Self Driving Uber!!

Nick and I are in Pittsburgh for a convention, and we hailed an Uber last night, and were informed that we were going to be driven in a self-driving car. I could have died, I was so excited. I had all expectations of a car rolling up and us getting in, but it was “operated”. I guess they’d call that a driverless car, not a self-driving.

There was an engineer with a laptop in the front passenger seat, and on his screen, it showed what the car “saw”. It was a very short ride, but I was speechless. We live in the future!

2/27 Arcade work!

Laura and I started putting the decals on Mortal Combat, and they look GREAT if I’m honest. I ordered custom drilled plexi, and its not perfectly square, so thats an issue. The T-mold is also a little goofy on the control panel but that should turn out ~ok~. 

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Otherwise, America’s Army is working with mame, in a roundabout way. I need deeper sockets, and to reattach the guns. I got everything reattached to Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, and now i just need to splice in the 12v line, find a creative way to mount the LEDs, and get the marquee from Angelo on Thursday, and it’ll be ready to go.

Starting breaking down the Korean cab. We’ll see how that pans out. 

1/26 Arcade Work Update

Last night was full of great work!

Silent scope is almost ready for action, but I ran out of glue for the last ~1.5 feet of t-mold. Go figure.

MVC2 in VT2 is really getting there! I crimped and pinned most of the control panel last night, and just have to sort out the pin-out now. I’m only missing the medium-punch button on the harness, and I’m not TOTALLY sure that that button is in the molex pack from the IO. Once I get this one done, I hope to be able to roll through the next one, since the pinout will be easy easy. I need to order more .110 pins.

Jubeat’s headphone amp is well under-way. I need a different cable (of course) to get the 1/8” audio source to the amp, and I need a small metal cage to shield the PCB. Also working on getting the router installed, which is a little goofy, but I basically missed the entire routing part in the instructions, so I’ll have to go back and fix that. 

ArkInventory Rule for Rare Baits in 7.1.5

ArkInventory did not include a ready-made category for the rare bait items in Legion, so I made a rule for it. Hope this helps!

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Paper journaling or online journaling

Does it matter which journal you use? Online, in the form of a blog, or paper, in the form of a journal… Doesn’t matter if you ignore both! 

Quincy is still here, and he’s cute, but he’s a jerk to everyone but Laura and I. So that’s a miserable thing… Not like he’s had a steady stream of visitors, so we keep adding to the list of things that would potentially drive people away. Neat!

Picked up a DDR machine, and had a ton of fun fixing up the pads. Hopefully will knock together a quick tutorial (and post it here) for folks looking to flip their pads from trash to treasure. Mine weren’t all that bad, but I think most people don’t really know how good their pads are. I mean, my machine has 80k clicks on the coin box, but original sensors, as far as I can tell, and its one of the best machines I’ve played on, DDR A machines included. Feels good!

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Life is funny

Today I saw a picture from an arcade in Great Yarmouth, UK

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I was immediately curious about how i could get those banners, because they are awesome. I then messaged several arcades in Great Yarmouth.

I messaged people through the internet on the other side of the world to ask about a dance game banner. Life is funny.