This is gonna hurt

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By Latok

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10-07-2017, 13:13

By hamlet

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10-07-2017, 16:09

This donation will get a special place, not in shelfs nor boxes. It will help people get in touch with micro computer. Thank you John! And thanks Louthrax for sharing and delivery!

By Louthrax

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11-07-2017, 02:01

Poltergeist wrote:

Just got an e-mail from Louthrax that he can pickup the stuff tonight. So, it's gone!

Must say this MSX pickup-trip was a bit epic! I forgot all reasonability this morning and decided to do the trip in one day. My GPS forecasted 5h30 driving time, and indeed advised my to pass by Luxembourg and Belgium to go for Rotterdam (but he prefers to pass by Germany for Nijmegen).

Anyway, the start of the trip was fine, until Belgium on the E411, where I ended up on the consequences of that truck accident.: a gigantic car & truck jam to take the deviation, I lost around 1h in that.

So I was too late to see Poltergeist in person (he had to go for another appointment), but still picked that wonderful MSX package!

I planned my trip back in order to avoid Recogne in Belgium where the accident happened, and came back on the E411 just after Recogne... where 2 other trucks did crash in the opposite direction! (consequences of the heavy traffic load today I guess). One of the trucks was really badly smashed.

I hoped that I would be fine after reaching France, just to enter one of the worst thunderstorm I've ever experienced when driving. It was really raining cats and dogs and that lasted 2 hours. Everybody was driving at 80kmh (it was already night of course), the cars were more swimming than running! I had all the time to meditate on the fact I have an appointment Friday at the car repair shop to change my front tires that are badly used...

Anyway, that was worth the adventure. I'd like to thanks my official sponsor Snickers(r) and RedBull(tm), and most of all, a big "Thank you" again to Poltergeist for that great gift!

I'm still high on RedBull now, tired but can't sleep. Think I'll give a try to the MoonSound or Sony or MSX-DOS2 cartridges here :RNFF:

By Louthrax

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11-07-2017, 02:06

hamlet wrote:

This donation will get a special place, not in shelfs nor boxes. It will help people get in touch with micro computer. Thank you John! And thanks Louthrax for sharing and delivery!

Hey Hamlet! I'll have a professionnal meeting in Strasbourg this week (day is still to be determined), that can be a good occasion for me to pass by your place Smile

By Louthrax

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11-07-2017, 02:16

Whaaaat? I did not make the link when leaving in a rush today! Even if I was suspecting someone who's been quite active on the MSX scene consering all the nice MSX stuff here. And darn, I missed the occasion to see and talk to the man... Maybe I would still be in Rotterdam now if we had started talking about MSX :)

By Louthrax

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11-07-2017, 04:53

Cursed RedBull stuff! Still not sleepy at all, after 12h of driving oO (well, could also be caused by all the MSX things to test here!)

By hamlet

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11-07-2017, 09:40

Louthrax! Damn, this was tough ride!
And of course you are welcome to visit Stuttgart!

By meits

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11-07-2017, 09:42

I hope all the hardware is still in good working order, or at least easy fixable. Are you going to keep the scene updated Smile ?

By syn

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11-07-2017, 09:58

hahah, nice story louthrax, I love it. Seems you picked the worst day possible for this roadtrip Wink

Anyway, great to see that this collection went to a msx fan (instead of an ebay reseller Big smile)

By Pac

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11-07-2017, 12:50

Even so somehow a pleasure trip don't you think? Taking into account the great stuff you picked up of course! Wink

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