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There was this sign that said "MINES" and now I can't find my legs. Will you help me?

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Recent Game Medals

Dead Faic 50 Points Die 100 times Medal Stats.
Combo 5 Points Reach 25 combo. Medal Stats.
Master 50 Points 50 eggs collected! Medal Stats.
Hunter 25 Points 25 eggs collected! Medal Stats.
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Ludicrous Speed 5 Points Go as quickly as hodgemanly possible. Medal Stats.
Edgy Gem Collector 5 Points Collect 7 chaos emmastones as Shadoo. (unlocks ???) Medal Stats.
Indiana Jones 25 Points Collect 30 chaos emmastones as any character. Medal Stats.
You Will Never Get This Time Back 50 Points Play as any character for 5 minutes. (unlocks ???) Medal Stats.


Total Medals Earned: 2,562 (From 382 different games.)

Latest News

Tandy 1000 SL/2, Here and Gone

2015-04-19 19:34:15 by Copywrong

Yesterday, I purchased a Tandy 1000 SL/2 from an estate sale, complete with a color monitor, keyboard, joystick, and printer. I opened the chassis before turning the computer on, and was astounded by how neat it looked. There was so much empty space, leaving the motherboard almost completely exposed. I was also surprised to see this computer boot up so quickly. DeskMate and DOS 3.30 are stored in ROM, which is why this thing booted up faster than any SSD computer I know of. Rubbing my hands together, I was super excited. Then I found out the floppy drive couldn't read or write anything. Damn!

So I did some research on Tandy computers, trying to figure out what I could do, and I read up about the way Tandy floppy drives worked. It's one of those proprietary floppy connections that made the floppy data cable draw power, instead of a dedicated power connector. I found a few Tandy-compatible floppy drives on eBay, priced at more than $50. You can't doubt I turned elsewhere. I punctured specific pin wires which were being used to deliver power to the floppy drive. I knew fully well that there's the risk of frying the entire computer should I make a mistake, but I went on with it anyway.

The instant I pressed the power switch, the computer was totally dead. I was given no time to potentially save it once I tested my mistake. It was time to part with this dear thing oh so quickly...

Actually, the rest of the perhipreals should still be working just fine. If anything, I'll have to consider buying a better Tandy in the far future. I just wish I had thought of cutting those wires differently from what I actually did. I should've cut the sides of it, then cut the whole wire instead of puncturing it through the center.

Goodbye, dead man's Tandy.


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