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How’s your eBay feedback score?

I’ve been active on eBay for about 7 years now (which isn’t really that long considering they’ve been around since 1995) and have used it mostly to help grow my collections (Commodore, card and boardgames, etc.).  Over these years, my feedback score grew steadily (at a rate of a few points per month) but never soared really high. It […]

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Something for under the Christmas tree

Next to my Commodore hobby, I also enjoy playing boardgames and good cardgames with friends.  When it comes to boardgames, you cannot go wrong with games from Alea, Queen Games and the likes, but for cardgames, it’s a completely different ballgame. First of all, most cardgames are so-called “Collectible Card Games” or CCGs (or also […]

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TRON: Legacy… computers and more!

One of my must-see movies for the next Christmas season has to be TRON: Legacy. I’ve been a huge fan of the original (which debuted back in 1982 and was one of the first movies to feature computer animation) and now, almost 30 years later, we’re getting a sequel. It’s good to see that the original […]

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FarmVille cash in real supermarkets

Well, it was only a matter of time before we would see FarmVille adds and cash apear in the real world… The social gaming giant Zynga has teamed up with Green Giant to put Farmville Cash coupon stickers, showing 5 free farm cash, on selected products all over the US in real supermarkets! In an earlier […]

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Settlers of Catan on MS Surface

I recently blogged about the MS Surface and its potential as a gaming platform (see here).  Now, Mayfair together with Vectorform Game Studio brings The Settlers of Catan boardgame (!) to the Microsoft Surface. This multi-touch, multi-player experience captures the authentic experience provided by the classic board game which revamped the board games as a great hobby. Featuring […]

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Prime numbers… truly fascinating!

Mathematics has always been an area of interest for me.  It is basically part of our everyday lives.  Everything we do, everything we see, there’s mathematics as a heartbeat governing the physics of the universe. I’m currently reading Marcus du Sautoy’s “Music of the primes” and it is truly remarkable how strange and exotic these prime numbers, […]

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A golden iPad

Don’t want to own the same iPad as your neighbour?  Have a few extra (thousands) dollars to spare?  Then a golden iPad might be just the thing for you. UK-based luxury gadget designer Stuart Hughes has designed a solid gold, diamond-encrusted version of Apple’s tablet.  The price is £129.995, or roughly €150.000, for a 3G iPad with […]

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Know your motherboards!

As a collector of vintage computers, more precisely Commodores =), I frequently hunt for that one elusive machine or model on sites like eBay, marktplaats.nl, etc.  Finding them is one thing, verifying that they are actually that specific type or model you’re looking for is an entirely different ballgame. If you look into Commodore’s rich […]

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FarmVille is big business

We all know the annoying (well, I think they are) posts we get on our Facebook accounts when one of our friends finds a “lonely cow” on his farm in the free online game “FarmVille”, but wether you like it or not, it’s big business. So big in fact, that Zynga, the company behind this and other […]

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The floppy disk is no more…

If you, like me, have played around with computers since the 70’s and 80’s you’ll remember the transition from the 5 1/4 disks to the 3.5 disks and were in awe of the whopping 1.4 Mb it could carry. Now, these trusty tools that allowed you to put an OS like Windows 95 using 10+ […]

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