DIY

I had a little downtime at lunch today so I made a new intro video for the quasicade. This video will play immediately as attract mode loads, before it shows the wheel. This is great for showing someone the machine start up for the first time. You can really build […]

Lubuntu 16.04, MAME 0.179, and Attract-mode 2.20 on older hardware: We’re still using the old HP DV9700 series entertainment laptop. Here are some details: Manufacturer Hewlett Packard Model DV9700  Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz Memory 3GB DDR2 SDRAM Hard Drive 250GB 7200RPM (Replaced with new) Media BluRay […]

You got a quarter? Someone mentioned to me the other day that I’ve not posted on the Quasicade in a LONG TIME. I guess I should post a little something. Here’s a video of the current setup and operation. I’m toying with the idea of beefing up the hardware a […]

The Fairview finish line. This update is years in the future from the post about carpet. We enjoyed so many fond memories in the Fairview house. Several holidays with friends and family, massive snowstorms that halted the city for days and constant home improvements. Once, a raccoon moved in under […]

Two new calendars. It’s been a while since the last update, we’re finally pushing to wrap up the outside of the house. It’s springtime in Pittsburgh, meaning it’s time to get to work outside! We acid-washed the old Alcoa aluminum siding and used some great sage colored paint for the […]

It’s smells like carpet in here. This update is a little late, as my computer has been packed up. As of these pictures, we’re officially ready to start moving in. Updates from here on out will be as we finish the kitchen, dining and living rooms. By finish I mean […]

Tick. Tick. Tick. This weekend marks the final weekend before the flooring deadline. We need to be completely done with painting/construction by this Thursday! This week had a lot of other events too… Collin’s birthday and graduation party was last Friday, Valerie and family came to visit, the Penguins won […]

Things are coming together. Carpet has been scheduled. The deadline for all other projects is now Thursday June 18th. Mom and Dad came down and helped on Saturday! They were in town for Collin’s graduation. Congrats Collin! Also, Jessie and Dad had a birthday this weekend! Jess was Saturday and Dad […]

Part Two: Harry Potter and the Order of the Tuscan Glaze As promised, here is the second set of pictures from the recent update. The problem with using 2 different cameras seems to be remembering where the pictures are. As I briefly mentioned, we built bookcases, trimmed windows and doors, […]

Part One: Harry Potter and the Built-In Bookcases It was another two-week long wait for updates, we’ve kicked it into high gear to prepare for carpet. However, working every night leaves little energy for website code. In any case, here is PART ONE of the update, The rest is on […]