Wild Wood | Commodore 64 Game

I have purchased a few Commodore 64 games in recent years. I recently stumbled upon this game that is a work in progress. It is a platformer style game where you take on the role of a hare (rabbit) where you journey in search of your ancestral home in the ancient Wild Wood. In this … Continue reading Wild Wood | Commodore 64 Game

Gaming Rack Design and Construction

I have collected a number of gaming systems throughout my life and there is little point in having them if they sit in a box or using them takes an annoying level of set-up time, making it fun prohibitive. I was then inspired by Perifractic Retro Recipes video where the computer museum has everything so … Continue reading Gaming Rack Design and Construction

Noodlings 20 | No Linux for 10 Days

20th Noodling, just like the previous, delivered inconsistently! The 20th cookie sized podcast, but not one of those oatmeal raisin type of cookies, more like something with chocolate chips. Chinese food containers are a feat of clever engineering. Most people just toss them in the bin once they are done with them but if you … Continue reading Noodlings 20 | No Linux for 10 Days

Noodlings 19 | BIOS Games Serving the NDI™ Plugin

Another prime number... and no the title doesn't make sense. It's just a nonsensical way to string everything together. 19th Noodling on a mid-August night 19 Episodes… 19 is another prime number! Fun facts about chocolate milk can be found here BIOS Update Dell Latitude E6440 on Linux My BIOS was 4 years out of date. … Continue reading Noodlings 19 | BIOS Games Serving the NDI™ Plugin

New Life to Rock Candy Gamepad for PS3 | Another Repair

Fixing a Rock Candy Gamepad for the PS3 (or Linux). So easy, even an 8 year old can do it.

Intellivision | A New, Family Friendly, Console

I grew up with the Atari, Intellivision and Commdore 64, I still have them and they still get some play time. Anytime I see some sort of related retro tech, I am immediately interested in knowing more. Recently, I stumbled upon a new Commodore 64 main board, now I have stumbled up on this, a new … Continue reading Intellivision | A New, Family Friendly, Console

GB Boy Colour Repair

Last year's Christmas present to my oldest boy (2017), started to misbehave in such a way that made playing it no longer enjoyable. This GB Boy Colour, a Game Boy Color clone, likely not made with the highest quality components started to have switch problems. It either wouldn't turn on or turn on and immediately … Continue reading GB Boy Colour Repair

CrossOver Linux Use and Review on openSUSE

CrossOver Linux recently released version 18.0.0 (2018) which was another fine release with no regressions. I have been using CrossOver Linux (at the time CrossOver Office) since 2005. At the time, I imagined that within a few years would Linux be as ubiquitous on the desktop as Windows or Mac. After all, I bought a … Continue reading CrossOver Linux Use and Review on openSUSE

River City Ransom: Underground on openSUSE Linux

Sometime in the early 1990s, when it was still a thing to rent Nintendo Entertainment System cartridges from a video store, a friend and I came upon this game, "River City Ransom" which, to our understanding was supposed to be similar to "Double Dragon II". It was but FAR better. "River City Ransom" is referred … Continue reading River City Ransom: Underground on openSUSE Linux

Snappy Packages on openSUSE Tumbleweed

First experience with using Snap packages in openSUSE Tumbleweed