Reply 23500 of 25405, by creepingnet
Been awhile, but I need somewhat of an outlet, becauuse things have been VERY stressful in general.
My wife has a few *problems* (of the professional help variety, been going on for a couple years now) and has taken to destroying things around my apartment as a part of her *episodes*. Pretty much every Versa has cracks in it now except the P/75 - they all still work. The one that took the most hits was the 40EC, which thankfully I had an entire clean, like-new 40EC enclosure to put it in. The V/50's hinge area is exploded, my M/75 has cracks in it from me traveling around with it - the NanTans came out clean (NanTans are a bit tougher). Moondog took a tumble, one monitor, a DVD/VCR Combo, and one CRT TV are broken, and there's been a lot of fighting and arguing trying to start as of late as a result. I basically, live in hell right now.
So right now I have been slowly, between *episodes* dealing with all the vintage equipment and trying to minimize because I'm looking either getting myself, or getting US the hell out of there since our apartment is a "trigger". Most of these problems came from a neighbor that terrorized her for an entire year (and our shitbox Aparmtent did fuck-all to help due to COVID eviction moratoriums). But that's not vintage stuff. However, the SPACE part of it is. I'm looking at either getting a storage unit, getting that rental house (or one of them), or both.
Did fix up my main 486 desktop for now, as I'm planning to shuffle HDDs again. Seems I can't get bloody U7 to work on anything running FreeDOS, so I'm moving back to MS-DOS for now (sigh). Seems to have something to do with how FreeCOM reports memory management to Ultima 7. Might start just doing up the Laptops with quad-boot Win95/3.11/DOS setups like my M/75 has (which needs the least mending ). Fixed the main 486 desktop up, video card now goes through clearly, and everythings very stable. I also may be selling some more machines vintage and modern as I just got a Surface, another victim was the Lenovo T61 (which still boots but the screen is cracked and the battery case is chipped open). Will pull the HDD from it and throw another drive and likely sell it as a parts unit.
THis really sucks, I got Famicom adapters for my NES for Christmas, I wanted to try obtaining some import carts to mess around with. But finances, family issues, and everything else have been making my life a literal shitshow for the past 2-3 months. I've been working on my website more to escape it all.