Ray Pillow has an ad in my newspaper now. Remember Ray? Some of the folks on my friends list do 🙂
After hearing over and over how good a book it is, I decided to pick up George R.R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones”. I was wary… when the first book of a series is 800 pages, it’s generally a bad sign. Not always, though, so in I jumped. I’m 120 pages in. Can someone tell me why I should finish this thing?
I had the first glass of wine I’ve had in years. Honestly, probably the best-tasting, to my preferences. The dealer’s room had the Callahan’s Saloon softcover (“Lady Slings The Booze”) I’d been missing, and the next Miles Vorkosigan I needed. I also discovered that FanPro’s Shadowrun supplements are a lot more expensive than the old FASA stuff. Stayed up till 3am Friday for a dot/Hack//Enemy demo. I won, but then the newbie is supposed to win demos, so they’ll get hooked on the game. I’m very cautious about getting hooked on collectible games. Only ate one meal Friday. I thought … Continue reading →
You know you’ve been playing (or watching someone play) a lot of dot/Hack when you get someone’s IM screenname, and immediately think, “Good, I can add them to my party from now on!” Boy, I’m tired 🙂
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Dug out the sketchpad Wednesday night, and worked on that character some more. There’s an Eddie Izzard joke where he drops into the role of the young Hitler in painting class, muttering to himself, “I can’t get this tree to look right… wait… dammit… fine! I’ll just have to kill everybody!” That gives you an idea of how well the drawing was going. Saturday night was a birthday party at the bowling alley for one of Rain’s work friends. I knew a bunch of people there from her work, including the one guy who begged off and just played Final … Continue reading →
The previous post dates from Saturday… I started writing it about 1 am, and forgot about it; it was still in my journaling app this morning 🙂 Managed to wake up this morning not feeling like death warmed over, but in fact a little optimistic about the day. We’ll see how long it lasts, especially on a work Tuesday, but it’s a nice change. Pulled out my new Xmas present sketch pad for the first time last night, and started drawing a character I’ve been thinking about for the last few weeks. I mainly managed to prove to myself how … Continue reading →
Douglas Adams’ last finished computer game, “Starship Titanic”, won’t install on my OS X system. Searches on the web reveal that it also doesn’t install on many of the Mac OS 8-9 systems it was intended to. Further searches mention that many people who got it to install wish it hadn’t; it may not have been the pinnacle of his work. Maybe I’ll put it on the back up machine, but maybe not, now.
83.33333333333333% of me is a huge nerd! How about you? … Continue reading →