The Weekend Thread (Fri-Sun)

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Re: The Weekend Thread (Fri-Sun)

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-6-23 @ 02:13

Another weekend:

Friday: Bingo night, flashed 2 chips (of the 6) I got from Digikey for my 486 machine and Roland SC-55, and playing Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Saturday: thrifting adventures, testing a ROM chip in my 486 to make sure it works, and work at night (last day at McDonald's for 9 years, 3 months, and 6 days).
Sunday: Nothing in particular, except for playing Assassin's Creed: Syndicate on my Xbox One S and my 43" 4K HDR Roku TV
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Re: The Weekend Thread (Fri-Sun)

Postby keenmaster486 » 2018-6-23 @ 04:26

Having just finished marathoning Lord of the Rings, I am now focusing my efforts on my latest Frankenbroadcaster:
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Agile modulator at the bottom, RF amplifier at the top with a tuned dipole antenna. So far it works fine over short distances, but my amplifier really isn't powerful enough to throw the signal past my driveway. As far as I can tell, the FCC legal limit for unlicensed operation on 530 MHz (channel 24) in my area is 4 watts, so I have a ways to go. Maybe a more powerful amplifier will be in the works >=)
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.
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Re: The Weekend Thread (Fri-Sun)

Postby sf78 » 2018-6-25 @ 08:10

Well, it being a midsummer festival and all there was supposed to be a lot of drinking and drowning, but then summer hit and it was cold and raining, so no.
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Re: The Weekend Thread (Fri-Sun)

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-6-29 @ 20:31

Another weekend is upon us (in other countries, already Saturday).

Friday: fireworks and ice cream with the family
Saturday: working on my mountain bike (going to install new V brakes, chain, derailleurs, and install a brake light above the rear brake), and thrifting
Sunday: nothing in particular
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Re: The Weekend Thread (Fri-Sun)

Postby oeuvre » 2018-6-30 @ 13:25

Saturday morning - shitposting on vogons, then work
night - dinner at relative's
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Re: The Weekend Thread (Fri-Sun)

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-7-06 @ 14:57

Another weekend upon us:

Friday: fireworks again and Testing the R593 version of the XT-IDE Universal BIOS on my Packard Bell Pack-Mate 28 Plus (will check to see if my PC's IDE controller is either 32-bit or 16-bit by hooking up a 10GB Western Digital drive on there).
Saturday: thrifting, auto parts store (I need to buy rust removal for my wheelbarrel to remove said wheel), and possibly fixing up my mountain bike again (ordered new shifters, brake cables, and a cable tool to cut and crimp the cables for the shifters and brakes, and the parts might arrive early on Saturday, or wait until Monday).
Sunday: lawn mowing (least favorite and my gas can needs fuel).
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Re: The Weekend Thread (Fri-Sun)

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-7-13 @ 18:44

Friday: Testing the R595-ish version of the XT-IDE Universal BIOS on my Packard Bell Pack-Mate 28 Plus (will check to see if my PC's IDE controller is either 32-bit or 16-bit by hooking up a 10GB Western Digital drive on there).
Saturday: thrifting, auto parts store (I need to buy rust removal for my wheelbarrow to remove said wheel), and possibly fixing up my mountain bike again.
Sunday: lawn mowing (least favorite).
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Re: The Weekend Thread (Fri-Sun)

Postby Almoststew1990 » 2018-7-13 @ 20:21

Today was my last day at work. I work at a Planning and Engineering company and I move to another firm next monday so a week off! lots of retro activity coming up!
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