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Attended Broaddus High School
Lives in Des Moines, IA
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Wow. Lots of impressive arcade ports done in BASIC here. Very neat.
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But... But... Ken used to be the guy that always did the crazy physical stunts at the stations! What are you feeding him there in TN?
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It's fun to see something posted dealing with OS-9. And, amazing that your old 2.4 system is still running. I am in the process of digging out my 2.4 MM/1 system, and hope I can find Y2K patches for it to display the date properly. 
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Two of my favorite things from the 80s - RadioShack and "Weird Al" - meet. The same thing also happened when Al opened for the Monkees during the 1986 reunion concerts, and when Douglas Adams was hanging out with ex-Monkee Michael Nesmith... I never thought RadioShack would get linked in to all of this :)
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I saw a RadioShack ad banner about this thing -- they have a $349 3-D printer kit! http://printrbot.com/compare-printers/
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As non-English native, I don't hear  English songs lyrics unless I pay attention to them specifically.

So.. this is good enough :D
And yep, no hating or misogyny or other kind of disrespect.. this is actually nicer than the average song!
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I'm glad I don't have an iPhone.  I sound bad enough typing on my own.  I don't need help typing nonsense.
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SPOON CAM!
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Ever tried to make a grilled cheese over one candle, even with real cheese? :)
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in my opinion, Velveeta makes the Best Grilled Cheese Evah
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For the Radio Shack Color Computer, this is the CoCoSDC disk drive controller replacement. It emulates the original Western Digital WD1774 chipset (and one used in the UK Dragon clone) and then translates those to sectors in disk image files on an SD card. Over the holiday break, I plan to try to archive all of my old 80s floppy disks using this thing. $30 (kit, or $40 assembled) and designed to fit inside the Radio Shack FD502 drive controller case as a replacement board, but I bought a plexiglass enclosure for $10. http://cocosdc.blogspot.com for some info.
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This thing has been AMAZING. I have copied over 300 floppies so far, and four 128MB SyQuest EZ-135 platters to hard drive images on SD cards. It's wondrous.
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Wow. It's like EPCOT in the early years.
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Nicely done, KV!
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12 and under need an adult.  Yeah, I don't think you should take young kids there and scare the crap out of them.  I wonder how many parents do.  Zombie hunt sounds fun.
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Embedded Programmer, Media
Employment
  • AtTheFaire Creative Services
    Owner, 2000 - present
    Video/audio productions for TV and radio, webhosting and design services.
  • Unnamed
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
    Embedded C programming.
  • Unnamed Financial Institution
    Operating Systems Analyst, 2007 - 2011
  • RadiSys
    Software Engineer, 2003 - 2007
  • Sooriya Networks
    Sr. Member of Technical Staff, 2001 - 2002
  • Microware Systems Corporation
    Technical Trainer/FAE/Support, 1995 - 2001
    OS-9 embedded RTOS.
  • KUEZ FM
    Board Operator, 1994 - 1994
  • Rocklines
    Owner, 1993 - 1993
  • ADworx Creative Services
    Audio Productions, 1992 - 1995
    Audio productions for radio.
  • Sub-Etha Software
    Co-owner/Programmer, 1990 - 1995
  • Millionaire Studios
    Audio Engineer, 1990 - 1993
  • RadioShack
    Retail Sales, 1988 - 1990
  • KNOW AM 1420
    DJ, 1988 - 1988
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Des Moines, IA
Previously
Houston, TX - Lufkin, TX - Mesquite, TX - LaPorte, TX - Pineland, TX - Broaddus, TX - Waukee, IA - Pasadena, TX - Clive, IA - Urbandale, IA
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PO Box 22031 Clive IA 50325-9401
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Jack of many creative trades, including boring tag lines.
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Video, audio and photos seen in print, radio, TV and on YouTube.
Education
  • Broaddus High School
    1984 - 1987
  • Laporte High School
    1983 - 1984
  • Angelina College
    1988
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Putting my case forward
retroports.blogspot.com

Lode Runner for the Coco has languished in the 95% complete state for an embarrassingly long time now, mostly for reasons completely unrelat

Summer Retrochallenge 2: "Big Red" A Micro Color Basic 3D Monster Maze
jimgerrie.blogspot.com

I have always been fascinated by the ZX-81 computer because it was the template upon which the MC-10 was based. The MC-10 was obviously mean

4K Color Computer Programming Contest
jimgerrie.blogspot.com

I have submitted a variety of programs to Allen Huffman's 4K Color Computer Programming Contest. These program were originally designed to r

35 Colors On NTSC
vdgtricks.blogspot.com

Some time ago, I played with a "flicker" technique on the CoCo that alternated screens between a 9-color (8 + black) "Semi-Graphics" mode an

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic: The Stories Behind The Songs | EW.com
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For 35 years, “Weird Al” Yankovic has been music’s most reliable satirist, sending up the biggest pop hits and the most iconic artists for t

Tron (Arcade) high score by @allenhuffman
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Tron (Arcade) played by @allenhuffman. 999,744 points. Ranked: Unranked (Waiting for votes)

High Score
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Post your score. Win trophies. Conquer the world.

Accessing Real Floppy Disks
cocosdc.blogspot.com

In addition to disk images located on SD cards and the DriveWire server, SDC-DOS will also provide access to real floppy disks if you have a

Truth in Media: Vaccine Court and Autism
benswann.com

The claims that autism is caused by vaccines have been completely disproven, right? We have all heard that claim, maybe most famously by act

Haunted evenings
www.desmoinesregister.com

The countdown to the scariest night of the year has begun. Metro-area residents in search of spooks and scares have 21 nights to make the ro

Let thee joust
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Kevin Coble, 45, has been jousting professionally for 17 years. He has appeared in several movies, including 'The Patriot,' Disney Channel's

Explore medieval revelry at D.M. Renaissance Faire
altoonaherald.desmoinesregister.com

Ready to let your imagination run wild with knights, scallawags and other medieval mischief? The Des Moines Renaissance Faire is celebrating

So You Think You Can Prance
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Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman and Beth Behrs introduce you to America's new favorite competitive dance show, So, You Think You Can Prance. Pr

American Psycho with Huey Lewis and Weird Al
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Huey Lewis is here to ask you "Do You Like Huey Lewis and the News"

The Mystery...
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T'was once a mystery, in the CoCo Community. Except for a glance, they looked askance, that the machine they could not see.

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Help visitors share, bookmark and subscribe to your content with Lockerz Share, the world's best sharing platform for websites and apps.

Movie Cloud
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A MOVIE STUDIO to create & collaborate, a MOVIE THEATRE with 50,000 Films to View & Profit, a MOVIE BANK to fund & finance. The

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2013: For some reason, Google deems this review inapprorpiate and has blocked it. Why? (Because it's about a town called XXXXXXX, perhaps? Look it up on Google Maps, Google.) Habenero salsa? Si! During the July 16th, 2013 grand opening of the new Iowa Distilling, they had various snacks including chips and some salsa I had never heard of. I was wondering if it was Iowa based and I was surprised to find the label reading "XXXXXXX, Iowa." Now THAT's a local product. Being a native of Texas, I have not been too impressed with what passes for salsa in Iowa, but this stuff was great. The habenero was being used more for taste than spice (though perhaps it would still be too hot for someone not raised with hot stuff), and the taste was great. I look forward to finding where I can buy the product.
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2013: For some reason, Google deems this review inapprorpiate and has blocked it. Why? (Because it's about a town called XXXXXXX, perhaps? Look it up on Google Maps, Google.) Well, now I can cross “try Iowa corn moonshine” off my bucket list. During the big Tuesday bike ride from Des Moines to the XXXXXXX Tap, I saw a wooden sign near the bike path promoting this place. I thought it was some brewery that had its products at the Tap that evening, but when I asked what it was, they directed me across the street. Iowa Distilling has a nice corner building location with a classy sign out front. It was nicely decorated inside. They were offering samples of three types of their products. (My favorite was the cinnamon Prairie Fire.) They also have a rum coming out in August (2013), too. They also sold t-shirts, shot glasses and mason jar style drinking glasses. (Credit cards accepted.) In addition to samplings, they had their distillery room open and were giving tours and explaining the process of turning corn in to moonshine. It was a very pleasant surprise, and I hope they do well. They seem to have a passion for this new business (licensed in 2012, startup in early 2013, and grand opening on July 16th, 2013).
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What a flashback! An arcade full of classic games, as well as three Skee Ball games that they say were at the old Riverview Park. The games take quarters or tokens, and they have a full bar with arcade-themed specialty drinks. Some nights they offer 2-for-1 tokens, and they have been doing special nights where the first 100 get ten free tokens. On some nights, you get a token (more more) with a drink purchase. There are also a few home console game machines hooked up to large projection screens for free play, as well as huge Jenga and Connect Four. It's just like the arcades I remember when I was a teenager, except there's booze and, oddly, tons of wonen. If various games hadn't eaten my quarters so many times, I'd give them five stars easily.
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2013: For some reason, Google deems this review inapprorpiate and has blocked it. Why? Nothing special. A hotel that looks like it was much nicer once, but is now worn down. We stayed there during December 2006 thanks to a combo deal on Travelocity (flights and hotel). I think it added maybe $150 to our airline tickets for 9 days! It's hard to argue with that kind of pricing. Fixtures are worn, carpet old, etc. but I didn't see any bugs and everything worked. The only annoyance was our room key got reset three times during the trip requiring a walk back to the front lobby after a long day theme parking. People there were very nice and helpful. Parking was right outside the door, which is a big plus. I could open the door, walk a few steps to the car, then be on Disney property within minutes. An Arby's, open late, is next door. I have a few pics of the room on my DisneyFans dot com site in the WDW Misc2006 gallery if you want to check it out. I've stayed in worse Motel 6 and Super 8s, but it's by far no "nice" hotel. Just old and worn.
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2013: For some reason, Google deems this review inapprorpiate and has blocked it. Why? (Because it's about a town called XXXXXXX, perhaps? Look it up on Google Maps, Google.) A neat bicycling destination. About two years ago, a coworker, after finding out I had started riding my bike again, asked me if I'd ever done the "XXXXXXX run" for steak night. At the time, the only thing I knew about XXXXXXX was that it had an exit sign that inevitably resulted in worn out jokes being made. I finally made the "XXXXXXX run" with a coworker (starting out near Orlondo's in Des Moines) and got to visit the Tap. I was surprised to see all the other bikes parked outside. This little place is known for service Moscow Mules (and possibly was likely one of the first in Iowa to start doing this). If you are unfamiliar with this ginger beer drink, you will recognize them easily by looking for the metal (brass) mugs that they serve them in. I have now made a few more rides out there, including a recent one on "Tacopacolypse Tuesday" where a food tent is set up service fusion tacos. These nights are crazy, with hundreds passing through, and mobs at the bar and in line to get these tacos. There is also a "cook your own steak" night. The folks running the place and working at it all seemed friendly, as you might expect from a small town, and the locals seem to handle the weekly bicycle invasions pretty well. It's certainly a "to do" destination for folks exploring the bike trails around Des Moines... (And now, across the street is the new Iowa Distilling which makes corn moonshine.) And if you are amused by worn out jokes, you can buy their "I Love XXXXXXX" T-shirts... ;-)
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2013: Location closed. What a pleasant find in Marshalltown. The place is very nicely decorated in a classy "reminds me of my grandparent's house" kind of way (as opposed to trendy, artsy nose-ring kind of places, which is what I usually expect). The signage was professional, and it looked could be a franchise. The drink assortment was vast (they have both Coke and Pepsi products, for example), with many coffee types and speciality drinks. They make most of their pastries there, and also have a wide range of salads, sandwiches and some breakfast items (the breakfast biscuit was big, and very reasonably priced). Very friendly folks, too.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Although I don't have one any more, their bottomless mug club is the best value in town. One price gives you coffee, tea, sodas and other beverages all year long at any Bruegger's location. This saves a ton! And Bruegger's has some of the best salads anywhere, though I always have a custom one made so I get exactly what I like. Friendly folks, and there's a Geocache hidden next door...
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago