March 10th, 2014
|theweaselking||11:23 am - Friday Tradition!|
Saul Williams covering U2!
How to debug small problems.
A guide that is, by the way, useful for any error-finding task. Not just programming.
|mediawatch||12:12 pm - Hinch defiant|
http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3960484.htmDerryn Hinch has walked free after 50 days in jail. But why was he sentenced in the first place?
|mediawatch||12:12 pm - Sorry, John|
http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3960480.htmThe Australian edited a reader's letter to the editor, consigning the former PM to the bin.
|mediawatch||12:12 pm - An alarming story|
http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3960467.htmSeveral online news outlets implied that the Opera House could be under water in the future. So exactly when will this happen?
|tcpip||07:05 pm - Cheesequest, Gaming, and Secularism|
Visited hathhalla and ser_pounce on Saturday for the ongoing cheesequest. We are down to the last half dozen or so, and it's becoming very difficult (so we have plenty of others as well, including the somewhat less popular Sheese). Due to a lack of availability, for example, Époisses de Bourgogne has been substituted for Carré de l'Est. Afterwards we played a few of rounds of Timeline before watching Hentai Kamen (trailer available on Youtube), which pokes a lot of fun a Japanese movie tropes.
In other gaming events, ran a sesion of Pendragon on Thursday night which - true to the setting - saw two player-character knights lose their bethrothed to the misfortunes of childbirth. Both are now on a tragic quest to find the cause of the Wasteland which has spread through half of the realm. On Sunday, our regular gaming session was replaced by a game of Warrior Knights, which was really quite good, a pseudo-historical war and economics game which also features general politicking every third turn, and with truly devastating fate cards that can undo the best of plans. I think we'll be playing that one again.
Met up with John August and friends from Sydney on Friday; one of whom turned out to be the Vice-President of the Secular Party of Australia. Apropros, this coming Saturday is the annual general meeting of the Victorian Secular Lobby, which will include a review of our policies. Recently discovered however that the President of the Secular Party however is speaking at a rapid anti-Islamic symposium which seeks to place a ban on Muslim migrants. When the last Secular Party candidate for Melbourne refused to reject such a ban, I saw no option but to remove him from the Victorian Secular Lobby facebook group. Apparently, some secularists are bigots too. Who knew?
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Current Location: Willsmere
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Flowers, Icehouse
|grrm||11:20 pm - One More Peek at Season Four|
HBO unveiled another trailer for season four tonight, just before the finale of TRUE DETECTIVE. (And what a helluva series that was).
For those poor souls who do not have HBO, as a public service, here you go:
I loved it, myself. But I'm hardly an objective audience.
Current Location: Santa Fe
Current Mood: cheerful