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Had fun hanging out with Michael the other day since he was in the area shooting this video! Him with that fancy new OnePlus, pft. I had my neon yellow Cybiko and it was more than enough. twitter.com/theMrMobile/st…
Lotsa stories about mayoral policies being compared to SimCity, as well as people back in the day like Buddy Cianci "winning" at the game and then becoming an IRL mayor. But I've yet to see someone campaign for the position that specifically mentioned it. Lemme know if you have!
Has there been a city mayor elected that grew up playing SimCity yet? Like, there's a *LOT* of cities in the world and millions of SimCity players my age and older. Surely one of 'em was a Maxis gamer in the early 90s.
Guess my Switch is a synth now
Well *mixed* during lunchtime, heh. I recorded all the synth stuff on my rig last night. All the stems are taken care of now so I guess I can mix it down into a proper track sometime. Neat.
Lunchtime groove
dang, lost all track of time slapping together part of a track. Here's a slice.
these things are still oddly satisfying to use, huh
I bought this old SmartMedia card and was going to force it to work with an upcoming project, but turns out someone already forced it in 2001
Like this tweet if you wanna help me tell @InWin that if they bring back the IW-500 and Q2000 line of cases, they will sell like crazy for retro computer folks and folks who want a classy case.
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This is also the first LGR voiceover done using my new mic setup. I'm still using a Neumann TLM 102, but now it's going through a DBX 286s for compression, expander/gate, de-esser etc. More of a backend thing ideally no one notices and it shouldn't sound too different, but still!
ohh, getting a little Photon Rez from NFS4 in here too maybe? Seems like a versatile patch.
Also, I know this sound was used throughout the Need For Speed III soundtrack... Just gotta dial in the settings 😁v
Y'all know the SimCity 3000 track "Power Grid"? YEP
My pursuit of nostalgic synth sounds has inevitably led me to... The Roland JV-2080! Now to track down some expansions. Top two I'm looking out for are SR-JV80-04 and SR-JV80-11.
It's Friday, it's LGR time! youtu.be/U0vm-BOKzlI Taking a look at Fin Fin, a 1996 voice-activated virtual pet from Fujitsu. One of those things that seems to have disappeared almost entirely from the public consciousness, so let's befriend an alien dolphin bird from the 90s!
Sampled a riff from Test Drive 5, added new beats and blomps. Fun!
Annnnd still goin 🤘U
pandemic thrifting has been hit or miss but I guess you could say I've been on a roll lately
Oh dang. I've accumulated enough footage for a new Thrifts. Guess I'll edit a new Thrifts!
Thursday afternoon jam
reeeemiiiix *air horns*
Heh, if you've visited the Afterlife Club in Mass Effect 2 or used the car select menu in Need For Speed High Stakes, well. This sample from 1995 will be familiar. Yep, that classic beat was from a sample disc called "X-Static Goldmine 4"
welp, guess I'm gonna be standing here all night
lord help me I've started down the dark path of raiding 90s sample packs
I've powered it up but so far that's provided a lotta nothing. The PC boots the same as any other IBM from the period and my advanced diagnostics disk hasn't shed any light either. Unfortunately the machine's hard drive, if it ever had one, is long gone so no clues there either.
And here's the "bus power dist(ributor?)" card, which connects to two of the computer's power cables that are normally used for powering hard drives and the like.
Here are close-ups of the "channel adapter" card and all its part numbers and whatnot. 50-pin IDC connector looks similar to internal SCSI at first glance but the card has gotta be doing way more than that.
Vintage computer folks: I'm stumped. Help! I've got this giant ISA expansion card set from an IBM AT-class industrial PC. I can't figure out its purpose, having no luck looking up the IBM P/Ns online or in old documentation. They're labeled "channel adapter" & "bus power dist."
Soooo I got a 1980s thing from the Nuclear Department of Salem, New Jersey's Public Service Electric and Gas Company ⚛️👍6
Yeah NONE of the four units I had still worked. All were filled with 2000s kid finger grime and battery corrosion gunk. So I spent the weekend repairing Cybikos. Meaning I got very little footage shot for the video, heh. On the plus side, I have some working Cybikos to review 👍J
cyberthings are cyberhappening
Okay okay, here ya go folks ☎️
heh, yeah this is a trip
hey @EA your Need For Speed II SE update server crashed, ETA on when it'll be back? 😄v
Ha! Connecting to the Unreal Tournament multiplayer servers over a 33.6 modem... My idea of a fun weekend.
Greetings and welcome to LGR On-Line! Now connecting at speeds of up to 33.6Kbps
New LGR! All about loading PC games from reel to reel tape using KCS. youtu.be/d60V9yAPE_s Dozens of retro computers used cassettes for loading and saving software, but reel to reel? Now that’s more exciting -- and complete overkill with 10.5" reels at 15 inches per second.
a user on the r/LGR subreddit painted my dot matrix printer on canvas. I think it's wonderful. reddit.com/r/LGR/comments…
Old things doing things.
midweek modular jam
like, the air conditioning can be on or a car can pass by and I don't have this ridiculously noisy recording to reel in through software later on. EUNGFF. UNFFF. YES.
ohh man. This DBX 286s is a game-changer for recording my voiceovers. I've been relying on my audio interface's preamp for years, which eh, did okay. But this is SO much more substantial. And having it do compression, expander/gate, and a de-esser before I even start editing? 🥰F
We are saddened to learn that Lou Ottens, inventor of the Compact Cassette, has passed away. #LouOttens #cassettetape #RestInPeace netherlandsnewslive.com/inventor-of-ca…
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Oh hey, they used the image I uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Seems it's now the default photo used for the PC-8801 on Japanese Wikipedia so that makes sense. Neat! ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC-8800シリーズ
Fell down a Japanese YouTube rabbit hole and ended up on this channel hosted by disembodied text to speech people. And they're showing *MY* NEC PC-8801 sitting on my work table! Heh, good fun.
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