The Elusive Retro Arcade Cabinet

Picade retro game arcade running Pac Man.

I have been looking for a good arcade cabinet for years and finally found the Picade. It's small with a maximum screen size of 12 inch but being small meens you don't need a man-cave in order to find a place for it. It is typically powered by a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 running RetroPie but there are mounting holes for a Mini-ITX mainboard as well if you prefere a more powerfull solution.

Retro pocket game: Game & Watch Donkey Kong

Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong pocket game from 1982

I found my old Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (DK-52) pocket game the other week. Some 30 years ago I took it apart and never bothered to put it back together - but all the parts where in one place. Thanks to  detailed instructions over at Damn Technology I managed to put it back together correctly. And it works! Sound and all!

Cube i9 - the cheap Win 10 tablet

Cube i9 Windows 10 tablet.

The Shenzen Alldo Cube Technology Company is no houshold name but their 12.2 inch 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet is worth a second look.

This is a essentially a cheap alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with the same latest generation Intel Core M3 (6Y30) Skylake, Intel HD Graphics 515 and a USB C port. This is also the same CPU and GPU as in the newest 12" Apple MacBook (mid 2016).

Finding a good hosting company

Photo of networking equiptment

I have been using Drupal professionally for over 10 years and ever since the beginning, I wanted a private Drupal site where I could test things in a relaxed production environment - this site.

I also needed a good hosting company: affordable and with ssh access, php and so on. At the time I chose A2 hosting and I got my site up and running.