"It's all in the
wrist" has been in plenty of movies, but I always think of Jeff Bridges in front of one of his arcade games, in Tron. So cheesy, so good.
hey, I finally did it.
tired and cold after a long walk
I hate to
knock the people at Stanley, but when I'm deciding between a 5-oz and 8-oz flask (to give my kid as a stocking stuffer), the chart of "10 liter to 60 liter backpacks" is not really great.
Writing about a goofy Advent-like puzzle-countdown thing I did as a kid, and remembered one of the puzzles I did it with, and searched the internet, and there is nothing not on the internet, apparently. Would've been better as a
panoramic shot of the whole mountain, though!
GODDAM CARTOONS: if you sometimes post on social media about politics, and you post a contextless “HOLY. SHIT.” on Sunday night, that’s gonna mess with your followers!
[update: i was in a bad mood. edited and followup-deleted.]
What I Read in November 📚
Midnight Riot, Peter Grant. Last month, I said of The Municipalists, “Loved the premise (sort-of Laundry Files humor-tech but focused on civil infrastructure instead of Cthulhu.)” This is even more like the Laundry Files, supernatural-wise… but without the tech. Or the humor, really. Saw this recommended by a Londoner and with the very detailed descriptions of London neighborhoods and transport, maybe being a Brit is required context. DNF but strangely, would recommend.
In Xanadu, Lavie Tidhar. A short story that is hopefully a prologue for something bigger. AIs and interplanetary computer hidey-holes. Fun. (read free @ Tor)
fantastic pup sat in front of us on the flight Wednesday.
Somehow I missed
mix the other day, but now that I'm at a new
property maybe I'll do better.
(This morning's game: trying to remember the famous printmaker whose Central Park ice-skating scene was the basis of a 2-sided puzzle we had as kids.)
((Marshall came up with it before Google: Currier & Ives))
Central Park “Lake”
screenshot of an offer from YouTube Premium. I've never bitten on their Free Month offer; today they emailed me a Free Three Months offer. I copied the code and clicked the link... to a Free Month offer and no option of plugging in a code. Just
confirm your CC details and click for one free month.
edit: what a
Going to camp
Where The Sidewalk Temporarily Ends
this is the 2019 ARCHIVE