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  1. Retro TV shows! Three months ago in early October 2020, I ordered these DVD sets from ebay. For a month, the tracking number indicated that USPS hadn't received the package from the seller. I believed the seller when she said that she did ship, but what can you do? After I waited a month, and without fuss, she gave me a refund. Today, out of the blue, they showed up in my mail box. I already bought them from another seller on ebay couple of months ago. These are in better condition than my other new and sealed sets. Anyone want to trade DVD box sets of old TV shows? 🙂 

    After re-acquiring a tube TV and appreciating how it does wonders with older games and media, I've re-embraced DVD content. Many old TV shows are only available on DVD, and I've purchased a several (Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, Bionic Woman, 6M Dollar Man, My Living Doll, some Korean shows) during the past six months after holding out for Blu-ray releases. 

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      The timing of this cracked me up because it matches your status in so many ways.  Look what came in the mail today!  It's from a youtube giveaway for Rick Nineg, who just hit 100k subscriptions.  The thing is...I watched the giveaway and I didn't win.  Now a few weeks later, this arrives.

       

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    3. socrates63

      socrates63

      Oh yes, Gilligan’s Island—it’s on my wishlist and probably the next TV series that I’ll buy. 
      You didn’t win, but it was still sent to you @RickR?

    4. RickR

      RickR

      Correct.  Maybe he ended up with extra prizes or something.  Maybe he liked my first name.  Who knows?  It was very nice and I sure do appreciate it. 

       

  2. Ho ho ho 🎅🎄  We got our first snow ❄️ of the season! It looks like a few inches piled up in just a few short hours. And on that appropriate note, a local gamer with the permission of the creator put together a Genesis cartridge of the homebrew Mega Xmas '89. My cartridge arrived today.

    I think I have more homebrews and repros for my Genesis than official cartridges 😜 k-u-r-a-z-y

    The rom is available for free download from the creator's site. It works in all regions.

    https://nekojitagames.itch.io/megaxmas89 

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    1. RickR

      RickR

      No snow here.  But we had heavy rain this week.  And that rain and cloud cover brought our temp up the 50's. 

      That Genesis game looks like fun.  Thank you for posting the link.  Maybe we should set up a mini high score contest with that game for this week.

       

    2. socrates63

      socrates63

      That's a fun idea @RickR

      By the way, the snow is all melted and gone -- disappeared as fast as it came.

    3. RickR

      RickR

      I will find time to put that ROM file on my Genesis everdrive.  I also need to pull out my copy of 2600 "Stella's Stocking". 

  3. Hope everyone's Friday was a good one today.

    Today was my last official work day for HBO. After nearly two weeks of mentally and emotionally tossing and turning after being given the pink slip early last week, the end has come, and I am peaceful and content. I feel I will face the new week with a fresh mind and new perspective. God is good.

    1. RickR

      RickR

      You are so right to count your blessings.  Work does not define a person, it's that soul and character inside that does.  I have no doubt you'll land on your feet. 

    2. HDN

      HDN

      I believe you’ll be okay. I don’t have any advice for you about this, but I wish the best for you, Young.

  4. I got laid off today, the first time in my career. When AT&T merged a bunch of companies (HBO, Turner, etc.) under the former Time Warner corp umbrella into a single entity WarnerMedia, we knew the new company would look to consolidate. It was a bit of a surprise given where I was situated organizationally, but a bunch of us were given pink slips. Because I got rolled up in a broad organizational move, it’s easy not to take this personally, so I’m glad for that. I had seen some friends struggle emotionally before. 

    My wife recently got a new job, and she’s still within the new employee benefits enrollment window, so at least I don’t have to worry about getting a new job quickly for health insurance reasons. For the first time, I won’t be the primary coverage member 🙂 Lots of new firsts.

    Before folks feel too sorry for me, I am in a good position. First, I am grateful for an extremely stable career experience so far. I’ve experienced my share of company re-org and changes and always landed into a great place. The fact that this is my first involuntary job change is quite the feat in a 23 year career. Second, I’m also grateful that we will be given a nice severance package to ease the transition into the next gig. Third, I’m in an industry that is very robust and still hiring. And lastly and most importantly, God is good, and He is the Shepherd of my life. In Him, I find peace and rest.

    I share this news here because I like the I/O community and wanted to open up more on a personal level to foster better relationships. Also, I’ll have more time to spend on the monthly challenge, so you have been warned 🕹🕹🤣🤣

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    2. socrates63

      socrates63

      @RickR I sent in my doctor's note and HR approved it a few weeks ago. The legal term is "accommodate." I just got reimbursed yesterday. It's an Uplift desk. Yep, bonus severance! 

      Yes, I got a pellet smoker by Traeger. My Weber charcoal grill was on its last legs, and I was planning to replace it next year. Recently, my wife and I were at Costco and Traeger reps were there with a couple of additional models that Costco normally doesn't carry. She gave the thumbs up, so we walked out with one ($500), and multiple people in the store commented to me that I would not regret the purchase. I'm planning to cook this year's turkey with it.

    3. RickR

      RickR

      I really, really, really like mine (it's not a Traeger brand, but same design).  It's so easy to use (just plug it in).  No more messing with lighting.  And it's just about impossible to burn any food.  Once you get it set up, let me know what you think.  Or if you need any help or have questions.

      Chicken, especially, comes out perfect every time.  I always had trouble on our gas grill.  Chicken would come out dry.  But not on the pellet grill. 

      $500 is a great deal on that brand!

       

       

    4. socrates63

      socrates63

      Thanks, Rick. I do want to try it out a couple of times before doing the turkey. I'll try to remember to take some photos and share 🥩🍗

  5. I won the day on August 28? How did that happen? Guess I talk too much 🥳 In fact, I talked so much on September 4 that the board has clamped down on me, and I can't post any more today 😜🤐 Good news is I'm only 3 hours and 12 minutes away from September 5 when I'm free to talk away!

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      You are a breath of fresh air. 

       

    3. socrates63

      socrates63

      Finally -- got out of jail 🥳

      @HDN I don't know if I'd go that far 🙂 but thanks. It's kinda hard to believe that you and I have been here less than a month, and yet in some ways, it feels like we've always been here. Kudos to @Justin and the gang for having made the I/O a very comfortable place to hang out in.

      @RickR thanks 😄 🌬️

    4. HDN

      HDN

      @socrates63 It feels good to get out of post-jail, doesn't it?

      I talked to @Justin about the post thing a while ago.  FYI newbies like us only get 15 posts a day, but if you stick around a bit it will eventually increase to 20. I saw you posted a lot in your Activision thread yesterday. That definitely didn't help. Same thing happened to me; I posted too much on my new 7800 console thread.

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