Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,


I've had a number of thought chains that seemed like they'd make good journal posts lately, but haven't had the inclination to write much when it was opportune to update. So instead, you get miscellany:

Thursday, coming home from errands in Boulder, I was compelled to pull into a parking lot and take pictures of a thunderstorm with a gigantic twisted column of cumulus cloud on the side of it.

Friday was the other half of my dev team's last day, so now it's just me. Amazingly, we managed to finish off all the major technical pieces we wanted to get implemented before he left. Lots of exciting new capabilities, like loading and saving games, an instructor interface, observer clients, and so on. Our webmaster, who used to be a professional pastry chef, made very tasty farewell cake.

We playtested k8cre8's Buffy trivia game at G&C, and determined that while there's still some balancing to be done, the new way of dealing with locations is a huge improvement over the previous version's gameboard, and fixes all the stuff that used to be broken. I had lemonade with a scoop of orange sherbet and a shot of mint syrup in it.

kung_fu_monkey and saintpookie and I went clothes shopping this evening. Monkey got some new shirts and pants for work (summer deli job starting soon). Kuma got some new shirts and shorts because, well, he doesn't have enough. I wanted to get some stuff to wear to my sister's wedding in two weeks, but I couldn't find it and I realized I have no idea what I have at home that fits anyway. I found a shirt that I really liked, but they didn't have it in my size. I'll have to go back for it or find it at a different Target.

I finished Comet in Moominland, and I realized that it's basically impossible to say anything comprehensible about the Moomin books to people who haven't read them, other than: "My, what a fine book!"

Since Episode III is on people's minds, I share with you:

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