Raspberry Pi Mame Cabinet

So back in 2006 I happened upon this gem at a garage sale for $4!

It works just fine, but I have gotten bored with game and my 4 year old twins are bored with it as well. So I was thinking, I wonder if I could build a mini Mame arcade out if.

I was thinking I could use a Raspberry Pi computer, a small 4.3″ NTSC/PAL display, joystick, and a few more buttons.

I saw this POST over at Bartopmania.com so it seems like I am not the only one to have this idea. :)

I’ll post my progress as I research this a little more.

I also found this YouTube video from Tinkernut as well.

 

My thoughts on Lance Armstrong

Not only am I lucky enough to have married my best friend, fathered two amazing twins, and beat cancer twice I also run an amateur cycling team to help promote cancer awareness (Cycling For Cancer).

On that site I shared my thoughts on Lance Armstrong and what he has done for me over the years. You can read that story HERE ( http://www.cyclingforcancer.org/2012/10/lance-armstrong/ ).

Going to Austin, Texas: 2012 LiveStrong Challenge!

In March of 2012 I joined the LiveStrong program at The Eastside YMCA. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment or disease. The small group, physical activity program utilizes a private, non-intimidating circuit style that helps participants build strength, increase flexibility and endurance and ultimately improve quality of life. Additional goals include reducing the side effects of treatment, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem.

During this free 12-week program I was able to connect to other cancer survivors that were just out of treatment or about to go back into treatment. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life. In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, YMCA staff and members.

The Greater Rochester YMCA had asked their LiveStrong trainers to nominate one participant to go Austin, Texas and participate in the 2012 Livestrong Challenge on October 21st. On Wednesday Jun 6, 2012 (exactly 9 years to the day of my initial diagnosis of cancer) I was given the most amazing gift. The YMCA of Greater Rochester awarded my wife (Carrie) and I a trip to Austin, Texas to ride in the Team LiveStrong Challenge. We cannot thank the Greater Rochester YMCA, Delta Airlines, Radission Hotels, Maureen, and Robin enough.

Please join me in helping other cancer survivors LIVESTRONG by making a donation today. You can read the full story and make an online donation HERE.

Spin with the Survivors

During the month of January, I am participating in the annual Western New York Wellness Program “Spin with the Survivors” Virtual Spin Tour and Fundraiser , which focuses on enhancing visibility for the fight against cancer and improving quality of life for cancer survivors.

Centered on cycling, the Western New York Wellness Program makes available FREE indoor and outdoor cycling services to all cancer survivors in Rochester, NY and surrounding areas.

I am sending this email to ask you to help me in this fundraising event by considering a pledge. We all know someone touched by cancer.

The money that you pledge will contribute to funding the FREE physical activity programs offered by Western New York Wellness Program including:

 

  • Weekly outdoor bike rides (during the summer)
  • Weekly indoor spin classes (during the winter)
  • Outreach and education programs
  • Walking program for those just emerging from treatment and are not yet able to ride
  • Gym membership grants

The “Spin with the Survivors event also provides a unique opportunity for all to help. This is our chance to help directly by positively affecting the lives of survivors and in keeping with that spirit, I’ve chosen to spin with the survivors.

To make an on-line pledge:
Step 1: Go to www.wnywp.org/spin_about.htm
Step 2: Select my name (Shannon Case) from the drop down list.
Step 3: Select a pledge amount.
Step 4: When ready to donate, click the “Submit Pledge” button.

I am a two time cancer survivor and have been in remission for 7 years now and the proud father of 3 ½ year old twins. The Western New York Wellness Program has helped me stay healthy and active these past 7 years.

Thank you for your support. Together, we will make a difference in so many lives!

Campi’s – Where Sandwich is King

So today’s lunch excursion took us to Campi’s – Where Sandwich is King. I have been driving by this place on Scottsville Road for years and never noticed it. It was not until I saw it on Man v Food Nation did it finally click.

The place is very unassuming when you enter. Just your typical sandwich/grill place. All I kept thinking was how did they fit a camera crew in this place?

I saw the Steak “Bomber” on the Man v Food Nation show, but I just cannot put away that much food anymore. So I opted for the regular Steak sandwich with Swiss cheese, sweet peppers, onions, lots of steak, & a side of fries.

The sandwich was amazing. The only thing I would do different next time would be to add a little hot sauce to it.

If you are looking for a great sandwich place give Campi’s a try.

Visit their Facebook Page.