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Random thought

I’m guessing many/most/all of us have Steam accounts, but I’m not actually connected with any of you.  So I guess this is a call-out for Steam names with which to flesh out my friendlist.  I’m under “kiij_kasa” oddly enough.

Related, if people are into it, should we throw together a “Teh Table” Steam Group?


Best thing I’ve seen all week

From Mike Luckovich:

I’d like to say I had someplace to direct you for relevant news about the Occupy Wall Street protests or something, but I really don’t.  No one I’ve been reading covers it regularly or links to someone who does.  Still, this sums up not just that, but the way our politics are handled quite neatly.  All hail the rich.

EDIT:  Also, this.

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Minecraft 1.8 on our server

Alright, so as you may know (because I’ve been stumbling links and video lately), Minecraft [Beta] 1.8 is releasing soon (I think the most recent news I heard said Monday).  What you may not have heard is that 1.8 is not going to be fully backward compatible with older maps.  This isn’t to say that the old maps are scrapped, but rather that with maps created pre-1.8, a fair number of the functions and features being introduced just won’t work/show up.  This means that we’ve reached a point where we can and should ask ourselves:  Do we want to start a new map for the server?

I know traffic on the server is not what it once was.  Perhaps we have other responsibilities, or simply built what we wanted and moved on.  Likewise, it’s possible that any works we establish will be negated again with the release of the full (non-Beta) version of the game.  Still, I ask all of you to participate in the poll, and decide whether we start a new land.

In the event of a new map, I suggest we still have a timeframe in which to save pictures or diagrams of anything we built that we feel deserves saving.  Also, perhaps get Josh to zip up the map such that we can get copies if we so desire.


Camoflage at work

For the first time in over a year, my car is once again in the garage.  With the renovations being made to the house, the garage was quite packed, but over the last several weeks, it’s been slowly being drained of crap.  But that’s not what I’m posting about.

On my way back in to the house from putting the car in the garage, I spotted something next to the door that made me pause and look a second time:

That is a stain, plus a moth.  The similarities are striking, and I can’t say I’d’ve noticed him if I’d not walked past only two feet away, looking in its direction.  Nature’s just neat, basically, and I own a camera.

That is all.

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Flushed Pets

That’s the only way I can account for the number of squid populating my sewers:

In related news, my sewers connect Moonglow to my house, to the spawn point, to Bjorn’s (though the connection hasn’t technically been made, it goes around his place, anyway), to Star Island, to Christa’s latest house (over 5 km of tunnels so far!).  I’m working on finishing the tunnels, as not all are lit or flooded as in the picture above.  Plus, I’ll be making more connections if/when people want the connections made to their places.  It’s mostly ornamental right now, but should the teleportation ever go down again, these safe passages will be quite welcome, I think.


Consider this a tweet

Just had a fantastic sandwich.  Mesquite smoked turkey breast with a bit of honey ham and smoked sharp cheddar on a toasted sweet onion roll.  So good, I want to go make another.

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I’m trashed.

I don’t remember the last time I felt this drunk without being incredibly annoyed with the whole process.  Actually, I’m not sure I’ve ever felt drunk in this same way.  I have fairly good motor control still, but everything is numb and detached.  The sore spot on my gum line doesn’t even hurt right now—which frankly, is a bit of a blessing, as that fucker has hurt like hell for a couple days any time I’ve eaten anything.  So maybe I’m less drunk, and more having some booze stack with exhaustion.  Either way, I’m not minding this nearly as much as anything else.

Shit.  Holding my head up doesn’t work any more.  And I started spelling “doesn’t” with a “dant”, which is clearly wrong.  I think I’m’a stop for the moment.


Summer D&D

This summer, we’re hoping to run a Dungeons & Dragons campaign.  I believe everyone who is meant to be invited has received notice by this point.  This post is intended to be a resource regarding the details of the campaign, and will be updated periodically to reflect new information.

The campaign is The Red Hand of Doom, from Wizards of the Coast.  I include this for your general enlightenment, but encourage everyone to avoid looking it up, lest you gain all the spoilers (and make us sad).  Dan will be DMing this.

Important Note:  This campaign is currently intended to be set in Eberron.   Eberron has some variations in rules and has additional races, as well as a different pantheon.  If you do not have access to an Eberron setting guide, let me know and I’ll get you hooked up with a copy.

For character creation, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind:

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About damn time

The Democrats have needed to get some good messaging going.  Even when they’re right, and their opponents are clearly insane, they’ve been unable to get things like this going.

Though I have to wonder whether they’re just becoming effective again because Obama’s campaign is starting up again.


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This might take a while

So I didn’t bother staying up to watch the election returns last night, figuring that the results would be the same in the morning either way.  When I thought “same,” I didn’t think I meant this:

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