YDKF Episode 157: Printer Extravaganza

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 01-19-2015

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Listen. I know this sounds like a terrible idea for a show. It’s not as bad as it sounds, I promise. Just wait until you hear about all the fun I used to have printing things out with Print Shop!

[Links]

Link: Print Shop! They still make it!
Link: TheLogBook write up about Springboard’s Newsroom
Link: Paul Slocum’s Dot Matrix Synth
Link: My book Commodork
Link: Vintage Volts (GREAT retro site and guy!)

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Our Epson FX-80, sitting between a PC and our Franklin Ace 1000.


Note the Rambo printout behind my head (1987). This is the large wood desk my dad built that I mentioned in episode 156.

YDKF Episode 156: Every Computer I Have Ever Owned

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 01-14-2015

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Okay, so it’s not really every computer I’ve ever owned, but it’s every computer I’ve ever owned and actually used. My fellow hoarders understand the difference.

[Links]

Link: Lawsuit: Apple Computer vs. Franklin Computer

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YDKF Episode 155: Cassettes

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 01-01-2015

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Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! On the first You Don’t Know Flack of 2015 I talk about my history with cassette tapes. C’mon, it’s not as boring as yet another 24 hour Christmas Story marathon.

[Links]

Link: MakeyMakey.com
Link: Rusted Metal Podcast
Link: Holiday Special Podast
Link: 2-XL Robot

Link: Super Secret Cassette Link

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YDKF Episode 154: Emulation PC

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

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On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about my latest attempt to get an emulation PC up and running in my living room. I run through the parts I bought, the front end I settled on, and some of the work it took to get things up and running. I’ll probably end up writing and posting a more detailed “how to” article on my website, but this episode is a good overview as to what I did to get things up and running.

[Links]

Link: GastricSteps.com
Link: YDKF Episode 122: MAME Cabinets
Link: YDKF Episode 104: Console Copiers

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YDKF Episode 153: MTV

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 09-05-2014

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If you remember hearing (or saying) “I want my MTV,” then this episode is for you! In episode 153 of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about the classic era of MTV, from August 1st, 1981 when the channel began until the Real World, Road Rules, and all those other reality shows ruined everything. I talk a bit about Headbanger’s Ball, Yo! MTV Raps, and discuss some of the other shows that appeared on MTV over the years.

[Links]

Link: iGrewUpStarWars w/Rob O’Hara
Link: Pinballz Arcade
Link: Museum of the Weird

Link: Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” (1984 VMAs)
Link: Nirvana “Hi Axl!” (1992 VMAs)
Link: Michael Jackson/Slash “Billy Jean” (1995 VMAs)
Link: Vanilla Ice destroys a set
Link: MTV’s Remote Control

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YDKF Episode 152: Star Wars Video Games

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 07-01-2014

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In this episode I talk a bit about my visit to Rancho Obi-Wan before jumping in with lasers blazing and talking about as many Star Wars video games, computer games, arcade games and pinball games as a guy can in 75 minutes. I don’t cover ‘em all, but it turns out there are hundreds of them so I did my best.

[Links]

My blog review of Rancho Obi-Wan
Link: iGrewUpStarWars.com
Link: MobyGames list of Star Wars games

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YDKF Episode 151: Theme Parks

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 06-17-2014

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Visiting Disneyland for the first time last month put me in the mood to tell old stories about theme parks.

[Links]

The best Disney-themed podcast out there: Drunk on Disney
Another Guy Hutchinson podcast: Adventure Club Podcast

Video: Springlake Amusement Park
Video: Frontier City
Video: White Water Bay
Video: Weird Al’s Skipper Dan
Video: Disneyland Walk-thru (2+ hours)

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YDKF Episode 150: The Creek

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 05-16-2014

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The opposite of last week’s show, this week’s episode of You Don’t Know Flack is definitely non-technical. “The Creek” was out behind my house and I spent a lot of time playing and collecting stories out there.

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YDKF Episode 149: Networks

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 05-10-2014

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I’m back at home and back on the mic with another episode of You Don’t Know Flack. This episode is about the exciting world of computer networks! Okay, so maybe it doesn’t sound that exciting, but give it a chance! This episode’s “loading time” is longer than usual as I discuss my experience with a network-related boot camp I recently attended.

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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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