There’s no better way to wrap the year and send 2017 out with a bang than to wax nostalgic on why we sound absolutely NOTHING like the smooth tones of our favorite Christmas music poet from way back…Mr. Burl Ives.
TBH, we don’t really dig much into Burl Ives in this episode, but it did make for a couple good references and it is that time of year! Instead, what you get for this last show is 2017 is a healthy heaping of reflection on the year, some current updates, some spending of the Brent’s money, some discussion on EEPROM programmers and some non-committal pinball talk about Guardians of the Galaxy and Total Nuclear Annihilation. Oh yeah – that and we want to go see Star Wars: The Last Jedi – like really bad.
We thank everyone for their time in 2017 – we know you’ve got a choice in podcasts and we appreciate you continuing to spend your time with us! We will try (like harder than we did this year) to continue the push above mediocrity for 2018 – onwards and upwards!!
Here’s how the timings for the show break down:
* Segment 1 – 00:00 – 01:25 – Monthly updates
* Segment 2 – 01:25 – 02:23 –Tech Talk & Spend Brent’s Money
* Segment 3 – 02:23 – 02:56 -News and Feedback
* Segment 4 – 02:57 – Outtakes!
Episode 62 - Show LinksHere's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
|Sky Skipper Project||Restoration|
|Sky Skipper Project - UK Reveal Details|
Alex's UK Reveal weekend recap and thoughts -
Watch the UK reveal in its entirety - thanks to Retro Dave!
|Latest updates on the project!
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|Tron||Game||Tron @ KLOV||GroovyGameGear replacement Tron joystick
|Jurassic Park||Game||Jurassic Park @ IPDB|
|ColorDMD for Star Trek||Add-on Parts||ColorDMD for Star Trek||LCD version is $423; LED version is $369|
|NeoLoch RAM Tester||Tools||Inquisitor order page|
|EPROM programmers||Tools||Transtronics PP3 - USB|
MCUMall Willem GQ-4x4
EE Tools TopMax II
Needhams EMP-series programmers
|Transtronics will run ~$270
MCUMall Willem GQ-4x4 will run ~$165
EE Tools TopMax II will run over $700 - professional series equipment
Needham EMP series programmers are no longer manufactured; find on eBay or KLOV
|Solder Fume Extractor||Tools||ShopJimmy! Solder Fume Extractor|
|Dragon's Lair / Space Ace marquee brackets||Restoration Parts||Info thread on KLOV||$85/set; $97/set powdercoated
|5 best pinballs of 2017||Article||Article @ Paste Magazine|
|Ready Player One||Book/Movie||Book @ Amazon||Trailer @ YouTube
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