Computers & Video Games

I use a lot of my time on computers, both at work and in my free time.

Arcade Games

I played my first arcade video game (Boot Hill) back in 1978, in the Seoul Science Museum (South Korea).
M.A.M.E. may let you relive your arcade days.


As a side note to video games, I had quite a few Game and Watch games.
I still have the following (in good working condition):

  • Helmet
  • Snoopy Tennis
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong II
  • Pinball


The first computer I tried out was a TRS-80, in the computer lab at Faith Academy (Phillippines).
The first computer I owned was a Sinclair ZX81, with a 16kB memory expansion pack!
I got it around the same time my cousins Hugo got his, and we’ve had a common interest since.
Some of the computers I’ve owned are:

  • Sinclair ZX81 with 16kB RAM pack
  • Sinclair Spectrum 48kB (my cousin, Hugo, only had the 16kB version 😉
  • Commodore 64
  • Commodore SX-64 (still have that)
  • Commodore 128
  • Various IBM XT and AT clones, dual- and quad-cores with all sorts of DOS, Linux and Windows versions

It used to be that I rarely played anything other than Solitary, some online casual gaming and some classic arcade games.
In general I find older (arcade) games far better than most modern games.
Nowadays it’s all fancy graphics and no game play!