Nice process documentation here - https://sundries.alecstory.org/2019/05/14th-century-laurel-fillet.html #sca #medievalist
Mostly garden talk - http://www.aspiringluddite.com/UK/0044.shtml
"A Conspiracy to Kill IE6" by Chris Zacharias http://blog.chriszacharias.com/a-conspiracy-to-kill-ie6
MeeplePhD: A to Z Gaming: The Grizzled We tried to survive World War I in the trenches in The Grizzled, the next game in our A-Z game shelf play-through.
Those of us with a bardic bent may be interested in this article regarding increasing (western) literary attention to mental states accompanying printing tech:
I don't feel quite as strongly about IPAs, but I do completely fail to understand the appeal.
When AI is asked to get to the finish line, it tends to build a very tall robot that gets there by falling over.
I copied that strategy and almost broke Simone Giertz's robot workshop. (Sorry!)
I like Jack Higgins. The Eagle Has Landed is a good book, and was adapted into my favorite WWII movie of all time.
So I was doubly disappointed with the 2016 Sean Dillon book The Midnight Bell. It read more like a parody of Higgins than actual Higgins.
On the other hand, I recently cranked through 'The Little Paris Bookshop' and 'The Angel's Game' and both were pretty good, and have themes about the power of books to do good (or evil). Which is right in my sweet spot.
I'm on BBC Marketplace this morning talking about times when AI was not smart enough https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-morning-report/artificial-intelligence-smart-earthworm
New #dwarffortress - got my group all ready for embark. Upon arrival, the wagon falls into the lake. Four out of seven drown almost immediately.
Let's try that again ...
Huh. This article makes an interesting case that it was the ballpoint pen, not computers, that brought about the decline of handwriting. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-the-ballpoint-pen-killed-cursive
As if the fire at Notre Dame were not enough - - - Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, which dates back to the Umayyad Caliphate, and is on the Temple Mount which dates back to nearly forever, had a fire earlier today:
Luckily, there was very little damage. But what a loss that would have been! And on top of the Notre Dame it would have been just too much.
In which we discuss George Leslie, the closest New York in the Gilded Age had to a supervillain. Seriously, this story has it all - secret identities, mansions, hidden lairs, the whole bit.
#ttrpg #rpg #steampunk #newyork #nyc #victorian #gildedage #althistory #history
Actor/writer/musician/UNIX guru/cook/medievalist and more. http://www.aspiringluddite.com
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.