Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Time To Finish This Thing!

OK. I haven't made any progress recently but I think I'm ready to. We have settled into a pretty good schedule with the new baby and I am generally less tired every day. I'm hoping to resume work on Bella's Arcade this weekend. I might as well since we are cooped up in the house for the next few weeks until it is safe to take the baby out in public.

Since my last post I installed all of the computer components into the case I bought but nothing happened when I tried to power it on. I think I got some of the wires mixed-up. It is a pain trying to connect the pins to the power button wires and I can't really tell where everything is supposed to go. I hope to work out the kinks tonight and at least get XP up and running.

Stay tuned!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Jack's Arcade

Looks like I'll be starting another project in the next 3 years or so. Bella's Arcade is currently on hold due to the birth of her brother Jack. There's not much left to do but finding the time will be tough over the next few weeks as I adjust to the new schedule.

All that's left is the computer installation/configuration and some touch-up work on the paint job on the back of the cabinet. The new computer parts arrived last week and I'll be putting it together soon, I hope. Here's what I bought:

Hard Drive (80GB)
Processor (Dual Core)
Video Card
RAM (2x512MB)
Power Supply / Case

Now I just have to figure out how to put it all together.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Did Someone Say Feet?

Oh yeah... now this is the good stuff. Last night I managed to finally install the plastic feet to the bottom of the cabinet so it won't mar the floor in my house. It was a painful process which took all of 2 minutes to accomplish. First I had to tear open the package (as seen below). Next, I had to peel off the paper on the back of the feet to expose the adhesive. Finally, I had to stick each piece onto the bottom of the cabinet. Sound tough? Now imagine having to do that 4 times.

I know, let's get on with it... I'm in the middle of programming the computer and the cabinet has been moved inside of the house for final testing. So I didn't exactly make my June 30 deadline - no big deal. I should have this thing 100% finished soon though!