Ep 151 features Brianna, Benton County Emergency Communications out of Arkansas & Rob McMullen, director of Vigo County out of Indiana & NENA President. This episode begins with my first day in San Antonio, Texas for the NENA national conference and a 9-1-1 call I had to make on a couple who was arguing and at one point the male half was hanging from a parking garage. Brianna and Rob tell stories of their own and share what is in store for Rob as the incoming President of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA.)
This episode was recorded live at the National NENA conference in San Antonio, Texas and is a must listen. As always if you have any questions, comments or you want to be a guest on the show please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode topics –
- The domestic at the top of the parking garage
- What is FirstNet?
- Rob for President
- And more!
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Hello all and welcome to another edition of Tech Thursday! Christmas is approaching quickly and whether your shopping for yourself or a loved one, the product we highlight today will bring a smile to anyone’s face. I’m a big gamer and like you, I want to play the old school video games when ever I want. Now, I know that you can jailbreak your iPhone or simply download them to your Android powered phone but it’s not enough. I can add a lot of games and emulators to my iPhone 4 but what if I want to play some Neo Geo games? What if I want all of them at my disposal? Every time a new firmware comes out for my phone it turns out that the video game emulator is no longer compatible. So what’s the solution? It’s annoying and something has got to give! Well, after a few searches on the net I found a gadget that is sure to satisfy all gamer fans.
Pictured within this post is the a320 Pocket Retro Game Emulator. To be completely honest I’m not sure when it actually surfaced but I saw it for the first time today so it’s new to me. When I saw it and what it can do I immediately began to drool. This handheld can load NES, SNES, GBA, Sega Genesis, and Neo Geo roms! It looks pretty badass and with a 4GB Internal Memory you’ll be able to load many games. What’s even better is that you can add a mini SD card to add even more storage. This will come in handy when you begin adding ROM’s (games) that involve the Neo Geo. The specs are pretty good for this as well and for only $99 you can’t go wrong. I will include the rest of the specs that go along with this product as well as links to the main web site for ordering purposes and a web site where you can find free ROM’s. So if you’re looking for a gift for your gamer on the go, look no further than the a320 Pocket Retro Game Emulator.
- Mini Handheld gaming system plays roms from your favorite 8 and 16 bit game consoles
- No emulator software to load. Just copy over the roms and start playing.
- 4GB of internal storage, expandable via mini SD
- Beautiful 2.8 inch QVGA (320×240) LCD Screen
- Output to TV via included composite video cables
- Full media player functions including videos, music, FM radio, e-books and voice recorder
- Built-in Stereo Speakers
- Internal li-battery gives 6-8 hours of runtime on a single charge
- Primary Function: Gaming and media player entertainment system
- Display: 2.8 inch QVGA LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon) LCD Screen
- Color: Black
– Internal 4GB
– External Mini SD card (SDHC)
- Controller Specs:
– 8 Position D-Pad on left
– Y, X, A, B buttons on right
– L, R shoulder buttons on top
– Select, Start buttons below controls
– All buttons user definable for gameplay
- Gaming Console Modes:
– NES (Nintendo Entertainment System – 8bit)
– SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System – 16bit)
– Sega Genesis (Sega Mega-Drive – 16-bit)
– GBA (Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
– Neo-Geo (SNK Neo-Geo)
– CPS1 and CPS2 (CAPCOM, arcade game systems, 1st and 2nd edition)
- Compatible Video Formats: FLV, WMV, ASF, RM, AVI, MPEG, MP4, RMVB, SWF
- Compatible Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC
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– Earphone jack
– Mini-USB port
– Mini-SD slot (SDHC)
– AV OUT (output to TV – NTSC or PAL, 16:9 or 4:3)
– Stereo Speakers
- Additional Media Functions:
– FM Radio with recording function
– Voice Recorder (MP3, WAV)
– Image viewer (JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG)
– Ebook reader (with text to speech function)
- Bult-in li-battery gives 6-8 hours of runtime on a single charge
- Dimensions: 125mm x 56mm x 14mm (L x W x H)
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- Portable Game Player
- AC Adapter (100-240V 50/60hz)
- USB Cable
- User Manual – English
By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Ever since I was a kid I have had a fascination with all things horror. I know, I’m a weirdo but it’s true. I dig what lurks in the darkness and things that go bump in the night. I grew up in Fennville, MI and my house was haunted. Now, I know that not everyone believes in ghosts or haunted houses but this home was definitely haunted. When you’re able to hear kids asking for help through the vents, it’s something that lets you know you’re not alone. There’s more to my house but I won’t go into it here. I already wrote a post on it but if you would like to read up on the scary things that happened you can click here. Throughout my childhood I watched a lot of scary movies. It seemed to go hand in hand with what I experienced at my house so maybe that’s why I’m such a big fan of horror. Either way though, as I grew older the games I played took a turn with the Survival Horror genre. It started with Resident Evil. I was a huge fan of trying to survive a zombie apocalypse and though the game was awesome it still didn’t quench my thirst for true horror.
I searched for something that would scare me and match what I felt growing up at home but nothing worked. Finally, during my senior year of high school I found a survival horror game that fit the bill. It was 1999 when Silent Hill came out. The buzz had been going around that this was Konami’s answer to Capcom’s Resident Evil. I bought the game in hopes that the buzz would be true. My friend Adam and I started the game and right off the bat the game was chilling and scary. What made this possible were the effects and camera shots. It was amazing how smooth the gameplay was and how the creators used different camera shots as if someone was actually watching your character walk around. The game is based on a regular guy named Harry Mason who is in search of his missing daughter in the abandoned town of Silent Hill. As he makes his way through the city he finds out that there is a connection between his daughter and the town. There is also a thick fog that fills Silent Hill and at times it appears to be snowing. Odd monsters roam the streets as well as rabid dogs. It was different from the norm and it actually scared me.
I think what scared me the most was going into the school and the hospital. The school is empty but what you hear is a different story. Children crying and laughing fill different rooms. Doors open and shut by themselves and throughout the game there is a siren that goes off. The town starts out looking spooky but once the siren goes off it morphs into something you would imagine Hell looking like. During this time there are more monters lurking and lunging at you. There are gory scenes and once you get to the hospital they get worse. Now earlier I mentioned snow but it turns out that what appears to be snow is actually ash thats falling from the sky. The town of Silent Hill has a violent and horrific past that involves a massive fire. It’s pretty interesting and it made me wonder whether or not it was based on something within our history. One day I decided to search for Silent Hill as a real town and what I found was a city named Centralia. Located in Pennsylvania, Centralia was once a booming town due to its coal mining. All was good until May of 1962 when an abandoned strip mine caught fire. There are many theories as to how it started but in the end the local fire department was unable to put it out. The strip mine underneath the town of Centralia burned and caused massive damage. It was enough that the government paid to relocate the residents of this now inhabitable town but some stayed behind. There is much more to this story and it’s as simple as a Google search to find the rest. This town, from what I’ve read, is the basis for Silent Hill. To this day the fires still burn underneath Centralia.
My search for something truly horrifying lead me to the game Silent Hill. From there I found out that it was based on a real town that suffered from a tragic fire. It’s funny how something as small as searching for a horror fix could lead to something so interesting. Maybe I’ll try and piece together more games or movies that are based on true events. Anyone have some insight here? I’m wondering if “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” is real? If anyone has any info on this or other interesting stories on ghost towns let me know. For now, make sure to check out the Silent Hill franchise and the video I provided below on Centralia. Happy reading folks!Post Views: 239
By Ricardo — 6 years ago
Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of humor and debauchery with The AudioVillains. We were missing Mike but we kicked ass and took names as always. This week we went on location at the Higher Ground Farms and it was beautiful. The sun was out, there was a cool breeze and the birds were chirping away. We sat down with Vinnie, a good friend of ours and talked about several different topics. This episode is hilarious so get ready to laugh! As always you can email the show at email@example.com and make sure to ‘Like’ Jabber Log on Facebook!
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