The Non-Euclidian Staircase
And Mr. Gulick, especially but not solely of “Nine Princes in Hong Kong” fame, opens up his own Blog.
So go pay him a visit now, too.
It does seem to me that, even given problems of Blog types and compatibility, that a lot of the Amber lights have migrated or at least opened up Blogs in addition to their other projects.
Books for Summer Reading
*This entry has been edited because apparently at least one person (Hi Karen) cannot read the NY Times page. See the extended entry for the four books that the NY Times says is good SF summer reading.
As usual, the NY Times has their Summer Reading lists up, and four SF books make the cut this time.
Continue reading NY Times Summer Book List
Perverse Access Memory: WISH 49: Winning
Is there a way to win or lose in a roleplaying game? Are you in competition with other players, NPCs, or the GM? What are the rewards for winning or the penalties for losing? Do you feel like your characters have to �win� to enjoy a game?
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Over the last couple of weeks, I have been closing out my California based checking and savings account, in favor of a bank closer to my new home. I had thought that I had removed all of the money, so that Washington Mutual would not need to bother with any remitter checks.
It turns out that I was wrong. I received a remitter check yesterday for the balance of my closed out W.A. Account…
…it was a grand total of $0.01.
I wouldn’t have missed it. Talk about scrupulous honesty!
Perverse Access Memory: WISH 48: Money, Money, Money
The price and availability of miniatures goes up as more companies leave the market. Wood costs lead to extended paper costs, and supplements and gaming systems are becoming a serious financial investment. Is this affecting your gaming any?
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For those who haven’t seen the Matrix, go away. This is definitely spoiler land.
Continue reading The Weird “Architect” scene in the Matrix Reloaded
This article talks about new research into the genetic differences (and similarities) between chimps and humans, and the idea that we are, in the words of author Jared Diamond, “The Third Chimpanzee”
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I cooked this tonight for the Olsons. The problem is that Felicia does not like chopped green peppers or onions, and so the salsa was a bad idea. If I make this again for them, I will likely substitute taco sauce instead.
Continue reading Mexican Beef and Bean Casserole
in the Shadow of Greatness
Inspired by Arref Mak’s entry, who was himself inspired by Dave, I present a short “all about me”. I understand that I can be opaque to those who have never met me, or clear as glass…
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