This time around, I have two books to mention. The first is Peter F. Hamilton’s FALLEN DRAGON, the author who wrote the spectacular Night’s Dawn Trilogy/Hexology (depending on whether you got American or British versions of the books). The second was a recommendation from the lady of the Hall of Mirrors, Deb, who suggested I try Jim Butcher’s STORM FRONT…
Kathryn Cramer: Habitats: Compare & Contrast
Kathryn Cramer points out something I never really noticed before. Mapquest now provides the ability to see aerial photos of the location that you are mapping.
Very very cool!
Bucs look Super again to beat Jets
Some things never do change. Here we are at the beginning of the exhibition season, and the Jets already are in a hole.
Tampa Bay, on the other hand, still looks good. Could it be that we might have a defending champion worth its salt for a change?
Football is back, and I am excited. There’s no danger of me becoming a Vikings fan, though, the anti-Vikings sentiment in this household is roughly equivalent to Anti-Dallas and Anti-Philadephia sentiment in New Yawk.
Perverse Access Memory: WISH 58: Metaplot
What do you think of metaplots (plots developed in the rules and supplements published by the game company)? Are they good, bad, or indifferent? Have you played in a game with a metaplot? What was your experience?
I’ve decided to try, for the first time in a long time, a new web browser.
IE hasn’t been updated in a long while, and although I prefer it to Netscape, I’ve been nervous about the idea of monopolization when it comes to these sorts of things. After all, imagine if everyone *had* to use IE, no matter what. Don’t you think Bill Gates would “as browser enhancement” do things like make it difficult to use Google rather than Microsoft’s own search engines, and other nasty little tricks? Sure, competent computer users will find workarounds…but the average, generic person is going to be locked into Microsoft’s way of doing things.
I don’t consider this healthy. To speak from a biological standpoint, monoculture is bad.
Anyway, I’ve downloaded and am now trying out Mozilla Firebird (its a leaner version of Mozilla–browser only, no news or email). I will let you all know, of course, how it performs.