I can't decide if these remind me more of the "City Lights" cutouts from that one Homecoming dance, a circuit board, or playing Ms. Pac-man (which any reasonable video game enthusiast will admit was objectively the best of the Pac-Man games). They kind of look like the inside of the Death Star too. Regardless, they … Continue reading All The Nerdy Reminiscing
I looked at these this morning (which, apparently, was 18 hours ago at this point) and immediately saw a tiny armada of space-faring invaders, undeniably reminiscent of Galaga. Needless to say, when the video game nerd finds a pair of socks that make him think of one the first, best arcade games he'd ever played, … Continue reading
Sometimes, Duty Calls
If you're of the "Dude, where you been at the last few days" frame of mind, I am here to shed glorious light into the shadowy recesses of your questioning. On Monday and most of Tuesday, I was in beautiful Denton, TX (and by "beautiful", I mean "North Texas-y"). A customer for the day job … Continue reading Sometimes, Duty Calls
Uh oh, it’s Magic
Imagine my complete and utter disbelief when I realized yesterday that it’s been an entire week since I posted anything here. Quite frankly, I should be ashamed of myself. I mean, going a full week without so much as a stick figure drawing or a haiku is a level of laziness tantamount to hiding in … Continue reading Uh oh, it’s Magic
I’m a gamer on hiatus; lend me your thoughts
Depending on how long you’ve been reading the blog here, you might already be familiar with the idea that, by and large, I’m happy to wear the mantle of the adult male techno-geek. I like all the approved types of geek fiction, see all the exciting geek movies, and generally live my life hopelessly filled … Continue reading I’m a gamer on hiatus; lend me your thoughts
Whispers of my RPG-playing youth found on YouTube
I should have been in bed. I was tired and it was late, and by late I mean it was 12+1 o'clock in the ante meridian. For that record, that's how I've decided to address hours beyond midnight these days. Because when you write a post about how you were up watching YouTube videos at … Continue reading Whispers of my RPG-playing youth found on YouTube
The Puddin Family Post-Christmas Gift
Behold, the newest addition(s) to the Puddin-family collection of electronic devices. Well, or at least behold as well as you can from the image below, given that it's shaky-blurry-terrible like it was taken by a toddler in the midst of an F4 tornado: Now, image quality notwithstanding, I know what you're thinking: Puddin, that's an … Continue reading The Puddin Family Post-Christmas Gift
Weekend Debate: Das Farmvilles
I got an invitation on Facebook earlier this week to join in all the merry digital agrarian fun on Farmville 2. Let me tell you, I was absolutely breathless with excitement when that notification hit my inbox. Either that or I was holding breath waiting for the moment when I would suddenly find myself giving … Continue reading Weekend Debate: Das Farmvilles
I can’t Draw Something, can you?
Unless you live under a rock somewhere out in the wild extremes of Big Sky country where things like electricity and the internet are concepts every bit as whacky and futuristic as teleportation devices and aliens with ray guns, odds are good you’ve heard of Draw Something. It’s the latest fad to hit the social … Continue reading I can’t Draw Something, can you?