Posting a comment on RCM ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 10, 2009, 06:55:33 PM
18:55

Still at work.....Not long to go now, just over one hour.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 10, 2009, 06:56:24 PM
18:55 - Just looking at our massive list of systems . . . :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 11, 2009, 11:07:28 PM
23:06 Nite peeps :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 11, 2009, 11:13:11 PM
23:13

drinking lots of mulled wine and playing Battlefield 2 online :)

Nite Andy :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 12, 2009, 08:54:41 AM
08:54 Morning peeps! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 12, 2009, 09:25:56 AM
09:25 - Back home - aborted the journey into work due to flooding, road closeures and accidents!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on February 13, 2009, 11:19:43 AM
11.19

Coffee time i think

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 13, 2009, 11:23:14 AM
11.22 I'll join you in a coffee, will wash down my bacon & egg cob  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on February 13, 2009, 11:27:55 AM
11.27

surprised you don't look like a bacon and egg cob, the number of them you eat!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 13, 2009, 11:36:45 AM
11:36 - mmmm bacon and egg . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on February 13, 2009, 02:21:31 PM
14:21 - Despite being at work, I'm tired, and could do with going to bed!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 15, 2009, 10:58:26 PM
22:58

time to go to bed....to watch QI  :D  then sleep time
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Little Hal on February 25, 2009, 08:47:33 AM
08:45
Far too late - it's been a long night. Time I was back in my box.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 25, 2009, 02:51:01 PM
14.50 Bored, I've been airbrushing photos of Flower arrangements all day ..... blooming job!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 25, 2009, 05:13:23 PM
17:13 - erm - terrible joke there mate!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 26, 2009, 08:23:26 AM
8.22 - Sorry bud  - *cough* couldn't resist  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on February 26, 2009, 02:06:54 PM
14:07 - just want to go to sleep ..... I always feel sleepy after lunch!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 26, 2009, 02:31:57 PM
14.15 - FREE COPIES OF STREETFIGHTER 4 AVAILABLE - LIMITED OFFER!








Bet that woke you up  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 26, 2009, 04:58:36 PM
16:58

After a day of job hunting my head hurts :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 27, 2009, 09:27:14 AM
9.24 - Just been to the cob van and the guy said to me 'Have you heard of Achmed?'  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 27, 2009, 10:14:11 AM
10:13 Achmed The Dead Terrorist! - A c phlegm . . . superb!

Did you have a bacon and egg cob? ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 02, 2009, 03:15:55 PM
15:15 - laptop back - im happier now! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 10, 2009, 08:59:14 AM
8.58 - Morning Retrobates!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 10, 2009, 09:24:36 AM
9:24 - more like Master . . . .  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 10, 2009, 09:46:13 AM
9.45 - Ok Roger  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 10, 2009, 11:06:04 PM
23:05 - nite guys! speak to you all soon . . . my wives etc . . . lol!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 10, 2009, 11:06:58 PM
23:06 Class :D You're mine now 8)

That reminds me, I must dig out that series ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on March 17, 2009, 08:04:40 PM
20:04 I see we have a Captain Pugwash fan :)

How are we all doing Ladies and Gents?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 17, 2009, 08:11:17 PM
20:10 - Im good Clyde dude!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 17, 2009, 08:14:46 PM
20.14 Good here too :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 17, 2009, 08:52:38 PM
20:52 It's all good :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 17, 2009, 08:59:54 PM
20.58 Im off to watch TV, have a good evening everyone :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 17, 2009, 10:50:03 PM
22:49 - Nite guys - :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 18, 2009, 06:38:11 PM
18:38 ... feeling quite ill :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 18, 2009, 06:38:58 PM
18:39 - What's up Duncan?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 18, 2009, 06:39:50 PM
18:40 .... earache, headache, full of cold & quite tired.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 18, 2009, 06:40:21 PM
18:40 - get well soon then matey! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 18, 2009, 06:46:09 PM
18:46 .... the plan is to sit here, chill out, and mess about on forums :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 18, 2009, 06:50:38 PM
18.49  hope you feel better soon!  all is well here :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 20, 2009, 10:09:32 PM
22:08 - nite people! :) - early start so early nite! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on March 21, 2009, 02:35:36 PM
14:35 Afternoon! What's everyone up to this weekend?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 21, 2009, 03:02:56 PM
15:02

Enjoying the sun while it lasts 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on March 21, 2009, 05:41:27 PM
17:40

Just got in...Very Tired.

Been helping Andy move stuff from his to new RCM storage location (secret destination!!!0

Food time!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 21, 2009, 06:29:14 PM
18:28 .... just got back from the folk's after going for a nice meal at a local pub.

I think my parents were horrified by the amount of lager I drunk over the corse of 2 hours :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 21, 2009, 06:38:37 PM
18:38 - thanks for your help today mate, very much appreciated, hope you enjoy your cake.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 21, 2009, 07:44:41 PM
19.41 Had good day today, enjoyed the sun, been thinking about Andy and Karl moving the stuff to the new storage unit ;D Also in my sorting out found a Casio FX720p a little handheld, got all the books with it too, not working needs batterys so will have to find some Monday!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Casio-personal-computer-fx-720p_W0QQitemZ180332430253QQcategoryZ58042QQcmdZViewItem
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 22, 2009, 10:42:43 PM
22:41 - Nite friends! Got an early start tomorrow so I will bow out now!

@tte -They are nice little computers! Can't do a lot with them but look good! ;)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 23, 2009, 11:49:21 AM

@tte -They are nice little computers! Can't do a lot with them but look good! ;)


I disagree on that one lol!! I have a large book with programmes in from maths ones to electrical engineering, mechanics, physic and chemistry, statistics, medicine, banking, navigation, surveying and games ;D  Anyway batteries are in and its working so thats my afternoon sorted!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 23, 2009, 11:52:23 AM
11:51 .... sat at work, feeling a tad bored (maybe I shouldn't say this)

I had an awesome Sunday, it's what I'd call a TLC day, basically the male version of pamperring myself: food, beer & games, all day, 9:00 am till 10:00 pm (ish)
I'm gonna have to do that again!

But now it's Monday, I've come back down to reality with a bump!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 23, 2009, 11:59:34 AM
11:58

@tte book . . . what book im interested now . . . ;) especially games . . . :)

@woody.cool . . . i worked hard again for RCM - moving some more of our items to storage! So im buggered today! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 23, 2009, 12:15:20 PM
12:15 - Hello all, im back after a long break. Hope you are all well!

Andy (was BOFH - not any more...)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 23, 2009, 12:49:03 PM
12.38

Its called Program Library for the FX-720 and FX-820 its got few games you input yourself, and theres a couple of little games in the owners manual, very simple ones but they are ok when I've had lunch going to have a little play with it. Theres a secret number game, shuffle number, last stone, search-bug, belt conveyor game, casio gunman game and a Golf game, car race game, Bonbardment game, Athletic game, I think thats it for games :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 25, 2009, 01:25:37 PM
1:25 - just designing/laying out an 8pp magazine for HSBC . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 25, 2009, 01:42:45 PM
1.42 - Not on all the 1200 jobs they are shedding?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 25, 2009, 02:05:35 PM
14:05 - this is a different part . . . :( shit news tho'
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 25, 2009, 02:21:52 PM
14.20 - Yeah, I've been with them since I was 16 and it was Midland Bank, opened a 'Griffon savers' account lol
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on March 25, 2009, 03:56:22 PM
15.56
Waiting in mini bus to go to collect my car from off site parking as i'm working a late
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 25, 2009, 06:06:18 PM
18:06 .... home, after a long day!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 26, 2009, 11:50:28 AM
11:50 - Sterssing out.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 26, 2009, 04:45:09 PM
16.44

 I am now the proud owner of a RCM polo shirt ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 26, 2009, 05:29:17 PM
17.29 - Welcome to the club!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 26, 2009, 05:41:13 PM
17:40 - you are definately all my wives now. hehe!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 26, 2009, 05:46:00 PM
17:40 - you are definately all my wives now. hehe!

17:46 ...... as long as you don't try doing anything strange to us, Andy :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 26, 2009, 05:57:00 PM
17:40 - you are definately all my wives now. hehe!

Yikes!! what type of club have I joined here ;D ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 26, 2009, 09:57:58 PM
21:55 - taking a break from catching up on the last few weeks worth of TV I've recorded and never got around to watching :)

Revenge of the Bin Men - one way to *not* bolster your campaign is to come across like a turbo-nutter weirdo.  Bloke made me cringe every time he opened his gob.

Being Human - final part from a few weeks back.  Nice twist at the end and some good effects on the transformation.

Nature's Great Events - the water into the desert one.  Some good filming and usual top notch BBC documentary standards.

Now ... which programme is next :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on March 26, 2009, 10:24:19 PM
22:24

Night all.....

Long day tomorrow. Full day at work followed by driving home on the M5 then the M6 then the M69 then Soar Valley Way/Fosse Park finally A roads (Very anoying on a friday evening as usually takes about 1 hour can take 1 3/4 to 2!!)

Gym induction tomorrow night   :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 26, 2009, 10:29:24 PM
22:28 - nite guys - another busy day on the RCM forums . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 26, 2009, 11:09:48 PM
17:40 - you are definately all my wives now. hehe!

Yikes!! what type of club have I joined here ;D ;D
Ask Quagmire about the three sheep, a goat and a ferret ......  8)

Oh and ...... 23.09!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 27, 2009, 10:42:49 AM
17:40 - you are definately all my wives now. hehe!

Yikes!! what type of club have I joined here ;D ;D
Ask Quagmire about the three sheep, a goat and a ferret ......  8)

Oh and ...... 23.09!

LOL LOL Sounds like a new version of George Orwells Animal Farm ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on March 28, 2009, 10:08:56 AM
10:10

Just got up 1 Nice lie in  ;D

What to do today as wife is in London and i've only got a few jobs to do!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 28, 2009, 10:39:35 AM
10.35

Good morning Karl, no lie in here up at 6am and done all the shopping, had a couple of peeps ask about my polo shirt and what the logo was so wrote the link down :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on March 28, 2009, 10:53:39 AM
10.50am

Morning all,

Stuck at home with the children as little one has come down with chicken pox!!

Hope you've had it Karl!!, she may have be infectious when you saw us last weekend!!

Great Advertising Jules.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on March 28, 2009, 12:13:22 PM
12:14

tte

Excellent bit of advertising. I wore mine to work yesterday and may be getting some stuff from one of the ladies who works in the canteen - when she clears her loft out in a few weeks  ;D

Linda

Yes I did when I was a kid...Should be fine - I hope!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 28, 2009, 01:51:09 PM
[quote author=billdooruk link=topic=15.msg7170#msg7170 date=1238242
 I wore mine to work yesterday and may be getting some stuff from one of the ladies who works in the canteen - when she clears her loft out in a few weeks  ;D

[/quote]

Thats brillant, we will have to print out some calling cards with the logo and web site address on for people who ask :)

Linda sorry to hear about the chicken pox hope they recover soon, I remember having that as a kid.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 29, 2009, 11:36:09 AM
11.35 - Off to the storage soon  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 30, 2009, 09:06:09 AM
9.05 - Morning all!  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 30, 2009, 11:19:04 AM
11:18 - Morning! Im bloody tired today! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 30, 2009, 11:21:41 AM
11.21 - Yep me too, was thirsty work yesterday  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on March 31, 2009, 03:19:13 PM
15.15

 I have had the day from hell, they came to check my gas fire and say its unsafe to use i think its just a ploy for more work and a new gas fire i certainly havent had had any effects from it and I keep budgies who would have been dead if what he said was wrong with it was trues,, the guy has sealed it off and brought me a very expensive convertor heater, and then the blokes turned up to do the work on the chimneey they couldnt get in due to my lovely  neighbour on the ground floor and so i had to go down the fire escape to let them in only to find they had put the scafolding up wrong and blocked the fire escape and  i bashed my head on it i lost it it and now they have took it down  i m having a drink cuz its been the day from hell and trying to report it has been diffiicult no one wants to know very stressful day
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 31, 2009, 04:41:53 PM
16:42 - sorry to hear that jools! :( Hope your day gets better! Fancy a pint?

;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 01, 2009, 05:59:44 AM
05:58

Drinking cup of tea to wake up whilst watching BBC breakfast about to start...another early start!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 01, 2009, 10:41:32 AM
Day awaiting lady from letting agency for my yearly inspection .. anytime between 9 and 12 they said. 

Had to use the hoover last night (again, once a year!) and other odds & sods.  Bathroom windowsill is next as I've never been able to shut the damn window so it lets all kinds of flowers & leaves float in :)

Me .. tidy?  N'est pas!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 01, 2009, 01:34:38 PM
13:33 - inspection finally done.  Apparently I didn't hear them knocking on my front door @ 9am so they were going to charge me £25+VAT for a missed appointment.  Told them I wasn't taking yet another day off because they didn't knock on the door loud enough.

Now I can go out and get my ears lowered etc.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 01, 2009, 10:17:28 PM
22:16 Night people! Im knackered! Speak to you ALL soon!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on April 02, 2009, 07:48:43 PM
16:42 - sorry to hear that jools! :( Hope your day gets better! Fancy a pint?

;)

19.47
Thanks for the offer of a pint, I had a bit more than a pint and neally got myself in some trouble too!!

They came to fit the new fire today but it wont fit on the wall or into the old flue so 4 hours later I have a big hole in my wall which has been plastered  to make it fit fire safety regulations as well as the new fire wont have a fire till Tuesday >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 03, 2009, 03:29:01 PM
15.28 - Soon be home time, beer is calling!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 03, 2009, 10:37:24 PM
22:37 - Im knackered - speak to you all soon ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 03, 2009, 11:02:37 PM
23:02

Back from t'pub - and working tomorrow at my "other job" so need some sleeeeeeep.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 04, 2009, 05:41:45 PM
17:42 - knackered - just spent a day at RCM's unit (again!) - looking better though - see other thread for pictures.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 04, 2009, 05:54:05 PM
17:53 Spent all day working on the beetle, I'm knackered ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on April 04, 2009, 08:31:02 PM
20:29 Had a nice lazy day at home for a change! Now enjoying a few beers and about to set up the Mega Drive :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on April 05, 2009, 07:04:49 AM
7:04 am sunday just off to the carboot
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 05, 2009, 09:44:05 AM
9:44 - just off to the unit . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 06, 2009, 08:46:47 AM
8.46 - Morning all, no Bacon & Egg cob today, ate something dodgy yesterday  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 06, 2009, 09:10:18 AM
09:08 - more like that bloody pizza - told you wheat is from the devil's arse!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 06, 2009, 09:25:28 AM
09:25 - oh well! back to work :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on April 06, 2009, 09:59:23 AM
9.57am

DAY 1 of the Easter Holidays, oh what joy..........7 children at home doing bugger all, no make that 9 at the moment, Brigitte had friends round for a sleep over last night!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Dave_Jones on April 06, 2009, 10:44:03 AM
10:42  Have just finished mucking about with some Visual Basic in Excel for the sake of a tracking system to do with a distributed computing project searching for prime numbers.  I need a hobby....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 06, 2009, 10:51:38 AM
10.49

Its my Birthday!!! Opened all my presents from Rinoa  :-*, I got a Pocket Neo-Geo and 5 games for it, The house of the dead and gun for the Wii, Madworld Wii, Grip PS3 and the new Prodigy CD/DVD.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 06, 2009, 10:53:39 AM
10.52 - Happy birthday!!!

I'd be interested to know what Mad World is like, watched a review on TV a while back and it looked crazy.

Great pressies!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 06, 2009, 10:41:50 PM
22:41

Off to bed...

On a course at HEad Office in Windor tomorrow, got to leave at 6am!!!

They have given me a very nice 09 plate Mondeo to play with there and back  ;D (only 2000 miles on the clock & 6 speed)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 07, 2009, 07:28:25 AM
07:27 - Morning all . . .

@Blackpanther . . . happy belated birthday mate - sorry I missed it . . . doh!

@Billdooruk - lucky sod! Nice car!

;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 07, 2009, 07:52:41 AM
07:52 ... I can't believe I'm up and posting on forums at this time!

@billdooruk: Nice motor!

@blackpanther: Hope you had a wicked birthday will all those retro gaming goodies you received :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 07, 2009, 08:16:44 AM
8.13 - Morning all!

It's our wedding anniversary today and to celebrate my graphics card has blown up  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 07, 2009, 08:25:48 AM
8:25 Happy Wedding Anniversary . . . to Dave and Ali

Sorry to hear about your fooking graphcis card - do you have surge protectors? ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 07, 2009, 09:19:46 AM
9.18 - Thanks :)

Yep, but I think I melted the RAM on board through extensive overclocking  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 07, 2009, 02:19:52 PM
14:19

Stressing now, I have a job interview tomorrow >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 07, 2009, 02:21:14 PM
14:21 - Good luck with that mate! I hope it all goes well! ;) Please let me know how you got on?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 07, 2009, 02:23:56 PM
14:19

Stressing now, I have a job interview tomorrow >:(
14.23 - Just sing through the interview  8) ;)

All the best bud, hope it goes well.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 07, 2009, 03:09:56 PM
15:08 - sing . . . erm . . .

If you GET THE BALANCE RIGHT, they will SEE YOU because PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE! and just remember . . .
EVERYTHING COUNTS.

See what I did there . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 07, 2009, 10:36:05 PM
22:36

Night time.

I'm tired out after the fun of playing in the 09 plate Mondeo with only 2000 miles on the clock (very smooth for a diesel) oh and being a learner on a course and having to use my brain all day!!! (instead of being the trainer teaching others)

I now have some new work collegues from different directorates within Centrica and possibly have the chance to go to the off shore gas platform  and/or the coastal refinery :D might be very interesting if I can arrange them trips  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 07, 2009, 10:40:26 PM
10:39 - cool shit Karl - can I come please? I would love to see something like that! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 07, 2009, 10:47:36 PM
10:47 - night people! Speak to you all soon!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on April 08, 2009, 02:11:24 PM
14.08

Hi all !! That gas platform sounds interesting!!  Im typing on my new keyboard £2.99 from the local cheapo shop :)  Hope the interview goes/went well!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 08, 2009, 03:59:38 PM
15:58

Just got back from the interview, phew what a pressure cooker!!! What's your main weakness etc... OMG!!!

Not sure how I did :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 09, 2009, 12:11:36 PM
12.11 - Just looking at replacement mobo & graphics card - ouch!  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 09, 2009, 12:13:43 PM
12:13 - Linda and myself are just off to meet Spodula to pick up some bits from him . . . ;)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 09, 2009, 02:56:11 PM
14:55

Just found out, I've got the job :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 09, 2009, 03:32:30 PM
15.31 - Congratulations Scott  ;D

In celebration what is the piece of retro kit you will purchase?  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 09, 2009, 03:36:36 PM
15:36 - nice one mate - im very pleased for you! ;)

Speak to you soon! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 09, 2009, 03:59:20 PM
15:58 - Doing the stuff I normally have to to on Fridays (Backup tapes etc....) Feels weird! I need these next 4 days off!

Also - Well done Scott!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 09, 2009, 04:32:44 PM
16:32

Cheers all :)
In celebration what is the piece of retro kit you will purchase?  ;)

Celebrate in style, Colecovision next 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 09, 2009, 06:37:55 PM
14:55

Just found out, I've got the job :)

18:38 ... congratulations Scott
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 09, 2009, 06:58:22 PM
18:58

As everyone has said...Congrats Scott  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on April 09, 2009, 07:46:18 PM
19.45 well done on getting the job :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 09, 2009, 11:01:46 PM
23:01 - Time for bed. No work for 4 days! Woo Yay!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 10, 2009, 12:01:01 AM
00:00 Thanx folks, I'm looking forward to having a pay cheque again :) Nite peeps
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on April 10, 2009, 08:09:03 AM
8:08 first of my 9 days off
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 10, 2009, 08:19:08 AM
08:18 ..... beginning of the long weekend ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 10, 2009, 09:41:39 AM
9:41 - off to the unit with a full car load . . .  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on April 10, 2009, 01:40:58 PM
13:40 A little hungover this morning...!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 10, 2009, 11:38:07 PM
23:37 - Nite peeps! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on April 11, 2009, 08:54:23 AM
8:53 next door woke me you fighting i dont know what they are doing to eat off now
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on April 11, 2009, 05:24:43 PM
17.23 Trying to decide what to do for tea!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 11, 2009, 07:50:55 PM
19:50

I'm starving, time to grab some dinner :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 11, 2009, 09:36:08 PM
21:35 - just watched doctor who and red dwarf - both very good!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on April 12, 2009, 07:47:23 AM
7:46 off to car boot
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: tte on April 12, 2009, 02:01:16 PM
14.00 having a nice quiet relaxing day :)  I missed red dwarf but think they are repeated tomorrow. DR Who was brillant really enjoyed it. It would be good if he was on the number 11 bus  when Im next on it ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 12, 2009, 10:27:06 PM
22:25

Just spent money on Ebay. Bought a Toshiba MSX compete in box with games and tape player for £21 and a Philips Videopac G7000 with 2 controllers and 8 games for £5.50. Also I received an email to confirm payment for the UltaSatanDisk!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 12, 2009, 10:28:43 PM
22:27 - Nice buy there mate! A G7000 for £5.50 is a complete steal! Wish one of RCMs actually worked! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 12, 2009, 10:32:09 PM
22:31

To be honest, I was just looking and spotted it was finishing in 2min, so I thought why not. I have seen a complete one for £18ish buy now!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 13, 2009, 10:07:41 AM
10:05

Pi&$ed off.....

Bang from under the car as was leaving home to go to the storage unit!!!

Water leak from front and loose metalwork by exhaust. Hopefully my mechanic, who is going to look at it in about 1 hour, will diagnose easily& cheaply!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on April 13, 2009, 10:19:28 AM
10:05

Pi&$ed off.....

Bang from under the car as was leaving home to go to the storage unit!!!

Water leak from front and loose metalwork by exhaust. Hopefully my mechanic, who is going to look at it in about 1 hour, will diagnose easily& cheaply!!
10.19 What a bummer Karl. Hope you get it sorted

 :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 13, 2009, 11:15:40 AM
11:14 and it's time to leave the house after an extended lie-in :)

Costa Coffee needs visiting, as does Gamestation (birthday vouchers to spend!) and pop my head into the new Cex to see what the local chav / tracksuit scum / shoplifters have brought in as 'stock' :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 13, 2009, 11:46:01 AM
11.46
Car given the ok. Leak is washer pump. Loose metal is heat sheild.
Just arrived at storage.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 13, 2009, 01:14:07 PM
13:14

Back from CEX & Gamestation .. bugger all as no Chronicles of Riddick until 24th.  Saints Row II will have to keep me sane until then :)

CEX still don't understand that people buy from that thing called 'the internet' as their prices for 2nd hand h/drives are still daft.  Not asked them yet about 2nd hand Micro SD (or normal SD) cards for my Ultra Satan (when it arrives) but have got enough spares for now. 

It's just the curious nature I have at "recovering" files from people's old SD cards ... OK, so it's just plain nosey but they're getting used for something decent in the end :)

Now for the weekly shop @ Asda ..
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 13, 2009, 01:38:10 PM
13:37 - Chillin' out before returing to work tomorrow....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 13, 2009, 04:41:10 PM
16:41

Just got back from warrington, collected my philips G7000 and it's now time to play. CEX are expensive and so is that games exchange shop in golden square shopping center.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 13, 2009, 06:50:54 PM
18:50
Just got back from visiting my old school mate ..... I've set him up with an 'emulation' PC running WinUAE :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 14, 2009, 09:36:51 AM
9.33 - Hope you all had a great Easter break, I'm back at work now and just took the plunge to repair my pc and ordered a BFG GTX285 OC graphics card.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 14, 2009, 10:18:24 AM
10:18 - Back to work. Busy day so far already and its only 10:18. Servers down, VMs to restore from backup etc etc. But all back to normal - for now.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on April 14, 2009, 03:06:52 PM
15.05

just finished grouting the kitchen tiles (see i don't sit on my arse all day watching soaps!)

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 14, 2009, 03:12:22 PM
15:11 - Just plated 20 or so jobs for the afternoon shift! ;)

Don't worry I will get him one day for saying that!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on April 14, 2009, 09:06:32 PM
21:06 Watching the Chelsea v Liverpool game... exciting stuff!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 14, 2009, 11:30:31 PM
23:29 - waaaaaay past my bedtime - nite people! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on April 15, 2009, 09:57:06 AM
9.55

Morning all

Another day of  fun at the house of Spencer!!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 15, 2009, 10:27:04 AM
10:26 - another day at work -  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on April 15, 2009, 10:40:38 AM
10:40 hoping wether picks up
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 15, 2009, 11:15:27 AM
11:15 - Sitting at work - working. Funny that...  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 15, 2009, 08:43:49 PM
20:40

Copying old PS1, N64 & Dreramcast promo videos I own onto PC to create a DVD of them....

Can also capture any s-video/composite (yellow video) and L&R (red & white) audio input.....mmm....what systems can I capture footage from?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 15, 2009, 09:04:20 PM
21:04

Ebay time! Andy do you know what games you have for the Prinztronic 5500?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 15, 2009, 09:05:34 PM
21:04 - Erm no! They are at the unit (I think????) - only a couple / three I think?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 18, 2009, 11:11:14 PM
23:10 - off to bed - im sooooo tired!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 19, 2009, 09:28:25 AM
9.27
Cold. Sitting in Derby Rams football stadium as best mate is about to start 10km run...
Where's the coffee?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 19, 2009, 10:35:15 AM
10:35 ... sitting at home, bored, because I'm on out of hours tech support duty :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 19, 2009, 10:47:25 AM
10:47 - off to buy a new awning for our caravan . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 21, 2009, 10:13:14 AM
10:12 - No work today - days holiday. Recovering from 2 days at Legoland.  Going to finish my MMBEEB interface now.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on April 23, 2009, 09:58:59 PM
21:59 Happy St George's Day!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 23, 2009, 10:00:16 PM
22:00 ..... Forgot this thing existed ::)

Anyway, I've posted my first bit of news on Gaming Verdict (boyo's site) today :D
All going to plan, I'll put more stuff up on there on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 25, 2009, 06:09:49 AM
06:10 - Up early for my trip to Wakefield. I never get up this early!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 25, 2009, 12:44:23 PM
06:10 - Up early for my trip to Wakefield. I never get up this early!

12:43 - Hope the RISC OS show goes well .... can't wait to see some pics (if you take any)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 25, 2009, 08:46:10 PM
20:45 - sorting out some 'enhancements' for other people's NDS's :)

Saints Row 2 is on in the background on pause whilst I do this and then it's back to hunting down the victims that are on my Hitman Activity lists :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 26, 2009, 09:37:41 AM
09:37 - off to Ikea today with PhoenixTLB to get RCM some more shelves for our unit. ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 26, 2009, 05:26:08 PM
17:25 - Taking a break from Saints Row II.  Bought Chronicles of Riddick today but that's for when I've got a bit further in SRII.  Picked up some cheap memory cards but got an M2 instead of a Micro SD (my eyesight most definitely going), so going to look to see if there's a way to adapter to put it into a an SD card :) 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 27, 2009, 09:55:01 PM
21:53

Playing Ghost House on the Master Syetem & watching Ruthless people with Danny Devito. perfect evening ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 27, 2009, 11:42:20 PM
12:41 : Been playing Chuckie Egg on my BBC thanks to the new SD card interface ive built for it.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 28, 2009, 10:24:03 PM
22:23 - tired - so off to bed!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on April 29, 2009, 08:49:44 AM
08.49 Sitting at work, catching up on the posts before starting real work !! :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 02, 2009, 05:44:30 PM
17:43 - be off in half an hour to my dads (poordadda) retirement/birthday party! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 02, 2009, 06:26:00 PM
18:25 - Cooking tea. Sausages and potato wedges. Yum yum...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 03, 2009, 05:53:36 PM
17:53

About to play with my new laptop!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 03, 2009, 06:03:31 PM
18:03

Time for some grub after my mid-afternoon siesta :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 03, 2009, 11:14:04 PM
23:13

Time for bed .. hopefully something decent on Kerrang or Planet Rock to fall asleep to.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 04, 2009, 03:52:37 PM
15:51 - just back from Lunch with Linda, the kids and my mother and father in law! Very nice indeed - a lovely medium-rare steak and chips followed by eton mess! ;) Full now though and need a nap!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 04, 2009, 04:20:23 PM
a lovely medium-rare steak and chips
I'm jealous now ...... I wish I was having steak & chips.





oh yeah,

16:20
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 04, 2009, 05:52:08 PM
17.53
Sat in pizza hut, about to "pig out" !! ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 04, 2009, 05:53:19 PM
17:53 - sorry mate can't get excited about pizza hut as I can't eat anything at all in there, apart from maybe some salad! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 04, 2009, 05:54:58 PM
17:54 ..... just made do with a bowl of Chicken noodles for a snack .... will have something more substantial later.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 04, 2009, 06:53:07 PM
18:53 - Making home made potato wedges to go with our pork chops. Yummy.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 05, 2009, 05:52:56 AM
05:52

Drinking cup of tea...waking up before leaving for work at 06:15  ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 05, 2009, 07:13:04 AM
07:12 - At work! :( - another day, another load of problems (no doubt!)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 05, 2009, 07:59:56 AM
08:00 ..... just getting ready for work .... ready for more techy issues! (I wish some people knew how to use PCs properly)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 05, 2009, 01:03:57 PM
13:04 - Windows 7 RC installed. All working fine. About to rebuild a HPUX server and get annoyed with BackupExec. What fun........
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 05, 2009, 02:05:59 PM
13:04 - Windows 7 RC installed. All working fine. About to rebuild a HPUX server and get annoyed with BackupExec. What fun........

14:05 - Oh my god AndyT, how can you use Windows 7? It's horrid!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 05, 2009, 03:07:42 PM
15:07 - Why windows 7? Cause I need to start testing it before the big rollout at work later this year. We skipped vista. Lots of app testing to do!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 05, 2009, 06:07:34 PM
15:07 - Why windows 7? Cause I need to start testing it before the big rollout at work later this year. We skipped vista. Lots of app testing to do!
18:06 - Fair enough .... I'll forgive you :)

tbh, I'm gonna try the release candidate, to see if it's any better than the betas were.
I need to check our software will run on it (for tech support purposes)
I reckon it'll be problematic as it is on Vista
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 05, 2009, 08:55:03 PM
20:54 - Watching Man Utd kick Arsenal's butt!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on May 10, 2009, 01:58:19 PM
20:54 - Watching Man Utd kick Arsenal's butt!

13:57 Good job I reminded you that game was on, eh? ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 10, 2009, 04:18:18 PM
16:17

Ebay time!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 11, 2009, 02:24:50 PM
14:23 - back from stocking up the fridge after weekend away in Bochum, Germany for the Retro-Borse.  Way too much beer drinking so liver is demanding some TLC via an afternoon siesta.

Then I'll start wading through the photos ....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 15, 2009, 06:00:01 PM
17:58 - Still at work. Here till 1900 today. Then back in tomorrow at 0830 for a major SAN upgrade. What fun!  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 15, 2009, 08:56:23 PM
20:54 - no water due to leak on the pipe coming from the cistern :( 

Had to turn the water off at the stopcock to stop it from pouring over the bathroom floor.  My parents were visiting and my Dad (on his birthday!) did his best to patch it up (DIY is *not* my forte!) but no joys.

So I've got a saucepan and Pyrex jug full of water to keep me in brews and a half-full box in the bathroom for flushing duties.

Will ring the letting agency in the morning - luckily I'd pre-warned them about this.  Hopefully they can get someone out for tomorrow evening after I get back from work @ Bowlers.

Hey ho .. these things are sent to try :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on May 17, 2009, 11:35:24 AM
11.33

Andy's off to the unit again to sort some more stuff out for the Open Day. Not long Now.

Anyone got a few hours to spare to help him?

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 17, 2009, 06:13:53 PM
18:12 back from the unit . . .

A huge thank you to Quagmire for turning up at the unit and lending a hand. We sorted our quite a few machines and I blew up a ZX81! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 17, 2009, 06:25:54 PM
18:26

Getting very frustrated with my Oric.....why won't it load Manic Minor????? how many times can i adjust the volume and tape head?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 17, 2009, 06:33:39 PM
18:33
fun day at the unit, played some games and watched Andy blow up a ZX81 :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 27, 2009, 12:34:48 AM
12:34

Been 10 days since someone last posted here!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 27, 2009, 10:46:27 PM
22:45 - nice one blackpanther - broke the cycle . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 27, 2009, 11:19:54 PM
23:20 - Still getting ready for sunday. So far the 486 is ready. Just the Apple //c and another machine to go... MMBEEB is also now in a box.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 28, 2009, 08:19:12 AM
8.18 doing my usual catching up on all the posts, and looking forward to Sunday  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on May 28, 2009, 04:14:25 PM
16:12 - Wondering whether AndyRCM is going to be me "repairs" to bring home on Sunday...

SCART cables almost done... the Oric ones have three leads just to make them work...

Not entirely certain what the aim of this game is... ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 28, 2009, 09:44:49 PM
21:45 - Im also making scart cables. Needed a new one for my CPC 6128 Plus.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 28, 2009, 10:08:00 PM
22:07 - just doing some freebasic coding . . . and then off to bed! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 29, 2009, 08:30:18 AM
8.29am nursing a hangover from last nights Wolverhampton beer festival  :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on May 29, 2009, 10:23:47 AM
10.22

Andy off to the unit again to check that everything is sorted for Sunday.

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 29, 2009, 06:34:05 PM
18:33 back from the unit - all sorted now - around 40 systems in the end! hopefully have enough tvs to play em all! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 29, 2009, 07:18:48 PM
19:18

Knackered, still sorting stuff out :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 29, 2009, 07:30:27 PM
19:29 - thanks for your help (again) earlier Scott! ;)

See you tomorrow!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on May 30, 2009, 12:17:01 AM
00:16 still waiting for the paint to dry to start the wiring on the rcm's arcade cab its going to be a long night
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on May 30, 2009, 12:49:04 AM
12:46 - All SCARTed out.

I have completed 12 SCART cables, labelled them and bagged them up, and put them with the other sh... er stuff to take up tomorrow :)

Home-made Speccy modified with IF2 disable switch.

My DOS BOX is ready to go - I'll be bringing an alternative GFX card for that.... bit of a tricky bugger...

Elite installed on the Uber M128, and Tube Elite persuaded to run off the HD.... (DFS games don't always work right on ADFS systems....)

Tomorrow shall begin the great stuffing-of-stuff-into-boot-of-car violation-of-the-laws-of-physics-concerning-volume.

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on May 30, 2009, 01:12:33 AM
1:11 needed another coat of paint so going to call in a night and wait for it to dry and pop the wireing in then

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 30, 2009, 10:18:16 AM
10:17 see some of you later! ;) and see the rest bright and early tomorrow.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on May 30, 2009, 01:09:40 PM
13:09 - Leaving for RCM!

See you later (or tomorrow) ;)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 30, 2009, 07:07:26 PM
19:07

Going to sort stuff out for tomorrow
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 30, 2009, 08:13:47 PM
20:15 Almost ready for tomorrow!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 30, 2009, 09:14:51 PM
21:13 ... spent the last couple of hours playing 'real life tetris' (in other words, trying to work out how I get everything in the boot of the car!)

Looking forward to tomorrow!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 30, 2009, 09:51:02 PM
21:51 - All sorted for tomorrow. Mirca will be full, but not as full as I expected it to be! Hope I havent forgotton anything. If I said I would bring somthing for you, make sure you remind me now!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on May 30, 2009, 10:40:29 PM
22:40 Journey route all planned out for tomorrow - about a 2.5hr drive so an early start for us! Really looking forward to it though! Hope the weather's cooled down a bit, mind!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 30, 2009, 10:55:49 PM
10:54 - just back from the venue, back there early in the morning. Ready for setting up the computers and consoles. See you all tomorrow and thanks to everbody who helped tonight! You know who you are! Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on May 30, 2009, 11:30:10 PM
23:25 -resting at travelodge after far too much setting up. will be back at venue early tomorrow morning to get things started :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 30, 2009, 11:40:40 PM
23.39 - Just eaten my chinese and quaffed a copious amount of coffee, now to try and sleep ready for the early start tomorrow, see you there!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 31, 2009, 12:14:14 AM
00:13

Back from Brothers birthday bash, now to sort out the stuff for tomorrow/today whatever :o

I'm so well prepared, where was it again :o Tee hee, oh well better get on......
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 31, 2009, 06:55:40 AM
6:55

All ready and about to leave Liverpool.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 31, 2009, 07:01:04 AM
07:00 - Up and packing car. Waiting for Jason to arrive. Soooo tired..... 1h 45m journey ahead.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 31, 2009, 07:01:29 AM
07:00

I was up at 06:30 - drinking black coffee as milk ran out!!! leaving just before 07:30 go go and finish setting up.

See you laters  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 31, 2009, 09:50:34 AM
09.50 Just having a sarnie and waiting for my mates to arrive, only 40 minute drive for me  :) hoping to arrive just after 11.00  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 31, 2009, 07:58:27 PM
19:58 : Home and unpacking. What a fantastic day.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 31, 2009, 08:12:33 PM
20.12 Damn, Missed AndyT for the C64 on offer  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 31, 2009, 08:19:56 PM
20:19 Great day, resting up now :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 31, 2009, 08:36:07 PM
20:36

Just got in. Had a great day and looking forward to the next one. Now time to test the backup unit.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 31, 2009, 09:39:45 PM
Got dropped off by Jon in Warrington about 20 minutes ago.

Had a great day and thanks to all for another superb event.  Looking forward to the next one in November :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 31, 2009, 09:39:54 PM
21:38 - been back about half an hour - im absolutely knackered! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 31, 2009, 10:53:36 PM
22:52 - Im off to bed - tired as buggery - what a superb day tho'
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on May 31, 2009, 11:50:21 PM
23:49 - Got home at last. f@cked as bugger. Going to.. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 01, 2009, 08:31:08 AM
8.30 - Falling asleep at work already, I need my Bacon & Egg cob NOW!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 01, 2009, 08:32:32 AM
08:32 - Back to work. Using modern computers today!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 01, 2009, 09:39:08 AM
9:39 Bacon and egg sounds good.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on June 01, 2009, 10:04:18 AM
10:03 ..... back to using modern PCs with Windows XP

Damn! I'm missing my MS-DOS, Amiga Workbench 2.1 and RISC OS 3.1
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 01, 2009, 05:00:49 PM
17:00 - Home time! Lets hope the traffic is kind to me tonight.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on June 01, 2009, 05:16:25 PM
17:15 ..... 15 minutes till home time.

Upon getting home, I'll be greeted with good old computers running the likes of MS-DOS, Amiga Workbench and RISC OS :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 03, 2009, 06:23:26 PM
18:23

Shopping time! Then planning out my new project for a one of a kind Snes mod!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 03, 2009, 10:23:56 PM
22:23 - im off to bed - bloody knackered and coughing a little :( hope i aint getting a cold!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on June 04, 2009, 06:54:31 AM
6.54am Just setting off for work !
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 04, 2009, 08:59:27 AM
08:58 - At work. Very quiet today. Hope it lasts! (Last time I said it was quiet, one of our Oracle server died!  ??? )
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 04, 2009, 10:03:05 AM
10:03 work post just arrived, another 80 odd watches to repair.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on June 04, 2009, 11:37:40 AM
11.36

Just come back from the dentist................had a tooth out and feel like crap.

 :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 04, 2009, 11:16:43 PM
23:16 - Im off to bed - feel like crap too! got man flu! lol! Nite people! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on June 04, 2009, 11:30:20 PM
23:31

About to go to bed....

Just finished updating the RCM MAME cabinet. It now has over 6000 games   :D

Of course I now need to test some  ;D  that will have to wait until some point tomorrow
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 05, 2009, 05:56:33 PM
17:57 - Time to go home. Wanted to leave an hour ago!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 05, 2009, 09:50:41 PM
21:19

Enjoying my fish and chips after the pub.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 06, 2009, 06:14:13 PM
18:14

Enjoying the start of my full week off work  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 07, 2009, 11:25:33 AM
11:24

Just got back from a carboot sale and bought the following for next to nothing.

Mega Drive: The Flintstones, Ecco The Tides Of Time, Greendog,
Aquatic Games, Zool, Pac Mania, Alex Kidd In The Encharted Castle,
James Pond 3, Bonanza Bros, Terminator vs Robocop, Strider, Lotus Turbo Challenge.

Master System: Psycho Fox

Game Gear: The Jungle Book (Sealed)

Philips CDI: Some Golf Game

Atari Cart: Pac Man

Gameboy: Tetris 2

GBA: Wolfenstien 3D

PS2: The Suffering

Amiga 1200: Cannon Fodder

Playstion One (Loose)

Did see a few Dreamcast consoles and games but £20 seemed to much and
a Commodore Amiga 600 for £20.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 07, 2009, 11:50:47 AM
11:50 - Some nice stuff there mate! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 07, 2009, 03:11:20 PM
15:11 - Went to Spalding Radio hamfest type of thing. Didnt get anything. They had a gamecube for £20 and that was it. Im now tidying up in prep for Panthers visit next weeked!.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 07, 2009, 04:16:19 PM
16:15

Grrr why do people click buy it now then ask stupid questions about stuff your selling. ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 07, 2009, 07:21:22 PM
19:20 - finally time to relax after picking up a "few Amiga" bits as donations from someone a mate (and it turns out, so did my Dad) knew.  When I say "few", I really meant "a trailer full plus a tower PC style Amiga in the back of the car"!

Will sort out the photos in a mo.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 07, 2009, 07:30:20 PM
07:29 - Thanks Mike - sounds good to me!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 10, 2009, 04:47:09 PM
16:46 - Just installed a new server here. Its a beast. 2 * quad nahelm 2.8Ghz CPUs, 24Gb RAM, 700Gb RAID 10 SAS storage. Its a power beast!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on June 10, 2009, 09:01:14 PM
21:00 - Just placed a massive order with Farnell to make up loads of cables.

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 14, 2009, 07:43:29 AM
7:43

Off to carboot sale
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 14, 2009, 11:01:18 AM
10.57

Back from carboot. Bought the following for around £40

Texas Instrument complete with games and controllers and dust cover (Like new) £10

Atari 2600 compete with box, instructions, 6 boxed games, 6 contollers (Missing mains adaptor) £10

2 Sega Saturn games Loaded and Firestation Thunderhawk 2

2 Mega Drive games Last Battle and Talmit's Adventure

1 Gamegear game Off Road (Like new)

PS1 games Duke Nukem and tekken in limited edition case

3DO game Hell

Nes 3 in 1 cart (Super mario, tertis and nintendo world cup

I'll upload some pictures later

Anyone know what voltage the atari 2600 takes? so I can try a multi adaptor. Thanks

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 14, 2009, 12:06:49 PM
12:05 - off to the unit to sort out the aftermath of May 31st for a few hours - anybody coming? lol!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 14, 2009, 12:58:33 PM
Taking a break from Chonicles of Riddick to do some research on bulk slide scanners for my Dad's local Historical Society in work.

Jessops didn't have a clue, Wildings at least suggested some makes of scanner but looks like it'll be an online purchase.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 14, 2009, 07:30:00 PM
19:27 - GazTee (my travelling companion to most of these far flung retro events) just visited and dropped off some more Amiga stuff.  I'd picked it up from Koops (on RetroPassion forum) the night before flying to Riga but realised I couldn't carry it all back with me :)

So that's another box that Andy/Dave will need to find room for :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on June 14, 2009, 07:56:39 PM
12:05 - off to the unit to sort out the aftermath of May 31st for a few hours - anybody coming? lol!

Andy

19.57

Just read Andy's post...bugger as I have just resscued another tv - 28 inch widescreen.

Catch you soon though
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 14, 2009, 08:53:40 PM
20:52 - Thanks to muguk and billdooruk - nice one guys - I think we need a bigger boat! LOL! ;)

I managed to sort some bits out but not a lot - it's a bugger because a lot of the tv's are there and in the way - will get there soon though! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 15, 2009, 12:08:35 AM
00:08

Off to bed. Nice week off work and now back to work
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 15, 2009, 09:17:38 PM
21:17 - Watching the Faith No More videos on YouTube from the Download Festival whilst waiting for the audio bootleg to come down from the newsgroups :)

Y'arrrggghhh! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on June 17, 2009, 12:55:09 PM
12:54 - Wondering why nobody's posting to this anymore....

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 17, 2009, 01:11:07 PM
13:10 - Off to get some lunch!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on June 17, 2009, 01:58:05 PM
13:57 ... fastly approaching the end of my lunch break :( and I'm still hungry!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 17, 2009, 05:54:42 PM
17:54 - Got to try out my Blu-Ray writer later on tonight .. 25Gig ISO files .. eek!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on June 17, 2009, 07:07:39 PM
19:02

Still waiting while the new iPhone 3.0 downloads.....How can it take over 35 mins to download a 230mb file on a 20mb connection!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 17, 2009, 07:09:48 PM
19:02

Still waiting while the new iPhone 3.0 downloads.....How can it take over 35 mins to download a 230mb file on a 20mb connection!!!

19:09 - Maybe caus the whole world is downloading it!  ;D Ive got 50Mb remaining, and it says 17 mins remaining!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 17, 2009, 07:22:49 PM
19:21 - pee'd off with Cyberlink PowerDVD 9.  Took only 20 minutes for the 25Gig Blu-Ray ISO to burn off (*) yet it's taken me over an hour to try and get it to play back through PowerDVD.  Uninstalled and reinstalled the software and still no joy :(



(*) for investigative reasons only, ahem!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on June 19, 2009, 07:04:19 AM
(*) for investigative reasons only, ahem!
If course, we believe you, thousands wouldn't ........ Y'argh! ;)

oh, btw .... 07:04
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 19, 2009, 10:06:26 AM
10:05 - Getting ready for a manic weekend doing a Microsoft Exchange migration. Not only moving from server to server, but to a different domain. Its going to take a long time..........

Can someone else continue the hangman game for me?!?!?!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 19, 2009, 05:06:53 PM
17:06 - my first Blu-Ray from LoveFilm turned up today .... if that's not a reason to get the damn PC playing them back then I think I should give up now!  Tonight's attempt will involve the complete upgrade of all the video card drivers and see if that's the problem.  It used to work ....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 19, 2009, 07:35:05 PM
19:34 - new graphics drivers installation did the trick.  My Vista Media Centre PC now plays Blu-Ray films - inc. originals ... :)

Just watching Open Season - never seen it before.  Lip-smackingly look quality compared to a DVD animation :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on June 19, 2009, 10:17:20 PM
22:11 - Trying to repair the 6 key that snapped off my VIC-20's keyboard.

(The cross-rods from technic lego have so many uses....)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 20, 2009, 12:11:23 AM
00:10 - time for bed methinks.  Predator on Blu-Ray after Open Season.  More films watched in one night than I average in a month :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 21, 2009, 08:15:40 AM
8:15

Off to sunny North Wales for Father's day. Think i'll also have a look in the shed for some retro goodies.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 21, 2009, 09:44:17 AM
9:42 - my usual Sunday ritual of have a lie in, watch the news, potter about for a bit until about 10:30-10:45 then off into Warrington to pick up the papers then head off to Costa Coffee to chill out, read the papers and then go for a mooch around town.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on June 21, 2009, 10:40:35 AM
10:40

wanted to goto a couple of car boots to see if I could get a bargin... But... Didn't get up until one hour ago!

Roll on f1  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 22, 2009, 10:17:22 AM
10:17 - Back in the office today. Exchange server migration complete. Absolutely knackerd! Im hoping to finish early today.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 22, 2009, 05:57:15 PM
17:56 - moving files around using a 160gb & an 80gb 2.5" USB drives.  Waiting for 1.5Tbyte drive to turn up so I can install it in the Media Centre PC.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 22, 2009, 06:01:25 PM
18:01 - Still at work - F$%^ing exchange server mailbox store has corrupted. Moving 60GB of mailboxes around....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on June 22, 2009, 06:18:44 PM
18:01 - Still at work - F$%^ing exchange server mailbox store has corrupted. Moving 60GB of mailboxes around....
GOOD LUCK .... I feel you'll need it!

18:18 - back home from work now, chilling out with some forum activity :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on June 23, 2009, 09:37:36 PM
21:37PM - Listen to Turrican 2 Music  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on June 23, 2009, 10:32:37 PM
22:31 - Wondering WTF I wired up wrong on jimbob's Megadrive SCART cable.... blue and red seem to have swapped places....

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on June 26, 2009, 08:35:13 PM
20:34 - Putting AndyRCM's Atari Jaguar SCART cable in the fridge to set.....

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on June 26, 2009, 09:29:47 PM
21:25 - Waiting for the paint to dry on the Atari Jaguar cable; deciding what tools might be needed tomorrow...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 26, 2009, 09:32:00 PM
21:30 - picked up the keys for the NEW unit this afternoon . . . ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on June 27, 2009, 08:09:13 AM
08:09 ... having a cuppa and sorting some bits out before my trip to the unit!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 27, 2009, 03:50:11 PM
15:49

Jusst got back from Sunny Nolton Haven, now for a nap as I'm knackered :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on June 27, 2009, 04:02:27 PM
16.01 You've brought the rain back with you then Quagmire!!!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 27, 2009, 04:20:12 PM
16:19 It was toasting all week ;D, I'll post up some pics later 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on June 27, 2009, 06:31:53 PM
18:30

Not been back from Birmingham long. Went with my dad to watch the Dragon Boat Racing then to the continental food fair.

Lots of good food.

I also tried an Ostrich Burger...yumm  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 27, 2009, 07:04:52 PM
19:00 Hello guys - just back from the Unit . . . phew that was hard work! Managed to get the new unit a little more sorted than I had hoped.

Looking good! Thank you to (in no order at all) - woody.cool, phu, Jimbob005 and poordadda for their invaluable help today.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 27, 2009, 10:26:35 PM
22:26
18:30

Not been back from Birmingham long. Went with my dad to watch the Dragon Boat Racing then to the continental food fair.

Lots of good food.

I also tried an Ostrich Burger...yumm  ;D

Thats weird, we had the dragon boat racing and continental market in Peterborough last week! But ive had a ostrich before - very nice!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 27, 2009, 10:27:24 PM
22:27 - Just watched a bit of Glastonbury. Pendulum were fantastic!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on June 28, 2009, 01:57:14 AM
01:55 (yes that ungodly hour !!)

Saw Pendulum at Download last year, truly rocked the place !! :P

Catching up on the posts (yes I must be sad)  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 28, 2009, 09:10:58 AM
09:08 - been to the newest - but quite awful retro-haul wise - car boot in Warrington.  A single N64 on one stall, an original Gameboy on another and a PS1 (with someone asking if it can play copies or not). 

All items were unboxed and I didn't bother with them at all.

Get some 'backups' done and then I'm heading off to see the family etc. in Rhyl / Rhuddlan in about an hour.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 28, 2009, 09:51:17 AM
09:50 - Just updated my iPod Touch to v3.0 of the software.  Here's hoping it doesn't go down in flames as other iPod Touch owners have been saying online elsewhere.  Just pees me off a tad that I've got to pay £6 for the update that iPhone owners get for zilch!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 28, 2009, 10:53:19 PM
22:50 extremely annoyed at stupid arseholes who write virus's (viri?) . . . looks like a complete re-install of windows! Great! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on June 28, 2009, 10:59:06 PM
22.55PM.......Someone who write a Virus should have HIS ARMS CUT OFF >:( because I know HOW YOU FEEL as I been there before and it can be really
                  annoyed to install Window, Graphics , Software and so on!

I am quite surprize when people say you should get MAC because there never have VIRUS at all on Mac which amaze me if is true!

Good luck AndyRCM  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 29, 2009, 10:26:53 AM
10:26 - Been at work since 8. HDD failed in our new exchange server at the weekend. Good old RAID5! Disk swapped and rebuilding.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on June 29, 2009, 10:36:36 AM
Know the feeling, bought a DNS323 NAS a while ago, installed 2x500GB Seagates in it, a month later one of the drive indicator LEDs goes pink and the array is flagged as "degraded". Format the failed disk and its all good, rebuild the RAID array and all is well for 2 weeks this time, then pink LED and degraded. Turns out its a firmware bug in the NAS which when finally patched solves the problem. Fast forward 6 months and one drive vanishes, NAS only sees a single HDD. Plug MIA drive into PC directly and BIOS doesn't find it. That turned out to be the BSY bug that has hit many many Seagate barracuda drives. Took me a good hour and some soldering action to fix that one, ie to clear the fault, get the drive reachable then flash the drives own firmware. Not lost any data but am soo sick of rebuilding this array.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 29, 2009, 11:16:42 PM
23:15 Night people! ;) - just been having a mess in C++ and it has done my head in! lol! Think I might stick to what I know . . . :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on June 30, 2009, 08:19:24 AM
8:18am, just been trying to right a simple routine in VB for microsft access but have currently given up !!!  >:(

Damn I wished I knew more about this, Sinclair Basic used to be sooooo simple  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 30, 2009, 08:28:04 AM
8:27 - I agree panther - give me basic any day - if you do know basic though - have a go with Freebasic - it is superb! Swarm was written in it so . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 30, 2009, 07:00:14 PM
18:59

I've sold the Beetle, yay :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 30, 2009, 07:37:24 PM
19:35 - that's a shame Scott! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 30, 2009, 08:48:29 PM
20:47

nah It's good as I can mot and insure the 300zx at last :) woop woop
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 30, 2009, 09:38:11 PM
21:35 In that case Scott, when are you bringing the 300zx to show me? ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 30, 2009, 10:24:42 PM
22.24

Next time I pop over the unit I'll be driving it :)

It'll be on the road by next week if all goes to plan.


+ I can fit more cpmputers / consoles in it, massive boot space :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on June 30, 2009, 10:36:44 PM
22:37 ..... pissing myself laughing at this thread (http://retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=907.0)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 30, 2009, 10:40:30 PM
22:38 - :) glad you like it woody! I had to post that baby! It is the look on Phu's face that makes me LOL . . . :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on June 30, 2009, 10:41:31 PM
22:38 - :) glad you like it woody! I had to post that baby! It is the look on Phu's face that makes me LOL . . . :)
22:41 - I can't believe it either ......... and I don't even think he knew the story behind 'woody.cock' at that moment either!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on June 30, 2009, 10:51:24 PM
22:52 - just upgraded to Firefox 3.5 on my lappy, will do the rest of my machines tomorrow

Anyway, I'm off to bed now ........... I'm bloody tired, this heat is unbearable.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 30, 2009, 10:57:39 PM
22:56

I'm in the attic and it's no good, I'm going to sleep out on the roof :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 01, 2009, 12:06:35 AM
00.05 - I'm pissed and online,I wonder what miscief I can gegt upto ......
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on July 01, 2009, 08:24:11 AM
00.05 - I'm pissed and online,I wonder what miscief I can gegt upto ......

Oh dear......that's how my Retro collecting started !!  ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 01, 2009, 08:26:45 AM
8.26 - Back at work this morning wondering if a midweek session was such a good idea   :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on July 02, 2009, 04:46:11 PM
16:45

Very happy...just broke up from work until Monday 13th July..

Got home and tested my latest Retro stuff.

USA SNES - At last i own a puple breeze block and can play mu USA games easier

&

USA Mario RPG very happy with this  ;D

I've now got the following USA RPG games to play fully: Secret of Mana, Mario RPG & Soul Blazer....Which one first?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on July 02, 2009, 04:49:36 PM
16:49 - billdooruk: Did you get the Atari ST cable I left at the unit with Andy for you?

-- Richard


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 02, 2009, 06:46:50 PM
16:45

Very happy...just broke up from work until Monday 13th July..

Got home and tested my latest Retro stuff.

USA SNES - At last i own a puple breeze block and can play mu USA games easier

&

USA Mario RPG very happy with this  ;D

I've now got the following USA RPG games to play fully: Secret of Mana, Mario RPG & Soul Blazer....Which one first?

18:46

Start with Mario RPG. Been looking for a nice clean US Snes for a while, as I sold my US Mini Snes last year.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 02, 2009, 08:02:44 PM
20:00 - Looking for "piracy thru the ages" images in Google to use on a t-shirt design(s) I'm working on.

Already got all the FAST 'advert-omics' that used to adorn every 80's & 90's computing magazine.

Found pictures of Multifaces, Action Replays etc.

What I *need* for pure nostalgia's sake is a Binatone twin-tape deck from ~1984-ish.  I used to own one and it's main purpose was to ensure that I "didn't knacker up my own ZX Spectrum originals ... nor any of my mate's originals" (ahem!) :)


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 03, 2009, 06:25:01 PM
18:24 - Time to go to the pub (via Blockbusters to drop off some rental Blu-Rays).  So angry @ DHL for wasting almost an hour of my time with getting to their depot etc. to find the parcel they'd *promised* would be held back from being dumped on the van .. was still on the van! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on July 03, 2009, 06:48:43 PM
18:48 - Just got MSN Messenger and Firefox 3.5 installed on my new old iMac.

Lovely machine .... can't believe how nice it is using Mac OS.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 03, 2009, 07:11:32 PM
18:48 - Just got MSN Messenger and Firefox 3.5 installed on my new old iMac.

Lovely machine .... can't believe how nice it is using Mac OS.

19:10 - Glad you like it! Your next chalange to to make a hackintosh! Thats what im using that tower case you gave me for.  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on July 03, 2009, 07:20:17 PM
18:48 - Just got MSN Messenger and Firefox 3.5 installed on my new old iMac.
Lovely machine .... can't believe how nice it is using Mac OS.
19:10 - Glad you like it! Your next chalange to to make a hackintosh! Thats what im using that tower case you gave me for.  ;D
19:20 - I'm very tempted to do that, as I'm really p****d off with Windows these days.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 03, 2009, 10:45:01 PM
22:44

Anyone know a website where I can buy the front panels for floppy drives. I'm after a light grey colour.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on July 03, 2009, 11:10:21 PM
23:09 - Playing "Jet Set Billy" - a Jet Set Willy clone on Panther's Colour Genie :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 03, 2009, 11:11:27 PM
23:10 - nice one Phu! and I can't help Blackpanther - I have no idea! :( - im not off to bed - tired! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on July 04, 2009, 04:11:25 PM
22:44

Anyone know a website where I can buy the front panels for floppy drives. I'm after a light grey colour.
16:10 - It's probably best to see if you can find and old PC or a broken floppy drive and nick the front bezel off it.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 04, 2009, 05:58:26 PM
17:57

Was thinking of that Woody!

Maybe I'll find something at the carboot tomorrow  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on July 04, 2009, 06:30:39 PM
18:29 - If you get stuck Blackpanther, let me know .... I'm sure I have a few old dead floppy drives kicking around (waiting to go into the bin)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 04, 2009, 09:47:13 PM
21:47

I'm bored!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 04, 2009, 09:48:59 PM
21:47 - Im watching a Jean Claude Van Damme film called The Shepher Border Patrol . . . very average but watchable! :)

Sorry to hear you are bored Blackpanther . . . :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on July 04, 2009, 11:10:29 PM
23:08

Just back from a wedding in Huddersfield, I'm pooped :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on July 04, 2009, 11:23:11 PM
23:23

Trying to figure out why XP won't install and sits on the loading Kernal Debugger bit!!

Tried a genuine one and a not so genuine one...

I just want the old P3 laptop to load games into my oric from!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 05, 2009, 07:44:17 AM
7:44

Off to the carboot now
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 05, 2009, 09:12:20 AM
09:11 - waiting for the folks and Andy (and Dave?) to turn up at some point today.  Folks will be going to Ikea first but no idea what time Andy et al will be getting here.  Must put camera on charge so I can record their faces when they open up the "downstairs cupboard of (Amiga) dreams" :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 05, 2009, 01:22:14 PM
13.20 - Messed up by leaving my phone on silent and missed Andy's text about coming up to see you Mike, huge apologies, would have been nice to visit again.
Always next time  ;)

Dave
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 05, 2009, 01:38:50 PM
13:37 - Finished building my new FTP server. Now full of 8 and 16bit goodness.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 05, 2009, 02:19:15 PM
14:19

Spent the last 20min setting up a translation patch for StarFox 2 on the Super Nintendo.

Just hope it works on my Snes now.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 05, 2009, 03:11:14 PM
15:11 - Right, thats it. Time for me to get my Amgias up and running. First I need to build a scart cable..... Then find a spare 2.5" working hdd, dig out my 3com PCMCIA LAN card and work out how the hell I use it!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on July 05, 2009, 03:53:39 PM
15:11 - Right, thats it. Time for me to get my Amgias up and running. First I need to build a scart cable..... Then find a spare 2.5" working hdd, dig out my 3com PCMCIA LAN card and work out how the hell I use it!
15:52 - the software can all be got from Aminet .... you'll need MiamiDX or equivalent TCP/IP stack & you'll need the 3com driver (available from Aminet also)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on July 05, 2009, 04:40:40 PM
16:40 Feeling stuffed after Sunday dinner (can't beat a bit of Chicken !)  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on July 05, 2009, 11:10:34 PM
23:12

Off to bed after just watching the USA MotoGP....not the best race ever....but not bad.

Up early as leaving at 06:30 for Devon - Arcade barn some point this week  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 07, 2009, 12:49:54 PM
12:49

Just finished an hour session of Sun Set Riders.

An amazing game that still plays well today.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on July 07, 2009, 01:35:35 PM
13:36

sitting on a sunny beach in Devon... Bottle of Stella going down nicely  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on July 07, 2009, 01:38:29 PM
13:37 - billdooruk: <Some intresting birds in the sky today>!

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on July 07, 2009, 06:08:19 PM
18:07 - Programming my arse off in Xcode writing an app for the iPhone...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on July 07, 2009, 06:54:37 PM
18:54 Playing about with Freebasic  ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 07, 2009, 07:11:07 PM
19:09 - Im messing about with freebasic too ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 07, 2009, 07:12:41 PM
19:12 - *not* messing about in FreeBASIC (well, someone had to break the chain!).  Mind you, I might reconsider when someone programs a proper FILE I/O library that includes file-selectors .... :)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 07, 2009, 11:49:13 PM
23:47 - went to the new pub quiz venue that we'd been visiting for the last 8 weeks (and winning 7 weeks out of 8) to find there wasn't a quiz on.  We were told last week that there would be a new quiz team running it and they'd be bringing some of their teams across with them to this venue .. except that it was dead in the pub with no quiz at all.

So we went back to our old haunt - using our brilliance as our excuse for not going there for 2 months and the quizmaster believed us :)

And we won too :)  So if we do decide to go back there, we've got some beer vouchers to use up.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 08, 2009, 08:48:26 AM
08:47 - At work. All senior managment are out today. Time to have a bit of a break! Will be connecting to my server at home getting the MUD server working!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 08, 2009, 05:34:50 PM
17:33 - finally got the first of two parcels from The Attic Bug.  Took not one, but two muppets @ DHL to find where they'd put it!

That's (approx) 30-35 missing Atari ST titles for the collection.  Which means I'll have to edit my signature on here as that'll take it into the 1300+ the titles that I have :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 08, 2009, 06:03:49 PM
17:33 - finally got the first of two parcels from The Attic Bug.  Took not one, but two muppets @ DHL to find where they'd put it!

That's (approx) 30-35 missing Atari ST titles for the collection.  Which means I'll have to edit my signature on here as that'll take it into the 1300+ the titles that I have :)

18:04

Are you buying stuff through his eBay shop? As for some reason he no longer has a website.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 08, 2009, 06:07:45 PM
17:33 - finally got the first of two parcels from The Attic Bug.  Took not one, but two muppets @ DHL to find where they'd put it!

That's (approx) 30-35 missing Atari ST titles for the collection.  Which means I'll have to edit my signature on here as that'll take it into the 1300+ the titles that I have :)

18:04

Are you buying stuff through his eBay shop? As for some reason he no longer has a website.

His main eBay shop - http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/theatticbug&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID

Their other one - http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/doodleatic&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 08, 2009, 06:24:41 PM
18:24

Thanks mug!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on July 09, 2009, 09:40:15 PM
21:39 ... watching Ghostbusters II on FIVE US
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on July 09, 2009, 11:52:39 PM
23.51 Just got in from the pub, a bit pi$$ed and off to bed !  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 13, 2009, 02:36:49 PM
14:36 - Tired! Want to go home! :( only another hour and a half to go :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on July 13, 2009, 06:33:24 PM
18:32

I'm back on line.....nice engineer had to replace cable modem and tweeked settings in street box to make it better too  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 14, 2009, 04:16:37 PM
16.16 - Welcome back Karl!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 14, 2009, 07:35:33 PM
19:35 - Cooking tea.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 14, 2009, 11:12:19 PM
23:12 - Amiga SCART lead finally working. Took a while to find a design that worked on my TFT. Crystal clear display. Im happy!  ;D

Workbench installed on to my 1200s HDD. Now I need to learn a lot about this machine. Need to get some games installed on the HDD. I have a 3com LAN interface for it. Just need to learn how to use it!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 14, 2009, 11:43:10 PM
23.42

Can anyone suggest a good reliable website for Atari 800xl Roms? Can't seem to find one with a good selection of games.

I want to get hold of some classics, for when I get my SIO2SD  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 15, 2009, 06:29:43 AM
erm well you see - i have a shedload . . . i will put them somewhere so you can download them - i will let you know tonight, okay?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 15, 2009, 08:23:25 AM
8:23

That would be great thanks  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 15, 2009, 08:38:29 AM
08:37 - @Blackpanther : I have a load on my FTP site. PM me for details.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 15, 2009, 08:55:11 AM
08:54 - Nice one Andy! ;) Saves me pissing about!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 16, 2009, 05:39:21 PM
08:37 - @Blackpanther : I have a load on my FTP site. PM me for details.

17:38

PM sent. Many thanks
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on July 16, 2009, 09:11:49 PM
21:11

Just came out of the loft after nearly 2 hours....been cataloguing my retro hardware.

Did have a nice surprise to discover my boxed A500 (that i stopped going into a skip) has a memory upgrade....just got to see if the machine works!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 16, 2009, 09:14:07 PM
21:12 - went to the unit after work to unload another car full from my garage! ;)

Got home and unpacked some of the items form Jens, some nice kit in there! I will be taking that to the unit tomorrow afternoon - I will take some photographs as it is catalogued and put away (for now!).
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 17, 2009, 11:32:34 AM
11:33 - Very stormy here. Had my 1st "UPS: On battery power in response to an input power problem." email alert.
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Post by: Phu on July 17, 2009, 12:38:20 PM
12:37 - There's a guy here routing stuff for our new fibre internet connection..  I swear he looks just like jimbob...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 17, 2009, 12:55:22 PM
12:54 - Its brightening up here now. Time to go to town and get some lunch!
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Post by: Blackpanther on July 17, 2009, 11:26:58 PM
23:26

Drunk drunk and drunk  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on July 18, 2009, 12:43:27 AM
00:42 Yes I'm drunk and watching Steve McQueen in the Getaway.........Class !!

Seems like everyone else is in bed  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on July 18, 2009, 09:35:22 AM
09.34 Andy gone to work!! and my peace and quiet has just been shattered by two rather noisy and annoying children!!!
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Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 19, 2009, 08:16:32 AM
8.15 - Just sat waiting for Andy to arrive then its off to Winchester and Portsmouth  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 19, 2009, 07:15:57 PM
7:15 been back half an hour from Winchester/Portsmouth . . . said hello to Richard (Phu) whilst in Portsmouth! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on July 19, 2009, 08:48:37 PM
20.47 - Yep, we visited Phu's Aladdins Cave & fixed the Colour Genie too  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on July 24, 2009, 01:55:17 PM
13:55 - At work and im feeling annoyed. Dont know why....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on July 24, 2009, 01:57:48 PM
13.57 At work and still got a hangover from last night !!  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on July 24, 2009, 07:47:10 PM
19:46

sitting in the bar at Imax Cinema going to see Harry Potter at 20:30. First bit is in 3D  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 24, 2009, 09:29:20 PM
21:27 Just back from the Royal Chequers (in Quorn) Chinese - to celebrate Adams (InfernoSpence) 18th Birthday! - Superb food! Just the bill that scares one! . . . :(

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Post by: woody.cool on July 24, 2009, 09:31:20 PM
21:30 .... watching The Bill and preparing for Console Combat tomorrow.
I've had all my equipment out and tested .... been playing some CPC games.
I found a few duplicates, so AndyRCM, I can give you some of my duplicate CPC disks for the museum if you want .... they are all *cough* copies *cough* though.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 24, 2009, 09:32:37 PM
COUGH COUGH - copies - COUGH COUGH - are fine (within reason!)

AndyRCM
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on July 24, 2009, 09:33:44 PM
OK, they will be yours on August 15th ... oh, btw, 21:33
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on July 24, 2009, 09:34:25 PM
21:33 Thanks Woody! Hope you have a good weekend mate! Speak to you soon! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on July 25, 2009, 07:31:50 AM
07:30 .... getting ready to play real life Tetris in the boot of my car (cue the music), followed by getting a McDonalds breakfast, then I'll be shooting up to Manchester for GAMES, GAMES and more GAMES (oh yeah, and food & beer)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 25, 2009, 09:33:09 AM
09:31 - first lie in on a Saturday in what feels like a long time (probably 3 months).  The joys of giving up attending Bowlers in order to go to Console Combat:)

Mate's already set off from Brum so should be here in about 1.5 hours (M6 depending) and then can get the train into Manchester and head on the Lass O' Gowrie pub :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 26, 2009, 08:53:21 AM
8:52 - both me & mate are up and ready to set off to Urbis for the Videogame Nation exhibition.  Those staying at the nearby hotel have an option of breakfast in their hotel or one that's laid on by The Lass O' Gowrie.

We're aiming for the 9:44 train to Manchester and get some grub there and then wander directly to Urbis and wait for the people there.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 26, 2009, 08:29:05 PM
20:28

Just got back from Console Combat. Will post pictures shortly.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 26, 2009, 09:56:34 PM
Photos are on FB - which is where most of you reside other than here.  For anyone else, I can upload them to my other gallery but all the hilarious banter which FB generates .. won't make it across :)

Saturday's lot: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=97307&id=534393044

Sunday's trip to Urbis: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=97307&id=534393044

As per usual - tag away if I haven't already tagged you.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on July 27, 2009, 10:13:30 AM
10:13 going to clean my new atari and have a play.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on July 27, 2009, 05:12:05 PM
17:11 - need a kip first before I think about finishing off the PDF version of the manual for STAC.  Console Combat kind of got in the way so it's a bit later than I promised the host of Guardians of the PaST :)

Night night .. :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 05, 2009, 10:25:26 PM
22:25 - Packing! Off on holiday tomorrow. Back in 3 days.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on August 05, 2009, 10:31:29 PM
22:31 - have a nice holiday AndyT
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on August 05, 2009, 10:38:24 PM
22:38 Enjoy your holiday
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 05, 2009, 10:51:43 PM
22:51

Off to Reading tomorrow to sit in a field and drink beer, back Monday 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 05, 2009, 10:53:26 PM
See you all soon then - im off at the weekend too - back to the caravan for a couple of days then bringing it back home.

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 05, 2009, 10:56:54 PM
ooppppsssss - 10:56 -  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 08, 2009, 10:31:24 PM
22:32 - Home! Had a great time. Fantastic weather too!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on August 09, 2009, 10:17:39 AM
10:18

Leaving to pick up our goddaughjters to take them to Wickstead Park for the day  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 09, 2009, 10:27:28 AM
10:27

Nice one Karl! ;)
Looks like a lovely day for it!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 09, 2009, 10:45:30 AM
10:45 - off to the unit to sort some bits out . . . anybody free? sorry a bit short notice . . . :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on August 09, 2009, 12:53:09 PM
12:52 - back from my Sunday ritual @ Costa Coffee.  Won £10 on the Thunderball and my number came up on the work's Bonus Number scheme so not sure how many rollovers there have been since the last win, but @ £25 added every Wednesday & Saturday, one can but hope there's been a few rollovers :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on August 09, 2009, 06:11:09 PM
18:10 - still no email from M$ about my knackered Xbox Elite.  At this rate I'll have to start playing games on the Media Centre PC to pass the boring Sunday evenings (no Top Gear to look forward to either!) :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on August 09, 2009, 06:14:14 PM
18:14 Gutted Top Gear has now finished but there's always some episodes on the DAVE channel.

Whats wrong with having a gaming session on a console or old computer to pass the time? The 360 sucks anyway!  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 09, 2009, 06:40:46 PM
18.38 the dumb blonde on Top Gear last week ( She was the one in the car with James May!),is the daughter of a work collegue of our daughter  Nathalie!!

Apparently she was told to play dumb, but we are not convinced!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 09, 2009, 09:21:00 PM
21:20 - At work... On a Sunday night.... SAN fu$$ed. Not happy.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on August 09, 2009, 09:25:17 PM
21:25

About to go to bed....Had a great day running round for about 6 hours with a 5 & 2 year old!!!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 10, 2009, 02:37:54 PM
14:37

Back from a 4 day car event near Reading, so glad to be back after 4 nights in a 1 man pop tent :)  Was a great laugh though playing with IMPs and drinking way too much alchmohol :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 10, 2009, 11:20:25 PM
23:19 - absolutely buggered! better go to bed I guess . . .  nite friends! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on August 12, 2009, 03:06:13 PM
15:05 - Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Can't wait for Friday. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Bored.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 12, 2009, 03:11:10 PM
15:10 @Richard, I take it that you are a little bored mate?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 12, 2009, 03:13:35 PM
15:13 - Bored here too. Want to go home. Picking up 3 new machines tonight. BBC Master, Acorn 3020 with HD and a GridPad 1910 (Old DOS tablet PC.) Will post photos.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on August 12, 2009, 03:39:10 PM
15:38 - Just tediously debugging code to work out why the CCTV footage player won't play backwards from the end at high speed using the new storage module....

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on August 12, 2009, 05:02:10 PM
17:00 - kinda bored here too .... sat here, listening to some VGM awaiting tomorrow as I'm picking up some machines (a BBC Master, another Acorn A3010 and some PC stuff)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on August 12, 2009, 06:58:04 PM
18:57 - Just got home. Now have the Grid tablet PC, BBC Master, Acorn 3010 and some more bits 'n' pieces.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on August 12, 2009, 07:03:47 PM
18:57 - Just got home. Now have the Grid tablet PC, BBC Master, Acorn 3010 and some more bits 'n' pieces.
Cool 8)

19:03 - chilling out, listening to some Happy Hardocore, reminiscing about all the old raves I sued to go to (Helter Skelter, Dreamscape, Hysteria, United Dance etc.) ... also getting nostalgic about the games and systems I had back then, and the fact that the Amiga was all the rage in them days.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on August 12, 2009, 08:56:48 PM
20.56 Watching the end of Total Wipout USA, waiting fro Dragons Den to start !
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on August 12, 2009, 10:27:31 PM
22:22 - just spent the last hour or so wading through all the old junk that had been living at the back of my old bedroom back at my parent's house.  They brought it over about a month or so ago and it needed tidying up and de-cluttering.  Loads of old homework from my school days, HND in Computing days and other educational stuff.

I also found:


Will add the other stuff I found to the 'anyone want it' list on my RCM post :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on August 13, 2009, 09:43:51 PM
21:40 - Assembling Amiga cables for billdooruk . . . Ran out of phono plugs!!!!! *RAMPANT SEARCH*

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on August 13, 2009, 10:36:10 PM
22:35

going to pray that Phu get's my lead done!!!1
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on August 14, 2009, 08:53:45 AM
08:52 - Phu has left the bulding.

A few of you I will see later, the rest I'll see tomorrow :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 14, 2009, 08:59:01 AM
08:58 - Have a good journey mate - see you later! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on August 14, 2009, 10:48:26 AM
10:46 Booked today off (at last minute) yesterday as mate from Aberdeen is visiting the Wirral so I said I'd meet him & his family for some munchies in Liverpool.  Same mate is the guy who used to be my software publisher when I wrote a virus killer in my 'serious' Atari ST developer days.  Should be fun.  Plus it's a day off :)

Start packing for tomorrow when I get back too - hoping the BlackPanther-Rinoa-Tron is really a 6-wheel SUV/Pick-up :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on August 14, 2009, 10:57:06 AM
10:56 - messing about with one of my new machines, the CTX Maxiputer ... an all in one integrated PC, nice idea, but slow as shit.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on August 15, 2009, 09:30:16 AM
09:30

Just getting last few bit together to go and help set up for today......

See you all soon/later

Karl
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on August 15, 2009, 09:46:12 AM
09:44 ... trying to sort out everything for later (the CPC games, the CDs for Blackpanther/Rinoa and the C16 tapes .... not to mention the stuff witchfinder gave me to give to AndyRCM and stiggy) but my f*****g PC is p*****g me off (it won't do a simple task, like BURNING A F*****G CD! >:()
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on August 15, 2009, 10:31:35 AM
10:30am - most of the packing now done.  Andy will get first dibs on the 'goodies bag' but after that it's a free-for-all.  What's in the 'goodies bag' - well, you'll have to wait and see  ;D

I think I've remembered everything that I needed to bring for people - apologies if I haven't remembered something you asked for at the RCM in May and haven't reminded me about :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on August 15, 2009, 11:13:17 AM
11:10am - For a change I'm ready early! Will be setting off for MugUK's shortly and then we'll see the rest of you this afternoon :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 15, 2009, 11:27:32 AM
11:27, camera battery charged and ready to rock...see you all soon.

StiGGy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on August 15, 2009, 11:32:20 AM
11:31 - well, got all the stuff sorted and ready, strangely, I was not rushing around last minute!
Now I've got plenty of time to chill out before I make my way up to Earls Shilton :)

I think a McDonalds is called for :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on August 15, 2009, 11:55:03 AM
Moving the boxes downstairs ready for the pick-up in the Panter/Rinoa-Tron :)

I hope it won't be my donations that cause it to perform wheelies down the M6 but at least it'll be empty on the way back!

See y'all later on today.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 16, 2009, 12:49:53 AM
00:48 - Just got back from a fantastic day of retro gaming goodness. Thanks again Andy, had a wonderful day.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on August 16, 2009, 03:56:57 PM
15:56 Nice to be home. Time to chill out and play a few games  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on August 16, 2009, 04:03:51 PM
16:03 - it's good to be back ......... actually, who am I kidding, I want more gaming events!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on August 21, 2009, 06:45:23 PM
18:45 Chilling out time after a long hard day in work.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 21, 2009, 06:50:26 PM
18:48 - me too mate - been work since 7.00 this morning, finished at 1.00pm, then went to our OLD unit and painted the walls with my dad.
We have now handed back the keys for that unit! But now the other unit is full! :( We need a bigger unit again! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on August 21, 2009, 06:56:36 PM
18:57 ... chilling out at home, talking on MSN, posting on forums ..... the usual stuff!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 22, 2009, 11:19:07 PM
23:19

Off to bed, got a date tomorrow so I'm taking some chewable morphine...nite
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 23, 2009, 10:59:31 PM
22:58 Off to bed now! ;) Back to work tomorrow! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on August 28, 2009, 07:15:34 PM
19:15

Off to kill myself at the Gym for a few hours!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on August 30, 2009, 07:48:42 AM
07:48

Getting ready to leave....Going to the Black Country Living Museum for the day.

Looking forward to the traditionl Fish & Chips  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on August 30, 2009, 02:54:39 PM
Fish and chips at the BCLM are absolutely superb, not very healthy though  :P

Went there a couple of month ago  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on August 31, 2009, 10:55:13 AM
10:53 off to our unit to drop off some more bits - and to sort some other bits out! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on August 31, 2009, 10:58:10 AM
10:58 Just finished re-grouting the kitchen now its internet time before I start the bathroom  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on August 31, 2009, 03:37:45 PM
15.36 Andy has just changed the battery in his watch and now cant get the back back on..............any chance you can help Blackpanther??????
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on August 31, 2009, 03:39:19 PM
3:37 What type of watch is it? I no this sounds stupid but has he put the battery in the right way?  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on September 01, 2009, 02:03:30 PM
14:03 - Catching up with 5 days of RCM posts. Getting there.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 01, 2009, 08:12:47 PM
20:12, locked out of Twitter...all i did was reset my password on Tweetdeck  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 02, 2009, 07:56:37 PM
19:54 Just copying some erm 'games' and 'demos' to my 2GB CF Card for use on my DivIDE . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on September 02, 2009, 09:55:03 PM
21:54 - Doing stuff on old 68k Macintosh's. At 22:00 I will be watching shooting stars.

@Stiggy2009 - Ive added you as a contact on Twitter!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on September 04, 2009, 09:22:40 AM
09:18

On day off/holiday today.....but I still went in at about 6:50 this morning, for about 30 mins,  to help with a few last minute things as the company directors are due in today for a conference (extra brownie points from the boss!!!)

Got home then Bacon sarnie's & tea at 07:30  ;D

All ready to go of to Hull for the weekend for a wedding.....Leaving at about 10:00.

Only access through iPhone until late Sunday.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 04, 2009, 09:29:12 AM
09:28 - Have a nice weekend Karl! See you soon!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 04, 2009, 10:05:17 AM
10.04 - Have a great one Karl, oh and my Bacon & Egg cob today was particularly yummy  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 06, 2009, 04:03:17 PM
16:00 - Had a productive weekend - managed to get a door hung in the living room, and a fence in our back garden done too! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 06, 2009, 04:21:58 PM
16:22, waiting for my parents to call...want to go and rummage around there loft space were i think i've still got lots of old puters and a ton of games. Hoping to locate my boxed Cannon Fodder to take with me to Retro Reunited in the hope to get it signed by Mr Hare ;D

Pretty sure my 80's Kenner Starwars collection is still up there too ??
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on September 07, 2009, 06:46:57 PM
18:45

What a good but busy weekend...Had a great time at the wedding.

Got back Sunday evening to find that my hire car to got a meeting in Leeds today was a 09 plate 308cc!!

First time i've driven a cabriolet.  I've just got back home. Enjoyed the drive down the M1 as I have had roof down all the way back  ;D

Want one!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 07, 2009, 06:59:25 PM
Pity it wasn't a decent Cabriolet! Fekking Peugeots - You couldn't even pay me to have one!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 07, 2009, 07:27:34 PM
19:26 - just spent the last 2-2.5 hours unpacking three *huge* boxes of games sent via myself to be donated to the RCM.  Just sorting out the photos now.

I can guarantee a few members on here will be wetting themselves once the pics are uploaded .. Andy's already had a preview via a picture message but he hasn't seen the full pics either - but I know he's already soaking :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on September 11, 2009, 11:54:53 AM
11:55 - Doing a half day in the office today, then off this afternoon. Getting picked up at 13:00 by Jason then making our way to Retro Reunited!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 11, 2009, 05:37:24 PM
17:37 - listening to the large pile of Dub War CDs (albums & singles) that turned up c/o Earache Records shop on eBay.  And looking at two emails with possible donations in .. including an Acorn A4 (whatever one of them are).  Not bad response considering I only put the advert into the Warrington Freecycle last night and mentioned RCM :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on September 11, 2009, 06:08:38 PM
18:07 Starting to get really excited about RR tomorrow! But fretting over my new hair cut :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on September 11, 2009, 06:16:42 PM
18:07 Starting to get really excited about RR tomorrow! But fretting over my new hair cut :-\

18:15

Reading Game Central, catching up on RCM forums & now wondering what Rinoa has had done to her hair!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 11, 2009, 11:51:21 PM
23:50 - erm - erm - still at sundown . . . bit drunk to be honest! ;)

What a superb night it has! been!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 12, 2009, 07:05:48 AM
7:05 getting ready for retro reunited :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 12, 2009, 07:10:28 AM
07:10, just got back from a jog with my wife to limber up for a weekend of gaming. Camera and vid cam batteries charged and ready to rock. Just looking at some of the Retro Reunited set up pictures before i head on up myself.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 12, 2009, 07:39:48 AM
07:40 - best get ready for Retro Reunited .. lie-in was a little longer than I'd planned it to be :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 12, 2009, 08:44:59 AM
08:45 - bought paper, bags & boxes are packed - just waiting for BlackPanther, Rinoa & the other person from RG (no idea who it is) to turn up outside :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 12, 2009, 09:41:54 AM
9:41 - feeling a little fragile after drinking way too much last nite! ;)

It is quiet in the Sundown Hall - people are still asleep on the floors around the hall! Bless!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 12, 2009, 09:43:36 AM
9.43 - Yep, time to put Jesus on E's on full blast!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on September 12, 2009, 11:11:34 AM
11:09  Just watching the Jesus on E's demo....OMG!!

I'd love to see this running on my Amiga 1200.

If anyone not seen it the full (so it say's) video is here

http://www.videosift.com/video/Jesus-On-Es-Full-Video-1992-Amiga-Demo-Classic (http://www.videosift.com/video/Jesus-On-Es-Full-Video-1992-Amiga-Demo-Classic)

Cheers for mentioning this Dave.....Enjoy

Karl
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 12, 2009, 02:25:00 PM
You might want to see Spaceballs - State of the Art and also Spaceballs - 9 Fingers

And one of my favourite demos Kefrens - Desert Dreams
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Mr T on September 12, 2009, 07:58:56 PM
Getting Drunk in sundown
19:58 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 12, 2009, 08:35:10 PM
20:33 - Enjoying the competitions . . . RCM has entered our oldskool demo but unfortunately didn't have a tune to put to it . . . first compo we have ever entered so . . .  ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 13, 2009, 09:22:14 AM
09:21, reviewed photo's and video from Retro Reunited & about to head back up north for the second day.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 13, 2009, 06:59:43 PM
18:57 - back from Retro Reunited.  Rinoa, BP & Ryan (2headedboy on RG?) left about 6pm after a brew-and-gawp-at-Muggies-collection :)

Luckily Imnogeek took the Vic20 and all the other cassettes with him to alleviate the space issues in the Rinoatron (cheers Gary!).  All three passengers had something on their lap as well as the boot being stuffed full.

Now to work out what goes where again .. but first, some CSI: NY :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 13, 2009, 08:17:07 PM
20:15 Just finish my 12" Chicken and mushroom pizza and chips and cheese ;D. Bit tired now but still got the energy to look through all the goodies I got over the weekend.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on September 13, 2009, 09:00:55 PM
21:01 - not long got in and unloaded. Seriously tired but also very hungry (I skipped lunch today)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 13, 2009, 10:38:12 PM
22:38 - Just reviewing todays batch of photos from RR09. I've got the day off work tommorow so hopefully will get chance to sort, edit and upload a few anyones interested?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 13, 2009, 10:40:41 PM
22:38 - Just reviewing todays batch of photos from RR09. I've got the day off work tommorow so hopefully will get chance to sort, edit and upload a few anyones interested?


22:39 Look forward to seeing them, I'm also off tomorrow so I'll do the same/
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 13, 2009, 11:50:40 PM
23:50 Very tired but happy I'm not in work tomorrow. Time for bed me thinks
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 14, 2009, 10:51:25 PM
22:50 off to bed - back to work tomorrow! Hope you all had a great weekend - whatever you may have been doing! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 14, 2009, 11:50:37 PM
23:50 - watched final episode of CSI: NY series 1 on the Media Centre - now uploading the pics from Retro Reunited :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on September 15, 2009, 10:27:45 AM
10:28 - About to kick the living $h1* out of out SAN at work. Pile of cr@p!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 19, 2009, 11:08:44 PM
23:06 - Wide awake due to an earlier hibernation between 5:30pm and 9pm.  Was knackered and needed the kipette but now going to have difficulty sleeping until the wee small hours :(

Ah well, installed Windows 7 on my laptop whilst at Bowlers today and now just restoring all my backed up files etc.  CCS64 emulator works a treat, just got to test the Atari ST ones and, of course, Project Typhoon for my Tempest fix :) 

Then put on Office 2007 so I can update my ST list as it's a few weeks out of date :)

Then (tomorrow) plug in my two specialised scanners and hope that their drivers, which worked under Vista, work under Windows 7.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on September 20, 2009, 02:59:46 PM
15:00 - just chilling out, listening to tunes etc. after a long week of being over worked and under paid!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 20, 2009, 05:51:07 PM
17:50 Looking for some PC Engine games for Rinoa's new GT handheld she's just bought.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 20, 2009, 06:34:26 PM
18:34 - mmmm GT handheld! Nice buy!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 20, 2009, 07:11:47 PM
19:10 - need to find a cheap 16gb Micro SD card for my new phone but prices on eBay are (to me) a bit steep. I'm sure I can do better than £30 ..

.. meanwhile, back to more CSI: NY - halfway through Series 2.  Only another 3 and a half series worth to go :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 20, 2009, 10:45:50 PM
18:34 - mmmm GT handheld! Nice buy!

Andy

22:44 Its a machine we've been after for a while. Its comes with the box, manuals, poly bag, bomberman 93 game and looks to be in new condition.

Can't wait for it to arrive.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 21, 2009, 05:53:28 PM
17:52 - got to ring 3 network and ask for my PAC code so I can start off the process of transferring my mobile number across to my new (Orange) phone.  Never had a problem with the 3 network until yesterday when they said they wouldn't be stocking the Samsung Pixon 12 *and* wanted me to stump up £127 towards a Nokia N97! 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 22, 2009, 10:29:05 PM
22:27
Had a mare trying to sort out our subscribers not being able to use our arcade, a huge thank you to Phu (Richard) for sorting it out!
Apologies mainly go to BlackPanther for messing up his arcade time! :) Hopefully now everything should/will be okay!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 22, 2009, 10:33:58 PM
22:33 Thanks for sorting it all out. Now its time to knock Shockwave off the top of the Tetris scoreboard  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 22, 2009, 11:31:33 PM
23:30 - Just watching the new seasom premier of The Big Bang Theory
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 23, 2009, 11:47:41 PM
23:47- Catching up on Retro Gamer Daz's You Tube Channel now that part of the RRe09 Archer Maclean interview has been uploaded.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 25, 2009, 04:48:25 PM
16:47 Picked up the N64 from the post depo today and spent the last hour playing Goldeneye.

Class game
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on September 25, 2009, 07:08:56 PM
19:06 .... just got home from work.
It's the first time in years that I've actually worked on my birthday, but hey ho! Need the dosh!

Anyway, I'm gonna relax, watch my new DVD (I got Fast & Furious for one of my b'day presents) then I'm gonna play games and drink beer for the rest of the night, so don't expect too much sensible conversation out of me tonight :D

16:47 Picked up the N64 from the post depo today and spent the last hour playing Goldeneye.

Class game
Goldeneye is class .... but I struggle to find many really good games on the N64.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 25, 2009, 07:10:28 PM
19:09 - Nice one Woody! Have a great nite mate! See you soon! Have a beer on me!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on September 25, 2009, 07:12:57 PM
19:09 - Nice one Woody! Have a great nite mate! See you soon! Have a beer on me!
19:12 - Will do ..... I'm looking forward to RCM in November (as always) so that's the next highlight of my life :)
You never know, circumstances (as in my financial & job situation) may have improved by then.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 25, 2009, 10:40:05 PM
22:37 - Online window shopping -  thinking about getting a DS & R4 flash cartridge so i can try the Frodo 64 emulator. Would love pocket Leaderboard/Californian Games. Has anyone had any success?

Game Station have pre own DS lites for £70

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 25, 2009, 10:59:59 PM
22:37 - Online window shopping -  thinking about getting a DS & R4 flash cartridge so i can try the Frodo 64 emulator. Would love pocket Leaderboard/Californian Games. Has anyone had any success?

Game Station have pre own DS lites for £70

22:58 I would'ent bother with buying a preowned DS from Gamestation. For some reason when I see preowned handhelds in Gamestation I just think no thank you. I'm sure you could find a brand new original DS for for around £70.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 26, 2009, 07:00:45 PM
19:00 Just received an email to say my Ultrasatan has been posted!  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on September 27, 2009, 08:54:57 AM
08:53 Pretty tired this morning, but debating whether to go for a second helping of the Southport Airshow. Yesterday's was fantastic!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 27, 2009, 09:04:32 AM
19:00 Just received an email to say my Ultrasatan has been posted!  :D

So did I .. time to format a few more 256 & 512MB SD cards in preparation :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on September 27, 2009, 09:06:00 AM
9.04 Andy off with Scott to pick up yet another computer, this time in deepest, darkest London!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 27, 2009, 10:30:22 AM
10:30 About to set off to the Southport Airshow
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 27, 2009, 07:23:59 PM
19:23 Just got back from the Southport airshow. Will upload pics tonight.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 27, 2009, 09:00:40 PM
20:59 Nice one blackpanther - I await the pics!

Been to London with Quagmire today to pick up a Boxed Commodore 128! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 27, 2009, 10:09:49 PM
22:09 Just set a new high score on Tetris (Arcade). Been trying all week  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 28, 2009, 09:17:02 AM
09:16 - Got the day off work, what to do...what to do  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on September 28, 2009, 08:50:12 PM
20:50 - (Think along the lines of humpty-dumpty)

Phu's server sat on the self....
Phu's server had a great fall...
All of Phu's screwdrivers and all of Phu's SCSI cable realignments
FINALLY got Phu's server back together again!

(two hard drives decided to voluntarily disconnect themselves sans permission).

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on September 29, 2009, 08:13:51 AM
8.12am First day back at work since being in hospital, only 1178 emails to trawl through  :( ............extensive use of the delete key required !!!  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on September 29, 2009, 07:11:46 PM
19:10 - about to head off to parent's place in North Wales.  Stay overnight and then off to Dublin for the day tomorrow.  Should be fun as I can't remember the last time we managed to get my Mum onto a ferry!  Probably when I was last in short trousers as in because I had to be and not because I was paying for them :)  Don't want any Atari 2600 game carts being created based on that image thanks!

Meeting up with Greyfox somewhere in Dublin to do some dodgy deal too :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on September 29, 2009, 07:59:38 PM
19:59 Gutted i forgot to bid on a Pico psu (inc laptop brick) and it went for a measley £6.00..Gaaaaaaaawd damn it  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on September 29, 2009, 08:34:46 PM
20:33

Happy Me  :D

I have some how got my Amiga 1200 floppy drive to read & write again ? Don't know how....just unplugged all connectors - attacked the whole thing with air canister, reconnected & it worked....for now!!

Then...
I could try my new PCMCIA card with 128MB card to create an amiga floppy from an ADF and it worked  ;D

Just need to figure out WHDload & how to use it!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on September 30, 2009, 01:40:50 PM
13:39 - Warming up the paypal account and debit card...

Just placed orders for parts from various sources to build the Behr Bonz carts and the <this is classified until Nov 15th>. Between paypal transfers and an order and farnell, my finances are feeling rather warm this lunch time...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 30, 2009, 01:49:55 PM
13:49 - Do i know about
Quote
<this is classified until Nov 15th>
  ????
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on September 30, 2009, 02:02:51 PM
13:49 - Do i know about
Quote
<this is classified until Nov 15th>
  ????
He could tell you but would then have to kill you.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on September 30, 2009, 02:22:19 PM
14:22 - Nobody knows about that - its classified :)

Its my "open day project" - all I'll say is you'll like it :P

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on September 30, 2009, 04:36:15 PM
16:35

Wonderring what on earth Phu is up to.......knowing his skills there's no point guessing!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on September 30, 2009, 10:14:59 PM
22:13 Day off tomorrow, some time to play games and hopefully my ultrasatan for the ST will arrive.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on September 30, 2009, 11:01:37 PM
23:00 - Night friends! ;) been a long old day! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 01, 2009, 09:26:43 AM

Its my "open day project" - all I'll say is you'll like it :P

-- Richard


9.26am And Phu is having everyone guessign again  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 01, 2009, 07:43:11 PM
19:37 - Just watched Disc #1 of the Retro Reunited DVD (bought it off Greyfox yesterday in a clandestine meeting at Eason's bookstore in Dublin!) 

It means I got my copy before SirClive did as I've got his official copy with me!  12 Euros well spent as quite a few of us appear on the DVD. 

Imnogeek is first up, sat in the 'smokers lounge' (aka outside the hotel), then it's SirClive flicking the V's as he realises he's on camera.

Followed by myself, Rinoa & Woody and all you can see is my laughing so I guess I'm, unsual for me, taking the mick out of something.  Totally unlike my usual self :)

A bit further on you've got footage of the Computing Centre stall and in the background is BlackPanther hanging around and wondering "is that camera on?"

And, to top the 'shame' league is Boyo also flicking the V's followed by me doing something as a challenge to Greyfox saying "bet you won't put me doing this on the DVD" ... and he has done :)  Good job I didn't preview this at home this morning as I was at the folks house and had mentioned that Greyfox had got me on camera doing this thing.  Oh well .. I'll know for next time :)

Other people I've seen on it are: Vinny, StarshipUK and a whole host of people during the Archer interview. 

Need some milk for a proper brew before I continue with DVD #2 :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 01, 2009, 08:20:58 PM
20:20 The dvd sounds good. Any idea when it will be availible to buy?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 01, 2009, 08:33:10 PM
20:20 The dvd sounds good. Any idea when it will be availible to buy?

No idea .. I was in Dublin already as had duties including: "Take your mum's mind off the fact that she's on the water" :)

I was picking something else up off Greyfox and he offered up the set of DVDs too.  Plus as I was seeing SirClive tomorrow night for Boyo's birthday, I've got both of their copies with me too to save Greyfox posting them off.

Right .. back to DVD #2.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 02, 2009, 12:26:05 AM
00:24 caught up on the posts, and off to bed as I'm pi$$ed (again) and we won the pub quiz !  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on October 02, 2009, 06:20:44 AM
06:19

About to pack the car as we are going for a long weekend away to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on October 02, 2009, 08:14:29 AM
06:19

About to pack the car as we are going for a long weekend away to celebrate our wedding anniversary.


8.14 - Congratulations!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 02, 2009, 08:34:32 AM
8:34 - Hope you have a great weekend! Need to speak to you when you get back! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on October 02, 2009, 11:16:03 AM
11.14 using the kids computer to sign in as my NEW PC all of 4 days old is broke!! Well pissed off and not a happy bunny!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 02, 2009, 11:54:36 AM
11:54 - half day at work. Then off up north to the north yorkshire moors for the weekend. Computer and iPhone free weekend!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 02, 2009, 07:23:06 PM
19:22 About to have a play with the ultrasatan. Just wish Muguk was around tonight as I'm sure I'll encounter problems.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 02, 2009, 08:47:26 PM
20:47- Belated wedding anniversary - Packing our suitcase, laptop and camera gear for our trip up Norf to Edinburgh. 4:00am start tomorrow.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 02, 2009, 09:02:45 PM
21:02 Just finished setting up the ultrasatan. Didn't encounter any problems as I thought I would. Now time for a play.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 03, 2009, 08:31:22 AM
08:30 - rotten hangover but all due to a wonderful experiment last night of mixing Boddingtons with mead.  Created a Waggledance+ :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 03, 2009, 11:32:42 PM
23.32 Kicking butt on Bomberman PS3 online!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 04, 2009, 12:33:22 AM
00:32 - off to bed! Im knackered! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 04, 2009, 08:26:03 AM
08:25 - grabbing a brew, heading off out to the local car boot whilst Offline List is left to scan in the new NDS titles :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 04, 2009, 09:09:21 AM
09:08 - back from small car boot.  Rained off so there was only 5 cars inside their back-up shed but picked up 25x CD-Rs as I was running low.  Might work out if the buses are running to the big one up by B&Q and kill some time up there.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 04, 2009, 09:34:24 AM
09:34 - Looking like it's going to be a fine day in Ediburgh today, time to get out and about.

Spotted the the following in an old record shop up here.

Nintendo DS - £44
Game Cube + 2 titles - £19.99

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on October 04, 2009, 10:06:45 AM
10.07  Lovely sunny day here Mug!!! Blue skies all round, great day for washing!!!! yuk!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 04, 2009, 01:29:46 PM
13:28 Feeling full after my full english breakfast  :). Went to CEX as I couldn't find any of my 20 odd SD cards  ??? and picked up 1x 512MB SD and
5x 256MB micro SD cards for £3.30. Need to buy a micro SD to SD card adapter now.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 04, 2009, 04:56:12 PM
16:55 - playing Paradroid '90 for the ST Offline Competition.  Got stuck as couldn't remember how to exit a ship once all the droids had been vanquished.  Finally found it and then the game locks up after you finish a level so I couldn't continue!  Not a happy bunny at all :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 04, 2009, 11:52:10 PM
23:50 Ultrasatan no longer working on my ST  :(. Looks like I'll have to try again tomorrow.

Now its time for bed
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 05, 2009, 08:07:13 AM
08:06 - been here since 7.05 - ready for home already! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 05, 2009, 09:28:38 AM
09:28 - Back at work today after the weekend away. So tired..... I need a holiday to recover!  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 05, 2009, 04:53:21 PM
16:52

Modding my SVI msx ready for November :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on October 05, 2009, 09:25:51 PM
21:21

Back from Wales...had a great time.

Just checking in on-line for my 07:00 flight in the morning from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow for a meeting !!!

Hopefully will be back for about 20:20 tomorrow night!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on October 05, 2009, 09:42:32 PM
21:41 - reading up on how to make static RAM work with dynamic RAM ULAs (Spectrum, Oric et al). I feel a PCB coming on...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on October 06, 2009, 06:18:23 AM
06:17

Sitting in departures at East Midlands Airport, with a coffee, waiting for my 07:00 flight to Glasgow
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 06, 2009, 07:59:50 AM
7.59 - At work, with my first Tea of the day !  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 06, 2009, 10:15:12 AM
10:14 - Sitting at work, drinking tea. Nice quiet day today I think.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on October 06, 2009, 03:19:22 PM
15:17

back in an airport - Glasgow this time.

Just had some lunch... Time for a coffee and catch up on RCM Forums whilst waiting for my 18:30 flight back to east midlands airport.

Hopefully I'll be home by 20:30
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 06, 2009, 03:24:03 PM
15:24 - Nice flight back then mate! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 06, 2009, 04:47:25 PM
16.46 waiting for the clock to hit 17.00 and then off home  ;D

3 hours in glasgow airport for billdooruk.............lovely  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 06, 2009, 08:01:21 PM
19:59 Just started going through all the ST disks Muguk gave me at Retro Reunited. Plenty of games and programs to have a play with. Also sorted the SD card out so I can use it on the PC and ultrasatan. Now I need to find programs that'll work off the SD card.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on October 06, 2009, 08:33:09 PM
Yeah   :D

I'm home at last.

At least ther was Cloud Wifi at the airport so I could use the WiFi for free...I caught up on a couple of programmes on BBC iplayer....time went quite quick.

Time for dinner then bed as back in the office at 07:00!!! (why do I do it?)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 07, 2009, 07:30:34 PM
19:30 - Just got back from Edinburgh (well, a few hours ago but had to do the shopping etc).

Driving from Edinburgh - Nottingham = numb bum!

Missed Stargate Universe, but see it's on Sky two tonight therefore will see what all the fuss is about.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 08, 2009, 12:47:23 PM
12:47 - Batch processing RAW in Adobe Lightroom is a godsend
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on October 08, 2009, 12:55:02 PM
12:47 - Making PCB fabrication enquiries to see if I can sly a cheap production run from somewhere for the Behr Bonz carts...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 08, 2009, 06:06:27 PM
18:05 - just got back home from work. Chilling out with The Simpsons followede by Hollyoaks, then it's time for some gaming :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 08, 2009, 08:55:22 PM
20:55 - Kettle on and getting ready for Micro Men on BBC4...hope it's good!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 08, 2009, 10:28:12 PM
22:27 - Just watched Micro Men - brought back some memories from the good old days.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 09, 2009, 01:17:46 PM
13:16 Spending my day off playing on the BBC. Thanks Phu, the cable works fine  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 10, 2009, 11:47:14 AM
11.46 - Just setting off to pick my daughter up, then off to have my hair chopped  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 10, 2009, 06:04:23 PM
18:01 - doing some dodgy stuff involving a DS and some Micro SD cards :)   Got to pass the time whilst the chicken in white wine sauce is cooking away in the oven.  Then, post-grub, I'll be moving boxes around in the flat so that when Andy (& Dave?) turn up tomorrow, it's easy to get all the donations into the RCM-mobile :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 10, 2009, 06:43:11 PM
18:41 Getting ready to leave for the southport fireworks championship competition.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 11, 2009, 09:34:06 AM
09:33 - Waiting for Andy to arrive to help load his car full (again) of donations :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 11, 2009, 02:36:02 PM
14:25 - The RCM-mobile is slowly doing wheelies due to being full (again!) and heading towards the unit.  Not all my own donations this time but a helluva lot of 8-bit cassettes are in the back of the car plus other odds & sods.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on October 12, 2009, 08:11:27 PM
20:00

AAARRRGGGHHHH

Just got off the phone to Paypal...bunch of useless t#*ts.

I received a call from my bank about potential fraud activity and someone had tried to take $209.99 (yes that is supposed to be dollars) from by account using paypal.

Bank have cancelled debit card - now got to wait 3-5 days for mew one!!!

So....I rang paypal as when I tried to log in it was asking for my card number (i put in the card which was the one i used but had just cancelled with the bank) it then wanted new passwords and new security questions - I think not!!!

I spoke to some American call centre Muppet (I'm not anti call centre as I trained them for 4 1/2 years until a few months ago) she confirmed the attempted transaction to Xoom Corporation which had been declined (by my bank). I asked what do do about reporting it as fraud. Her reply was on the lines of "there was no number here for the fraud dept to put me through to and no number she could give me"
I asked to speak to a manager and was advised that they do not take calls!! (usual line)
I asked if what she was telling me was correct - there was no fraud department i could speak to/pass details to and no manager to speak to either.....She was quiet!!
I again asked to speak to a manager as I know managers will take complaint/serious issues...I was put on hold.....and a manager answered :)
He explained that he would pass the details to the fraud dept and explained that the log in questions were now standard due to declined payments?!?

Who want's to bet I don't hear from the Fraud Dept!!!

Another near 1 hour of my life gone!!!!  Where's a bottle of beer when you want one!!! Going to the fridge now...Laters

Karl
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 12, 2009, 08:22:46 PM
20:21 @Karl = Ouch!

Messing around with my UltraSatan, trying to get it to work as a PC formatted SD card with the free HD driver tool out there (ICD Tools).  No go :(  HDDriver (commercial software) 1 - ICD Driver (freeware) 0.

There's another set of drivers to try out but that can wait until tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 12, 2009, 08:23:41 PM
Quote
I received a call from my bank about potential fraud activity

Ouch, doesn't sound good mate hope it's sorted!

20:23 - My wonderful wife, being off work today, had kindly nipped to WHS to pick up the latest Retro Gamer Mag. So....kettle on, feet up - wooo Space Harrier!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on October 12, 2009, 09:16:29 PM
21:14

Cheers guys...calmed down now....without beer too....a couple of cups of good British Yorkshire tea did the trick :)

At least the Bank refused the payment and told me - otherwise I'd be over drawn & being charged!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 12, 2009, 09:18:55 PM
21:17 - Isnt it a shit when that happens tho - my paypal account got hacked but luckily it was only for a few quid and they re-imbursed me straight away!

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 12, 2009, 10:32:42 PM
22:32 - on call this week and just got a call from head of security at work to say that 'cctv camera 16 picture is very faint'

Even though CCTV is handled by ADT and not the IT Dept, i connected via VPN and had a look at anyway - just in case it wasn't my dodgy Cat5 installation from the DVR box  ;D

It was a moth flapping in the top right hand corner of the camera.

I ask you, were do they find these people...and for +45k a year!  :D

Right, back to Retro Gamer Mag!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on October 12, 2009, 10:35:50 PM
22:28 - Making changes to the RCM forum code to improve anti-botness and add new options for his royal AndyRCMness :)

Out of paranoia, I keep checking the Firefox tab to make sure its my local copy I'm dicking with...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 12, 2009, 10:39:07 PM
22:37 - Just admiring Richard's work! Nice one! ;) Very much appreciated! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 12, 2009, 11:04:58 PM
23:04 - Got 2 machines working tonight. My Toshibx HX-10 MSX and 48k Speccy with Interface 1 and 2 microdrives. Pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysretrocomputers/4005457497/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysretrocomputers/sets/72157622571894316/
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 13, 2009, 05:40:45 PM
17:39 - Arrived home from work and the man has been round to install our new V+ HD set top box.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on October 13, 2009, 09:52:30 PM
21:52

Bed time...


@ Stiggy:-  I love our V+

Not used the HD side yet as it's connected to a 32" widescreen CRT....When that needs replacing will get a HD tv for the room.

Once you get used to the pause, rewind etc.....you won't want to be without it
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 14, 2009, 08:20:00 PM
20:19, Am loving watching NHL hockey games on ESPN in glorious 1080. Why oh why didn't i upgrade to HD ages ago !!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on October 17, 2009, 09:23:38 AM
9.24
Computer Widow again!!! Andy just left for a day at the Unit!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on October 17, 2009, 09:26:50 AM
09:25 About to leave to go to the unit to help sort out for 15th November
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 17, 2009, 09:34:21 AM
09:34

I'll be there in a bit too, just gotta wake up a bit first :D need coffee...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 17, 2009, 08:29:06 PM
20:29- Have a bit of a surf in the kitchen why my wife makes lemon muffins although i'm guessing at 20:30 i'll be doing the washing up
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 17, 2009, 08:41:36 PM
20:41 - Yup, just finished washing up.  ;D

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 17, 2009, 08:50:33 PM
20:49

Resting after a day at the unit :) May have left my lunchbox somewhere :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on October 17, 2009, 09:52:19 PM
and the xbox 360 Quag!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 17, 2009, 11:37:48 PM
23:36

oh yeah Linda the Xbox360, Andy you're supposed to be on the ball. Pffft so called boss ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 18, 2009, 06:01:31 PM
18:01  :) Got my beeb working with the mmbeeb adapter  :) Loads of games to play!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 18, 2009, 06:15:56 PM
18:15 - Picked up the Vectrex today and having fun with Mine Sweeper whilst dinner cooks.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 18, 2009, 06:25:05 PM
18:21 - parents were on a flying visit and my Dad dropped off a plastic bag full of olde worlde cables including some 'homebrew' cables I'd asked him to make in my younger days.

#1 - a Blitz turbo copier lead (very handy in the old days of Copylock ST titles)

#2 - a lead which looks like it's a serial slave cable so multiplayer games could be done - but could be wrong

and, leaving the best to last:

#3 - a lead with a 3.5" jack on one end and a serial connection on the other so that, with the accompanying software, you could load Spectrum SCREEN$ into the ST for touching up etc.  Removed all the obvious colour clash and small pixel changes here and there and I released a ZX Spectrum SCREEN$ slideshow on my ST back in the early days using this lead  ... so it's about 20 years old :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 19, 2009, 09:57:21 PM
21:55 Looking for a VIC-20 on ebay and came across this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/XU1541-interfaceNEW_W0QQitemZ220495580616QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_VintageComputing_RL?hash=item33568f8dc8#ht_500wt_1182 ,thought maybe someone here could use one or maybe its a crap thing which I think looks cool  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 19, 2009, 10:30:20 PM
21:55 Looking for a VIC-20 on ebay and came across this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/XU1541-interfaceNEW_W0QQitemZ220495580616QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_VintageComputing_RL?hash=item33568f8dc8#ht_500wt_1182 ,thought maybe someone here could use one or maybe its a crap thing which I think looks cool  :)
I've tried those adaptors ..... I have the parallel port one as well, no matter how hard I try, I cannot get it to write a .D64 image to disk >:(

Oh, btw ...... 22:30
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 20, 2009, 07:32:27 PM
19:31 Just finished the painting for today and its now time to test out the floppy emulator  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 20, 2009, 11:30:33 PM
23:29 Time for bed now. I'll make a post about the floppy emulator tomorrow.

Must say though, its special! Works a treat on the ST  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 21, 2009, 08:00:57 AM
7:56 - sat in work waiting for the clocking-in system to tick over into 8am so I can clock in, then head on downstairs to catch the minibus to the other site.

A *whole* day of meetings done in an 'Agile' style about what I'll be writing about for the next 2-3 months.  Y....i.....p.....p.....e....e.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 21, 2009, 09:19:04 AM
09:18 Off to the dentist in 10 minutes  :-\

Luckily just a clean & polish  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 21, 2009, 09:27:39 AM
09:18 Off to the dentist in 10 minutes  :-\

Luckily just a clean & polish  ;D
I hate the dentist!

09:27 .... Ah well, another day, another dollar (I wish)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on October 21, 2009, 10:46:54 PM
22:46 - Just sent the Behr Bonz PCB off to the manufacturer for quoting. If the price is agreeable, I should get ten units very soon :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 21, 2009, 10:50:21 PM
22:46 - Just sent the Behr Bonz PCB off to the manufacturer for quoting. If the price is agreeable, I should get ten units very soon :)

-- Richard


22:50 That reminds me, I must start looking for a VIC-20.

Forgot all about it!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 22, 2009, 07:25:43 AM
22:50 That reminds me, I must start looking for a VIC-20.

Forgot all about it!
You won't regret it .... the VIC-20 is a brilliant example of early Commodore gaming.

07:24 .... getting ready for work. All going to plan, I get a new hard drive today (one bigger than a couple of GB)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 22, 2009, 08:39:20 AM

22:50 That reminds me, I must start looking for a VIC-20.

Forgot all about it!

I always remember seeing Pacman on the VIC-20 when I had my Speccy, and thinging that looks great, GORF is an excellent conversion as well  ;D

8.39 Just deciding whether to get off my fat arse and start work  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 22, 2009, 08:47:29 AM
08:47 - Swinging by PC World to pick up my copy of Windows 7.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 22, 2009, 09:00:09 AM
08:47 - Swinging by PC World to pick up my copy of Windows 7.
You shop in PC World? :o
You won't regret getting Windows 7
I've already got the full final release with a proper legit CD key (I have my sources, who will remain anonymous) and although I'm not a big fan of the UI, Windows 7 is a massive improvement over Vista.
Beware, some software still doesn't like Windows 7

09:00 - got in to work about 30 minutes ago, boss rings up "I'm gonna be late" he says, so I've got the place to myself for a bit (there's only 2 of us work here)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 22, 2009, 10:17:28 AM
10:17 - Back to work today after 3 days off sick. Ive never been off for that long before.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 22, 2009, 10:30:55 AM
10:30 - Here are a couple of things ive been working on whilst off sick...

+3e 8bit IDE/CF interface : http://pic.gd/c529a8 http://pic.gd/526938
New VIC-20 photos and a working Starcommander setup : http://bit.ly/4AxBZN
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 22, 2009, 11:44:29 AM
10:30 - Here are a couple of things ive been working on whilst off sick...

+3e 8bit IDE/CF interface : http://pic.gd/c529a8 http://pic.gd/526938
New VIC-20 photos and a working Starcommander setup : http://bit.ly/4AxBZN

11:44 .... loving the blue VIC-20 ... that looks AWESOME!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 22, 2009, 07:54:42 PM
Quote
You shop in PC World? Shocked

PC World aren't so bad these days.

19:49 - Installed Windows 7, so far so good and everything works (thought it would as everything worked o.k. with the beta's/RC & RTM versions).

Media Centre looks slightly better and runs a lot faster than Vista Media Centre. Not sure if i'll swap MCE 2005 on our main HTPC though because it's lightning fast.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on October 23, 2009, 09:16:09 AM
09:16

Off dog sitting for the weekend :) Back soon.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 23, 2009, 02:11:07 PM
14:10 Getting ready for my Windows 7 party  ;D  :P  :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on October 23, 2009, 02:14:39 PM
14:14:14 - Please tell me your joking ?

If you actually hold a Windows 7 Part I *will* have to deduct respect from you...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 23, 2009, 02:22:15 PM
14:21 - It is sort of - only a couple of mates. Excuse for a party really. Pizza, drink and games. Some retro stuff and Rockband etc... I did get my Windows 7 party pack with a free copy of 7 ultimate. Was already running 7 anyway (thank you technet/msdn!)  ;D

Should even have my Windows 2 machine running! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on October 23, 2009, 02:34:17 PM
14:34 - I have a copy of Windows 1.04..... I think its at RCM in fact...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 23, 2009, 09:38:08 PM
21:38 - Figuring out if i can condense my collection of PC's into just a few as it's starting get a little out of hand.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on October 23, 2009, 09:52:25 PM
21:38 - Figuring out if i can condense my collection of PC's into just a few as it's starting get a little out of hand.

21.51  I am sure  someone will take any of your unwanted items off your hands!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 24, 2009, 12:29:39 AM
14:21 - It is sort of - only a couple of mates. Excuse for a party really. Pizza, drink and games. Some retro stuff and Rockband etc... I did get my Windows 7 party pack with a free copy of 7 ultimate. Was already running 7 anyway (thank you technet/msdn!)  ;D

Should even have my Windows 2 machine running! :)
00:28 - just got back from Andy's Windows 7 party (if you can call it that) ..... we spent about two mintues discussing Windows 7 then the rest of the time was spent playing Rock Band.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 24, 2009, 02:31:58 AM
02.31am (yes that time) !!!  :o

pi$$ed again  :P and now off to bed  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 25, 2009, 09:13:31 AM
09:13 - Off car shopping again this morning. Yesterday, we racked up 172 miles just driving between dealers :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 25, 2009, 09:32:03 AM
9.31 Getting ready to set off to Bury and pick up my 99p Amstrad 6128  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 25, 2009, 03:23:43 PM
15.22 Back from Bury a very happy man with a FREE 6128, boxed into the bargain !
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 25, 2009, 07:38:30 PM
19:38 - 2nd install of Win7 on it's way.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 25, 2009, 09:23:14 PM
21:21 - taking a break from the 360.  Playing Assault On Dark Athena (the souped up Escape from Butcher Bay) Riddick game.  Think I prefer the original as there's more sneaking around than this newer game.  Ah well, both games were on the same disc so there's one reason not to complain :)

Definitely not a 'keeper' so will go into the big pile of 360 games to sell off :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 27, 2009, 09:07:54 PM
21:07 - Catching up on a few TV progs

Stargate Universe
Flashforward
Big Bang Theory
and Tekzilla


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: StarshipUK on October 27, 2009, 09:12:25 PM
21:11 - Gonna watch Defying Gravity Ep7 and then perhaps Ep8.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 27, 2009, 10:27:36 PM
22:27 - Night peeps! Speak to you all again soon  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 28, 2009, 06:42:40 AM
06:41 - up early-ish to go pick up my wife's new car with the added bonus pf having a few days off work.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 28, 2009, 07:03:50 AM
07:03 - At work, ready for another lovely day!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 28, 2009, 08:25:34 AM
8.24 Been at work 1/2 hour, must get tot he doctors, I think every single joint aches lately !!!  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on October 28, 2009, 09:42:32 AM
20:41 - just discovered this thread - interesting concept. Drinking tea with my feet up reading through some hardcore geekery documentation.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 28, 2009, 12:46:07 PM
12:45 .... just got back from the job centre :(
Looks like I'm back on the JSA!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 28, 2009, 12:58:26 PM
12:58 - About to buy a big LCD TV....  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on October 28, 2009, 06:57:56 PM
18:57 - Finally get to chill out, what a bugger of a day!

Got to the Citroen dealers at 10am to pick up my wifes car but due to 'technical' reasons they'd forgotten some of the documents which were held at another branch a few miles down the road. Said it would be about an hour so no problem i thought, i'd wait and browse round a few cars.

Bout two hours later, the sales manager said erm..the sales rep who had gone to pick up the documents had broke down! Hmm, we've just brought a new C4 Picasso..hope they're reliable!

Any-ho, finally got the document signed and sealed after nearly a five hour wait (including being sat with some old chap who talked me to near death about how 'they don't make em like they used to).

Finally got home after 4pm and realised i must have left my house keys at the dealers and had to wait another hour before my wife got home from work.

So...whilst she's out on the driveway enjoying that new car smell and figuring out what all the buttons do...i'm collasped on the sofa.

 ;D

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 28, 2009, 08:39:47 PM
20.39 : Just burning some lightscribe disks for 1200XL  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on October 28, 2009, 08:56:28 PM
7.55 AM don't want to get up, train in 40 mins.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 28, 2009, 10:33:46 PM
22:33 - Nowt on telly so an early night with the latest issue of Private Eye to read and Planet Rock on in the background.  Night!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on October 28, 2009, 10:34:45 PM
22:34 - just having a 'mess' in adobe illustrator . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on October 28, 2009, 11:22:41 PM
10:23 - wondering if Vista is ever going to finish processing my request to enable the telnet client, or whether the process has crashed  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 29, 2009, 08:33:51 AM
8.33am another day at work, hopefully less stressful than the last couple !  :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 29, 2009, 08:56:27 AM
08:56 - Please can I exchange today for another one? I dont like today?  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on October 29, 2009, 09:14:34 AM
09:14 -

08:56 - Please can I exchange today for another one? I dont like today?  >:(

Depends on whether you dig out that spare A4 PSU you promised :P

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on October 29, 2009, 10:10:16 AM
21:10 - relaxing with a cuppa, unwinding. Strange day, came home to find back gate unlocked, dog missing, also back door of house unlocked. Missing pup main concern as my wife was utterly distraught. I dash round the neighbourhood half expecting to find her at the oval chasing birds, as is her want. Didnt see the note in the mailbox from the neighbour who found her wandering the road this morning, went to take her home, but found the open gate to the garden being guarded by a 2 meter long tiger snake.

So the pup spent the day round there eating bacon and being played with by their kids.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on October 29, 2009, 12:32:26 PM
12:28 - just had lunch in the work's canteen .. nice bit of lemon & pepper chicken on a tortilla wrap.  With a can of Diet Coke - so that's the Weight Watchers side of me appeased.  And I added a bag of Hula Hoops for the 'you naughty fatso' side of me :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 29, 2009, 05:55:10 PM
17:55 Trying to work out how to get the HxC emulator working on my snes
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 29, 2009, 08:09:24 PM
20:07 .... watching a very interesting Watchdog on BBC1 .... they're currently talking about BT threatening customers for repair charges that the customer's shouldn't be paying :o

There's also suppose to be a section on securing your Wi-Fi ..... I'm interested in whether the advice they give is any good or no ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 29, 2009, 11:46:45 PM
23:46 - Just added 2 new machines to my collection. 1 * Apple Macintosh IIci and a massive Quadra 950. Also came with a 486 SX and some kind of Socket 7 PC that ive not tested yet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_Quadra_950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_IIci
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on October 30, 2009, 12:27:56 AM
00.26 What a surprise it's late on a Thursday night (quiz night) / Friday morning, and I've had far too much to drink for a change  :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on October 30, 2009, 04:57:25 AM
16:00 drinking beer and munching BBQ steak, trying very hard to ignore the pcb shaped box sat on my desk, it is unwell and needs my help.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 30, 2009, 09:48:24 AM
23:46 - Just added 2 new machines to my collection. 1 * Apple Macintosh IIci and a massive Quadra 950. Also came with a 486 SX and some kind of Socket 7 PC that ive not tested yet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_Quadra_950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_IIci
Socket 7 is normally later Pentium 1 chips (P100 & later)
Sounds like you've acquired a nice collection there :)

09:47 ... just got back from the barbers after having a much needed haircut and now chilling out for a bit before I decide what I'm going to do today.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 30, 2009, 10:21:59 AM
Socket 7 is normally later Pentium 1 chips (P100 & later)
Sounds like you've acquired a nice collection there :)

10:21 - As long as its not a Cyrix M3 CPU!  :o . The apple gear is nice - not cheap when they came out!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 30, 2009, 10:34:38 AM
Socket 7 is normally later Pentium 1 chips (P100 & later)
Sounds like you've acquired a nice collection there :)
As long as its not a Cyrix M3 CPU!
You mean those chips I tend to block out of my mind (sort of pretend they don't exist .... they were that crap)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on October 30, 2009, 10:49:20 AM
10:48 Enjoying my day off work. I'm going down to the international market shortly, for some grub and then back home to play a few games.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on October 31, 2009, 02:24:17 AM
13:25 - contemplating 4 glorious days off work (cheers Melbourne Cup), house thrown wide to the sea breeze, cup of tea to my left, faulty Midnight resistance board to my right.

Heaven!  8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on October 31, 2009, 01:54:24 PM
Socket 7 is normally later Pentium 1 chips (P100 & later)
Sounds like you've acquired a nice collection there :)
As long as its not a Cyrix M3 CPU!
You mean those chips I tend to block out of my mind (sort of pretend they don't exist .... they were that crap)

13:54 It wasnt the Cyrix M3 - It was its evil twin brother! http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysretrocomputers/4060977726/
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on October 31, 2009, 09:39:17 PM
21:39 Just got back from the folks after a long day. We've been re-turfing my old man's back garden.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 01, 2009, 09:55:58 AM
9:55 not looking forward to working my first Sunday in a year and half
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 01, 2009, 11:09:09 AM
22:10 battling hayfever and a large scotch.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 01, 2009, 07:02:14 PM
19:01 - back from Wales.  Just got a shed load of pictures & video clips to sort through and upload.  Can't fix my main PC as I need to get a replacement drive (it looks like) and possibly re-install Windows XP from scratch.  But GTA IV add-on should be out so can see me playing that instead :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: sirmorris on November 01, 2009, 09:14:12 PM
21:12 I can't believe the twins <chhhhk pththuu> are still in x-factor.

21:13 I can't believe I just wrote that.

Just powering up an Intel 'reference' 486 that I got this morning. Lovely board. Should run Smarties nicely.
 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 01, 2009, 10:31:16 PM
22:31 - Just had a load of error messages about the backups at work. So, ive just VPN'd into the office to get it sorted. I want to go to bed!!!!! Grrrrr.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 02, 2009, 12:17:38 AM
00:18

Repaired Andys Xbox360 & still soak testing with GTAIV 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 02, 2009, 08:07:19 PM
20:06 - Just swapping out the wifi card and our new HTPC is ready to rock. That is of course, if i don't have any driver issues with Win7
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: sirmorris on November 02, 2009, 08:08:44 PM
20:08 just contemplating how I'm going to decode the IO on the zx81 RAM and MMC card I'm about to start thinking about building.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 02, 2009, 08:16:20 PM
20:16 - wow, that went well!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 02, 2009, 08:46:30 PM
20:43, right with the HTPC sorted that now frees up x2 1tb hdd so am now installing them into my 'CBM 1541 disk drive case modded ITX PC Freenas homeserver thingy' Now i have enough storage for the Daphne files.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 02, 2009, 11:01:11 PM
23:00 - Finally got a monitor to work on my RM Nimbus PC-186!  ;D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysretrocomputers/4069472451/in/set-72157622596314949
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 03, 2009, 11:34:41 AM
11:34 - Sitting at work with a cup of hot chocolate! ;D 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 03, 2009, 12:43:37 PM
12:39 - just had lunch and time for a quick browse on my two favourite forums before a team meeting.  Already had one meeting this morning where one of the software testers has that kind of voice that sends you to sleep ... quite a few people were yawning on the way out of a 45 minute meeting!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 03, 2009, 01:03:10 PM
13.02 Just finished lunch and another couple of chapters of my book (Brute Force by Andy McNab)  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on November 03, 2009, 07:53:40 PM
19:53 - Wheres my sodding screwdriver with the hex bit... I need to do up the bolts on the MTX 512!

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 03, 2009, 08:47:50 PM
07:50 - struggling to start my day
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on November 03, 2009, 09:02:20 PM
21:01 - MTX 512 put back together, tested with YPbPr scan doubler and VGA monitor. Looks good on this one cap'n ;)

*ticks an item off the todo list, buys train ticket to other end of list*

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 03, 2009, 09:42:26 PM
21:39 - Not been home from work very long and spent most on the day in our freezing server room upgrading out company voip. Went outside in the rain just to warm up!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 03, 2009, 10:07:10 PM
22:06 - The smell of Cakes is strong in this house, lucky man I am! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 03, 2009, 10:57:20 PM
10am - sat at my desk trying to write an audit doco but my brain keeps seizing. Am applying coffee and waiting in the joyful expectation of a text from Mrs Womble to say that the ebay fairy has delievered either my Fluke, or my TNZ PCB.

May have to shut off the wifi to focus on actual work.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 04, 2009, 12:46:00 PM
12:40 - crapola hitting fan in work.  Website that was due to be launched on Monday has been accidentally launched today.  The official developer, project manager and IT bod who looks after the site hosting are all either on holiday or off sick.  Their replacements are doing as best as they can ... but now the client's rung and, because he can't get hold of the project manager, he's exploded over the phone at a colleague who then ran downstairs to hand me a post-it note with his number on it and a desperate "call him back as soon as possible" look on his face.

I'm only the bloody technical author .. I did my bits months ago but I seem to have been promoted to junior project manager overnight (without being asked!) ... bugger!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 04, 2009, 02:33:57 PM
14:33

Working on the bloody car, damn alternators playing up.  It's too cold for this :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on November 04, 2009, 02:39:50 PM
22:06 - The smell of Cakes is strong in this house, lucky man I am! ;)
14.39 -  Yeah shame it isn't for you................but is all done now!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 04, 2009, 07:57:11 PM
19:56 - Just rounding up the troops for go back into work for what might be an all nighter. At least we'll get tomorrow off (if we stretch tonight out of course:-). Looks like a huge power has cut taken out on our entire campus. Oh how they all laughed when i suggested we keep a few UPS attached to critical systems despite 'their' claims that their super duper £££££££ Diesel/electric generator would never fail :-) I knew i should have rebelled and refused to remove them..Hope they're all sat there in the dark now whilst i take a leisurely scenic and SLOOOW drive back to work :-)



Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on November 04, 2009, 08:13:10 PM
20:10

getting very angry with my playstation.

I can't find my original Doom for PSX to create a copy and having more problems getting a pal copy to download, burn and run.... 10 disc's wasted so far!!!

Help welcomed

Karl
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 04, 2009, 08:14:27 PM
I found alcohol 120% set to slow burn usually worked for me
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 04, 2009, 08:23:43 PM
20:23 - I think i had them waiting long enough now! Off i go, night all !
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on November 04, 2009, 09:00:55 PM
21:00

I've given up!!!!

Just can't get to run....get blue screen with distorted sony image.

Time to relax as I planned to do about two hours ago!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 04, 2009, 10:51:22 PM
9:52 - inhaling coffee but its not working.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on November 04, 2009, 11:08:37 PM
23:09

Off to bed.....despite my post two hours ago the "just try one more thing to try" worked  :)

Games done:-
Doom
Ridge Racer Revolution
Wipeout

Still to burn
Assault Rigs
Wipeout 2097
Destruction Derby
TOCA 2
Duke Nukem
Final Doom

Plenty of 2 player linked PSX gaming there!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 05, 2009, 09:10:26 AM
09.09 : Working on Monthly report, I just love paperwork !!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 05, 2009, 11:30:02 AM
11:29 - not been up long, got back home at 4:30 this morning. No major damage, just one network switch.

Time to claim back my evening!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 05, 2009, 12:39:07 PM
12:33 - bags are packed and ready for tomorrow's early flight to Dusseldorf.  So can enjoy the local bonfire do tonight, meander on back to the flat and chill out until mate picks me up for the drive down to Birmingham to pick up mate and the Jaguar VR helmet etc.  Got to be at Luton airport for somewhere between 2 & 3am ready for the 5am flight.  Not sure if Luton has got the Biometric passport checks installed as want to see if my new passport works as I still can't believe that little bit of plastic has got a copy of my retina / iris / mind embedded in it! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 05, 2009, 10:11:55 PM
22:11 - Eaten far too many burgers, sausages, mushy peas and fried onions. I'm regretting the toffee apple now :-)

Took a few photos tonight too.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 05, 2009, 10:14:39 PM
Nice shots! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 05, 2009, 10:52:48 PM
09:55 - auditing VLANs  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 05, 2009, 10:53:42 PM
Quote
09:55 - auditing VLANs

Woohoo, had the pleasure myself the other week. Oh how fun it is!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 05, 2009, 11:09:27 PM
23:09 Just got back from seeing Muse in the echo arena. They were amazing as usual, the sound, lights and stage looked brilliant.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 06, 2009, 10:46:32 AM
23:09 Just got back from seeing Muse in the echo arena. They were amazing as usual, the sound, lights and stage looked brilliant.

Of to see them next Tuesday at the Birmingham NIA  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 06, 2009, 10:55:54 AM
10:55 .... just applied for ANOTHER job .... hope they actually get back to me unlike most of the other ignorant sods who've I've applied for job vacancies with!

Oh, and another rant .... aren't recruitment agencies f*****g useless? They never get back to you when they say they will and the certainly don't keep up their promise of looking for suitable jobs for you.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on November 06, 2009, 11:54:31 AM
11.51 - two of our children are looking for part-time work at the moment and they are having the same problem, nobody every gets back to them, even if it to say thanks, but no thanks ! Or they are rejected as they have no retail experience, but no one will give them a job to give them retail experience, how the hell are they supposed to get a foot on the employment ladder!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 06, 2009, 12:38:12 PM
11.51 - two of our children are looking for part-time work at the moment and they are having the same problem, nobody every gets back to them, even if it to say thanks, but no thanks ! Or they are rejected as they have no retail experience, but no one will give them a job to give them retail experience, how the hell are they supposed to get a foot on the employment ladder!!!
12:34 - I started work by doing a magazine round .... it was the 'Candis Club' magazine which members bought for £1.80 each time. So, I went round, collected money and then took my cut out and gave the rest (and correct amount) to the area manager once a month. I was trusted to do this (and thought it was quite a responsible position for a 14 year old) .... that was my first job.

This was then followed by me working in a Newsagents on Saturdays and Sundays .... OK, the pay was crap, but for a 16 year old still living at home, it was all the money I needed.
Finally, after sticking that for a year, I got my first proper job in Cash Converters :D

So yeah, there's some hope.
Have your kids ever done a paper round/magazine round? Newsagents and/or magazine clubs are usually crying out for delivery boys/girls.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on November 06, 2009, 12:55:57 PM
12.54

So yeah, there's some hope.
Have your kids ever done a paper round/magazine round? Newsagents and/or magazine clubs are usually crying out for delivery boys/girls.
Where we live there are only three newsagents and one local paper that is delivered. We are in a densely populated teenager area and they are inundated with applications by kids to do paper rounds. Once they get a round they seem to hold onto it and pass it down through siblings, which does not help!. I just tell them to keep trying and not get too disheartened by rejection or no hears!!! Something will turn up.
I was greedy and had 3 paper rounds when I was 15, nobody obviously wanted to do them where I lived.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 06, 2009, 01:05:05 PM
11.51 - two of our children are looking for part-time work at the moment and they are having the same problem, nobody every gets back to them, even if it to say thanks, but no thanks ! Or they are rejected as they have no retail experience, but no one will give them a job to give them retail experience, how the hell are they supposed to get a foot on the employment ladder!!!

I had the exact problem back in 1992, needed to get a summer job and had the same problem, lots of shops were all optimistic to your face but they never got back to me. In the end it was sheer luck, I walked in to Dixons and asked the till monkey who said there were no positions but said she would just check with the manager, who apparently had just got off the phone to another staff member who had quit with no notice. I think I was asked to sell a Walkman to someone hovering for advice, and was pretty much hired on the spot, if I had gone in ten mins earlier I there would have been no job, an hour later and it would have been advertised officially and I probably would have had no hope. Can trace a line back from where I am now to that job, I knew nothing about PCs at that stage (couldn't afford one, was using my Atari ST for coursework), ended up transferring to the Cardiff branch and worked there while I was at uni, bought a cheap manager special PC on massive staff discount primarily to play Duke Nukem in 95, spent my uni years trying to get it to run games well without upgrading it, and ended up landing my 1st job after uni coz the lab needed a biotech graduate who could also fix their PC network. Which is pretty much how I came to ditch biotech after 2 years, jumping to work at their ISP (Worldcom) and ended up being the network engineer assigned to 10 Downing Street, and eventually ended up down under married to my wife who I would never have met had I not been a lazy sod and slept late the morning I was supposed to go into town to get a job at 9AM.

Perseverance plus a bit of luck basically, the recession in the UK probably isn't helping tho.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 07, 2009, 03:55:46 AM
15:00 bathing the Fluke, perfect day for it, hot hot hot with slight breeze.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 07, 2009, 10:32:46 AM
10:32 brrr it's about 13c in my study as I type this :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 07, 2009, 11:00:56 AM
Was thirty five in the garden earlier, first week in the thirties every day this week, summer starts!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on November 07, 2009, 01:00:32 PM
12.59 - bloody cold in our conservatory!!! No  heating in there, and that's where the computers are!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 08, 2009, 12:04:01 AM
00:02 Just seen a post on AtariAge forum, some bloke is selling brand new XE systems on eBay and he will be listing brand new old stock Videopac+ G7400's shortly. He is located in France but will ship to UK so I'll keep you all posted.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 08, 2009, 03:48:25 PM
15:47 - just spent the last half an hour laminating the A4 sheets for the tech specs for the machines for the open day, typed up by Linda!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 08, 2009, 07:18:02 PM
Catching up on posts, and loking at stuff I can offload at RCMOD  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 08, 2009, 08:07:46 PM
Catching up on posts, and loking at stuff I can offload at RCMOD  ;D

20:06 and not writing the time :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on November 08, 2009, 08:10:38 PM
20:10

Getting what I need for RCM next weekend ready then checking it all works ok.

While Ronnie watches X Factor
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 08, 2009, 11:32:43 PM
23:31 - Getting machines ready. Making disks, cables etc.

Also going to make a hard decision about my Tatung Einstien. It may be up for sale soon....  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 08, 2009, 11:42:50 PM
23:41 mmmm Tatung Einstein - let us know Andy if you do decide to sell . . .

Goodnight RCMers! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 08, 2009, 11:44:54 PM
23:43 - Will be a shame for the Einy to go. If you think you would like it, it does have 2 drives, all disks and manuals. Boxed with RGB scart cable and serial transfer cable.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 09, 2009, 12:21:00 AM
A good machine to have, a lot of speccy games were actually developed on the Einstein and then ported to the speccy. Larger RAM (to allow for tools as well as the game code) and floppy drives made it a much more pleasant platfrom for dev than the speccy itself. I believe JetSet Willy was written on the Einstein.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 09, 2009, 07:04:35 AM
7:03 - So much for an early start, battery seems dead on my car. Spare battery on charge so a morning working from home I'm guessing


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 09, 2009, 08:46:16 AM
8.45 - Lookng forward to my Bacon & Egg cob and itching for next weekend to arrive :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 09, 2009, 10:15:45 AM
10:15 - At work panicing that my car is going to fail its MOT today.  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 09, 2009, 12:53:33 PM
12:52 - MOT FAIL! Bugger. Only £130 to fix so it could have been worse. So, Einstein is defo up for sale to go towards the costs of the repairs.  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 10, 2009, 02:08:41 AM
13:10 Fwark its hot out there.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 10, 2009, 10:03:24 AM
13:10 Fwark its hot out there.
10.03 Bugger off Womble, 5 bloody degrees this morning !!  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 10, 2009, 10:13:21 AM
10:14 - 3 degrees here. I love this cold weather!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 10, 2009, 11:14:30 AM
36 today, a balmy 28 currently, nice salty sea breeze, lovely.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on November 10, 2009, 06:10:25 PM
18:08 Very jealous today. Seven lucky employees in one of the exchanges I frequent won half of the £90million Euromillions jackpot from Friday night's draw. It's all anyone's talked about all day :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 10, 2009, 10:04:04 PM
22:02 Mark's feeling a bit drunk at the moment  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 10, 2009, 10:22:26 PM
22:21 - Nice one Mark! Have one for me! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 11, 2009, 09:13:07 AM
09:12 - Workin' (kinda  ;D )
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 11, 2009, 10:01:28 AM
21:00 flipping through the pack of documents I found in the road while walking home from the station, somewhere in Melbourne there is a young solicitor absolutely shitting himself for losing this lot :o

Trying to track him down, but his corp website has one of those crappy "submit a message and we will get back to you" forms.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 11, 2009, 01:18:00 PM
13:17

Nursing the biggest cold sore in the world ever!!! (maybe a slight exaggeration but it's big)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 11, 2009, 01:20:07 PM
13:19 - I can sympathise with you there Scott, I had two last week! :( - seem to be okay now though!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 11, 2009, 01:27:41 PM
13.26. Just ordered my XBOX 360 Elite complete with Modern Warefare 2.

Shame I've got to wait for the wife to pass it onto Santa for him to bring back to me on the 25th December !!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 11, 2009, 02:24:38 PM
14:24

13:19 - I can sympathise with you there Scott, I had two last week! :( - seem to be okay now though!

Thanks bud, it's like having a slug stuck to yer face. Good job I only go out at night ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 11, 2009, 02:37:40 PM
14:37 - I had 2 too. One on either side of my nose. Almost gone now.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 11, 2009, 05:35:31 PM
17:35 - Despite leaving quite early from work this evening, chuffin M1 was stacked again so have only just got in. Normally i wouldn't mind but tonight my wife is out so I've got the house to myself - which usually means i can have the amps up to no.11 :-)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 11, 2009, 10:30:38 PM
22:30 - Just uploaded a few more RM Nimbus pics. Ive finally given it a proper clean. Looks good! :) http://bit.ly/3qkJ1i
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on November 12, 2009, 12:05:36 AM
00:04 - Zzzzzz....

Behr Bonz EPROMS teszzzted ready for assemblyzzzzz...

Atari 2600 Demo catridge board etched...

Secret project ready for final PSU and UHF modulator work....

Cables and adapters to build...

ZX81 PS/2 interface adapter to make....

ZZZZZZzzzzzz.......

*snore*

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 12, 2009, 12:10:45 AM
00:10

Tired Richard? :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 12, 2009, 08:46:19 AM
00:10

Tired Richard? :D

8:46 Overworked more like  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 12, 2009, 07:45:58 PM
19:46 - Time to get the Apple Macintosh IIci up and running...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 12, 2009, 08:05:14 PM
20:05 .... spent some of the day playing on my CPC and will resume transferring my Amstrad Action covertapes to 3" disc.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 12, 2009, 08:16:33 PM
20:16 - Long day at work, but home now to chill - albeit my turn this week for out of hours support :-(  Managed to get Monday off too which is going to make this Sunday even better :-)


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 12, 2009, 08:26:52 PM
20:26

Not sure I'm going to fit all this stuff in the car :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 12, 2009, 08:27:49 PM
20:27 - Glad I can drp some stuff off on Saturday  ;D Waiting for my mates to pick me up, and then it's Pub Time  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 12, 2009, 08:55:31 PM
20:55 - All my old apple gear is starting to die. Looks like some serious capicitor replacement coming up soon. Grrr.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 12, 2009, 11:54:03 PM
23:54

I'm pooped, off to beddy-byes :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 13, 2009, 08:24:17 AM
8:24 At work with the usual Friday hangover, can't wait for 4 o'clock......hometime !!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 13, 2009, 06:13:29 PM
18:13 - Yay, weekend starts at last!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on November 13, 2009, 07:46:53 PM
19:46

Think everything is ready for this weekend  ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 13, 2009, 08:16:45 PM
20:16 - My negative midas touch is back. Acorn AKF30 monitor decided it doesnt like blue any more. So need to get a TV/Monitor sorted! AAAgggggghhhh.... (Its not the cable! :) )
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 13, 2009, 08:18:49 PM
20:17 - That's a bit of a bugger! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 13, 2009, 08:20:08 PM
20:19 - Yup. Probably means I will need to bring the bedroom tv again. Will remember the remote this time.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on November 13, 2009, 10:37:50 PM
22:38

Off to bed.....Long day tomorrow.

See some of you then.....See more of you Sunday  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 13, 2009, 11:06:17 PM
23:05 - Im off to bed - as Karl said, see some of you tomorrow, the rest of you on Sunday! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 13, 2009, 11:35:42 PM
23:34 Sorted all the things out that I'm taking on Sunday. Lucky for me I've got tomorrow off so I can relax and test everything.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 14, 2009, 12:42:43 AM
12.41 - Off to bed, see you all at the unit tomorrow and everyone else on Sunday - Party on dudes!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on November 14, 2009, 01:08:45 AM
01:06 - asnfklgdfldkngfkldfnglkfg.... 3yhsf7777777725q163251847 one one one one one one

I should have gone to bed by now....

two mor ecablesssss to make.. then anaaaaadatper cable...i (ewantg to go to  beeeed! :P)...

ZX*1 PS/2 adapter... secret project casing finish off and UHF moduaaaaaaltor.

lists of stuff I'm giving to people...

MTX CD games slist...

(soryr, i'm so tired I can;'t bed arsed to corect ym typos).

-- Rcihard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 14, 2009, 01:14:53 AM
01:14

I'm off to beeeed too ;), nite :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 14, 2009, 08:05:35 AM
08:04am - Forgot to let mate know that I wasn't going to Leicester today so got to get to Bowlers under my own steam - and that's including a 30 minute walk at the other end in this crappy weather :(  Going to get *wet* but need supplies :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 14, 2009, 09:56:43 AM
09:56 - Kids are testing systems for me. Boys currently playing Arcadians on the BBC Master via its USB storage system. Dave Moore asked to borrow the machine for the day. Next boys want to play Thomas the Tank Engine on the CPC. Then a play of Commander Keen on the PC. All systems good to go!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 14, 2009, 10:03:58 AM
10.03 Car loaded and setting off in about an hour to meet AndyRCM and some of the boys.  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 14, 2009, 10:33:35 AM
10:33 .... Still sorting bits & pieces out .... couldn't be arsed to do it last night!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 14, 2009, 11:24:06 AM
11:23

Still sorting & loading. :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 14, 2009, 01:13:36 PM
13:13 Everything is now tested and ready to go  :) Time to relax and have a few cans of Carling now.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 14, 2009, 02:20:23 PM
14:18 - Housework done, time for a coffee & sit down with the latest RG mag. Also found a spare 500gb HD so pimping my main PC this afternoon. Just copying over a shed load of files.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 14, 2009, 05:30:33 PM
17:29 - Salmon pie thingy in the oven .. adding the chips in about 10 minutes time.  What an exciting life :)  Will then start packing up the stuff ready for Rinoa & BP turning up tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 14, 2009, 07:46:24 PM
19:43 - finally after 9 days of downtime, I got my main downloading PC back up and running. 780+ emails were downloaded (of which 320+ were from Facebook .. ahem, maybe just a few too many!).  Only downside is that my router (upstairs) has gone belly up and don't have a spare DLink power supply to see if it's that what's gone wrong or the router in general.  Hey ho, small steps before the big steps :)

Just moving approx 300gb worth of data from an external 500gig drive that's in an IDE/SATA caddy onto the new 500gb SATA that's inside the PC.  Then I can pack that caddy up ready for RCM tomorrow for Phu to plunder!  Y'aargggh :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 14, 2009, 10:34:29 PM
22:34 - Only 12 hours to go!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 15, 2009, 01:34:56 AM
12:36 - back in the office trying to get my report finished, was surprised my swipey got me in, alas no aircon on the weekend so its like flippin sauna in here.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 15, 2009, 07:35:51 AM
07:34 - Time to get a sausage & egg butty on the go.  Pop out for a quick peak at the (usually) "too tiny to be worth it, but what the hell" local car boot and then wait for the Rinoatron (with BP) to turn up and fill up whatever remaining space there is in their car with my stuff (mostly donations).
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 15, 2009, 09:23:14 AM
9:22 - Right, bout time i headed down south.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 15, 2009, 09:41:02 PM
21:40 I've just finished my takeaway  :), so I'll give it 5min then look through all the retro goodies I picked up today.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 15, 2009, 10:02:17 PM
22:02 .... just watched Top Gear, will now resume with the playing of retro games ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 15, 2009, 10:02:37 PM
22:02

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 15, 2009, 10:05:51 PM
22:02

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
22:05 .... I know the feeling, I may not last too much longer tonight, sleep is a munch needed requirement at the moment!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: resident paul on November 15, 2009, 10:59:58 PM

Dropped off Steve(filecore) at kidderminster  & then  got home about 10:15pm.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 16, 2009, 01:22:35 AM
12:24 - Trying to work out where my filthy cold ends and the hayfever begins.  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 16, 2009, 09:30:40 AM
9:29 - Glad i booked today off work, shattered after yesterdays event.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 16, 2009, 11:38:14 AM
11:38 - Wishing I had the day off.... Its so grey and wet here at the moment. Rather be at home....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 16, 2009, 11:54:17 AM
Always book a day off after an event!

Re Conversation yesterday, here's part of our SAN using HP Storage Works / HP UX

Oh, and me testing a dodgy patch! - hmm need a haircut!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 16, 2009, 12:08:00 PM
12:08 - Server pr0n!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 16, 2009, 12:11:34 PM
12:11 - My server room  ;D

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 16, 2009, 12:20:15 PM
Nice rack!

Here's my fav, our Web Server cluster (Redhat). 10 HP boxes.

And inside one of our Nortel Option 11 PBX boxes, currently being upgrade to support VOIP

Right, quick break (Sausage Sandwiches i think) and then it's back to photo editing.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 16, 2009, 12:27:17 PM
12:26 - One thing I forgot to mention, that server room serves only 16 people in the Peterborough office (Thats where the server room is) and about 17 in London. London also has about 9 physical servers. Then we have 5 people in Romania and about 50 consultants on the road. So thats a lot of servers for less than 35 fulltime online users and 50 occasional remote users.

Most of that gear is running Oracle servers including 1 RAC 11g cluster. Some are SQL2008, web servers, SAN, exchage, Hyper-V and file servers.

They are my babies - and I look after them well.  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 16, 2009, 01:36:51 PM
Wow, that all went over my head :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 16, 2009, 02:15:56 PM
Wow, that all went over my head :o

14:15 - I like doing that to people! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 16, 2009, 02:16:54 PM
Wow, that all went over my head :o
14.16 - Much like Bomberman eh Scott  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 16, 2009, 03:16:02 PM
Grrrrrr >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on November 16, 2009, 04:22:31 PM
16:21 - Did anyone catch the number of the RCM open day that hit me ?

-- Richard (re-negotiating access rights to reality)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 16, 2009, 11:48:33 PM
23:48 - Just fixed the Atari 800XL given to me by Panther. PSU needed a new 7 pin din plug, and one of the lines in the keyboard ribbon cable was broke, so replaced with a piece of wire.

All working great - now to work out how to load a game from tape!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 17, 2009, 12:02:27 AM
00:02 - Cant load a tape as I dont have a power supply for the 1010. Will dig out a generic 9v PSU tomorrow. Off to bed now - got to go to Birmingham tomorrow.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 17, 2009, 10:39:12 PM
22:35 Just got back from the pub after a few beers  :). Off tomorrow so a day of testing all the stuff I picked up from the open day event and also time to play a few games on various consoles/computers. I think I'll also look at changing Muguk's Atari ST/Sdiskemul case as Its completely yellow with cracks and glue all over it :D.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 17, 2009, 10:46:46 PM
09:47 - wondering why the train was empty, central station deserted and the streets virtually empty, have I inadvertantly come to work on a public holiday?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 18, 2009, 08:50:04 AM
8.45 - Just had to spring into action as the work first aider, 1st time in 6 years  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 18, 2009, 09:05:04 AM
9.04 - hope it was nothing too serious mate! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 18, 2009, 10:38:10 AM
10:39 Looking at the SIO2PC cable. I have all the bits I need to make one.... Hummm....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 18, 2009, 01:28:43 PM
13:27 - At work taking a break...actually been on a break all morning, Clonezilla seems to be doing all the work for me! Bout time i sifted through all these emails. That's the only trouble having a few days off:-(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on November 18, 2009, 07:39:13 PM
19:38

sitting in our seats at NIA in Birmingham about to watch Eddie Izzard.

Cake or Death  ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 18, 2009, 08:04:45 PM
20.04 - We saw him on his Circle Tour a few years back, soooo funny.

'The monkey is in the tree!'  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 18, 2009, 08:08:04 PM
20:07 is thinking "thank god I am not with Karl! - can't fekking stand Eddie Izzard!" - :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 19, 2009, 06:53:00 PM
18:52 Relaxing after a hard day at work. Going to have some dinner now then I think I'll start a new game on the GBA or something.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 19, 2009, 09:32:07 PM
20:07 is thinking "thank god I am not with Karl! - can't fekking stand Eddie Izzard!" - :)

21:30

I quite like Eddie Izzard, although he doesn't make a very convincing lady :-\ I'll have to give him my hotline number.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 20, 2009, 05:24:30 AM
05:24 .... Can't sleep :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 20, 2009, 07:21:22 AM
07:20 - Realised as I got to Sainsbury's for my lift .. that we're all getting the train into work as some of us are on a half-day and the other half-day will be spent in the pub in Stockport followed by a trip to Manchester for the German markets and their lovely beer & bratwursts :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: thx1138 on November 20, 2009, 11:36:09 AM
11.35 just got up and had some coffee. Back to the coalface soon, Wolfenstein won't unlock 200Gamerpoints by itself!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on November 20, 2009, 03:16:15 PM
15:14 Oven has blown up with a big bang >:(, oh well fish and chips for dinner then ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 20, 2009, 03:51:25 PM
15.51 - Nearly home time, finish work at 4.00pm on a Friday, then home with shopping at Tesco to look forward to  :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on November 20, 2009, 05:24:22 PM
17:22 home with a new oven and a lot less £££ :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 20, 2009, 05:37:10 PM
17:36 - time to go gome and relax....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on November 20, 2009, 05:56:35 PM
17:56

Just got back.....Collected my 4GB Amiga HDD from post office as slip was through the door when got home first time.

Meeting wife from work at 19:00 then to Gym for a bit......Hopefully get to fit HDD today and try it out  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 21, 2009, 06:39:22 AM
17:45 struggling to get the volts up. Off to a Croatian engagement party so them volts will have to wait.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 21, 2009, 08:45:38 AM
08:45 - Replacing a leaking radiator then it's off to Sherwood Forest to watch some classic rally cars tear up the woody stages. Lots of escort Mk1's on the roster so hopefully they'll be plenty of mud induced drifting to catch on camera.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 21, 2009, 08:46:09 AM
08:45 - sod Weight Watchers as I'm going to cook myself a full English for my breakfast this morning.  A long afternoon of drinking yesterday means that I'm damn hungry and all I have inside me is alcyfrol :)  
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 21, 2009, 09:28:48 AM
9.28 - Catching up on the posts, before starting the housework  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 21, 2009, 02:28:48 PM
01:30 w***ered!

Update: Ooh the board auto censors me, in that case I am quite tipsy and not w@nk3r3d at all. Tally ho!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 21, 2009, 05:51:58 PM
17:49 I've not left the house today :) 

I was supposed to be going to see a mate about some olde worlde PCs that he's chucking out my way (and then they'll go onto a charity that needs them via my Dad) but one of his servers in work went belly up yesterday so he's been fixing that instead.  Hopefully get to go over there tomorrow.  The last four PCs he gave me were around the Pentium 2.4/2.8 range and those bog standard Dell/HP cases.  Fingers crossed the next batch will be the same spec as that'll help the charity out a lot if they're all similar looking machines/configs.

So my day has consisted of .. Xbox 360 Achievement whoring (GTA IV: TBoGT, New Rally-X and finishing off Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena). 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 21, 2009, 11:46:38 PM
23:45 - Busy day, time to hit the sack. Fixed the radiator, then mopped up because, well i had a little accident with the spanner & turned the thing the wrong way which them started the waterworks. Our bedroom looked like Venice for a while  :(

Then...got even wetter & muddier at this years Sherwood Forest rally by almost getting smacked by a fishtailing Ford Capri. My own fault really as I was a bit to close to take a photo.

Then...started & completely finished our Christmas shopping. I know it's early but we always seem to leave it right up until the last week before Christmas day. It'll be nice to be a bit more organised this year!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 22, 2009, 10:08:04 AM
10:06 - nearly time for Costa Coffee .. been three weeks since I've had my Sunday fix so I'll be off there @ 10:30am to hang around outside like some addict :)

Also taking 10 x 360 games with me to see what trade ins I can get for them (four of them are still unopened!) - probably won't cover the cost of Assassin's Creed II but will see what I can get :)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 22, 2009, 11:24:52 AM
11:21 - having a bit of browse through eBay watch list whilst the sunday roast is...well, roasting.

Got a call from my dad who's was having a tidy up in there loft. Said he's found a C64, Plus 4,  Vic 20 & a Binatone TV game with about 3 large boxes full of tapes, carts & stuff. Also, a stack of CU, Zzap64 & Amiga Format mags. Think these all belonged to my older brother but as he's not interested in old comps, might take a drive round this afternoon and swipe them all, mwah ha ha

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 22, 2009, 11:58:23 AM
11:56 Only just got out of bed  ;D . Going to walk down to Tesco's shortly then back home to take the rubbish out, then empty the dishes from the dish washer (Hard work). Probably relax online for a bit then, and then play a few games.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 22, 2009, 01:09:55 PM
13:07 - Not surprised at the low figure I got for the 10 games I took into CEX but I got two Blu-Rays and two more recent Xbox 360 games to play.  Weird thing in CEX was that although four of the games were shrink-wrapped, I was asked to open them.  Best laugh was some kid being told he couldn't trade his Xbox 360 in (and a ton of games) because some of the games were for over-18's and he had to open the CEX account in his Mum's name ... muhahahahaha :)

Not sure about Afro Samurai but it has to be better than Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts as that's currently doing my noodle in.  Never played the original N64 games so a lot of the 'humour' is lost on me.  So will go back to playing games with violence in :)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 22, 2009, 07:00:14 PM
18:59 Just bought a couple of things off ebay and Maplin's. Picked up a battery soldering iron kit, switches, cables and a few other bits.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 23, 2009, 09:00:41 AM
9:00 - Good start to a Monday morning >:( - must have left my car boot slightly a jar & so the boot light must have been on since Friday & drained the battery completely. It's on charge now but prob won't be ready for another hour.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 23, 2009, 09:55:40 AM
9:00 - Good start to a Monday morning >:( - must have left my car boot slightly a jar & so the boot light must have been on since Friday & drained the battery completely. It's on charge now but prob won't be ready for another hour.



9.55 - done that myself before, not nice !!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 23, 2009, 10:12:27 AM
10:12 - Building another Hyper-V server. Then got a Windows Server 2008 R2 box to build, and install SQL 2008 on it. Lots of stuff to do today...

Then, picking up a Apple iMac G4 (The "iLamp" type one) tonight. Ive always wanted one of those.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on November 23, 2009, 12:35:54 PM
12:35 - Just found out the boiler at home is bolloxed and won't be replaced 'til Wednesday.

No central heating or hot water for two days. Looks like I'll need to turn a few ZX Spectrums on to keep the house warm....

-- Richard


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 23, 2009, 12:38:56 PM
12:38 - Sorry to hear that mate - what a pisser in this sodding weather! :(

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on November 23, 2009, 01:08:14 PM
13:07 well these things come in threes, so number two is my Topfield PVR half dying, tuner 2 is not working, hope I can get a cheap replacement :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 23, 2009, 07:32:29 PM
Ouch, boiler problems in winter, been there mate & feel for you!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 23, 2009, 07:35:03 PM
When I first moved in to my current place a few years ago, I had a knackered boiler and had just a convector heater to keep me warm until the repair got done. :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 24, 2009, 12:30:57 PM
12:30

Just got back from an Interview / Soldering test. caffine time :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 24, 2009, 12:51:31 PM
12:51 - Nice one Scott - hope it went okay! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on November 24, 2009, 05:10:30 PM
17.08 Just got back from spending 4.5 hours at LRI A&E with Julian!!!  Knackered now!! He has Transient Sinusitis in his right Hip joint. Basically a cold and an infection!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 24, 2009, 07:46:21 PM
19.45 - Sorry to hear about Julian, give him our best wishes for a speedy recovery   :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 24, 2009, 08:17:30 PM
20:17 - sorry to hear about Julian. Hope he makes a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 24, 2009, 08:18:38 PM
20:18

17.08 Just got back from spending 4.5 hours at LRI A&E with Julian!!!  Knackered now!! He has Transient Sinusitis in his right Hip joint. Basically a cold and an infection!!!!

Hope he's soon better :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 24, 2009, 10:17:45 PM
22:16 Just got back from the pub after watching Liverpool get knocked out of the champions league  :D . Now looking forward to the weekend - Real Ale Festival in Liverpool.

P.S Sorry to hear about Julian. Hope he's OK and makes a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 24, 2009, 11:50:53 PM
23:50 - back from the pub quiz.  Won the music round (bottle of wine) and came second in the main quiz (another bottle of wine).

Can't stand wine so the brains of the outfit took both bottles home and will be buying the beer next week :)


Also got the Real Ale Festival to look forward to and educating BP's palette with proper beer :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 25, 2009, 07:39:45 PM
19:39 - Hmm, just spent the whole day of fixing a bust SQL server, i come home and my own home server is non responsive & sat there beeping at me. Well...it can stay there beeping all night, i've had enough I.T. for one day thank you very much :-P

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on November 25, 2009, 08:05:25 PM
20:05 - Knowing that it was just sat there in distress, I couldn't leave it alone. Reseated the memory = sorted

StiGGy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on November 27, 2009, 10:37:57 AM
10.37 - Just made what i hope is my last Christmas cake!!!! 11 this year!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 27, 2009, 06:32:23 PM
18:31 Relaxing after a long day in work. Also been told I can have tomorrow off so a nice day relaxing before going out for a few drinks.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 27, 2009, 07:26:13 PM
19:25 - looking at the small post-it notes that were scribbled on in work to remind me what I need to sort out ready for Bowlers tomorrow.

Going to be a long night ..
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on November 27, 2009, 11:06:52 PM
23:25 wondering WTF I did with my HcX drive >:( put it safe "somewhere" ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on November 27, 2009, 11:24:34 PM
23:24 - Off to bed as I am completely bolloxed!  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 27, 2009, 11:57:41 PM
23:57 - Pick some more freecycle stuff up tonight. 2 * Amiga 500 with RAM/Clock upgrades. 1 * Amiga 600 and loads of PSUs, mice, joysticks etc. Also another Philips CM8833-II and Citizen printer.

Not sure if the monitor works yet - but I already have one. May give one away...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 28, 2009, 04:04:54 PM
16:03 - sorting through some 'upgrades' for a DS and then off out to Liverpool to beer-ducate some RCM members on the delights of Erdinger @ The Ship & Mitre :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on November 28, 2009, 05:00:09 PM
16:57 - Bought a new 500Gb hard drive for my MythTV box.

Because muguk didn't copy a load of star trek voyager and DS9 episodes to a hard drive for me, and because he didn't send two DVDs with series 7 which didn't arrive yesterday, I'm not copying them onto the new hard drive.

"(Not) Copying 373 files to /mnt/new" "7.6Gn of 166.4Gb" - "43 minutes left".

I'll wait then...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 28, 2009, 05:54:39 PM
17:53 Time for the pub  :) Bloody freezing outside so I think I'll take me scarf and woolly coat. I can see a Lemmings conversation happening between me and Muguk sometime tonight  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 29, 2009, 11:12:33 AM
11:08 - After last night's fun in Liverpool, I got back to mate's house around 3am and crashed out on the sofa.  I would have got a lift back into Warrington at 6am with his wife as she headed out to work but there wasn't any room in the car so went back and slept a little bit more on their sofa :)  As much fun as these extra late nights/early mornings are .. I'm still not feeling great now.

Will be wading through the photos to go onto Facebook in a bit - although the one of Mark's full moon in one of the pubs will, strangely enough, not get uploaded to spare any one else's breakfast/lunch from coming back :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 29, 2009, 12:35:04 PM
12:32 Food time! Think I'll walk over to Tesco's to get some bacon and eggs  :) Then I'll look through the pictures of last nights event.

Edited: Ended up going to the cafe for a full english  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 29, 2009, 04:18:56 PM
16:17 - had to crash out around 12 as needed to catch up on lost sleep.  Then woke up at 3:40pm and convinced myself Asda closed at 4 and I needed some stodge for tea (aka pizza) so rushed over there.... to find it closes at 4:30pm.

At least I got me some stodge ... meat feast pizza!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 29, 2009, 11:35:45 PM
23:34 - Recovering from a dodgy stomach ive had all weekend. Dont know what caused it - but it was not nice.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 29, 2009, 11:41:26 PM
23:40 Just started the Christmas shopping
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on November 30, 2009, 02:40:59 AM
16:17 - had to crash out around 12 as needed to catch up on lost sleep.  Then woke up at 3:40pm and convinced myself Asda closed at 4 and I needed some stodge for tea (aka pizza) so rushed over there.... to find it closes at 4:30pm.

At least I got me some stodge ... meat feast pizza!

Supermarket pizza, hope you didnt have to call customer support number..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkAeNcNJVjA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkAeNcNJVjA)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 30, 2009, 09:45:15 AM
09:44 .... finally got a job, start next week.
Got some time to relax before I start :)

Been spending all weekend watching horror films (Friday the 13th is AWESOME)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on November 30, 2009, 09:55:53 AM
09:44 .... finally got a job, start next week.
Got some time to relax before I start :)

Been spending all weekend watching horror films (Friday the 13th is AWESOME)
good news
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 30, 2009, 10:09:58 AM
10.09 - Congrats Woody  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 30, 2009, 10:10:34 AM
10.10 - Congrats again!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 30, 2009, 10:11:54 AM
10.11 - Congrats again & WAHEY! my 1000th post!  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 30, 2009, 10:15:50 AM
09:44 .... finally got a job, start next week.

10:15 - woo yay!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 30, 2009, 10:17:20 AM
10.17 Congrats Woody

Anyone would think Pheonixtlb was posting on purpose, just to hit the 1000  8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on November 30, 2009, 10:20:17 AM
10:19 - Im about to hit 1337 posts! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on November 30, 2009, 10:23:00 AM
10.17 Congrats Woody

Anyone would think Pheonixtlb was posting on purpose, just to hit the 1000  8)
10.23 - As if I would stoop so low  ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on November 30, 2009, 10:25:53 AM
10:19 - Im about to hit 1337 posts! :)
10:26 - Look, I want no 1337 speak from you, OK :D

10.17 Congrats Woody

Anyone would think Pheonixtlb was posting on purpose, just to hit the 1000  8)
10.23 - As if I would stoop so low  ::)
We believe you ..... thousands wouldn't ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on November 30, 2009, 01:10:51 PM
13:10

Congratulations Woody :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on November 30, 2009, 01:13:16 PM
13.13 Only another 18 posts to go to hit the 1000 !!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on November 30, 2009, 05:07:43 PM
17:06 Nice one Woody. Nice early Christmas present.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 30, 2009, 05:51:02 PM
17:50 - too damn cold in the flat so heating on full power for the rest of the evening :)  

And need to come up with another 198 posts of similar meaningless dross to catch up with Phoenix :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: sirmorris on November 30, 2009, 08:24:27 PM
20:25 just cooking boards 3 & 4 ...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on November 30, 2009, 09:51:55 PM
21:49 - Mental note to self.  Next time I move my NDS collection from one drive to the other ... don't expect Offline List to not notice and require to rename *every* single bleedin' one of them because I had not added the hyphen to the file name format on the original files but had set this up in the new config.  

Kudos for OLL for doing the donkey work but was hoping to use this PC tonight at some point .. but a few hours and (approx) 4500+ files later ... and it's just finished!

Will leave the GBA set until tomorrow night :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 01, 2009, 06:46:07 AM
6:44 - been awake since 4:15 when brain decided it needed to boot up it's own internal version of Excel and start "trying to work things out" ... no idea why either but feel completely frazzled as got to be alert for multiple meetings today ... yawn!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 01, 2009, 09:45:11 PM
21:44 Just got back from the pub....tasty Erdinger  ;) . Going to setup the Amiga and try out the floppy emulator to see If I can help out 1200xl.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 01, 2009, 10:50:14 PM
22:49 - im off to bed! Night peeps! :) Have fun!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on December 01, 2009, 11:04:01 PM
23:02 Thanks BP, Andy you are a lightweight your fired, just booting up some Megadrive games on the DC ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 01, 2009, 11:34:24 PM
23:33 - Back from a win at the pub quiz so that's two 'meal deals' covered ... think we're going next week as it's coq au vin and that'll leave us another free meal at some point between now and New Year.

Just hope I get some proper sleep tonight .. don't fancy another day of intermittent eye-lid drooping mixed with documenting something I wouldn't use in a month of Sundays due to it's lack of anything interesting contained within!  Insurance is generally dull ... market reporting tools on insurance quotes .. even duller still!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on December 02, 2009, 12:25:40 AM
11:25 - counting down, 45 mins to lunch at Gaylords Curry Palace (yes that is its real name  :D ), 4 hours 30 til the debauchery of the company xmas party, 12 hours of booze filled nonsense on a rooftop bar in the city. Got my drinking sleeves on already.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 02, 2009, 09:30:37 PM
21:29 - what a dull night.  Spent some of it packing up the external drive that made an appearance @ RCM ready for its new owner (and that also means I'm free of all things Star Trek-related in my flat!).  Just finished a basic guide on ripping .MOD files from inside Atari ST demos .. oh and I retuned my Media Centre (again) and *still* can't find anything to watch.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on December 02, 2009, 09:56:55 PM
21:56 : Just bought a .eu domain for 12p  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on December 03, 2009, 02:48:23 AM
13:50 - started to feel human again
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 03, 2009, 08:15:32 AM
08:14 Looking forward to the Video Games Live Show in Cardiff tonight  :). Packed a couple of things for the over night stay so I'm all set.....coffee time now.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 03, 2009, 08:17:58 AM
08:17 - Nice one BP, let us know how it goes, should be something pretty special I guess! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on December 03, 2009, 08:50:37 AM
08:14 Looking forward to the Video Games Live Show in Cardiff tonight

Wooh my old stamping ground!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 03, 2009, 07:31:55 PM
19:31 - Sorting through emails and then it's chore-night .. washing, ironing etc. What an exciting life I lead :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 04, 2009, 12:26:40 PM
12:22 - can't get onto any of the ticket sites to purchase tickets for Fear Factory in Feb .. work blocks all the useful sites of this type (but leaves Atari Forum and RCM open!) :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 04, 2009, 01:32:36 PM
13:32

Home from work, time to relax :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on December 04, 2009, 01:57:24 PM
12:22 - can't get onto any of the ticket sites to purchase tickets for Fear Factory in Feb .. work blocks all the useful sites of this type (but leaves Atari Forum and RCM open!) :)

13:57 - Go and tempt your IT guys with cake. They may then unblock it for you.

When users bring me goodies - they go to the front of the queue!  8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 04, 2009, 03:40:50 PM
15:40 Just got back from Cardiff. Had a great time and loved the Video Games Live show. Rinoa took some pictures so I'll upload them soon.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on December 04, 2009, 04:10:36 PM
16:09

Having a good day.

Brought a boxed Acorn Electron from a shop in Leicester :)

Came home, had lovely bacon sarni's!!

abeen playing one of my birthday presentsa all afternoon....Batman Arkham Asylum on PS3....enjoying it  ;D

Stopped playing for a bit as I need a coffee.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 04, 2009, 08:08:12 PM
20:07 - Had a request from my Dad to ring my Uncle to sort out his laptop tomorrow (after trip to Bowlers) so got to burn off a spare of Hiren's Boot CD and make sure the spare portable h/drive is formatted and ready for use. 

Apparently (according to the Dell helpline) the machine was shutdown when it shouldn't have been and it'll cost my Uncle £100 for Dell to fix it... smells a bit fishy that does!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 05, 2009, 05:50:31 PM
17:48 - back from Bowlers and a detour to fix my uncle's laptop.  Checked it's current state and it was in a loop of "reboot, then run Vista repair tool, fail to fix anything!".  Fixed the BIOS so that it would boot from CD (which explains why cousin couldn't get to reinstall the laptop herself using the Dell DVDs).  I then booted up good old Hiren's Boot CD, checked the data out on the drive via the Mini-XP option - nothing needed backing up. Then reinstalled Vista .. job done and saved my uncle the £100+VAT that Dell wanted to charge him for doing exactly the same thing!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 06, 2009, 02:13:33 PM
14:12 Just got back from doing some Christmas shopping. I only need to pick up a few cards and vouchers and then I'm all done.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 07, 2009, 06:57:32 PM
18:57 Looks like me and Rinoa are off to see Fear Factory in Feb  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on December 07, 2009, 07:11:03 PM
18:57 Looks like me and Rinoa are off to see Fear Factory in Feb  ;D
AWESOME! 8)

19:13 ... just chilling out after my first day at work.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 07, 2009, 08:30:13 PM
18:57 Looks like me and Rinoa are off to see Fear Factory in Feb  ;D

Bugger .. forgot to get tickets.  Will see if there's any left.  My memory is getting worse .. even posted a reminder to myself on my own FB status about them too!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 07, 2009, 08:36:44 PM
20:34 - Sonisphere & Iron Maiden websites to simultaneously announce stuff on their respective websites at 6pm on Wednesday night .. hmmmmmm wonder what they are up to? :)

Sonisphere 2010 is going to be amazing as never seen The Irons before!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 07, 2009, 08:39:17 PM
20:38 Mike, Kay only bought the Fear Factory tickets today so I'm sure you can still get some.

P.S I though you already bought a ticket to this. Anyway if you do get a ticket we'll sort you a lift there and back.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on December 07, 2009, 09:15:52 PM
15:40 Just got back from Cardiff. Had a great time and loved the Video Games Live show. Rinoa took some pictures so I'll upload them soon.

21:14 - Photos uploaded the other day for anyone who is interested: http://www.facebook.com/Rinoa666#/album.php?aid=175908&id=511771549&ref=mf
Fantastic concert, will definitely be going again next year.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on December 07, 2009, 09:58:00 PM
21:58 - Playing with my UltraSatan. Getting there....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 07, 2009, 10:02:22 PM
21:58 - Playing with my UltraSatan. Getting there....

22:01 Glad its going well....wish I could say I'm playing with my Mega. Seller contacted me saying he's busy in work and it unlikely he'll post it
out before Friday  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 07, 2009, 10:29:39 PM
21:58 - Playing with my UltraSatan. Getting there....

If you need any help .. let me know.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on December 07, 2009, 11:37:39 PM
21:58 - Playing with my UltraSatan. Getting there....

If you need any help .. let me know.

23:37 - Thanks! :)

So far, I have a FAT partition and ive copied on games, adds and some demoscene stuff. All working fine! Quite impressed with the sound on the STe. Will do some more playing around tomorrow. Is it worth upgrading to a v2 TOS?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 07, 2009, 11:52:30 PM
23:51 What version of TOS are you using? I was using 1.62 which I think all ste's had and that worked fine. Some people have added a switch so they can use 1.62 and 2.06.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on December 08, 2009, 12:04:08 AM
you can load TOS 2.06 from disc if you can find the files  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 08, 2009, 12:39:42 PM
23:51 What version of TOS are you using? I was using 1.62 which I think all ste's had and that worked fine. Some people have added a switch so they can use 1.62 and 2.06.

1.62 is the stock STE TOS .. v2.06 is the souped-up one with more GEM functions but there are more compatibility options with older titles not working with it too well (hence why people have a switch to swap between the two).

Not done it on my STE as got my Mega STE for a souped-up version of GEM (once I blow the dust off the MegaSTE that is!).

If all you're doing is playing around with the demos & games (on disk or HD compatible), you're probably going to be OK.  It's the really old '85 through to '88 titles that might have a few STE issues.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on December 08, 2009, 01:00:34 PM
13:00 - I will leave it as it is for now. Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 08, 2009, 01:04:14 PM
13:03 can we get this back on topic please? ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on December 08, 2009, 01:45:50 PM
13:45 Sorry boss
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 08, 2009, 01:53:56 PM
13:53 - sokay - just better when we don't ramble in the wrong threads! ;) mind you . . . . blah blah blah etc
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on December 08, 2009, 03:52:22 PM
15.50 - Listen to Speed Devil Music (have guess which Amiga game is that? :) )
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 08, 2009, 04:11:00 PM
16:06 - time to go home.  Fruitless day spent trying to get our 'top of the range' insurance software to do the most basic functions .. such as an MTA and a Renewal.  Gave up in the end :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 09, 2009, 06:13:12 PM
18:12 - http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com/2009/12/iron-maiden-rammstein-to-headline/ - Sorted! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on December 09, 2009, 06:22:02 PM
18:20 Awesome headliners! Very tempting indeed.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 09, 2009, 10:03:46 PM
22:03 About to watch The Chronicles Of Riddick on ITV as there's nothing else to do.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 09, 2009, 10:18:42 PM
22:17 - just did a better score on Axel's Magic Hammer for the ST Online Tournament.  Still don't know what I'm doing but swapping the control on my PC joystick from the analogue to the digital POV hat made it easier to do those tricky platform jumps.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 09, 2009, 10:25:23 PM
22:17 - just did a better score on Axel's Magic Hammer for the ST Online Tournament.  Still don't know what I'm doing but swapping the control on my PC joystick from the analogue to the digital POV hat made it easier to do those tricky platform jumps.

22:24 Me thinks I'll have a go as I like this game.....am I to late and also can I use real hardware?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 09, 2009, 10:43:42 PM
22:17 - just did a better score on Axel's Magic Hammer for the ST Online Tournament.  Still don't know what I'm doing but swapping the control on my PC joystick from the analogue to the digital POV hat made it easier to do those tricky platform jumps.

22:24 Me thinks I'll have a go as I like this game.....am I to late and also can I use real hardware?

22:43 - not too late, think it ends this Saturday though.  So long as it's a genuine screenshot or photo of the score, it counts.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 09, 2009, 11:02:35 PM
23:01 - Off to bed! Feel really annoyed with things/people/everything today! perhaps I need a break! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on December 10, 2009, 10:03:27 AM
10:03 - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh................................ (says it all really...)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 10, 2009, 12:38:00 PM
12:37 - can we wind down for christmas . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on December 10, 2009, 12:41:49 PM
12:39 - Pfft.

One of us will be using the Christmas period to do some final website work *nudge nudge wink wink say no more guvnor!*

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 10, 2009, 01:38:16 PM
13:38 - erm - yes well you see . . . ;) - what website would that be???? ;) as if i didn't know!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 10, 2009, 05:51:43 PM
17:50 - back from a quick Xmas pressie snoop at Borders with its closing down sale.  Picked up a CS4 book for my Dad (£10 off) so that'll keep him amused for the following year :)   Also liked the smelling pistake on the medical books section - Medical Refarence - but as they're all about to lose their jobs, the staff probably couldn't care :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on December 10, 2009, 07:14:21 PM
19:18 .... chilling out after another day at work. Can't wait till payday :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on December 10, 2009, 11:37:19 PM
10:40 - very hungover  :-X
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on December 10, 2009, 11:42:44 PM
23:41 - Getting all excited about our work's do in Manchester tomorrow!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 11, 2009, 10:36:16 AM
10:35 my mega st has arrived :) just a shame I'm stuck in work.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 11, 2009, 08:09:53 PM
20:08 - it's bad when only after 4 pints (admittedly, *strong* pints) of real ale .. I'm more than tipsy!  This is a shame to me & my liver for not being able to handle it (especially when 2 weeks ago I consumed more than enough Erdinger to sink a small ship!) .. ah well, was a good early evening start :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on December 12, 2009, 09:28:59 AM
09:29 - Stressed. I would hate to know what my blood pressure is right now.  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 12, 2009, 11:36:36 AM
11:35 Feeling drained after a night out with some work mates which ended up being a session. Going to relax for a bit then set up the Mega ST.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 12, 2009, 05:54:43 PM
17:54 - back from a long day @ Bowlers.  Time to chill out and munch on some much needed pizza :)  But .. first to Asda to get the pizza and get my lucky dips etc.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 12, 2009, 06:12:02 PM
18:10 - spent the day at the unit finishing building the shelving units - now done, loaded them with computers and crates etc - cleared the room out quite a bit already - now to load the crates on with the systems in. Should make a huge difference space wise. Just to like to say thank you to Quagmire and Phu for turning up and helping me . . . enjoyed it! ;) We managed to get loads done! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 12, 2009, 06:20:51 PM
18:19

No worries bud, glad to help out.  Next time I'll wear something more appropriate for moving crates  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 12, 2009, 06:22:34 PM
6:22 - mate - that was piss funny! didn't faze Phu at all though! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on December 12, 2009, 07:24:24 PM
19:22 Been wrapping presents all day and moaning about my foot! I have a nice big blister after last night's Christmas party with the guys at work. Think I need to buy some new shoes!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 13, 2009, 08:46:43 AM
08:42 - had every intention of getting up early and having a mooch at the local car boot to see if it's improved, but that plan didn't work :)

So I'll meander on downstairs, get ship-shaped, have some breakfast ... and then buy 'Killing In The Name Of' to help it get to the Xmas number 1 instead of some Simon Cowell / X-Factor dross :)

iTUNES - 99p - track #2 (click on 'view in itunes' on the right)
http://bit.ly/ratm-itunes

PLAY.COM - 70p - it's the only track on the page
http://bit.ly/ratm-play

AMAZON.CO.UK - *DONT USE*

7DIGITAL - £1.19P - track #2
http://bit.ly/ratm-7digital

HMV.COM - 79p (careful - this is track #1)
http://bit.ly/ratm-hmv

TUNETRIBE - 49P - track #2 - LIVE version (yes it counts)
http://bit.ly/ratm-tunetribe

TESCO DIGITAL - 67p - track #2
http://bit.ly/ratm-tesco

WE7 - £1.07p - track #2
http://bit.ly/ratm-we7
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on December 13, 2009, 11:10:25 AM
11:13 - just chillin out ... probs play some Amiga games later, as I got a load given to me not long ago that I've not got round to trying yet!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 13, 2009, 02:09:02 PM
14:08

writing some tunes 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 13, 2009, 02:16:11 PM
14:15 - got Man Flu! ;) - not really, just feel a little bunged up and coughing a little.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on December 13, 2009, 02:24:03 PM
14:22 wife and youngest daughter (3 yrs old) have swine flu, not much fun at our house this weekend :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 13, 2009, 02:28:18 PM
14:28 Getting ready to pop over to Manchester to see The Pogues. Probably have a bite to eat and a quick look round the game shops.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on December 13, 2009, 03:04:50 PM
15:04 - not having much luck this weekend (apart from my new Saturn). My server has packed up. 2 blown caps on the motherboard. Could repair, but new caps probably worth same as the motherboard....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 13, 2009, 03:08:13 PM
15:08

14:22 wife and youngest daughter (3 yrs old) have swine flu, not much fun at our house this weekend :'(

 :( Hope they're feeling better soon Mike.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 13, 2009, 03:40:30 PM
15:39 - back from visiting mate in Hough Green.  Apparently there's a shop that's only open for another 4 weeks near Central Station that sells all kinds of rock t-shirts, hoodies etc. for peanuts (well, 2 for £10).  Might have to pop down next weekend (if I'm not at the German Markets next Sunday in Manchester that is).

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on December 13, 2009, 03:49:02 PM
15:04 - not having much luck this weekend (apart from my new Saturn). My server has packed up. 2 blown caps on the motherboard. Could repair, but new caps probably worth same as the motherboard....
15:47 .... you're not the only one with PC related issues .... my Server keep blue-screening every few hours, but for some stupid reason, doesn't even write into the event log what the issue was, in fact, the event log service is jiggered too.

I'm a PC, and the 'blue screen of death' was NOT my idea!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 13, 2009, 05:37:55 PM
17:33 - Been dumb twice this afternoon / early evening.  That's not a good sign at all!

a) Some fool (i.e. myself) decided to update his MAME set.  What a big mistake (as the log file below shows!) .. OK, it's been a while (v1.27 was my last attempt - it's now up to v1.35!).  So whilst CLRMAME Pro went away, I queued up a load of "newer" releases and left the PC to leech.... it's a good job I've split my MAME set onto its own 300Gb drive as I think I'm going to need *all* that space!
e.g. Firefox (the arcade game of the old Clint Eastwood film) is a mere 12gb CHD file!!

b) Whilst (a) was on-going, I decided to sort out my sound for my Blu-Rays as I wasn't getting full 5.1 on certain films.  Especially when one of them that I picked up cheap (Dragon Wars) *only* plays back in 5.1, I was wondering why I couldn't hear the dialogue from the actors and only the background noise.

After a lot of fiddling about with speaker cables, Windows audio tests and such like .. I finally twigged that it was Cyberlink PowerDVD 9's audio settings was set to 2-speaker only.   :-[



My (current) MAME 0.135 set-up ...
----------------------------------

Missing
·Sets                 1034/8495
·Roms                 8048/123123
·CHDs                 250/417
·Samples              69/2512
·Bytes                13gb/75gb

Fixed Unneeded
·Sets                 7/7
·ROMs                 598/598
·CHDs                 0/0
·Samples              1/1

That's 13gb of data I've got to download to update this .. eek!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 13, 2009, 06:29:20 PM
18:28 - Chickens @ Facebook have closed down the "RATM for #1" group.  Wonder if Mr Cowell had anything to do with this?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 13, 2009, 06:31:37 PM
18:31

That's bang out of order, bloody faceache >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 13, 2009, 10:11:45 PM
22:10 - Dragon Wars wasn't too bad .. too much reliance on CGI to gap-fill where there should have been a bit more plot.

Whilst watching this, the newsgroups have helped spit out a helluva lot of gap fillers for my MAME update marathon.  Down to 200 sets missing now and been able to delete lots of old "update" folders that I'd grabbed in the last year for this very update task.  I'm getting there!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 15, 2009, 11:35:51 PM
23:33 - back from a lack-lustre display amongst us all on the pub quiz team.  10 points adrift from first place.  Ah well.

Bit of good news for me is that mate has bought me my VIP ticket to Sonisphere and because it was bought so early, it includes a free ticket to go to Sonisphere Poland in June next year too :)

Can't see me attending the usual run of European retro festivals next year with the Jagfest Italy being (probably) the only one that's booked for end of March.  

Lots of eBay Turbo Lister templates to create for my "oh crap, I'm skint and I'm nearly 40" sale that will be starting in the New Year :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on December 16, 2009, 12:44:13 AM
00:42 Back from the Bluetones gig in lemington spa. Great night, played loads of oldies+road tested half a dozen tracks from the unfinished forthcoming album. Bloody roadworks and diversions added half an hour to my return journey :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 16, 2009, 03:37:45 PM
15.37 - It's all gone quiet here today, is everyone suffering a post xmas party hangover?  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 16, 2009, 04:40:57 PM
16:40 - I was in bed most of yesterday and out with Linda at the hospital all day today - only just got back.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on December 16, 2009, 05:48:51 PM
17.48

Get well soon  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 16, 2009, 06:16:11 PM
18:15 ruck of jobs to get started & finished off tonight.  No TV for me :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on December 17, 2009, 04:25:55 PM
16.25    Drinking cup of tea!  8) you cant beat em  lol
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on December 17, 2009, 05:49:08 PM
17:52 .... just chilling out, catching up on emails and forum activity.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 17, 2009, 10:49:07 PM
22:48

still up writing tunes :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 18, 2009, 06:05:41 PM
18:04 - debating whether or not to have a shave before heading out .. freshly shaven cheeks (oo-er) in the cold weather vs nice and fuzzy ones :)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 19, 2009, 12:05:25 AM
00:03 - back from a mate's birthday do in Warrington.  All-you-can-eat Chinese with some decent beer, trip to a local 'rock' pub that is now a 'normals' pub but kept the real ales on board so a nice pint of Spitfire.  Then onto somewhere I've never been before (another of the rest of the group's old haunts) and .. no Leffe.  The nearest they had that I would drink was the chemically-altered Tetleys .. ugh!  Four pints of that later and I'm back home and, surprisingly enough, still sober.  Wonder if that's because there's bugger all alcyfrol in that "ultra cold" Tetleys? :)

Give me a night on the Erdinger any day!  Which, by my reckoning, will be in the New Year :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on December 19, 2009, 09:01:34 PM
Just about to settle down with a brew & mince pie to watch Blade Runner on Beeb2. My Perfect evening!...hold on, it's snowing outside..an even perfect evening!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on December 20, 2009, 12:01:56 AM
Great to see Blade Runner again, and the snow has started to fall again  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on December 20, 2009, 10:05:21 AM
10:03 - mate came around early to pick some stuff up so got him to drop me off near the main Warrington car boot .. crap on offer so walked away empty-handed.  Then spent the next hour walking back to flat .. a couple of near-misses on the triple falco and other such ice dancing manoeuvres en route but got home eventually.

Now it's time for coffee, upload some of the pics of the snow etc. I took on way back home and then off out again to drop stuff off at mate's in Hough Green and then back into Manchester for an afternoon in and amongst the German Markets.  Bratwurst!! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on December 20, 2009, 10:27:51 AM
10:27 - Beautiful wintery morn..we're off to the peak district to stretch the ol legs before dinner.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on December 20, 2009, 02:22:58 PM
14:21 Just caught a cold in time for Christmas... D'oh! Will just have to spend the next two weeks gaming and drinking to make up for it :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on December 21, 2009, 07:40:25 PM
19:38 - Chillin out after a rough day at work trying to mend one of our file servers. Not that anyone cares as it's wind down city at work it seems. One more day for me tomorrow & then that's me done until Jan.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on December 21, 2009, 09:59:55 PM
21:59   I got too many ps 2 games.....130 PS 2 oringal games plus 93 PS 2 games in the hard drive! WHOAFFF!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on December 22, 2009, 04:40:31 AM
15:45 - nice cool milkshake back at the office after humping 3 large proxies through the city on a trolley, think I caught too much sun too.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on December 22, 2009, 07:16:28 AM
15:45 - nice cool milkshake back at the office after humping 3 large proxies through the city on a trolley, think I caught too much sun too.

07:15  Bloody cold..realising how much you can hate someone you have never met  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on December 22, 2009, 10:49:38 PM
15:45 - nice cool milkshake back at the office after humping 3 large proxies through the city on a trolley, think I caught too much sun too.

07:15  Bloody cold..realising how much you can hate someone you have never met  ;)

09:30 - Decided to go in late today, walked to the station and sat there idly flipping through my forums on the phone when I read the above. Looks like its going to be another bad weather day here, perhaps even snow.

Update - 17:00

drunk as a skunk, heading home, 39 degrees, luvvit!

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e230/Womble76/IMG_0312.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on December 23, 2009, 08:05:46 AM
15:45 - nice cool milkshake back at the office after humping 3 large proxies through the city on a trolley, think I caught too much sun too.

07:15  Bloody cold..realising how much you can hate someone you have never met  ;)

09:30 - Decided to go in late today, walked to the station and sat there idly flipping through my forums on the phone when I read the above. Looks like its going to be another bad weather day here, perhaps even snow.

Update - 17:00

drunk as a skunk, heading home, 39 degrees, luvvit!

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e230/Womble76/IMG_0312.jpg)

 ;)

08:04

At work after scraping car of snow/ice, sliding on my road to get out

Not speaking to Womble  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on December 23, 2009, 08:33:44 AM
08:04

At work after scraping car of snow/ice, sliding on my road to get out

Not speaking to Womble  ;)

Ooh we had one morning where ther was a light frost in July when I had to scrape the frost of the windscreen. Think it was about 4 degrees.

Got that odd feeling where you have been drinking all arvo but pack up by evening. Top temp today was 40 woohoo luvvit!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on December 23, 2009, 08:43:03 AM
08:41 - sitting at work - ready to go home! ;) (not until 4.00pm unfortunately) - also debating whether or not to emigrate to a warmer country (i.e. Australia) - as the 1ºC temperatures here are pissing me and my car off! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on December 23, 2009, 09:02:00 AM
9.01 -  Just waiting for my last Bacon & Egg cob of 2009 to arrive (probably frozen solid).
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 23, 2009, 10:56:49 PM
22:54 Relaxing after a few well earned pints of erdinger and john smiths. Only half a day tomorrow unless its busy, so I'm hoping a nice easy day before picking up a few last minute presents.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on December 25, 2009, 01:50:32 PM
13:50 enjoying a few pints and looking forward to the Christmas dinner.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on December 25, 2009, 03:02:27 PM
15:00

can't eat anything else....well maybe in about 30 mins  ;D

happy Christmas all RCMers :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 25, 2009, 07:34:37 PM
19:34

Hiding from the relatives ;D
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Post by: muguk on December 25, 2009, 09:38:25 PM
21:37 BBC News is on as there's naff all else on television it would seem.
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Post by: Blackpanther on December 25, 2009, 11:02:40 PM
23:02 Chilling out with a pint of John Smiths and playing with my Dingoo.
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Post by: Phu on December 26, 2009, 11:05:25 AM
11:05 - That sounds so dodgy...

Waiting for more relatives to come over so we can demonstrate the WinZIP compression algorithm with people in the dining room...

No retro gifts for xmas, but the blu-ray player is much approved :)

-- Richard
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Post by: muguk on December 26, 2009, 03:33:34 PM
15:30 - bugger all in Gamestation in Rhyl that was worth buying.  So will save my cash until I get back to Warrington and see what that branch has to offer.  Then went to brother's house to drop off their presents (i.e. empty my wallet in the general direction of the nephews & nieces) and then went to mate's house to fix his latest PC problems.  Never used TAS Books before, but a download of an update and importing of a backup - all sorted :)


Oh and a mental note to Gamestation:  As cheap as you price it up ... no-one is going to buy Mirror's Edge :)
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 26, 2009, 04:12:43 PM
Oh and a mental note to Gamestation:  As cheap as you price it up ... no-one is going to buy Mirror's Edge :)

16:11

You're not wrong there, played that last night and couldn't believe how crap it was :o
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Post by: muguk on December 27, 2009, 09:19:01 PM
21:18 - finally back home, unpacked and ready to catch up on Top Gear special.
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Post by: 1200xl on December 27, 2009, 10:35:07 PM
22:34 Top Gear Special was great
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 27, 2009, 11:15:10 PM
23:14

missed Topgear :( was having acupuncture instead  :'(
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Post by: Rinoa on December 28, 2009, 12:11:21 PM
22:34 Top Gear Special was great

12:10 - Yeah, really enjoyed that myself. It was quite scary in some places though. Couldn't believe how close to the edge Clarkson was on that road!
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Post by: muguk on December 28, 2009, 04:46:25 PM
16:43 - got back from a wasted trip into town to swap some old Blu-Rays for the two French parkour 'action' movies on Blu-Ray .. to find that there's someone else in Warrington who's been to CEX and bought it before I did :(

Mind you, I was a tad busy this afternoon shifting 18+ PCs, 3 x HP inkjet printers and oodles of other "chuck outs" that my mate has given me to flatten, fix and pass on.  My Dad knows a charity that needs some PCs so they'll get the first lot (none are top spec but 2Ghz PCs for free .. saves the charity getting ripped off) along with the HP printers (one is a stock HP, another is the printer/fax machine and the third is an A3 printer).  Just got to wipe all the drives and, because they're ex-office stock, they all have their Win XP serials left on them, so they'll be ... what's that word ... on the tip of my tongue ... ah yes, LEGIT! :)

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Post by: muguk on December 28, 2009, 08:25:56 PM
20:25 Fed up of looking at the first of those many PCs from my cupboard so I'm going to sit and watch the Blu-Ray version of Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.  See if it's as bad as everyone says it is :)
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Post by: 1200xl on December 28, 2009, 11:00:01 PM
22:56  Getting a load of consoles set up for tomorrow, my brother and his new partners 2 kids are coming round tomorrow for a day of gaming for boys.

PS3 for some modern stuff, xbox for some MAME action, 65XE with SDrive_NUXX, 4160STe with HxC, Saturn, Colecovision with Atarimax cart and 7800 with Cuttle cart 2 should keep us busy  ;D
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Post by: muguk on December 28, 2009, 11:24:11 PM
23:22 - back in work tomorrow so I.B is paused at 1:45hrs into the movie.  Will try and catch up tomorrow evening.  It's OK and you can tell it's Tarantino but there's quite a few bits where you think a whole section was added for no reason whatsoever!

Night all!
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Post by: Rinoa on December 29, 2009, 12:23:11 AM
00:21 - Saw Watchmen on blu-ray this evening. What an excellent film that was!

Off to play Lost Odyssey on the 360 now while blackpanther's asleep. I love being off work :D
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Post by: muguk on December 29, 2009, 06:41:29 AM
06:40 .. some of us are back at work today (and the following two days) but then again I did sell my last two remaining days off to pay for my Sonisphere 2010 ticket so that'll be why :)
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Post by: billdooruk on December 29, 2009, 07:11:00 AM
07:10

Catching up on the forums whilst waking up with a big mug of tea before going back to work  :(
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Post by: Womble on December 29, 2009, 10:17:46 AM
21:20 - 14 hour day so far, after 2 hours sleep last night. Trapped out at a high school as part of a network rollout posse, weirdest part was wanding round a deserted, dark school with the master key trying to find where the edge switches had been installed, pretty creepy in places.
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Post by: Rinoa on December 29, 2009, 11:58:26 AM
11:56am - Not long been up. Going to have a super lazy day of watching films and playing Lost Odyssey. Really enjoying that game so far.
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Post by: muguk on December 29, 2009, 04:11:36 PM
16:07 - Hometime .. and haircut time.  Spent about 45 minutes in two separate sessions during lunchtime today to be told by Boots Opticians that I'd be better off with a fresh pair of specs. Rather than them attempt to fix the semi-break on the right-hand arm because I stood on them whilst at parent's over the weekend :(  More expense!
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Post by: Andy on December 29, 2009, 05:31:14 PM
17:31 - Been away for a while - bit of catching up to do!
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 29, 2009, 11:01:35 PM
23:00

messing around with Star commander writing c64 demo disks, sleep soon me must :o
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Post by: muguk on December 29, 2009, 11:52:08 PM
23:50 back from a successful pub quiz - won the music and 2nd place in the main quiz, so two bottles of wine for our Brains of Britain section of the team.  Nothing for myself or the other team member but it'll mean not having to pay for the 'play your cards right' bit for a few weeks.  The steak & chips that two of us went early for was gorgeous too :)
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Post by: woody.cool on December 30, 2009, 01:38:59 AM
01:39 .... can't sleep so decided to surf t'Internet and maybe watch a film (or two)
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Post by: billdooruk on December 30, 2009, 07:17:39 AM
07:19

Drinking Tea, Waking up, getting ready for work again  :(
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Post by: muguk on December 30, 2009, 08:00:08 AM
7:59 - sat with finger hovering over the 'Clock In' button on our timekeeping software ... and then can relax most of the day as there's bugger all to do in work.  Ended up doing the crossword in the Big Issue yesterday afternoon!
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Post by: billdooruk on December 30, 2009, 08:34:19 AM
08:34

Skiving at work looking at surrond sound stuff on the web....
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Post by: muguk on December 30, 2009, 06:09:26 PM
18:07 - first machine (of many that turned up on Monday) is on the bench (aka my Atari ST table) and having the Dec. 2009 version of XP installed (less updates to download afterwards).  This one is my mum's upgrade as I found out (to my horror) that for the last x years she's been plugging away on a Duron 1300 - so a bit of an upgrade to a P4 2.8ghz :)
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 30, 2009, 09:16:50 PM
21:16

Repairing my latest Laserdisc player purchase, a Pioneer CLD-2950 & she's a beauty 8)
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Post by: AndyRCM on December 30, 2009, 09:32:54 PM
21:32 - fixed Nat's computer today - for some reason the PSU decided to blow! Mind you it is a few years old! ;)
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Post by: muguk on December 30, 2009, 10:42:49 PM
22:40 - finally back from my 'house visit' to fix an R4 .. turned out there was 6 (or was it 7 .. can't remember now) that needed firmwares updating (some pre-v1.4 R4i and some v1.4s).  Didn't help that I didn't have the pre-v1.4i firmware so had to get it slow-mo downloaded (felt like dial-up speed at times) but got them all fixed in the end.  Turns out the woman's other half works at the local tip, so my 'payment' was some huge twin-carded Nvidia GeForce GX2 (no idea what spec that is) graphics card.  He pulled it out of a machine that had been dumped.  So I explained about RCM and any other bits that turn up, will be heading in RCM's direction via myself :)
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Post by: AndyRCM on December 31, 2009, 12:00:35 AM
23:59 - Nice one Mike! ;) Thanks as usual matey!
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Post by: muguk on December 31, 2009, 06:33:52 AM
06:33 - last working day of the year!  Then it's time to get wibbly-wobbly-legged in Liverpool and see in the New Year :)
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Post by: 1200xl on January 01, 2010, 03:13:55 AM
3:18 am that time of the morning where a decision has to be made, stay awake and keep drinking or go to sleep and wake up with the mother of all hangovers?!!
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Post by: muguk on January 01, 2010, 02:48:32 PM
14:48 - got back from Liverpool about 30 minutes ago.  Wondering which PC to start on first as I need to get 4 ready before tomorrow.  Or should I just relax, jailbreak my iPod and have some fun with that first :)
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Post by: AndyRCM on January 01, 2010, 03:27:19 PM
15:26 Can you let me know how you get on with the 'jailbreak' please? ;)
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 01, 2010, 03:33:59 PM
15:33

just got back from the Cotswolds, flipping heck it's cold out :o
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Post by: muguk on January 01, 2010, 03:47:37 PM
15:46 - struggling a bit with the jailbreak .. first bit was successful.  Installed some apps that are supposed to help you "look after" stuff but all the new stuff I've added .. just get an error every time iTunes tries to sync it with my iPod touch.  I'm obviously doing something daft but can't quite work out what that is :(
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Post by: Blackpanther on January 01, 2010, 05:04:42 PM
17:03 I jailbreaked my itouch some time ago, so If you have any problems let me know and I'll try and help.
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Post by: muguk on January 01, 2010, 06:03:35 PM
18:02 - finally sorted out my iPod Touch.  What a nightmare (to me) and nowhere near as easy as I'd been told it was by mate in work.  Just dipping my toe in the water from some recent newsgroup selections and seeing what happens ... although I'll probably just play Driver all night now :)
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Post by: billdooruk on January 01, 2010, 08:09:42 PM
20:05

Just watched Doctor Who Xmas Special: part 2

I won't say anything about it, because some may not have seen it yet, except....great show....we will miss you David but let's see what what Matt brings to the role  ???

Ordering the DVD box set laters  ;D

Watching Doctor Who Confidential on BBC3  :)
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Post by: Womble on January 01, 2010, 11:15:28 PM
Just finished fixing the faulty Roland SC-88 synth module I bought on ebay :) Looked mint on the outside and mint on the inside, only when I got the PCB fully out of the case could I spot the big crack across the solder side of it.
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Post by: muguk on January 02, 2010, 05:07:22 PM
17:05 - parents only just gone home.  The plan was to have a wad of those free PCs up and running with Windows XP on them etc. ready for use by that charity my Dad knows.  But after testing a few, and the others today, they've all gone some problem or other with them so they're great for spares and that's about it.  Got Mum's old PC with me to transfer the data across and, whilst that's going on, will be stripping down the other PCs.  The highest spec were two eMachines @ 2.2 & 2.6Ghz .. neither power up properly so hoping it's just a case of finding a replacement PSU for them both.  Bit of a crap day really ..
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Post by: AndyRCM on January 02, 2010, 05:47:23 PM
At a local shop (in coalville) you can get 450Watt PSU for less than £15 - not sure if that helps . . .  :)

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Post by: muguk on January 02, 2010, 06:50:15 PM
18:49 - the joys are unbound when you can rip a Tiny PC (an old Pentium III) into little bits, keep the useful bits (i.e. the screws) and then happily launch the non-standard case, crap mobo and it's weird USB add-on ... into the skip outside :)
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Post by: Blackpanther on January 02, 2010, 07:05:01 PM
18:49 - the joys are unbound when you can rip a Tiny PC (an old Pentium III) into little bits, keep the useful bits (i.e. the screws) and then happily launch the non-standard case, crap mobo and it's weird USB add-on ... into the skip outside :)

19:03 Make sure you check the skip first as I've heard anaconda's visit Warrington regular.
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Post by: muguk on January 02, 2010, 07:14:29 PM
19:11 - No anacondas sighted earlier when the Tiny PC went in the skip.  But if it's not there when I chuck in these h/drive mounting bays then I'll know they're in the area.  Although I seriously doubt *anyone* would want the IDE drive I just pulled out of this hulking great server looking box .. have a look at the pic!
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Post by: Blackpanther on January 02, 2010, 10:17:36 PM
22:17 having a few cans while playing football manager.
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Post by: AndyRCM on January 02, 2010, 10:25:10 PM
22:23 - I now have a 250gb PS3 . . . ;) - and also have it linked to my laptop for sharing of files ;) I have to admit for once $ony have it right with the OS on the PS3 . . . :)
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Post by: Andy on January 03, 2010, 12:30:45 AM
00:30 - Just been playing with my ST on the internet. http://bit.ly/4ZpPaB
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Post by: muguk on January 03, 2010, 05:21:21 PM
17:18 - parents been for second visit of the weekend.  Couldn't get old sofa bed to tip yesterday due to the crap weather but went there today and dumped it. There's now a large 'hole' in the floor area which I'm itching to fill up with more toys (or junk!) :)  My Dad went through all the knackered PCs last night so I've just got to remove the partitions and re-format all of these 40Gb IDE drives plus the 18Gb and 2.62Gb!  Anyone got any use for these drives?  RCM use them for beefing up old DOS machines to play more olde worlde games on, perhaps?  There's also two 18.2Gig SCSI-2 drives but I can't hand them over until I've found a way to format them (as that was part of the deal in being giving these machines).... time to dig out the SCSI controller which is buried in this room somewhere.
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Post by: AndyRCM on January 03, 2010, 06:01:30 PM
17:59 - RCM will definately have use for them (one day soon I hope!)
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Post by: muguk on January 03, 2010, 06:08:51 PM
18:07 - OK will put them to one side for you or whoever else pops up for a visit.  Just took that main server box apart and found that it's a dual-chip jobbie (twin 933Mhz) and reinstall the Adaptec 2940SCSI card and the three 18.2Gb SCSI drives (if that's of any use to RCM?).  No use to me as the 18Gbs are too big to put into my MegaSTE.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 04, 2010, 08:11:21 PM
20:10 - finally got around to looking at my dead iPod Touch .. and it's not just ignoring a stand-alone charger but won't charge up when the data cable is plugged in either.  WTF have I done to it?  It was working fine this morning on the way to work and had about half a battery charge left in it!  This really isn't my evening so far :(
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Post by: AndyRCM on January 04, 2010, 09:49:43 PM
21:48 Have you tried the master reset . . . that worked for a friends iPhone . . . :D

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 04, 2010, 10:16:38 PM
22:15 - It looks to be fubar'd - won't power on at all.  So going to spend an hour watching the first chunk of District 9 instead .. much more productive use of my time :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 05, 2010, 06:42:29 AM
06:41 - deep snowfall last night so gives me an excuse to wear my boots to work instead of my slippy-slidy-broken-leggy shoes :)  And my iPod has awoken from its coma and it is charging up as if nothing happened!  Shoddy Apple hardware!
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Post by: Blackpanther on January 05, 2010, 07:40:24 PM
19:37 Finished work 3hours before finishing due to the snow, so I decided to go for a few pints and ended up loosing my phone   :-[ I don't have any of the numbers I saved on the sim so I'm stuffed and well pissed off at the moment.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 05, 2010, 09:23:45 PM
21:22 - took longer than expected to wade through the 80-odd photos I took today travelling to work, around work and after work with all the snow :)   Also created an event on Facebook for the Space Invaders quiz - add people if I've forgotten them (I've added a few people that I know who go to our local Tuesday night pub quiz too so hopefully that'll boost the numbers) :)

Right .. jobs done .. time to continue with District 9 as only got to about 40 minutes into it last night.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 06, 2010, 10:05:00 PM
22:03 - is getting way too much information about what colour bras his female Facebook friends wear ... luckily none of my male friends have posted theirs up (yet!) so it's a good one-sided Facebook campaign :)
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 06, 2010, 10:09:24 PM
22:03 - is getting way too much information about what colour bras his female Facebook friends wear ... luckily none of my male friends have posted theirs up (yet!) so it's a good one-sided Facebook campaign :)

22:08

I can join in if you like  ;)

PS I'm writing music and falling asleep
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Post by: muguk on January 06, 2010, 10:23:23 PM
22:22 ...  :o  ??? !!!!!!
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Post by: billdooruk on January 06, 2010, 10:53:54 PM
22:03 - is getting way too much information about what colour bras his female Facebook friends wear ... luckily none of my male friends have posted theirs up (yet!) so it's a good one-sided Facebook campaign :)

22:52

Is that what the colours are about???? I wondered what was going on.

Think I'll pass please Quagmire.

Spend most of the evening setting up my surround sound setup & testing it....I'm a happy man  ;D

Off to bed now....night all.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 07, 2010, 06:00:05 PM
17:58 - finally home.  Took 50 minutes to get out of the work's car park and travel the 100 yards to the main road with the junction to the M60!  A bunch of lads from the 'pyramid' (aka The Co-Operative building) were helping push people up the short incline to help them get onto the main road - cheers!
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Post by: billdooruk on January 08, 2010, 07:10:00 AM
07:08

In work early today....not suposed to start until 07:30 but was a good husband and brought wife in for 07:00.

Told myself not to start working until 07:30 bust sent first email just after 07:00!!!

Roll on 15:00.....going to book a holiday in the sun for March :D
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Post by: AndyRCM on January 08, 2010, 07:26:34 AM
7:24 Made it into work before 11 today! ;) Nice!
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Post by: Panther on January 08, 2010, 08:18:49 AM
08:17 Been in work around 15 mins, car registering -6 degrees C on the way in, feels like that most of the time when at work !!
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Post by: The Twins on January 08, 2010, 10:09:41 AM
10.08 Actually managed to get the kids to school today!! and managed to get back up the road to our house!!! Gotta do it all again at 3pm :(
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Post by: AndyRCM on January 08, 2010, 10:24:54 AM
10:24 - Good - glad you are okay - the bottom of the road is shite still though isnt it?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 08, 2010, 06:11:33 PM
18:10 - back from an emergency shop @ Sainsbury's to get *another* 13.5tog double-duvet! I don't have the luxury of double-glazing so last night in bed was spent fully clothed with a 'summer' duvet underneath a double-duvet and still it was brrrrrrr!  Hopefully tonight it will be a bit warmer :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 08, 2010, 10:21:40 PM
22;20 - either my kvm switch has gone for a burton and taken the keyboard with it or the keyboard is just knackered so no upper case or symbols working. so catching up on series 3 of ice road truckers instead ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 09, 2010, 10:13:27 AM
10.12 - feeling damn old this morning.  it's cold, i've done my back in somehow - probably trying not to fall on my backside on the way back from the shops last night - and it's painful to walk upstairs. so i'm going to pop out, get some coffee, get a new keyboard and see if a bit of meandering around can sort my back out.
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Post by: Rinoa on January 10, 2010, 01:43:46 PM
13:42 Charging my PSP up so I can finally connect it up to the PS3 for the first time (no idea why I've waited this long to try out Remote Play). Tried out the Media Server thing on the PS3 last night too. Very impressed how easy it was.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 10, 2010, 01:57:30 PM
13:55 - back from an almost 3 hour wander around parts of Warrington that are on my doorstep but I've never been in them (but always gone past them).  Some excellent pics (plenty of macro shots) and other normal pics to upload. 

I got as far as Sainsbury's on the way back and thought I may as well pop in there for a brew and a scan through The Observer.  Normally I'd head into Costa and read it there, but as I'd been there yesterday I didn't want to spoil myself too much :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on January 10, 2010, 05:00:53 PM
16:59 Just picked up my newly fixed XBox 360 from Quagmire! ;) Thanks again for this Scott! Nice one!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 10, 2010, 08:23:56 PM
20:23 - fed up with not being able to get past a level on Afro Samurai so dug out the original Saints Row and had a blast for about 2 hours.  I obviously bought another game and just ignored this one as I thought I'd done more than 50% the first time around.  Plenty of side missions to keep me occupied :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on January 11, 2010, 10:18:58 AM
10.18 Just took me over an hour to walk little ones to school and me back home. normally takes 10 mins to walk to school!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 11, 2010, 05:52:33 PM
17:51

took me 1h 20mins to drive 8 miles this morning :o bloody snow.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on January 11, 2010, 08:19:31 PM
20.17  All alone ( well except for the kids!) as Andy not made it back home from work! He is spending the night with his folks, due to the horrendous journey he had this morning!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on January 11, 2010, 09:03:09 PM
08:00 - just got to work for the weekly 8am engineering meeting, still fluppin hot out, 33 degrees at quarter past 7. Peaked at 43 yesterday, due another 40 today, roll on tomorrow, supposed to drop down a bit.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 11, 2010, 09:36:30 PM
21:36 - catching up on chores.  Got an old duplicator that needs fixing and found three matching DVD writers .. so guess that's tonight major task :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on January 12, 2010, 08:54:12 AM
08:53 - bit tired today - didn't sleep too well at my mums and dads - miss my Linda and my own bed! :( - Huge thank you to my parents though - saved me a shitty journey back home! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on January 13, 2010, 11:46:14 AM
22:40 - Very pleased with myself at the mo, got a taito rainbow islands board on the way to me, faulty of course, exchanged for the wardner board I fixed recently and the promise of a womble fix on his New Zealand Story bootleg which is in the same parcel, oh and return postage too. Can't wait to get them, RI is quite a sought after board. Tho as it's faulty it will be somewhere on the scale from easy fix to total wreck.

Still it's been a while since I have had an interesting board to fix, lots of crap games but this pair are arcade royalty!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 13, 2010, 12:26:57 PM
12:22 - booked Friday off and at a Joomla! training course in (or near) Lytham St Annes on Monday & Tuesday of next week.  Could do with the break from the workplace as was in every day over Xmas & New Year :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on January 13, 2010, 12:36:55 PM
12:35 stuck at bloody home today as our road is like a skating rink completely - the worse I have ever seen it - in the four years I have lived here! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on January 13, 2010, 09:02:54 PM
21:01 - Playing with an online radio receiver:

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/

Great fun.... the conversation I'm listening in to, one end is definitely in the midlands...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 14, 2010, 10:19:00 PM
22:18 - 'virus' problem cured.  After countless reboots and trying out various tools within Hiren's Boot CD, I finally got the PC to reboot by deleting one file.... SPTD.SYS.

Best run a full virus-scan now to play safe.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 15, 2010, 12:41:01 AM
00:33 - glad I've got today off :)  Can have a nice long lie in (well, until about 9am).  Then off to Blockbuster to take (approx) 140 original DVDs in for cash/trade etc.  Might lob a few watched Blu-Rays too (which have mysteriously been backed up onto one of my drives).

PC still virus checking and not even got off the 200gig system drive as of yet .. it's not looked at the twin 500Gb or the external 1TB :)

Night all.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on January 15, 2010, 11:15:53 AM
11:15 - Working...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 15, 2010, 11:32:41 AM
11:31 - back from a couple of pointless trips to Blockbuster .. their software told the lady behind the counter to stop scanning at 99x DVDs and she said I'd reached the grand total of £17 cash (or £30 trade in) for the lot!  Suffice to say there's 140+ DVDs now back at my flat.  Robbing barsts!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on January 15, 2010, 11:36:21 AM
11:31 - back from a couple of pointless trips to Blockbuster .. their software told the lady behind the counter to stop scanning at 99x DVDs and she said I'd reached the grand total of £17 cash (or £30 trade in) for the lot!  Suffice to say there's 140+ DVDs now back at my flat.  Robbing barsts!

11:35 - You would probably get more from a car boot!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on January 15, 2010, 11:51:44 AM
11:31 - back from a couple of pointless trips to Blockbuster .. their software told the lady behind the counter to stop scanning at 99x DVDs and she said I'd reached the grand total of £17 cash (or £30 trade in) for the lot!  Suffice to say there's 140+ DVDs now back at my flat.  Robbing barsts!

11.50 - If you have a spare few hours you could always list them on here for a £1 a piece and get something for them.  I am sure there may be some in there worth having a look at.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 15, 2010, 06:26:56 PM
That's an option.  Mate's buying all my Family Guy boxed sets - just need to sort out which ones are worth selling and which ones need to go into a big box and sold for a bulk lot on ePrey.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 17, 2010, 12:08:20 AM
00:07

Still up writing tunes, need Zzzzzzz
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 17, 2010, 12:27:05 AM
00:25 - hitting the sack.  Been a long day cooped up in the flat but needed to recover my PC back to it's original status.  So after re-installing Windows XP on a fresh drive, it's been a few hours of watching data move between two 200gb drives.  Just a few icons missing from Quick Launch bar and it should be, fingers crossed, back to normal but 100% virus/malware/scumware free :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 17, 2010, 08:58:44 PM
20:57 - spent far too long spending time trying to convert NDS soundtracks from their compressed MIDI+WAV format into separate files and then trying to use (but failing) on the next step of using Awave Studio to convert them into another format (!) which can then be imported into MODTracker and saved out as a normal .XM/.IT file.  Didn't help that the original ripping tool I was using was over a year out of date but still keep hitting the same brick wall, so giving up for tonight :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on January 18, 2010, 05:20:33 AM
16:20 - admiring my latest scoop, hardly retro, but my company is replacing the network at a public school here and they decided to ditch all their old printers and standardise on a single model across all 3 campuses, which meant that all the existing printers were getting binned, so I grabbed myself 2 very compact little HP Lasers, network enabled and with the duplex module installed, they are less than 18 months old too.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FRMANES7L.jpg)

Apparently very good printers, a bit expensive say the reviews, cant compete with free tho.

Also 70 or so 802.11n wifi access points up for grabs but I have no use for those.

Why two? Why not, plus Mrs Womble has managed to wreck two printers so far just by looking at them.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: david656 on January 18, 2010, 06:14:46 AM
6:15 - just finished a clean install of windows 7 on desktop, crashes 'boot MDR missing' .... have to start again - very tired!

8:38 - reinstalled ... all going fine then BANG horribly slow again... i change appearance to 'best performance' and its totally fine. Seems to be an NVIDIA driver issue :-(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 18, 2010, 07:07:47 PM
19:06 - got back from a 2.5 hour train trip from St. Annes-by-the-Sea (of which only an hour was travelling time!) after day 1 of a Joomla! training course.  The tutor/one-man band company dived in head first into the techy stuff in the background of Joomla and we didn't get to use it at all today.  Apparently that's on tomorrow's course.  Head swimming stuff but I hope I took enough notes to upgrade my existing website as it's not been touched in a year.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on January 18, 2010, 11:47:31 PM
19:06 - got back from a 2.5 hour train trip from St. Annes-by-the-Sea (of which only an hour was travelling time!) after day 1 of a Joomla! training course.

23:44 - I was only down the road from you today - spent an hour or so in Lytham during work this afternoon!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 19, 2010, 07:46:47 AM
19:06 - got back from a 2.5 hour train trip from St. Annes-by-the-Sea (of which only an hour was travelling time!) after day 1 of a Joomla! training course.

23:44 - I was only down the road from you today - spent an hour or so in Lytham during work this afternoon!

07:45 - Back there again today. 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 21, 2010, 06:15:31 PM
18:14 .. fixed the broken arm on my specs c/o a dab of superglu (but not the official branded stuff as this was cheap and in Lidl!).  Waiting for mate to turn up so we can sort out the trip to Poland for the Sonisphere gig in the middle of June and add a few extra days on the end to make it into a mini-break.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on January 21, 2010, 06:18:53 PM
18:18

Just catching up on post's on here......then to get some food  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on January 21, 2010, 06:48:02 PM
6.48pm Getting ready and then off to the pub for the weekly quiz  :) and a few beers  ;D


Wrist Slapped by Phu for missing the time off, now corrected  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on January 21, 2010, 08:47:37 PM
20:46 - Bad Panther! You didn't include a time in your last post!

My entertainment is currently the MOD files from the Archie version of Lemmings... is this bad?

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on January 21, 2010, 09:14:32 PM
21:13 PML - Nice one richard - excellent choons! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on January 22, 2010, 11:16:49 PM
23:14 Looking at RCM using my PSP online for the first time!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on January 23, 2010, 10:23:41 AM
10.23 Taking daughter to dance class then housework to do  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 23, 2010, 06:07:30 PM
18:06 - wasn't supposed to be home this early but woman who's PC I was fixing after Bowlers cancelled.  Sold most of my DVDs to a stall in Bowlers for more than three times the price that Blockbuster wanted to give me, so was happy with that.  Stocked up on blank discs as well whilst there .. it is Oscar season (of leaks) after all :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 24, 2010, 01:33:34 PM
13:25 - back from an eventful coffee @ Costa (which most people know is my usual Sunday ritual when I'm at home).

I'd almost finished my cup of coffee when the evacuation alarm was sounded for the whole of the Golden Gate shopping centre.  Lots of worried faces on people as they didn't know whether it was a test, a mistake or the real thing.  I initially wandered out the nearest doors and people were milling about - some curious about whether or not it was a test and they could go back in, others were man-handling prams and buggies down the stairs.

Some wandered back in, as did I, as it seemed to be switched off for a few seconds, only for it to come back on again and the shopping centre staff were ushering everyone back out again.

Most of the people decided to continue their Sunday shopping by exploring the other areas of Warrington that were still open and I popped into CEX and picked up Hellboy 1 & 2 on Blu-Ray for £8 (plus my £6 voucher I had from before Xmas) and headed on towards Asda.  As I was answering a call from a fellow Rooger Hooger team mate, I over-heard a policeman tell some worried shoppers what had happened.  Apparently it was a bomb threat and, due to Warrington's prior history, it was taken as a full threat and not a hoax.  Hence everyone getting evacuated.

Yours, at the front-line, reporting for RCM ... this is Mug UK signing off :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 24, 2010, 02:09:24 PM
14:08 - finally cracked the Nintendo DS music rip into a standard tracker format.  Just listening to some background tune from Super Mario 64 DS which has an ethnic Indian feel to it.  Great watching all those MOD-like patterns scrolling up in Impulse Tracker :)

Just converted it to an MP3 - if this is against RCM's rules then let me know and I'll remove it.  The .RAR file is twice the size if I include the Impulse Tracker file so thought it best to remove that.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on January 24, 2010, 02:19:18 PM
14:17 Finally got round to removing the SdiskEmul from the STe and I'm about to connect it to the ST4.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 24, 2010, 02:20:22 PM
14:17 Finally got round to removing the SdiskEmul from the STe and I'm about to connect it to the ST4.

Plenty of pics to upload of it all .. well, when Atari Forum is back online that is! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on January 24, 2010, 02:24:06 PM
14:21 What's going on with the Atari forum? I spoke to the bloke that made and sold the SdiskEmul boards last night and he kindly made me a walk through picture guide which has helped me a lot. The ST4 is currently in bits and I'm about to solder the video in and out cable to the motherboard.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 24, 2010, 02:58:36 PM
14:57 - out of my hands.  Silver Surfer is the only person that I know who's got access to the back door of Atari Forum.  Me (and Techie Allison) are the front-door administrators only so can't fix whatever it is that's gone wrong :-(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on January 25, 2010, 05:55:50 PM
17:55

Soon to be seeking employment again :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on January 25, 2010, 06:20:20 PM
18:20

About to go out to a work's Burns Night evening!!!

17:55

Soon to be seeking employment again :(

Sorry to hear that Scott  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on January 25, 2010, 06:33:53 PM
18:32 Just tidied my desk . . . ;) - still got no room! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on January 25, 2010, 06:45:01 PM
18:43 After spending most of yesterday attempting to install the SdiskEmul into the ST4 and failing, I've now decided to give it a miss for a few days and play Counter Strike instead.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: resident paul on January 25, 2010, 06:51:52 PM
18:43 After spending most of yesterday attempting to install the SdiskEmul into the ST4 and failing, I've now decided to give it a miss for a few days and play Counter Strike instead.
I bet there were alot of bad language towards the Atari.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on January 25, 2010, 06:58:33 PM
18:43 After spending most of yesterday attempting to install the SdiskEmul into the ST4 and failing, I've now decided to give it a miss for a few days and play Counter Strike instead.
I bet there were alot of bad language towards the Atari.

18:55 There was....I managed to get the board installed at the back of the computer with a joystick port to the left of it but completely forgot that the
ST4 has a battery compartment in the same corner, so when I went to pop the case back on it didn't fit.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 26, 2010, 07:12:01 PM
19:08 - getting ready for pub quiz this evening and thought I might as well pass the time by packing up a spare Spectrum +2 I had for my mate's kid who really wants one (and was cuddling the 'Manic Miners' one they one at the quiz night in Liverpool last week).  Out in Liverpool again on Thursday night for *another* pub quiz so will take it along with me and get him started on the 8-bits (he's already 16-bit consoled up!).

Oh and I've decided that anyone who wants to help wet this old fart's head is welcome to join me at the Retro Rewind where I'll be having my (just-gone) 40th birthday knees up.  God knows what the folks & mates back in Wales have got planned for me the weekend before, but it's bound to be suitably embarrassing and lots of scary photos of me as a sprog ... so I'll need some drinking & retro-gaming therapy to get over it :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on January 26, 2010, 07:15:31 PM
19:14 Not a drinker myself but will have a few at retro rewind with you as its your 40th. Will the new Speccy owner be coming to the quiz on Thursday?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 26, 2010, 07:27:24 PM
19:14 Not a drinker myself ...

Eh?  Where's BP and what have you done with him?

Will the new Speccy owner be coming to the quiz on Thursday?

Nope as he's 15 or 16 (can't remember) but my mate (his Mum) will be so if anyone can de-Scouse the questions, it'll be her :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 26, 2010, 11:31:06 PM
23:30 - double win at the pub quiz.  Music round and first place in the main quiz.  Tempered by the fact that the £20 meal voucher is now properly printed ... but only now worth £15 :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on January 27, 2010, 11:44:10 PM
23:44 - Just modded the Megadrive 1 I got the the weekend. Now has the 50/60hz video switch, and the English/Japanese switch. Dont think I will ever get a multi language cart, but at least the switch is there if I ever do.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on January 28, 2010, 10:46:35 AM
10.45

Back home....Car unwell  :(

Went over speed bump/strip on site at work at about 15mph and engine died.

AA guy spent 45 mins with no success so car is now a the garage....awaiting call to let me know what's wrong/cost etc
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on January 28, 2010, 10:07:50 PM
22:07

Bed time after an emjoyable evening listening/watching Amiga Demo's whilst playing on the web on my PC.

Finally got to watch all of "Jesus on E's"  ;D

Early morning tomorrow as not got car back so I'm cycling to work!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 29, 2010, 12:57:13 AM
00:55 - just taken over 1 hour and 10 minutes to get (by rail replacement bus service) from Liverpool back to Warrington.  Am up again at 6am!  That's what you get for coming *last place* in a pub quiz at the Ship & Mitre ... we were definitely out-gunned tonight (myself, my mate from my old IBM days and Rinoa & Black Panther).

But they served Erdinger so who cares :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on January 29, 2010, 02:06:31 PM
14:08 Back from dropping an STe off for MugUK and collecting some Amiga Discs from AmigaMan, thanks Linda for sorting this all out.

My Xbox mod chip has arrived from Canada so guess what I will be doing this weekend?


Wrong, I'm doing the ironing, going to the tip and fitting a bigger HDD to Panthers xbox, oh well maybe next weekend ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on January 29, 2010, 02:21:34 PM

Wrong, I'm doing the ironing, going to the tip and fitting a bigger HDD to Panthers xbox, oh well maybe next weekend ::)

14:21 I know that feeling, housework for me in the morning  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on January 29, 2010, 02:55:50 PM
14:54 - Speaking of mod chips (and purely on a research curiosity of course) anyone know where I can pick up a PS2 mod chip?

(PM me rather than thread-jacking the time game ;) )

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 29, 2010, 04:14:13 PM
16:09 - off home. Then get a PC ready and my bag ready for a weekend in Wales.  Back on Sunday early as AndyRCM is visiting to pick out the bones from the spare PCs I've acquired (as well as take the one for Panther).  At least I'll be able to stare at a semi-clean floor upstairs once more ............ ready for the next batch of PCs when they turn up :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on January 29, 2010, 05:12:44 PM
17:07

Home from work after cycling in today.....Car not looking good. Diagnosis machine said cam sensor error so cam sensor replaced, still won't start. Re diagnosed: possible Cam sensor loom error or ECU!!! Think this could get expensive and take time to get ECU and get it programmed....awaiting update call from the doctor.


16:09 - off home. Then get a PC ready and my bag ready for a weekend in Wales.  Back on Sunday early as AndyRCM is visiting to pick out the bones from the spare PCs I've acquired (as well as take the one for Panther).  At least I'll be able to stare at a semi-clean floor upstairs once more ............ ready for the next batch of PCs when they turn up :)

Mike would you have time to give Andy the PS1 cd's you told me about at the open event???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 29, 2010, 05:30:09 PM
17:29 - almost everything I need for this weekend is done - no idea when mate is due to pick up his PC, but it will involve a few real ales before I get onto the train for Rhyl :)

Billdoor: The PS1 discs are on the bed to remind me on Sunday when I get back to pass them to Andy :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on January 30, 2010, 12:04:03 AM
00:05  Ok so I lied ;D
LPC rebuilt,
DuoX2 fitted,
BIOS Flashed (note to self, buy the Blue DuoX2 next time not the white one!!)
240 gig HDD installed,
MAME Bubble Bobble played ;D

now to tidy up all the crap that I have left in the kitchen before my wife gets up in the morning :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on January 30, 2010, 11:05:08 AM
11:05 - Off to buy a new digital camera. Probably the Canon G11. Quite excited about owning a proper digital camera!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on January 30, 2010, 12:33:29 PM
12.33 Still doing housework   :- [before going to see 1200XL :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on January 30, 2010, 04:23:28 PM
16:22 Photo editing whilst listening to GnR Illusions 1&2....haven't played it in years
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 30, 2010, 09:35:30 PM
21:36 - hoping the snow sticks overnight so I can go out and take pretty pics with my 'phone.  Did more macro-effect shots whilst wandering around Prestatyn this afternoon - was hoping to get to Dyserth Waterfall but after the 5 or so miles walking up to Meliden, I gave up and gate-crashed mate's house so I could rest my feet and get a brew :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 31, 2010, 11:18:49 AM
11:19 - just about to head back to Warrington with the folks as they want to go to Ikea :) AndyRCM is visiting at some point this afternoon after a collection trip to Bolton so need to be back as he's picking up a few more donations. 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on January 31, 2010, 11:21:52 AM
11:21 - Spending my Sunday morning brushing up on my Solaris - its been a while...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 31, 2010, 04:22:46 PM
16:21 - flat is a lot emptier again (until the next batch of old PCs turn up).  Filled Andy's car (but not all my stuff, he was picking up other goodies) with PC spares so Phu is going to be happier than a pig in stuff when he gets to play with that lot :)  More PC133 SDRAM than you can shake the proverbial stick at .. should keep RCM's Pentium collection going that bit longer :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on January 31, 2010, 04:25:28 PM
16:22 - Been back from Bolton/Warrington for about 20 minutes - had an uneventful journey. Always good to see Mike, met Peter Faulkner who has just donated a mint condition fully working Amstrad PPC640, a really nice donation indeed. Along with several discs etc. I will be updated the donors/friends of page accordingly.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on January 31, 2010, 07:23:15 PM
19:23 : just got back from a Freecycle visit. Have a Micra full of stuff that im about to unload. Kit includes BBC model Bs, a possible Model A  :o and a few Z80 co-processors. Also got Amiga 2000 with no lid, Atari 800, Acorn A3000, STs and loads of other bits. Will take a while to sort! Pictures etc will be uploaded later.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on January 31, 2010, 07:58:02 PM
19:57 - just unlocked one of those really pointless achievements .. in 'Splosion Man, you have to sit through the 8 or so minutes of credits to get the "Get Over Yourself" achievement!

@Andy - sounds like a good haul.  Nothing has ever come of the advert I placed on behalf of RCM in the local Freecycle (or whatever it's called now since they fell out with the US Freecycle).
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 01, 2010, 05:58:24 PM
17:57 - tickets bought for RCM and Retro Rewind.  Paid up for the 4MB STE off 1200XL.  And a new starter today at work put on his hobbies section .. "retro gaming".  Will let him settle in before I shove an RCM poster under his nose :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 02, 2010, 10:00:44 AM
9.59 - Sat bored at work but looking forward to Retrovision  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on February 02, 2010, 11:02:38 AM
11:02 Hi out there! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on February 02, 2010, 11:06:09 AM
11.05 Hi Clyde.........the starter of this thread....long time no hear!!!!

Linda
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 02, 2010, 11:06:42 AM
11:06 - Hello Clyde - good to hear from you! ;) How are things?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Clyde on February 02, 2010, 11:09:09 AM
11:10 o/

Pretty good thanks Andy, am working on new demo stuff.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 02, 2010, 06:40:22 PM
18:39 - Atari Forum is finally back from the dead :)  A lot of visitors were foaming at the mouth because they couldn't get back on.  My first task was to try and explain what happened (but without any great deal of technical info as that's not my area of expertise) followed by the banning of the latest spammer ... it never stops :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 02, 2010, 09:00:12 PM
20.59 : Finally got some Retro time in, Managed to get a C64 disk drive from StarshipUK working, tested my Radofin console, as well as my Acorn Electron, and my Speech Synthesiser for the Texas TI-99/4a which works a treat  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 02, 2010, 09:28:33 PM
21:27

Bed time......Long day today 10 hours! cycling in again tomorrow & Thursday as car still broken  :( Needs new ECU!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 02, 2010, 09:39:04 PM
21:38

Knackered, I feel like shit >:( nite
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 02, 2010, 09:40:17 PM
21:39 Nite guys - speak to you soon :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 02, 2010, 10:16:35 PM
22.16 Watching TV, having a bite of toast and off to bed around 23.30
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on February 03, 2010, 12:04:27 AM
00:03 Just got back from watching Rammstein  ;D They were amazing ! One of the band members crowd surferd on a rubber dingo, they had flame throwers stuck to there heads, giant cock squirting out foam into the crowd and loads of other weird things.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 03, 2010, 12:32:55 PM
12:28 - Just noticed the clock at the top of the forum .. apparently I've spent four days on here in posting/reading time.  Would scare me silly if the same feature was present on Atari Forum :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 03, 2010, 12:53:59 PM
12.53 - Just read my logged time, 12 days, 2 hours and 56 minutes!

*Hoorah for leaving RCM minimised while at work*  :o ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 03, 2010, 01:04:04 PM
13:03 Total time logged in: 14 days, 21 hours and 59 minutes.  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 03, 2010, 01:08:45 PM
13:08 - total time logged in . . . erm . . . you see . . . I AM NOT ADDICTED . . . but . . . 56 days, 5 hours and 58 minutes! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 03, 2010, 01:41:25 PM
13:08 - total time logged in . . . erm . . . you see . . . I AM NOT ADDICTED . . . but . . . 56 days, 5 hours and 58 minutes! :(
We have a winner!!!!  ;D

Now Andy ........ Move ...... away ...... from ..... the ....... PC ....... :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 03, 2010, 01:44:22 PM
13:42 - erm, not sure what you mean, move away from the PC? Im not on a PC, im on a MAC . . . ;)
Seriously though - I could leave any time . . . well, at least I think I could, not log on for a couple of days, cough, hours, erm, minutes . . .
I do tend to keep it logged on at work though so maybe that is why I have so many hours, my post count is quite high too I guess.


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 03, 2010, 01:48:59 PM
13.48 - Ok a test, how long will it be before you feel the need to reply to this  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 03, 2010, 01:49:59 PM
13:49 - erm - what do you mean exactly when you say reply? lol!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 03, 2010, 01:53:18 PM
13.50 - LOL!  ;D

I'm in mad posting mode aatm, brief lull in work after a huge influx of ten jobs this morning, including rebuilding a McDonalds Happy Meal carton which was 1500mm x 1400mm and made as one HUGE tiff file. The joys of having to cut up someone's bedroom repro and make it good *sigh*
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on February 03, 2010, 07:45:11 PM
19:42 (ooooh, no reference to the awesome Capcom shooter, I promise)

Feeling rather down today:
Looks like the shit has hit the fan ....... AGAIN! >:(

[EDIT! ... It took me over 3 minutes to write that :o my typing is getting slower these days!]
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 03, 2010, 07:55:04 PM
19:45

Pi$$ed Off  >:(

Car is DEAD.... ECU needs replacing completely £900 approx.

Will also need 80k miles Cam belt/bits changed in a few months £200 approx, Steering something before MOT later in the year £600 approx & two new front tyres in a few months £100 approx.

Total outlay on car this year, without anything else £1900. Car worth £1000 to £1200!!

Time for Vectra to go bye bye :'(

Anyone got a car going very Cheap ???

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on February 03, 2010, 07:56:38 PM
19:45

Pi$$ed Off  >:(

Car is DEAD.... ECU needs replacing completely £900 approx.
I'm not surprised.
Funnily enough .... only a couple of weeks ago, I had problems with my car's engine management as well.
The bloody thing cut out on me @ 65 mph on the A45 ..... I was s**tting myself!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on February 03, 2010, 08:32:57 PM
20:30 - In a word, "f$%!".

Karl, I can't offer you a car, but I can match your situation.

I've just rear-ended my car in a car-round-a-blind-corner scenario. The foot was willing but the brakes were weak...

My car is now a fascinating study into the art of origami.

No casualties, except for my wallet. I should be getting a courtesy car tomorrow.

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 03, 2010, 08:38:17 PM
20:36 - Bloody hell - what a sodding week for my friends . . . wtf else can now happen! :(

Keep smiling guys - hopefully we will have a good weekend! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on February 03, 2010, 08:43:16 PM
20:42

BLOODY HELL!
Sorry to hear that, Phu.
Well, I know it's not what you may want to hear right now, but cars are fixable, people are not.
I hope you got out of that without injury, mate.

Oh, to top off my above rant, I'm now on the spare s**tty PC.
Mine was playing up something rotten, BSOD on a fresh install of XP Pro >:(
Anyway, opened her up, had a look around, and noticed that the motherboard is buckled!!!!!
I've tested all the other components, and they seem OK, so it must be the motherboard ..... F%#K

Anyone want to but an Intel Celeron Core 2 Duo @ 1.6Ghz, heatsink+fan and 1GB DDR2 RAM?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 03, 2010, 08:44:59 PM
20:44

There's some crazy voodoo shit going on. Glad you're ok Phu.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 03, 2010, 10:04:04 PM
22:04 - Just putting away todays Freecycle finds. Nothing exciting.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 04, 2010, 08:07:39 AM
8.06 - Holy crap all, something in the air at the moment. At least your all still sound in body and mind which as Woody said is what really counts.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 04, 2010, 08:09:14 AM
8:08 (state) - Hopefully things will settle down for us all now! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on February 04, 2010, 09:43:05 AM
19:45



Time for Vectra to go bye bye :'(

Anyone got a car going very Cheap ???



9:42  Got a couple :)
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/PluckersWingBar/ChickenCar015.jpg)

(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/01/ys_chickencar2.jpg)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 04, 2010, 10:00:30 AM
10:01 - you would look like a cock driving that.  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 04, 2010, 10:58:22 AM
10.58 - ROFL  ;D

Here's a couple more

(http://cache.jalopnik.com/cars/images/ugly_car.jpg)

(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/74515.jpg)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 04, 2010, 12:59:47 PM
12:59

Cheers for the offer.....I think I'll pass on them  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on February 04, 2010, 07:12:15 PM
19:10 - Reinstalling starfleet-net.co.uk central server... this will take a while, go get a pizza while I'm busy :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 04, 2010, 08:11:24 PM
20:11 - Messing around with XBMC on my HTPC as a replacement media front end to MCE. Damn sexy if you ask me!

http://xbmc.org (http://xbmc.org)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 04, 2010, 09:06:18 PM
20:11 - Messing around with XBMC on my HTPC as a replacement media front end to MCE. Damn sexy if you ask me!

http://xbmc.org (http://xbmc.org)


21:05 - Looks like its changed since I last used xbmc on my xbox.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on February 04, 2010, 09:41:12 PM
21:39 - Enjoy your pizzas? Good :)

Now I just need to reconfigure every service and I'll be done...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 04, 2010, 10:32:29 PM
22:32 - Playing with the divIDE - NICE!  ;D 512Mb CF card is a lot in a speccy.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 05, 2010, 06:39:59 PM
18:39 - Being one of the few who is still around and not at RV .. yep, it's certainly quiet on here :)

Plenty of jobs to get sorted out tonight ready for Bowlers tomorrow.  Sunday, all being well, will finally make a daylight trip to the gaming exhibit at FACT in Liverpool and maybe catch a film there too (depends on what is on though).
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on February 05, 2010, 07:37:33 PM
19.36 - I am still here!!!! Left alone all weekend with the kids, what joy!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 05, 2010, 08:05:18 PM
20.05 Just back from shopping, wifey isn't well, looks like tea on my own  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 06, 2010, 06:10:35 PM
18.10 - Just finished some retro gaming on the Acorn Electron, Tempest 2000 & Alien v's Predator on the Jaguar, and SWIV, Paperboy, Lotus Turbo on the Amiga 500 !!!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 06, 2010, 07:15:58 PM
19:09 - Finding that KrissX (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-GB/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410994/) is a fun, although fairly basic word puzzle arcade game.  It's quite addictive and, so far, seems easy enough to get the achievements.  My mum would probably wipe the floor with my pitiful scores once she worked out how to use a 360 controller, but as she doesn't own an Xbox 360, I'm safe for now :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 07, 2010, 04:13:59 PM
16:12 - Relaxing at home with Linda and the kids after a hectic weekend in Oxford with some of the guys from RCM @ Retrovision.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 07, 2010, 08:46:31 PM
20:39 - a long day out.  First off headed to New Brighton (on the Wirral) and met up with mate from old IBM days.  Then we walked for about 7 miles from New Brighton through to the lighthouse @ Leasowe and then down to Meols (pro. 'Mels' apparently) where we settled for a nice pub lunch (but did the healthy option as didn't want to wipe out the day's walking!).  Got back to Liverpool about 6pm and then was picked up and whisked away to the Childwall Valley area to look at some non-working R4 cards. Very odd indeed - tried everything with multiple 1gb & 2gb cards popping them in and out of this very old DS (not even a DS Lite!) ... still nothing.  Brought them all back to my flat and they all worked fine in my DS.  Tested a spare 2gb in the other DS and still no joy so that pointed to a rather knackered DS.  Also got a PS3 h/drive to play with - see the other post as I'll need some help with that one :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 08, 2010, 10:50:25 AM
10:50

No tv and no Job makes Scott something something.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 08, 2010, 10:54:47 AM
10:52 - . . . go mad?

Don't mind if I do . . . !"$£$£"$¬!"!"$!$£"$"£$£"$
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on February 08, 2010, 12:35:56 PM
23:35 - fixed it!!! Got a brace of faulty midnight resistance boards for a fiver last weekend, one is now in full working order, bit of a marathon round the houses fix this but finally found the bad TTL.  ::)

Kip time!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 08, 2010, 12:37:37 PM
12:36 - midnight resistance - what a superb game! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 08, 2010, 01:08:49 PM
13.08 - Fook Me! Where's me keys!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on February 08, 2010, 02:06:57 PM
14:06 playing Tail of Beta Lyre on Atari 800xl for the HSC, doing pretty badly, but it is a nice game
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 08, 2010, 02:14:44 PM
14.14 - Is it the disk version? I'm pretty sure that one used to be able to adapt to your playstyle/skill.

Class game, one of my favourites :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on February 08, 2010, 02:20:30 PM
14:20 yes, adaptive skill level, pretty clever stuff
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on February 08, 2010, 03:26:23 PM
15:25 .... just re-aclimatising back to normality after another excellent event.

Anyone else suffering from the post-RetroVision blues?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 08, 2010, 05:26:12 PM
17:25

Cycled back from work....only snowed on this morning.

Time to get dinner on then SNES Super Wild Card time  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 08, 2010, 05:37:55 PM
17:35 - almost got the Sonisphere Poland, Sonisphere UK and hotel room for High Voltage cancelled today because bloke in work who's shelled out for it all is "having a bad period in life" (tm) .. hopefully we've managed to convince him all he needs is a woman (a different one to the one that's screwed his head up) and he'll be right as rain again.  Fingers crossed that works - one thing I hate doing is being an agony uncle :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 08, 2010, 06:40:02 PM
18:39 can't believe I just dunked my Samsung Pixon in a mug of coffee when I stood up .. d'oh x infinite. Powers up but screen display totally knackered! Not happy with my own stupid self :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on February 08, 2010, 06:42:20 PM
18:39 can't believe I just dunked my Samsung Pixon in a mug of coffee when I stood up .. d'oh x infinite. Powers up but screen display totally knackered! Not happy with my own stupid self :(

18:42 Take the battery out and leave it on a radiator for a couple of days
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 08, 2010, 06:48:50 PM
18:39 can't believe I just dunked my Samsung Pixon in a mug of coffee when I stood up .. d'oh x infinite. Powers up but screen display totally knackered! Not happy with my own stupid self :(

18:42 Take the battery out and leave it on a radiator for a couple of days

Already done .. it's the whole "where's my right arm gone?" - no phone/camera, no text messages, no clock etc.   Even got coffee on the 16gb memory card inside so not a happy bunny.  Let it dry and see if it works - powers up OK but screen totally borked.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 08, 2010, 07:00:08 PM
19:00 - a better place to leave it - is in an airing cupboard (if you have one!) . . . :( bad luck mate! what a pisser?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on February 09, 2010, 02:08:28 AM
My wifes friend poured coffee over her phone - same problem - dead screen. It is probably not dead tho, the water stays in the small gaps for a very long time, days. I ended up taking the phone apart, rewashing it in water and dabbing it dry with kitchen roll then going over it with a hairdryer, worked perfectly after that.

13:10 - just snaffled up an original Wonderboy PCB for US$35 from the US, it doesnt work (black screen), but then it wouldnt, half the eproms are missing, and the ones that are there are the old mitsubish M5L ones that are so unreliable at their age that I have never seen one that will hold its contents for more than an hour. It also has tape across the back of it which has "GFX corruption" written on it. Am hopeful that it could be an easy fix, thems are valuable boards for some reason, the game is tedious tho if you ask me.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on February 09, 2010, 07:15:57 AM
7.14 our daughter dropped her phone down the toilet!!!  After washing it and drying it, a few days later it was right as rain!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 09, 2010, 12:30:52 PM
12:24 - checked it this morning and it was the same as last night.  Powers up, displays the Pixon12 logo, shows the progress bar and then plays the intro tune to the phone and displays the Samsung logo animation.  Then the screen doesn't change and it eventually reboots a minute or two later on goes through the same process.

Will try it again when I get home.  Hoping that I've not borked the 16gb Micro SD card as that had a coffee drip or two on it when I removed it from the phone.  Got plenty of 512Mb & 1gb cards spare but means a lot less photos and, more importantly, it wasn't part of the original deal so if I have to go the insurance route, I've got to buy another Micro SD card :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 09, 2010, 02:13:46 PM
14.11 - I think there is a big difference when you spill coffee etc if you have sugar in it, no sugar normally means you can rinse it out and get rid of anything nasty, but sugar will melt/stick to the boards.

Fingers crossed!  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 09, 2010, 02:21:12 PM
14:20 - Some people say that putting the phone in a sealed box of rice can dry it out quicker. Ive never tried this, so cant comment.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 09, 2010, 05:25:39 PM
17:24 - it's still doing the infinite loop thing :(  So back on the radiator it goes.  Luckily I don't have any sugar in my coffee.

Downside is that I've read the large print on the insurance and whilst I'm covered for liquid damage, because it's less than 6 months since I took out the policy I have to pay an excess of £50.  If it had happened after the 20th of next month, it would be £10 :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 10, 2010, 10:37:22 AM
10:36

waking myself up with some amiga demos, Alcatraz Odyssey anyone? :)

http://www.demoscene.tv/page.php?id=172&lang=uk&vsmaction=view_prod&id_prod=13529
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 10, 2010, 10:53:22 AM
10:52 - Nice one matey - another masterpiece on the Amiga! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 10, 2010, 12:35:23 PM
12:31 - phone now seems to be behaving itself - just need to do a whole selection of example pictures using the different modes to make sure it's back up and running 100%.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 10, 2010, 01:07:05 PM
13:06 - Good news Mike - hope it is okay now! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on February 10, 2010, 03:18:01 PM
15:17  whoooop, it's snowing ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 10, 2010, 05:32:30 PM
17:30 - mate who wanted me to take a look at his son's old PS3 h/drive is due around tonight .. so will give him the bad news that it can't be rescued.  Snow didn't stick so  no photo op tomorrow to test out the camera side of my phone.  Will keep my eye on it just in case.  Mate @ pub quiz on a Thursday is bringing her old Samsung D500 tomorrow as it'll do in case I need to send the phone away at all.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 10, 2010, 10:04:59 PM
23:04

Catching up on RCM posts while Ronnie plays USA Secret of Mana, on my unlocked 60hz UK SNES  ;) , next to me  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 10, 2010, 11:52:49 PM
23:52 - Doing web stuff. New site online. Just sorting out Google webmaster tools and analytics. So nice to have my site on a proper web server!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on February 11, 2010, 10:54:00 AM
21:50 - removed second huntsman spider from the house in two days, this one a baby, legs easily fitted in a pint glass!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 11, 2010, 10:56:08 AM
10.55 Soooooo glad we don't get them in the UK !!  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on February 11, 2010, 11:06:11 AM
Biggest one I ever had to deal with was larger than my hand, non venomous but they go for movement. The whole state was lashed by a massive storm this arvo, 4pm looked like 9pm, non stop lightning, torrential rain for hours, many beasties seeking shelter I would guess.

The house is on posts set in the ground with a crawl space on the bare earth underneath, probably an army of em under there.

Far bigger ones up north tho, the ones that catch birds in webs!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 11, 2010, 11:26:31 AM
11.26 Just what Womble has to put up with !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCO56iyBXtU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCO56iyBXtU)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on February 11, 2010, 11:34:10 AM
Yup - thats just what I removed, here she/he is..

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e230/Womble76/Beasties/spider1.jpg)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e230/Womble76/Beasties/spider2.jpg)

Mmm crunchy!

Get quite a few of these too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcgL6tlYYbs&feature=related

.. if you never see any spiders in yer house here it means you have whitetails.

Have found these in the garage and the garden, seen 2 up close and personal, odd to think it could easily hospitalise me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOYm2fHPzV4&feature=channel
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 11, 2010, 12:08:34 PM
12:07

Now that's a big Spider :o  I normally end up with a house spider or two in my bed at night but I don't fancy them milling around down there!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on February 11, 2010, 12:14:08 PM
12:13 So glad we don't get them here as I'm scared of small spiders.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 11, 2010, 05:29:58 PM
17:29

Back from Mikes (1200xl) and have some atari software to try out :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 11, 2010, 05:56:28 PM
17:55 - home and showered.  Now got 40 minutes tops before out again to Liverpool for some pub quizzery and .... Erdinger! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 11, 2010, 05:58:30 PM
17:57 - sitting at my laptop - smiling - 36 online today . . . along with winning a Z88 on ebay for a good price! ;) Have a pint of Erdinger for me Mike! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 11, 2010, 08:17:15 PM
20:16

Just finished playing the PS3 Heavy Rain Demo....I'm impressed.....this may be the games that get's my last bit of Christmas money  ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 11, 2010, 09:10:11 PM
21:09

Writing tunes and doing my nails :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 12, 2010, 06:52:36 AM
6:52 - am ready for work-ish.  Good result at the pub quiz last night as our team - And In Last Place ... - came 2nd to last :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on February 12, 2010, 03:22:46 PM
15:20 - In code:

if ((RCM.WaitingForTaxi(LAST_SATURDAY_NIGHT) > 40 Minutes) && (Environment.AmbientTemperature(LAST_SATURDAY_NIGHT)== TEMP_FSCKIN_COLD)) {
  Phu.Catch(VIRUS_COLD);

  Phu.Feel(Rotten, Friday);
}

In other news, my car has been officially written off and I will receive £1450 for it. I think I'll go car shopping tomorrow...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 12, 2010, 03:34:43 PM
15.34 - Stay with the retro theme and buy an old Austin Metro  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 12, 2010, 05:33:48 PM
17:33 - sorry to hear about your car . . . usually for the best - cars are never right after a smash.

Hope you feel better soon! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 12, 2010, 06:41:35 PM
18:40

Messing around with Digipaint on the Amiga, It's quite good and fast for a HAM package :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 12, 2010, 06:58:40 PM
18:57 . . . writing something new in freebasic - another half an hour game . . . believe me you can tell! ;) I will post the preview version soon(ish).
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 12, 2010, 08:05:05 PM
20:00

Looking for a car....saw one at a garage on the way home from work....only negative I have seen is it's a saloon...never owned a saloon.

Below average mileage, 2 previous owners, full service history, all the toys, looks very clean & tidy.

Looks good condition but the price is a bit higher than I ideally want to pay (I say I when I mean the wife!!!)

Thinking of taking her to look/possible test drive tomorrow.....She can drive a hard bargain (excuse the pun)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 13, 2010, 01:50:46 PM
20:00

Looking for a car....saw one at a garage on the way home from work....only negative I have seen is it's a saloon...never owned a saloon.

Below average mileage, 2 previous owners, full service history, all the toys, looks very clean & tidy.

Looks good condition but the price is a bit higher than I ideally want to pay (I say I when I mean the wife!!!)

Thinking of taking her to look/possible test drive tomorrow.....She can drive a hard bargain (excuse the pun)

13:45

Just back home....I own a car again  :)

Test drive good - nice to drive. Ronnie got them down on the price  ;) Still a bit more than she wanted though....sure I'll get that back at some point in the future...

Collect it Wendesday once they have serviced & MOT'd it

Sorry as I won't be able to move as big items as with the estate but still a big boot.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 13, 2010, 01:53:13 PM
13:52 - but you STILL haven't told us what it is . . .
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 13, 2010, 02:30:24 PM
14:25

I thought i'd typed it in   ::)

It's....Vectra C (newer shape from the one I had before)

2.2 DTi Elite 03 plate

Picture of the car below from garages web site - my actual car but I've hidden the reg no & company logo in the background
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 13, 2010, 02:49:59 PM
14:49 - so lets get this straight, you said you wouldn't get another Vauxhall . . . and you have brought . . . another Vauxhall! :(

doh! - Nice car though ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on February 13, 2010, 04:01:02 PM
15:55 - Also just got back from car shopping.

Funding being tight I've had to scale back, so I've just put a deposit on an older vehicle... a R-reg Peugeot 306. The final price will be £1250.

Still plenty o' RCM-room in the boot :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 13, 2010, 08:35:19 PM
20:32 - bit of a mad rush to get to North Wales after Bowlers but made it in the end.   Mate had clicked on the 'yes I'd like to compress my drive' option under Windows Vista.  Ooops!  Found some fixes he'll have to do once he finds his Vista disc :)

Dad's machine in a weird mode of 'you get 5 minutes and then that's your lot' - tried paring down his Startup libraries and it worked for a bit longer but now it's in a loop of "boot .. use .. sulk .. shut down by power button .. more sulking".  Curious one indeed.  More investigation needed :)

Got Bangor car boot to look forward to tomorrow .. wonder what retro goodies I'll be able to pick up :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on February 13, 2010, 08:54:04 PM
20:53 Bangor carboot   :D Cold and wet...good luck
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 13, 2010, 09:28:05 PM
20:53 Bangor carboot   :D Cold and wet...good luck

21:27 It's inside a large industrial unit so nice and dry :)

Previous trips have netted 20+ Amstrad games (tape) for £1 (donated to RCM) and two Xboxes (£4 and £5 respectively) ... here's hoping there's more goodies.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on February 13, 2010, 11:56:40 PM

Dad's machine in a weird mode of 'you get 5 minutes and then that's your lot' - tried paring down his Startup libraries and it worked for a bit longer but now it's in a loop of "boot .. use .. sulk .. shut down by power button .. more sulking".  Curious one indeed.  More investigation needed

CPU or north bridge heatsink loose of fallen off?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 14, 2010, 10:51:09 AM
10:50 . . . well I was just off to the unit but . . . now my car isn't starting - and no, before you ask, it isn't the battery! :(

Green flag are on their way! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 14, 2010, 03:00:06 PM
14:55 - despite early onset-man flu, went out for the day to Bangor for the car boot and then back through Llandudno back to folk's place.  Lovely day out - despite the weather, long queues either side of the tunnels and my hacking cough, running nose and generally feeling like crap.

Picked up a couple of pristine PS1 titles @ Bangor for £1 each and a shrink-wrapped copy of the Div Games Studio - also for a £1.

Was my Mum's birthday today so I'd already arranged for the folks to have a proper portrait pic done by a mate of theirs which we were picking up today.  But I just so happened to pop out early this morning to pick up my paper and nipped into the local car boot @ Rhuddlan and noticed a Royal Horticultural Society decoupage set of CDs (brand spanking new) and bought them.  Brownie points all round for eldest son :)

Now back to installing the scanner for Mum's printer as it prints, but doesn't scan (all in one Epson job).
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 14, 2010, 03:52:52 PM
15:52 Turns out it is my starter motor . . . :( - it is working fine for now! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 15, 2010, 07:08:24 AM
07:07

Another Monday Morning cycle to work  :(

At least I'll have a car in a few days  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 15, 2010, 09:22:54 AM
09:20 - phoned in sick - still got the cold / 'man flu' I've had since some kind soul(s) passed on their versions of it to me in work last week.  Today's diet will therefore consist of soft foods (soup, rice pudding, yoghurt) mixed in with a nice selection of Beecham's products and some cough mixture.  Yum yum .. :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on February 15, 2010, 09:47:22 AM
9.45 - In keeping with the car happenings of the last two weeks my dashboard has taken on a mind of its own today, first the speedo stopped working for a short distance, then the handbrake light has taken to flickering on and off, fingers crossed it's just moisture buildup  :o

MugUK - looks like you need some retro medicine!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 15, 2010, 02:14:05 PM
14:12 - time for a quick blast on Overlord II now that CEX have finally dropped their price to almost that which I can get it online (but owning a CEX voucher meant I was waiting and waiting for its price to drop).  £12 less the £6 voucher means I'm a happy (but croaking) bunny :)

I don't mind being ill when there's fun like this to play.  Just hope it's not as bad a sequel as the reviews made out.  Loved the original version.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on February 16, 2010, 12:19:36 AM
Anyone else had a bad day?

My PCengine wont work with any of the 4 TV's that I have at my disposal
The C128 that I bought off ebay does not work
Neither of the 2 ZX Spectrum +2's that Starship gave me work
The DivIDE device that I bought is lost in the post
My garage roof has started leaking

fed up, off to bed  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on February 16, 2010, 08:48:09 AM
12:19 - *buys 1200xl a pint*

That's a bad day. The computers can be fixed (as can the leaking roof), but you'll want to get that DivIDE.... they're expensive to "buy again".

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on February 16, 2010, 10:45:08 PM
22:39 even forgot to put the time stamp on this mornings post
Phu, are you ready for a barrage of questions to get at least one of the +2's fixed, and possibly the c128 (trying to get hold of the ebay seller at the moment but they seem to have disappeared ::)
I think the PCengine needs the amp adding to the RGB mod so should be fairly straight forward
The roof is going to cost £££££, think it is probably asbestos so will cost an arm and leg for removal, thats before fitting a new one :o The garage is a double size, but end to end rather than side by side

Took the kids to a farm park today and we all had a really good day out, not touched a computer until now ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 17, 2010, 10:21:06 AM
10:21 - Back from a few days away. Nice and relaxed for once....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 17, 2010, 11:31:14 AM
11:30 - still feeling like crap but today is an official day off (not a sickie) as had the flat inspection due.  I've got the carpets to clean (i.e. not just vacuum) and complained about the usual stuff that still hasn't been sorted almost 3 years later (i.e. no carpet in the front hallway as there's still a court case going on and a huge crack in the bathroom wall!).

Made some room in the living room and PC room (you can see actual floor space!) in case of any visitors.  Just waiting for a delivery c/o Dave Moore which I'll be looking after for a few weeks.  Then I can finally go out an have my third Costa Coffee of the week .. there has to be some benefits to being off sick :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 18, 2010, 07:16:09 AM
07:15

Nearly ready for work...going in the car today...got it after work yesterday and I'm happy  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 18, 2010, 05:57:16 PM
17:56 - no pub quiz in Liverpool tonight.  BP's off to the Liverpool game and my mate and her son are packing for their weekend away darn Landan way for the Depeche Mode gig at the O2 arena.   Not jealous .. not jealous .. :)

So a nice of Overlord II on the 360 beckons :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on February 18, 2010, 06:04:34 PM
17:56 - no pub quiz in Liverpool tonight.  BP's off to the Liverpool game and my mate and her son are packing for their weekend away darn Landan way for the Depeche Mode gig at the O2 arena.   Not jealous .. not jealous .. :)

So a nice of Overlord II on the 360 beckons :)

18:03 No football for me :( I ended up giving my ticket (membership card to someone else) as I'm not a Liverpool fan. Looks like a night with Counter Strike and Forums for me.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 18, 2010, 07:19:56 PM
19:18 - Just checking out the forums - got a house full of sickness here, the three youngest have all had the sick bug . . . now Linda and Adam are both struck down with it. Only Brigitte, Nathalie and myself (at the moment) that seem to be okay! :( A particularly nasty bug me thinks! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on February 19, 2010, 11:28:11 AM
11.26 -  Andy and Nat have now fallen victim to the bug!!! 7 down 1 to go! (Becca has escaped by being at Uni all week!)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 20, 2010, 10:37:53 AM
10:35

Off to Brum to see my Dad as it's his Birthday today  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 20, 2010, 10:39:02 AM
10:38 - Say hello and wish him a happy birthday from me too! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 20, 2010, 09:27:13 PM
21:26 - pretty well fooked off.  Happily playing Overlord II when a text comes through due to a PM on Facebook.  Apparently the whole forum has been trashed due to a hacker.  Not good as the main owner/host of the forum isn't 'there' any more and only pops in from time to time.

Here's hoping it's not down for too long and nothing has been destroyed through the hacker's "pleasure" in themselves at getting in.  Sad barstewards!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 20, 2010, 09:29:01 PM
21:28 - What forum is it Mike?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 20, 2010, 09:38:36 PM
21:38 - D'oh, does help!  Atari Forum is currently hacked well and truly :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 20, 2010, 09:45:42 PM
21:45 Stupid t***s! Where do they get off doing that? Sad f$%!ers ought to get a life! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 20, 2010, 11:19:14 PM
23:19 - all I can do is wait until the guy who hosts it in Sweden can get at the backend and remove all the junk the hackers have no doubt left in there  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 21, 2010, 01:40:44 AM
01:40

Still up messing with synths :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Rinoa on February 21, 2010, 12:16:32 PM
12:15 Actually having a break from Final Fantasy XI! Damn that game's addictive. Also having problems with the 360 at the moment. Not sure if it's the USB port or the wireless adapter (or maybe something else completely), but something's not working right...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 21, 2010, 12:31:49 PM
12:31 - been to town, had my Costa and read my (new style) Observer (well the main bit anyway).  So that's half of Sunday gone.  Wondering what to do with the 2nd half as I don't really fancy a 6 hour session on the same level of Overlord II that I was stuck on last night :)

Ponder ponder ...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 21, 2010, 12:32:54 PM
12:33

Catching up on forums....Watching Olympics on BBC2.

Going to be playing Bayonetta on my PS3 later - picked it up on play.com's pancake day sale for £17.99  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 21, 2010, 12:45:04 PM
12:44 - sod it.  Popping out to Liverpool for a nosey ... did Manchester yesterday (Bowlers and wandering around the town centre) so today it'll be on the train in the other direction.  13:29 is next direct train, so time for a brew and a look at the cheap Blu-Rays that are in the CEX Liverpool store :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 21, 2010, 05:49:58 PM
17:48 - back from a good yomp around the Albert Dock and the dilapidated buildings that are slowly being flattened and replacing with flats/apartments.  Found a board advertising 'Mee's Demolition' so that made my day (and I probably sent it onto a few of you on here).  No relation but a new one for the 'Mee' group on Facebook :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 22, 2010, 07:49:35 AM
7.49 Hospital check up this morning, so no work till lunchtime  :) a rare occasion for me to get the kids ready for school  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 22, 2010, 12:55:36 PM
12:50 - back from 'Fat Club' and now have (officially) lost 2 stone since June last year.  Some weeks have been good, some haven't but this is with just me giving up crap (mostly) and the occasional long walk :) Have no intention of becoming a 'gym bunny' though to get rid of the other 4 stone as prefer the slow pace ... and the Erdinger :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 22, 2010, 12:58:38 PM
12:57 - Hope things are okay for you Stu, and well done Mike for loosing 2 stone, its bloody hard work - although I lost 6lbs or so at the weekend - and that was just being ill! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 22, 2010, 01:19:40 PM
13.19 -  Cheer Andy, all OK, As for weight lose, just get a major illness like I did back in 07/08, lost 4 1/2 stone in 6 weeks, definately NOT recommended
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 22, 2010, 07:29:55 PM
19:22 - Retro Reunited video clips up on YouTube courtesy of Greyfox - http://www.youtube.com/user/DDGreyfox

Just don't look at part two from 0:48 until 0:55 .. just f/forward through that bit ... please! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 22, 2010, 08:26:19 PM
20:26

Great vids, and nice crotch grab Mike ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on February 22, 2010, 10:19:24 PM
22:17 - Compatibility play testing some games that will be available on the May open day...

For blocks of PETSCII characters those invaders are tricky b'stards...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on February 24, 2010, 09:19:21 AM
09:17 - Should be getting my new (old) car today. Could've done with it last Friday, but still....

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 24, 2010, 07:56:39 PM
19:56 - joys of changing banks when they don't do the automated move of all your direct debits :(   BT first of many to sort out tonight ... zzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 25, 2010, 10:53:56 AM
10:53 - Planning a BackupExec 2010 upgrade. What fun....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 25, 2010, 05:18:59 PM
17:18 - waiting for text back off mate to see if she's turning up for the quiz tonight.  Guessing Rinoa & BP will be turning up but don't know about mate.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 25, 2010, 11:04:02 PM
23:03 - Nite friends! ;) See you all soon! A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 25, 2010, 11:10:58 PM
23:10

Nite :) I'm staying up as I've got things to tinker with ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 26, 2010, 07:59:56 AM
7.59am - Another day at work, at least it'll soon be the weekend, and because it's Friday I finish at 4.00 whohoo !!!  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 26, 2010, 08:23:32 AM
8:18 - another day beckons.  Used up some of my spare flexi to rest a while downstairs in the canteen and soak up last night's Erdinger :)  We were, as our team name suggests, well and truly in last place (or so we thought) with 33 / 100.  Gave another team some laughs as they marked our answers though, so we did some good :)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on February 26, 2010, 10:15:54 AM
21:15 - Trying to rewrite my speech for tomorrows wedding, so tired tho....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 26, 2010, 11:27:07 AM
21:15 - Trying to rewrite my speech for tomorrows wedding, so tired tho....

11.27 - Rather you than me  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 26, 2010, 06:51:12 PM
18:51 - Back home after a yo-yo week in the land of I.T.

Highlights -

H&S training...the video of the forklift driver losing a (rubber) arm was brilliant. Completely useless in IT but hey, you never know. 

Confiscated about 4gb worth of nds roms from a laptop belonging to one of the sales guys. (Tut tut, but that'll do nicely)

Got chatting with fella who's about to retire and he gave me a zx81, c64 & a beeb for fixing his home PC.

Convinced my boss to buy me an all singing dancing network tester/certifier.

Got two kitkats for the price of one from the vending machine.

Rolled out an AD profile to a select few people so that it changes the PC sound schemes to fart noises.

Migrated a huge SQL database and found that it actually worked when completed.

...etc etc





Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 26, 2010, 08:29:48 PM
Confiscated about 4gb worth of nds roms from a laptop belonging to one of the sales guys. (Tut tut, but that'll do nicely)

Tsk tsk .. there's some reet dodgy people out there - you won't catch me doing anything like that ......





20:29 - burning off some disc images to get some space back .. ahem :)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 26, 2010, 09:13:47 PM
21:13 - DS has finally finished charging :-)

Quote
19:22 - Retro Reunited video clips up on YouTube courtesy of Greyfox - http://www.youtube.com/user/DDGreyfox

Does anyone know which remix version of the Ocean Loader theme is playing in part 2??

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 26, 2010, 09:14:20 PM
21:14

21:13 - DS has finally finished charging :-)

Quote
19:22 - Retro Reunited video clips up on YouTube courtesy of Greyfox - http://www.youtube.com/user/DDGreyfox

Does anyone know which remix version of the Ocean Loader theme is playing in part 2??



That's funny I was wondering that too :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 26, 2010, 09:28:19 PM
21:28 - Think I've found it -

http://remix.kwed.org/download.php/105/Instant%20Remedy%20-%20Ocean%20Loader.mp3 (http://remix.kwed.org/download.php/105/Instant%20Remedy%20-%20Ocean%20Loader.mp3)


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 26, 2010, 09:49:34 PM
21:49

Cool 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on February 26, 2010, 10:07:50 PM
18:51 - Back home after a yo-yo week in the land of I.T.

Highlights -

Convinced my boss to buy me an all singing dancing network tester/certifier.

Rolled out an AD profile to a select few people so that it changes the PC sound schemes to fart noises.

Migrated a huge SQL database and found that it actually worked when completed.

...etc etc

22:07 - I like the AD idea.... Im going to do the same thing to a select few BlackBerrys next week! :) . Well done on the SQL migration - now try oracle. Also, the LAN testers are very useful! Could use one to detect the dodgy LAN points in my office.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 27, 2010, 10:10:18 AM
10:10 - off to Bowlers via a cafe for a bacon butty :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 27, 2010, 11:16:25 AM
11:15

Back from Leicester City Centre to resolve an issue with our holiday tickets!!!

They got my wife's title on her tickets wrong!!! I was going away with Mr S Pantling-James not Mrs !!!

They even wanted me to pay half of the £69 cost to put it right!! Guess who didn't pay anything  ;D

No retro goodies in the market this week  :(

Off to RCM unit in a bit for a couple of hours helping out.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on February 27, 2010, 11:31:04 AM
11.31 - Out soon to drop my daughter off then off to the unit
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 27, 2010, 01:53:23 PM
13:51 - back from the shops and time for a cuppa.

Smith's didn't have RG issue 74, anyone have any idea when it's out? Missed issue 73 so not sure when it's released - need to track down issue 73 down on eBay.


 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 27, 2010, 04:32:28 PM
16:30 - back from Bowlers with a new DVD writer to replace the knackered one in this main PC of mine.  The joys of not noticing the small plastic sleeve that's plonked on top of a stack of 50 discs and then wondering why your DVD writer makes a loud crunching sound shortly after pressing start on Imgburn .. :-[

Picked up two more 'funky' PS1/PS2 joysticks at Bowlers too.  Will hand them over to AndyRCM next weekend.  They could both be used as competition fun items at the RCM meeting instead of normal ones.  But it's finding games that will work with them :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on February 27, 2010, 11:59:12 PM

11.27 - Rather you than me  :D

It went very well, stayed off the booze until I gave it, then decided to try and catch up, bad idea, v wobbly this morning, got to lever myself vertical to get the suit back to the city.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on February 28, 2010, 04:55:39 PM
16:55 - Back from shopping in Nottingham and found one remaining RG iss 73 still available WHS. Just got issue 3, 54 & 59 to get now and that should complete the collection. Iss 74 is out on Mar 3rd apparently.

Also been drooling over a new camera lens but at around £1800 I've got some serious sucking up to do.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 28, 2010, 05:10:49 PM
17:09 - Just back from the unit (again) - managed to move a load of stuff around - the shelving units I built a few weeks ago are exactly what we needed - looks like they work really well - just need another 15 of them . . . :)

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on February 28, 2010, 05:54:37 PM
17:54 Damn .. wish I'd waited and bought an xPhone instead of my Samsung Pixon 12 .. ah well, c'est la vie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udlxr8t1nZM


 :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on February 28, 2010, 08:46:35 PM
20:45  Off to bed as up early & long day tomorrow.  ;) say no more!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on February 28, 2010, 09:21:45 PM
21:20 Have a great time Karl - see you in a couple of weeks. Don't forget the photographs I have asked you for! ;) Beer + RCM . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 01, 2010, 12:00:47 AM
00:00 ... chatting on the RG chat room
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on March 01, 2010, 09:52:08 AM
17:54 Damn .. wish I'd waited and bought an xPhone instead of my Samsung Pixon 12 .. ah well, c'est la vie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udlxr8t1nZM


 :P

9.52 - Damn that xphone looks good, especially the backward storage medium, although I think it migh have disadvantages carrying around a 5 1/4" floppy  :-[ and that 48megapixel camera is a bit of a letdown  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 01, 2010, 08:22:59 PM
8:22 - got the house to myself this evening so decided to get the projector out for some big screen mame action.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 01, 2010, 09:23:17 PM
21:22 - Dave Moore (Acardian) paid me a visit tonight so having a good old chin-wag.  Tried out (for the first time in my life) a bottle of pear cider .. nope, still prefer a pint of bitter / German beer :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 02, 2010, 10:26:54 AM
10:27 - Dave is a nice bloke. Very passionate about anything Acorn!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 03, 2010, 12:35:20 PM
12:29 - need to make room in the flat for two RCM bods who are paying me a visit on Friday :)  Got to buy the airbed after work tonight and they can flip a coin who gets the airbed and who gets the sofa-bed :)

Lots of paperwork needs to be moved upstairs, out of their envelopes and into a filing cabinet that I've had but barely used for almost 2 years now :)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 03, 2010, 06:06:06 PM
18:05 - No need to get an airbed as being woken up early on Saturday with the RCM visit.  Coffee and then the delights of Bowlers methinks that morning.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 03, 2010, 08:35:23 PM
20:34

My knees are killing me, gonna try something called tiger balm.  I just know it's gonna sting :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 03, 2010, 09:36:10 PM
21:34 - back from mate's birthday do at the local all-you-can-eat Chinese.  Am stuffed to t'gills with food and it's difficult to sit down :) 

@Quagmire - Tiger Balm is good stuff.  Although my supplier @ Bowlers hasn't been able to get any more for a while so I'm down to my last jar.  Excellent when my metal bar is complaining about the cold weather and/or I've slept on it funny.  Tiger balm + wrist support = being able to do my job :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on March 03, 2010, 11:04:16 PM
Debating should I open my new new in box jaguar and iron soldier and katsumi ninja or wait until the morning?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 03, 2010, 11:11:36 PM
10:05 - admiring the faulty Sega Wonderboy PCB that was on my desk this morning, bought it from the states for 23 quid which is extremely cheap for a Wonderboy, I just love sellers who put up cheap Buy It Nows for faulty boards :)

I dont know the history of this board (I never do) but I can see a number of things wrong with it straight away.

1) One eprom missing
2) Two eproms are socketted backwards and are probably totally dead. [They were totally toasted]
3) One eprom with ground pin bend under the chip.
4) Z80 so loose it had fallen out during shipping
5) Several eproms are the dreaded doubledecker Misubishi type so theres a fair chance they hold corrupt data. [Yup - data a load of rubbish]
6) Badly smashed ceramic cap that may or may not be a dead short as the internal plates are visible, twisted and touching.
7) The sound Z80 CPU had had the word "BAD" written on it [Actually fine tho]

Across the board there is a strip of masking tape on which is written "Wonderboy bad graphics", so am wondering if this was scrapped as a result of that fault and to sell it the seller just shoved any old chips in to fill in the gaps. If the board hasnt been powered up the mismash of eproms is probably ok and they can go into my stock if they are not the right sort for the board. The auction photo does show it wired to an adaptor so I reckon it has been fired up and has therefore destroyed the reversed chips.

Thankfully all the socketted custom PROMs are still on the board and there seems to be no damage at all to the tracks anywhere, despite there being half a dogs worth of pet hair all over the back of the board.

Will have fun with this one I think  :D


11:34

Oooh - a parcel of unsual deliciousness has arrived too - Taito Cadash and Konami Devastator boards, both in mint condition but faulty. Full marks to the seller too, the Taito board had its 68000 CPU missing and the seller put it back in but didnt solder it in, he just bent a few pins over to hold it in. This is excellant coz I would only have to desolder it to fit a socket so I can wheel the Fluke 9010 up to it, the fewer solder/desolder events a board goes through the happier it is.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on March 04, 2010, 09:13:09 AM
09:12 - Bit quiet this morning, is everyone still in bed ?

Got to do staff appraisals today, oh what joy  :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Dave_Jones on March 04, 2010, 11:09:12 AM
11:07 - Just finished coding a banking system in PHP / Postgres.  Still a couple of permissions to tweak and all the data to put in, though.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on March 04, 2010, 11:42:36 AM
Just cleaned the house from top to bottom, booked my Easter holiday, done a load of ironing. Off to pick up sprog from nursery school.
The Jag is still in it's box ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 04, 2010, 12:04:14 PM
12:03 - Handed my notice in this morning - off to pastures new . . . :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 04, 2010, 12:07:26 PM
12.06 - Big step Andy, I hope it went well   :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 04, 2010, 12:09:10 PM
12:08 - As well as can be expected I guess? Things are good - looking forward to starting my new job now! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 04, 2010, 12:17:25 PM
12.16 - Mucho Respecto for having the gonads to do it  ;D

Is the new job one based at home?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 04, 2010, 12:25:07 PM
12:23 - Thanks Dave! ;)

The new job is based in an office but only about 10 minutes from home! :) Working with only three other people on a day to day basis.
Dealing with suppliers and customers, website updates, artwork for brochures/flyers etc, looking after the computers  and of course the important bit - making the coffee and tea! ;)

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 04, 2010, 12:50:48 PM
12:45 - nice one Andy.  Let me know if there's any piecemeal work for smelling pistake hunting :)  Been doing loads of it recently - especially for the my car / motorcycle and text check websites that we own.  Finally met the team of developers yesterday and they winced a bit when they saw my report of "everything that's wrong with your website" :) 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on March 04, 2010, 01:11:34 PM
13.11 - Good luck Andy  :)

Andy's going to be the 'New Boy', does this mean you'll be everyones 'Bitch' for a while  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 05, 2010, 04:25:38 AM
15:20 - Feeling Karmic, found a 16GB USB key in the street outside a school I was doing some work at, had a shufty at the files and found the owner, turns out he dropped it there yesterday. What are the chances of that staying put, hundreds of kids who would know what it was would have walked past it and its a very tasty size. Anyway - the guy just came by the office and was most appreciative, brought me a nice bottle of wine for my trouble!

 ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 05, 2010, 07:49:37 AM
07:48 - Yes to you Panther! ;) and nice one Womble for that! ;) 16gb is a nice size to have! ;) A bottle is always nice! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 05, 2010, 10:14:09 AM
10:12 - Weekend SAN outage has been postponed! Woo hoo! Didnt feel like working this weekend anyway.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 05, 2010, 01:23:37 PM
13:23

can't believe I got a birthday pressie from my cat :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on March 05, 2010, 01:40:53 PM
13:23

can't believe I got a birthday pressie from my cat :o
13:39 Happy birthday Scott.
You can have that Atari Basic cart as a birthday present from me if you like  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 05, 2010, 01:58:40 PM
13:57 - Happy Birthday Scott! I will see you in the morning! ;) I will text you later with times etc . . .
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 05, 2010, 02:03:41 PM
14.03 - Happy Birthday Scott!  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on March 05, 2010, 08:03:33 PM
20.03 Happy Birthday Scott ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 05, 2010, 08:04:10 PM
20:04 - Happy birthday!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 05, 2010, 08:05:08 PM
20:05 - Planning our trip to Bletchley Park tomorrow.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 05, 2010, 08:11:19 PM
20:10

Thanks for the birthday wishes folks, time to hit the wine ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on March 05, 2010, 09:21:53 PM
Anyone else had a bad day?

My PCengine wont work with any of the 4 TV's that I have at my disposal
The C128 that I bought off ebay does not work
Neither of the 2 ZX Spectrum +2's that Starship gave me work
The DivIDE device that I bought is lost in the post
My garage roof has started leaking

fed up, off to bed  >:(
21:19 the commy 128 is now working :)
the pc engine looks great on my new Sony CRT :)

everything else is as before :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 06, 2010, 12:12:33 AM
00:12 - Knackered.  Off to bed as I'm up early for the RCM visitation/breakfast/Bowlers/into Manchester.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 06, 2010, 07:28:18 AM
07:26 Up nice and early - Scott should be joining me at 8.00am then off to see Mike, then off to Manchester to see Jon - Should be with Mike by 10.00am! ;)

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 06, 2010, 01:13:35 PM
00:13 - waiting for some eproms to erase, tap tap tap.

Woohooo, they just woke up a Wonderboy original PCB, graphically its a mess but at least it is now running :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 06, 2010, 04:49:20 PM
16:49 - Hooked on c64 Bruce Lee on my DS via FrodoDS. Can't put the damn thing down!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 06, 2010, 04:54:17 PM
16:53 - back from a trip to Bowlers and then onto the Lass O Gowrie pub for discussions about the EuroConn later on this year (at the same pub).

Some good things are planned but my lips they be sealed me hearties :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on March 07, 2010, 01:31:22 AM
19:30 Mexican time   :)

guess who's found free wifi access in the hotel  ;D

I've had to promise not to be here long.

Just had a lovely dinner after a day on the white sandy beach with clear sea.

Time for alcohol me thinks   ;)

laters karl & Ronnie

p.s. Happy belated birthday Scott. Hope you had a good one.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 07, 2010, 10:30:52 AM
10:30 - Just read an interview with Sir Clive Sinclair (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/feb/28/clive-sinclair-interview-simon-garfield) and now it's time for some Costa Coffee :)   
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 07, 2010, 11:29:39 AM
Disaster, smoke pouring out of my scope, still works but smoke is never a good omen.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 07, 2010, 12:12:12 PM
12:10 - Just read the article too Mike, what a brilliant read! I love that guy to be honest. I have just emailed the Guardian to say how impressed I am.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on March 07, 2010, 01:14:41 PM
13.13 House is full of balloons as it is Tabatha's 3rd Birthday!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 07, 2010, 02:45:40 PM
14:45 - doing some more PASTI images on my MegaSTe to pass the time whilst some (hopefully) cheap bids on some 360 games come to fruition :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 07, 2010, 08:29:44 PM
20:27 - Bloke just dropped off a Cyclone MKV stand-alone box with a 2TB inside it.  Just filling it up with 'freeware examples' for him to playback when he's working on the oil rigs :)  Realised now my ancient (i.e. 2 years old) 1080i TV just doesn't do HD quality justice - plus it can't display 1080p at all (VideoLAN downgrades it on the fly so I can watch it).

Adding a new TV to my shopping list at some point .. along with High Voltage & Sonisphere (Poland & UK)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 08, 2010, 12:20:17 PM
12:19

Seems I have another week of work after all. Work, don't work, I hate temping >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 08, 2010, 12:27:09 PM
12:26 - Nice one Scott - Hope you find something more permanent soon. I will keep my ears/eyes open for you. A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on March 08, 2010, 03:47:25 PM
09:45 (still Mexican time)

just had Buffett breakfast. Time to spend another hard day lying on the beach  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 08, 2010, 08:06:19 PM
20:05 - Bloke came to pick up the Cyclone MKV Enclosure.  Very nice bit of kit.  Seriously thinking it might help me out (when it's got a 2TB drive inside!) but will definitely need a new TV first as half of the 'demos' that I put onto it wouldn't playback on my crappy 1080i TV.  Nice touch that an ISO file will also playback off the box without having to unpack it :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 08, 2010, 09:02:47 PM
21:03 Bloke in work is looking for prices for the following bits (he's having a clear out) and wonders what they're worth.

Quote
ZX Spectrum+ with a box of tapes and a microdrive along with some weird peripherals.
 
Boxed Imported US Nintendo 64 with a stepdown adapter, about 15 games, 2 pads, memory cards, ram expansions and a universal cart adapter.
 
Fully modded Sega Saturn with region switch and 50/60hz switch, about 15 games 2 official pads, 1 unofficial pad, sega analogue pad, erazer light gun (also compatible with psx).
 
Sega Dreamcast with about 20 games, 2 pads, sega lightgun, sega keyboard & mouse
 
2 Playstation 1s and many many games and peripherals

He's not thinking of eBay and would rather proper collectors (i.e. RCM / us lot) would rather have first dibs.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 08, 2010, 09:04:57 PM
21:04 - Any chance of seeing some photographs mate? RCM might be interested in some of that . . . ;)

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 08, 2010, 09:21:06 PM
21:04 - Any chance of seeing some photographs mate? RCM might be interested in some of that . . . ;)

A

21:21 The remainder of his email says: "I'd rather it went to RCM as I hate eBay" - he's just after prices for the mo.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on March 08, 2010, 09:57:30 PM
21:56 £20 for the spectrum?

Tonight I am mostly trying to fix Atari STe's ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 08, 2010, 10:02:42 PM
22:01 - PML! I agree with Mike £20 for the Spectrum+ - depending on what add-ons are with it though . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 08, 2010, 10:05:17 PM
22:05 - Interface 2 would be nice!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on March 08, 2010, 10:58:22 PM
22:55 well I think that after a dissembly/cleaning/re-seating/reassembly MugUK's 520STe now has working joystick ports  ;D

My 1040STe will not recognise an external drive  >:( no idea where to start to be honest, it's too late now anyway, off to bed
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 08, 2010, 11:15:56 PM
23:14 - halfway through watching Ninja Assassin (BD Rip, natch).  Got to the 'love interest' bit so time to put the kettle on and check my mails.

I'll ask him tomorrow about the Spectrum.  Think I've given all my microdrive carts to Andy on one of his previous visits .. then again, I've still got two microdrives on the shelf, so might not have done :) 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 08, 2010, 11:31:27 PM
23:30 - Successfully updated my Wii - but still CAN'T get my drum kit to work (at all!!!!!) - :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 09, 2010, 12:15:53 AM
11:11 Sat in a soggy office where the roof gave way during the storms, carpet stinks :(

Did the Melbourne storms make the news in the UK? They reckon they are the worst to hit the city since the colony was founded. From warm and sunny to cars floating down main roads 30 mins later.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on March 09, 2010, 09:33:06 AM
09.33 - Not heard anything about the storms here, anyone else ?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on March 09, 2010, 09:42:42 AM
11:11 Sat in a soggy office where the roof gave way during the storms, carpet stinks :(

Did the Melbourne storms make the news in the UK? They reckon they are the worst to hit the city since the colony was founded. From warm and sunny to cars floating down main roads 30 mins later.

09:40 no it did not make the news here, you are not American/we can't invade you to take your oil  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 09, 2010, 10:13:09 AM
It did make the news there coz my folks rang up to see if the house had been damaged. Right mess round these parts, not sure I follow the American oil gag tho.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on March 09, 2010, 10:18:43 AM
10:17 Oil joke does not work, my bad sense of humor ::)

Just putting an STe through the dishwasher ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 09, 2010, 10:45:22 AM
10:45 - I know its not compareable to the issues in Melbourne, but its flooded around here again. As its so flat here, all the water sits on the fields and roads for several weeks. It also covers my route into work - so I have to go the long way. Normally it takes me 15 mins to get to work. When the road is flooded, it can take up to one hour.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 09, 2010, 12:56:57 PM
12:51 - bloke in work who's selling up the odds & sods previously mentioned hasn't come up with any prices as of yet.  But he has lent me a Dreamcast SCART cable so I can (finally) test out the Japanese Saturn I picked up in Paris almost 2 years ago and still haven't powered on.  It's been 'Console Passioned' so it has the multi-country firmware and all other bits and pieces that they put in. 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 09, 2010, 06:34:49 PM
18:34 - Booo, dentist today and had have a tooth removed (thankfully one way out back so I don't look too 'gappy') Not sure what voodoo magic he used but I still have no feeling on one side of my face from ear to chin. Dinner this evening for a fun experience :-)

but...I've got the rest of the week off to chill and relax. Also, attending Star Wars:In Concert tomorrow night at Sheff. Looking forward to seeing the movie props exhibition.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 10, 2010, 04:50:46 AM
10:45 - I know its not compareable to the issues in Melbourne, but its flooded around here again. As its so flat here, all the water sits on the fields and roads for several weeks. It also covers my route into work - so I have to go the long way. Normally it takes me 15 mins to get to work. When the road is flooded, it can take up to one hour.

Melbourne was dramatic but very brief, they reckon 22 billion litres of water was dropped on the city in less than 3 hours, two days after its was dry and sunny again, the only signs remaining are a lot of pock marked cars, broken windows here and there and lots of trees totally stripped of leaves.

Queensland is another matter - the flood up there has an area greater than the entire UK currently underwater.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on March 10, 2010, 02:53:07 PM
14.52


Melbourne was dramatic but very brief, they reckon 22 billion litres of water was dropped on the city in less than 3 hours, two days after its was dry and sunny again, the only signs remaining are a lot of pock marked cars, broken windows here and there and lots of trees totally stripped of leaves.

Queensland is another matter - the flood up there has an area greater than the entire UK currently underwater.
So what you are saying is, if we are thinking of emigrating, don't go  to Queensland or Melbourne for that matter!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 10, 2010, 07:41:19 PM
19:39 - mate in Wales knows a BT engineer (or someone with connections to BT) and they've acquired several of the (knackered) BT Fusion boxes which have been skipped.  However, this person kept the 160Gb h/drives.  Not much use to me but does anyone want them?  They're going for £12 a drive - don't know if that's expensive or not as I wouldn't be interested in drives that small myself!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on March 10, 2010, 07:56:00 PM
19:55 what type of hard drive is it?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 10, 2010, 08:19:58 PM
19:55 what type of hard drive is it?

20:18 - no idea.  Just rang and they are 3.5" IDE - all are Western Digital.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 10, 2010, 09:23:22 PM
21:23 - I believe the BT Vision boxes used 160Gb 5400RPM PATA quiet drives.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on March 10, 2010, 11:34:35 PM
23.34 - £12 seems OK, might be tempted  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 11, 2010, 06:50:10 AM
06:49 - I'll be picking them up this weekend due to it being Mothering Sunday.  Can those who definitely want one let me know via PM (one person already has).  I'll get his PayPal details and let you know.  I can deliver them at RCM in May as I've not got any of those plastic shells left that allow safe passage of hard-drives via Royal Mail.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on March 11, 2010, 08:39:14 AM
08:38

*cough* Moving the thread back to topic please :) Further discussions on this be conducted by PM or via the FOR SALE/WANTED forum - ta :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 11, 2010, 08:57:30 AM
19:55 - Sadly poking at the exciting stack of boards that arrived today, knowing that I am firstly too tired to care that much and secondly that I have to mend my scope before I can do much with them. Dumping roms and confirming the software side of things is so unsatisfying.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 11, 2010, 10:10:22 AM
10:10 - Taking a look on Google Streetview. You can see most of the UK now. Even my Mrs doing the gardening!  :D

This looks familiar... http://bit.ly/9tJGWH
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 11, 2010, 10:17:07 AM
10:16 - Yeah - been there a couple of times myself! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 11, 2010, 12:44:05 PM
12:38 - just checked my place and the van didn't go up the side street so no-one can see the state of the back 'garden' (i.e. it was overgrown until last weekend when one of the new neighbours decided to hack back all the over-grown weeds!).  What's amusing is that the Street View shows a shop that hasn't been there for 4-5 months but the user photo submitted for the area, shows the new shop :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 11, 2010, 05:06:03 PM
17:04 - M6 totally chocka so meant I got dropped off first :)  Brain fizzled out as spent the majority of the working day editing 60+ out of the 120 or so articles on the my car check dot com  (done like that on purpose so that I don't advertise the site!).  Only another 60 to go through tomorrow .. this project was supposed to last me a week and I've done half of it in one day.  Hey ho :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on March 11, 2010, 11:11:10 PM
23:10 Acorn Elecron  (boxed) for £40, is that a reasonable price?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 12, 2010, 06:28:03 AM
06:27 - they have been selling for around the £20 region - so I would say not, but then again supply and demand sometimes kicks in . . . :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 12, 2010, 07:38:35 AM
07:38 - Up, showered and ready for work. Kids ready too. We are never ready this early!

Re Electrons - depends what box its in. The printed boxes are worth more than the plain ones. Still, £40 is a bit steep - but depends on its condition.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 12, 2010, 08:20:09 AM
8:13 - in work.  Slight hangover. Head pounding.  A lot.  Drinking on a school night is but fun until you wake up the following morning!  Train that was supposed to leave Liverpool at 11:26 .. eventually left after midnight so I got in at 00:45 .. and up again at 6:30am.

Bacon & beans on toast helping slightly but the sachet of Resolve should help with the rest of my 'ailments' .... but it won't dive into the glass of water by itself unfortunately.  Have I got to do everything? :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 13, 2010, 05:32:28 PM
17:27 - back from Bowlers via a visit from Anna & Dave of Attic Bug fame.  Dave's van was a nice mini-Aladdin's Cave as it had the (tidied up) results of a house clearance.  *Loads* of TRS80 books, games, disks, some QL bits (inc. a boxed one) and a couple of STEs (I nabbed the ugly / unclean one as it might help 1200XL out of his predicament) and tons of ST games, cover disks.  The previous owner (who had passed away in a nursing home it would seem) was a bit of a coder it would seem so all non-orignial, non-cover disks will be handed back to me at some point so I can extract any code he'd done in his time and get it preserved somewhere.  No matter if it's crap, the amount of 68000 coding books in this collection, I'm guessing it was a bit of a serious developer during his time.

Also picked up the following 5 Amiga boxes (4 games, 1 util) @ Bowlers.

Skeleton Krew (AGA version)
Turbo Trax (doesn't specify if it's an AGA version but the game was released late on in 1995?)
Banshee (AGA version)
ZeeWolf 2 (still sealed but some of the plastic wrapping is coming off)
and something called 'File Nexus' which seems to be a 'Directory Opus on steroids' as it's got the usual file management tools plus it plays back movie files, MOD files and views pics.  Things, from memory, that I had to get plugins for in Directory Opus in my old Amiga days.

All in all, £3 was well spent :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on March 13, 2010, 09:00:41 PM
21.00 - Another saturday with the family, watching TV and movies and slowly drinking myself into oblivion
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 14, 2010, 01:54:31 PM
13:54 - At home. Kids playing star wars lego on the xbox. Im doing housework. Just taken a 10 min break. Will fire up my ZX81 in a bit.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 14, 2010, 03:37:40 PM
15:36 - back from taking Mum & Dad out for lunch .. well, KFC.  Then into town via brother's house and saw four people walking up and down Rhyl's High Street with various birds of prey on their arms.  Hired by the council to help scare away the pigeons - especially the brazen ones that swoop down and remove meals from the hands of kids that leave McDonald's.  Had a laugh at the prices in Cash Convertors and came home.  Got a weird looking all-in-one forensic's PC to look at before I go home.  This briefcase has a laptop, scanner and printer all inside the one box.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on March 15, 2010, 03:41:20 PM
15.40 everyone must be asleep today!! Just off to take the littleones to their swimming lessons. :D


oh and the website clock is wrong!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 15, 2010, 03:49:29 PM
15:48 - Just corrected the website clock . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 15, 2010, 05:35:09 PM
17:34 - decided that I'd buy that USA N64 off the bloke in work with all the extras.  He's doing it for a good price (considering the amount of games and peripherals with it) and it's boxed.  All I need now is an SD card device for it :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 15, 2010, 08:16:22 PM
07:15 - Called in sick, filthy stinking cold, still feel kinda guilty tho as was off for 3 days a couple of weeks ago due to a family drama.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 15, 2010, 08:19:30 PM
20:18 - sitting contemplating how to do some code . . . I am struggling to be honest! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on March 15, 2010, 09:20:44 PM
21.20 - Finally got a game to play on the Colecovision, nice bit of Donkey Kong, great conversion  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 15, 2010, 10:43:19 PM
22:42 - given up looking for an N64 backup device .. what does still exist are silly money and use non-standard carts with little room for multiple games.  Guess I'll just have to keep my eyes open for a cheap (!) Z64 to turn up out of the blue :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on March 15, 2010, 10:48:26 PM
22:42 - given up looking for an N64 backup device .. what does still exist are silly money and use non-standard carts with little room for multiple games.  Guess I'll just have to keep my eyes open for a cheap (!) Z64 to turn up out of the blue :)

22:47 Most backup drives for the N64 sell for stupid money. I've seen a few with zip drives sell in the past for little money but you need to be quick. Have you tried asking on the Tototek forum or searching there shops?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 16, 2010, 05:27:25 PM
17:45 - just looked at the contents of the box of goodies that's come with this USA N64.  The games are *pristine* and include the following:

Mario Kart (Jap), Zelda (Ocarina of Time - original owner imported this for £90+ back in the day), Turok, Turok: Seeds of Evil, Diddy Kong,
Starfox, Doom64, Waverace (Jap), Super Mario 64, Goldeneye, Top Gear Rally, Perfect Dark and, one of my favourites from the N64, Blast Corps.

Was this lot, including two controllers, the N64 and a power supply convertor and SCART lead worth £60? :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on March 16, 2010, 06:13:43 PM
18:12 Mike I think that's a good buy for a NTSC N64. Goldeneye, Zelda, Perfect Dark and Mario 64 are some of the best games on the system.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on March 16, 2010, 09:12:48 PM
21:10

Back from Mexico today. Had a couple of hours kip when got back then done some running around.

I was going to catch up on the rest of the posting's I've missed by my body isn't with it....bloody jet lag!!! 

Off to bed me thinks as in work for 07:00 tomorrow!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 16, 2010, 09:29:16 PM
21:29 - Just fixed a PowerBook G4. Now finally time to test my ZX81.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 17, 2010, 01:05:50 PM
13:04

Oh don't mention repairing laptops, I've got a full inbox at the moment of peoples notebooks etc... and I'm in a lazy mood :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 17, 2010, 02:46:47 PM
14:46 - You would think replaceing the HDD would be easy fix. I had to removed approx 25 screws to get to it. Only 2 screws on my Dell Latitude desktop. Not even thought about opening my new MacBook Pro...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 17, 2010, 02:47:44 PM
14:47 - Having my study afternoon in the office. Basically means I sit in a side room with laptop and book, and study. Well, thats the plan.... (Says me posting on here!  :D )
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 17, 2010, 09:00:31 PM
20:59 - suitcase packed and ready for the weekend in Forli, Italy for the Italian Jagfest 2010.  Should be a few games of Tempest 2000 in the offing :)  Just seems odd that I'm not lugging my laptop with me but it saves me paying extra to stow a suitcase in the plane and then carry my laptop in a rucksack.  Tomorrow night, after work, it's down to Birmingham for the usual curry, then set off around 2am to get to Stanstead for the flight to Bologna.

Get to try out my new passport on the way back too as Stanstead does that iris scanning thingummy - what's the betting I can break it :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 17, 2010, 09:02:12 PM
21:01 - Not jealous at all Mike - have a great time! Although a couple of us from here SHOULD be going to Bletchley Park on Sunday as VIPs . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 18, 2010, 12:30:44 PM
Just found a 28 quid note lying in the street!!! Home time for me!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on March 18, 2010, 12:43:06 PM
12:42 - I'm assuming thats a $50 AUD note.... ;)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 18, 2010, 12:52:19 PM
A pineapple yes! Slightly subsidised night as a result :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 18, 2010, 11:51:33 PM
11:51 - Rebuilding my home server. Moved from Debian to Ubuntu server. So far, so good.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on March 19, 2010, 04:18:40 PM
16:18 - *Tumbleweeds*

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 19, 2010, 04:40:09 PM
16:38

@Phu
Same here but more church bells and dogs howling  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 19, 2010, 04:54:54 PM
17:52 (Italian time) - sat in Brain Fusion (shop who also put on the Italian Jagfest) showing off this forum.  The owners are after Cuttle Carts or similar for their wide collection of Atari machines - just got to find the thread on here to show him the joys of SD interfaces :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 19, 2010, 05:12:24 PM
17:12 - Been a hard day. Been working on a network load balanced Windows cluster type thing. Now playing with Apache Jmeter.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 19, 2010, 10:36:05 PM
22:35

Slightly pished and off to bed :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 23, 2010, 04:33:05 PM
16:32 - Getting ready for a trip to Computacenter this Thursday in Hatfield. CDs/DVDs to burn and documentation to write. What fun! Need to brush up on Solaris too....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 23, 2010, 05:42:27 PM
17:40 - spent last 12 hours travelling back to the UK.  Am bloody starving as I've not eaten since 7:00am (Italian time) - so that's 6:00am UK time.  Got tons of photos and videos to upload to FB.  Did myself a right injury (aka awoke a muscle I'd forgotten I had) as mate & myself had a couple of bouts of trying to kick this round thing in-between two posts.  Doesn't help my aiming when I'm wearing walking boots though! 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on March 23, 2010, 05:53:58 PM
17:53 aka awoke a muscle I'd forgotten I had? What muscle are you talking about Mike?  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 23, 2010, 06:08:11 PM
18:07 - my right thigh muscle(s).  Was fun kicking the ball back & forth but not only did I limp away in pain on the Saturday at the Jagfest, I then did it again on the Sunday to save falling asleep as two others started chatting about World of Yawncraft!  So double the pain!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 25, 2010, 05:12:03 PM
17:11 - home early so got some time to get some bits and pieces sorted ready for the pub quiz tonight in Liverpool which just so happens to clash with the Ship & Mitre Belgian Beer Festival.  Oh... hang on .. they're in the same pub :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 26, 2010, 12:39:27 AM
00:38 - Back from pub quiz. We came 4th out of 8 teams which was our best showing yet.  Tinged (for me) with a bit of a downer when I got a message to ring a mate back in Wales about the death this evening of a good friend from my old days of hanging around with the musicians/singers from the old Rhuddlan Folk Club. 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 26, 2010, 07:39:58 AM
07:39 - Getting ready to go to Brighton for my brothers stag weekend. Should be fun!  ;D :D

Just upset that im leaving my family who are all ill and off work/school with this horrible tummy bug.  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 26, 2010, 09:05:44 AM
9.05 - Have a good last day at work Andy, I should be able to get to the unit Sunday afternoon  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 26, 2010, 12:33:27 PM
12:27 - It's quiet in the office today, so I've spent most of the morning in work messing about with Excel VBA updating my "Excel worksheet to TWiki Table convertor" program.  Sometimes I can remember the commands to do the simple GUI stuff in Excel but other times I'm finding it out the hard way via numerous Google searches.  All good re-learning stuff I used to know a lot more back in my younger days :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 27, 2010, 08:09:28 AM
08:07 - been up since 6.45 as Ikea were delivering our new shelving packs between 7.00 - 10.00am. We already knew we were the first drop so . . . they turned up around 7.25ish - unloaded their van and went away - I have just loaded 8 of the 15 units into my car ready for transport to our unit. Tired to buggery already! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on March 27, 2010, 09:05:22 AM
09:05 - Just about to start housework  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 27, 2010, 12:04:39 PM
12:01 - got home after kipping on mate's couch last night due to imbibing 'falling down water' until 3am.  Now I've got to dig out two large 'semi-steel' Newcastle Brown Ale posters I got from an offer years ago and take them with me to Rhyl and drop off at a bar in town.  Later on this evening (about 8pm onwards), approx 200+ people who used to drink at The Bistro in Rhyl are having a reunion night to celebrate 'being there' in it's heyday of the early 90s.  I used to work there - hence why I was able to get the requisite number of labels from the Newky bottles to get the two posters.  It's also my third night out in as many days :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 27, 2010, 06:31:49 PM
18:31 - Chilling out after working in the garden. Been cutting out one bugger of an overgrown tree with a chainsaw and managed it without incident - occasionally I'm refereed to as Frank..as in the Spencer kind  :D

Have the urge for a little splatterhouse.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 28, 2010, 01:05:33 PM
13:03 - got in around 5am (BST) .. was a good night and saw lots of old faces from years ago when we all used to go to the same (and only) alternative music nightclub in Rhyl, The Bistro.  Same DJ that played back then did a set of the music he used to play.  Nice not to have to hear dance and/or manufactured karaoke 'music' in a nightclub :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 28, 2010, 11:01:37 PM
9:00 Off to Brisbane to redesign a network. Airport chaos :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 28, 2010, 11:18:14 PM
23:16 - off to bed now! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on March 29, 2010, 01:03:29 AM
00:03 GMT + 1:00 - You need to correct the site's clock again Andy :P

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 29, 2010, 07:50:17 AM
07:50 - Getting ready for work after a weekend away for my brother stag do. Why didnt I take today off work....  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 29, 2010, 01:48:00 PM
13:46 Got a few days off work to do a few jobs round the house. All finished now so time to relax. Just been digging out a few more old PC games so a levels of Duke Nukem 3d & Dark Forces in order.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on March 29, 2010, 01:58:58 PM
13.57 

13:46 Got a few days off work to do a few jobs round the house. All finished now so time to relax. Just been digging out a few more old PC games so a levels of Duke Nukem 3d & Dark Forces in order.

Does that mean you are spending the next few days gaming, or you have just finished the jobs for today and you will resume again tomorrow??  Can you give Andy some tips about jobs, as we have loads to do and he is off until next Tuesday!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 29, 2010, 02:00:48 PM
14:00 I will get some jobs done . . . don't worry!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on March 29, 2010, 02:57:56 PM
14:57

Playing Berzerk on the 5200 8)  "Stop Humanoid" etc...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 29, 2010, 02:58:43 PM
14:57 - Beehatch - good version mate - in fact I would say one of the best! Speech is superb! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 29, 2010, 03:22:40 PM
00:22 - stuck in a Brisbane motel, can't sleep, too humid, so tired tho.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 29, 2010, 07:00:15 PM
Quote
Does that mean you are spending the next few days gaming, or you have just finished the jobs for today and you will resume again tomorrow??  Can you give Andy some tips about jobs, as we have loads to do and he is off until next Tuesday!!!

 ;D I won't mention that i managed to fit in the housework, washing/ironing & prepared dinner for when my wife gets home...and to add salt, just finished the dishes whilst she soaks in the bath ;D




Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 29, 2010, 09:36:42 PM
21:30 - treating myself to some goodies as it was payday last week and I didn't drink my wage packet dry over the weekend :)

Serj Tankian's Elect The Dead (with the Australian Symphony) - CD & DVD package :)
and
The District 13 double-pack on Blu-Ray. 

All courtesy of play.com but I guess the Serj one is coming from Australia with it having a 1-2 week delivery time!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on March 29, 2010, 10:29:06 PM
All courtesy of play.com but I guess the Serj one is coming from Australia with it having a 1-2 week delivery time!

Perhaps, althought airmail takes about 5 working days to the UK, you'd know if it went surface mail coz that takes upto 4 months ;(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 29, 2010, 10:50:06 PM
10:49 Testing out a few multi emulator front ends on my HTPC. Game Ex, not bad, Maximus Arcade even better but think i'll stick with Mamewah unless there's something else better out there?

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on March 29, 2010, 11:13:33 PM
23.13 - Tried Atomic FE front end Stiggy?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 30, 2010, 07:18:59 AM
7:17 Hey, that looks pretty good, will give it a try thanks.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 30, 2010, 07:57:17 AM
07:57 - You know when its going to be a bad day when you wake up and find you have not had a single alert email or backup notification overnight. Think we may have a problem with our Exchange server. Oh, great....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on March 30, 2010, 09:09:43 AM
9.08 - off to the doctors in a minute, while everyone else has a lie in, and I mean everyone!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 30, 2010, 12:52:46 PM
12:47 - the wonders of a 'complaint' call to Fat Club.  Whenever I changed my details on the website to my new bank card, I'd get 'authorization failed' as an error (complete with the American spelling on a .co.uk site .. tsk tsk!) - but when I rang them today to make a complaint about this (I'd checked with my bank previously and they could see all the attempts by Fat Club to take out the money) .... it worked first time.  Odd that :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on March 30, 2010, 01:10:15 PM
13.09
12:47 - the wonders of a 'complaint' call to Fat Club. 

I love that you call it Fat Club, I do think I need to join, which one is it?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on March 30, 2010, 06:41:41 PM
18:39 Been to Bletchley Park/TNMOC today - what a really lovely place it is - I could have stayed for days! ;) RCM will have a great presence there in June - It should be a good event all around - what with the Dave Moore et al too! Also there might be other computer museums there too! Nice BIG event! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 30, 2010, 07:26:32 PM
19:26 - Finally finished of my Commodore 1541 Disk Drive/ITX PC mod. Fun project but sad it's over, looking to build another (but more modern) ITX PC over the next few weeks. Also want to change my HTPC case to something a bit snazzier. Maybe the one from Antec with the LCD panel (think MugUK has this one)

Back to work tomorrow :-( But then off for a week starting Friday  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 30, 2010, 07:43:47 PM
19:26 - Finally finished of my Commodore 1541 Disk Drive/ITX PC mod. Fun project but sad it's over, looking to build another (but more modern) ITX PC over the next few weeks. Also want to change my HTPC case to something a bit snazzier. Maybe the one from Antec with the LCD panel (think MugUK has this one)

Back to work tomorrow :-( But then off for a week starting Friday  ;D ;D ;D
Any pics of your C-1541 ITX PC?

19:42 - pratting around with QEMU and my Windows 95 VM .... still 'waiting' for it to do stuff ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 30, 2010, 08:00:38 PM
Hi Woody, here's a few (this was the case that Witchfinder gave to you to give to me at the RCM august event if you recall)

Originally, with lack of suitable parts it had a big fat ATX PSU sat by the side of it and an equally fat 3.5" hdd inside. I've replaced the PSU with a Flex PSU (but might go for a silent Pico PSU later) which fits nicely inside and swapped the HDD for a 2.5". Freenas boots from the onboard CF adaptor.

Regards

StiGGy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 30, 2010, 08:03:47 PM
Loving the slot load DVD/CD drive at the front :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 30, 2010, 09:28:31 PM
9:27 - PC case shopping. Just brought a new ITX case.

http://www.suthima.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/procase-noah-3988-2.jpg (http://www.suthima.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/procase-noah-3988-2.jpg)

And musing over a new HTPC case

Either this one Antec Fusion

http://www.sensuz.com/estore/catalog/images/Antec-Fusion-front.jpg (http://www.sensuz.com/estore/catalog/images/Antec-Fusion-front.jpg)

Or the slightly smaller Antec Micro Fusion (Although lacking a 2nd 3.5" bay)

http://www.digitalsaonline.co.za/catalog/images/CH-AMFR350.jpg (http://www.digitalsaonline.co.za/catalog/images/CH-AMFR350.jpg)

Hmmmm, what get ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on March 30, 2010, 11:12:04 PM
23:10 - seeing which Windows OS I can squeeze onto a 128MB CF card ..... looks like it's gonna be Windows 95A, as I want some 32bit-ness. If that fails, it's gonna be MS-DOS.
I need a bigger CF card :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on March 30, 2010, 11:39:58 PM
Either this one Antec Fusion

http://www.sensuz.com/estore/catalog/images/Antec-Fusion-front.jpg (http://www.sensuz.com/estore/catalog/images/Antec-Fusion-front.jpg)

Hmmmm, what get ???

23:39 - Antec Fusion all the way Stiggy - looks the biz under my (rather ancient now) 1080i TV :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28722006@N08/2856848499/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28722006@N08/2856848499/)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on March 31, 2010, 07:24:27 PM
19:15, Yep I'm thinking the Fusion case too. I really don't want to loose the second 3.5" bay as in the mini version. Plus, the remote control looks a bit more chunkier than the piffly mini version. Might have to remap the remote buttons in XBMC though as i prefer this to MCE.

New ITX case should be here tomorrow so hopefully a new build to do over Easter. I've decided the new case is going to house my NAS server and the C1541 ITX PC will now serve my emulation collection. Makes sense to have a retro case for a retro gaming PC!



Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on March 31, 2010, 09:39:23 PM
21:40 - Writing the Amstrad CPC disk creation guide.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on March 31, 2010, 10:08:35 PM
22:07

Updating Ubuntu on my PS3 as I've not touched it in ages.....must do more with it if I can  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 01, 2010, 06:52:56 AM
6:51 - Up and out early this morning. Will be swapping suit for polo shirt as I'm working to get a new 100 seat office project kicked off today. I've got about 80 odd Cat5 cables to lay under the false floor and terminate at floor box & patch panel end, cab to build and it looks like my POE network switches have arrived for configuration for voip phones/pc's.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 01, 2010, 07:15:59 AM
22:07

Updating Ubuntu on my PS3 as I've not touched it in ages.....must do more with it if I can  :)

07:14

This is typical.....After spending last night updating my PS3 Ubuntu the feature is about to be removed!!!!
http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/03/29/ps3-firmware-3-21-coming-april-1st/ (http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/03/29/ps3-firmware-3-21-coming-april-1st/)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 01, 2010, 10:02:04 AM
10:00 Just when I thought $ony were not too bad . . . what a bunch of corporate arseholes! Removing a feature that a LOT of people use! t***s!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 01, 2010, 10:24:24 AM
10:24 - I knew it would happen. Its a shame really. I think they dropped linux support as they fear that that is the gateway to hacking the console.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 01, 2010, 12:40:20 PM
12:38

Can't believe Sony can get away with removing an advertised feature of the console, surely that's illegal too :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 01, 2010, 05:32:09 PM
17:31 - Off out into Liverpool tonight in about an hour for drinkies with BP & Rinoa - BP has challenged me to another game of pool after losing last time :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 01, 2010, 05:57:46 PM
17:55 you beat Rinoa not me
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 01, 2010, 08:34:37 PM
20:33 Finally home from work and hurting all over :-( Managed to get pretty much all of the Cat5 installation & patch panel termination done. Just need to configure the switches, vlans, QOS, voip phone etc and then on to stage two - PC roll out. Some guy asked me if i was moving the furniture too, I replied, I'm IT mate, not bloody Pickfords..cheeky mare!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 01, 2010, 11:08:25 PM
23:08

Drinking vino and playing atari :-*
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 01, 2010, 11:13:40 PM
23:12 - just finishing watching 'Clive Barker's Book of Blood' - okayish sort of movie! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 02, 2010, 09:41:28 AM
09:42 Hot Cross buns, strong coffee and orange juice. Perfect breakfast!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 02, 2010, 05:58:39 PM
17:59 - off out to Cwm (yes it's a real place!) to the folk music night / celebration of someone who passed away last week.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 02, 2010, 10:15:51 PM
22:15

Off to bed....Bloody knackered!!!! Hard day today but well worth the hard work  :)

Up early tomorrow as off Wales for the day  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 03, 2010, 10:11:16 AM
10:09 Off for a haircut and then into William hill to put my football bets on.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 03, 2010, 06:08:46 PM
18:06 decided to be a grockle (local terminology for tourists) today in Rhyl and went up and down the promenade taking proper tourist pics :)  Then got a mate's laptop back working again: Malware Bytes + Bit Defender + AVG and another stand-alone file checker all trying to run at the same time = not pretty!  It still needs more fixing but got another night out tonight .. my *sniff* last ever (!!) weekend of being able to say I'm .. 30-something!  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 03, 2010, 10:11:15 PM
10:10 Bloody weather - nuff said ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 03, 2010, 10:54:33 PM
22:55

Got back from Aber at 22:30. Tired after driving 325 miles in one day...on a plus note the car got just over 58 mpg on the whole trip :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 04, 2010, 07:03:45 AM
07:04 - About to set off for Legoland!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 04, 2010, 05:01:54 PM
17:00 - back home and my Dad is doing his usual DIY stuff that I wouldn't have a clue how to do  :-[  So, as I'm demoted to 'vacuum duties', I booted up the PC and started downloading my emails.  One nice one from the Lotto saying I'd won £100 on the Thunderball :) 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 04, 2010, 07:00:19 PM
18:58 Hope everyone is having a nice Easter break. Can't believe how many chocolate eggs I've consumed today.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 04, 2010, 07:10:32 PM
19:09 Just about to click the magic button to buy a new digital camera. I wanting something slightly smaller that my DSLR that i can throw in a bag without having to lug around lots of lens etc. This baby has got one monster zoom range with a whopping 720mm (approx x30 zoom) and makes my Canon 300mm look, well..a bit limp :-) I can probably stand outside the Institute having a crafty smoke and still capture the sweat beads on contestants faces during the Bomberman tourney.

It also macro down to a few mm so dust down you keyboards because I'll be getting in reeeeeeeal close ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on April 05, 2010, 07:33:46 AM
7.30 -  Just got back from taking Nathalie to work!!! House is so quiet, I am enjoying the peace for once.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 05, 2010, 12:52:25 PM
12:52 - Rest day today. Playing Lego starwars with the boys on the xbox. Back to work for 1 day tomorrow then at Gadget Show Live for the rest of the week!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 05, 2010, 01:33:30 PM
13:31 - Just got back from work to fix a DNS issue resulting loss of access to our websites/client websites. Sometimes i hate being on out of hour tech support  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 05, 2010, 01:59:09 PM
13:59 Received my user account from Dave Moore at CGEU therefore will begin uploading my entire collection of retro event photos from the three RCM events & Retro Reunited.

Will exclude the 'dodgy' joystick waggle shot for non  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 05, 2010, 02:03:22 PM
14:02 'for non' er-hmm, i meant to type 'for now' :-)

Ooo, got to resize them all first, this could take some time.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 05, 2010, 02:09:59 PM
Will exclude the 'dodgy' joystick waggle shot for non  ;D

14:09 What about Woody.cock insert coin picture? :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 05, 2010, 02:17:23 PM
14:16 Yeah, probably that one too :-) I'll save that one for a rainy day
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 05, 2010, 03:00:54 PM
22:07

Updating Ubuntu on my PS3 as I've not touched it in ages.....must do more with it if I can  :)

07:14

This is typical.....After spending last night updating my PS3 Ubuntu the feature is about to be removed!!!!
http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/03/29/ps3-firmware-3-21-coming-april-1st/ (http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/03/29/ps3-firmware-3-21-coming-april-1st/)


14:55

Sony's "optional" upgrade to remove the "Other OS" is wrong!!!
If you don't do the upgrade you can not go online with the PS3 or access the PSN Network so you really have to upgrade to it!!!
Spent nearly two hours so far backing up all my music/films from PS3 HDD onto my external HDD.
Now it's backing up PS3 itself as to remove the "Other OS" it needs to format the HDD  :(
At least I have reformatted & installed XP onto a P4 PC I'm going to use for media/emulator storgae at the same time at doing the above
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 05, 2010, 03:08:17 PM
15:06 I don't own a PS3, but considered it based on being able to run Tux...it really is unsporting of them to drop it. Boo Sony :-)

......still uploading pictures.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 05, 2010, 03:13:03 PM
15:12 Hmm, the RCM folders at CGEU seems to have disappeared  ???

http://www.cgeu.info/gallery/index.php/Events/Events-UK/RCM (ftp://http://www.cgeu.info/gallery/index.php/Events/Events-UK/RCM)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 05, 2010, 03:39:49 PM
15:37 - Didn't know we had folders for RCM at CGEU???????

A

and I updated my PS3 last nite 'cos I couldn't log onto PSN Network - it kept all of my movies anyway. A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 05, 2010, 04:03:50 PM
15:37 - Didn't know we had folders for RCM at CGEU???????

A

and I updated my PS3 last nite 'cos I couldn't log onto PSN Network - it kept all of my movies anyway. A

16:02

Mine's been a pain due to already having a 10GB Other OS partition on the HDD which the upgrade will remove and format the whole 320GB HDD into PS3 format  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 05, 2010, 10:03:03 PM
22:01 - off to bed as I start my new job in the morning! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 05, 2010, 10:08:34 PM
22:09 hope it goes well for you tomorrow.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on April 06, 2010, 07:56:46 AM
07.57 - In work after 4 days off, crap nights sleep, so feel.......well...........crap !!  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 06, 2010, 09:47:10 AM
09:46 - Good luck Andy with the new job!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on April 06, 2010, 10:55:44 AM
07.57 - In work after 4 days off, crap nights sleep, so feel.......well...........crap !!  :(


Exactly the same here, 4 hours sleep, felt awful today.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 06, 2010, 01:48:44 PM
13:47 - At work doing my new job - really enjoying it . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on April 06, 2010, 02:06:50 PM
13:47 - At work doing my new job - really enjoying it . . . ;)

14.06 - Well get back to it then, instead of posting on here  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 06, 2010, 02:25:56 PM
14:25

LOL, glad you like it Andy  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on April 06, 2010, 03:21:08 PM
00:30 - can't work out why the crystal oscillator doesn't.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 06, 2010, 06:52:39 PM
18:51 Got my new ITX case today, therefore just started installing the hardware. So far so good and no swearing....yet.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 07, 2010, 09:18:24 PM
21:17

Messing around with a Video Toaster 4000, had it years thought I'd better see if it works :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 08, 2010, 12:02:28 PM
12:01 - got up about an hour ago.  Bacon butty and a brew and feel much better.  Lots of lovely Chinese grub had last night, with pre & post-beerage :)  Just got to find something to spend my Amazon vouchers on from the collection in work :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 08, 2010, 01:43:53 PM
13:42 - sat at work having a sneaky surf. Tickets for Retro Rewind arrived this morning - was beginning to think they wouldn't arrive in time.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on April 08, 2010, 02:06:58 PM
sitting in the garden surrounded by SUNSHINE!"! ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 08, 2010, 03:15:34 PM
15:15 ... (hey what's the chances of that?) ... just organising everything for Retro Rewind.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 08, 2010, 04:15:18 PM
16:14 - messing with my Jap (nice and white) Sega Saturn.  Fully modded ages ago by Console Passion but this is the first time in about 18 months that I've switched it on  :-[  I can't work out this region reset switch though.  But I'll post those problems in a separate thread :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 08, 2010, 04:19:58 PM
16:14 - messing with my Jap (nice and white) Sega Saturn.  Fully modded ages ago by Console Passion but this is the first time in about 18 months that I've switched it on  :-[  I can't work out this region reset switch though.  But I'll post those problems in a separate thread :)
16:19 - nice bit of kit ..... I take it by nice & white you mean it's got no yellowing? If so, that's one nice Jap Saturn you have there.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 08, 2010, 04:55:42 PM
16:14 - messing with my Jap (nice and white) Sega Saturn.  Fully modded ages ago by Console Passion but this is the first time in about 18 months that I've switched it on  :-[  I can't work out this region reset switch though.  But I'll post those problems in a separate thread :)
16:19 - nice bit of kit ..... I take it by nice & white you mean it's got no yellowing? If so, that's one nice Jap Saturn you have there.

'av a butchers at it :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 08, 2010, 04:56:49 PM
16:14 - messing with my Jap (nice and white) Sega Saturn.  Fully modded ages ago by Console Passion but this is the first time in about 18 months that I've switched it on  :-[  I can't work out this region reset switch though.  But I'll post those problems in a separate thread :)
16:19 - nice bit of kit ..... I take it by nice & white you mean it's got no yellowing? If so, that's one nice Jap Saturn you have there.
'av a butchers at it :)
That's a nice specimen of the Sega Saturn family. I'm envious!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 08, 2010, 06:49:04 PM
18:49 off into town for a few beers and to watch Liverpool lose.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 08, 2010, 08:28:51 PM
20:27 What a terrible start to the evening. One of our cats hasn't been very well and was bleeding from his mouth and nose yesterday. I thought it might have been one of the whiskers treats I'd just given him (those ones that help clean their teeth) thinking that one might have been a bit sharp and dislodged a tooth or cut his mouth. Blood was everywhere and was making him sneeze which was spraying blood all over the place. It was like something out of CSI, I was crapping myself. 15 mins later he seemed fine but then this evening it's happened again. Took him down to the vets who said nothing seriously wrong with either mouth or nose (as far as he could see), he gave him a jab and said bring him back after the weekend if not o.k. About half an hour after getting home, he started again but this time, christ, I've never seen so much blood. I really feel sorry for the little bugger, he looked so uncomfortable :(

I've mopped him up and he's now fast a sleep. Will be taking him back in the morning i think. Have had to roll all the carpets up and put dust sheets over the the soft furnishings
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 08, 2010, 09:11:42 PM
21:10 Bless! Hope he is okay mate - we have several cats and dogs here so I know what you mean . . . :( Keep us informed on progress . . . ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on April 09, 2010, 01:41:14 AM
Same thing happened to a friends cat many years ago, bleeding from mouth and nose, spraying blood when sneezing. Turns out it had a blade of grass up its snout that was rubbing back and forth as it breathed causing a papercut.  Had to knock the cat out to remove said grass, made full recovery tho.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on April 09, 2010, 01:31:42 PM
13:15 just polished off the first BBQ of the season, yummy ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 09, 2010, 04:32:34 PM
16:33

Just back from work....checking up on RCM then off to give the grass it's first cut of the year!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 09, 2010, 09:59:18 PM
21:58 - halfway through watching Serj Tankian's most excellent 'Elect the Dead: Symphony' on DVD.  Then an early night in as up early-ish ready for BP, Two-headed Boy and Rinoa (and the Rinoatron) to turn up tomorrow.  Then we're off to Sheffield for Retro Rewind :)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Gaztee on April 09, 2010, 10:38:57 PM
16:14 - messing with my Jap (nice and white) Sega Saturn.  Fully modded ages ago by Console Passion but this is the first time in about 18 months that I've switched it on  :-[  I can't work out this region reset switch though.  But I'll post those problems in a separate thread :)
16:19 - nice bit of kit ..... I take it by nice & white you mean it's got no yellowing? If so, that's one nice Jap Saturn you have there.

'av a butchers at it :)
Can't believe he finally turned it on!! Good job I spotted it at the flea market in Paris, and all for the cost of a pint & a half of overpriced beer!! ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 09, 2010, 10:59:27 PM
22:59 Time to sort everything out for Retro Reunited tomorrow.

Gaming and drinking coming up  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 10, 2010, 07:44:48 AM
07:44 Off to Waterloo now and then onto mike's before heading to Sheffield. Will take some pictures of the event and upload them sometime next week.

Have a nice weekend
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 10, 2010, 08:19:35 AM
08:20

Off to Cambridge to collect my Amstrad 6128  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 10, 2010, 08:54:15 AM
08:53 - packed and ready, just waiting for the other three from Liverpool to turn up.  Then it's Sheffield-bound for Retro Rewind.

Pictures will be uploaded on Sunday evening all being well.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on April 10, 2010, 10:26:26 AM
10.25 - Andy's gone off the Peterborough to get an emergency passport as he needs it for his new job in a few weeks time!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 10, 2010, 10:49:04 AM
10:46 - Cat is doing much better now. Bit of an incident last night but nothing as serious as the previous nights. Will be taking him back to the vets on Mon for his checkup.

Time to pack camera gear and head on up to Sheff. Likewise, will upload photos either this evening or tomorrow.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 10, 2010, 10:19:09 PM
22:19 - Recovering from 4 days at Gadget Show Live. Only one more day to go. Its been sooo busy. Lots of visitors. Ive writtern a quick blog article about the show so far. Will upload photos when im home on Monday - this 3G connection isnt great!

http://www.retrocomputers.eu/?p=1173
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 10, 2010, 11:01:48 PM
23:01

Having a late night, drinking wine and writing tunes :-*
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andrea on April 10, 2010, 11:30:35 PM
23:01

Having a late night, drinking wine and writing tunes :-*

Is that a BASIC program?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 10, 2010, 11:48:02 PM
23:48

The musical kind, cubase, keyboards etc...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andrea on April 11, 2010, 10:44:21 AM
Doh! Maybe I'd have been clearer if I'd spelt Program in English... like Programme... a sequence of events rather than coding for computers.

Nevah mind! One day... all puns will be written this way!  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 11, 2010, 12:22:43 PM
12:22

@ Andrea

I probably still wouldn't have got that, the vino had kicked in by then ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 11, 2010, 05:15:50 PM
17:10

Something is wrong!!!!

I have attempted an electrical project and it is all working first time!!!!

I now have, with thank's to advice from people on here, an Amstrad CPC 6128 with a 3.5" drive B.

It can run games...after transfering them fom DSK file on my pc to the disk  ;D

Cheers Guys....you know who you are

What to play now  ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 11, 2010, 07:12:45 PM
19:11 - back from Retro Rewind.  Fed & watered so now it's time to start wading through the photos.  Not many taken on Saturday as it was a drink-a-thon for the most part :)  Caught up with the pics this morning after wandering around doing the tourist thing in Sheffield town centre.

Was good to meet Stiggy as never really had time to talk to him @ the RCM meets. 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 11, 2010, 08:09:51 PM
20:08 yep, was a cracking event, shame i could only make it on Saturday. Didn't take as many photos as i usually do (once I'd sorted them today and binned the iffy ones) - I blame that Virtual Boy, too long on Mario Tennis and my eye sight was shot. Currently browsing eBay for one to add to my collection.

Likewise, it was really nice to chat with Muguk, Blackpanther and Rinoa - Hope the laptop fit the bill Mark? Was going to stop and chat with Woody but he looked kinda busy organising the the fisticuff comps.

StiGGy



Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 11, 2010, 10:48:26 PM
22:46 - just winding down after arriving back from Retro Rewind.

Was going to stop and chat with Woody but he looked kinda busy organising the the fisticuff comps.
I was gonna pop over & say hi, but I was rounding up people for my fighting game competition.
Note to self: don't organise competitions unless you want to spend no time talking to friends or actually play any games yourself! :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 11, 2010, 11:12:12 PM
23:10 - annoyed by several things this weekend - my admins will know what I mean - night then! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 12, 2010, 10:41:29 AM
10:40 - Back at work after a long week at GSL. It was great fun, but hard work. Standing up for 5 days can hurt. Some good exhibits there, but too 'salesy'. Ok if you wanted to see 3D TVs and iPod speakers.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 12, 2010, 08:07:38 PM
20:07 - Just loading my USB stick up with tunes & podcasts ready for tomorrow long comute down to head office in Suffolk.

A little bit of Kasabian, a few Beatles albums, maybe a little Hendrix and plenty of TWiT podcasts
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 12, 2010, 08:28:20 PM
20:28

Taking out my frustrations on my 3DO.....biatching thing :-*

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 12, 2010, 08:40:49 PM
20:39 - just sent 'plain annoyed' email to a website (who shall remain nameless for the time being) that offer very cheap MS Live Points (£6 cheaper than Amazon).  Loads of feedback on their website about the codes arriving in under an hour .. 3 days later, I'm still waiting for my Redeem Code to arrive by email....  *drumming fingers*
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 12, 2010, 09:06:21 PM
21:00 - amazing what happens when you complain :)  Now have a lot more points for Xbox Live purchases ... £10.99 for 1200 points :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 12, 2010, 09:21:24 PM
21:20

Time for a quick go on my PS3 to test out my Hori Joystick that I picked up at Gadget Show Live last week  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 12, 2010, 10:24:14 PM
22:24

Didn't get to go on PS3  :(

Played with 3.5" disk's for CPC6128 instead - Formatting & writing games to them  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 13, 2010, 06:56:14 PM
18:56 - Boggered! 7 hours on the road for a meeting that lasted just over an hour. Next time I'll just vidconf....although...the expenses would be missed  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 13, 2010, 06:58:40 PM
18:58 Playing about with my new laptop which Stiggy kindly gave me.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 13, 2010, 06:59:33 PM
18:58 Planning out the years events scheduling for RCM . . . bugger me it is busy! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 13, 2010, 07:06:58 PM
Quote
18:58 Planning out the years events scheduling for RCM . . . bugger me it is busy! Wink

Whoot Whoot , more more MOOOOORE :-)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 13, 2010, 07:09:38 PM
19:09 If i wiggle my left TFT monitor vga cable, the screen goes a bit pink. If i wiggle the right TFT monitor vga cable the screen goes a bit green. Wiggle them together and it looks like an 8-bit game loading  ;D

Actually scratch that, it's doing it on it's own know and started to bug me. Off to fetch a hammer.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on April 13, 2010, 08:09:44 PM
20:06 packing up my PS3.
Topfield PVR died today (the kids are distraught!!), managed to get a couple of important programs off it (kids birthday cards on Milkshake!) using Altair to a laptop, laptop to USB stick, USB stick to PC and now re-encoding the .rec files to make a DVD (and it is taking fookin ages)

now wheres that Saturn?!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 14, 2010, 06:24:06 AM
06:23

up early today as start work at 07:00. Drinking tea trying to wake up before I have to leave.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 14, 2010, 09:36:39 AM
9.53 - Just checked my email for a delivery date of my HTC Desire, should have been 2-3 days and has now gone up to 10  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on April 14, 2010, 10:55:25 AM
10:52 just back from the tip, two arcade machines spotted in a skip  ;D

unfortunately they are the touch screen quiz type things  :-[ look pretty battered, monitors still in them.
At Whetstone tip if anyone wants to chance their arm skip dipping
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 14, 2010, 12:28:11 PM
12:21 - mid-point through the working day.  Some of my Blu-Rays c/o my 40th birthday collection in work turned up today (Life on Mars Series 1 & 2, Afro Samurai: Resurrection) to go with Planet Earth and Sin City which arrived yesterday.  Just got to find the time to watch them all now :)

Back to researching how a TWiki can be used to replace our aging ASP-driven intranet in a bit.  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 14, 2010, 04:38:24 PM
16:37

Just reinstalled XP, the PC was getting full of crap so I've started a fresh :) wish I had Windows 7 though.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 14, 2010, 05:54:40 PM
16:37

Just reinstalled XP, the PC was getting full of crap so I've started a fresh :) wish I had Windows 7 though.

17:53 I am reinstalling windows to as my laptop has fooked up. I've had nothing but problems with it since coming back from Retro Rewind.

Once I've reinstalled windows I'll have a go of setting up the joystick again.

I'm using Stiggy's laptop at the moment which isn't to bad online.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 14, 2010, 07:11:39 PM
19:11

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I'm using Stiggy's laptop at the moment which isn't to bad online.

Puppy Linux ran really well on the laptop and a bit more responsive than Windows.

@Scarlettkitten - Stick with XP, much better than Win7. XP on  modern h/w just flies! Granted it does need a bit of skinning though to get rid of that horrible default skin.

I quite like the MS Zune skin - it's a handy dandy .msi package that requires no modding or 3rd party app like Windows Blinds. Gives you a nice dark taskbar. Add a few yahoo widgets & it doesn't look too bad!



Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 14, 2010, 07:20:02 PM
I quite like the MS Zune skin - it's a handy dandy .msi package that requires no modding or 3rd party app like Windows Blinds. Gives you a nice dark taskbar. Add a few yahoo widgets & it doesn't look too bad!
Yeah, I use the MS Zune skin on my XP PC. It looks far better than the default 'Luna' skin.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 14, 2010, 09:02:28 PM
21:02 Laptop now working 100%  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on April 15, 2010, 01:16:35 PM
13:13 Just back from watching Time Team digging up the Castle in Groby. Saw Tony Robinson  ;D, his walk is sooo funny, Mick Aston and Stewart Ainsworth. Got shushed by the sound man  :D

who would have thought that Groby could have so much excitement :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 15, 2010, 09:45:32 PM
9:45 - Browsing tinternet for a new TFT monitor. Currently am using a dual screen setup with a couple of 17" tft's for Photoshop etc but thinking about getting just one 23" instead. Trying to find one that has a built in media card slot (cos I'm too lazy to bend down and slot into the cardreader in to my PC tower ;D) and secondly one that has a rotating stand so I can have the screen in portrait mode (again for Photoshop, reading .pdf's and vertical mame games).

Will use one of the 17" screens on another PC and the other in my mame cab. Yeah i know, a TFT in a mame cab isn't exactly authentic without the curve of a CRT but a) makes the cab a bit lighter,  b) easier to rig up a bracket to rotate the screen on the fly and c) i don't have to wear rubber gloves whenever I'm anywhere near the existing decased crt monitor.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 15, 2010, 10:21:42 PM
22:21 - just been watching what I think must be the longest OCS Amiga demo (the Odyssey one, by Alcatraz .... 5 DISKS dammit!)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on April 16, 2010, 02:05:42 AM
11:30 - Very excited as today is the start of the building works at Chez Womble, as I left for work the demolition of the garage was underway, just the skin coming off today as is potentially asbestos based sheeting from the late 1940s. On Monday the wreckers start on full, my new toyroom is only 6 months away!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 16, 2010, 12:07:46 PM
12:03 - off for a half-day as it's someone's leaving do (they've only been here 8 months!) - so more real ale, some good pub grub and probably photos on FB later on :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on April 16, 2010, 01:54:27 PM
13.54 - Found out my son, who is on a school trip to Italy, won't be able to fly back today, and they are looking at ytravelling back by coach ! Better him than me, I'm not the best traveller when it comes to coaches or buses !!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on April 16, 2010, 02:09:38 PM
23:00

Not so excited now, got home to find the house had been burgled, TV gone, PSP gone, camera gone, wifes laptop gone. Police have already caught them but everything has gone. I am sure they wanted my games consoles but mine weigh about 200KG each - so both my cabs are untouched!

108cm widescreen 100Hz TV I found on the kerb a while back is now the main TV, will remain so for the next 6 months until the build is finished. Bit of a major downgrade :(

Still if the tealeafs come back they will have a struggle on their hands to nick this one, would take a crane.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on April 16, 2010, 02:12:55 PM
14.12 - What an absolute pi$$er mate  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 16, 2010, 06:45:08 PM
18:44 Sorry to hear about that Womble. When we first moved to Liverpool we got burgled - woke up to find our next door neighbours in our living room.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 16, 2010, 07:51:43 PM
19:50

it's break time at my goddaughters dance show. So time for last post on RCM V1.0
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 16, 2010, 09:17:42 PM
21:16 Reinstalling Windows Vista was a waste of time the other day as I've now installed Windows 7 on top  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 16, 2010, 10:44:13 PM
22:43 - off to bed as up early to get to the unit for a day of sorting out TVs and systems ready for May! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 17, 2010, 05:04:04 PM
17:02 - back from Bowlers.  Helped to 'upgrade' four olde worlde Xboxes with the help of Splinter Cell :)  Got some odds & sods to do at home first (including some grub) and then off out to see my mate down the road in Hough Green for some beers in what's left of the sun.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 17, 2010, 08:29:41 PM
20:28 Just finished doing my cleaning duties as Rinoa's parents will be coming over tomorrow. Time for some internet time then maybe play a few games.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 17, 2010, 08:32:31 PM
20:32- Just been revisiting Half-life2. Man what a cracking game, i forgot how good it is. I remember when i brought it, my hardware wasn't up to it but now, full whack with everything on and a good dollop of AA & AF.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 17, 2010, 09:46:15 PM
21:46 Just treated myself to a new 23" TFT. Wanted one that could rotate to a vertical position and found one quite reasonably priced on eBuyer. Can't wait to try out vertical MAME games.

StiGGy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 17, 2010, 09:48:58 PM
21:47 Very cool stiggy. I tried one out at Retro Fusion - great for those Dreamcast shooters.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 17, 2010, 11:16:59 PM
23:17

Off to bed....Had a couple of beers so probably best I move away from the PC and ebay!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 18, 2010, 10:01:27 AM
10:00am.  Catching up on the news and maybe a quick go on Godfather II before it's that time on a Sunday with my favourite brand of coffee :)

Am off out to Liverpool this afternoon to meet up with Keith Ainsworth and do a deal with the remnants of my HD-DVD collection.  Brother gets some PS2 racers he's not got .. and I get a C128 (boxed) :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 18, 2010, 06:55:17 PM
18:53 - back from meeting Keith for a pint and a chat.  Unfortunately a crossed-wire meant he thought I was only swapping a few HD-DVDs for the PS2 games for my brother .. whereas I thought I was swapping these plus the remainder for the C128 he had @ Retro Rewind.  Ah well.  The joys of Facebook mean I've got two people who are interested in the remainder and the left overs will end up as a donation to RCM along with the drive.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 18, 2010, 07:07:30 PM
19:07 Busy weekend but lazy Sunday evening. Lots of TV to catchup on - Pacific, V, 24, Stargate Universe, Big Bang Theory, Bones, NCIS & Spartacus - Blood & Sand. Of course - not all in one night though :-P

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 18, 2010, 09:15:03 PM
21:13 - almost all errands done.  Listening to the Equinoxe Evolution preview track  8-bit Girl - it was advertised heavily on flyers dotted about Retro Rewind.  Nice bit of C64-ish music (complete with tape loading noise as a background sample!).

www.equinoxestudios.co.uk
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 18, 2010, 09:24:48 PM
21:23 - Just downloaded the free track Mike - superb stuff - I have just emailed Liam to see if it is okay to put a full link onto our links page . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 18, 2010, 10:28:21 PM
10:28 - v.nice! Reminds me of the Ocean loaders.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on April 18, 2010, 11:00:28 PM
7:55 - Drinking tea watching the builders tear down the garage, upon which site a magnificent toyroom will blossom!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 19, 2010, 07:12:10 AM
07:11

At work eraly today  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 19, 2010, 08:02:28 AM
08:01 - Ready for work - just sitting relaxing for a few more minutes . . . ah! the joys of not starting until 9.00am ;) mind you I also finish an hour later though . . . :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 19, 2010, 11:15:21 PM
23:14 Been playing Super Cobra (colecovision) on the Dingoo for the last 30min, super game but very tricky.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 19, 2010, 11:28:02 PM
23:27 .... been playing Flight Of The Amazon Queen on the Amiga. One of the best Point 'n' Clicks ever!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 20, 2010, 08:37:59 AM
08:35 - See you lot in a couple of days - off to France to a brand new Center Parcs (for work!) - going to build some Poly-Wood (http://www.poly-wood.co.uk/) furniture that we have supplied to them . . . trouble is it is over 300 miles to drive when we get into France :(

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 20, 2010, 08:38:53 AM
08:38 - Working from home for a bit whilst I wait in for the UPS person to deliver my new monitor.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 20, 2010, 08:41:13 AM
08:41 -
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off to France to a brand new Center Parcs

Avoir un compagnon bon voyage

Regards

StiGGy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 20, 2010, 08:46:33 AM
08:46 - Thanks StiGGy - I will matey! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 20, 2010, 09:06:30 AM
9.08 - Just searching for more apps for my Desire, already have a SNES & PC Engine Emulators installed  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 20, 2010, 05:43:07 PM
17:41

@PhoenixTLB

PCEngine ay, you're not practicing a certain game involving little men and bombs are you? ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 20, 2010, 09:25:12 PM
21:22 - My new TFT screen arrived today. Am loving the pivoting screen, especially for vertical MAME games. Hoping that the Retro Gamer eMags looks a bit better in full screen too.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 20, 2010, 09:51:53 PM
21.50 - @Scarlettkitten ......... As Hong Kong Phooey would say 'Could Be!'  ;)

Stiggy that monitor looks awesome, would be good for some Dreamcast games too, namely Under Defeat.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 20, 2010, 10:51:57 PM
22:50 Off tomorrow so thinking what I can do.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on April 22, 2010, 05:41:29 AM
14:40 - bored at work, looking fwd to going home to see how the demolition is getting on!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 22, 2010, 01:46:00 PM
13:45 - Getting fed up with our new (and flaky) Nortel CCMS, CCMA, CCMM <insert letter> servers at the mo.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on April 22, 2010, 01:55:48 PM
13.55 - Having big system issues at work, everything is running so slooooooooow !!!!

Still soon be home time, and it's pub quiz night, so a few beers for me !!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 22, 2010, 09:01:50 PM
21:01 Sitting at my computer after spending a couple of days in France. Good to be home! A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 22, 2010, 10:14:41 PM
22:14

Welcome back :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 22, 2010, 10:31:38 PM
22:30 - taking a break from playing Godfather II before the joystick goes through the front window ....  >:(   Got a 4-day weekend as lots of stuff to do - including packing away 2 shelves worth of Atari ST games as a mate needs the shelves for her new flat. 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on April 22, 2010, 11:20:14 PM
23:17 - Arse. Just discovered one the the HDs in my mythtv box is playing dead. Bye bye 250G of TV recordings...

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on April 23, 2010, 06:05:03 AM
Thats bad news, tis a lot to lose. My chinese all in one PVR started doing crazy things recently, remote buttons not working (despite being able to see the IR LED blinking), device claiming to have 0% free on the HDD, refusing to play things, sometimes worked, sometimes wouldnt.

Took the lid off and took a look at the PSU board, a couple of 2200uF caps looking a bit worse for wear, slightly convex tops with faint traces of crusty ooze. ESR for a 22,000 uF 10V should be around 0.01 Ohms, these buggers were 1.2 and 1.5 Ohm.

Replaced them with a pair from my scrapped TV parts collection and its rock solid again.

Bustin Fixin makes me feel good.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on April 23, 2010, 10:53:26 AM
10:52 My Topfield PVR died last week, stuck in a never ending boot cycle. Tested the voltages on the PSU and they were all over the shop. Replaced 9 Capacitors and it works like a dream. Doing this also sorted the not reading the remote and then doing 10 things at once problem
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 23, 2010, 06:50:25 PM
18:49 - off out to Liverpool to help commiserate Rinoa on almost getting to her quarter-century :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 23, 2010, 06:53:57 PM
18:49 - off out to Liverpool to help commiserate Rinoa on almost getting to her quarter-century :)

18:51 She's started already - at 1pm she was in the first on many pubs.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 23, 2010, 06:55:22 PM
18:54 - @Mark - is she still standing though mate? Send her my best wishes! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 23, 2010, 07:00:29 PM
18:59 lol she's still standing and ready for the next pub (just about).
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 23, 2010, 10:44:00 PM
18:54 - @Mark - is she still standing though mate? Send her my best wishes! :)
18:59 lol she's still standing and ready for the next pub (just about).
22:44 - just as long as she doesn't get so drunk that she chucks in public ;) :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 23, 2010, 11:07:11 PM
23:06 - I wouldn't think she would do that matey - erm . . . well not AGAIN anyway . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 24, 2010, 11:02:13 AM
11:01 - She was OK last night but as BP said, more than a little piddled by the time I got there at 8pm :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 24, 2010, 12:44:25 PM
12:44 - Just got back from a few hours at work and now should be cracking on with the house work. Such a lovely day though, fancy the afternoon working in the garden stroking my veg oo-er!

Also picked up my new camera yesterday evening and it's begging to be taken out of the box.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 24, 2010, 05:18:19 PM
17:16 - got to Bowlers late due to lift changing their mind at last minute.  Place was dead as a) it was sunny and b) Man Utd were playing at home.

Picked up some boot laces (strawberry flavour I think) and some Kola Kubes (last box my mate had on his stall) for two big kids I know :)

Night of chilling out lies ahead, with a little more Godfather II :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 24, 2010, 05:18:29 PM
17:17 Just got home from a long boring day in work. Internet time now then out for a few beers.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 24, 2010, 10:03:09 PM
10:02 Kettle on and just about to sit down to watch Borat on Ch4 +1. One of those films that everyone has seen but i've never managed to catch it.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 25, 2010, 01:26:25 PM
13:25 - Notice the CGE 'RCM' gallery folders are back online, will upload the tons I've got when i get chance this afternoon. Just have to batch resize them all first :(

http://www.cgeu.info/gallery/index.php/Events/Events-UK/RCM (http://www.cgeu.info/gallery/index.php/Events/Events-UK/RCM)


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 25, 2010, 01:27:55 PM
13:28 - @Andy - Actually, have you any thoughts about having your own members upload gallery section on the RCM site?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 25, 2010, 02:43:09 PM
14:41 - not at the present time matey - storage would be an issue, the website as it stands take over 600mb - If we can get our storage space moved up a little for relatively little cost then yes - this could easily happen. :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 25, 2010, 03:23:40 PM
15:22 Went for a short cycle this morning (about 3 miles). I'm aiming to do at least 15 miles a week after work as I'm doing a race from Liverpool to Chester and back in July for charity.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 25, 2010, 09:13:57 PM
21:12 - taking a break from Godfather II.  Got to a point where I run/own all the businesses in New York, Florida & Cuba.  Just got to take down the two remaining families I'm up against (aka a massive gun & run battle against all they can muster) and I've *still* got more sub-missions to do.  I'm going to finish this but need a break before I get hands permanently curved inwards in the shape of an 360 controller :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 25, 2010, 11:15:48 PM
11:14 Also out on our bikes this afternoon & got to test out my new camera.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 26, 2010, 12:30:08 AM
00:28 - finished Godfather II.  Woohoo - go me!  Nowhere near as good as GTA or Saints Row but still a good attempt at a 'honest this is a sandbox game' :)  Deleted it off my 360 Elite's h/drive as it's going in the pile of unwanted bits and pieces for dropping off @ CEX tomorrow.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 26, 2010, 02:28:55 PM
14:27 - took a load of unwanted games and some Blu-Rays to CEX this lunchtime and traded 'em in for cash as they didn't have anything I wanted.  Ended up buying the much-panned Eat Lead: The Matt Hazard game - but for £4.99, worth a shot :)  So far I've been given achievement points for starting the tutorial, pausing the game and a few other trivial stuff.  Reminds me of Crash Time II which gave you 5 points for beeping the horn!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 26, 2010, 11:26:39 PM
23:25 - Bedtime for me I think! Night!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 26, 2010, 11:33:47 PM
11:32 - That's no moon'..etc etc

Quick shot of last nights moon.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 27, 2010, 06:48:48 AM
06:48 - bugger.  Back to work after a long weekend of 10am lie-ins :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on April 27, 2010, 07:33:16 AM
11:32 - That's no moon'..etc etc

Quick shot of last nights moon.

Will try and take one tonight of it the right way up!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on April 27, 2010, 09:53:51 AM
9:52 playing Phoenix, emulated on the Saturn. Really s-l-o-w :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 27, 2010, 11:50:53 AM
11.49 - Back from cruising the Oxford Canal on a 70' Narrowboat, catching up on posts.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 27, 2010, 12:38:27 PM
12:37


@phoenixTLB

Sounds like fun, we've a few canal boats round here. where abouts did you go?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on April 27, 2010, 12:54:43 PM
12.54 - Slowly drowning under a sea of work !!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 27, 2010, 01:17:42 PM
13.10 - @Scarlett

We were guests on a friends boat, they hired it for two weeks with the aim of getting to Reading (the route takes the boat on the Thames but meant we had the throttle derestricted MUHAHA).

The start was at Clifton-Upon -Dunsmore and in two and a bit days we made it to Banbury where a taxi picked us up.

Had some great fun, only five people to guide the boat made it close in a few places. Also the swines didn't tell me when I took the helm I was going to have to navigate that vicious bridge/hairpin near Fenny Compton  :o

-Dave
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 27, 2010, 01:23:16 PM
13:21

@PhoenixTLB

you must have gone past Braunston then, turned right onto the Oxford canal under a white bridge.  We walk the dogs down that stretch a lot.

It is a laugh especially when you add beer :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 27, 2010, 01:44:24 PM
13.40 - @Scarlett

I remember seeing Braunston on the map, for some reason I didn't twig that was your place, I'd have got them to stop the boat, apologies for that.

You can tell the boat is full of geeks when you choose your parking spot depending on the strength of 3G signal, also Jamie had brought his Alienware Gaming Netbook, a class bit of kit ....... sat in the boat late at night playing Left for Dead 2  ;D

-Dave
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 27, 2010, 02:04:24 PM
14:03

.. sat in the boat late at night playing Left for Dead 2  ;D

We never had that in our day :D B/w tv and fish'n chips to keep us going.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 27, 2010, 08:43:23 PM
20:40

Time for more Fallout 3....Working through the Point Lookout DLC. Half way to Level 27...getting there.

Done the game & Broken Steel

Not sure which DLC next  ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 27, 2010, 08:55:52 PM
20:55 My turn this week to be on out of hours IT Support :(

The best ones are when you don't get a call all week but still get paid for it, unlike tonight, when I'm getting hammered with calls....i WANT pay for doing nought  ;)

2:45am i got a call this morning, then at 4:00am and then sometime around 5-ish, then i was up at 6, quick jog and then headed into work to slave over a hot server, back home at 6pm and then the calls start.

I need a new job ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 27, 2010, 11:53:52 PM
23:52

had another bash at singing "hurt" tonight.

http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/2/28/2342451/hurttest.mp3

now off to bed.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 28, 2010, 07:43:14 PM
19:40 -
Quote

had another bash at singing "hurt" tonight.

Sounds good to me. I'm a big Johnny Cash fan, and often bash out quite a few of his tunes on my guitar.

StiGGy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 29, 2010, 06:56:23 AM
06:56- Going to be a v.busy day today.

I've been working these past few weeks installing/configuring all the network infrastructure for a new office floor at work. Now that the other contractors have finished installing offices walls/doors, air-con, electrics, false floor etc and desks have finally been fitted, it's my turn to roll out the PC/voip phones.  Got about x120 of the buggers to deploy today/tomorrow and it looks like the new lifts are buggered already!

Decided not to cycle in to work this morning, thinking that at end of play tonight, a 7 mile ride wouldn't be appealing.

StiGGy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 29, 2010, 08:00:28 AM
07:59 Just watching a bit of Shaun the Sheep with Tabatha (my 3 year old) - I think I laugh more than she does! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 29, 2010, 08:01:45 AM
08:01 Just noticed the system of the day - my word Karl (billdooruk) will be a happy bunny! ;) His favourite system me thinks! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 29, 2010, 12:14:11 PM
08:01 Just noticed the system of the day - my word Karl (billdooruk) will be a happy bunny! ;) His favourite system me thinks! :)
12.12 - A good job it's a pic of just the computer, you can't see the *corrupt screen, crashing, failed loading, overheating*

 - *circle as appropriate.

-- Now runs for cover ....  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on April 29, 2010, 02:15:31 PM
14:15 - Just logged in for the first time in ages. What have I missed?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 29, 2010, 03:52:12 PM
15:52

12.12 - A good job it's a pic of just the computer, you can't see the *corrupt screen, crashing, failed loading, overheating*

 - *circle as appropriate.

-- Now runs for cover ....  :o

I was going to say something like that ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 29, 2010, 07:15:10 PM
19:15

No Comment  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on April 29, 2010, 10:28:22 PM
22:25 - Now there's nothing wrong with an Oric.

At least I think there isn't...

It's hard to tell... I mean the tape is still winding but there's no other indication of....

Ah. Automatic head stop.

;) Methinx I'm in for a slap on the Satuday ;P

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 29, 2010, 10:30:18 PM
22:29 - PMLWROTF . . .  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on April 29, 2010, 10:42:24 PM
22:42

You can imagine christmas morning, the child unwraps the brand new Oric.  The parents look on waiting for the response only to get  " Piss me I wanted a spectrum not this door stop "


Too far, will I get decapitated?  :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on April 29, 2010, 10:45:11 PM
22:43 - what a pisser - you would sooner have a black +2 wouldn't you really??? ooopppppsssss I mean - stop it - the oric atmos almost is a lovely looking machine . . . :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on April 29, 2010, 11:24:57 PM
23.24 - Corrected your spelling mistake Andy  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 30, 2010, 12:35:42 AM
00:33 - back a lot later than usual from the pub quiz in Liverpool with Rinoa & BP.  No idea where we came but the pub was half-empty due to something involving a local team and a big bit of green stuff where 22 blokes kick a bag of wind from one end to the other :)

Reason for being late was the 'rail' service was a bus.  Luckily it was the express so straight to Warrington instead of every single station en route (and I'd get in around 1am!).  Downside was the bloke next to me upchucking over himself, his clothes, his rucksack with some of the vilest smelling puke.  No idea what he was drinking but I was glad to get off the coach at Warrington - and tipped the driver off what the smell was that was meandering its way to the front of the coach!

Night all.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on April 30, 2010, 07:15:59 AM
07:15

just catching up on missed post's.

All I say is "I quit...."
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 30, 2010, 04:09:59 PM
16:10 Back home from work now therefore the bank holiday can finally begin - ah the joys of finishing early on a Friday. It's been a manic past few days & I don't want to see another HP box until at least Tuesday.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on April 30, 2010, 08:07:45 PM
20:06 - Watching TV as the old boot drive is copied across to the new SATA 1TB drive.  Not much else I can do whilst this goes on.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on April 30, 2010, 08:38:49 PM
20:38 Likewise, am transferring data from one PC to another and installing the latest Ubuntu build on another box. Bored of looking at status screens so fired up the laptop for a round of C64 Leaderboard. FORE!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 30, 2010, 08:42:06 PM
20:41 Installing Win98SE on the other laptop and playing on the Colecvision emulator.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 30, 2010, 09:29:07 PM
20:41 Installing Win98SE on the other laptop and playing on the Colecvision emulator.
Not messed with Win98SE in a LONG time ;D I bet that brings back some memories!

21:28 watching TV and chilling out!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 30, 2010, 09:36:05 PM
20:41 Installing Win98SE on the other laptop and playing on the Colecvision emulator.
Not messed with Win98SE in a LONG time ;D I bet that brings back some memories!

21:28 watching TV and chilling out!

21:34 It does  :) I'm now trying to get my wireless belkin adapter to work with it
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 30, 2010, 10:04:39 PM
20:41 Installing Win98SE on the other laptop and playing on the Colecvision emulator.
Not messed with Win98SE in a LONG time ;D I bet that brings back some memories!
21:28 watching TV and chilling out!
21:34 It does  :) I'm now trying to get my wireless belkin adapter to work with it
Good luck! Most wireless adaptors nowadays require Win2K or above, and hence, lack Win98 drivers
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 30, 2010, 10:12:04 PM
22:11 Box said its compatible with 98SE
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on April 30, 2010, 10:31:02 PM
22:29 All sorted now  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on April 30, 2010, 10:36:55 PM
22:11 Box said its compatible with 98SE
22:29 All sorted now  :)
Cool 8) There's still a few about these days that are 98SE compatible, but they're getting more & more scarce!

22:36 - trying to find a decent FREE program for audio conversion between different formats ..... I want rid of all these .ogg, .flac, .wma files and standardise everything as .mp3!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 01, 2010, 02:21:38 PM
14:19 - still looking for a GP32 compliant USB cable ... got it @ Retro Rewind for a good price but not been able to connect it to the PC properly.  Picked up a multi-USB convertor - USB A in, and 5 different USB A outs in a star-shaped widget.  The two mini-USBs that I thought might fit .. don't :(  Cable from BP doesn't work either .. doing my nut in now.  Taking it to Wales with me and see if brother's got any compatible cable for it.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 01, 2010, 04:01:52 PM
16:01 - giving up on the GP32 - already missed one train to Wales and likely to miss the 16:26 too now.  Filling up iPod Touch with some new tunes for the trip and work commutes.  Only so much Skindred my eardrums can take :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 01, 2010, 08:29:44 PM
20:29 - Weird sorta day. Woke up to the sounds of my mobile = large scale power cut at work so had to drive in and sort out all the IT stuff. Later went shopping with my missus and somehow ended up buying a pair of lycra cycle shorts (with bum padding :D). Quite a few people popping by this evening to say hello that has now turned into a mini retro gaming event. Got the C64, Amiga, NES, Vectrex & PC(mame) on the go...running out of TV's and refreshments.



Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 01, 2010, 08:34:28 PM
buying a pair of lycra cycle shorts (with bum padding :D).

20:33 I also bought a pair today (with bum padding)  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 01, 2010, 08:49:04 PM
20.48 - laughing at some of the talentless oafs on Britains got Talent  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 02, 2010, 10:59:40 AM
10:57 - relaxing after walking to Rhyl's car boot and back.... empty-handed.  Some people seem to think that the BIN prices on eBay are what they should charge at a car boot. Original Xbox machines with one or two games for £25!!  Majority of PS2 titles all now seem to be £2 but so are PS1, Megadrive, Master System and other cartridges.  Too many 'market traders' there so little chance of haggling with someone who needs the cash.  Yet, the next time I'm visiting the folks, I'll probably go again!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 02, 2010, 12:01:55 PM
12:00 Just got back from cycling, so its shower time, food and then out to the pub for the Liverpool v Chelsea game. Will probably pop down to the ship n mitre aswell  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 03, 2010, 09:41:21 AM
09.42 - Getting ready for a full day of drinking  ;)

First pub at 12.30 and then take it from there  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 03, 2010, 09:52:27 AM
09:51 Nice sunny morning so I think its time for some cycling again.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 03, 2010, 01:36:20 PM
13:36 Dodging showers whilst trying to work in the garden. O.k. in the warm greenhouse but otherwise getting a bit mucky & wet elsewhere. Father just called, is having another sort out in the loft so off round there to see what goodies i can find. I pretty sure there's at least 3 more boxes of C64 tapes somewhere and the odd snes/megadrive cart.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 03, 2010, 01:50:09 PM
13:38 - mmmmmmmm c64 tapes . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 03, 2010, 02:08:43 PM
14.08 - Sat inside, windows shut, hiding from the tree blossom *sniff sniff*
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 03, 2010, 04:19:08 PM
16:17 - catching up on emails after an (almost) 12-hour drink-a-thon last night until 3:30am this morning.  Taxi back from mate's place in Hough Green back to Warrington was £20 .. ouch!  Mate stayed over so helped her with picking a new TV (nice 37" Tosh with 80000:1 ratio) from PC World, she also bought a sofa for delivery from Argos at some point and then some bean-bags as a back-up until the sofa arrives.  She may yet move into her flat!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 03, 2010, 05:30:07 PM
17:29

Trying to get the wife's Laptop working better.

I know it's old but it should not take 20+ mins to load up into a usable state.

Running out of stuff to try so I may do a complete restart.....
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 03, 2010, 07:19:14 PM
19:19 - Back from parents with seven big boxes of stuff from their loft. I knew I had stuff up had no idea how much!

Haven't got time to sort it all out yet but i did notice a few things that caught my eye.

x2 Mills 'Load-It' Datasette units for the C64.
another C64 with an aftermarket case (to make it look like the C64c)
Lots of big box compilations games (Thamulus collection, Game, Set & Match, Konami arcade collection etc etc)
Lots of big box c64 games such as Hawkeye and lots of  Ocean/Imagine stuff like Robocop, Wec Le Mans.
Lots of those plastic wallet type C64 games i.e Ghostbusters, Exploding fist.
Lots & lots of regular C64 cassette games
C64 Lord of the rings (still had the Tolkien book inside)
a stack of Zzap64 mags
C64 4-1 game cart (Flimbos Quest, Klax, Fiendish Freddy & International Soccer I think)
another Currah speech synthesizer cart
Amiga 500 that hasn't yellowed at all being in the loft.
Stack of Amiga Format magazines
Various joysticks (mainly Quickshot I & II's) and a couple of Amiga mice.
Boxed copy of Delux Paint III
Approx 400 Amiga Disks and some some contain my own dodgy animations created with Delux Paint. Hoping they still work)
Couple of boxed Gameboy games - Mega Man, Prince of Persia, Double Dragon
Various other magazines (C&VG, Super Play, CU Amiga).
Boxes Spectrum QL
Boxed Spectrum 48k+
Commodore Plus/4
Boxed Gameboy


It's been a brilliant afternoon up in the loft, T'was like a time trip back to my childhood.

Like most kids, I just ripped the packaging open to get to the goodies inside, but my Dad liked to keep all the original boxes etc. Was amazed by the condition of all the other games & toys we had up there.

Crossbows & Catapults and an additional expansion set with Viking ships.
Matchbox Race 'n' chase
Various Action Men & play sets.
Tamiya Lunchbox & Monster Beetle RC cars
Star Wars bubble gum card sets
Bloody huge collection of Kenner Starwars figures and boxed play sets. Just had to look at Slave-1 again..it was so cool!
Stacks of US and reprinted UK Marvel Star Wars comics
Wind up Evel Knieval stunt bike

..and on and on.

Will be going back again as I'm sure there's all manner of other 8-bit 'puters up there somewhere.

Unloading the car, wife not looking very happy :-P










Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 03, 2010, 07:21:56 PM
19:21 - Nice one Stiggy! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 03, 2010, 07:27:08 PM
Quote
Nice one Stiggy! Smiley

19:26 - I'm guessing you've got way to much C64 stuff, but was thinking about donating some when i come down to the next event if i can get chance to sorted out in time
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 03, 2010, 07:30:32 PM
19:29 - Can never have enough C64 or speccy stuff . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 03, 2010, 08:21:22 PM
20:18 - still persevering with Eat Lead on the 360.  Going to get my £5 worth out of this game!

Just had a quick look at some small Compact Flash cards my Dad gave me at the weekend.  2 x 256MB and a 1gb.  Useful for the DivIDE I'm picking up at the event.  Will be fun plugging it into my Spectrum 128K +2 and the DK Tronics one I got from Panther.

Lots of Spectrum stuff to unZIP and work out which of the three cards I'll be able to put the stuff on :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on May 03, 2010, 08:29:52 PM
20:27 - Copying loadsa stuff onto a DOS BOX for RCM open day.

DOS-to-DOS copy with INTERSVR/INTERLNK is *fun*

(Serial port transfer)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 03, 2010, 09:06:24 PM
21:05 Didn't work when i switched it on. Took the case off, gave it a vacuum & tried again but no go. Tried a different power brick & it fired up. Hasn't been on in 20 years....Mmm, smell of warm dust  ;D


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 03, 2010, 09:49:57 PM
17:29

Trying to get the wife's Laptop working better.

I know it's old but it should not take 20+ mins to load up into a usable state.

Running out of stuff to try so I may do a complete restart.....

21:49

Gave up trying to solve it so I've flattened the HDD and started again.

XP, AVG & Zonealarm installed.

Now to update XP then onto Java...etc
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 03, 2010, 10:01:53 PM
21:05 Didn't work when i switched it on. Took the case off, gave it a vacuum & tried again but no go. Tried a different power brick & it fired up. Hasn't been on in 20 years....Mmm, smell of warm dust  ;D

We have one like that . . . I think ours is poorly too! Another machine we need to repair! :(

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 05, 2010, 06:51:54 AM
06:52 Morning all, time for a cuppa?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on May 05, 2010, 11:50:26 AM
20:50 - So very very tired.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 05, 2010, 12:26:57 PM
12:20 - spent all morning logging bug after bug for the most current website we've had someone downstairs develop for a client.  The English was really bad - mostly due to the coder's lazyitis and copying/pasting off a knackered mock-up by our resident "good graphics but awful speller"!  Wonder what delights this afternoon has in store .. probably more trips in and out of Bugzilla :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 05, 2010, 04:25:45 PM
16:26 - Grumble, moan etc  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 05, 2010, 04:39:14 PM
16:39 - just changed the battery out on a Marvel Super Heroes CPS2.
Fingers crossed, another 5 years+ of trouble free gaming with that one :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 05, 2010, 04:41:10 PM
16.41 - Not long left at work, and then off home to mow the lawn, unless it rains (fingers crossed  :D)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 05, 2010, 04:44:18 PM
16:43 - yeah - ready for home now! been a long day this one! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 05, 2010, 10:05:28 PM
Quote
16.41 - Not long left at work, and then off home to mow the lawn, unless it rains (fingers crossed  Cheesy

10:05 - Rushed about to get mine done whilst looking at the ever increasing dark clouds. Never did rain!

Trying to get ahead with jobs around the house/garden as I'm working this weekend and the weekend after, hmm, well it's ringed on the calendar but for the life of me can't think why ;D

Tonight's other job, unblocking a drain  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 06, 2010, 08:10:27 AM
08:10 - Another day at work, and it's monthly report time, oh what joy !!!

Still the gardens actually starting to look like a garden !!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on May 06, 2010, 11:52:42 AM
My garden looks like a wasteland, the builders have scraped it back to the soil and this morning arrived at 7am with great fanfare, held lengthy discussions, smoked a lot, sprayed a pink cross on the ground, marked it with 4 stones and buggered off again. This was at 7:30, when I came home at 18:00 nothing had changed so I am the proud owner of a pink cross and mini cairn, no idea what it is for.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 06, 2010, 08:23:59 PM
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Still the gardens actually starting to look like a garden !

20:23 Love our garden in late spring, virtually over night it explodes into pockets of color and texture, closing in around you and creating little private areas. Trees are full of white blossom and the carp are soaking up the sun. Couple more weeks and the first of this years crops will be ready.

As an amateur gardener and photographer..tis my favorite time of year...and as someone that's surrounded by I.T. all day at work, it's a great to get away from it all from time to time and soak in all that green..ness!

Back to the time post, have just about had enough of politics on the tv & web, time to chill out with a good old fashioned Megadrive game. I'm thinking Dephine's Flashback

 
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 06, 2010, 08:27:41 PM
20:26 - sitting catching up with posts - @stiggy - show us some photos! ;) and superb game mate! A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 07, 2010, 08:17:33 AM
8.17 - I love friday's, finish an hour earlier and then two whole days of rest and relaxation, well it would be if it wasn't for the housework, gardening, shopping, kids etc.  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 07, 2010, 08:34:28 AM
8:34 - Sitting at work wondering who has one the election!  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 07, 2010, 08:45:08 AM
8:45 - couldn't sleep so playing Magic Pockets on my Amiga :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 08, 2010, 12:26:57 PM
12:26 - back from Bowlers with, what I thought, was a compatible USB to GP32 cable.  It fitted inside the GP32 whilst I was at Bowlers so was all hopeful ... but nope, another weird digital camera cable to add to the pile that haven't worked yet.

So will nip to the camera shop in town and maybe Poundland and see what I can get.  Will take a printout of the cable from the PlayAsia site just in case.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 08, 2010, 12:33:24 PM
12:31 - Annoyed by phones - what phone do I get . . . It is down to one of two phones now . . .

An Apple iPhone 3GS (16gb version) which I will have to pay £89 for

or

A Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 which I will pay £0 for . . .
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 08, 2010, 01:06:14 PM
12:31 - Annoyed by phones - what phone do I get . . . It is down to one of two phones now . . .

An Apple iPhone 3GS (16gb version) which I will have to pay £89 for

or

A Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 which I will pay £0 for . . .



can you wait a bit to see about the new iPhone?

I had my iPhone 3G for 3 weeks when they announced the 3GS!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 08, 2010, 01:22:39 PM
13:21 What new iPhone? Is there a new one coming already?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 08, 2010, 01:59:54 PM
13:59 Was expecting to be at work all weekend rolling out a shed load of new servers. Started at 5am and quite scarily, had everything up and running by 1pm. Back home now, pleased at punch that I don't need to go back into the office tomorrow. Even better, have Mon & Tues after next weeks RCM event = so in no rush to leave early on Sunday therefore can lend a hand to pack up if anyone wants it?

Time to relax!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 08, 2010, 02:08:41 PM
14:08 - We would love the help to pack up mate - thanks! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 08, 2010, 02:28:52 PM
14:28 Still not got around to uploading my RCM photo sets to http://www.cgeu.info/gallery/ (http://www.cgeu.info/gallery/) Will be uploading them this afternoon. Looks like my Retro Reunited set has appeared.

StiGGy

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 08, 2010, 02:49:06 PM
14:48 - I'm guessing Dave Moore will be at RCM's show next weekend.  If so, I can bring my DVD-R with *all* the photos from *all* the events I've been to over the last 5+ years for him to upload on my behalf.  Each time I attempt it, it dies.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 08, 2010, 03:05:28 PM
15:03 First batch, uploaded.

..and although I'll exclude these two, they still make me smile!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 08, 2010, 03:07:11 PM
15:06 I must admit - I haven't laughed so hard for years . . . that night was superb! ;)

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 08, 2010, 03:12:23 PM
15:12 Certainly was mate, here's hoping for many more ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 08, 2010, 03:13:02 PM
15:12 ..... absolutely PMSL at those photos of Andy @ the RCM summer 'members only' do.
I laughed so hard at the time and I'm laughing just as hard now!
F*****g brilliant ;D

Cheers for posting them Stiggy!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 08, 2010, 03:20:24 PM
15:20 - Doubt we've ever seen Andy so happy and in his element as he does on those pics :)

Although a quick bit of Photoshopping on the second pic to add some drool .......
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 08, 2010, 03:55:39 PM
15:55

Right, that's the RCM May & Nov 2009 event photo's uploaded to CGEU. Time for coffee.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 08, 2010, 05:51:44 PM
17:49 - Just repaired a long standing fault on my Super Contra JAMMA board. Been bugging me for a very long time but finally got it. Now onto the Neo Geo repair.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 08, 2010, 06:44:53 PM
18:43 - almost caught up with my backlog of CSI: NY episodes.  One left and then bang up to date.  But no time to watch the next one as out in 30 minutes back into Liverpool for an ex-IBMers mini-meet.  Mini meaning myself, my mate Lee who sometimes comes to the quiz nights with Rinoa & BP and Liz who's in Liverpool after flying in from Canada for a holiday.  Not seen Liz in a long time so I can predict lots of drinking tonight :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 08, 2010, 06:58:56 PM
18:59
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out in 30 minutes back into Liverpool for an ex-IBMers mini-meet

Used to work for IBM many, many moons ago. Was an EPOS technician based out of Nottingham. Happy days!

IBM seemed to have the best staff canteens!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 08, 2010, 07:05:06 PM
18:59
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out in 30 minutes back into Liverpool for an ex-IBMers mini-meet

Used to work for IBM many, many moons ago. Was an EPOS technician based out of Nottingham. Happy days!

IBM seemed to have the best staff canteens!

19:03 - the one @ Liverpool was awfully small - about 5-6 tables max so we usually went out @ lunchtimes.  When we left RSA - which had *free* coffee & tea in their drinks machines - we had a culture shock when asked to fill up our IBM cards with cash so that we could pay for stuff in their canteen.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 08, 2010, 07:17:56 PM
19:17 - Listening to some slightly dodgy covers on Spotify whilst tidying up.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on May 08, 2010, 10:43:08 PM
22:41 Back from watching the Tigers end their 30 games at home unbeaten record, silly mistakes cost us the game >:(

Post match Guineessssesss makes up for it though :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 08, 2010, 11:05:23 PM
23:05 - watching 'Slither' on Film 4
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 09, 2010, 01:44:49 AM
01:44 - gonna naff off to bed in a mo, just wanted to say .... NICE system of the day :) (Amstrad CPC464)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on May 09, 2010, 01:59:22 PM
23:00 - Cant sleep, do not want to go to work tomorrow despite the promise of a parcel of arcade board goodness!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 09, 2010, 03:37:50 PM
15:37 - you got to laugh at some of the prices being asked for stuff on the new Game Gavel website .. some people really are asking way too much for 'standard' items.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 09, 2010, 05:47:53 PM
15:37 - you got to laugh at some of the prices being asked for stuff on the new Game Gavel website .. some people really are asking way too much for 'standard' items.

17:46 - I hope my two JAMMA boards and Lynx werent the offending articles that you saw  ;D
There is a lot of greedy people out there though. And why do people insist on claiming everything is RARE?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 09, 2010, 06:12:31 PM
18:11 Another haul brought back from my parents loft.

Got really excited when i found a c64 cartridge version of Robocop II. Box is in really nice condition and the Ocean baggy was still inside.

....however, no actual cartridge...bugger! It'll be up there somewhere unless it's in one of the boxes i brought back with me.

Also found a C64 Simons' Basic cartridge & some fantastic boxed game compilation sets. Anyone remember the Thalamus hits?

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 09, 2010, 06:15:28 PM
18:14 - Oh dear, and some crap too.

CJ's elephant antics  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 09, 2010, 06:16:26 PM
18:15 PML! Nice one stiggy! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 09, 2010, 06:20:26 PM
15:37 - you got to laugh at some of the prices being asked for stuff on the new Game Gavel website .. some people really are asking way too much for 'standard' items.

17:46 - I hope my two JAMMA boards and Lynx werent the offending articles that you saw  ;D
There is a lot of greedy people out there though. And why do people insist on claiming everything is RARE?

18:19 - nope just the **** who thinks every Amiga game is rare and qualifies for hiked prices because of this imagined rarity.  Last lot of Amiga games (plus one utility) I picked up (all A1200 titles) were ... 6 for £2!  That seller would shove them all out @ £15 probably!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 09, 2010, 06:26:26 PM
18:24 - I've given up on Eat Lead: Matt Hazzard.  Got to one of the bosses (a tentacled monster!) that is just impossible (for me) to beat.  Even watching two people's videos on YouTube for handy hints *and* reading the official walkthrough from the developers can't get me past that level :(   One for the sales pile to go on GameGavel.  Just up the price to £99 each as the game is so rare and has retro gaming humour in it :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 09, 2010, 06:27:41 PM
18:25 - Spent most of my day looking at my Neo Geo MV4 as its knackered only to come to the conclusion that I dont know what im doing. Its a strange beasty and I think im gonna need some help with this one at some point
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 09, 2010, 08:47:51 PM
20:47 - had a bit more success with the GP32.  Still can't flash the firmware (even though the program says it's done it) but at least I can get some of the games running now.  I was trying to run packed archives as executables and it's only when I went back to a GP32 forum did I realise there was a de-archiving tool I could use.  D'oh! :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on May 09, 2010, 10:28:28 PM
22:30:

Been playing Suprem Commander 2 demo and much better than part 1!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 10, 2010, 06:51:10 AM
6:51 Yawn - Morning all!

Just remember, even if this week turns out to be a bit crappy, we've got Sunday @RCM to look forward to!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on May 11, 2010, 11:07:18 AM
11:06 just finished dremmeling the cart shell for my Everdrive. Super Smash TV never looked so good ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 11, 2010, 12:47:51 PM
12:47 - rolling out widows 7 in the office. So far, so good. Thank you WDS and Sysprep.xml! :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 11, 2010, 02:29:23 PM
12:47 - rolling out widows 7 in the office. So far, so good. Thank you WDS and Sysprep.xml! :)
The whole Sysprep procedure was dramatically improved with Vista and 7 .... I like the new deployment tools, makes life a bit easier

14:20 ... not a lot to report in the house of woody.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 11, 2010, 07:19:36 PM
19:19 Having a bit of a surf, whilst listening to Slay radio...and one eye on the garden as the heron has been round again. Fish count seems to have halved :-(

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 11, 2010, 08:19:08 PM
20:18 ... watching "The Italian Job" on Film 4 :D Still an excellent film!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 12, 2010, 10:22:17 AM
10.21 - Attempted to make my first piece of silver jewelry last night at evening class, succeeded ............ in melting it!  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 12, 2010, 07:24:02 PM
19:23 Got home and my (cheap eBay) wireless IP camera was waiting for me. Has pan, tilt & zoom function and controllable via web gui. Also has a built in microphone/speaker = going to set it up somewhere and scare the crap out of my wife.....and then probably upload it to Youtube....and prob end up in hospital  ;D Maybe leave that last bit until after this weekend.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 12, 2010, 07:50:52 PM
19:50 ... phew! what a day?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 12, 2010, 08:11:47 PM
20:11

It's ok it'll soon be the weekend 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 12, 2010, 08:16:58 PM
20:15 - im really cold and too cheap to put the heating on. maybe a drop of whiskey will warm me up, and bed, bed sounds good
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 12, 2010, 08:24:57 PM
20:23 - removed the Xbox from the 'take to RCM' pile.  Need to sort out some sturdy plastic bags and name tags for all the bits.  But first, panic stations amongst the preservationistas on Atari Forum as they've realised that a massive chunk (ie. almost all of it) of my Atari ST games collection are going into the back of the Attic Bug van on Friday ready to be sold in their eBay shop.

No pub quiz for me tomorrow night as I'll be doing disk images of as many originals as I can get done!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 12, 2010, 08:30:35 PM
20:31 .... looking forward to Sunday :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 12, 2010, 09:36:19 PM
9:35 Wireless IP cam setup and streaming/recording. Pretty impressed by the low light settings now that it's getting dark. At 45 quid for a wireless PTZ, think i might buy a few more and setup a home CCTV system. Got the output streaming via http which I'm picking up on my mobile. Can even control the pan/tilt via my phone keypad.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 12, 2010, 09:48:11 PM
21:47 - Like the sound of your Wireless IP cam - I have thoughts for the unit . . . :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on May 13, 2010, 08:04:14 AM
9:35 Wireless IP cam setup and streaming/recording. Pretty impressed by the low light settings now that it's getting dark. At 45 quid for a wireless PTZ, think i might buy a few more and setup a home CCTV system. Got the output streaming via http which I'm picking up on my mobile. Can even control the pan/tilt via my phone keypad.

08:07 - I think you need to purchase a copy of the i-Catcher CCTV software.... (http://www.icode.co.uk/icatcher) </company plug>

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 13, 2010, 08:06:07 AM
I would have done but don't have an iPhone after today . . .  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 13, 2010, 12:55:47 PM
12.55 - What's happening with the Iphone Andy ?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 13, 2010, 12:57:01 PM
12:56 - Selling it - O2 will give me £172 for it . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 13, 2010, 01:12:48 PM
13:12

Few mins left of luch..having a quick look at the post's as i'm out tonight.

12:56 - Selling it - O2 will give me £172 for it . . . ;)

Remember to un-do the magic first  ;)

What are you getting next?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 13, 2010, 01:15:35 PM
13:15 - It will be factory reset . . . My new phone is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 13, 2010, 02:31:14 PM
14.29 - I'm totally loving my Android phone, Google Navigation is active in the UK now which is ace, plus so many free apps available  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 13, 2010, 02:33:40 PM
14:33 - What phone do you have Dave?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 13, 2010, 02:35:23 PM
14.35 - HTC Desire, had it about a month now.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 13, 2010, 02:37:18 PM
14:35 - I looked at the HTC phones but I preferred the Xperia X10 I think . . . I hope?

What version of android does that run? I know the Xperia X10 only runs 1.6 at the moment . . . 2.1 or 2.2 upgrade later in the year.

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 13, 2010, 02:39:53 PM
14.38 - It comes with Android 2.1, I've downloaded a shed load of apps so far, all run fine. I think the Desire has a 1Ghz cpu, some 3d shooters & racing games I have are super smooth.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 13, 2010, 02:45:24 PM
14:44 - The X10 has a snapdragon 1 Ghz processor with enhanced 3d graphics too . . . should be superb I hope. ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on May 13, 2010, 02:49:00 PM
14:48

1GHz phone, wtf.....My nokia 2146 is still the biz ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 13, 2010, 02:53:15 PM
14.52 - Live wallpapers are great fun too, mine is a retro one atm, full screen game of Pac-Man plays out constantly, it even keeps a record of highscores! ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 14, 2010, 11:01:01 AM
11.01 - My mate has an HTC (not sure of the model), looks well sweet, and some of the apps are really cool !!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 14, 2010, 11:07:45 AM
11:06 Already found several emulators . . . Speccy, Megadrive, SNES, NES, Amiga!, Gameboy, C64 (Frodo!) etc etc.

;D - very impressed!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 14, 2010, 11:13:59 AM
11.13 - Don't forget PC Engine  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 14, 2010, 03:40:13 PM
15:40 - Busy at work again today. Group policy is doing my head in!

Got to get ready for a busy family based weekend. Shame im missing the event on Sunday.  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 14, 2010, 06:44:44 PM
18:44 - Topping up the pond with the hose pipe but not worried about it overflowing cos I'm watching on my PC via my CCTV cam! Do i win a prize for being nerd of the week?  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 14, 2010, 06:51:56 PM
18:52 - Erm hmm, off to pick up the fish that are flapping about on the lawn  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 14, 2010, 07:16:39 PM
19:16 - wondering if Dave (phoenixTLB) is pissed yet? ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 14, 2010, 07:23:13 PM
19:22

Starting to Panic...Can't find some leads for Sunday!!!

Got to take wife out now so will carry on looking when I get back.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 14, 2010, 08:14:02 PM
20:11 - Im off for a shower then will probably have another lager or 2 whilst watching spongebob the movie. Busy day tomorrow finishing with a 4 hour journey to Ashby de la Zouch ready for Sunday. Looking forward to it. Everyone drive safely. Good night
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 14, 2010, 08:15:39 PM
20:14 - Nice one mate (porchy) - have a safe journey mate - look forward to meeting you on Sunday.

This goes out to everybody safe journeys - wherever you are coming from. See you ALL on Sunday.

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 14, 2010, 08:44:16 PM
20:14 - See you ALL on Sunday.

A
20:44 - Apart form me...  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 14, 2010, 08:50:20 PM
20:49 Shame that matey - :( - maybe next time then? A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on May 15, 2010, 08:36:20 AM
08:36 see you all in a bit
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 15, 2010, 01:37:16 PM
13:35 - had a long lie-in after too much beers last night (on top of an empty stomach).  Not going to Bowlers (shock! horror!) this week or next week either.  Next Saturday is a company-paid-for day out in Lyme Park doing archery-related fun.  Was a good laugh last time so hoping I'll remember some stuff from then ... and hit the damn squirrel at the first attempt and not the third!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 15, 2010, 06:31:55 PM
18:30 Getting all the bits I've sold ready for tomorrow and hope Muguk doesn't have a boot load of things to bring.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 15, 2010, 07:06:59 PM
18:30 Getting all the bits I've sold ready for tomorrow and hope Muguk doesn't have a boot load of things to bring.

19:07 - Only the ST for 1200XL needs to go into the boot.  The rest will fit easily enough in and around the back seat.... in theory.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 15, 2010, 07:48:07 PM
Just landed in Ashby de la Zouch, who wants a beer, its on me
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 16, 2010, 07:38:46 AM
7:38 - Morning all. The 16th arrives at last - who fancies a bit of joystick waggling then?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 16, 2010, 08:25:09 AM
8:25 Right, better get my stuff together and make my merry way down the M1.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 16, 2010, 08:37:01 AM
08:37 - phew, just enough time for a bacon & egg butty before the Rinoatron turns up :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 16, 2010, 07:55:33 PM
19:54 - back from the event.  Rinoatron just left to take the other 3 back to Liverpool.  Great day (as per usual) - even if I did win my own sarcastic booby prize at Bomberman but kudos to the raffle prize winners who realised that Rise Of The Robots is more valuable than some Readers Digest tablemats (by about 10p!) :)

Roll on the next one which, for me, will probably be Eurocon due to some minor music gigs getting in the way :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 16, 2010, 08:11:44 PM
20:08 - just got home, nightmare journey back but worth it. Very nice to meet all of you. Spent nearly 15 quid in virtual on, quality machine. Time for a snooze
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on May 16, 2010, 09:13:24 PM
21:09  great day, sold some stuff, bought some stuff. Found that my 32x does work (thanks jimbob) and the most disgusting looking Atari STE that MugUK rescued from the trash for me actually bloody works and has a memory upgrade installed, watch out for a restoration thread about this one, Mug thinks it is beyond retr0brighting. I love a challenge  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 16, 2010, 09:27:20 PM
21:25 Got back about 10min ago. Had a great day as usual, enjoyed talking to everyone.

Looking foward to the next one  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 16, 2010, 09:31:06 PM
21:29 - didn't rescue it from the bin but Dave & Anna did when they did a house clearance from a retro-computing enthusiast who'd recently passed away.  They were going to bin it but I said I knew someone who needed some spare bits for their own machine ... if you get this looking anywhere near normal, the Wiki awaits your rescue attempts 1200XL :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 16, 2010, 10:18:43 PM
22:18

Bloody Knackered.....busy weekend but can't quite remember what I've been doing  ;D

Off to bed...Thank god I've got tomorrow off.

Night Night all  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on May 17, 2010, 12:35:44 AM
00:32 - Finally got in at 12:20am!!!

Effin tired. Going to watch last nights Doctor Who while eating dinner, then sleep until 4pm tomorrow.

-- Richard

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 17, 2010, 10:57:55 AM
10.56 - Finally managed to get my creaky bones to haul me outta bed, pretty much emptied the car, ate and fell asleep last night. Time to drag my parents to the pub for lunch ( well breakfast for me!)  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 17, 2010, 01:25:24 PM
13:24 - Only got up after getting home rather later (popped to AndyT's to drop some stuff off, and collect some stuff)

Gonna unload the car in a minute (not looking forward to that tbh) and then sort out my plan of action for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 17, 2010, 01:56:38 PM
13.55 - Damn I wished I'd known you were going to AndyT's, you could have took him the C16 !!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 17, 2010, 02:06:23 PM
13.55 - Damn I wished I'd known you were going to AndyT's, you could have took him the C16 !!

14:06 - Doh! I only rembered about the C16 when Woody turned up last night - FAIL!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 17, 2010, 02:44:30 PM
13.55 - Damn I wished I'd known you were going to AndyT's, you could have took him the C16 !!
14:06 - Doh! I only rembered about the C16 when Woody turned up last night - FAIL!
14:43 - Doh! Neither of you had mentioned. I had plenty of room in the car as well!

I'm sure there'll be other times.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 17, 2010, 08:59:56 PM
20:58 Just watched Once Upon Atari. Some of the stuff these guys said and done back then is amazing. Just wished I worked there.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on May 18, 2010, 12:05:23 AM
20:58 Just watched Once Upon Atari. Some of the stuff these guys said and done back then is amazing. Just wished I worked there.

have you got a copy?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on May 18, 2010, 12:48:45 AM
09:48 - mmm morning coffee and railway station doughnut.  :D

Is there any finer start to the day?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 18, 2010, 08:00:13 AM
07:59 - feel like shite this morning but back to work I go . . . :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 18, 2010, 08:12:30 AM
8:12 One more day off for me, so firstly coffee & french toast then decide what i'm going to do. Decorating is in order but i might put that off until the weekend.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 18, 2010, 11:25:25 AM
11.24 - GRRRR, just tried to copy my photos of the weekend from my phone and the mac has wiped my SD card  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 18, 2010, 11:53:01 AM
11.52 - Must be gutted Dave, as I know you made an effort to take loads of photo's !!!  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 18, 2010, 05:56:29 PM
11.24 - GRRRR, just tried to copy my photos of the weekend from my phone and the mac has wiped my SD card  >:(

Don't do anything else to the card .. I can rescue (or at least attempt to rescue) the card.  Or I can ask the nice 'groups' of 'news' to see what Mac card recovery software is out there?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 18, 2010, 06:11:16 PM
18.09 - I'm not sure it is salvagable tbh, the phone doesn't even recognise it now, just wants it reformatted, I think it was due to me mounting the phone via usb rather than taking the card out of the phone that has done it.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 18, 2010, 06:47:37 PM
18:46 - that's odd.  I made a post to this thread telling Dave that help was on its way and not to format the card.  OK, will repost it again :)  Expect a PM once DepositFiles has finished uploading :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 18, 2010, 07:36:17 PM
19:32 Went on the bike after work, done 6 1/2 miles which was a killer as its really worm here. Really not looking forward to the bike ride in July  :( as It'll probably be even wormer.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 18, 2010, 08:24:39 PM
20:24
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Went on the bike after work, done 6 1/2 miles which was a killer as its really worm here. Really not looking forward to the bike ride in July  Sad as It'll probably be even wormer.

Went for one this morning out into the sticks. Apart from not being able to open my mouth due to the sheer number fo greenfly about it was really good. Just pipped the 100 mile mark on my Odometer.

I tend to find that snug fitting but breathable walking gear is better that cycling cloths. Most of the stuff i cycling in are from Craghopper.




Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 18, 2010, 08:31:09 PM
20:26 I'm using normal shorts at the moment as I find its more relaxing but I will wear the proper ones for the race. Picked up a cycling jacket from Aldi's which is superb (only £15) and I think I've hit the 100 mile mark now aswell :) . Probably done a lot more but it took me ages to setup the computer  >:(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 19, 2010, 09:35:45 PM
9:34 - Yay, doesn't look like the heron has had to many of my fish afterall - they were just hiding at the bottom for the last few days.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 20, 2010, 07:26:28 AM
07:25

At work early again today  :(

Stiggy - Glad the Heron didn't get many fish...I lost at least 4 to one last year and had to cover the whole pond with netting.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: The Twins on May 20, 2010, 09:22:19 PM
21.19.........had a day visiting Spire hospital in Leicester to try to find out what is wrong with me, probably gotta have another MRI scan and a lumbar puncture, followed by a trip to the doctors to be told my thyroid has packed up completely and is being attacked by antibodies, so am now on tablets for life ...............what a great day!!!!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 20, 2010, 10:41:46 PM
10:40  :( I'm so sorry to hear that. Hoping that further testing can get you better.


Best wishes to you.

StiGGy

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on May 20, 2010, 11:15:21 PM
23:14 sorry to hear that too
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 21, 2010, 08:28:15 AM
21.19.........had a day visiting Spire hospital in Leicester to try to find out what is wrong with me, probably gotta have another MRI scan and a lumbar puncture, followed by a trip to the doctors to be told my thyroid has packed up completely and is being attacked by antibodies, so am now on tablets for life ...............what a great day!!!!!

08.27 - After having a series of rather unfortunate events in the last 3 to 4 years, culminating in several bouts of major surgery and at least 6 hospital stays (the longest being 5 weeks), I've come to accept that Life can be a challenge, but as long as I'm still here to fight another day  :)

And another day at work whilst the sun is shining outside, what joy  :-[
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 21, 2010, 08:46:51 AM
21.19.........had a day visiting Spire hospital in Leicester to try to find out what is wrong with me, probably gotta have another MRI scan and a lumbar puncture, followed by a trip to the doctors to be told my thyroid has packed up completely and is being attacked by antibodies, so am now on tablets for life ...............what a great day!!!!!

08.27 - After having a series of rather unfortunate events in the last 3 to 4 years, culminating in several bouts of major surgery and at least 6 hospital stays (the longest being 5 weeks), I've come to accept that Life can be a challenge, but as long as I'm still here to fight another day  :)

And another day at work whilst the sun is shining outside, what joy  :-[

Here here to that, I may be a moaning old sod sometimes but I am glad to be alive and reasonably well with a lovely family and good friends. ;)

A

ps the time is now 8:47 approx.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 21, 2010, 09:56:40 AM
9.55 - Sorry to hear Linda, at least you know now and hopefully some effective treatment can start  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 21, 2010, 05:13:46 PM
17:13 - Just got back home from work. Quick shower/change, collect the missus and them off to friends for dinner. Got a text message - simply read 'bring the Megadrive'  ;D

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 21, 2010, 05:31:17 PM
17:30 Catching up on posts

Linda...sorry to hear the latest...hopefully they will be able to sort everything out quickly
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 21, 2010, 05:34:19 PM
17:34 .... just been playing Google Pac-Man :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 21, 2010, 06:38:31 PM
18:38 Just had a go of google Pac-Man aswell  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 21, 2010, 08:24:11 PM
20:23 - no PacMan for me but got the new Drowning Pool album to occupy me whilst I move old shelves out and the new computer desk into the previous space.  Then I've got to break down at least one of the remaining shelves .. or both.  No 360 time for me tonight until it's all done.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 22, 2010, 07:30:43 PM
19:30

Cooling down now, gonna quickly wash the car before a few friends show up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Empire Strike Back (the best one!)...although, technically i'm a few days late.


If i can rig up the surround sound in time, hoping to play it via the projector.



Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 22, 2010, 07:35:50 PM
19:35 - Went to the national space centre in Leicester today. Great day, especially with the Star Wars Garrison there. Will upload some pics later.

Im now sorting out cr@p i dont need here anymore - like old SCSI arrays.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 22, 2010, 09:17:24 PM
21:16 - in pain due to sunburn.  However, it was worth it after a day at playing Robin Hood.  Just wading through the photos and, unlike last year's company event, more than one person brought a camera with them so there will be loads of pics being uploaded and/or dumped on the company network at some point :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on May 23, 2010, 12:03:46 AM
00:01 Too fraggin hot, kids are up and down and won't settle
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 23, 2010, 02:34:05 AM
02:34 .... too hot to sleep, so listening to some SID tunes and relaxing.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 23, 2010, 01:15:17 PM
13:13 Relaxing after cycling for 2 hours.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 23, 2010, 01:56:03 PM
13:13 Relaxing after cycling for 2 hours.
Cycling? In this heat? you mad man :D

13:55 .... relaxing, eating a Chicken & Mushroom Pot Noodle and deciding what to do with the rest of my Sunday. Sure am tempted to play some Amiga games ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on May 23, 2010, 01:59:05 PM
13:58

Which amiga games? :)  I am relaxing and sorting my retro stuffs  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on May 23, 2010, 02:11:15 PM
Which amiga games? :)
14:10 .... I'm currently staring at Flight Of The Amazon Queen and Heart Of China wondering which one of those should get some attention. I doubt I'll be running them from floppy though ..... I've got the WHDLoad installs already on my A3000's CF card so that'll save on the ol' disk swapping.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 23, 2010, 02:14:03 PM
14:14 Just taking a break from working outside. Damn it's getting hot! The greenhouse is clocking 48 degrees :o

Was moving a few plants around in the pond earlier, soooo tempting to just climb in there and cool off :-)

Very cool in my study though. Got me a cold drink and Skate or Die on the C64.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 23, 2010, 04:00:16 PM
16:00 - having some fun with the Saturn games I bought off Flicky @ RCM.  At least I know it works with PAL and Jap originals now (plus PAL 'homebrew' discs!) ... :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 23, 2010, 07:40:55 PM
19.41 - just off to the pub for my Birthday and then getting a chinese takeaway at kicking out time  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 23, 2010, 07:45:35 PM
19:44 Bollocks mate - meant to say happy birthday . . . Hope you had a good one!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 23, 2010, 08:08:02 PM
20:07 Happy Birthday Panther. Enjoy your drinks and takeaway  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 23, 2010, 10:31:36 PM
10:31 Got called out at work due to a power blip in one of the office buildings. All looked o.k. to me thankfully as this one houses our telephony switch. Was nice to sit in one of our freezing server rooms for a bit to cool off though.

Business park looked like a scene from Fast & Furious. Lots of japanese hot rods with flashy paint work and glowing disc brakes. Wish i had my camera with me...wonder if their there next week? Had to smile when some kid turned up with what must be his mums mpv ;D

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 24, 2010, 10:29:10 AM
10.28 - Typical, nice hot weekend and our fridge freezer decided to blow up.  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 24, 2010, 06:42:02 PM
18:41 Could get used to these four days weeks, that'll be three in a row with the bank holiday next week.

Had a great day just hanging out and relaxing in the garden. Did get chance to play around with a Sega Model 2 emulator. Sweet sound of Daaaaaytonaaaaaaaa!

Also, just randomly surfing came across a rather eye candy emu frontend. You probably all know all about it but it's first time I've seen it.

http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/ (http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 24, 2010, 06:46:21 PM
18:46 - O and still no 3DO  :( Emailed the eBayer seller to find out where it is. Got me a Starblade disk I'm eager to try out.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 24, 2010, 06:48:26 PM
18:46 - O and still no 3DO  :( Emailed the eBayer seller to find out where it is. Got me a Starblade disk I'm eager to try out.

use freedo in the interim, or will that take the shine off the real thing when it lands?
i know there is no substitute for the real system with their own controllers
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 24, 2010, 06:52:59 PM
18:53 Been eager to try it mate but as you say, would take the shine off Starblade so have been biting teeth and holding off trying it.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 24, 2010, 09:23:45 PM
21:23  Catching up on posts again.

Stiggy...can you PM me the details on that Sega Model 2 emulator please

Karl
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 24, 2010, 10:24:51 PM
10:24 PM sent sir, alas i've probably missed you!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on May 25, 2010, 02:08:15 AM
11:00 - Just passed my Citizenship test, silly arse questions some of them.  ::)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 25, 2010, 07:22:03 AM
7:21 Back to work today :( Couldn't sleep last night and when i did finally drift off i was plagued with out of hours support calls until 3am this morning. Thinking about calling it a day and pulling out of the roster of tech guys on call. 8 hours at work is enough without having multiple calls all night, then work the next da...zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 25, 2010, 07:50:25 AM
11:00 - Just passed my Citizenship test, silly arse questions some of them.  ::)

Nice one - does that mean you are not coming back to the UK to live? and why not? PML!
Might join you down under at some point mate and have a Australian RCM too!

and Stiggy - yeah I can imagine you will be tired today! :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 25, 2010, 08:37:28 AM

Might join you down under at some point mate and have a Australian RCM too!



8.37 - Think the postage cost of getting the system down there might be a bit extreme  ;D

Counting down the days to my hols  :P
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on May 25, 2010, 11:39:13 AM

Nice one - does that mean you are not coming back to the UK to live? and why not? PML!
Might join you down under at some point mate and have a Australian RCM too!


Rock on down, I must admit I do feel I am somehow cheating by living here, it all seems a bit stress free and easy.

Dual citizenship, all it will mean is I don't have to queue so much at airports here :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Panther on May 25, 2010, 12:19:50 PM
all it will mean is I don't have to queue so much at airports here :)

12.19 - Now that's not something I'm looking forward to next monday  :-\
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on May 25, 2010, 01:01:15 PM
Will be handy, can already breeze through the UK on my UK one, will be able to do the same in Oz on my Aussie one, NZ too when over there for lads weekends in Auckland :)

22:00 - Just realised I have bought the wrong feffing eproms again!!!! 27C010s instead of 27C100s AAAARRRGH!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 25, 2010, 01:22:05 PM
13:22 Is it time to go home yet?
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 25, 2010, 01:34:39 PM
13:34 No mate - wish it was I am dog tired today! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 25, 2010, 07:07:30 PM
19:07 Damnit, missed the delivery guy which can only mean i won't be getting my 3DO to play with this evening.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 25, 2010, 07:46:38 PM
19:46 - Cooking tea, then its time to write some .DSK files for the Speccy +3 on to 3" disks.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 25, 2010, 08:07:18 PM
20:06 - spent ages fault finding on my newly acquired megacd only to find it was the megadrive at fault. now i feel foolish and sad
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 25, 2010, 10:34:01 PM
22:33

Off to bed....Had to drag myself off Sega Model2 Emulator & Daytona (thank's for the advice guys - you know who you are)

Just need to get Logitech Pro Steering wheel working with it now  ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 27, 2010, 06:22:23 AM
06:22 Morning all. Waiting for my colleague to arrive, then we hit the road for the drive up to Merseyside to visit our office up there and install a load of Cat5e & PC's into some form of giant TNT conveyor belt/package barcode scanner contraptions.

O..and finally got my 3DO yesterday morning but a late finish at work yesterday meant that I've not had chance to even unwrap it yet. Had a quick peek this morning to make sure it actually was a 3DO instead of an Amstrad ;D

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 27, 2010, 02:17:32 PM
14:18 - just bought a VGA box for my Dreamcast - finally!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 27, 2010, 02:58:33 PM
14.58 - You wont regret it Andy, stunning results with a VGA box  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 27, 2010, 06:35:56 PM
18:34

Just back from the vet's. Unfortunately when we got home from work one of my guinea pigs had died. The other one now keep squeeking for her as they were sisters and had always been together  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 27, 2010, 06:36:16 PM
18:34 Really happy at the amount of money people have donated so far  :) . Just picked up a cheap mobile as I broke my other one two days ago - Feels strange not having a phone in my pocket.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on May 27, 2010, 07:04:14 PM
18:34

Just back from the vet's. Unfortunately when we got home from work one of my guinea pigs had died. The other one now keep squeeking for her as they were sisters and had always been together  :'(
19.03 - Sorry to hear that Karl, your guinea pigs are so sweet, give the squeaky one a fuss from me.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on May 27, 2010, 07:08:26 PM
19:07 Bless - it is horrendous when any pet dies . . . and to quote Dave give the Squeaky one a fuss from me too! ;)

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 28, 2010, 10:00:30 PM
21:55

Just had a silly idea moment....but it worked  :)

Placed my 32" Samsung LCD on my computer desk, in front of my usual 19" CRT, then connected it to my PC using HDMI. Configured it to 1080i and played Daytona using the Sega Model2 emulator - 32" fullscreen    ;D  ;D

Just like the arcade....well if i'd of got the steering wheel working it would have been even better. Guess I need to play with settings to get it working.

Mad...just Mad. Got to try Ridge Racer 2 using Vivinonno next time  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 28, 2010, 10:45:05 PM
22:44 Not sure if anyone is interested but this weeks guest band on Mr.Woss show is Pendulum
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 28, 2010, 11:59:38 PM
22:44 Not sure if anyone is interested but this weeks guest band on Mr.Woss show is Pendulum

11:59 - Ive recorded it to watch tomorrow. Will be good!

Ive been playing on my dreamcast in VGA. Very good! I only have 2 VGA games (Crazy Taxy & Sonic Adventure). Will go round my local charity shops and see if they have more games tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 29, 2010, 10:01:17 AM
22:44 Not sure if anyone is interested but this weeks guest band on Mr.Woss show is Pendulum

11:59 - Ive recorded it to watch tomorrow. Will be good!

Ive been playing on my dreamcast in VGA. Very good! I only have 2 VGA games (Crazy Taxy & Sonic Adventure). Will go round my local charity shops and see if they have more games tomorrow morning.

09:59 - a lot of 'homebrew' disc images can be made VGA compatible by changing a few bytes within the disc image.  Very few are not compatible after this minor change.  Spent a good year doing this back in the day.

Here's a page with an almost complete list of all VGA compatible games (and info on how to change the disc image)

http://www.epforums.org/showthread.php?t=42182

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 29, 2010, 10:26:58 AM
10:26 After a strength zapping IT install up at Merseyside this past week (need to go up again on tues to finish off) looking forward to simply relaxing for a few days. Might even have chance for the odd spot of gaming.

@billdooruk - If you have one, you should try Daytona on a projector with a descent set of speakers.

So, back to the time game, just catching up on net stuff as i've been too tired these past days. Wife is out shopping but is picking me up the latest RG magazine. Looking forward to reading the prince of Persia article - Prob my favorite game of all time.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 29, 2010, 05:35:06 PM
17:33 - back from Bowlers laden with new supplies and old stock being sold off cheaply.  Two PS2 keyboards (proper ones with the Scroll Lock, Pause/Break and Print Screen buttons where they should be) .. £1 each!

Other odds & sods for the PS1/PS2, N64 and such like.  No item was more than £1.  Asked the lady behind the stall to keep all the old computer stuff to one side and I'll buy a bulk load off her next time :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 29, 2010, 07:03:29 PM
18:58 - here's what I picked up today from one stall's Bargain Basement - there was other bits and pieces but I really didn't need a full size PS1/PS2 dance mat :)

Saitek PS2 joystick extension cable - 50p
Gamecube joystick extension cable - 20p
Original Xbox joystick extension cable - 50p
Unofficial N64 'TremorPak' (aka Rumble cart) - 25p
PS1 adapter for PC (no driver disk) - 25p
A USB PS2 2-player converter (seems to be like the above one for the PS1 but allows two joypads to be connected to the PC) - 80p (the 2nd most expensive item)
A Topway PS2 style joystick for the PC (*) - 80p - similar to the one pictured below but mine's in blue.

(*) (http://company-directory.rusbiz.com/user_images/en/prod_logo/198653323941fdc9ec27614.jpg)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 30, 2010, 10:46:49 AM
10:44 - recording into MP3 the tracks from my mate's MySpace band page ready for their gig later on tonight :)  Meeting him in Liverpool later on to pick up the half-price tickets (for myself, BP & Rinoa) as his band are supporting the Michael Schenker Group at Liverpool Academy.

Shameless plug: http://www.myspace.com/badprecedent :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 30, 2010, 06:33:25 PM
18:33 - Thanks for the DC links. I will check them out!

But some bad news with my DC, when it gets warm I get vertical random lines appearing. Not much of a problem in VGA mode, but it plays havoc when im using s-video.

I do have another DC, but the PSU is broke as it needs a capacitor replacing and it does not recognise controllers. But the power light comes on and so does the fan on the front. Project for another day...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 30, 2010, 06:37:36 PM
18:33 - Thanks for the DC links. I will check them out!

But some bad news with my DC, when it gets warm I get vertical random lines appearing. Not much of a problem in VGA mode, but it plays havoc when im using s-video.

I do have another DC, but the PSU is broke as it needs a capacitor replacing and it does not recognise controllers. But the power light comes on and so does the fan on the front. Project for another day...

you probably know this but there is a fuse on the controller board which often blows
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on May 30, 2010, 07:29:47 PM
19:28 

Putting 4 Games on PS 2 hard drive which are Splinter Cell double agents, two tomb raider games and finally Fahrenheit :)
Nice!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 30, 2010, 07:58:48 PM
18:33 - Thanks for the DC links. I will check them out!

But some bad news with my DC, when it gets warm I get vertical random lines appearing. Not much of a problem in VGA mode, but it plays havoc when im using s-video.

I do have another DC, but the PSU is broke as it needs a capacitor replacing and it does not recognise controllers. But the power light comes on and so does the fan on the front. Project for another day...

you probably know this but there is a fuse on the controller board which often blows

19:57 - Ah. I didn't know that. I see it is cunningly disguised as a resistor type component. Im now in the process of making a hybrid DC!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on May 30, 2010, 08:03:18 PM

19:57 - Ah. I didn't know that. I see it is cunningly disguised as a resistor type component. Im now in the process of making a hybrid DC!

20:01 yeah, its a sneaky bugger.
I like the sound of hybrid, would be very interested in seeing what happens with this
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on May 30, 2010, 09:43:20 PM
21:42 - Sorted! Two slightly dodgy Dreamcasts merged into 1 100% working one! Just need to sort a few more games out for it.

It does look amazing in VGA on my 42" TV! :)

Thanks Porchy! (And muguk for his links too!)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: sirmorris on May 30, 2010, 10:36:02 PM
22:35 needed a micro project for the evening and so sorted an RGB SCART cable for my megadrive. Next on the list a switchless region/frequency mod and thence on to the awesomeness of the EverDrive card :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 30, 2010, 11:54:46 PM
23:53 - back from a long coach trip after the Michael Schenker Group gig in Liverpool.  Good support bands but I didn't get to see much of the MSG band as someone decided she had the right to stand in front of everyone and block their view!  No-one wanted her there and she got the hint eventually but by this point, the ones behind me wanted to get a bit closer so I let the smallest of the ladies through and she borrowed my phone to take loads of pics :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on May 31, 2010, 09:17:09 AM
09:16 - time to get ready and head into the centre of Manchester for a potter around the Spring Markets.  Lots of lovely cheese, crackers, biscuits and other European delights to taste :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 31, 2010, 09:23:41 AM
09:22

Waking up with first cup of tea whilst catching up on site.

Off to try to find a couple of rescue guinea pigs today....Kara (our guinea pig) is very lonely since her sister died last week   :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on May 31, 2010, 11:17:27 AM
11:15 Time to fix the bike  >:( Went for cycle yesturday and got a puncture, to top that off the pump decided not to work so I ended up walking 3.8 miles  :( .  Sorted out the puncture last night but now the back brake is catching.

No cycling for me today  :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on May 31, 2010, 12:22:45 PM
21:20 - I cannot believe the unmittigated shite my wife likes to watch on TV, even when ignoring it it is painful!!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on May 31, 2010, 08:51:39 PM
20:50

Just uploaded a couple of pics of our 3 new guinea pigs onto facebook  :D

Kara seems a bit happier after a quick introduction.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on May 31, 2010, 09:30:13 PM
9:30 Busy weekend, but finally sitting down with a good cuppa, thumbing through the latest RG mag & Slay Radio playing on the pc.

Not really had chance to fire up my new 3DO yet, but i did take Starblade for a spin earlier on. Also, prompted by the latest RG mag, fired up Prince of Persia via Dosbox & completed it within the allocated hour. I love that game!

4:00am start tomorrow to drive up to Merseyside again in the morn.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: jimbob005 on June 01, 2010, 05:39:12 PM
02:35 i think my pc clocks a bit wrong
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on June 01, 2010, 05:43:22 PM
17:42 - Last minute rush work on our CCTV application which is launching uh... tomorrow.

"We need to specify the H.264 encoding profile on the device URL".

*makes coffee*

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 01, 2010, 05:44:58 PM
17:44 - you can sort it though mate? right?  :'(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Phu on June 01, 2010, 05:50:20 PM
17:49 - Big brother will get back you ;)

-- Richard
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 01, 2010, 06:55:14 PM
18:55 Ouch, I'm hurting soooo bad. Couldn't sleep last night until around 1am. Woke up at 3:30am, had coffee and a couple hours drive up to Merseyside. Humdinger of a day up there (the last for a bit i hope) and have just got back.

Took a wrong turn on the way back and ended up through miles of twisty roads through the Peak District with 100ft drops on both sides. Was listening to SID tunes at the time and with lack of sleep was like some kind of weird 8-bit game/dream.

Night nigh..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 02, 2010, 03:32:32 PM
15:32 - just had some good news. Picking up a very nice computer that Woody would be extreemly jealous of...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 02, 2010, 04:01:40 PM
16:01 - Either an Amstrad or an Amiga . . . ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 02, 2010, 04:22:19 PM
16:01 - Either an Amstrad or an Amiga . . . ;)

16:22 - Nope... Good guess but not quite right...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 02, 2010, 04:29:58 PM
16:29 - in that case is it a Nimbus ???
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 02, 2010, 04:46:25 PM
16:29 - in that case is it a Nimbus ???

16:45 - Yeah, kinda. RM 480Z :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 02, 2010, 06:55:20 PM
18:54 - seen a cheap (for now) Sega Saturn 3D controller.  Anyone used one?  I suffer badly from 'Jagpad hands' when I play too much T2K .. will this pad but any better for gaming on the Saturn?  I've got a few unofficial pads and an official one but they're just too small for my clunking big hands :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 02, 2010, 07:03:01 PM
18:54 - seen a cheap (for now) Sega Saturn 3D controller.  Anyone used one?  I suffer badly from 'Jagpad hands' when I play too much T2K .. will this pad but any better for gaming on the Saturn?  I've got a few unofficial pads and an official one but they're just too small for my clunking big hands :)

19:01 Is that the one for Nights? If so, then yes its a good controller.

Day off today so went shopping for bike parts etc and ended up having a few pints :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on June 02, 2010, 07:20:05 PM
18:54 - seen a cheap (for now) Sega Saturn 3D controller.  Anyone used one?  I suffer badly from 'Jagpad hands' when I play too much T2K .. will this pad but any better for gaming on the Saturn?  I've got a few unofficial pads and an official one but they're just too small for my clunking big hands :)

19:19

Thinking If Mug doesn't want it...can he get it for me  :D  I'd pay him of course
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 02, 2010, 09:56:33 PM
21:54 I've been looking for a decent set of road tyres for the last week but the ones I found and wanted are £30 each. So I've just had a quick look on ebay and picked a pair up for £42 Delivered!  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on June 03, 2010, 06:08:05 AM
15:10 - want to go home, giant TV arrived this morning just as I was going out. Its sat all alone in an empty house and it needs some lovin.

17:30 - all set up, immense doesnt really cover it - am beaming from ear to ear!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 03, 2010, 03:01:24 PM
14.59 - So first our main compressor blew up this morning, taking the Trendsetter with it, next the Imagesetter film feed rollers have decided to melt .......... and now we have ran out of coffee! ARGHHHH!!!  :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 03, 2010, 05:24:28 PM
14.59 - So first our main compressor blew up this morning, taking the Trendsetter with it, next the Imagesetter film feed rollers have decided to melt .......... and now we have ran out of coffee! ARGHHHH!!!  :o

17:25 - Sad news about the coffee...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 03, 2010, 08:04:47 PM
20:05 - Sitting in the garden with a beer. Nice!  8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on June 03, 2010, 08:33:52 PM
20:05 - Sitting in the garden with a beer. Nice!  8)
same here. its either that or that talent program. no contest
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 04, 2010, 07:10:24 AM
07:08 - getting the later train into work so time to browse and wade through emails.  Got the joys of day 1 at the Stockport Beer Festival this afternoon.  A half-day off work well used I think :)  Back there again tomorrow evening with a different set of mates (who knows, maybe even BP & Rinoa as they originally thought it was the daytime session!) :)

Joining CAMRA today (not been a member since I was in my 20s) as I now look like a proper real ale nut :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: woody.cool on June 05, 2010, 11:57:11 AM
15:32 - just had some good news. Picking up a very nice computer that Woody would be extreemly jealous of...
16:45 - Yeah, kinda. RM 480Z :)
11:55 ... just catching up on forum activity and saw this.

AndyT, Please follow these instructions:
:D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 05, 2010, 12:02:55 PM
12:02 - off into Warrington to price up my Zlotys (oo-er) ready for this little music festival I'll be attending in ...... 11 days time which means that the last 6 months have flown by.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 05, 2010, 05:14:44 PM
17:14 - didn't pick up my Zlotys as been told to get them when over there by more and more people now.  So picking up a few on Tuesday during lunchtime so that I can pay for drinks and stuff in Sonisphere and, more importantly, the hostel in Warsaw.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 06, 2010, 08:46:07 AM
8:46 Massive lightning storm work me up a few hours ago - proper wrath of god stuff.

At least it's a bit cooler than yesterday as it was a bit too hot for my liking. Around 2pm yesterday, we thought sod it and drove to the nearest coast. So nice and cool there and at that time, most of the day trippers were already leaving.

So nice to stand knee deep in the sea and catch the incoming breeze, bit of a stroll and then sit on the pier with a huge portion of fish n chips.

Popped into a few arcades but found nothing of old. In fact, one huge arcade only had x3 video games, the rest were 2p push or slot machines.

Found an Outrun 2 twin-seat which was a laugh, but give me an old creaking Double Dragon cab any day.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 06, 2010, 08:19:33 PM
20:17 Been a busy day - Rinoa's parents came over for the day, so we went to Gustos for dinner and then round the shops. Bought Alice In Wonderland on Blu-ray from HMV so about to sit down and watch that.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 06, 2010, 09:40:16 PM
21:38 Been to Cardiff today to pick up a TRS-80 Model 1 :) - whilst there went to Cardiff to see the Dr Who Experience and see where some of said series was filmed - obviously Torchwood too! ;) A very day nice indeed :)

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on June 07, 2010, 01:44:30 AM
21:38 Been to Cardiff today to pick up a TRS-80 Model 1 :) - whilst there went to Cardiff to see the Dr Who Experience and see where some of said series was filmed - obviously Torchwood too! ;) A very day nice indeed :)

My old stamping ground, was at uni in Cardiff for 4 years mid 90s. Means I cant watch Dr Who anymore tho, recognise far too much of where its filmed, kinda breaks it for me.

Awesome city, great memories, a few scars too :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 07, 2010, 09:23:45 AM
09:24 - Back to work, back to reality! ;)

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 07, 2010, 10:09:35 AM
09:24 - Back to work, back to reality! ;)

A

10:09 - Soul II Soul?  :D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 07, 2010, 10:11:37 AM
10:11 - Work is quiet today but I have loads to do. We are having performace issues on some of our blade servers that are used to build our software. I blame the crap SAN we use here. Also have project plans to write.... ZZZZZzzzzzzz......
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 07, 2010, 06:58:47 PM
6:58 Yah, tickets for R3play have arrived - Boo, got to wait until November - but Yay, Bletchly is only a few weeks away.


Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 07, 2010, 08:59:18 PM
20:58 - scanning some of the budget Atari ST game covers in.  Only doing this because I can't find my DivIDE interface that I picked up off 1200XL @ RCM meeting.  It's in this flat somewhere .. at least I think it is!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on June 07, 2010, 11:28:14 PM
  Only doing this because I can't find my DivIDE interface that I picked up off 1200XL @ RCM meeting.  It's in this flat somewhere .. at least I think it is!



 :o
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 08, 2010, 06:12:12 PM
  Only doing this because I can't find my DivIDE interface that I picked up off 1200XL @ RCM meeting.  It's in this flat somewhere .. at least I think it is!



 :o

18:11 - I know I brought it back from RCM but I still can't find it.  Was hoping to dig out and play around with the 48K and 128K+2 with it plugged it and an SD card chock-full of old memories .. :(

It's got to be around here somewhere ..
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Blackpanther on June 08, 2010, 07:21:56 PM
 Only doing this because I can't find my DivIDE interface that I picked up off 1200XL @ RCM meeting.  It's in this flat somewhere .. at least I think it is!


 :o

18:11 - I know I brought it back from RCM but I still can't find it.  Was hoping to dig out and play around with the 48K and 128K+2 with it plugged it and an SD card chock-full of old memories .. :(

It's got to be around here somewhere ..

19:20 Mark runs to the car hoping its in the boot!!!!

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 08, 2010, 07:58:53 PM
7:58pm Glad to be home after a funny old day in I.T. I've had random PXE booting laptops, Sonicwall boxes refusing to let our A/V servers pass go and collection £100 and our HP-UX servers falling out with each other until I threatened them with a 'Kill minus everything'/Mortal Kombat fatality move. Each one i got sorted but phew could have done without it especially with my work load at the min.

Is it the weekend yet..?



Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: 1200xl on June 08, 2010, 09:41:42 PM
21:38 watching the Atari 8bit Neuman Demo on my 19" LCD telly thanks to Scott fixing it for me.
Nice to see you again Scott, and can't thank you enough, I was sure it was dead

 8)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 08, 2010, 09:45:27 PM
21:45 @stiggy - HP-UX is the best! :) I am/was certified many moons ago. Probably forgotten most of it now. Mainly use Linux and Solaris now. (And fekkin Windows!!!)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 08, 2010, 10:45:22 PM
22:45

21:38 watching the Atari 8bit Neuman Demo on my 19" LCD telly thanks to Scott fixing it for me.
Nice to see you again Scott, and can't thank you enough, I was sure it was dead

 8)

You're welcome Mike, thanks for the guinness  :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on June 08, 2010, 11:25:33 PM
11.25pm    Been listen to Platoon music between C64 and Amiga....

I have to say  C64 Platoon Music win the hand down!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 09, 2010, 08:57:58 PM
8:57 - Driving  home from work, got stuck on the M1 and sat there not moving. Flicked on the radio, good tune so turned it up good and proper. Accidentally hit the source button instead of the volume and button and my head unit switched to the USB port. Had a USB stick in there and next minute, c64 Ocean Loader SID music was blasting out. Bit embarrassed, but looked across the way and a bloke in the next lane wound hit window down, said, 'C64! - cracking tune mate, turn it up a bit'

Made me smile, unlike his wife/girlfriend....who went a bit red  ;D

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 09, 2010, 08:59:15 PM
20:58 - Nice one matey - I would have said the same !!! ;)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on June 09, 2010, 09:14:02 PM
21:12 - finally finished fitting a cap kit to my cab monitor, hoping to fire it up at the weekend to test it, lets hope the colours are back to their fullest.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 10, 2010, 12:36:22 PM
12:29 - mate purchased my High Voltage ticket on my behalf last night so I'm definitely going to all three gigs this summer.  I'm the happiest bunny in a pile of happy bunnys :)   
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Amiga Man on June 10, 2010, 02:29:22 PM
14:28

Quote
c64 Ocean Loader SID music was blasting out. Bit embarrassed, but looked across the way and a bloke in the next lane wound hit window down, said, 'C64! - cracking tune mate, turn it up a bit'

Made me smile, unlike his wife/girlfriend....who went a bit red

Classic  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 10, 2010, 04:55:10 PM
16:55 - Chech out this error message from VirtualBox!  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: porchy on June 10, 2010, 05:58:29 PM
16:55 - Chech out this error message from VirtualBox!  ;D

CLASS! got to love the classic Amiga error message
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 10, 2010, 08:47:42 PM
20:46 - High Voltage = happy bunny.  Finding DivIDE = happy as a bunny on an overdose of happy pills :)

Major panic stations as I was looking in almost every plastic bag I could find that was downstairs.  Turns out I'd had the foresight to stash it on the new desk for 'all things retro' behind the LCD TV..... and then promptly forgot I'd stashed it there.  Just reading up on what files I need to put where and what ones work etc. and filling up the 1Gb Compact Flash card with some goodies :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 10, 2010, 09:07:50 PM
21:07 Nice one Mike - pleased that you found it . . . ;)

A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 10, 2010, 09:29:21 PM
21:26 - stuck with using it on a 128 +2a as the DKtronics looking one that I got off Panther won't come on.  Original Spectrum PSU could be goosed so tried it with another standard 9v PSU and the mobo 'hums' but no display :(

Other minor teething problems:

The first game I tried - Manic Miner - just causes the Spectrum to reboot back to the DivIDE screen.  Could be a dodgy copy of it but it works fine in ZX Spin.

Doesn't like TZX files (no surprise).

Doesn't like the 1Gb Compact Flash card at all.  But likes the 256MB one I have (but only one of the two!) - however the BIOS on the DivIDE recognises both 256MB cards when in at the same time, but only recognises one of them when inserted into the DivIDE.

My Konix Speedking is knackered :(
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 10, 2010, 09:48:35 PM
21:47 - I also had problems with some .Z80 snapshots on my +3. Take a look at http://velesoft.speccy.cz/zx/divide/divide-soft.htm for tools and loaders.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 10, 2010, 10:50:05 PM
21:47 - I also had problems with some .Z80 snapshots on my +3. Take a look at http://velesoft.speccy.cz/zx/divide/divide-soft.htm for tools and loaders.

22:49 - The DivIDE screen says I've got the latest FATWare (patched edition) so I'm guessing it just doesn't like certain files.  Tried a few demos but they get so far and then reboot ... but then some work perfectly well. 

Given up now and going to try and get an early night after next door neighbour's birthday party until the wee small hours, I need some extra shuteye.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: PhoenixTLB on June 10, 2010, 10:56:06 PM
22.54 - Nearly all packed and totally worn out, I think I have everything I need for Bletchley ...... so all that remains to to say see you in just over a week!

zzzzzzzzzzzz
Dave
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: sirmorris on June 10, 2010, 11:03:50 PM
23:02

Disassembling 32x unit to see if there's anything apparent else it's off to the soldering station...
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 10, 2010, 11:17:04 PM
23:16 - Getting the Saturn ready to take to work tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on June 11, 2010, 08:51:04 PM
20:50

Watching Fast & Furious on Blu Ray

Good "turn off brain" film as nothing to think about in it!!!

Seen other three - not this one until now.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Andy on June 11, 2010, 09:13:56 PM
21:13 - Just got home with my latest toys...

RM 380Z with all the addons and monitor
TRS-80
Commodore PET.

Still in the car - need to make some room first. The RM is quite huge!
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: muguk on June 11, 2010, 10:00:31 PM
21:59 - having a brew then off upstairs seeing as the TV is set-up for a Spectrum and test out the 128K original plus the other 48Ks I've got dotted around the house.  Then try another (proper) Sinclair PSU with the one I got off Panther and see if it's going to work.
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 12, 2010, 08:47:18 AM
Heading off into the wood to watch the Dukeries Rally stages. Been going for the past 8 or 9 years and there's always plenty of fish-tailing Escort Mk1/MK11's hitting tree's ;D

Will post photo links later if anyone is interested.

Regards

StiGGy
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 13, 2010, 08:10:33 AM
8:10 - Uploading piccys from yesterdays Rally. Got the urge to dig out Colin McRae rally now :-)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/)

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 13, 2010, 04:21:39 PM
4:21 - Quite a bit of rain up here this morning but during the dry bits have been giving both hedges a good hair cut as well as mowing the lawn. Each hedge is about 50m long and about 2 meters high so the first cut of the year is always a pain. Also need to rig up a fancy water timer system for the greenhouse before next weekend trip down to BP. Don't want my cucumbers going all limp  :o

Been playing StarBlade on the 3DO, but itching to get the arcade version working via emulation. Mame just doesn't do a very good job but I've found an alternative port written for Namco system 21 boards. Initially, I still couldn't get it running but realised that file names were incorrect. After renaming them, it ran perfectly and looks totally amazing. Controls were way off, but using the same command line options as Mame, i was able to get my PC analogue flight stick to work perfectly with it.

Upload a YouTube vid if anyone is interest?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2t0O-soOQE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2t0O-soOQE)

Maybe later, I'm going to hook up the projector because i bet it'll look superb on a massive screen.

Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 13, 2010, 05:51:16 PM
17:49

Taking photos of the 3DO dev software running on a Apple Quadra 840av.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/quagmirez31/sets/72157624265952802/
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: billdooruk on June 13, 2010, 08:45:59 PM
20:45

Just got back home from being in the audience for the X Factor auditions in Birmingham.

Good day was had by all.

We may have witness the worst audition of the series......Simon's words!!

A girl duo (who's name we never found out) aged 17 & 18 who...in no particular order:-
argued with each other
one stormed off the stage at one point
Insulted Louis Walsh
one hit the other
One insulted the other with "Do we look like sisters...I'm not that ugly!!!"
When asked what they were going to sing (If you forgive my use of that word) they replied a song by "Glee Club" (some TV show that has singing in it) that  had been covered in the show!!!
Told the audience to shut up.
Then to top it off...the guest judge was Natalie Imbuglea (or how ever it's spelt) and one of the two said to her..."Who are you?" The whole 3000 people audience went silent!!!

Ohhh and they could not sing...no surprise there  ;D
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: AndyRCM on June 14, 2010, 09:32:54 AM
09:33 - at work tired to buggery for some reason! :( Hope everybody has a good day though! A
Title: Re: Time Game
Post by: Womble on June 15, 2010, 01:37:22 AM
09:33 - at work tired to buggery for some reason! :( Hope everybody has a good day though! A