I’ve been fiddling a lot with RetroPie lately. It satisfies a lot of the nostalgic gaming urges I get from time to time. There’s just nothing like a bout of Super Metroid to cleanse the soul! With how much fun I was having with the system, I wanted to share the love.
I will admit that it wasn’t exactly a smooth process from end to end. I certainly had a lot of trials and tribulations along the way to the smooth system that I have today. When a friend of mine purchased a CanaKit B+ kit from Amazon at my recommendation, I took it as an opportunity to document the process from end to end. I gave him my completely-functional SD card and I took his. What follows are the steps I took to get a working system. Here we go!... ➦
My notes and thoughts on The Abominable by Dan Simmons, read in August 2014.
At its core, the book is about world-class British and American climbers who go on a recovery mission to Mt. Everest in the early 1920s. The objective of their recovery mission is to obtain copies of incriminating, lewd photographs of Adolf Hitler in order to push him out of power. These photographs are so important that German sympathizers, also world class climbers (of course) are sent to recover the photographs as well. The catch here is that the photographs themselves are on the corpses of two climbers who unsuccessfully ascended Everest in an attempt to evade the Germans a year prior to the current story line. The vast majority of the story is told by the sole American climber, who recounts it from his retirement home shortly before his death.... ➦
We vacationed this year in Corolla, North Carolina. It was intentionally remote and every bit as beautiful as we’d anticipated. I spent the time chasing after the girls and relaxing on the beach. I did have to break the ranks for a day to go see Nine Inch Nails with my sister, but that was 100% worth it. We had a great time.... ➦