Well, that’s kinda a lot to answer in a first blog post. But, let’s take it one step at a time, shall we?
This is an 8 Bit Mind in an 8GB World. It’s a blog written by me, David Yellope.
Who’s this? Well, my name as I said above is David Yellope (also known as SirFozzie). I won’t go into too much detail, this is just a first post to get my blog started. And if I go listing all my biographical details, it’ll probably just come out like a dating site, or look like that guy who did a lot of bragging about himself. I hate that.
Well, it’s a bit of a learning experience for me to do this. I get my title from the fact that I’ve seen a lot of change in my life, but no where else can you see the tide of change as in one of my hobbies, and that is video games.
When I was 6, the only way I could sit through one of the childhood surgeries I had to go through was a promise by my folks that if I was good, they would get me an Atari 800XL.
That’s one of two 8 bit systems I used to own (the other was the NES), now.. games require 8 GIGABYTES of memory. We’re a long way in a short time from “640K should be enough for everybody”. (yes, that was an actual quote from the good old days). That says a lot on how much has changed. I owned a 7 inch Black and White TV. Now we’re talking 4K resolution 70 inch monster screens.
I won’t go all curmudgeonly on you, I won’t wax lyrical on how kids today will never understand the joy of editing autoexec.bat and config.sys files to free up the last bits of memory to get that latest and greatest game to run. Here’s a hint: As Billy Joel sang in “Keeping the Faith”.. “The good old days weren’t always good, tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems…”
So, what will I do here? Mostly type random stuff, talk about the stuff I’m working on (I’m an aspiring RPG author and Novel author.. working on a novel right now tentatively called “Rogue’s Rules” and a sourcebook for the FIGHT! Role Playing Game.) Or the trials and travails that my life takes. Sometimes, I’ll even mention something that catches my eye.. like the first story I’ll tell.