Two notable nerdstuffs happening lately:
*Just got a supporting membership to AussieCon4, i.e., this year’s WorldCon, i.e., a big nerdy sci-fi convention. Among other things, the reason I got in on it was for a Hugo vote. I’ll have some reading to do before the vote is due July 31, but that’s three months to read six novels and assorted novellae and novelettes.
*I’ve always loved insanely long, overly precise video game walkthroughs, especially when they’re just plain text files. So I’m writing one for The Adventures of Lolo as well as Lolo 2, which I’ve been playing on virtual console. I don’t have a particular reason for doing this except that these games are fun and very procedure-oriented, so it’s somehow satisfying to document the process of clearing each room. I was wondering if there was a job that paid you to navigate complex interfaces and document them, then I realized I kinda already have it.
*Today is office-cleaning day. I have re-discovered the color of my desk surface! It is blue, I guess. Somewhere between white and blue, anyway.
*We joined a CSA. Can’t say enough good things about them. I have been obtaining and eating a lot of lettuce.
*New cat! K posted some pictures. Bea is devilishly difficult to photograph because she’s small, fast, shy, and really shiny. 70% of pictures show only an indistinct reflective black mass. This is the second and final cat, and has already helped keep Artie from driving us bats. You see, like most cats, Artie feels he is the most important creature on the earth, and we exist merely to fulfill his demands for food, shelter, and entertainment. Should these demands not be met, he allows a generous four seconds for the situation to be rectified. Should that time elapse without satisfaction, the yowling begins at immediate maximum volume. Bea, in addition to the better space the new house provides, has helped alleviate some of this. She’s game for some tearing around the house just about whenever Artie is, so they’re keeping each other busy. And like an dangerously escalating chemistry experiment gone bad, a dog will be added to the mix maybe in the fall.