I’ve long had a fondness for hex-grid based board wargames. Most of the companies I remember from when I was in college and actively playing are now long gone. Now that I’m an empty nester I’m looking at what is out there, what I can do and updates that are available.
I’ve been busy with other things lately have not been taking or post-processing many pictures. I’m looking at getting some of that going again and getting a small gallery of my shots up on the site here.
I’ve considered adding a separate picture gallery wordpress instance in the past. To date I’ve kept things here on the discussion blog. I think that if I’m going to post more than the occasional picture or set of pictures that a free-standing blog instance would do the job better.
More to come as this gells…
My good old canonscan 8800 has started putting color streaks in the middle of the dark parts of images
The platen is clean enough (not that platen state should matter for this) and I ran this several times at different resolutions and get the same artifact in the same place. I can imagine this could be a calibration target issue or a sensor aging issue, but either way I’m not inclined to try to dig it out.
I just ordered an Epson Perfection V600 which looks like a good step up and at a reasonable price. I’m going to be doing a good bit of imaging in the near future as I build out the site here and do some home sandbox work so I want a reliable and high quality scanner.
according to this article.
I’d expect the price hikes to have trimmed down the number of people and I would have assumed that this was somewhat intentional. I’m a bit bemused that Disney is cutting budgets if park and resort revenue is up on fewer total guests. I’d be guessing that they’re trying to squeeze more profit out of operations and that this is an excuse more than a necessity. Continue reading Interesting, Disney park attendance down but revenue up…
I got one of the more interesting Amazon shipments yesterday. The contents were tool steel countersink bits so (fortunately) they came through ok but…
I’m continuing to put together images to use on the site(s) here. This weekend it was role playing games and war games. I’ve added a few shelves of science fiction and fantasy books that were taken last weekend to the headers here earlier in the weekend. Continue reading Weekend of photography of board games and RPGs
We went to the 4:30 showing and the place was not particularly packed.
The movie itself seemed a bit confused about its plot and direction. The pacing was horribly uneven. The characters weren’t engaging and the direction of the plot was telegraphed far in advance and very clumsily.
There may be spoilers below the break.
Things have become a bit busy lately, but just saw a review of the book at ars-technica (that I’m currently about a third of the way through) and clearly I need to finish it. Charlie’s stuff is generally a lot of fun and this one has a very nice set-up.
Something I’ve felt to be true for some time now. Bruce Schneier backs this up here in his article and linked sources.
Continue reading Frequent password changes reduce security…