Lorensborgs Kvarterskrog

The next stop for the day was a neighborhood pub in the Lindeborg area. Once again, this was primarily a pizza place that was focused on sports. I think I see a pattern… This place is located very close to the football stadium though so it makes sense. The beer selection was mediocre. I could only see lagers, although I didn’t notice their beer fridge until after I ordered my tap beer and only glanced over there afterwards. Continue reading “Lorensborgs Kvarterskrog”

Quest to find the best dive bars

As someone who considers myself a craft beer enthusiast and even somewhat of a beer snob, I’ve of course been hanging out at the best craft beer places in and around town for years and have even worked at several of them. I’m quite priviledged to live in an area with plenty of pubs that have a great selection of fine, rare, local as well as international beers you can’t really find anywhere else in the area.

But recently I’ve become a bit tired of it all. I mean, I still like going to them, and I still prefer a good pale ale or sour beer or stout over a lager, something which can be pretty hard to find in a standard pub. But lately I’ve gotten this urge to visit “regular” pubs. Continue reading “Quest to find the best dive bars”

Region modding the Sega Mega Drive

A friend of mine was kind enough to get me a version 1 Sega Mega Drive for Christmas, since he knew I had been meaning to get one for quite some time now. The main reason I haven’t is that I’ve been a bit worried about the space all the games I’d get for it would take… but I guess I’ll have to worry about that as it happens now!

Either way, the Mega Drive I received was a PAL unit, and these days I can’t stand playing games in 50hz with borders. So obviously something had to be done. Continue reading “Region modding the Sega Mega Drive”

Fixing Glitchy Graphics on Famicom Disk System

The Famicom Disk System is an interesting piece of hardware that I’ve been interested in buying for a long time, but have been a bit apprehensive about collecting for since the floppy disk format is rather fragile. Add in the fact that the disk drive itself often needs to be recalibrated and repaired because of the drive belt wearing out and that a lot of the disks for sale have been overwritten with other games over the years, and it’s a pretty hard sell for me. Continue reading “Fixing Glitchy Graphics on Famicom Disk System”

Game Boy Pocket Backlight Mod

Recently I’ve been teaching myself how to solder, and also reading up on various console mods I could try out just for fun. An obvious, and quite simple mod is installing a backlight on a Game Boy. It only involves four solder points in total, soldering the backlight to the main board of the console. The original Game Boy consoles of course didn’t have a lit-up screen, so installing a backlight is a huge improvement. Since I already have an original Game Boy with a backlight and bivert mod — generously gifted to me by a friend who did the mod himself — and the fact that I have a bunch of Game Boy Pockets lying around, I decided to install a backlight and bivert mod into one of those. Continue reading “Game Boy Pocket Backlight Mod”

The rollercoaster is now open

The old Rollercoaster Tycoon is one of those games that I’ve been playing on and off since it first came out. Usually I’ll play it (or rather RCT2, the superior sequel) intensively for a week or so and burn out on it, and then I won’t play it again for half a year or so. But man is it still fun and addictive when you do fire it up.

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New phone, and submitting to the Google overlords

So a few weeks ago I was pickpocketed on my cell-phone and my passport. While the passport is a bit of a pain to lose, I didn’t care that much about losing the phone since it was an old Samsung Xcover 2 and I was so tired of it anyway. It had 1GB of flash memory of which at least 700MB was used by Android and a significant amount of the rest by Samsung’s forced bloatware, meaning I couldn’t really install much on it. And even if I could, most newer apps wouldn’t work with it because the Android version was too old. Overall it was really slow to do anything on, and the battery life was really crap. Continue reading “New phone, and submitting to the Google overlords”