1. I am...
... 32 years old, married with no kids - but I have a great Shar-Pei named Mitsu.
I currently run a Helpdesk for a financial software package at a Dallas-based
Firm. I am a native New Yorker (Sept 11th will be a Memorial Holiday for the rest of
my life), currently living in Dallas (Texas) - talk about Culture Shock!
As my age shows, I have been around since The Golden Age Of Video Games and have
never lost my love for them. I can remember when I was a kid and
allowance day would role around. Of course, $20US wasn't much money but
enough to fill my pocket with quarters. My TLA back then was SIN, short for
SINNER - my favorite Judas Priest track.
2. I got into MAME...
... who would have ever thought that something like this would exist? I remember
when ColecoVision came out with Donkey Kong and I thought, damn... that's as
close as I will ever come to getting an arcade machine in my house....
Enter MAME. One of the guys in my office mentioned it about a year ago and the
first thing I grabbed was Tempest. I was hooked, needless to say, but I never
really explored the MAME community until the release of .53. Now my
productivity has gone to crap because I read message boards all day while
waiting for some dolt to call and tell me he forgot his password!
3. I love playing...
... man, there are so many - but a small sample is: Tempest, Joust, 10yard
Fight, Arkanoid, Gorf, Space Invaders, Breakout and patiently waiting on the
laser disk games: Dragons Lair, Cliff Hangers, etc (DVD in hand) to make it
in to a release.
Why go on? There are about 1800 original games and I love
them ALL, even mahjong! I am currently the process of gathering intelligence
to build my first CAB.
4. I would like to say to Nicola and the MAME team...
... hardly enough space here for the proper words, but I will make an attempt to
show my gratitude. I only wish I had paid more attention to learning
programming because I would love to dedicate some time to this project. I am
slowly learning so maybe someday! But for now...
Thanks for giving me another reason to upgrade my computer. Thanks for making my life whole (don't tell
my wife!!) If I can't be of help in the programming world, I am sure money can
always help. Where do I send the Cheque or the Boards ?
Machine specs: 1.2GHz (AMD Athalon) | 384MB | (no H/D specified)
Graphics: Hercules II GeForce2 MX (32MB) |
Sound: Soundblaster Live 5.1
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