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  1. Honestly, both my wife and I have issues with our families. We moved pretty far away, that distance makes a great "excuse" and buffer, and honestly, through social media we have re-connected with worth while friends and family. I wanted to respond to you because likely you have heard from friends or other family members things like "Oh no, stick with the family" , "Family comes first", "You need to work it out" etc but I am here to say as you have probably experienced not everyone can understand or relate to another persons family issues and NO you don't always need to stand by your family and stick with them regardless of how they treat you. Sometimes, you need to put your foot down HARD, put you and your wife/child first as a priority and if the family members who are annoying you or dumping on you realize your more than a door mat then let them come to you. As an example both my mother and her brother are worry warts, glass half empty types, always assuming the worse. It took years longer than I care to admit but one day I put my foot down and said "Look, I am tired of hearing about nothing but your problems in life, when you call I automatically was bummed out knowing I was going to hear all about your latest troubles, instead of bitching and complaining why don't you DO something about them?" . I know they were shocked, stunned etc. The end result was my mother would actually call and talk about things OTHER than problems. Sadly my Uncle I hardly ever hear from now, since he knows he cannot just dump all his problems on me anymore apparently I am of no use. Yeah it was the hardest thing I ever did and you know what? I am glad I did it and I would not think 2x to do it again!
  2. Hello everyone! My name is ROB aka MaximumRD. I found this site fortunately do to someone who linked to the thread about 3DO overclocking! Always a pleasure to discover what appears to be another cool site, had a look through some of the forum categories and I like what I see! I am sure you will all be shocked to learn I am a older male into video games old and new (though I have a heavy interest in the "classics") my main interest and hobby focus is classic gaming and computing. I have been into emulation as long as I can remember to, it is often funny / sad as I am sure many here can relate to how much utter ignorance and misinformation that goes around when it comes to emulation, from people confused between emulation / ports to the holier than though types who scream "PIRACY!" the second you even bring up emulation or roms etc. While there are legal areas and morals to consider it's a pet peeve of mine when people spout off all kinds of untruths and flat out lies on the subject. I suspect on a site with emulation in the title one can find like minded people who are fans as well as knowledgeable. Myself, I would say my history of gaming / computing goes back to even before the Atari 2600 and Commodore PET computers. Of course I enjoy being able to revisit a variety of classic platforms via emulation and along with a Classic Gaming / Computing focused Youtube page and Facebook Group I also started not long ago a Facebook Emualtion group too! In my humble opinion emulation is a great thing and hey as many older consoles / computers / handhelds etc hardware becomes harder to come by, more rare or simply obscure emulation may become the only way to revisit it all. Don't get me wrong though, I am big on using the original hardware/software when and where possible but good emulation is convenient when there is no other option. Well, I'm going to go check out some threads, get a feel for the place and look forward to meeting you all.
  3. Just discovered this site! Signed up and checking it out!

    1. MaximumRD


      Oh and this pretty much sums me up, I will post a formal introduction later! http://about.me/maximumrd

      Looking forward to checking things out here!

    2. emsley


      Hi RD. Welcome to the board.

    3. MaximumRD


      Thanks! I joined the Facebook group and Youtube channel too! Nice to try something fresh! Well for me anyways.

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