I cannot remember having such long icicles in SE Michigan this early in the season. Beautiful snow and ice sculptures formed by nature are all around. Have a super weekend!
Heard in the check-out line at Lowe’s: “I wish we had snow instead of rain today”.
I changed lines.
Classic computers unpacked but moved to water resistant crates. Setting them up is a snowed-in-day project. All boxes collapsed down and most are already given away. I still have a few more if anyone needs them.
Thank you for the thoughts, prayers, and help!
One of my favorite authors, N.K. Jemisin, and one of my favorite podcasters/narrators, LeVar Burton, has a new short story reading out:
I hope you enjoy. It blew my socks off last night. Thank you, Nora and LeVar!
Moving (really, packing up to move) is a great example of needing to break up an enormous problem into many achievable small steps.
It is also excellent weight-training for those of us with cats.
Today alone I have had to lift my three cats out of boxes a couple dozen times 🙂 My phone has informed me I exceeded my workout goal by 4X today! That notification is very welcome since half of the day was a sit-down meeting!
Have a great week and keep safe!
Apartment living to owning a house means it’s moving time! Fortunately, this is not a long move, and my new place already has connectivity. Thank you for your patience over the next few weeks!
Best wishes in your new marriage, and thank you for the opportunity for my family and friends to participate!
Sadly, Professor Fernando Corbató (Corby) has passed. I am waiting for a non-paywalled article to appear before linking anything.
Corby believed in computing as a multi-user “information utility” and his work inspired many to greatly improve computing technology from the 1960’s onward. Much of what we use today ties back to his team’s work.
Check out the Multics Simulator when you have time: http://multicians.org/
Rest In Peace.
A Peloton ride with Powerbeats Pro to listen to the music and the trainer = awesome. Yes, they are overpriced for their audio quality, but unlike most earbuds, they do not fall out of my wacky shaped ears! Thank you to the Apple Store for getting them in for me last month and to the Peloton Store in Troy for the awesome support and encouragement!
Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2e by Matt Barton and Shane Stacks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a fantastic history of computer based role playing games by two very experienced authors! I played many of these games with my family when they were “new”, and the write up of them in this book has been very enjoyable!
This is a textbook-quality look at computer gaming history.
The quality of the book itself is also exceptional (from CRC Press) with archival quality paper, a great binding, and a humorous cover.
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