YDKF 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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YDKF 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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YDKF 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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YDKF 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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YDKF 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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YDKF 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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YDKF Episode 138: Atari 2600

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 07-21-2013

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You Don’t Know Flack is back with another episode! In this episode, I wax nostalgic about my days with the Atari 2600. You’ll get to hear about many of the games I grew up playing, whether or not I still collect Atari 2600 games, and why Keystone Kapers holds special meaning to me. Also in this episode I experimented with some noise cancelling plug-ins, so I’d love to hear what you think about that.

[Links]

Podcast: ThrowbackReviews.com
Podcast: AdventureClubPodcast.com
Podcast: 2600 Game by Game Podcast
Podcast: Retroist.com
And don’t forget to check my list of Vintage Star Wars Figures I’m Missing!
Here’s Atari Age’s Atari 2600 Rarity Guide

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YDKF Episode 137: Soulz at Zero

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 06-30-2013

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On Episode 137 of You Don’t Know Flack I delve into the history of Soulz at Zero, the lit group I founded back in the mid-1990s. If you don’t know what a lit group is (or was), you’re in for a real treat. And by treat I mean almost 90s minutes of me babbling.

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The Soulz at Zero Archives
Wikipedia entry for Soulz at Zero
Homepage for the Commodore Flyer
The remaining Star Wars figures I need
My other podcast, Throwback Reviews
Why not. Here’s Anne’s Chicken Fyr House
The story of My Reverse Birthday Gift
Don’t forget to check out the Mindcandy DVDs
Did I mention I love eating fried peaches?

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YDKF Episode 136: Funspot Arcade

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 06-16-2013

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Where did the time go? After a couple of weeks off, You Don’t Know Flack is back with episode 136. In this episode I talk a bit about Funspot Arcade, the classic arcade in Laconia, New Hampshire. Last week on vacation I got to drop more than a few tokens into classic arcade machines at Funspot. How was it? Tune in and find out!

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Funspot ArcadeM
My Funspot Vacation Photos
See also: 1984 Arcade and Arkadia Retrocade
A good game for the kids: Exidy’s Chiller
Throwback Reviews Podcast

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YDKF Episode 135: Backmasking

Posted by admin | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 05-19-2013

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Say a prayer and grab the Holy water — today’s episode is all about backmasking in music, those backwards subliminal messages hidden both intentionally and unintentionally in rock music during the 1970s and 80s. In this episode I’ll talk about what started this phenomenon, the course it ran, and what effect (if any) it had on innocent music fans such as myself.

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