Space Quest 1

Thanks to GOG, purveyors of old/abandoned games from yesteryear, I was able to play through the original Space Quest 1 from Sierra. It’s funny, because the game isn’t really that funny. The jokes were mainly about Roger being asleep when his ship was attacked, him tripping in an alien ship and losing his disguise, and getting a golden mop statuette for saving the universe.

Like most of Sierra’s adventure games, I couldn’t get through it without a game guide, though. Back in the day, I bought the actual book (for $20, if I remember  correctly) to help me finish the game on my beloved Amiga 2000. Now that we have the net, though, I was able to find and rely on this Space Quest 1 Walkthrough.

Good times!

Fixing Android apk “App not installed” errors

I’ve been stumbling into this error a lot, trying to install some of the games I’ve purchased in Humble Bundles. It took a lot of digging around in various forums and lots of Google searches, but I finally came up with the resolution:

Unmount the external SD Card!!!

I know it makes no sense. I ignored a lot of suggestions from various posts because they didn’t make sense to me. But out of desperation one night, I decided to try it. And I’ll be damned if that didn’t work!

That might not be true in the future, but as of May 2015, it is the solution.

You’re welcome!  🙂

 

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Heading home. I’ve gotta think the face on the tail of the airplane out there is a good sign. (at San Jose International Airport (SJC))