March 26, 2000
Wow! I haven't
updated this page since 1999! Here's a few items that have
happened since then...
In February I
picked up cockpit version of Atari Pole
In March I
acquired an upright Sega
After Burner (1987) (wow! is that thing ever heavy!) and a Bally/Midway
Two Tigers (1984) (converted from a Bally/Midway
Tron, but a really good conversion).
The After Burner is a little flaky and the graphics images
all disappear once in awhile. When I first got it the
'force-feedback' joystick was working, but, after blowing and
replacing the power supply, the 'force-feedback' no longer works.
The Two Tigers has been in hope use for almost 10 years and
is in great shape, but there is no image. The monitor is
either blown or on the fritz. If anyone knows of where I can
get a replacement horizontal Electrohome monitor cheap, let me
know. Even better, if you know here I can also get a Tron
control panel and a VERTICAL monitor, I'd rather convert this puppy
back to that!
I've fixed all
the KLOV links to point to their new URL.
Changed a few of
the mini 'game info now' menus to include a Pole Position graphic,
but it doesn't go anywhere yet. I removed the Mario Bros.
image to accommodate it, since it was only a wanted item
anyway. More update to this menu will be made when I've
created pages for the some of these new games. There will
probably be a Pole Position page at least, but since I never was
into Two Tigers (never even heard of it actually) or After
Burner, I don't have anything much to say
I've received a
second cheque from All Advantage for 'getting paid to surf the
net'! That's about $70 I've received from them now! If
you're interested in making money for browsing the web, and maybe
have been hesitating to be sure it is legitimate, click on the ad
banner above to sign up!
looks like Countman has kicked the big one. I leave
the broken links there for a little while longer in case it comes
back, but I'm losing hope all the time. Too bad. It
was the only counter service I could find that let me have
multiple counters that were easy to set up for free.
December 31, 1999
to change some page layouts. As you can see here, I've
removed the 'mini menu' from the top of the page and put it in a
smaller space below the regular menu to the left. As I
edit pages, I'll make the same change to the rest of the site.
up some more of the pages to reflect the sale of my Ms. Pac-Man
told me to reduce the prices on his two pinball machines on my
For Sale page, so I did that.
December 23, 1999
Ms. Pac-Man. Made changes to this effect on Ms.
Pac-Man, Come 'n Gones, and
created scanned images of the vital parts of a Ms.
Pac-Man cocktail table underlay. This includes both the
long marquee like image down the side and also the "scorecard"
directly in front of the player above the joysticks. If you wish
to see these, or you own a Ms. Pac-Man that
you would like to restore and would like to download them, email
me, and I'll provide you with a link. I can also
show you where to get cocktail control panel overlays, but they
were not created by me. These are large files. The big
marquee-like one is about 3.5 meg and the smaller scorecard one
is about 850 k.
December 12, 1999
- Haven't made many entries
here lately. A few small things, not worth mentioning, have
changed (some high scores and stuff). But today, I added 3
major items to my For Sale
page. Two very classic Williams pinball machines, Black
Knight and Banzai Run, and another cocktail machine, Midway's
Kick!. These belong to a friend in town, so I'm listing
them for him. I'll pass on any interest to him
directly. I don't want to be a middle man.
October 09, 1999
October 08, 1999
Last night, some adults some teenagers. Needless to say, the
machines all came on! I played one game of DKJr
and beat my old high score by a
whoppin' 400 points. Wow! But I did go a couple of
screens further than I had before!
October 07, 1999
been tweaking things here and there. Probably the most
significant changes have been made to the Ms.
Pac-Man page. Lot's of new high
scores, and I even had a perfect score up and including the
pear maze on Speedy! Maureen almost cracked 200,000!
I've totally revamped the 'Perfect
Maze Scores' table. It now has all kinds of
information about mazes, maze order, etc. on it. Check
Pac-Man page took over 1,000
hits in September! It will surpass my Welcome
page within this month! The Welcome
page also had a record month. It received about 330
hits. That gives you an idea of how popular Pac-Man
is these days! Most of the hits have come from search
engines and the Pacland web-ring, of course.
a little rewording on the Welcome page.
September 18, 1999
want to thank those that have taken the time to email
me lately about how much they've enjoyed the site. It's
nice to know that people find them interesting. Sometimes
you wonder if you're hitting the mark or not. There are so
many good pages out there now. It's hard to be original and
still be of value. Well, that's enough rambling...
made quite a few small modifications over the last week.
Nothing worthy of mentioning really. But then, that's
never stopped me before! Completed the whole family's
high score table for speedy Ms.
Pac-Man. Moe had a pretty good game! As for
the kids, I just forced them to play to get a score. They
find speedy a little too difficult.
is really hounding me to sell the Ms.
Pac-Man machine. So far I've managed to avert her
efforts. BTW, does anyone remember what it means when
there is a faint black stripe from top to bottom rolling across
created and added background images of upright machines to even
more of my pages. I really need a colour image of an
Turtles machine. I've never seen an image, other
than the half-height b&w one on KLOV,
of this machine anywhere. If you have one, or even know
where there is one, PLEASE let
September 14, 1999
and added new background images to most of my dedicated games
all links in the mini-menu for the new Ms.
up the new Ms. Pac-Man machine. It looks
great! There is a fair amount of burn on the screen.
Probably about the same as Gyruss.
September 11, 1999
September 08, 1999
added a small banner ad. This is something I think is
pretty cool, if it ever comes together. It costs nothing,
and in fact makes you money while you're online. It
doesn't promise lots of money. In fact only about $0.60 an
hour. But a few cents an hour just because you're online
is better than nothing. Have a look. There's no
obligation, but if you sign up, please do so under my name,
signed up for a guestbook
It seems pretty good and is customizable. I'll have to
spend some time customizing it later though... :) Please sign
it if you have any comments.
tells me he's found a Millipede machine! That means
I can finally test my board next time I have the opportunity to
get it up to Edmonton! Woohoo!
all my current Calgary Weather links.
September 02, 1999
- First off, my daughter
started grade 1 today! I wonder how many in her class can get through the first few
screens of DKJr and know the difference between
Speedy and regular Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man? :)
- Secondly, I picked up an
original Ms. Pac-Man cocktail table today!
That gives me an original Pac-Man and an
original Ms. Pac-Man now!
- Confirmed about a week
ago that my friend did definitely sell my Gran Trak 10.
- I'm off to Edmonton this
weekend. I should give Rick a call... You should see how awesome his web site
is now! Check it out here.
- Helped a guy at work get
a pinball machine about a week ago. He saw a couple of my pinball books and
commented on how he'd like to buy a machine for his wife. I found him one for sale
about a week later and he bought it. It was a Stern Quicksilver.
Another one gets bitten by the bug... :)
- Joined my Pac-Man page to the Pac-Land Web Ring. That should help up the
count there. It's over 1500 hits now.
- I have to update all my
Calgary weather links found at the top of each page. Thanks to smart guy at
Environment Canada who felt it necessary to change the URL!