Just finished printing one of the worst rolls of filament I've ever used. So happy it's gone and yet fulfilling an important job:
A whole load of "door openers", a little device which helps you to open/close doors without touching the door handle itself. Will hand them out to family, friends and neighbors.
You can print some, too! They're really rather - uhm - handy:
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A few quickies for 2020 March
Since the bars and arcades are temporarily shuttered, I've been stuck at home playing some old classics. This is a small sampling of my recent bests, in order:
Atari Video Cube, 1:57.3 (variation 12)
Atari 2600 Frostbite, 26340
Atari 2600 Midnight Magic, 483990
Atari 2600 Stampede, 3212 (I think this was variation 1)
Atari 2600 Super Football, 24-14 win versus computer
Speedy's Fast Track: Plastic is fantastic?
[Note: This post describes two visits from the latter half of February, well before the business closures and most event cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic began in the Houston area. For a variety of reasons, It took until now to actually get this post completed and ready to upload.]
Way, way back in the day, I checked out Speedy's Fast Track (possibly...
The 2020 elections
It's that time again. Four years later, and along with the big one (the presidential election), here in Harris County, Texas, the major law enforcement-related positions are once again up for election.
I'm going to just comment on the races I know about, some of them...
#2020 #primary #elections #harris-county #ed-gonzalez #joe-anna #randy-rush #paul-day #bernie-sanders #sema-hernandez #beto-orourke #texas
How the XFL gets football wrong
If you are not up on exactly what the rule changes are between the (current) XFL and NFL, this article at the Tampa Bay Times, the Wikipedia article on the current XFL, or the YouTube video embedded below should help bring you up to speed. I'm going to assume you've either read or watched in the rest of this post. Note that I'm not going to necessarily go through the changes in the same...
look at this cute pink cat my friend in Kazakstan painted! I thought you would all appreciate it here.
by Olya Koto
I do realize it's been fairly quiet on this blog. I am still out there and planning ahead for various events in 2020.
The records will show it has been quite some time since I have last competed in a WPPR-ranked/IFPA-endorsed tournament. There are a lot of reasons for this, some of them pinball-related, others less so. I do intend to play in a tournament or league somewhere and thus re-enter the competitive...
Happy holidays, and thoughts on recent events
First, even though it's been relatively quiet here, I'd like to wish everyone out there who is still following the blog a happy holiday season, as I have in years past. The 25th of December kind of snuck up on me this time around. If you so desire, feel free to come back to the rest of this post after the holidays have concluded. For everyone...
Houston Arcade Expo 2019: Home runs, nukes, knights, windstorms, and other things
Well, I had been looking forward to it for a good couple of weeks, after there was a bit of doubt I'd even be able to go. Last Saturday, the 16th, was my visit to the Houston Arcade Expo for the first time since 2015. It felt good to show my face again given my prolonged absence from the...
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