I hate Nintendo

September 3, 2009

Want to know a way to really screw up your arm for a day or two? Take something small, the size of pen, and push it against something as hard as you possibly can. Then, while still pushing as hard as you can, rotate that pen counter-clockwise. Do this over and over for two hours. Congrats, you’ve badly strained the muscles in your arm! Enjoy the extremely uncomfortable pain that will make sleeping that night nearly impossible.

Why did Nintendo have to use those fricken security screws on their consoles? WHY? I hates them. I hates them so much. I still have three screws to go, but there’s no way I can get them out now. My arm is so useless. The N64 wasn’t even necessarily the first project I was going to try building. I just wanted a look at the circuit board.

I highly doubt I can solder today. My arm will not hold anything steady and I can’t lift anything more than like a pound or two. Which means I can’t play guitar either. I can’t do anything today! I can barely use a mouse.

CURSE YOU, NINTENDO!

Gathering Electronic Crap

September 2, 2009

Well, I spent I don’t know how many hours going through boxes and digging out anything and everything related to video game console hacking. That includes all my old consoles, controllers, cords, memory cards/rumble packs and games. All my previous projects (in their half-dismantled states) which includes the all-important LCD screens. All my little bits and pieces and switches and other junk. All my soldering equipment (which isn’t really anything but the iron and some solder).

I’ve got so many ideas of crap I want to try. However, I’ve never been the type to post a progress thread at benheck or modretro. If I get stuck, I’ll post a thread specifically about that problem. I prefer to only show my work when it is finished. That way, if something goes wrong and I never get to finish it, I don’t look like an idiot. I’ve seen so many people start threads there about stuff they never finish. Or stuff they ended up ruining. No, I’d rather just lay it on them. Like, “Here! Look at this crap I just made!”

Mental note: Lower the usage of the word “crap” because it’s really become a crappy habit. Crap.

First!

September 2, 2009

I really hate “first!” posters and I suppose I hate first posts as well. To get things started off, here’s something I made recently:

Here we have a mashup. The songs being “All of Your Love” by Hellogoodbye and “Don’t Trust Me” by 3OH!3. I call it “Don’t Trust Your Love.” Logical title, no?

I’m currently taking part in the 50 Songs in 90 Days challenge. Well, theoretically, anyways. It started on July 1st and I’ve only completed one song. Whoops. I’d post it here, but I haven’t figured out how to post a flash mp3 player yet. That demo of it sucks anyways. I need to redo it. But yeah, I’ve actually been working on two songs in the last week or so. Problem is I’m not in the mood for it very often. I open them up once a day or so, maybe add or tweak something, then close them. Both songs are nowhere near done. Pathetic really, considering I finished that first song in a matter of hours. Going to be using some new techniques this time, however. We’ll see how that goes.