Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Treasure Hunt

Sonic & Knuckles Collection, for the PC, because I'm a Sega whore

Treasure Hunt

Game Cube, £15

A black one, because I didn't have one in that colour

Treasure Hunt


Virtua Striker 2 ver 2000.1


Army Men: Lock 'N' Load

PGA European Tour Golf

WRC Arcade

N-Gen Racing

London Racer

TOCA 2 Touring Cars

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Treasure Hunt

A second hand store, £9

The black items are a Joytech 4mb memory card and a rumble pack

Sega Rally 2 Championship

Ready 2 Rumble Boxing

Chu Chu Rocket

Treasure Hunt

Inspired by a series of blog posts on RFGeneration I'm going to track my finds here.

16th October

In a charity shop, the whole lot for £6

Master System

Out Run & Taz-Mania

Mega Drive

Corporation, Street Fighter 2 SCE, Quackshot, Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Currently Playing: 1942 Joint Strike

I picked up 1942: Joint Strike for the PS3 at the beginning of the week and it's bloody fantastic. It's a proper arcade shooter, and the graphics are just gorgeous. It's not a tremendously long game, but then it was only 7 quid, and it's quite challenging, even on the lower difficulties.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Acer Aspire One Update

I broke the AA1 yesterday, sound and networking wouldn't start, no matter what I did. I knew that the AA1 came with a recovery dvd, but I don't have a usb odd, so I had to resort to the usb stick method. Put the dvd in the drive of my pc, add the memory stick and reboot. Hey presto! Nothing happens ... consult forums ... lucky that it didn't trash my second hdd. Tried it on work's laptop, no result it just installs the os to the memory stick and I can't get it to boot on the AA1. Spend about 3 hours fiddling around with a combination of Thunar and Run Application as I can 't get a terminal to open up and respond, and I finally fixed it. It reboots, connects to the network and plays sound. Yay!

This morning I have a bit of a brainwave, and I figure out how to properly create the usb recovery stick

Plug in USB stick

Open up a terminal


find device node, [sdc in my case]

sudo su

zcat aa1_usb_recovery_image.gz > /dev/sdc

Turns out I'd forgotten the sudo su.

What an idiot, and it all works propely now.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Acer Aspire One

We've been on the look out for a new laptop for a while, the old one being a chronically slow Thinkpad 366 Celeron. I've had my eye on an Eee pc (unsurprisingly) but we did a bit of poking around and finally settled on a Acer Aspire One. We picked it up from Curry's today, and I'm using it to write this blog now. The set up was a doddle, turn it on, enter a password, configure the wireless, select the live update option and let it run. There are a couple of broken dependencies when I've selected some other programs, but I'll take a look at those later as it pretty much does everything we need straight out of the box.