Grandpa and Me: Part 3

June 30, 2009
Grandpa and Me:  Part 3

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The saga continues

15 Responses to Grandpa and Me: Part 3

  1. Osphere says:

    Hahaha, the last frame speaks the truth.

  2. wolfgang says:

    I like that a lot. It shows that you got more time doing those now ;)

    • Monica says:

      I posted here anruod 8 months ago (#19,#21).In the end I also implemented something approximating a 9918 in VHDL, as a part of a complete re-implementation of a retro computer in an FPGA.Since then I’ve stumbled on a thing called a GODIL, a mini-FPGA board with a XC3S500E which can have a 40-pin DIL connector, bus-switches to deal with the 5V on the board verses 3.3V for the FPGA, and a few other pins, from which it wouldn’t be unreasonable to add an IC to clean up the signal, voltage dividing resistors and a VGA connector.The FPGA even has enough BRAM to cover the 16KB VRAM requirement.If I were hypothetically to try to build a plug-in replacement for a plain-old 9918, which drove VGA, I’d consider starting from this.{{{ Andy

  3. Benjamin says:

    Haha, so very true. Stupid Donkey Kong Bongos, I always hated those things.

    This new server is screaming fast by the way Scott, nice job!

  4. Salvitore says:

    Poor Dreamcast. We hardly knew ye.

  5. Saltybob says:

    love the last panel

  6. Darrell says:

    Is there a big recycle symbol on the back of your guitar? Didn’t think so.

  7. vorpalbunnie says:

    colecovision… still my fav. lovin’ this storyline.

  8. PurrNaK says:

    colecovision: hehe I still own a working one. Do do dododo do boop.

  9. virgowall says:

    where are the massive, abandoned sweat houses where all the epic gold farming took place?

  10. CJMack says:

    This keeps reminding me of the Atari 2600 “E.T.” fiasco.

  11. mynameissteve says:

    They should rename this site to “disappointment.com”. I used to love this website in years past, but now all the stories on the blog are uninteresting (or from Digg) and the comics just aren’t funny. Seriously, was this strip (this one in particular) supposed to be funny? Or was the intention to build suspense or something like that? Whatever. The only reasons I still come here are because it’s a force of habit (as I used to genuinely enjoy the content on this website), and I still listen to ELR. I suppose it’s just me, because your site is very successful. I guess there must be something I’m not getting.

  12. Scott says:

    Dear mynameissteve, (if that really is your name ;). Thanks for the feedback! Sounds like your tastes have evolved and this site is probably no longer for you. Thankfully, the internet is a big place with lots to see and experience. Best of luck in finding a site that suits you better.

  13. Ceiynt says:

    Comics don’t always have to be funny. It’s a way to tell a story, a joke, a thought, or anything else you want. This particular comic is part of a series, telling a story. You want blogs that interest you, head to twitter, millions of them.

  14. Scott says:

    I’m pretty sure he was unaware that it was a storyline.

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