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Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

This stuff keeps your mind busy. Is that a good thing? Maybe it would be better to be bored more often, to read, to think, to walk or talk or just to sit and watch the sky for a little bit. I dunno, I found more often than not that my good days were ones I spent away from my electronics (aka my …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

I was scanning images, printing documents, managing an excel spreadsheet (which actually was fine), taking photographs with a few early digital cameras (which were a bit finnicky to use except the Mavica ones) and the images took FOREVER (well not forever but long enough to where it was annoying) to …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

everyone should just use windows 95 daily Tbh I think this is what was the beginning of the end for me lol. Tried to use my Packard Bell every day as a daily driver and god it made all my old hatred of how slow and painful it was to use back in the day come welling back up and made me remember why …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

But "real hobbyists" also have to understand that if they are not willing to pay the price they won't have a collection to play with. Simple as that. I made the same mistake before. Like most hobbies this one is also expensive if you go deep enough. Nonsense, if you have patience you can eventually …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

Seems like these days, every time I go to sell something it's resellers who buy the stuff. I'm beginning to wonder if the hobby is at peak saturation with ebay sellers / value hoarders. These days it feels like there are more "investors" than actually hobbyists. Seems like I got out at the right …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

I think some of you are really going to regret getting rid of your vintage hardware and software in the years to come. Why? Been there. Don't get me wrong, nothing wrong with downsizing and simplifying life for the right reasons. I had quite a bit of new old stock Amiga hardware in my 30s and sold …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

Have you had good results with PCem? I couldn't seem to get anything to emulate a Pentium era PC good enough to make me give up the hardware completely. I would honestly kind of love to know I don't HAVE to have an old computer for those games. 🤣

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

What I have given up on is the computer/video game industries as they are at present. Nothing but a sea of greed, arrogance, grandstanding - and a bunch of underwhelming products/services (all IMHO of course). Same here. I own a PlayStation 4 and a few older consoles - the PS4 is the one that gets …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

Yeah you are right, I'm definitely more in the hardware camp, it started for me as a desire to play some old games I used to love but once I'd finish fixing a computer I was basically done using it. I would use the games to test different things, especially games like Earth 2140 which is finnicky …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

@jidaiGeki Thanks! :D Yeah I think I'll feel a lot better when I basically own only what I want to use. Tbh I'm even considering getting rid of my remaining couple Packard Bell machines and all my boxed software. I may just reduce the boxed software, or maybe flatten the boxes so they can be stored …

Re: Any others given up on the hobby?

Not that I'm bored, but I just don't find the energy and time anymore to play with things. I sometimes devote a whole day doing the perfect flight sim setup only to find out that I'm too tired/disinterested to play anything. I also realize I have hundreds of games and only about 20 years of worthy …

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