Monthly Archives: April 2009

Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

This was a fun video to watch. I wonder if any of the participants at the end were passers-by who decided to join in? I don’t think I would have been able to get up the courage to join in … Continue reading

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D&D Test Drive

This looks like fun: D&D Test Drive lets you try 4th Edition for free. I may have to give this a try.

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Arjun Basu (arjunbasu) on Twitter

Arjun Basu (arjunbasu) tells short stories with a twist at the end in less than 140 characters. Like the classic Hemingway story “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”, the interesting thing about these stories is the story you create in … Continue reading

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Free Realms launches Tuesday

I was surprised to read that Free Realms launches Tuesday – Massively. I’ve been in the Beta a bit and while it’s fun, it’s still rather buggy. I plan to play Free Realms in the days to come, but I … Continue reading

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Essential X-Men

I’ve been reading the Essential X-Men to the kids (mostly to the boys) for the last few weeks. It’s a lot of fun. I like reading old superhero comics because there’s no way I can be over the top while … Continue reading

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EVE: The Unforgiving

After reading this post: Destructoid – EVE: The Unforgiving – A Basic Understanding of CCP’s Masterpiece, I realize why EVE is not the game for me right now. EVE is all about interactions with other players – NPCs are there … Continue reading

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The Veil Trilogy

I recently finished reading Christopher Golden’s The Veil Trilogy.  Quick review – it was okay, but not great. The story starts with Oliver Bascombe on the night before his wedding.  As he watches the storm outside blowing, a wounded man … Continue reading

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DIY Gamer Builds Amazing Digital Game Table

This is really neat: DIY Gamer Builds Amazing Digital Game Table | Geekdad from Wired.com. What I find interesting about this project is that it has a lot of the advantages of both face-to-face gaming and computer gaming. The sheer … Continue reading

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TÖRdötCÖM’s plans for ebooks

From the April 1 news, TÖRdötCÖM’s plans for ebooks sadly looks like many publishing companies plans for ebooks. (Hopefully they have a real plan for ebooks that will be implemented before the heat death of the universe.) Oddly enough, the … Continue reading

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Not Missing WoW Yet

I logged in to make Jaimie some flasks tonight. It had been almost two weeks since I’d logged in. I still don’t feel like going back. My account expires next Tuesday and I’m looking forward to that. While I was … Continue reading

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Why Do I Have a Phone Line?

As Jaimie and I were getting the kids settled for bed, the phone rang.  It was yet another pointless call and it put bedtime back at least 30 minutes.  Nothing like a ringing phone to wake a drowsy kid. Why … Continue reading

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How to Make a Baby

This video amused me: How To Make a Baby. (via BoingBoing)

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Project Euler – First Steps

I have been having a blast with Project Euler. I’m not terribly far in – so far I’ve only completed up to problem 5. My favorite has been problem 5 – I was right on the brink of the elegant … Continue reading

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X-Men Evolution

My kids have been watching X-Men Evolution on Youtube for the last few days. They’ve been having fun with the superhero adventures. I’ve have to see if I can find them more old shows to watch when we’re done with … Continue reading

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Canadian Members of Parliament voting records (finally) online – Boing Boing

Canadian Members of Parliament voting records (finally) online – Boing Boing is great news! I don’t expect it to change anything (at least not out here), but it’s at least a step in the right direction.

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Particles have the same kind of free will that people have

This is interesting: John “Game of Life” Conway particles have the same kind of free will that people have – Boing Boing. I don’t pretend to understand this, but it’s fun to think about. If particles have free will, do … Continue reading

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Hannah Montana

This song amuses me. It reminds me of when Jaimie and I first started being friends. She told me about someone who was convinced she was responsible for all the evil in the world except for the fall of man … Continue reading

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Kindle owners find out about DRM’s ever-present threat

Kindle owners find out about DRM’s ever-present threat – Ars Technica. This kind of nonsense is why I don’t plan on buying a Kindle. If I’m renting books instead of buying them, they had better be amazingly cheap. Charging me … Continue reading

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Talent = 10,000 Hours + Luck

Talent = 10,000 Hours + Luck | Open Culture amused me. I wonder what I would want to spent 10,000 hours doing? Then there’s the argument that you only spend 10,000 hours on something if you perceive (consciously or not) … Continue reading

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So, what sort of series do you like?

Jo Walton has an interesting take on types of series. So, there’s style one, The Lord of the Rings, one book with extra pieces of cardboard. There’s style two, Doctrine of Labyrinths, where you have some volume closure but need … Continue reading

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