Monday, August 23, 2010

Games over the past couple of weeks

Okay, so that's about 15 games of Rack-O with Alex, 7 games of chess with Alex, 1 game of chess with Logan, a game of Roll Through The Ages with folks at the Meetup group (okay, it was Scott B., Mary, and Daniel), a game of Dominion and a game of Reiner Knizia's Money (by Reiner Knizia, etc.) with my brother-in-law and Tom and Chris and...

Alhambra with Lee (we beat Dirk).

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Alternate Endings to Doctor Who's Latest Season (possible spoilers)

Let's write some better endings to this season of Doctor Who!

1) Amy gets zapped by a 1968-Corvette-style fancy-paint-job Dalek in ep 10/11/12 and just dies, no questions asked. The Doctor mopes, but is cheered up by having to do something that's not stupid to stop the Pandorica. Doctor takes Amy's body back and drops it off by Rory's corpse. We briefly hear the Ol Yeller theme as the scene fades to black.

2) The Pandorica opens. Inside is (pick any): Davros. The Master. Another Rory. All the lost stuff that's been eaten by the crack in time. Van Gogh. Bart Simpson. (to quote Bart from a Treehouse of Horror episode: "Lis[a], you know what would have been scarier than nothing? ... Anything!"

3) The Pandorica opens. Inside is: a note, saying "Sorry, we boned this season, will pick it up again at Xmas," signed by Stephen Moffat. Fade to black. Title fades in, "Xmas 2010: Lady Gaga IS the Master."

4. The Pandorica grinds to a halt, failing to open. Daleks and Cybermen set to work with plungers and cyber-wrenches. The Doctor slips away in the confusion, possibly by whacking a Sontaran in the back of the head.

5. Marty McFly III. "Doc, you gotta help me!"

Rules of thumb

1. If you're down by a rook and a queen, resign.
2. More than 2 windows system files dead in one chkdsk means you're probably dealing with a bad hard drive. The time to back files up is NOW, NOW, NOW.
3. The difference between someone who isn't curious and someone who is curious, at one time, used to be that they were about equal. Now Google has made that curiosity powerful:

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

August is Get-Your-S***-Together Month!

Sometimes, you have to work out what the problem is:

Anyway, August is going to be one of those months for me. I've locked myself out of a couple of the online games I play, to focus on productivity.