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I am quite happy with this setup. I just need to get a C128 down here and I'll be good....

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On the web, you can do other stuff while reading an article. On a BBS, get distracted and it will kick your ass off!

Did some work on the Mac Plus earlier today.
Transplanted the internals from a damaged and badly yellowed case into a fairly pristine one from a "dead" Plus that I picked up for a few bucks at VCFMW last fall.
Everything went fine. I still have a bit of monitor adjustment to do though.

Holy crap! Einhander actually seems to fully work on the MiSTer PSX core except for some background sounds.

I did not expect this.

Now I'm hitting the Atari 8 bitr BBSs...
Duran Duran "New Religion" blaring in the background...

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Looking around inside the M1299, it's a but dusty, but there are no signs of blown caps that are obvious. The smell is definitely there though.
I'll have to take it apart further later. I'm going to try to get a service manual first.

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In the process of re-building parity to a new 8TB parity drive on my Unraid server (up from 4TB).
Just the party disk is bigger than the whole array was when I started it many years ago.

The Apple M1299 RGB monitor that I have on my Mac II Si apparently blew a stinky power filter cap, so it looks like I'll be taking that apart soon.

Still seems to work fine, but the smell is pretty terrible, and I'm sure the cap insides that are probably all over the place inside the monitor aren't doing great things to the rest of the components in there.

I'm updating one of my critical Pis from "Stretch" to "Buster" in place.
It still amazes me that this is possible at all, but it is, these days, and I've done it multiple times,

The fix is to take the central stick out, put some automotive dielectric grease (or Vasoline, if you want to be cheap about it) on the shaft, and put it back in place.
Afterwards, it's as good as new.

When working properly (as they usually are) these are, IMO, one of the best classic, Atari-compatible retro joysticks you can get.

I acquire more of them whenever I run across them at a halfway reasonable price for my retro systems.

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Basically, these Wico Ergosticks are all micro switches with a stick that passes through the center of them, and acts as a fulcrum to selectively press them.
This particular Ergostick was a little too tight and occasionally had too much friction to return to center...

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Worked on one of my Wico Ergosticks that I'd picked up at VCF Midwest had a slight stick-sticking problem...

Paradroyd boosted

Bubba has given the cabinet a good once-over and certifies it as,"rat-free".

The more I encounter the exFAT file system in real-world situations, the more I see it break seemingly unrelated things in new and sometimes spectacular ways, the less I like it.

To sum up, I do not like exFAT. I will replace it with something (almost anything) else whenever possible.

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