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1/23/1999 12:00 AM
Things are starting to go better now! I finally recovered (On the 13th). Boy did that suck. I have a new Digital Camera, its a Kodak DC210. I am not 100% happy with the camera as it has a few design flaws. First off, it doesn't have a lens cover which means the lens can get dirty and scratched easily. Second, the view finder is in the middle of the camera so when you go to take a picture, your nose presses against the LCD screen which is somewhat uncomfortable, and its getting it dirty. If you can live with those two problems, its a great camera. I am getting used to the view finder and I'll see how the lens holds up. Since I have a camera again, start looking for more Photo Tutorials. If you have any suggestions on what to do a tutorial on it, then feel free to drop me a note a bking@primenet.com A friend of mine is going to help on the Stargate side art so hopefully I'll make some progress on that in the next month or two. The Blast From the Past web site has been totally revamped and now requires a JAVA enabled browser to visit. to get to that site, click on the Donkey Kong link under the "Restorations of Specific Games" on the left side. I now have SpeedChoice ( www.speedchoice.com ) as my Internet provider (The web site will remain on Primenet until SpeedChoice is bi-directional). Its a 10mbit Download, 33.6K upload. It uses Line-of-Site Microwave for the transmission of the data. They are hoping to have Bi-Directional next month (I really really hope so!). When that happens I will be setting up my own Web Server and getting a Domain name for the Arcade Restoration Workshop. This will also allow me to make the site totally dynamic and may change the appearance of the site. Theoretically, I should be able to download at up to 1220KPS (1.19MPS), however, thats not what happens in the real world :-(. I average about 130KPS and have seen it as high as 500KPS. However, since I was normally getting 3KPS, I think I can live with this for now :-) The problem lies with the Up channel which goes at 33.6K (3.3KPS). If I was to connect at 33.6K that is, most of the time its at 28.8K or less. Each time you receive a packet, you must send a ACK (Acknowledgement) packet and the most packets you can respond to is dependent on the speed in which you can send them. When the modem has to wait to send another ACK the download stops. ACK's are small and get sent quick (with compression and everything) and thats why I can get up to 500KPS or so. If the line is noisy, my rate drops.

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8/21/2017 11:10:28 PM
Restoration/Preservation has begun on my Kickman.
It's not a full restoration, but more of a preservation of what is there.  I like trying to keep things as original as possible.  With that in mind, I can take a few chances on this one as the damage is already done.  I'm mainly trying to prevent even more damage when I can.  Worse comes to worse, I'll do a full restore on it down the road. 
11/14/2016 3:38:35 PM
Well, I decided to update RoboJuke with a new Motherboard, Processor and RAM. The old one was a Celeron 700 with 2MB of RAM running Windows XP. I upgraded to a Celeron N3150 (Quad Core 1.35Ghz), with 8GB of RAM running Windows 10.
After upgrading, I found out that the software I was using (Virtual Music Jukebox) wouldn't run on Windows 10. After looking for a replacement, I gave up and wrote my own Jukebox Software called "Simple JukeBox". It is avilable for FREE, you can read more about it here: http://forums.arcaderestoration.com/topics/17-Simple-JukeBox
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