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Retro Diary #85

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

A’m gaun’ae try oot scrievin these in Scots, acause why no? Hit gies Scots tawkers sic as massel mair content tae read in Scots. We’ll see hou this gangs.

On Wadnesday, A went tae Super Bario an saw that thay haed an arcade cabinet o Tekken Tag Tournament 1, an A haed a shot o’at, an it wis fun, awtho the telly screen wis gaun awfu looney.

On Thursday, A met up wi a freend at Super Barios, an we played aw o the arcade gemmes, includin Tekken Tag Tournament, Crazy Taxi, Sega Rally, House of the Dead (Hoose o the deid!), some Marvel vs Capcom gemme (canna mind whit yin) an Pac-Man, the lest o whit A raxit level 7! A’v ainly got tae level 2 afore that! Awtho tae be fair, some glitches helpit iz wi’at…



2017 Year Review

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Whew! Whit a year! Loads o things happened this year, no aw o thaim guid, misfortunately.

Stairtin wi ma personal life, A lost a load o freends, an scart awa the ainly lass A’v iver fancied. Been backstabbed bi loads o fowk, got nae freends left forby ane A niver see in real life onymair, haed tae muive tae a smawer hoose, gie awa wir dugs, A failt ma university course, an ma dreams are gittin haurder an haurder tae achieve, time is rinnin oot…

Thae are the negatives oot o the wey, ontae the positives: Forby ane, A’v actual mak oot ma 2017 new year’s resolutions! Maist fowk brak thaim bi 24 oor, but no iz!

A’ll gae ower thaim, acause naebody actual reads these posts… dae thay? Read the rest of this entry »

Scots First: Kist o Riches — Island Voices – Guthan nan Eilean

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

A’v juist came across this, it’s an awfu interestin documentary aboot preservin audio recordins bi digitisin thaim!

Alistair Heather is the first to take up the latest “Sharing Gaelic Voices” challenge, as Scots becomes the ninth addition to our “Mother Tongues and Other Tongues” collection of languages! It started with a recent post to the Scots Language Forum on Facebook to see what interest there might be in recording Scots voiceovers to […]

via Scots First: Kist o Riches — Island Voices – Guthan nan Eilean

Le Petit Prince is printed in Scots for the first time

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

“ANOTHER classic literary tale has been given the Scots treatment as Le Petit Prince becomes The Wee Prince.”

This is brawsome! Mair an mair stuff are gittin pit ower in tae Scots this year! 😀

Source: Le Petit Prince is printed in Scots for the first time

Harry Potter to become a Scots speaker in new book

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Yass! Harry Potter 1 is gittin a Scots owersettin!

“AS the literary world celebrates the 20th anniversay of Harry Potter first hitting the bookstands, a new version of the first book is to be published in Scots language.”

Source: Harry Potter to become a Scots speaker in new book

Gie ma regairds tae Jock Dhu – bi Shuho Sato owerset bi Andra Dempster

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

A comic in Scots, finally!

Source: Gie ma regairds tae Jock Dhu – bi Shuho Sato owerset bi Andra Dempster

A’v made a mix tape

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

…an no a single fuck wis gien that day…

A fund this auld thing, an realised that it can record CDs tracks tae cassette, an bein inspired by Cassette Culture, (that an ma iPod classioc is broken) A decided tae git some o ma favourite song thegither, burn thaim on a CD, an record thaim tae cassette!

Hey… check out… ma… m-m-m-m… mixtape…

It’s taught me something, this experience… Audio CDs can ainly haud 80 meenits o miusic, the amoont o space a song taks up file-size-wise is irrelevant for the maist pairt. Ye can creaut MP3 an Audio Data CDs an aw, which dae measure bi file size, but thae CDs dinna play on aw players, an this radio/CD/Cassette combo leuks like it’s fae the early tae mid-90s, gie or tak, sae A didna want tae risk wastin a CD, an played it sauf. …E’en tho A’v got hunners o blank CDs spare…

A’m listenin tae the songs on CD as A scrieve this, an the songs soond a lot different when heard fae a speaker as opposed tae heidphoines, some o the System of a Down songs are funnier whan heard fae speakers for some reason…

A gied whit A’v duin sae faur on a walkman… thay soond kind o awful, but that coud be acause the tapes hjeids are dirty, an A didna knaw that the white bit at the stairt were cleaners meant tae clean the heids afore recordin an playin, sae A uised a pencil tae mak it stairt at the recordin/playin bit… oops… lesson learnt, sae A’m daein it again.

E’en gin it still soonds bad efter, A’v got tae bite the bullet, ma iPod needs repairin, an A’m skint, an A’v ainly got a portable CD player an a walkman… an portableCD players are awkward tae uise….

Sae ay… A thoucht this wis warth postin aboot…

UPDATE: It’s duin… an it still soonds like crap… nivertheless A’m glad A gied it an ettle, e’en tho A’v clearly did somethjing wrang…

Onywey, here are the final results:



Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

A got the latest issue o Retro Gamer the day, an leuked at the back… this wis the ad.

Aither Retro Gamer are desperate for ads tae keep afloat, or the person advertisin this gemme haed a lot o money… it’s sad aither wey…

Walcome tae wir new blog for non-binarie an agender fowk

Monday, August 8th, 2016

This is a new blog A’v appened up. A’v recently come oot as agender, whit is a non-binarie gender identity.

A saw that thare are sites for Non-Binaries in Scotland, but nane in Scots or Gaelic that A saw, sae A decided tae mak ane massel, awtho A’m no that guid wi ma Gaelic the nou, but gin ony Non-Binaries readin this that speak Gaelic (aiblins nane o yese), than contact me, an mibbie A can mak you an author/blogger/whitiver o the site, for the Gaelic section o’t!

Dear Holyrood keep Scotland in Europe

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Awricht, thare’s a petition stairtit bi the Greens tae keep Scotland inside the EU, an A think thon in Scotland shoud sign it!

The site is in Inglis, but ye dinnae need tae ken ony o’t tae ken whit tae dae… no that thare are any Scots speaks that dinnae ken Inglis an aw. 😛

“Scotland leuks set tae leave the European Uinion, but not bi chyce. We votit tae Remaeen an in big nummers, but it wisna eneuch taw ootweich votes in the rest o the UK leukin tae drag Scotland oot o the EU. It isna ower tho. We aun preserve wir relationship wi Europe, an we can ainly dae this gin the poleetical pairties in Scotland shaw leadership an wirk thegether.”

Source: Dear Holyrood keep Scotland in Europe

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