I enjoy both computer programming (Usually in Delphi, but I do know some C++) and video gaming. Some people call me a little crazy on the gaming angle, since I collect old (usually non-IBMPC) computers and video game consoles. Yes, including the handhelds. ^.^ Currently the collection of my brother and I comprises some 49 video game consoles and at least 20 very obsolete computers - counting duplicates. Admittedly, we don't have anywhere near that many DIFFERENT machines, but we're always looking for more. ;-P
As you can find several of my released programming projects here on this site - many others aren't released or never quite get off the ground - I thought I might as well list the results (so far) of my other, somewhat related hobby for anyone who's interested enough to look. I may even put up photos some point, if I have a lot of time on my hands and I'm not feeling lazy for once.
If you happen to have any old (preferably working) hardware or software that you're willing to donate, contact me, please. I'll be sure to give it a good home. ^.^ I do play and use all the machines I have any games for - computers I have no, or very little software I admit I don't use very often. I have no reason to use one of them to handle my documents because the newer computers are so much more convenient...but games are another matter! If nothing else, I'd love to hear about your collections - it's always great to know someone else enjoys collecting (and using!)this sort of thing. :-)
Some of these I have duplicates of, but I'm not going to list which here, or the list of games for each system. If people are interested in my doing so (or I get bored enough) I may do so, though there are enough it'll be moved to a sub-page.
This list has shrunk a little... my brother and I split our collection a while back. I'd love to collect the missing items again. (Jaguar, Intellivision, Game.com, TG16, and a working Virtual Boy for starters.. the one I ended up with is badly misaligned somehow..)
J.C. Penney Pong Machine (xD)
Neo Geo Pocket Color
Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Game & Watch - Zelda Twinscreen
Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo Game Boy Color
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Nintendo Virtual Boy - Dead/Badly misaligned somehow. Working replacement/fixing help, someone?
Sega Game Gear
Sega Master System
Sony Playstation 2
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
This list is by no means complete, and it mainly lists the more unusual systems in our collection. I have quite a few parts and pieces lying around that are more mundane - just old. I mean, who needs an EGA video card for their PC anymore? I'm sure I can't think of anyone. o.o
Apple IIe Platinum
Apple Macintosh Plus
Apple Macintosh SE/30
Commodore Amiga 1000
Compaq Portable II
Timex Sinclair 1000
Almost anything Atari. :P
Anything Neo Geo.
NEC TurboGraphx-16/TurboExpress/TurboCD/TurboDuo hardware.
Seriously, I'd love to have just about any video games and/or hardware, really, if you feel like donating it to a good home. :) I love to play these things as well as keep them in working condition if at all possible!