Thursday, June 5, 2014

Notepad and Pencil

I've taken to always carrying a little notepad and pencil on me. I use it for everything from meeting notes to shopping lists.

The notebook is a 3x5 spiral bound book from Staples. I used to use a similar sized Moleskine notebook but I found that because of the sown binding I never wanted to tear out any of the pages for fear of loosing two pages instead of just one. With a spiral binding I don't have that worry. The downside to spiral is that it does not hold up as long. I give these notebooks a rough time traveling in my pockets and the binding generally gets bent out of shape before the notebook is filled. But that is okay at around $1 a piece I can deal with a higher turn over.

For the pencil my current favorite is Paper Mate Percision. It is a nice heavy pencil that feels good in my hand.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Warhammer Diskwars

I saw that video on YouTube and decided that I had have it. So the other day I was at my FLGS and picked it up. I can't wait to get a chance to play it.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Over the Edge PDFs

I've been a fan of Over the Edge for a couple years now. However, since I discovered it after it was already out of print the game books have not made themselves readily accessible to me. I mean sure I could put in an order with Noble Knight Games for some products but that doesn't quite quench my modern instant gratification itch.

I knew that Atlas Games has a distribution agreement with Steve Jackson Games and Warehouse 23. So, the other day I went over there just to check and see if they had any of the Over the Edge stuff in PDF. And, to my excitement they did! I can't wait to put in my order.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Government Sanctioned (On the Edge)

On the Edge is a great dead CCG that can be had for a modest investment (a booster box can normally be found online for around $30 after shipping and rumor is they go for even less at conventions). My group of friends get out the game once or twice a year and play it pretty heavy for a couple weeks at a time.

I thought I would share with you my "Government Sanctioned" deck. The theme of this deck is the Al Amarja goverment and related organizations. It actually plays pretty well too—winning more often than it looses.

Characters

  • Adelina Escobar
  • Alonzo Rubio
  • Anima Nee-Owoo
  • Azza Jami
  • Coral Entity
  • Cyril Doros
  • Deborah Grierson
  • Dinesh Rajpal
  • Dr. Fürchregott Nusbaum
  • Fava Lakhdar
  • Jerry Heckle
  • Julio Beitleiro
  • Kiyoteru Wakai
  • Melinda Amduat
  • Michico Ishii
  • Monique D'Aubainne
  • Norton Rumple
  • Protoplankton
  • Rixa Bekker
  • Shadrach
  • Yuzhou Chen

Resources

  • Censorship Flap
  • Contacts in the CPC
  • Friends in Arms Barrio x2
  • Friends in Broken Wings Barrio x2
  • Intelligence Contacts
  • Military Contacts
  • Oppenheimer Contacts
  • The Terminal
  • Trade Contacts in the Edge

Whammies

  • Bad Luck x2
  • Good Luck x2
  • Total Taxi

Conditions

  • Kidnap
  • Multi-Dimension
  • Smear Campaign
  • Super-Vitamin Diet

Gear

  • Concealable Weaponry x2
  • Duro-Trench x2
  • Pistol-Grip Chain Saw x2

Environmentals

  • CPC Crackdown
  • Heating Up

Secrets

  • The Dir on Her Exaltedness, Monique D'Aubainne, Historic Liberator and Current Shepherdess of Al Amarja

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Coursera Data Science Toolbox: Passed

Course Record

Last month I took the first course in Coursera's Date Science specialization. I do have to say that the course was fairly easy. It was mostly getting the basic tools installed in order to take the other classes in the specialization. It did cover some very high level stuff though. I appreciated that.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Belt

I just finished making this belt out of paracord. Here are the instructions I followed to make it.