This is exactly parallel to what the Nazis did to Jews. Slave labor camps, subsidized by the government. This is sickening and must stop! American companies need to sever trade relations immediately!
In response to social media censorship, I have created an account on Telegram.
If you haven’t used Telegram but like catching up with whats going on in the world without censorship or filters, Telegram is the way to go.
At first I couldn’t figure it out. Looked like yet another instant messenger app. You create an account and it’s just blank. BUT – you can search for a topic or person and find channels. If you are into vinyl records, type “vinyl” and the relevant channels pop up. I encourage everyone to setup their own channel and say what they want without fear of getting banned or censored.
Record Store Day for all of it’s good and bad has been a conflicting topic for me for a while.
The next podcast & video will be about legal rom dumping/ripping. Talking about legal emulation is the precursor to then talking about the RetroPie, a Raspberry Pi setup that allows you to play just about every Retro Game in one spot with almost perfect accuracy and HDMI output. It’s my preferred way to play these games because of the preservation aspect, the better resolution, optional gamepads, better sound and game save capability.
Right now I want to cover the NES rom ripping. It’s the most complicated to do which is ironic since most people are going to see NES as the #1 retro system to play. The only thing I can find on this is a hobbyist board called “Kazzo” that you can DIY assemble or order from other assemblers on ebay (around $50).
Once you get this board, you are going to connect it with a USB cable to a PC running a 32 bit version of Windows. I would recommend a Windows XP 32-bit project machine for this and many other projects. Then you will download and run the software, obtainable here.
As if obtaining the hardware and having to setup a Windows XP project computer isn’t enough of a pain, there’s another issue. NES cartridges have different chipsets, which means you will need to get a list of these cartridges (here) that have a handy corresponding code for the software.
The next step is to use the code for the cartridge, you will pull down on the menu the same code and run the program, ripping the file.
- Kazzo board plugged into a
- 32-bit Windows XP machine
- The software is running
- Plug an NES game into the board.
- Select code in software, run the program to extract the ROM image.
This seems overly complicated, expensive and time consuming, but for now this is the legit way to run NES games on an emulator or Raspberry Pi/Retropie. The only other option that I can think of is getting the roms on illegal site. Never ask me for roms and NEVER ask me where those sites are. I haven’t jumped in the rabbit hole yet. Did you? Post comments or questions, I’d love to hear from you!
By now you have probably heard that Google spys on your growing habits, searches, traveling locations, app usage and more. Google is so pervasive that it’s almost impossible to stop from being “the product” that gets sold and resold right? Wrong!
Now there are great Google alternatives.
Duckduckgo has setup a great guide that you can follow to help free yourself from the clutches of Google.
If you updated WordPress like I did and found the most irritating, horrific editor you’ve ever seen or used, follow these instructions to get the old one back.
Go to your WordPress Dashboard.
Search for “Classic Editor”. (Blue Square with three white lines).
Install and Active. Back to business.
PS: If you are having trouble with these directions, here’s a video I found on YouTube.
Plug Joystick USB and Trackball USB cables into the Pi
A new corporate/government effort is underway to silence news that isn’t to their liking. It’s called the “Trust Project”. Ten media companies are creating a new system that can label a news source as trustworthy. Just like the Twitter blue-badge, the label is bestowed up the fortunate and taken away from anyone that disagrees with their establishment views. In other words, the alternative media was a little too effective in getting news out that conflicted with their propaganda. Despite their rigged polls and fake news, Hillary Clinton was not elected. Oops, they can’t let that happen again.
Media companies should not be trusted to verify their own trustworthiness. A collection of independent sources should validate. is NOT TO BE TRUSTED. It is the first step toward shutting down free speech. A “trust logo” will be a symbol of establishment propaganda.
Yet another industry-shaking paradigm shift is underway: a theater subscription service that lets users see as many theater movies as they wish for only $9.95. How does this work? The user pays MoviePass $9.95 a month and for each movie they attend, the company reimburses the theater. Unless there is some genius way to make the accounting of this work, MoviePass is doomed to fail. Each movie costs an average of $8.65. If a user sees more than one movie, MoviePass is losing money. Is this just an future IPO scam where investors pump cash in and the founder walks away rich? Do they plan on raising subscription costs? What do you think?