Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013
- Concerts I've attended
- Comedians I've seen
- Lectures I've seen
- Plays I was in, in high school
- Addresses I've lived at
- Countries/cities I've visited
- Airports I've flown through without visiting the city
- Where I was when I first heard about various news events
At any rate I've just come across a site called BoardGameGeek that has an impressive catalog of just about every game you can think of, spanning back decades. So I decided to see if I could find a few that stand out from my childhood to keep as another list.
One in particular I could only remember the barest details of. It was a baseball game, and was already an old game when I was very young. All I could remember was that the pitcher would select a pitch via a little slider, and the batter would decide whether to swing or not via his own slider. The equations were good pitch+swing = hit, good pitch+no swing = strike, bad pitch + swing = strike, bad pitch + no swing = ball. So I looked over all the baseball games in their database and finally found it behind the last link in the list. You can see the sliders in the "Images" section. It actually debuted in 1949! (Edit: there's actually a version of it made in the 60's that's the more likely candidate.)
I also found this messy and slightly hazardous game that I used to have. Hard to imagine a kids' game these days that features a heater that heats up a metal washer. I'm glad the internet can still surprise you after so many years.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Now that I have a new droid with a decent amount of memory for apps, I can get back into photo blogging at least. Which means, not a lot of text, but a picture is worth some quantity of words, isn't it? Anyway, if you know me, you know of my recent kidney stone issues. So here's my view for the last few days while I was getting the second one lasered.