Hey everyone. By now you’ll have noticed content has dried up a lot. Now there are several reason for this so I thought I better document them.
In February I finished up my long term job that I’d held down for over 10 years. This was, by far, my longest single employment, and with that came some benefits. Most notably, I’d arranged for a 9 day fortnight. This effectively gave me an extra day a fortnight to concentrate on my hobby. You would have noticed a cadence of fortnightly posts, as I tended to work on a project unimpeded on the Friday, finish it up on the Saturday and then spend Sunday writing it up.
I no longer have that luxury at the new job.
However, the new job is a lot less stressful. Oddly that means I am doing less retro stuff. I was using the hobby to “escape” the stresses of my day job by turning off my “day brain” and focussing on something fun. The new job just doesn’t stress me like that so I need less “turn off brain” time (Which is nice).
I also have almost all the systems I want and most are working reasonably well. I still have some that I like to putter along on, but really, how many times will my audience want to see me trying to fix Microbee keys?
As such, I’ll primarily posting up when I do something really excitingly new. There are still things that need fixing, other than Microbee keys. (Looking at you, Omega MSX)
If I get one of the few systems I’m still interested in, I’ll post it here (Cough “CoCo 3”) and document it.
There’s also, hopefully, a build of a new console or two coming down the pipe once I order the parts I need (Waves at “Leaded Solder”. I need to talk about getting some of your reproductions built up).