YDKF Episode 148: Modchips

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 02-19-2014

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Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. After a slight delay, You Don’t Know Flack is back with an episode all about modchips, those devious little devices that allow you to do naughty things with your videogame consoles. In this episode I talk about the history of modchips, from the original Sony PlayStation to the last generation of consoles.

[Links]

Modchips (Wikipedia)
17 Mistakes Microsoft made in the Xbox Security System Microsoft
See also YDKF 104: Console Copiers

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YDKF Episode 147: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 01-12-2014

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Another year, another relaunch. On episode 147 of You Don’t Know Flack I bring us into the new year by reflecting back on past holiday traditions and comparing them to my family’s current traditions. After a relaxing December I’m hoping to shake the ring rust off with this episode and get things back on track. In 2014 I’ll be alternating podcasts, with You Don’t Know Flack one week and Sprite Castle the following week.

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I got Christmas ornaments from MealyMonsterLand.com this year.

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YDKF Episode 146: Kong Off 3

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 12-02-2013

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Getting back to arcade games, I spent November 15-17 in Denver, Colorado hanging around the 1UP Arcade attending the 3rd Annual Kong Off Tournament. Billy Mitchell, Steve Wiebe, Walter Day and the 32 best Donkey Kong players in the world attended the tournament. In this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about my time spent at the Kong Off 3 and some of the other classic arcades I visited in and around Denver!

[Links]

The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time Documentary
The 1UP and 2UP Arcades in Denver
Lyons Classic Pinball and Video
The Episode of No Quarter I appear on (ep58, “Warrior”)
Pictures of Robb’s Basement Arcade (taken by Mike)

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Episode 145: About Podcasting

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 11-14-2013

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Throughout the years, several people have asked me how to get started podcasting. I’ve never sat down and wrote or recorded an answer to that question… until now. With audio submissions from several of my fellow podcasters, this episode is packed full of podcast-related hints, tips, suggestions, and most of all, encouragement!

This star-studded episode includes submissions from:

- Guy Hutchinson of the Adventure Club Podcast, Flux Capaci-cast, Drunk on Disney and several other shows, all of which can be found at TheACPN.com
- Earl Green from The Escape Pod(cast) hosted by TheLogBook.com
- Robert “Ferg” Ferguson, host of the Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast
- Rick and Paul from The Intellivisionaries
- Doug McCoy of McCoyCast (including Never Seen It, Crazy Creepy Cool Movies, and the 80′s Anthology: Episode by Episode podcasts)
- Carrington Vanston, co-host of both No Quarter and the Retro Computing Roundtable
- Sean Johnson, founder of Throwback Reviews, OTR Playlist and my partner on Throwback Network
- The Retroist, owner of Retroist.com and the Retroist Podcast

This episode talks a bit about making an outline vs. reading directly from a script. If you’re interested, here is the outline I used for this episode (PDF).

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Episode 144: Halloween

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 11-11-2013

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Better late than never, on this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I rummage through my old Halloween memories, from trick-or-treating back then to trick-or-treating today. I run through most of the costumes I’ve worn in my life and talk about old and new Halloween parties. Not much tech talk on this one, but still a good listen.

[Links]

Check out the monsters at Mealy Monster Land
Here’s my Hallowindow Display, featuring the official Hallowindow videos.

Podcast: No Quarter Podcast
Podcast: Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast
Podcast: Throwback Reviews
Podcast: The Retroist
Podcast: The Adventure Club Podcast

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Episode 143: MiST Computer

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 10-16-2013

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On this week’s episode of You Don’t Know Flack I delve into the MiST computer, a new FPGA-based system designed to run Amiga and Atari ST software. I talk about how difficult it is to get the MiST up and running, compatibility issues, and whether or not I’d recommend one.

[Links]

The original MiST Page
Lotharek’s Lair (Where to buy one)

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Episode 142: Star Wars Toys

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 10-09-2013

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On Episode 142, I and special guest Earl Green from TheLogBook.com share our memories about collecting Star Wars toys. Both of us saw Star Wars at very early ages and have been collecting Star Wars toys ever since.

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TheLogBook.com

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Episode 141: Raspberry Pi

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 09-10-2013

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In Episode 141, I talk about my infatuation with the new(ish) credit card-based computer, the Raspberry Pi. In this show I talk about what the Raspberry Pi is, what it’s capable of doing, and some of the more interesting uses for this $35 computer. Also on this episode I moved my microphone around and introduced some weird and annoying microphone noises to the show. You’re welcome.

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Raspberry Pi FAQs

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Episode 140: Reclaiming Spaces

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 08-12-2013

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In previous episodes of You Don’t Know Flack I’ve talked both about arcades and my own personal arcade collection. In Episode 140, I talk about how and why I ended up parting with that collection. My book about collecting arcade games was titled Invading Spaces so I thought it would be appropriate to titled this one Reclaiming Spaces. Owning all those games took up a lot of space, and it wasn’t until I began to part with them that I regained all that space.

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Link: ThrowbackReviews.com
Link: Bits of Art Photo Gallery
Link: The Gremlins Lunchbox Painting

Related Episode: YDKF Episode 103: Arcades
Related Episode: YDKF Episode 114: Arcade Auctions

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Episode 139: The Galloping Ghost Arcade

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 08-04-2013

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Last week I visited the Galloping Ghost arcade just outside of Chicago, Illinois. You can hear all about the arcade and my time there in episode 139 of You Don’t Know Flack! Also in this episode I compare the Ghost to some of the other retro arcades I’ve visited recently, including Funspot, the Arkadia Retrocade, and 1984. The “Loading Time” section of this episode is a little longer than I had hoped but, eh, sometimes loading a podcast off of a Commodore Datasette takes a while.

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The Galloping Ghost Arcade
EDIT: Here are all the pix I took at the arcade.

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