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A nice way to calibrate the

A nice way to calibrate the colors on an Apple II.
A nice way to calibrate the colors on an Apple II.

Of course, I couldn't resist giving The New Oregon Trail a quick spin.
Of course, I couldn't resist giving The New Oregon Trail a quick spin.

Not bad for a first try, but...
Not bad for a first try, but...

...not in The Oregon Top Ten.
...not in The Oregon Top Ten.

The version of The (New) Oregon Trail I played, from 1985. 64k required.
The version of The (New) Oregon Trail I played, from 1985. 64k required.
(you know, this may actually be the 1988 version)

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Using the brilliant Apple

Using the brilliant Apple Disk Server Website to write Captain Goodnight to floppy on my Apple IIe via an iPad 2.
Using the brilliant Apple Disk Server Website to write Captain Goodnight to floppy on my Apple IIe via an iPad 2.

Wow, Captain Goodnight running on an Apple IIe from a disk written straight off the Web. The Apple Disk Server is stunning.
Wow, Captain Goodnight running on an Apple IIe from a disk written straight off the Web. The Apple Disk Server is stunning.

Playing some Arabian on my MAME machine between workout sets.
Playing some Arabian on my MAME machine between workout sets.

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Successful boot of Air Cars

Successful boot of Air Cars on my Apple IIe Platinum via my iPad 2 and the Apple Game Server Online Website.
Successful boot of Air Cars on my Apple IIe Platinum via my iPad 2 and the Apple Game Server Online Website.
Olivia playing Snack Attack on the Apple II.
Olivia playing Snack Attack on the Apple II.
The Apple Game Server Online even works great from my Galaxy Note II.
The Apple Game Server Online even works great from my Galaxy Note II.

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Revival Chase plus extras for

Revival Chase plus extras for the NEC TurboGrafx-16 Super CD.
Revival Chase plus extras for the NEC TurboGrafx-16 Super CD.

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Fitness trackers
clok1966 wrote:

Up- is that one of those fitness gadgets? Bill i know you do that.. any suggestions or thoughts on some of them? I see Nike has a FUEL BAND.. and there are so many others.. I got a health kick about 6 years ago and lost 50lbs... (which took me to my high school weight and my "normal" weight).. I kept it off for 3 years.. but since had a back injury and gained most of it back.. As my back is pretty much as normal as its going to get I'm going to start down that fitness road again.. and felt one of those might be a helpful motivator or even just some measure of progress.. so any reviews thoughts on any of them?

Yeah, the Jawbone UP is one of many fitness bands that syncs with your phone. What I like about the UP over the others is that, among its other features, it knows when the best time is to wake you up, which is does with vibration. Otherwise, the other bands do similar types of step and activity tracking. Christina had a Nike FUEL for a time (it's the coolest looking of the bunch), but it soon stopped working and she returned it. It seems most of these bands fail rather easily. I've replaced the UP well over a half dozen times already. If it ever failed out of warranty, I may just give up on it, honestly.

These things certainly can be motivation/help with motivation, but as with all fitness stuff, it all comes down to if you really need something like that to motivate you in the end, then you'll probably give up on it after a while. While many of these are automated to varying degrees, you still have to check in on the app once in a while, remember to sync (depending on the device), keep the thing charged (some last a few days to a few weeks between charges), etc.

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Up- is that one of those

Up- is that one of those fitness gadgets? Bill i know you do that.. any suggestions or thoughts on some of them? I see Nike has a FUEL BAND.. and there are so many others.. I got a health kick about 6 years ago and lost 50lbs... (which took me to my high school weight and my "normal" weight).. I kept it off for 3 years.. but since had a back injury and gained most of it back.. As my back is pretty much as normal as its going to get I'm going to start down that fitness road again.. and felt one of those might be a helpful motivator or even just some measure of progress.. so any reviews thoughts on any of them?

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Had some time between sets, so...

The surprisingly clean insides of a salvaged Apple II Platinum I got many years back. First time I opened it since.
The surprisingly clean insides of a salvaged Apple II Platinum I got many years back. First time I opened it since.

And the Apple IIe Platinum appears to be alive.
And the Apple IIe Platinum appears to be alive.
One more of the Apple IIe Platinum.

A shot many of you are familiar with of some of my many thousands of boxed computer and videogames:
Yes, I realize I might have a few too many thousands of boxed computer and videogame software in that one spot.

It's only marginally technology, but here are rope-less jump ropes I just got:
Rope-less jump ropes.

A classic Computer Baseball. It's a really clever mechanical "computer" toy.
A classic Computer Baseball. It's a really clever mechanical "computer" toy.

The other wearable technology device besides my Pebble. This one I wear all the time except when it's broken and they need to send me a replacement, which has happened seven or so times already...
My Jawbone Up replacement for a v2. That makes 7 replacements since v1.

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Nintendo eReader
Rowdy Rob wrote:

Amazing and fascinating list. I've never heard of the Nintendo E-reader before. Without giving a full review, what are your initial impressions of the device?

It was an interesting concept, perhaps a few years late to really catch on (I remember some earlier attempts by other company's, like the Barcode Battler, that was sold at the time I worked at Electronics Boutique in the mid 90's (that never caught on either)). Any time you have to scan a game in, you have to make sure you do it exactly right. While it's cool to have, I initially got it several years back in the hopes that some cool homebrew cards would be created moreso than for playing the Nintendo games (mostly early NES stuff) and mini-games. I don't think there was ever enough of a groundswell to do it, though there were attempts. I need to check in on that scene to see if progress was ever eventually made...

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Nintendo E-reader?

Amazing and fascinating list. I've never heard of the Nintendo E-reader before. Without giving a full review, what are your initial impressions of the device?

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For what it's worth...

My humble collection (good chance some items missing as my memory sucks, really gotta do a proper inventory someday!)

NintendoDS / Gameboy AdvanceSP/ Xbox / 2 TG-16 / JVC X'Exe / Nintendo Wii / GP2X WIZ/ GP2X Caanoo/ Dingoo A320 / Sony PS2 (one Phat and one SLIM) / 2 Gamecube / 3 Dreamcast / Sega Saturn / Sega CDX / CDi / 3DO / 2 Sega Genesis model 1/ Sega Master System / FC Mobile II / PS1 (Original and SLIM) / 2 Colecovisions / Intellivision II / PSP / Ti99a / Atari 5200 / Atari 7800 / Atari 2600 Jr. / Atari 1040ste / Atari 1040stf / Commodore 64c & c64 / Super Nintendo / NEO GEO CD / N64 / 2 NES / Retron3 / JXD s601 Android / JXD s602 / JXD s5110 / Open Pandora handheld / PLUS a pretty decent Desktop and an average laptop.

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