TheGiant

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  1. Maaaaaaybe A little out of pocket right now as I am out of town and the wifi stinks here, but I plan on hanging around the Twitch channel more often. So we'll see. Until then, who wants to step up to the plate?
  2. Sometimes people just don't pay attention, or they find it easier to click reply instead of finding the unsubscribe button, so occasionally I also try to remind them it exists.
  3. For me, using the email feature has been what works the best. If I could boil it down to a few tips, it would be this, just be you. Write about you, write about your fundraising, give them updates occasionally when the total raised rises occasionally. And most of all, if someone replies and asks to be taken of the list, a friend, a coworker, a former neighbor. I would recommend you try not to take it personally, which is easier said than done. I'm dealing with that at the moment, and that's why I am writing this. It's ok, take them off, apologize if you want to, and move forward. Remember we are doing a great thing here. Some people just get too much email, or they already do a lot of charity work, there could be any number of reasons they ask to be taken off your list. Of course, it's not the same for everyone, what works depends on your audience. For some people Twitter, Facebook or whatever might be what works best for you. If it works for you, do that.
  4. NES (and NES homebrew)

    Check out what I found today. It's NES "demake" of Desert Bus and it's a free NES Rom which will likely run with RetroArch which I linked in the emulation thread. it will probably also work on a console with a flash cart. NESertBus Get it? Lol
  5. Monopoly for cheaters?

    Oh, right, yeah, the "cheating" is now part of the rule set in that edition. Didn't think of that.
  6. Hello everyone!

    WELCOME! Glad you are here! Great company, indeed.
  7. Hyperkin Retron 3

    Any of these aftermarket consoles are ok, even my AVS, but, original hardware is best, if it still works. I have an NES also. I looked at the other aftermarket consoles and did consider a RetroN5, but I don't like the software emulation, and actually Hyperkin may be voiding the open source licenses of the emulators, but I think they've been trying to make it right by also releasing their source. I could be wrong but that's what I read, not sure. What's funny is, I think the emulator they are using is RetroArch, or the core of it, libRetro. I mentioned RetroArch in the emulation thread.
  8. Hyperkin Retron 3

    Ah, I don't know why I hadn't thought about ASICs, I have a few laying around. I guess I didn't make the connection in my head,
  9. NES (and NES homebrew)

    Wow, now that is cool!
  10. Heh, yeah, ok. You don't have to weigh in. Most of my machines, especially the ones at work stay on all the time. As far as my laptop though, there's a driver glitch that makes screen go all weird if I let it go into standby, so I have to reboot it anyway, I think rolling back the drivers should fix it, but I just haven't gotten around to it.
  11. Classic Arcade/Retro

    Indeed, everyone should read it.
  12. MUDs/MUSHes and other text based multiplayer RPGs

    There are some internet connected BBSes that still have it, also DoorMUD. In fact I think one of the door game servers my BBS is connected to has DoorMUD.
  13. I would say, be careful, especially on a laptop. All mining can tax a processor and generate a lot of heat. I do sometimes run other miners in the browser, on my gaming laptop but when I do I shut it down after a few hours to let it cool off. It IS though a good way to generate some extra funds for CMN, and that is always a good thing.
  14. Classic Arcade/Retro

    Actually, come to think of it, my first year I did play in an arcade.