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I can't move to the Fediverse properly until I reproduce my famous pinned post from the birdsite, so here it is:

P.S.A. To all vintage computer and video game collectors:

Go through your collections and GET THE DAMN BATTERIES OUT!

Now! Don't wait! Seriously, put down the phone, go to your collection and take out all the batteries. Right now! Even if they look "okay" they are NOT SAFE after this much time.

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Hello all you shiney new and not-so-new people! I've mostly ignored this account for a while but that will probably be changing. Expect lots of pictures of vintage computers and gripes about said. :)

I applaud the committee for coming to this decision. I know it was not easy. But I believe it was right, in light of certain information that has come to light.

In my opinion, intolerance is not something which can be "left at the door" when a person participates in an organization. It is something that thoroughly informs and makes up who a person is. If basic human rights are now "politics" then "No politics" is not a rule we can abide by anymore. I am not just a vintage computer enthusiast - I am a person with a full set of beliefs and principles. And I will apply my principles in all of my efforts as a person.

I'm still excited about Return to Monkey Island, but.... wow, do I hate the art style. Hugely not a fan of the "cardboard cutout animation" style.

I have a rather large box what needs unboxing. I gather it contains some sort of old computery thingy. Sounds like a job for tomorrow's stream!

Tuesday - 7PM US/Eastern

Sorry. Having a moment. Apartment living sucks though

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Why is everything so hard? I just want to live in peace and quiet. Why are so many people assholes?

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On June 27th 1972, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney incorporated Atari Inc in Sunnyvale, California. The rest is history.

Happy 50th birthday, Atari!


Welp, I've just incremented the Computer Count fact on my profile. I got rid of one machine this weekend and promptly acquired another. And I'm picking up yet another one tomorrow. I need help. Stage an intervention quickly please 🤣🤣

@SEGFAULT @spacekatia I was wondering about that red case. Kinda cool. But, yes, kinda also annoying if charging pins are not good

The "Gold G" Gateway 2000 486 I picked up at Boatfest. I love that the double-speed CD-ROM has an indicator light to let you know when it's single or double speed.

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My collection of pirated versions of Alley Cat.
Originally a PC booter game, all these made it possible to run in DOS. Some even added features such as key combo to exit the game, glitch fixes, cheats, and translations.

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@savetz Midas Touch
Easy grader
Word search generator
Spelling genie
Spellakazam (not apx)
Quiz master 2
Ringmaster 1.1
Teasers by Tobbs 1.1
Micro multiplication (Haden)
Award ware (Not apx, maybe copy)
Salmon run (manual only)
MECC Instructional computing demo
Puzzler 1.1
I'm Different
Preschool games
Letterman (on tape)

Most with manuals

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@savetz : I found some stuff at "Boatfest". 2 binders of APX stuff .. With Manuals! Should this be archived somewhere or sent to someone?

Here's the last of the ones I currently have. Feel free to used and spread these for non-commercial purposes.

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