Another "dip" into downtown Houston and a side trip
So, nothing that my previous Monday (August 30) visit to Little Dipper was such a great time, I decided I'd head back down there this past Friday (September 3) and get in a few more rounds of pinball. This time, all of my play was confined to the three newer machines, skipping The Machine: Bride of Pinbot entirely.
I'm noticing a few more minor...
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employer (-), petition (+)
so this is public now, and my union rep says we can share it:
Petition to get Google temps, vendors, and contractors the back pay Google owes them
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Bughouse on a chess server: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Note: this post was originally written back in late 2015. A lot of this is of mainly historical interest; the activity level on FICS has dropped off precipitously in the intervening time period of about six years. However, I still feel the story needs to be told, as...
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"Dipping" into a new pinball spot
The Little Dipper on Main Street in downtown Houston had been on my list of pinball places to check out for some time. The last time I was in the area, though, there was a rainstorm blowing through the city. Instead of hanging back to get in a few games of pinball I decided to just go home and return another day. I didn't realize "another day" would be a few months later, though...
Odds and ends from the past month and change
I've gotten in the occasional round of pinball and arcade games here and there over the past couple of months, just haven't had any time to post until today. I will be checking out a new local venue in the next few days and I wanted to get these up before then.
In rough order: July 21 at Darkhorse Tavern (Mr. and Mrs. Pac-Man), August 4 at Little Woodrow's...
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