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It could rightly be argued that Forbidden Planet is the father of al modern science fiction. Everything from Star trek to Star Wars to ...

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More on the old hobby and updates!

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 4:01 PM
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Watching: M*A*S*H season 7
  • Eating: Fried chicken and potato wedges
  • Drinking: Diet Dew
Ok, I got good news and I got bad news.  Which do y'all want first?  Ok, ok, the good news.  But first, some preliminaries:

The VLS project, the one I'm working on, is running out of money.  Why is it running out of money, you ask?  Simple.  Management decided to let us have OT from the very start, and the contractors used up a whole helluva lot of it.  There are like, 20 on the project.  So Lockheed decided to can about half of them., and can the overtime for now.

Now, the good news:  I'm on the half that are staying.  My cube mate, not so much.  Apparently they like the work I've been doing, and want to keep me. 

And now the bad news.  I found this out because my manager asked me if I'd be willing to take a pay cut.  They have to save money somehow, you know… with half of them gone that would potentially save around $1,000,000 over the life of the project, plus paying everyone the same salary of $40/hr (I was making $55, still am until this goes into effect next week) could potentially save them another bundle.  

Now, I have no problem with this.  The project still gets done, by people who are passionate about it, and I still keep working.  This is a win-win for everyone.  

Part 1 of this had to do with my re-discovered  old hobby…  building an Amiga 1200 that works. 

I have an external floppy drive, and accelerator board (with no RAM… silly ass me.  the RAM this board takes is non-standard).  So what did I do?

Before I learned about this pay decrease, and while I still had more money than God's uncle, I bought a second, different accelerator board with 128MB of RAM, and a scan doubler (internal) so I can work with this system on modern monitors.  Google Amiga scan doublers to find out why I need one.  The accelerator I'm waiting on is a 68030 with a 40MHz CPU, 128MB RAM — it will take twice that -- that fits in the trapdoor underneath the unit.  I have posted pics of both of these in my gallery.

I just need to get the Amiga 1200 to be finished.  Oh, and plenty of games.  For productivity I'll stick with my MacBook Pro and AmigaOne 500 when I get it later.  Whenever that will be.   This is a $31,200 pay cut (annualized) that we'e talking about.  Not just chicken feed.   So it'll take me a little longer to pay off my credit cards.  BIG deal.

That's it on the update front.

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harknessed Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
ooooh my gosh??????? thank you sososo much for the points!!! this makes me super happy; you're the absolute best!!

aah, i can't thank you enough--do you want me to do a drawing for you?? free of charge??? it's the least i can do!!!!!!!!
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NarnMindWalker Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
sure!  surprise me :D  And you're welcome by the way :D
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PinkVendetta Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You for the Fav Hug 
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SteveTheRock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the watch!
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NarnMindWalker Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :3
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Thanks for stalking me! :D
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NarnMindWalker Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Anytime my friend!
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WeHaveTheSameFace Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ty very much for the points! ^^ You've been featured on my page for good <3
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NarnMindWalker Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Awwww you didn't hafta do dat!!
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deviantartchiz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Thank you for the watch ^_^
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