About Me

Curriculum Vitae

A brief list of my current skill set

MAME Cabinet Diary

Week One

Buying an empty cabinet

Week Two - Part One

Looking at the bits I'd bought

Week Two - Part Two

Wires and control panels

Week Two - Part Three

Cleaning it all up

Week Three

Replacing the control panel

Week Four

Control panel refurbishment

Week Five

Spraying panels

Week Six

Building the arcade PC

Week Seven - Part One

Coin mechs and painted glass

Week Seven - Part Two

Speakers and fans

Further Modifications

Adding a marquee and changing software


Gosh This Site Is Old
Thursday, 18th November 2021, 22:08

I might update this one day, but until I do take a lot of it with a pinch of salt!

Automatically Cropping Images is Hard
Monday, 21st October 2013, 19:00

But maybe we can use face detection?

The Git Cheat Sheet
Friday, 6th September 2013, 11:30

for github, bitbucket, that kinda stuff

CoffeeScript and TypeScript are a Burden
Saturday, 17th August 2013, 11:21

Be sure you understand the cons as well as the pros

Changing the Order of the jQuery Event Queue
Wednesday, 3rd July 2013, 20:27

It's just a push to the left

Projects and Sillyness

MAME Cabinet Diary

How I built my own arcade cabinet

The Little Guy Chat Room

It's a Pitfall inspired chat room


A fully featured MP3 player what I wrote

GP Space Invaders

My first little emulator

GP32 Development Page

Some info and links about this cute little handheld

Disney Nasties

Uncensored images, you must be 18 to view them

Diary of a Hamster

Learn about how hamsters think, first hand


Time Calculator

A simple little online utility for working out how many hours to bill a client

A Few Links

Week Three

Saturday 16th February 2002

I think it is probably fair to point out at this juncture, that the text on the previous page and all proceeding it, were written quite some time ago. If what follows has the feeling of disjointed prose or repetition of crap jokes, you'll know why. However taking long breaks in literature never did Tolkein any harm, so if it is good enough for him...

Now for a quick dull bit, if indeed there are any exciting bits. The control panel that I got with this cab didn't match the retaining blocks that were fitted to it. But the guy I bought it off had kindly (with the aid of a big hammer) provided ones that did.

In the piccy above you can see where I had removed the ill-fitting blocks, and replaced the wooden dowelling with new ones. Below are the rescued new bits, which with a little seperating thanks to a screwdriver, plonk straight onto the above, with the aid of another hammer.

Now these are all very well, but what they really need is a control panel slapped up tightly against them, insert a sexual reference here. And low and behold, I'm all out of innuendos, so here is the control panel instead.

I dread to think of what seedy dice this spent a large proportion of its life in, a few of the buttons looked cigarette singed, one completely missing, others rather grimey, and one of the joysticks didn't match the other.

And covering the frame was a rather scratched and haggered hypnotically patterned vinyl covering, which had to go.


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