Violence, hockey, and the NHL's leadership
I can't believe what I just read over the past few days.

I don't post about hockey that often. I'm technically a Vegas Golden Knights fan, though I will sometimes root for the Colorado Avalanche. What I'm writing about today involves neither of those teams, but is still very worrisome for the future of professional ice hockey.

Some five years and change ago, I wrote two...
rantroulette.com/2021/05/viole

I'm currently working on photos for my new album. I'm a bit late, because it's due in... OMG, 24 hours!
Here are some pictures I'm considering, comments appreciated!

(Photos with eye contact, showing portraits of me, heavily filtered and overlayed with circuit boards. Colors are mostly greens, pinks and reds.)

Yeah, I actually won that tournament (Tuesday night, previous post). A lot of close scores, and an amazing post-tournament game on Whirlwind to boot (personal best). Competitive pinball is back.

Tournament at Eightytwo, 2021 May 4: Deja vu all over again?
So once again, we convened at Eightytwo for another evening of exciting pinball. It is finally starting to look like we are getting back to normal. There is still no word from the IFPA on when tournaments and leagues will be endorsed/ranked again, but tournaments are starting to happen again and on a more frequent basis. It's not just a few people here and...
skqrecordquest.com/2021/05/06/

hey everyone, my fucking landlord decided to let us know today that we can't renew our lease and we have 3 weeks to find somewhere else to live

we are Very underprepared for this, since when we signed the lease, he said we could renew it in 2021

i have emergency commissions open, check em out here:

puppy.place/@muttmusk/10618530

Late January through early May
So apparently I have some catching up to do. There have not been many tournaments; it's mostly been "normal" trips to the arcade/bar, so I'm going to be posting mainly summaries. Some of them may be out of order, as there are some more recent events I want to give priority.

It is important to recognize that when I am documenting the highlights of one of my arcade visits, it is not...
skqrecordquest.com/2021/05/02/

Tournament at Eightytwo, 2021 April 6
Finally, we near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and it appears we are going to start returning to normal. In that vein, one of the new venues to have popped up during this period, Eightytwo at 1201 Saint Emanuel Street, hosted a pinball tournament on the evening of Tuesday, April 6.

The lineup for the tournament included the following machines: Attack from Mars, Disney...
skqrecordquest.com/2021/05/03/

In memoriam: William Thornton
Recently, I learned the unfortunate news regarding the untimely passing of William Thornton in early April. I did play in a few tournaments and league nights alongside William, though his job in the transportation industry unfortunately limited his opportunities to play pinball in the Houston area. William was a great person and remained friendly to me despite our completely opposing...
skqrecordquest.com/2021/05/03/

Late January through early May
So apparently I have some catching up to do. There have not been many tournaments; it's mostly been "normal" trips to the arcade/bar, so I'm going to be posting mainly summaries. Some of them may be out of order, as there are some more recent events I want to give priority.

It is important to recognize that when I am documenting the highlights of one of my arcade visits, it is not...
skqrecordquest.com/2021/05/02/

Oh my goodness, someone just pointed out that NFTs are exactly the same as the "name a star"/"buy a piece of the moon" scam and suddenly it all makes sense.

Long distance information
Give me Memphis, Tennessee
Help me find a party
That tried to get in touch with me
She could not leave a number
But I know who placed the call
'Cause my uncle took a message
And he wrote it on the wall

Now that I have heard the original version of The Centre of the Heart by Roxette, it's an instant favorite. Previously I had only heard the dance remix from DDRMAX edited for length.

> You want to make a webpage because they are cool.
> You want to make it yourself, by hand and for free, because *you* are cool.
> This zine is for those who have not made a site before, especially those who don’t consider themselves coders.

solarpunk.cool/zines/web-zine-

#NVidia Cripples Proprietary Graphics Driver In Order To Sell Specialized Crypto-Mining Cards. This is what you get with proprietary graphics drivers, this is what Richard #Stallman has warned us about for several decades.
linuxreviews.org/NVidia_Crippl

Yes, it's an old post, but someone pointed out a spelling error in it which I just now fixed, and the post predates Mastodon so wasn't marked as tooted.

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State of "the day of rest" in 2012
A recent chron.com story about the Beren Academy basketball flap reveals a happy ending, that the games will be rescheduled to accommodate the Jewish observance of the Sabbath on Saturdays (which actually runs from Friday at sunset to Saturday at sunset).

Several people of prominence, including Houston mayor Annise Parker, former...
rantroulette.com/2012/03/state
-academy -of-rest

Outrage in DC: A second impeachment, a second acquittal
For those that missed it or need a refresher: Second impeachment of Donald Trump (from Wikipedia). Basically, the vote to convict fell short of the two-thirds margin, 57-43.

The good news is, that means seven Republicans put decency before party loyalty. One of them, perhaps not surprisingly, is Mitt Romney (who would have made a decent...
rantroulette.com/2021/02/outra

Speedy's visit summary through January 28
This is a very quick summary of what I was able to put up through the last three weeks of January give or take. This includes one post-tournament game on January 24 but the actual tournament will be summarized in a later post. So yes, this will be slightly out of chronological order, something I don't really like to do but which is unfortunately necessary to get caught up in...
skqrecordquest.com/2021/02/01/

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