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  1. aaron david says:

    So Oscar Gordon and I met for lunch yesterday, a nice Italian joint here in one of Seattle’s ring cities. We talked old houses, engineering, lathes and such. Quite nice, if you ever get a chance to meet him take it.

    Other than that I am in Seattle on business, so, meh. head home late Sat (hopefully) and try to get some more work done.Report

  2. James K says:

    I got to attend a release event for Weta Workshop’s new board game last night, so that was fun – I’ve never backed anything local before.

    Other than that, my major plans for this weekend are playing Gloomhaven on Sunday with my regular gaming group.Report

  3. Saul Degraw says:

    I’m going to Reno on Sunday because I have a depo there on Monday morning.Report

  4. North says:

    Two words: Twilight Imperium! Ohhh yeah!Report

    • James K in reply to North says:


      Are you playing 4th Edition?Report

      • North in reply to James K says:

        @james-k I am! Aesthetically and play wise 4th edition is a significantly better polished and balanced game and they have very cleverly rebalanced it to make it a little harder to turtle. It is enormously improved though planet dynamism is limited right now (that’ll doubtlessly be fixed by the inevitable expansions).Report

        • James K in reply to North says:


          I got the opportunity to play it about a month ago, and I feel much the same. I’d like them to restore the planet exploration rules in an expansion, but it needs some work as the 3rd edition version has some serious problems.Report

          • North in reply to James K says:

            @james-k As in the plants having face down tiles and potential rewards/hazards for unscouted landings? I can see the utility of such a thing. My own group has pined loudly for the similar mechanic for empty space tiles but we think the old versions pieces could be used in the new game very easily and probably will. I’d also like to see colonies and refineries included under the new construction strategy tile and I think that would provide a needed buff to construction.

            The new version of politics is so superior to the old one that we don’t even miss the ambassador/bodyguard/spy mechanic.Report

  5. Slade the Leveller says:

    Johnny Cash night fundraiser for a local Little League Saturday with some friends. Thank God for friends who like live music!

    The tabs mentioned on the front page were not the same tabs I got upon reading Jaybird’s piece.Report

  6. fillyjonk says:

    If I can motivate myself to do the last few “oh hey we already accepted your manuscript but here are a few more edits we want” for a paper the editor has sat on for eight months, then I can take the rest of the weekend off.

    I always have projects going so I will find something to do, also I kind of need to sweep and boring stuff like that. Though I do have a quilt in the frame I am now excited about again so that might get some work done on it.Report

  7. dragonfrog says:

    My and Mr. T’s birthday party is Saturday. The charcoal stayed lit through the night, so there is a pork shoulder near ready to be turned into pulled pork for the event. Looks like there might not be a lot of people coming though, so we might just have lots of leftovers.

    I’m about 10% considering going out to dance tonight for a short while, despite my yucky sinus cold.Report

  8. Burt Likko says:

    Tomorrow going to the L.A. Women’s March. Everyone sitting around in front of their computer being pissed off a Trump and the folks running the show in Washington isn’t enough: it needs to translate into real-world political action.Report

  9. Burt Likko says:

    Also, @jaybird , I featured The Xx’s Intro as the sidebar musical feature about six months ago. I have more than a little bit of a musical crush on The Xx right now, and I think their newly-released album is every bit as brilliant as their debut. I was not aware of the hugely long edit of Intro, however.Report

    • Maribou in reply to Burt Likko says:

      @burt-likko I sympathise – I tried to get @jaybird to listen to Intro several years ago (after going to see The Xx live in Denver as a surprise to one of my former student workers who was leaving the country)…. a week or two ago he was all showing it to me to see if I might like it, as if he hadn’t walked into a room where I was listening to it multiple times in the last many years…

      Er, not that you were complaining :D.

      *quits complaining*Report

      • Burt Likko in reply to Maribou says:

        Really that was a plug for the musical sidebar — another place folks can discover something new to listen to that they might like!

        The nearly three hours of Intro on a seamless loop is hypnotizing, but after 45 minutes now, it’s starting to feel like the mixtape my buddy made in college of every version of After Midnight that Eric Clapton recorded (that my buddy could find). Blues-era, reggae-era, rock-era, heavier rock-era, etc. After a while, it’s too much of a good thing and the goodness of it is diluted.Report

        • Maribou in reply to Burt Likko says:

          @burt-likko You might already be familiar with these, but jamie xx has done several 1-2 hour DJ sets for outfits like Boiler Room, etc. (DJ-featuring YouTube channels). They’re a good fit for “want the feel of The Xx doing stuff like intro, and to bliss out a bit” without being QUITE so mono as the exact same song on loop for ever. I mean, he even plays (mostly) non-The-Xx songs. Which you would think would make it less loopy than say, listening to their albums, but I find it is more so, in the good way.Report

  10. Morat20 says:

    Found a big list of new boardgames I want to try. Gloomhaven, if I ever have 300 bucks. Charterstone looks good too. I really want to try out “When I Dream”.

    Today, though, our monthly D&D game (via Skype) and working on my character for Kingmaker. (Which is a Pathfinder RPG wherein, in addition to killing things and taking their stuff, you end up with a kingdom you work on building up).Report