I only had one 'official' resolution for 2022, and that was to read 25+ books for the year. Even with me not reading or listening to much in November and December, this resolution was a success: I read 25 books. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2022 was a pretty decent year... but ended in a frustrating huff. I got … Continue reading The End of 2022, Staycation, and… Don’t Break My Stuff, 2023!
Random thoughts, observations, and updates on a Friday afternoon. I FINALLY feel like I'm getting back to a 'comfortable routine', after months of spinning my wheels! I cleaned my bathroom, cleaned the hall, cleaned the stove top, and swept the living room, things that I had put off for months due to mental and physical … Continue reading Short Circuits: Summertime
I like to write posts, in the last week of December, that are part "Best Of..." lists, part Resolution reviews, and Resolutions/Goals/Wishes for the upcoming year.Covid-19 pretty much dominated the first two; let's hope it doesn't dominate too much of 2021. Best of 2020 Comic Book Villains While Podicus Wrecks recorded through much of 2020, … Continue reading A (much smaller) Look Back At 2020….
'First Impressions' are quick recaps and reviews on video games (and, sometimes, books) that I am playing for the first time. Well, it took over 6 years, but I finally purchased "Dragon Age: Inquisition" for the PC (and not only was it on sale for $10 on Steam, it was the Game Of The Year … Continue reading First Impressions: “Dragon Age: Inquisition”
- I do not have Covid-19... but I had a Covid scare. More on both, later. - This past Sunday (the 27th), I got to celebrate my older brother's birthday (a few days late) with the rest of the family. This was the first time that we all were together since mid-June. I wasn't sure … Continue reading COVID-19: ‘Short Circuits’, “Catching Up”, September 2020
I do not have COVID-19... and this time, there's no '*'. I am on a new, temporary work schedule: I work from home on Mondays and Tuesdays, and work in the office Wednesdays through Fridays. This started this week and will go for the next 2 weeks, minimum (the other guy that is working from … Continue reading ‘Short Circuits’: Books, Games, and Podcasts, Oh My!
Song: "Sound The Alarm" by Thievery Corporation I'm not sure how to classify Thievery Corporation, other than "Awesome!". (I do not own this music - just linked it for your listening pleasure) I do not have COVID-19... I think. I have not been tested. But I did not feel... right... on Thursday or Friday, to the … Continue reading COVID-19: ‘Short Circuits’, 7/10-7/11
The nation is starting to open back up, for better or worse. Song: "Tumbleweed" by 9 Lazy 9(Disclaimer: I do not own any of the music that's linked in this post) Protests (from Associated Press) The deaths of George Lloyd in Minneapolis, the revealed-2-months-later death of Breeonna Taylor in Louisville, and the revealed-3-months-later-and-possibly-covered up murder … Continue reading COVID-19: ‘Short Circuits’, 5/30
I first came across the beautiful game, Okami HD, about 12 years ago, when a good friend lent it to me for the Playstation 2 (and it's been about 11 or 12 years since I've owned a gaming console. Fast-forward to 2019 and that same friend told me about the Okami HD port to PC. … Continue reading (New) First Impressions: “Okami HD (PC)”
Jerry Lawson, an Engineer, is generally credited as the first black game designer. Lawson was not only a self-taught engineer but one of the very few black engineers of his time. In 1976, after spending time at Queens College, Lawson developed the Fairchild Channel F, the first cartridge-bases console system that had a Pause button … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #5