Monday, April 28, 2008


I played Wyatt Earp, Blue Moon City, and Can't Stop with Amy while she was around. I played Power Grid one weekend at Larry's, then Starship Catan this weekend. Tonight I played Puerto Rico with Michael, Chris, and Jonathan, and Family Business with Michael and Jonathan.

Fun stuff.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Kevin Nunn does it again

My friend Kevin Nunn has another new game coming out. See details at over at this Boardgame News article.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Recovery Week

I had a minor operation on Friday and am recovering nicely. Yesterday I made a to-do list and did everything on it except one item. I'm writing a longer post about my success, but I wanted to brag just a moment: I went from idle to awesome in 1 day's time. More to come...

Monday, April 21, 2008

From Lending Tree...

I got this from LendingTree:

Dear LendingTree Customer:

We want you to know that some loan request forms our customers sent to LendingTree may have been seen by lenders without our consent. These lenders then used the forms to market their own mortgage loans to our customers. While we don't believe that the forms were used for any other purpose, we want you to know what happened and what we did to correct this situation, as well as what you can do to monitor your credit records.

What Happened and What We Did

Recently, LendingTree learned that several former employees may have helped a handful of mortgage lenders gain access to LendingTree's customer information by sharing confidential passwords with the lenders. When we learned of this situation, we quickly contacted the authorities, and LendingTree is helping with their investigation. We promptly made several system security changes. We also brought lawsuits against those involved.

Based on our investigation, we understand that these mortgage lenders used the passwords to access LendingTree's customer loan request forms, normally available only to LendingTree-approved lenders, to market loans to those customers. The loan request forms contained data such as name, address, email address, telephone number, Social Security number, income and employment information. We believe these lenders accessed LendingTree's loan request forms between October 2006 and early 2008.

What You Can Do

Again, we don't believe any identity theft or fraudulent financial activity resulted from this situation. However, we suggest you get a free credit report. Look for any accounts you didn't open and/or inquiries from creditors that you didn't initiate. If you see anything you don't understand, contact the credit bureau. If you see anything suspicious, you may want to file a fraud alert with the bureaus. For more information on how to do this, please refer to LendingTree's Guide to Protecting Your Credit and Identity.

Where to Get More Information

We regret any inconvenience and apologize for any unwanted mortgage calls you may have received. For more information about this situation, and for more information on what you can do, please refer to the attached Questions & Answers .


R.L. Harris


Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I start a week-and-a-half vacation tomorrow. Of course, I'm having minor surgery during that time. It's been a busy month. I have been pouring time into, well, lots of different things. The girls are very active and getting them to bed usually takes me until past 9 pm. That puts recovery-from-work time after that, and that's causing me to spin my wheels a little.

Still alive and kickin', I promise. Lee and I played Loopin' Louie with the girls on Sunday.