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About Rob O’Hara


I (Rob O’Hara) was born in 1973 and grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma, where I met my wife Susan O’Hara (formerly Susan Holshouser). The two of us graduated from Yukon High School in 1991 and got married in 1995. We have two children, Mason (born in 2001) and Morgan (born in 2005), and one cat (Dusty Springtail). After working at several local restaurants (Mazzio’s Pizza, Grandy’s, Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn, Heavenly Pizza, and Long John Silver’s) and attending several local colleges (Redlands Community College, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City Community College and Southern Nazarene University), I earned an Associates Degree in English/Journalism in 2000 and a Bachelors of Organizational Leadership in 2005. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Professional Writing at the University of Oklahoma.

After a brief stint at Best Buy as a computer technician, I was hired by the Federal Aviation Administration in 1995, where I remain today. Over the past twenty years I have served as a Helpdesk/Technical Support Analyst, Computer Specialist/LAN Administrator, Senior Network Engineer, IT Security Specialist, member of the IT Communication Department, and Domain Admin/Enterprise Administrator.

Here are some of the best ways to get a hold of me: E-Mail | Twitter | Facebook

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Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie (2006) is a collection of my old computer bulletin board system (BBS) stories. A lot of people loved the book and can relate to it; a few people hated it and called me a juvenile delinquent for writing it. (Spoiler: that’s why I put “sordid” in the title.) Available in paperback ($14.95) and as a DRM-free PDF file ($2.99). Click on the link for more information.

>> Commodork: WWW | Facebook

Invading Spaces: A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Arcade Games (2008) is a book full of advice about collecting arcade cabinets, along with stories that reflect how I learned almost everything about the hobby the hard way. Available in paperback ($14.95) and as a DRM-free PDF file ($2.99). Click on the link for more information.

>> Invading Spaces: WWW | Facebook

I also contributed multiple articles to the 2005 book Retro Gaming Hacks. I don’t make any money if you buy it, but you should anyway — Chris Kohler did a great job compiling and editing the book.


I am an avid podcaster, and host several shows including You Don’t Know Flack, Sprite Castle, Cactus Flack’s, Multiple Sadness, and Throwback Reviews. You can find a list of all of my shows (past and present) that I host at

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Along with this blog (, I have written articles for The Retroist,,, and The Log, among others. I have also had articles published in multiple print magazines including Video Game Trader, Video Game Collector, Forever Retro, and 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. You can check out my online writing portfolio here.

My hobbies include collecting old arcade games, old video games and video game consoles, and old computers and computer games. I also have interests in technology, computer security, and interactive fiction (text adventures). I have a strong interest in pop culture and greatly enjoy movies and music (I don’t read as much as I wish I did). I am also a “collector of collections” and collect lots of things, including (but not limited to) Star Wars figures and play sets, Fisher Price Adventure People figures and play sets, vinyl records, and all kinds of miscellaneous silt from the 1980s.

I also enjoy traveling (but not flying) and as of 2016 have visited all 50 states along with Mexico and Canada. You can see all the states I have visited here.