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...
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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...
Houston Arcade Expo and other items of note
In a similar spirit to a misquotation commonly attributed to Mark Twain, any reports of my demise and/or retirement from competitive video gaming and pinball have been greatly exaggerated.
On this Friday and Saturday, we will have yet another Houston Arcade Expo. I plan to be in attendance toward the late afternoon/evening hours of Saturday, November 16. I will...
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An open letter to Richard M. Stallman
Subject: Events of the last week - open letter
This is perhaps the most difficult letter I've found myself in a position to write in my entire lifetime.
A couple of days ago, I was reading the cypherpunks mailing list when I came across a thread with news articles and commentary indicating you had been constructively removed from both your positions as Free Software Foundation...
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