Sunless Skies

This game and the next game I plan to review (Hades) have been labeled "rogue-like" or "rogue-lite" games. For the folks who read this post who don't know that means, I'll describe what's generally meant by the term. Rogue was a video game from the early 1980s. The game was originally developed to use ASCII characters for…

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Staged

Staged is a clever TV series now available on Hulu. In it, Michael Sheen and David Tennant play fictionalized versions of themselves. In the first season, they're restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic but still try to rehearse for a play to open immediately after the pandemic ends. In the second season, things get meta as they deal…

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A Witch Remembers Passover – 2021

If you glance through the list of tags on my blog (the tag cloud is on the right if you're reading this on a desktop computer; it's after the post if you're reading this on a phone) you'll see I have a series of posts on Passover seders. Though my earliest post on the subject was written…

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Tainted Grail Wave 2 – shaded zenithal, contrasts and washes, and Metal Color

Let's shift to an interesting topic, with lots of fun pictures: Painting the miniatures that came with the second wave of Tainted Grail. What's a "Tainted Grail Wave"? Tainted Grail is a massive role-playing board game published by Awaken Realms. The game was funded as a Kickstarter project. The overall game was so massive that Awaken Realms…

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Why I don’t want to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave – part 5

Let's try to wrap this up. The story so far I listed four reasons why I didn't want to upgrade to Mojave: A bit of convenient entertainment would go away. Solution: None. No choice but to suck it up if I ever upgraded. I could no longer reprogram my universal remote. Solution: Maybe Logitech will eventually release…

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Why I don’t want to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave – part 4

Audiobooks I listen to a lot of audiobooks. And by "a lot," I mean this: There's a lot to unpack from this picture, including why I don't want to upgrade from Mojave. I've circled on the part to focus on first: While the picture only shows the first 31 files in my audiobook collection, I have a…

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Why I don’t want to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave – part 3

Keyboard About 15 years ago, I started developing pains in my forearms. It wasn't quite carpal tunnel; if it had been then the pain would never have fully gone away. But the pain did go away when I switched to using ergonomic keyboards. My first such keyboard was made by Adesso. It was a fine keyboard. I…

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Why I don’t want to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave – part 2

In my previous post, I went into a hissy-fit over the tiny games I would no longer be able to play if I upgraded above Mac OS X Mojave. Get ready for more hissing as we delve into another #FirstWorldProblem. Remote Control If you have an entertainment system, the most valuable piece of technology becomes a universal…

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Why I don’t want to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave – part 1

As the title suggests, I'm going to write a series of posts on -- Wait a second! You're writing a series of posts on why you don't want to upgrade? Isn't that a waste of effort? You know as well as anyone the truth behind this xkcd cartoon: You wrote a long series of posts on controlling…

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Mini painting wrap-up – Etherfields Wave 1

In my last post, in which I talked about shading Etherfields miniature figures, I ended by saying that I'd have to wait until the the weather got warmer and dryer before I could go outdoors and spray-varnish the minis. Then I discovered a varnish made for airbrushes. I applied four light coats to each mini, spaced at…

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