Category Archives: random

On the topic of toothpicks

There’s a bit in “So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish” where the main character is asked to reflect upon a society that feels the need to include instructions in a box of toothpicks.  Nowadays we have actually regressed … Continue reading

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On the Inexorable Passage of Time

As I have occasionally mentioned, I am a geek of the age where my engeekening coincided with the rise of pencil & paper RPGs, so a good chunk of my formative years were spent compulsively reading, re-reading, and memorizing the … Continue reading

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Eleven Years Blog

Another year of blogging down, and another 30000 or so views since this time last year.  For a blog that’s 90% me talking about playing games very badly, I’m kind of amazed it gets that much traffic. Mind you, my … Continue reading

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On the hazards of homonyms

So I’ll just sum up a couple of conversations between me and my long-suffering wife over the last few weeks: First conversation, some while ago: Me: “Hey, I ordered a Switch off Amazon” Her: *vague grunt of assent* Second conversation, … Continue reading

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Lost a gaming buddy

For some reason, our neighborhood seems to get more than its share of stray cats, and most of them are terribly cautious of people.  Occasionally, one of them will pick our back porch as a place to hole up, and … Continue reading

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Cube Swag++

So, confessions time: I’ve been a west coaster most of my life, and the US east coast scares the heck out of me.  I’m pretty sure that, if I ever happen to visit New York or Boston, I will be … Continue reading

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This is for kids, right?

Oh hey, it’s a Pokémon with a bone, guy looks like he came out of the Flintstones.  Cute! Wait, what? WHAT What in the actual hell, Nintendo? I have no previous exposure to Pokémon outside of seeing the first half-dozen … Continue reading

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In which, I succumb to gamification

So, a little backstory here. Literally. For a few years now, I have had recurring pain in the lower right corner of my back, something that I chalked up to the inevitable advances of age. Never enough to be serious, … Continue reading

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Finding your Amazon Locker Pickup Code

Edit: This post has been getting a lot of hits and I figure you are all probably very busy and don’t want to read a boring story before getting to the answer.  Check the “Tracking” screen for your package in … Continue reading

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The Internet was a mistake

I was probably exposed to the Internet too early – both in that I was in my teens and that it was the mid 1980s, before the advent of the world wide web, before anyone but the government and colleges … Continue reading

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