The Nerdery spent today celebrating Thanksgiving as it’s meant to be celebrated-with food, drink and timelapse videography. Wanna see what it looks like when nearly 80 people descend on a 120 lbs of turkey, 60 lbs of potatoes and a literally bottomless basket of cornbread muffins? Check it out below.
WARNING: if you’ve seen Paranormal Activity these videos might creep you out but don’t worry, there are no ghosts in The Nerdery (well, maybe a few).
Education remains fun at Nerdery BottleCap talks – a time (4:30 every Friday) dedicated to peer-to-peer learning (w/beer). Our typical BottleCap is a show-and-tell of a notable Nerdery project launched during the week, and while we unleashed numerous eventual interactive classics this week, John will demo the proud product of his formative years using a classic/relic Apple lle (the way the game was meant to be played, some purists say).
The Trail may be old but the beer is cold. Visitors are welcome – leave us a comment if you’re coming. Ample parking for oxen, bring your own hay.
In yesterday’s post you heard from Justin and David, software creators (by day) who spent their wee hours on a rare hardware project – resurrecting a vintage 1982 Tron arcade game. It. Is. Alive! Today they dish on how to beat Tron, the merits and demerits of a film by the same name, and what it all means to their Pentathanerd dreams (Winter Games, anyone?).
More on MAME, as referenced in today’s clip by the chairman of the Nerdery Hardware Club. MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game’s ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from the late 1970s through the modern era.
So while our Tron will always be Tron (or until it suffers some irreparable breakdown), our Solitaire game will get a complete Nerdery makeover. What games should we add? Stay tuned…
Need a Tron fix? We did, too. We recently bartered a few hours of web work for this 1982 video game classic. Our new relic played nice until showing its age on day two, and it took a good bit of Nerdery tinkering to revive ol’ Tron. Let’s have a look under the hood with David and Justin:
It is definitively nerdy just having Tron in the workplace – but having people on staff who can figure out what’s wrong and then fix it elevates us to a whole new level.
Astute viewers of today’s video clip will have noticed another video game sitting there next to Tron – check back tomorrow to learn how our recently formed Hardware Club plans to expand Solitaire’s playing field. Also tomorrow: Justin enjoys the fruits of his labor and dishes on how to get Tron high score at your office, and, speculation of expanding the video game competition at the next Pentathanerd.