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  1. Today's post leaking the third revision board with the attached price list took me by surprise and slammed the final nail on the coffin for my continued involvement. I spent an inordinate amount of personal time, at a high opportunity cost, to learn 6502 assembly. This wasn't an easy task. It involved trips to the library, research on usenet, conversations on irc chat, copious youtube vids. I was hoping to make a contribution toward the software catalog, but with a kanban showing eighty percent completion of all my design goals, I can't convince myself to do the rest. It's a shame, but it is ultimately my call. It begs the question of what led to this. I'm skeptical the product will release within a year from this date. Fundraising was slated for later this year but we're already mid-July. They'll need to collect the funds, order the manufacturing, obtain components, box material, printed material, and construct the systems. That's a ton of soldering, testing, folding, wrapping, boxing, shipping. This assumes success in fundraising. We have a fast approaching Christmas season. Not sure if they're planning on doing a beta with a test group or not - I haven't seen any solicitations for testers. How long would that phase take? Then, software and hardware revisions would follow, surely. Lack of communication from the development team. David realized he bit off more than he could chew, so he recruited some great minds for help. Last year, Kevin (TexElec) admitted that he took a multi-month break from the project. David created an entirely new game, ported it, designed art, printed boxes, documentation, and promoted the product. Between shipping his games, constructing a new studio and overseeing a house remodel, he has admitted to veritably zero involvement with the CX16. Though, Kevin just published a quick YT showing petscii robots running on the rev 3 board, this was to give David assurance that the game he's selling works. Meanwhile, Perifractic has repeatedly asked the community to quit asking for updates. The devs are all busy with other projects, I get it - I appreciate how life happens. Most pet projects don't draw a dedicated community eager to consume the project and write software for it. They're asked to sit down and shut up. It feels like the development team lacks motivation to complete the mission. It's been nearly three years since the initial announcement. I falsely assumed this website and forum was erected to serve as a project HQ but I've read that the real action happens on facebook. So this site is an afterthought. Being here is tantamount to getting rickrolled. Like most projects, the CX16 fell victim of scope creep. I doubt the finished product will fall within my budget. I'd bet someone lunch that the final price will be closer to a thousand dollars. Last year, Perifractic polled the community to ask what drew them to this project vs the Max 65. Surely, the price point will be similar to that other project. I may be off-base but this is honestly how I feel about the CX16. Anyway, I'm asking that the mods delete my account. I won't be returning.
  2. I can't imagine the many fart recordings amazon has collected. Sent from my brand unspecific tablet
  3. I still do. My master bath has a rack built into the wall. Primo!!! Sent from my SM-T307U using Tapatalk
  4. https://d.tube/#!/v/calcmandan74/QmYKDzpqgyRmwMGgKiEfevaSZkv2QA5pshzDZZdn5AAcYn Played with an old gopro i bought from a coworker. nothing special and not well produced so forgive the lack of unprofessional content Sent from my SM-T720 using Tapatalk
  5. Sweet. I love reading about homebrew projects. Anything having to do with microcontrollers is cool, so post a link for your blog. Yeah I fly a 1974 bellanca super viking. Sent from my SM-T720 using Tapatalk
  6. I have never done a modding job on retro systems. I plan to. But if I were to be inspired by any mod job in the past, it would be Ben Heck's c64 laptop project. If I were to mod it would be something like that. I really hope he'll do a cx16 laptop project in the future. Sent from my SM-T720 using Tapatalk
  7. My parents saw the computer as a toy, and to a degree it was. Restricting my use of it prevented me from discovering the art of programming well into my adulthood. I really wish learning basic couldve happened during my formative years. A friend had a c64 in his room and the only memory I have of us using it was a flight sim. We had computers at my elementary school but a course in it was offered only to the GATE program students. By junior high we had apple 2s but their use was limited to typing class. In high school we had a mac plus lab but by then I had developed a hatred for apple computers. Sent from my SM-T720 using Tapatalk
  8. now design an expansion card thatll do the work on the fly while receiving the video on a variety of formats including dvd. teehee
  9. Its not often that pictures are taken on my short weekend trips. Few people on here know I'm a pilot and own a plane. I took a coworker along for the trip and he brought a camera along for the ride and shot some pics. They're not great, since the exposure settings made many of them blurry. Enjoy them nevertheless. https://www.omgwtflol.net/nextcloud/index.php/s/JpDBzm89pSJBQZX I'm the one holding the candy and wearing the camo zipup. Sent from my SM-T720 using Tapatalk
  10. Turns out, my problem was in the compilation and luckily the compiler was in the ubuntu repos. I've been designing my UI since yesterday and have been too eager about it that I forgot to thank you.
  11. I"m in the process of learning assembly and have an application in mind. Id like to design the GUI of the application and would like input on the good tool to use to play around in design. I'm looking at text mode at first and graphical mode later on. Thanks Sent from my SM-T720 using Tapatalk
  12. like in linux command line or dos? up arrow gives command history.
  13. some metal. depends on what im up to. if i'm at the bar playing pool it's metallica or megadeth. Sent from my SM-T720 using Tapatalk
  14. ps2 - hitman series, star wars lego, splinter cell, socom navy seals Sent from my SM-T720 using Tapatalk
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