Prior to our nervous breakdown, err..shut down, we posted an article that caught your attention for safer computing. Back by popular demand, with a few new added programs and stuff for you to use is…
For the Love of God! It’s Just An Emulator; Not the Real NES!
When I first saw that Nintendo was rolling out the Classic NES I was thrilled! I even got a tingling feeling in my heart; thinking they were going re-release the old system with upgraded cartridges or something like that. But when I started to read up on what it really was, that feeling went away with a quickness. With a sixty dollar price tag, that has now magically gone up to nearly two hundred or more, and only available from third party sellers, I should have known better. What I found was that this wasn’t what I was expecting, actually nowhere near it. It’s just a Nintendo shaped emulator, not an actual console! I was disappointed and broken heartened, so much so, that when the opportunity came to get one, I intentionally let it slip by. Yes, I had the alerts and pre-orders ready, but waved as it passed me by.
If it’s just an emulator, what is everyone so excited about? Yes, many want to relieve their childhoods by playing Super Mario Bros., Mega Man, Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Donkey Kong, Double Dragon, and Zelda, just to name a few, but are people that lazy or so non-tech savvy to realize they are being duped?
Last year a friend of mine introduced me to a local convention in Atlanta, ConJuration. For those looking for a family orientated convention that celebrates magic and fantasy this is it. ConJuration is not only a Harry Potter convention, though many of the panels and events revolve around the boy wizard, it entails so, so, much more. This convention celebrates all things, (or as many as possible) magical; such as Supernatural, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, and other magical literature and media. So for those with friends or family members who are just not that into the boy wizard there is something for everyone to enjoy!
The Springer Opera House, located in Columbus Georgia, has been around since 1871. Yet, even many locals haven’t heard of this little gem in their own state. When I was a kid we took a tour of the Springer and learned about its rich history. Part of which includes the long line of historical figures to grace the stage over the years, such as Edwin Booth, yes, brother to that Booth, and how it was saved from demolition by a group of theater lovers in 1964. But what draws many people to the Springer these days is that it is considered one of the most haunted buildings in the country. Don’t believe me? Go take a tour, learn its history. Then show up early for a show and have a drink at the bar. I had to be re-directed by an usher back to the bar because I kept getting drawn and sidetracked down the hallway to a door leading off to the stairwell going towards the backstage area. Everytime I got close to that door, I got a tingling feeling in my gut, and had hair raising on the back of my neck.
Let’s face it; the price of cable, phone, and internet is getting to be almost as expensive as a car payment. And with the price of everything else necessary to live off of, shaving a few dollars a month would help immensely for even those who aren’t on a budget. For the light internet users, data on a cell phone may be just right, or for those that are media streamers the need for an internet provider is a necessity. But what about that pesky bundle all the big companies try to ram down your throat? Are they worth it? And what will the cable/phone company do to keep you in their evil clutches when you wake up and realize you don’t need what they offer?