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fri posted: Fri 2017-12-22 08:40:20 tags: gaming
Today's Bookbub bargains email included David Brooks (conservative "social commentator" columnist and author of The Social Animal): The Road to Character (2015-04). I have to wonder if this is not just basically a rewrite of Peck's classic The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth. Alas, while Amazon facilitates questions about other types of product, I don't see anyplace to ask questions about this book. Reading the critical reviews, I heard Brooks cheated o... (...more)
mon posted: Mon 2017-10-30 10:27:43 tags: gaming
Started watching The Madness of King George (1994) yesterday, but Miss Cupcake couldn't get into it so we switched to The Magnificent Seven (2016). Dropped off some stuff at Goodwill, laid in some grocery supplies. Tilapia taco wraps for dindins. The mango hot sauce we ended up with is ok, a little too sweet. Against my better judgement I got sucked into Cookie Clicker anyway. Yesterday I had enough Heavenly Chips to do my first Ascension and buy the power-ups I wanted, mainly unlocking the dragon. K... (...more)
clickers posted: Mon 2017-10-16 09:32:29 tags: gaming
Saturday Miss Cupcake sent me a link to a podcast that discussed "clicker" type games. The main focus was "Universal Paperclip" (hereafter UPC), a new-ish entry in the subgenre of what are more generally know as "idle" games. My descent into the phenomenon was mostly via "Adventure Capitalist", starting in mid-2015? The podcast mentioned AdvCap. Earlier this year when I'd done everything there was to do in AdvCap I tried "Taps to Riches" for a while, but part of the content seemed mysteriously broken/inacc... (...more)
wed posted: Wed 2016-08-24 07:32:53 tags: tech, gaming, healing
Last week I got briefly sucked into Farmville 2. Its water economy, dripped out in 5-minute increments, quickly became too annoying to entertain. Monday I installed Leapdroid on \\dora and sampled the "Township" farm/cityville wannabe from Google Play. It plays fairly well as such things go, but ultimately it's just another egregious time sink. So, that's getting uninstalled. If for some reason I decide I want to emulate the Android OS on \\dora again, BlueStacks is probably a better solution. The control ... (...more)
gotta be fresh gotta go downstairs posted: Fri 2016-07-15 06:05:43 tags: gaming
Woke when the sky was still more dark than light, first coffee, spun up clampe's "Sunday Morning Sidewalks", revised my balance-sheet projection to end-of-year and "dashboard" spreadsheet, resuscitated a savings plan with transfer of a modest bump to my brokerage account. It looks like that won't clear before market close today, so I have time to meditate on what exactly I want to invest that in. I had stalled on refiguring ETF return ratios because frankly, Dividend Detective's "top" list hadn't chan... (...more)