I do find it rather annoying that I get upwards of 100-200 emails a day now that are spam.. Worse still I get them on the phone/tablet(s) and clicking delete just brings them back again as the phone/email app is stupid and downloads it again.. ARGHH!!!.. On top of that I only really check the office PC once or twice a week at the moment and that then takes forever to start as it wants to download and then delete about 20,000 emails that are (mainly) spam.. It’s got to the point now where I turn my phone,tablet(s) etc off at night!
So what’s been happening? Not a lot really I washed an Amiga 500+ that had bad corrosion caused by a leaking battery, what a daft idea sticking them on the mainboard. Angel was rather amused when I asked to use her dishwasher to clean the board (yes seriously) and once dried out (in the oven lol) for a couple of hours and then left over night it….. … Oh I’ll tell you later 😛
Talking about Amiga’s and brings up the point that I had five A500’s and only two of them where not suffering from rust on the back.. I’m guessing this is because the loft at Whitley Road was damp and ruined them
Oh sold some more stuff too got rid of all my Atari 2600 stuff, bar one woody console and Pole Position, mainly because the woody need repairing and the cart has sentimental value being one of the first ever games I played with Steven Bishop.. Another person I lost contact with many moons ago..
Decided to probably keep the Gamecube and Dreamcast systems and offload all my other stuff in the coming weeks so that will be Sega master & Mega drive systems and games together with the SNES and N64 games and systems.. .
But first is the Saturn and all the extras.. Although that will have to wait until next week now as it’s going to be a big box!
Oh the Amiga 500+? Well it boots.. and sort of works.. I’m not sure if the floppy drive is knackered or there is an underlying problem with the system, I had to solder the Gary chip directly onto the board as the socket was totally knackered.. And when doing this four or five legs broke in half.. I’m almost certain this is not the issue however.. But I have to some more work to do with it as the keyboard membrane is damaged and I will replace the cap’s in it before I go any further.
And now I’m toying with the idea of letting a lot of my old PC games go too.. I’m not getting much for these things but it is getting rid of a lot of the junk I have been collecting over the years… My intention, as mentioned before, is to reduce my collection to a more realistic level.. On that note I’m going through my DVD’s too and probably sell upwards of 400-500 of them soon too. And I guess I should think about reducing the amount of radios I have too as some are just boxed and sitting around, someone may get more use from them…
I think the hardest thing right now is what do I do with all the magazines I have stashed.. when I moved out of Tugwell road I half filled a skip with magazines.. Fast forward two years and people started collecting them.. The ones I had thrown away.. They were worth in some cases hundreds of pounds for a couple.. Now those days are gone but I’m thinking more of passing them on to collectors rather than the price now anyway.
I have of course left out the Magic the Gathering cards that are sitting in boxes.. I suspect they are worth in excess of 6-7k and I even offered to sell them to someone awhile back for 2k but they only wanted to pay 600-700 for them.. 10% of the bulk value.. I suspect if sold out they could clear maybe 10-12k.. But I don’t want to go through them as I fear I will want to play again and it also drags up memories which I would prefer not to relive..
Right enough waffle.. You are already bored stiff.. Hello?.. Opps.. 😛