Oct
13
2018
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Tweet of the Day, The Choice Is Clear edition.

Don’t get why people don’t get this.

I think of metric use as I think of soccer, and as how supposedly the ancient Romans thought of cavalry: a perfectly reasonable activity.  For other people.

Oct
13
2018
2

[This COULD have been a Kickstarter plug.]

[Alas, they were just a bit too jackwagon about it.  Don’t be jackwagons.  It doesn’t pay, in the long run.]

Oct
12
2018
19

I have made a tactical error.

I allowed myself to be sucked into a Twitter discussion of the best general of the American Civil War.  If there is a better way to eat entire hours of time over a subject that nobody will ever, EVER give any ground on, I do not know what it is.  And I knew that going in, so I don’t even have an excuse.

Moe Lane

PS: Grant, of course.  Although General George Thomas is seriously underrated, even today.

Oct
12
2018
3

RIP, Greg Stafford.

Greg Stafford was one of the towering giants of the roleplaying game community: founder of Chaosium, writer of Glorantha, Pendragon, Ghostbusters, the Prince Valiant game… nobody ever called him a Great Old One because it would have been far too cute-ironic, but it fit.  He was one of those people who defined RPGs from the start, and 70 is far too young for him to pass from us.  My condolences and prayers for him and his loved ones.

Oct
12
2018
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A beautiful day here, for October.

As in, it’s 61 degrees and they’re promising temperatures around that for the next week.  Rain this weekend, then cloudy-sunny next week and that’s fine with me.  It’s finally feeling like freaking October and I won’t miss the muggy heat.

Gonna go get some scenery in. And, oh yeah, new glasses.  Had to make an appointment when the walkup didn’t work out.

Oct
11
2018
2

Tweet of the Day, I Suspected That This Story Was Fake edition.

An entertaining fake, mind you.

I ain’t in The Life anymore, all y’all know that. But when I was, I had a rule: If it sounds too good/bad to be true, it probably isn’t.  It’s a good rule. It amazes me that more people don’t follow it.

Oct
11
2018
1

Light posting day.

I have five billion errands today and a writer’s workshop thingy tonight.  The latter is a bit of an experiment, but hopefully a successful one.  But everything I gotta do today requires time, so… light posting day.

Oct
10
2018
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Hurricane Michael makes landfall as Category 4.

If you’re in the path of this, please stay safe.

Oct
09
2018
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Tweet of the Day, The Floor Is Lava edition.

And this kid is Rube Goldberg.

Impressive.

Oct
08
2018
2

Google reminds world of Google+ by kill-switching it.

Stimulus:

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Google discovered a “software glitch” earlier this year that allowed third-party developers access to some 500,000 private profile data since 2015, including “full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile photos, places lived, occupation and relationship status.”

Response:

In a blog post about its Project Strobe initiative, which is a “root-and-branch review of third-party developer access to Google account and Android device data,” Google announced that it will be shutting down Google+ for consumers between now and August due to “significant challenges” to maintaining a social network.

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