Saturday, August 20, 2016

Batman, Ultraman, Speed Racer, Johnny Quest, The Green Hornet and by this point I think you get the idea of where I'm going with this. These shows were awesome! Fast forward to current era. What happened to TV today? It's all bullshit, not to mention the amount and type of commercials shown during the "new" shows meant for children today.  These new shows have very little entertainment value, lack imagination and are so politically correct it's uber sugary-syrupy political correctness instantly engages the gag reflex. As a kid growing up in the 60's there was an entire 3 hours dedicated to kids shows from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. Off the bus, hit the kitchen to grab a snack and then it was time for awesomeness. Don't even get me started about the Saturday morning cartoons! A bowl of cereal, your pajamas and full access to a color TV with 6 or 7 total stations were all that was needed. A remote? Forget that! We were TV tuning experts too man, the stations that played these shows were out of Philadelphia and all UHF which meant you had to fine tune with the outer ring on the channel selector (All analog). Fun times. We did get channels 3,6, and 10 but they had soap operas and programs targeted towards woman. I was one of the lucky kids in my small town in Southern N.J. My father had put up a 50 ft. steel tower for the television antenna and we received strong signals from Delaware and Pennsylvania in that way. There was also a CB antenna and weather station just under the TV antenna so we did get much better reception than most at the time. 
I feel bad for the current generation. Only Batman and Robin can fix this....

Monday, July 4, 2016

First of many

Hello all. My name is Trunkneck. I'm a 54 year old married empty nester from New Jersey. To say I've been around is a bit of an under statement.

What I will post here is only real life shit from my perspective. Everything from Batman, Call of Duty to politics and parenting. If I live it, it gets posted, all readers are free to scroll or leave so please don't attempt to troll or be an ass.

I've been into computing and gaming since Duke Nukem "Play it on Ten", Shadow Warrior and Redneck Rampage. I went through the progression of a hardcore gamer. I frequented LAN parties, I participated at first, then became involved on a staff level at LAN orgs, but then I started having my own LANs going by the name East Coast LAN

I also became involved with a software company by the name GameSpy Industries out of San Jose CA. While in a chat room of GameSpy's I was helping people set up the software GameSpy provided named "GameSpy 3D" when "Zob" a GameSpy employee noticed I had a strong aptitude for tech support, how their software functioned and was patient enough to help people get the software functioning properly for their particular box and internet connection I was offered an unpaid staff position.. I later became a paid employee and worked on another version of gaming software called "GameSpy Arcade". Many gamers at the time were still running a 56K modem and this posed several issues for the potential gamers of the time. Parsing threads and MTUs were the acronyms of the day.

In fact, I'm taking a Call of Duty Black Ops3 break. I'll finish this later.....or never maybe.