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June 9, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

I found these Googly Eyes at the local DRUG store.

This post is simply about a googly eye discovery. I did not place or create the googly eyes on these cards. I think Hallmart did it all. I’m just a guy that wants to have fun with it in the form of GIFs. I realize I’m probably way outside the rules of @’s contest, but I’m still having fun.

Here’s my original image taken with an iPhone 7:

This is another googly eyed card being held up by a friend that makes my eyeballs feel googly too.

If you said that llama looked more like a normal chihuahua, I would 100% upvote your comment.

This next GIF features the three googly cards I found in the card isle.

I could make those eyes bulge too, but I’ll wait for a request to come through.

First, I found those cards in the card isle. Then, I found more googly eyes in the stationary isle, on two calendars!

Who did that!!!

Those are googly eyes, right? Comes with the calendar, right?

What will happen when I reach 1000 SP?

I suspect more spammers will be attracted.

I expect to be flagging more spammers also.

NEXT:

I’m not sure.

Maybe make some stuff from my previous pinball posts googly eyed?

Make something from @lordnigel’s IBT game googly eyed?

Any suggestions other than the obvious… actually make my own actual googly eyes and follow the rules?

Thanks for reading and thanks for tolerating my usage of the #googlyeyes tag.

June 7, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Pinball Stories: I ain’t afraid of no Ghostbusters pinball machine.

This is it. I’m finally here to purchase a player card and learn this Ghostbusters pinball machine.

Me and this Ghostbusters pinball machine’s long awaited matchup was long overdue.

Today’s posts is a continuation of a previous post where I talk about the same Ghostbusters pinball machine and the player cards: https://steemit.com/socalsteemit/@steemseph/pinball-post-relay-challenge-stupid-game-cards-for-a-ghostbusters-pinball-machine-part-3-of-3-1c731ee0923e5

Now I’m Back!

I’m rich. I purchased a five dollar card. It costs one dollar if you don’t already have a card. Save your card, show it to beautiful women and use it again next time.

The equipment for the game cards looks strangely familiar. It looks like the card readers I’ve seen in other arcades, but I have yet to verify if the cards are universal. I doubt it.

Strange Anomalies!

During gameplay I experienced many strange anomalies.

• The ball levitated several times. It seemed like the ball jumped over things and rebounded up into the air more frequently than any pinball game I’ve played.

• The ball went backwards up the flipper ramp almost twice in a row and then right into the gutter, game over. I heard laughing.

• At one point I scored a bonus. The machine became quiet and dark. Then suddenly it reactivates and the 6″ speakers blasted a horrible shriek that scares other people in the arcade. It was a scream bonus. That was fun, but we never figured out what caused it.

Lured in and Cursed?

After a first and second game, I never scored double digit millionth’s place. It was bizarre.

• Exhibit A in the image below, shows my very first and most highest scoring game in this pinball machine. I was scared, but I moved on.

• Exhibit B in the image below, shows a short ending to my second game. “Game Over,” was something I would see a lot of.

• Exhibit C in the image above, shows my third score and last time I would see the light of 10million or more.

• Exhibit D in the image above, shows the fate of a previous investigator.

Scared of being scared!

The most terrifying moment was when the ball stopped and levitated in between the flipper channel and the gutter channel. Our team of investigators snagged this strange paranormal phenomenon on video. Warning, what you are about to see is frightening and tragic.

The following video is not a re-enactment. Hide your kids. Hide your wife.

https://youtu.be/NDEJYHdLUfs is the pootube link and yes, I am very sad I get the following error message when I try to upload to Dtube from my iPhone.

Creature Features:

I came, I saw, it kicked my ass!

This Ghostbusters Machine is kinda fun, but the ball goes directly out sometimes… actually, it goes out a lot too much… it’s like I was cursed.

When I used the ancient palm slam technique to shoot the ball, it would cause the ball to fly past the flippers and directly into the gutter. This anomaly was witnessed several times. Maybe it’s a feature. Maybe it’s because the game is slightly tilted toward player? I heard more laughing.

Ghosts and lots of movies themed bling. Sterns makes fun games and they always seem Generous too.

Lots of free balls, lots of ball saves and bonuses during gameplay.

Use two dollars!

When we use two dollars for two credits, it gives you one for free credit as advertised and it coincidentally gives you the matching number for the bonus matching game at the end on your last/third credit.

My Creepy Scores:

My first credit resulted in my highest score. I just remember focusing on blocking the ball. My training with the KISS pinball machine helped me. After that my scores barely broke double digit millions. Maybe it’s a lesson in simplicity, or maybe it’s paranormal activity.

Everything about this machine makes me think of a lonely ghost. Seen by all, yet loved by none.

It can’t be that bad. At least it’s not a Star Wars Episode 1 pinball machine turned off, broken and trapped in a corner.

Location Updated Successfully!

The Gable House Bowl is a nice place. It’s surrounded by a delicious diversity of food and it’s on one of the busiest streets in the area. Two malls are with in 10 miles of it. I have tried the food yet. Smells good and looks like Pizza Hut is served on site.
As I’ve said before, bowlers looks very happy and the bathrooms are clean. It’s not a fancy 2018 looking ice cream shop obviously, but all it equipment looks updated.
Quirky thing: two grad stair cases in the front of the building take you up to a private room that’s probably available for reservations.

I added two new pictures and posted a comment update also. My comment updates can be seen in the image above and my image updates can be seen in the images below.

Notice my advice and image featuring the leveling bubble!

Finding Pinball Machines:

Be sure to use Pineside.com to get a little head-start in finding any pinball machine almost anywhere in the world!!!

https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play

• Use your nose too:

Look for Round Table pizza franchises, Pizza Hut, and other local pizza places.

• Use your brain too:

Look for pool halls, bowling alleys, Chuck E. Cheese’s, and Dave and Busters.

• Use your voice too:

Ask the employees where they have their pinball machine and show them that a demand exists. Let them know that there are people out there that still want to play pinball.

• Use your cellular life support system:

Search for the key word, “barcade” in a google maps app. Fuck Yelp. Try other words like billiards, pool hall, and bowling alley for example. Let me know if you think of some more.

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Pinside.com’s Map:

It kinda sucks on my iPhone’s safari to be honest. Using two fingers causes my screen to scroll while the browser simultaneously scrolls. Maybe this is manageable on a newer mobile device, but older devices that lag will be frustrating.

I prefer to start out on my desktop, mentally lock in the pinball location I’m interested in, and use the Pinside map for verification while I’m on the road/updating.

When I look for a new pinball location to update I start by searching the obvious city name. There are many cities clustered together in Southern California, so sometimes you need to try searching for more than one of the major cities in the area. I do the same thing if I want to find a pinball machine near a city I’m traveling to.

Sometimes it’s just easier to use your pinball intuition. Consider using the search function of pinside.com the other way around. Start with Google Maps and look near your self first. Look for a bowling alley, a pizza place, or an arcade. Call them and ask them if they have a pinball machine. If they do, look for the location’s address on Pinside.com.

Pinball Friends!

Professional Pinball Player… Click this link to see @zingali’s post: https://steemit.com/pinball/@zingali/what-is-a-professional-pinball-player

Who you gonna call?

Moral and Spiritual support… Click on this link or click on the third blue image above to see @jlsplatts’ post: https://steemit.com/dlive/@jlsplatts/6cfdd812-644e-11e8-a058-0242ac110002

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Previous Pinball Posts:

1. “New Pinball Fanatic’s post is scheduled for 04202018”
https://steemit.com/dmania/@steemseph/new-pinball-fanatics-post-is-scheduled-for-04202018-zg1hbmlh-jbujg
2. “Pinball Lovers’ Relay Challenge! My first update to Pinside’s Map Part 1 of 3.”
https://steemit.com/pinball/@steemseph/pinball-lovers-relay-challenge-my-first-update-to-pinside-s-map-part-1-of-3-19bb6742cfe2e
3. “Pinball post Part 2 by @steemseph coming soon.”
https://steemit.com/dmania/@steemseph/pinball-post-part-2-by-steemseph-coming-soon-zg1hbmlh-jm74u
4. “Pinball Post Relay Challenge! Round Table Pizza’s KISS Pinball Machine Part 2 of 3.”
https://steemit.com/pinball/@steemseph/pinball-post-relay-challenge-round-table-pizza-s-kiss-pinball-machine-part-2-of-3-6439563a1e80a
5. “Pinball Post Relay Challenge! Stupid Game Cards For a Ghostbusters Pinball Machine Part 3 of 3.”
https://steemit.com/socalsteemit/@steemseph/pinball-post-relay-challenge-stupid-game-cards-for-a-ghostbusters-pinball-machine-part-3-of-3-1c731ee0923e5
6. “Pinball Emergency Update! The KISS pinball machine stole my 50¢!”
https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/pinball-emergency-update-the-kiss-pinball-machine-stole-my-50cent-357dfd2ce967c
7. “Pinball Stories: How to gang up on an arcade that has a broken Star Wars pinball machine.”
https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/pinball-stories-how-to-gang-up-on-an-arcade-that-has-a-broken-star-wars-pinball-machine-05a7f7269ecf3
8. “Pinball Life: My Mom Says These Three Pinball Posts are Cooler Than Me.”
https://steemit.com/life/@steemseph/pinball-life-my-mom-says-these-three-pinball-posts-are-cooler-than-me-9d979058dc166
9. “First time live! iPhone7”
https://steemit.com/dlive/@steemseph/adfc158c-684b-11e8-ba6c-0242ac110003

Gratitude Practice:

Thankfully, I’ve finally had a chance to play this Ghostbusters pinball game. I think I’ll approach the ball launching part differently next time.

I’m grateful for the laidback day time hours I have available to conduct these investigations.

I’m grateful for the buy 2 get one free deal.

Thanks for your support!

Please help provide checks and balances on this investment platform.

• Please also support those who fight abuse and plagiarism. (Leave a comment sharing your favorite spam fighter’s name and I’ll 100% upvote your comment.)

• Please flag spammers that have a lower SP then you do.

• Please support @flagawhale because some whales are abusive.

• Please support @steemflagrewards and experience healthy incentivized curation.

June 1, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Pinball Life: My Mom Says These Three Pinball Posts are Cooler Than Me.

So… your mom says you’re cool and then you discover these three epic pinball posts ready for payout.

So, you show her the three pinball posts, and she says, “those are really cool.” Your eyes get #googly, you feel 13 again, and your mouth becomes a smirk.

So, you show your dad the three epic pinball posts. He says, “I hate computers! How old are you? Let’s go play some pinball.”

So, finally, you show your friends and one says, “let’s bring the smack down!”

Life is good again.

Coming Soon: Sponsor a professional pinball player ASAP!

If you are a professional pinball player, please leave your info in the comment section so that we can follow you here on Steem!

Click on this link or click on the first blue image above to see @zingali’s post: https://steemit.com/pinball/@zingali/what-is-a-professional-pinball-player

Click on this link or on the second blue image above to see @steemseph’s post: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/pinball-stories-how-to-gang-up-on-an-arcade-that-has-a-broken-star-wars-pinball-machine-05a7f7269ecf3

Click on this link or click on the third blue image above to see @jlsplatts’ post: https://steemit.com/dlive/@jlsplatts/6cfdd812-644e-11e8-a058-0242ac110002

❤️

Thanks for reading and thanks for your support. I am glad to see that new pinball fans are having fun and sharing a few laughs.

May 29, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Pinball Stories: How to gang up on an arcade that has a broken Star Wars pinball machine.

I have no idea why this Star Wars Episode 1 pinball machine has been sitting in the back corner of this arcade.

I found it months ago and I’ve wanted to use the extra button ever since.

Pinside.com has great details about this pinball machine: https://pinside.com/pinball/archive/star-wars-episode-i

This pinball machine seems to require a player card. I wonder if it’s the exact same type of card that is used on the Ghostbusters pinball machine at the bowling alley I mentioned in a previous post. https://steemit.com/socalsteemit/@steemseph/pinball-post-relay-challenge-stupid-game-cards-for-a-ghostbusters-pinball-machine-part-3-of-3-1c731ee0923e5

“Get them now!”

Hey everyone, call them and tell them that the pinball machine is broken and they are missing out on massive profits.

(Don’t tell them what I look like!)

The arcade actually seems pretty cool. They have hourly specials on various weekdays. Their other discount promotions look fun. Be nice and try not to sound as sarcastic as you think I would be. They could have an awesome arcade if there was pinball.

Pinball Friends:

Our Steem neighbor @zingali got epic really quick!

Checkout his beautiful pinball inspired masterpiece of a blog post here: https://steemit.com/pinball/@zingali/pinball-tour-1-tulsa-oklahoma

Pinball Tour #1 – Tulsa, Oklahoma”

“We must awaken the Force 😉

I could not have said it better myself. Our young apprentice and neighbor @jlsplatts hit the womprat right on the head with that comment.

Thanks for your encouragement @jlsplatts! Y’all go on over there and upvote all his comments now, thanks. Click on @jlsplatts comment in the image above to upvote it. Click here to also upvote his recent comment: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/re-jlsplatts-re-steemseph-re-jlsplatts-re-steemseph-re-jlsplatts-re-steemseph-re-jlsplatts-re-steemseph-re-jlsplatts-re-steemseph-pinball-emergency-update-the-kiss-pinball-machine-stole-my-50cent-357dfd2ce967c-20180517t045445893z

Outdated Pinside.com

Yep, another outdated pinball location. Pinside.com is probably a good place to start if your ready for an adventure, but be prepared for disappointment. Expect to spend most of your money on coffee and donuts. In addition to Pinside.com look for bowling alleys and pizza places. Be sure to call ahead and ask if there is a pinball machine. A resurgence is growing.

As you can see in the Pinside.com screen shot above, the last update was in 2012. Two of those machines are gone, but it’s reassuring to see that one of the same pinball machines are still here. I’m starting to think someone in this arcade cares.

This Location:

This Star Wars Episode 1 pinball machine’s location is in another bowling alley’s arcade. This arcade is big and probably lots of fun. It would be better with a functioning pinball machine. They have space.

I’ve already called once to complain about their unused machine.

The picture above shows the address and location for this Star Wars pinball machine.

The picture below features my update and the images I’ve shared to Pinside.com.

This situation has dragged on long enough and it’s time to call again. I think it could be one small victory with a healthy ripple effect for pinballers like us.

Life happens and like our pinball seeking neighbor @zingali says, “You can’t rush things, bro…”

Delays happen and life has changing priorities. Even just creating this post, I’ve experienced delays. Vacation is my most awesome excuse and I am grateful for it. I thought about pinball while I was away, but I didn’t try very hard to get a pinball fix or even investigate. It was nice to get away.

🧀

Thanks to my dart throwing skills, I made some wonderful connections. I’m sure my new friends would be willing to help me locate a pinball machine or two the next time I’m in their hood.

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Regarding the Art: If I take screenshots of Pinside.com, I alter them to make them fit my theme. I just want to mention this so that I can give credit to Pinside.com. I also take lots of my own pictures and also alter them to fit my theme.
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Previous Pinball Post:

Read my previous post about Pinside.com and a missing Shreck pinball game by clicking here:https://steemit.com/pinball/@steemseph/pinball-lovers-relay-challenge-my-first-update-to-pinside-s-map-part-1-of-3-19bb6742cfe2e

Also, click the next link to see a cute meme I made to simply warn everyone about my next pinball post. 😁 https://steemit.com/dmania/@steemseph/pinball-post-part-2-by-steemseph-coming-soon-zg1hbmlh-jm74u

Click here or the banner below to see part two of my pinball series: https://steemit.com/pinball/@steemseph/pinball-post-relay-challenge-round-table-pizza-s-kiss-pinball-machine-part-2-of-3-6439563a1e80a

Click the following link or the banner below to see part three of my previous pinball series: https://steemit.com/socalsteemit/@steemseph/pinball-post-relay-challenge-stupid-game-cards-for-a-ghostbusters-pinball-machine-part-3-of-3-1c731ee0923e5

• After all that, this happens: https://steemit.com/esteem/@steemseph/pinball-emergency-update-the-kiss-pinball-machine-stole-my-50cent-357dfd2ce967c

Thanks for your support!

We must all fight spam. It serves all of us. Giving back is normal, but Steem is also an opportunity to help your own investments grow. It’s not easy and it requires all of us. We all help provide checks and balances on this investment platform.

• Please support those who fight abuse and plagiarism. (Leave a comment sharing your favorite spam fighter’s name and I’ll 100% upvote your comment.)

• Please flag spammers that have a lower SP then you do. Teach them if you can.

•Please support @flagawhale because some whales are abusive.

• Please support @steemflagrewards and experience healthy incentivized curation.

Thanks again for reading.

May 14, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Pinball Emergency Update! The KISS pinball machine stole my 50¢!

I wouldn’t make this up! I visited one of my favorite pinball machines yesterday and discovered it has some issues.

The spring attached to the ball shooter’s pull lever is broken. In the pinball schematics it’s called a “plunger.”

The plunger usually has a spring around it’s rod to let you smack shoot the ball into action.

Kinda lame, if a player wants to employ a smack strategy. You know, the spring should be new and strong and the players should be able to give it a smack that should propel the ball harder and faster than the normal pull and release technique. I hate “shoulds” too but this thing is just plain broken.

Please be seated.

It gets worse… potentially catastrophic my Bro, Dears and Massive Profiteers…

The left coin slot doesn’t give credit!

Yup, it’s stole my money. IT will steal your money like a reward pool raping financially guesstimating DONKEY!

Seriously, if you don’t want all of your customer’s tires slashed, have a fully functional coin slot on your pinball machine… said some guy walking by.

Gratitude Practice:

I shouldn’t be spending tokens and coins anyways. Players get three games worth of credit when they pay two dollars. It’s a better deal to use the dollar bill reader next to the coin slot.

NEXT:

It’s time to stepup my pinball verification processes. I will be calling this Round Table Pizza very soon to let them know that the machine needs a little maintenance.

AND, while I’m at it, I’ll also be calling a local bowling alley to let them know that they are missing out on “massive profits” by allowing an awesome looking Star Wars Phantom Menace Pinball Machine to wither away in the corner of their arcade.

Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting. If repairs are made I’ll make an update.

Good luck in all your pinball adventures.

May 11, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Tuesday, We Made More Jazz Go and THEN Saturday, We Performed Steel Drum and Ukulele Music for FOLAR Volunteers in California.

Technically, this all occurred a few weeks ago. I don’t see the harm in being late. Can’t sit around and flag spammers all day, can I?

Tuesday: Jazz trio for an Earth day event. 

On Tuesday our Steem neighbor @SteelParade and I helped one of the singers in our big band perform for an Earth Day event at Santa Anna College.

I often broadcast my live performances on Periscope with my iPhone. Does dLive do that? I really want to switch, but I’m scared. (I do all this with my iPhone.)

This is combo jazz. This is not a big band. We are still the bass and drums for this band’s rhythm section, but it’s a different beast when we get into it.

In Big Band we read notes and specific parts and arrangements. Bass parts are specifically written out in Big Band because sometimes they want me to play something specific with the rest of the band. I still get lots of opportunities to improvise though.

When we play together in combos, we read sheet music, take more creative liberties, follow each other and communicate musically. We still observe an arrangement, it’s just not as stringent. Bass notes/parts are rarely written for jazz combo music. We use lead sheets or simple chord charts. These songs are usually memorized. Anyways, I get to improvise all of it in a combo setting.

There are lots of differences, but I’ll mention one more obvious one. Big band has lots of wind instruments (horns). Big bands are usually over 15 musicians. (not a rule though)

I usually play bass and our neighbor @steelparade usually sings and plays steel drum in Steel Parade (professional band).

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We also had a Rhodes keyboard guy and our big band director was also there to play trombone. Jason was the singer and he’s the one that asked us to play for him. I told him I would only do it if he brought Vietnamese sandwiches and coffee. 😐 I don’t usually do free gigs, but these guys and their sandwiches are worth it.

Read, Set, Jazz:

I broadcasted the performance on Periscope. Is there a Steem platform for live broadcasting with mobile devices?

• Click here to skip to where we actually start playing music at 05:47: https://www.pscp.tv/w/bcJQfDFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MUx5eEJyeW1FWVl4TiJ3iipdvBY2CtidBxZlO_ZdafROIpAHJlI3YHnJdofR?t=5m47s🥁☝️🎺👆🎷

• Click here to hear us perform “ComeFlyWith Me” at 16:38: https://www.pscp.tv/w/bcNGezFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MUx5eEJyeW1FWVl4Ts0zPfW-phLJ9rD_0n94H6aXojS2V3jK5QdM2Du1RQ8c?t=16m38s

• Hear us perform the ballad “Georgia“by Ray Charles at 22:99: https://www.pscp.tv/w/bcNGezFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MUx5eEJyeW1FWVl4Ts0zPfW-phLJ9rD_0n94H6aXojS2V3jK5QdM2Du1RQ8c?t=22m9s

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Jazzy for the annual earth day event by permission from Santa Ana College. That was a lot of fun and also healthy. I’m was really looking forward to our performance later in the week. It’s featured in the next section of this post.

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Saturday: Music For Volunteer Trash Pickers!

Four days later we performed together again, but this time as a Steel Drum and Ukulele duo. Every year for the past five or six years, we’ve been asked to play music for the volunteers collecting trash in the riverbed.

Wanna hear our Ukulele and Steel Drum Duo? This is a short video on @steelparade’s fbook page: https://www.facebook.com/44627391081/videos/10155139779561082/

Remember how I said I usually play bass, well, for this performance, I’m playing ukulele. I normally perform music on bass and backup vocals with our neighbor @steelparade on steel drum. This is his steel drum too:

Today, i’ll be using my mind in a different way to play the same songs on a ukulele. I can’t simply trust the habits i’ve developed performing the songs on bass. Ukuleles are neither played nor tuned the same as a bass. I need to think of the songs as if I were learning them again, by concentrating on the chord changes.

I must remember the chords instead of letting my habits and ear guide me through the songs. It takes a different concentration. After a while it kind of gets easier because I’ll visualize performing the song on the base board and somehow receive a mental translation that lets me play on the ukulele fretboard.

Musician Tips:

  • Know all the chords in your songs and remind yourself to verbally state the chords when you are away from your instrument.
  • Play your songs on different instruments. Just trying this will create a new and healthy perspective on your song.
  • Learn your old songs on a new instrument using each chord’s full name.
  • Do what I say and not what I do. 😳

FLASHBACK!

We have performed for FOLAR several years in a row. I’ve lost count, but we’ve probably entertained the FOLAR volunteers for 7 or more years in row. Maybe @steelparade can verify!?!?!? Here we are in these two images from 2016 and 2017.

Feel The Love:

One of our adoring fans dropped by to take a cool picture. I’ve been granted permission to use it and I decided to superimpose the awesome image on top of the tweet that went along with it.

Look for me on Twitter to see the original awesome image our adoring fan shared. My name is @tetrahedroseph on Twitter.

Have you ever used that QR code to find a Twitter account? I haven’t, so let me know if it’s really cool.

Mini Contest:

Can you find the butterfly? Be the first to leave a comment telling me where it’s located and I’ll give you a 100% upvote early in the morning before my SP gets used up supporting anti-spam.

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Thanks for supporting and upvoting.

Please be sure to tell me if you share one of my posts to Twitter.

Please Fight Spam:

• Please also support those who fight abuse and plagiarism. (Leave a comment sharing your favorite spam fighter’s name and I’ll 100% upvote your comment.)

• Please flag spammers that have a lower SP then you do.

•Please support @flagawhale because some whales are abusive.

• Please support @steemflagrewards and experience healthy incentivized curation.

May 10, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Coming Soon! Big Band Jazz and Steel Drum With Ukulele island music all in one post. TOMORROW!

This is just a friendly warning about my next post. Sorry, it won’t be about pinball. Don’t worry, I am working on that still.

Hey! Checkout my gif style, BRO!!!

NEXT: Look for my post titled: “Tuesday, We Made More Jazz Go and THEN Saturday, We Performed Steel Drum and Ukulele Music for FOLAR Volunteers in California.

Coincidentally,

me and our strangely inactive Steem neighbor @steelparde will be performing in the same big band tomorrow night at 7:30 PM (pst).

This link will take you to the Santa Ana College website where you can buy tickets if you want to attend: http://sac.edu/music/Events/Pages/default.aspx

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ALSO Broadcasting Live Tomorrow here: https://www.pscp.tv/Tetrahedroseph/follow

Check-in on my broadcast for a view behind the scenes! I usually put my camera on the ground behind me and the drums set.

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Thanks for reading and supporting.

I wish you massive proooo… phylactics! Lol, who says that?!?

😆

Please Fight spam! Don’t be scared.

Flag those abusive little fuckers when they have less SP than you.

See y’all tomorrow, I gotta practice.

May 8, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Pinball Post Relay Challenge! Stupid Game Cards For a Ghostbusters Pinball Machine Part 3 of 3.

Only a dollar for permission to play?!

Sorry, I didn’t play this pinball machine. I didn’t want to pay an extra dollar to buy a card.

I’ll just keep my big band parking money.

This Ghostbusters Pinball machine and the entire arcade requires a game card!

Son of a Biscuit Eater!” – @anthonyadavisii

I didn’t even play that shit. It looks to be in good condition though. I’ll be back… I gotta play it… even if it is over priced.

Features:

Unfortunately, for this post and us, I didn’t play. I can’t say too much, but it looks like a good one and it seems to have good lighting.
I saw at least 3 ramps.
The game developers brand name looked familiar too.
The bowling alley where the machine is located was uhh… good. AC, bathrooms, parking lot and double sided grand staircase. I’m not a bowling expert, but I saw a few proficient players that looked satisfied.

I’ll be back.” – Biscuit Eater

Current High Scores:

I’ve got nothing other than the one that’s coincidentally visible in the games digital display in my image in the pinball machine. I only took one picture.

Tips/Strategies:

  • Live a cash existence if your in debt due to a career change from 10 years ago.
  • Save your game card and save a dollar next time. This machine is probably worth a “next time,” but I can’t be sure just yet.
  • Bring a date and use one player together instead of two separate players. Trade off with who goes first. If your age 35 to 45, and your dad is still alive, take him to play pinball. Pinball is a good father and son thing to do.

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Finding Pinball Machines:

Click the following link to find this Pinball machine’s location on a website called Pinside.com.

Be sure to use Pineside.com to get a little head-start in finding any pinball machine almost anywhere in the world!!!

https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play

• Use your nose too:

Look for Round Table pizza franchises, Pizza Hut, and other local pizza places.

• Use your brain too:

Look for pool halls, bowling alleys, Chuck E. Cheese’s, and Dave and Busters.

• Use your voice too:

Ask the employees where they have their pinball machine and show them that a demand exists. Let them know that there are people out there that still want to play pinball.

• Use your cellular life support system:

Search for the key word, “barcade” in a google maps app. Fuck Yelp. Try other words like billiards, pool hall, and bowling alley for example. Let me know if you think of some more.

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Pinside.com’s Map:

It kinda sucks on my iPhone’s safari to be honest. Using two fingers causes my screen to scroll while the browser simultaneously scrolls. Maybe this is manageable on a newer mobile device, but older devices that lag will be frustrating.

I prefer to start out on my desktop, mentally lock in the pinball location I’m interested in, and use the Pinside map for verification while I’m on the road/updating.

When I look for a new pinball location to update I start by searching the obvious city name. There are many cities clustered together in Southern California, so sometimes you need to try searching for more than one of the major cities in the area. I do the same thing if I want to find a pinball machine near a city I’m traveling to.

Sometimes it’s just easier to use your pinball intuition. Consider using the search function of pinside.com the other way around. Start with Google Maps and look near your self first. Look for a bowling alley, a pizza place, or an arcade. Call them and ask them if they have a pinball machine. If they do, look for the location’s address on Pinside.com. If they don’t, slash everyone’s tires in their parkinglot… just kidding.

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This Location:

This Ghostbusters pinball machine’s location is a bowling alley. Remember what I said about finding places? Anyway, I even called to confirm that they had a machine.

The picture above shows the address and location for this Ghostbusters pinball machine.

The name on the left shows us that a guy named “vicjw66” added this location to Pinside way back in 2012.

Then, the bowling alley, Gable House, signed up and edited the location in 2015. That is really smart of them, but it’s outdated.

This is image of the “Game List” below is part of what they shared to Pinside.com.

I WISH they still had those games!

So anyway, eventually I come along (2018) and leave the comment in the image below.

I was not happy. Later, I reconsidered my update and edited my comment because I think I should be grateful they have at least one functional machine. Like I said I’ll be back and I’ll spend the extra dollar to play. It’s kind of fun to look forward to it anyway. If it’s not too much, I’ll become a, “regular.”

The picture below features the images I upload to Pinside.com

Click the following link to find this Pinball machine’s location on an awesome website called Pinside.com.

Be sure to use Pineside.com to find any pinball machine almost anywhere in the world!!!

https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play

New Pinball Friends!

Do you know @zingali? You should. He likes pinball too. Look forward to him sharing something fun for us and the Pinside.com community too. He has some great pinball ideas.

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NEXT Pinball:

Look for the start of a new three part series. I’ll probably start with a favorite pinball location and then conduct a few investigations/updates to Pinside.com.

Also NEXT:

A post featuring me and our neighbor @steelparade performing Jazz combo music and then ukulele and steel drum music in a post called: Tuesday, We Made More Jazz Go and THEN Saturday, We Performed Steel Drum and Ukulele Music for FOLAR Volunteers in California.

I’m good at unnecessarily long post titles.

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Previous Pinball Post:

Read my previous post about Pinside.com and a missing Shreck pinball game by clicking here:https://steemit.com/pinball/@steemseph/pinball-lovers-relay-challenge-my-first-update-to-pinside-s-map-part-1-of-3-19bb6742cfe2e

Also, click the next link to see a cute meme I made to simply warn everyone about my next pinball post. 😁 https://steemit.com/dmania/@steemseph/pinball-post-part-2-by-steemseph-coming-soon-zg1hbmlh-jm74u

Click here or the banner below to see part two of my pinball series: https://steemit.com/pinball/@steemseph/pinball-post-relay-challenge-round-table-pizza-s-kiss-pinball-machine-part-2-of-3-6439563a1e80a

Thanks for your support!

In case you haven’t noticed I kinda fight spam. I think it’s a valuable service to all of us and it helps me serve myself by allowing me to feel like I’m giving back. It’s not easy and it requires all of us. We all help provide checks and balances on this investment platform.

• Please also support those who fight abuse and plagiarism. (Leave a comment sharing your favorite spam fighter’s name and I’ll 100% upvote your comment.)

• Please flag spammers that have a lower SP then you do.

•Please support @flagawhale because some whales are abusive.

• Please support @steemflagrewards and experience healthy incentivized curation.

May 3, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Monday’s Anti-spam Rant Before our Second to last Big Band Rehearsal Before our Second to Last Concert. Jazz kinda rhymes with Spam.

Godzilla Problems:

If you know me, you know I’ve been creating and sharing memes inspired by my “student parking” woes. Usually just before big band rehearsal on Mondays. 🎺

I’m a little sarcastic about it sometimes, but the truth is I actually should want to pay for this real life practice. For me, reading music is like muscles, use it or lose it. 😐

Yup, it’s almost always musically healthy for me to bring myself to this big band. Another unavoidable circumstance… I don’t always have the resources/luxury to participate. 😒

That’s why I’ve trained myself to say, “Pay To Play or STFU.

Thankfully, I have friends that would help me if I ask. If I suck at asking, that’s my fault. 😊

https://youtu.be/zprxfF5VvD0

Perspective:

When scarcity is abundant, some of us are put into desperate situations with only a few illusionary options that others could regard as abuse.
One could say, “it’s all relative.” I don’t believe that applies for Steem though. Steem is an investment we curate. It kinda requires quality interaction for success. Like life, right? It’s like a privilege. If you suck you get “kicked out.” (drop in rep, pointless rewards, flagged, lose votes, etc…) That’s kinda how life was too until mediocrity started festering.
It sucks flagging spammers, but it also sucks when our greed ruins something that others appreciate.
This social media platform is also an investment that we protect, serve, and benefit from. It’s a new concept for me too.

Wanna Fight Spam?

• Upvote anti-spam comments. If you see a comrade speaking out against a spammers practice, please show them your support.

• Resteem anti-spam authors.

• Boycott bid bot abusers.

• Report abusers anonymously here: https://steemcleaners.org/abuse-report/

• Flag comment spammers. If you receive a comment that seems general from an account without a profile picture, you should immediately review that profiles comments. Look for exact copies of the one they used on your post.

• Only flag a spammer if you can handle the retaliation. Be prepared for the consequences of flagging a spammer with large SP. Do it because you’re capable of withstanding the stress of retaliation and/or intermittent community support. It’s not worth the stress. Say to yourself, “Fuck this money.” Do something healthy instead, like pinball!!!

POST good content. Only support and reward authentic content. I know, it’s hard to figure out what’s authentic and what is stolen. Most of the social media networks thrive off of spam and plagiarism, so naturally we want to go the other way here. It’s not easy, I myself follow way too many people for my own good. I approached it like Instagram. Unfollowing the crap accounts is lots of work now.

Final Thought:

I’ll just say that we are the balance in this investment platform. If the spammers never go away, at least we still have incentivized curation opportunities.

Poem:
Maybe it’s necessary for us to maintain this balance forever. At least that’s better than Facebook which pays out never.

(These images and opinions are my own. They do not necessarily reflect any opinion of others mentioned.)

Big Band BHTS:

We have one dress rehearsal next Monday and then two more concerts. We perform at the college on May 11th, that’s a Friday. Three days later , May 14th we will have a concert at the Santa Ana high school.

Songs:

We will play a version of Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” for the concerts. Click here to see me play lots of notes during this rehearsal broadcast on Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/w/bbtQ4TFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVprSnpWVnptZFhKdg5YziX2gZWbGZwsVTWwZ0l9Z1pPLsuPveG1Pr2Cb6nO?t=24m47s

I only got the “beast” part correctly on that one. I’ll be doing my homework.

If you’re interested in seeing the entire rehearsal, click here:https://www.pscp.tv/w/bbiUZjFtTUtQdldZa3lnRUd8MVprSnpWVnptZFhKdh1BrAwRWUnWIutjz-6J9FSWdVViO6Ak20BR639vXqtF

I change the camera angle a few times so be sure to skip around. Look for images of the sheet music/paper. I think most of the time I held up the song name for broadcast viewers to see.

NEXT: Pinball Post Relay Challenge! Stupid Game cards For a Ghostbusters Pinball Machine Part 3 of 3.

Thanks for reading and thanks for participating in this journey. Let me know if you have any specific questions or requests. Want to hear a specific song? Let me know. I can probably find it in the broadcast faster than you can and I’ll share the link the song in your comment/question. That’s kind of fun, right?

April 26, 2018 / Tetrahedroseph

Pinball Post Relay Challenge! Round Table Pizza’s KISS Pinball Machine Part 2 of 3.

This KISS Pinball machine is awesome!

Great condition!

Features:

  • Selectable KISS songs at the start of each player’s game. Use flippers before you launch your first ball to select a song and or city location.
  • Each player gets to choose a KISS song to play along with.
  • Nice 6″ speakers help you rock out.
  • Ramps are cool and this machine has 5.
  • Shoot balls into Gene Simmons’ mouth to get multiple balls.
  • It generously returns a ball if you lose it too quickly down the gutter.
  • After the game is over, pay attention to the number game at the end. If the last two digits of your scores matches up with the random number generator, you get a free game credit. Listen for the loud free play knock sound.

Current High Scores:

Usually, high scores are important. If a demand appears or if the competition goes up, I’ll share the high scores. If I break a high score I will also share (brag). For now, you might be able to see the high scores in the GIF above.

Pinside.com keeps track of the high scores on some machines. This pinball machine is one of those. I’m not sure how accurate it is, but seeing an attempt to have a high score database is reassuring.

Tips/Strategies:

  • Use the end/tip of the left flipper to optimize the ramps and buttons on the right side rail and ramps. Visualize using the extreme tip of the same flipper to get the right side ramps and the Demon Ball (Gene Simmons). 😛
  • Spell DEMON easy with the right flipper by visualizing the ball launching from about a third away from the flipper’s pivot point. 😝
  • Play with a friend and get a free credit when the one player does exceptionally better than the other player.
  • Bring a date and use one player together instead of two separate players. Trade off with who goes first.
  • Don’t use a $1 bill if your only going to play once. It cost only 75¢ for one credit to play and I’ve never seen it give change.

Location:

This pizza and pinball location is like a mirage in what I would now call a desert when I compare it to it’s former glory as a popular arcade/video game hub.

Decoys:

The arcade located in the mall next door is kinda cute, but no fucking pinball. The arcade located in the nearby movie theater is also missing a pinball machine. Neither one of these arcades will ever see my money.

Round Table Pizza franchises almost always had video games back in the ol’ days. I hope to discover many pinball machines at the many Round Table Pizza locations located throughout California. This also reminds me to consider (jog my memory) another pizza franchise called Shakees Pizza.

Click the following link to find this Pinball machine’s location on an awesome website called Pinside.com.

Be sure to use Pineside.com to find any pinball machine almost anywhere in the world!!!

https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play

New Pinball Friends!

Do you know @zingali? You should. He likes pinball too. Look forward to him sharing something fun for us and the Pinside.com community too. I hope he shares his experience with Retro Arcade before I do. 😁

NEXT:

Look for part 3 featuring a bowling alley pinball investigation.

Previous Pinball Post:

Read my previous post about Pinside.com and a missing Shreck pinball game by clicking here: https://steemit.com/pinball/@steemseph/pinball-lovers-relay-challenge-my-first-update-to-pinside-s-map-part-1-of-3-19bb6742cfe2e

Also, click the next link to see a cute meme I made to warn everyone about my next pinball post. 😁 https://steemit.com/dmania/@steemseph/pinball-post-part-2-by-steemseph-coming-soon-zg1hbmlh-jm74u

Thanks for your support!

In case you haven’t noticed I kinda fight spam. I think it’s a valuable service to all of us and it helps me serve myself by allowing me to feel like I’m giving back. It’s not easy and it requires all of us. We all help provide checks and balances on this investment platform.

• Please also support those who fight abuse and plagiarism. (Leave a comment sharing your favorite spam fighter’s name and I’ll 100% upvote your comment.)

• Please flag spammers that have a lower SP then you do.

•Please support @flagawhale because some whales are abusive.

• Please support @steemflagrewards and experience healthy incentivized curation.

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