Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Post 004

 Not much of a status update, but I found a personal white wale of retro tech at the GoodWill this weekend: A nearly fully functional 60GB launch PlayStation 3! For only $40!

I say nearly fully functional as the disc drive was… temperamental. It would read PS1 discs just fine, and occasionally would read a Blu-ray/PS3 disc, but would not read a DVD or a PS2 disc at all.

So, one trip to eBay (and three days shipping) later, it’s now been replaced with a shiny, refurbished drive. The system reads all discs like it was brand new.

While I had it opened I was planning on doing some cleaning as well, but was surprised that the thing was nearly dust free. I have no idea how something that’s about 15 years old is so clean, but I’m not going to worry about it. Considering how clean it was inside and out, and the fact that it hadn’t been updated firmware wise since 2010, I think this probably saw light use before being tucked away for 12 years.

I know this is a weird thing to have as a “white whale”, but the launch PS3 is the one with the good backwards compatibility, because it’s the one with the PS2 chipset included. The first revision went to software emulation for PS2 games and it was… fine, but this was the good one.

I’ve wanted the launch one since my launch system was stolen all those years ago, and I’m stupidly happy to have one again.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Post 003

 Y'all

Just watched Lightyear - you know, the weird spin-off Toy Story movie.

It was a damn good action movie, really liked it.

If this were a more serious movie blog, or a more serious media critique blog, I might ramble on incessantly about how the movie has some halfway decent themes that it seems far too afraid to actually, properly engage with.

But, at heart it's a kids movie - it's not gonna get too deep with the darker themes it mentions in passing - but the fact it mentioned them at all was rather in my opinion.

It's a fun action sci-fi movie that I think is well worth the time to watch. If they decide to make more, I'm on board.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Post 002

 For the record, I’m taking a self imposed social media break.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Post 001

 I haven't blogged regularly in years. I keep telling myself "This is the year I'll get back to writing" and, invariably, it isn't.

I've got plenty of excuses for why I'm not writing - I'm busy at work, I'm posting on Twitter, I'm doing other hobbies, etc. But what it boils down to is: I've set these unrealistic goals for myself and now I'm afraid to fall short.

Post 004

 Not much of a status update, but I found a personal white wale of retro tech at the GoodWill this weekend: A nearly fully functional 60GB l...