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  4.      <title>Insert Coin @</title>
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  12.        <title>One year on....</title>
  13.        <description>So.  It's roughly one year since I bought my Electrocoin Goliath and it's still not (quite) finished.  If it looks like I've not done any work recently, you'd be right in that assumption.
  14. &lt;br /&gt;
  15. &lt;br /&gt;I still have to buy the black faced card to surround the monitor (it's actually proving quite hard to track some down which is big enough and that doesn't cost the earth) and I still have to do some software 'stuff'.
  16. &lt;br /&gt;
  17. &lt;br /&gt;I'll try and get some time over the next few weeks to progress things, but at the moment I'm trying my best to catch up on two month's worth of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on TiVo before I run out of disk space again.....</description>
  18.        <pubDate>Thu, 04 Aug 2005 19:43:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  23.        <title>PC gets named</title>
  24.        <description>I haven't completed the PCs configuration yet.  Last weekend was very very hot so the idea of spending it in my garage wasn't very appealing.
  25. &lt;br /&gt;
  26. &lt;br /&gt;So, what's the PC called you might ask? Well every computer I've ever owned have a spacey themed name (except for a time when I name my PCs are various curry dishes, but that's another story...).
  27. &lt;br /&gt;
  28. &lt;br /&gt;My current 'interest' is Star Trek.  In my old job I named a couple of servers Archer (A Domain Controller.  Archer; the Captain, get it?) &amp; Hoshi (A Mail server.  Hoshi, the Communications Officer, get it?  Doesn't matter).  My current PC is called Voyager.  So it seemed appropriate to call my arcade machine 'Seven'.  Why Seven?  Because it's a thing of beauty, it's very clever, but sometimes quite stubborn!</description>
  29.        <pubDate>Wed, 22 Jun 2005 19:49:39 +0000</pubDate>
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  31.        <category>goliath</category>
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  34.        <title>Last item to purchase</title>
  35.        <description>It's reached that point in the project where I only have one item to still purchase (assuming nothing unforseen comes up).
  36. &lt;br /&gt;
  37. &lt;br /&gt;I need to buy a large sheet of black faced card to surround the monitor.  The original card was torn when I bought the Goliath so it needs replacing.  I've already looked in the local 'Staples' store, but they didn't have anything, so I'll have to go around a few local art shops...
  38. &lt;br /&gt;</description>
  39.        <pubDate>Wed, 22 Jun 2005 18:54:04 +0000</pubDate>
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  44.        <title>Software Tweaking</title>
  45.        <description>I've done a bit of tweaking with &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;Mamewah&lt;/a&gt;.  The main area of work has been sorting out the screen resolution for each game.  I've done some playing with the 'MAME Resolution Tool' from the authors of Mamewah and most of the games are now playable.
  46. &lt;br /&gt;
  47. &lt;br /&gt;I also really need to spend some time sorting out the mame roms.  When I set up the PC, I simply did a dump of the ROMS archive (it's useful as a backup as well).  Unfortunately, this contains a few hundred games for which the emulation doesn't run yet - so I need to clear these out.  I also need to find my screen shot archive for the mamewah navigation screen.
  48. &lt;br /&gt;
  49. &lt;br /&gt;This is all fairly straight forward stuff, but it'll take me a few hours to get it sorted..  Perhaps a job for next weekend!
  50. &lt;br /&gt;
  51. &lt;br /&gt;Obviously, whilst I have a significant archive of Mame ROMS, I only intend to play those I actually own ;-)  The rest are there purely for educational purposes!</description>
  52.        <pubDate>Mon, 13 Jun 2005 20:52:47 +0000</pubDate>
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  54.        <category>goliath</category>
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  57.        <title>Cabinet reassembly</title>
  58.        <description>A good few days methinks.  I can now safely say that my Electrocoin Goliath cabinet is 99% reassembled.  A quick summary.
  59. &lt;br /&gt;
  60. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;PC power connection&lt;/b&gt;
  61. &lt;br /&gt;
  62. &lt;br /&gt;As mentioned a little while back, I connected up the wiring from the external power panel to the PC motherboard.  It's interesting, I spent ages hunting around to those little jumper type connectors to attach to the new wiring loom, but could I find them?  Could I hell!  In the end I had to chop some old connectors off an old PC Case and solder them on.  The &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;finished article&lt;/a&gt; isn't the tidiest in the world, but it works.
  63. &lt;br /&gt;
  64. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Metalwork refurbishment&lt;/b&gt;
  65. &lt;br /&gt;
  66. &lt;br /&gt;This is something I started last August and has been sat around since as it has been fairly non-essential.  Over the last week I've prepared, cleaned and resprayed the &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;cash box door&lt;/a&gt;, &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;control panel/PCB shelf hinge and retainer&lt;/a&gt; and the &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;marquee retainers&lt;/a&gt;.
  67. &lt;br /&gt;
  68. &lt;br /&gt;I did the &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;hinge&lt;/a&gt;, and &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;retainers&lt;/a&gt; first as they're not very prominent and it gave &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;me a chance to perfect my spraying technique&lt;/a&gt;.  As mentioned before, I've used black, spray, hammered finish Hammerite.  It's not a patch on the power-coated finish of the coin door, but it doesn't look too bad at all.
  69. &lt;br /&gt;
  70. &lt;br /&gt;One word of advice here.  Take your time.  The first couple of items, I tried to rush and didn't really give enough time between coats, however, by the time I'd got to the cash box door, I'd realised that giving 30mins-1hr between coats does make a difference to the &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;finish&lt;/a&gt;.
  71. &lt;br /&gt;
  72. &lt;br /&gt;With the respraying complete, it was time to reassemble everything.  First was the &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;cash box door&lt;/a&gt; (remember to Earth it!).  When I came to reinstalling the hinge and marquee retainers, I realised I needed some more nuts and bolts, so a quick (if not rather expensive - ?1.30 for 4 locking nuts - daylight robbery!) visit to B&amp;Q and I was in business.  Ideally I would have liked to use black bolts, but I didn't have much choice, so the &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;polished, pan headed nuts had to do&lt;/a&gt;.
  73. &lt;br /&gt;
  74. &lt;br /&gt;Now everything is assembled, it makes &lt;a href&#61;&quot;;&gt;opening up the cabinet&lt;/a&gt; a bit more straightforward as it means you don't have to dismantle everything to perform the simplest of jobs.</description>
  75.        <pubDate>Mon, 13 Jun 2005 20:41:09 +0000</pubDate>
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