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MildredHubble

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  • So when I had COVID really bad I decided to give myself something to look forward to and tracked down a repro cartridge of the game "Flashback" for my Atari Jaguar. I remember seeing it on demo in EB like 30 years ago and thought it looked amazing. Ironically it turns out it's rather awful to play. I wish I'd picked something else :confused:
    Misery
    Misery
    Yeah, that one is definitely sort of an acquired taste, I think. Another World (which came before it and is more well known) was similar. Amazing in a lot of ways, but very awkward to actually play.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    I think you are right, but Another World is definitely easier to play I think, the controls are much more predictable. I think the main problem is that Flashback doesn't seem to register controller input half the time. You also have to switch between different modes and by the time it's done that it's too late, mostly due to it not registering inputs.
    Still feeling pretty rubbish with COVID. It felt like I was over the worst and it seemed to come back with a vengeance :-( Fingers crossed I'm surely over the worst of it now and I will catch up with everyone here a bit more :)
    Well, COVID is utterly horrid. I think I'm starting to feel better now. I still can't do much for very long without feeling like I'm going backwards. At least my girlfriend is feeling better, apart from a lingering cough. My dad is still feeling terrible and hasn't emerged from bed for days either. I hope you all stay clear of COVID guys! :)
    Aspychata
    Aspychata
    Oh boy. You got thru this.
    Judge
    Judge
    My brother got Covid last summer, age 73. Now with a number of lingering symptoms.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Thanks @DaisyRose chicken soup, hot drinks and warm baths definitely help. @Aspychata I really hope I'm getting over it :) My girlfriend just tested negative so hopefully I'm just a couple of days behind her :) I'm sorry to hear about your brother @Judge it must be awful to still have symptoms for this long :-( I hope he makes a full recovery!
    Oh dear :-( My girlfriend tested positive for COVID yesterday. She seems to be fending it off quite well :) Today I'm feeling rather rough though. I haven't done a test yet, but I'm pretty sure I have it too :-(
    Kisa the tea
    Kisa the tea
    Sending warm feelings and hoping you both get through this well!
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    I've been vaccinated @tree as due to other issues I'm considered a high risk for COVID. I just did a test and it's positive. I can't say I'm surprised, I feel darned awful. I managed to avoid COVID for years. Hopefully the vaccine will prevent it getting any worse and this will be over with in 5 days :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Oh and my girlfriend gets the vaccine too but I don't think she gets it twice a year like I do.
    I managed to replace the keyboard on my Dad's MacBook Pro. 67 screws on the keyboard alone! I managed not to lose any despite my clumsy hands and the tiny size of the screws. Magnets are definitely under appreciated :)
    I've had a pretty nasty sudden ocular migraine :-( I think it's getting better, though my head hurts and I feel a bit sick. At least I can see properly again :)
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    not_an_orange_cat
    Ugh, I used to have those regularly when under a lot of stress. They are bizarre, and frightening the first time it happens. Hope it goes away soon!
    I got a bit hyper focused today! My ZX Spectrum next was having issues with it's Realtime Clock, it turned out it was the HDMI display of all things! Lol! I actually quite enjoyed solving that. Today was a good day and a good brain day I think :)
    I just found out that I have low vitamin D. This is the second time I think. Just looked into it and it could be why I have so many aches and pains and constant depression.
    kriss72
    kriss72
    I'm also on permanent vitamin D on order from my doctor, double dose at winter time.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Thanks everyone! It's reassuring to know that I'm not the only one. It seems that I've been prescribed some supplements according to the NHS app, so I'd imagine my doctor will be in touch soon. I hope that you've all found that the supplements help you! :)
    kriss72
    kriss72
    I can't tell if they changed anything, it was found as part of the blood screening in my assessment process, which changed many things.
    Just received a generous box of tapes from eBay to record on :) The seller even included an extra tape and there's a few that haven't even been used before! Should be fun to record on them for a while and only £0.55 per tape! :)
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    My new brand new vinyl copy of Smashing Pumpkins Adore just arrived. I have a bit of a backlog of records to get through but I think I will start with this first. I really like the cover art :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    It sounded amazing! And I made a tape copy of it using my new cassette recorder deck and that sounded brilliant too! You can't beat good old fashioned HiFi equipment! :)
    Happy New Year to everyone! I hope 2024 offers you everything you've been hoping for and the best opportunities to get to where you want to be! :)
    I've cut and peeled so many vegetables for tomorrow. I only managed to cut myself about 4 times in the process this time, so perhaps my clumsiness is improving! :)
    I had a try at making "Fat Rascals". They are a kind of fruit bun sold at a place called Betty's in York here. Mine look a bit mutated but hopefully they will still taste nice! Here's mine...
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Thanks! @Angular Chap :) Betty's are world famous for their cakes, especially the Fat Rascals! My girlfriend loves their mince pies too. I don't think I've tried the ginger shortbread. But anyone that visits York has to visit Betty's tea rooms and shop! It's basically the law at this point :)
    Angular Chap
    Angular Chap
    Yep, I hear the line is usually out the door and down the street! The client that sent me the cakes lives in Essex and gets up at who knows what o'clock in the morning just to get there for it opening!
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Yes! That's very true! There's usually a line round the building and a second on in the opposite direction to go into the shop! Back when I was a kid, I rarely saw a line to get in, but these days it's the norm, and particularly these last ten years it's been the case :)
    I'm watching Dr Who. Not a big fan, but it was kinda cool they included a non binary character in the first episode. Then the second episode started and Dr Who is fixing the crash landed TARDIS whith a "Console" which is actually an Amstrad CPC 464! I should recognise it, I own at least 4 of them lol! :)
    Got this quirky looking CD recorder for my dad for Christmas...
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
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    Not a photo of the actual one, but the one I got is identical. It's intended for the Education market and it looks a bit weird but it's actually pretty darned good! :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    Oh forgot to mention, the one I bought doesn't have the cassette deck lol! :)
    I'm going to watch Time Team until the screen falls off my TV. Anyone that tells you that you can have too much of a good thing is wrong. Trust me! :)
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    @Forest Cat Cool! There's loads of old episodes on YouTube and they seem to be making new ones for YouTube rather than TV now! :)
    Forest Cat
    Forest Cat
    They are making new episodes? :D That's great. It's difficult to watch that show and not think of Baldrick lol Tony Robinson seems to be such a great guy.
    MildredHubble
    MildredHubble
    True! They seem to have rotating presenters in the new shows. But there's plenty of Tony Robinson ones to watch and he's in loads of other documentaries on YouTube too! :) He's always good to watch I think :)
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