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Captain Wrong

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#14409759 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Captain Wrong on 14 July 2021 - 02:38 PM

Just thought I'd share that I moved into a new house last weekend and one thing I discovered is that the crazy person who lived here before me had Cat8 ethernet wired to every room in the house. I don't know why anyone would ever do that, but the good news is it will only take 5 seconds to reinstall Civ6 after I uninstall it in disgust, which happens on a weekly basis. 

I used to work somewhere which, among other things, did security systems and in-home networking. We had a customer who was a typical small business tyrant, except his business was run out of his house. Oh, and he was extremely paranoid, even more so than these dudes usually are. He had every inch of his house, inside and out, covered with cameras and would call us the second any of them so much as blinked out for a second.

But yeah, he had a setup like this apparently. I never figured out what he did other than monitor his cameras. We speculated the real issue was he didn't trust his wife as he was away on business often, leaving her at home in the Truman Show. We didn't set this up for him. He'd burnt through two other IT companies by the time he got to us. And yes, after a while (too long, if you ask me) he was requested to find someone else to service his IT needs. Luckily, I only had to deal with the guy on the phone but my co-workers had to make the trip out there. I guess his network would have rivaled office buildings we'd worked on. lol




#14393633 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Captain Wrong on 28 April 2021 - 12:53 AM

Just a heads up, there is a subreddit (r/FansOfsaUCE) that is devoted to the CoinOpsX builds and many of the people who have worked on these are active over there.


#14304120 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by Captain Wrong on 06 July 2020 - 09:31 PM

Re: controller drift. I just got my JoyCons back today. They did not ask for my entire system. The turnaround was a day shy of two weeks, but you have to factor in the holiday.


#14263450 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by Captain Wrong on 11 February 2020 - 11:43 PM

I shed a tear every time Working Designs is mentioned. It was amazing what effort they put in. But you knew that much extra work and stuff couldn't stand up to all the companies going for dirt cheap presentation.


And Vic Ireland would be on their message boards. I remember talking to him about Project Horned Owl because WD picked up the sequel. (He advised me to stay away and he was right, lol.)


#14205035 The Home Arcade Tremendous Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Captain Wrong on 01 September 2019 - 12:47 PM

Love the "Real Arcade Controls" on the Space Invaders cabinet - then it has a joystick for movement. Space Invaders in the arcade controlled with left and right buttons, not a joystick ... :)

I much prefer the Burgertime cabinet to the Karate Champ design. It has much more character, which is what you are going for here. The original Karate Champ arcade cabinet was pretty bland after all. Unfortunately that also means it takes the vertical monitor resolution, but the three other games are horizontal orientation so that's not great. I think in the end, if I were making the pick I would have made the cabinet themed on Bad Dudes to have a horizontal monitor, that cabinet was pretty nice but it has a curved marquee which is probably tougher to package in a compact form for shipping. As I recall, I think Caveman Ninja was a conversion kit, so it wouldn't look as great since they were made to fit in a wide variety of cabinets and did not have full graphics on the sides.


The Japanese versions had a stick as did the cabaret and cocktail versions. IIRC, the buttons were exclusive to Midway’s US cabinet.

Agreed on Burgertime. That’s a classic cab.


#14164022 Nintendo eShop Deals - 2/11: Capcom/Namco/Ubisoft Sales! $20 Hades,...

Posted by Captain Wrong on 12 May 2019 - 05:56 PM

It's a little slow


I don’t feel tardy.


#13884983 2017 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by Captain Wrong on 21 November 2017 - 07:20 PM

Why the heck you buying all of those VHS tapes? Hoping to find porn? 😂


You ask a valid question, though they are Beta, not VHS. I’m into finding/trading stuff that was recorded off TV back in the day. Sometimes it’s mundane stuff, but I have found some oddball TV specials that never appeared again after when they were broadcast. Plus, old commercials, especially local commercials, are always interesting to see.

I have found VHS porn a couple of times at thrift stores though. Lol


#13754392 Indiana Deals Thread

Posted by Captain Wrong on 25 June 2017 - 08:25 PM

If anyone is looking for a Virtual Boy with most of the catalog (and boxes), a boxed Japanese SNES jr., a boxed 32x or a model 2 Sega CD, get yourself to the Broad Ripple Exchange. No idea on prices, but seeing a near complete VB collection just sitting there was wild.


#13690467 2017 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by Captain Wrong on 14 April 2017 - 05:41 PM

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Old me wouldn't have left Goodwill without that. Current me says, meh. Still, found Master Blaster Still Blasting and Qix Neo PSX $2 each that were complete and hadn't been turned into hockey pucks so that was alright.


#13631369 2017 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by Captain Wrong on 15 February 2017 - 04:18 PM

Ah I see. Well I guess that's one bright spot. Guess I'm just tired of stores screwing people over. Seen some Goodwill's try to sell empty boxes.


Also could be the boxes weren't empty when they were put on the shelf. If they leave anything in the case or box, chances are very good it's going to be stolen.


#13583861 2016 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by Captain Wrong on 31 December 2016 - 03:42 PM

Got a Wii yesterday, no controllers. $12.


#13558832 The Official 2016 Yard Sale Thread

Posted by Captain Wrong on 08 December 2016 - 07:29 PM

A $20 velvet painting of Bruce Lee.


I got a $3 laminated wood plank Elvis but you may have me beat. Lol.


#13491815 The Official 2016 Yard Sale Thread

Posted by Captain Wrong on 16 October 2016 - 11:41 PM

^ I am very familiar with that Dorothy Ashby album. Afro-Harping is a nice find.


#13485749 Black Friday 2016 - What are you hoping to buy?

Posted by Captain Wrong on 10 October 2016 - 08:10 PM

Nothing. :-)


#13308518 The General eBay Rant Thread

Posted by Captain Wrong on 28 April 2016 - 08:18 PM

I guess this is kind of an anti-rant, but I sold an iPhone a month ago and I was amazed that after making it clear it was only interested US sales and not putting an option for anything but US shipping quotes, I only got three messages from people asking me in broken English to end my auction early and send my phone to wherever outside of the US. Not too bad, actually.