Your own home arcade using RetroPie on Raspberry Pi 3 (Model B)

A couple weeks ago I wrote about messing around with the Raspberry Pi and how it made me a hobby hacker again. In that post I mentioned the desire to build an Emulation Station so Abby and I could play old video games. That project has become much more of a reality and has been increasingly enjoyable.

The RetroPie Emulation Station lives inside a little 3” x 5” black box on my entertainment stand. This little beauty contains every game console from Atari to PS1, including full MAME library, DOOM Engine (Yea!) DOS Box, the works. It cost about $80 and a few weekends full of patience and perseverance. The reward was well worth it, and fulfilled not only the childhood dream of having a working arcade in my house. It opened up worlds of possibilities in micro-comupting, I never knew were there.

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Can we take a moment and talk about the baseball cap? Because you may be using it too much, guy.

Many men have the propensity to allow the casual nature of their twenties, creep well into their style habits during their thirties. No element of style is more evidence of this than the baseball cap. While it is a versatile casual accessory, it can be misused by many of our brethren.

The largest epidemic of misuse is too many men in their thirties sporting their cap backwards or cocked to the side like. It is really unflattering, quite juvenile and honestly not helping. Wearing your cap backwards speaks to a lack of desire to put away childish looks along with the childish things. Allow yourself to evolve. Reserve the cap backwards for when you are elbows deep in a ’84 Porsche 911 930/20 engine. Not when you are out on the town with the lady.

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Welcome! I’m Johnny and I want to be a gentleman.

There are many constants that exist in my life, and one of the most prevalent, has been my quest to be a gentleman. My inspiration for this began with Carey Grant. when I was maybe 5 or 6 years old. My mother was watching To Catch a Thief while I sat and ate a some kind of sandwich.  It was a Saturday on the cusp of spring and summer. There, on the screen, sat Carey, picnicking in the south of France with Grace Kelly, and it forever became my image of a man, sharp as a blade and all class. At that young age I was unable to really express that, I did not have the outlet but I was hooked. I wanted to be this person, I wanted to be this kind of man. Continue reading Welcome! I’m Johnny and I want to be a gentleman.