As part of moving into the new place, I’ve been looting my parents’ house for old stuff I can still use. One discovery turned out to be my original NES and collection of games; which tonight underwent a thorough disassembling, cleaning with rubbing-alcohol (system and carts) and reassembling.
The entire process was tweeted game by game (sorry, people who don’t like tweetspam, I was excited is all.) and this is my favorite photo I took of the process – you can’t quite see it in this image, but the NES is on a shelf below the Wii and XBox; connected via the HDTV’s inexplicable-yet-welcome coax input.
I still haven’t fully furnished the place – money is kinda tight right now, to be honest – but I’ll be springing for some kind of plug-extender so I can properly get the oldschool big-ass AC adaptor into my surge-protector (the NES was plugged into another, not-always-convenient outlet for this test run.
After that? Let the word go out to every sold, pawned, yard-sale’d, lost and forgotten NES cartridge on the North Shore: I am coming for you, and you WILL live again!