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Old August 18, 2017, 12:38:49 PM
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After visiting a Hospice-owned resale shop, I brought home an IBM branded 5.25" floppy disk box and Super Simon, a Milton Bradley/Hasbro game from 1980 that takes the classic Simon Says game concept to a new level, adding more difficulty modes and a second set of lighted buttons to let you compete with a friend. I plan to restore the game sometime or another, and I'll use the disk box to store any optical discs that shipped in a paper envelope.

Both items were marked $2 each, but it just so happened that today they had a sale going on, where items that were marked $5 and under had a 50% markdown. When the day was over, I walked off with both the game and the disk box after paying only $2.

I also spotted, but did not buy, an Olympus digital camera that the shop wanted $10 for, but I did notice that an 8 MB SmartMedia card was included with the set. This was one of those rare occurrences to see that the previous owner included storage media for the camera itself; in this neck of the woods, it's common to see that the camera comes with everything (e.g. cables, lens covers, cases, etc) except the required media. This was the determining factor that caused me to go for the QuickTake 150 a couple years ago rather than the QuickTake 200.
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Pokémon Moon. I'd like to try this again with 14 Pokémon and not worrying about HMs.
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Old August 27, 2017, 05:07:41 PM
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Haven't posted here in a while (only nine months).

Actually haven't gotten much stuff recently worth mentioning aside from two things. First I got a Nintendo Switch back in early April and I got Mario Kart 8 DX on release day. I got pre-orders for Super Mario Odyssey and Pokemon Ultra Salt Sun.

Second a few weeks ago I found an old laptop at a thrift store for $15. It's a IBM Thinkpad T41, with a Intel M 1.6GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, ATI Radeon 7500, 40GB HDD, and DVD drive. It originally came with XP (which of course the previous owner didn't bother erasing any of their personal stuff from....), but it was also available with Windows 98. I did a clean install of Windows 98 SE on it and turned it into a classic Windows PC gaming system. Runs pretty well with everything I've tried on it so far. Even running off it's original battery for this photo (only lasts about half an hour). I recently joined the Thinkpad club with a more modern X230 so finding this was a nice surprise.
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I recently bought a vape mod, as well as some new headphones! I'm not posting the mod as idk if there's a rule against that or not, but the headphones are Sennheiser HD650.
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Old October 5, 2017, 09:20:47 AM
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Second a few weeks ago I found an old laptop at a thrift store for $15. It's a IBM Thinkpad T41, with a Intel M 1.6GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, ATI Radeon 7500, 40GB HDD, and DVD drive. It originally came with XP (which of course the previous owner didn't bother erasing any of their personal stuff from....), but it was also available with Windows 98. I did a clean install of Windows 98 SE on it and turned it into a classic Windows PC gaming system. Runs pretty well with everything I've tried on it so far. Even running off it's original battery for this photo (only lasts about half an hour). I recently joined the Thinkpad club with a more modern X230 so finding this was a nice surprise.
Welcome to the ThinkPad club, Yoshi.
My ThinkPad 385ED will turn 20 next month, and I recently decided to discontinue using Windows 98 with it in favor of Windows 95 OSR2, because that's as close to the original OS as I can get, on the ThinkPad's account.

Speaking of Windows 95, I just recently picked up a copy of the first Command & Conquer game in the series for $1.60 at the same shop where I found my Super Simon game. I would have preferred that it came in a box just for completeness, but at least the CD jewel case and the containing discs are immaculate. The manual, though rubber-banded to the jewel case, seems like it never got too much use. For $1.60, I can't complain, considering the entire C&C compilation runs for $19.99 on EA Origin. To be honest, I personally never liked Command & Conquer beyond the first game and its expansions.
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