No Rest for the Weary

I’m sitting at my desk, participating in a work-related teleconference, surrounded by a hot mess of new hardware and board games. I’m still recovering from my weekend of board gaming.

However, there’s no rest for the weary. The past 48 hours included non-stop activity, including:

  • I’ve set up a nifty new bike accessory, the Fly 12, a combo high-intensity bike light and action camera. ┬áThe Fly 12 offers up to 400 lumens, though in my first ride, I toned the blinky down two steps to avoid blinding drivers. It’s also capable of recording 1080p/30 fps.
  • An HTC Vive VR headset arrived on my doorstep. Setting it up turned out to be easier than expected, but still pretty time-consuming. I’ll discuss the Vive in more detail in the future.
  • Of course, I had to dig into the Vive a bit, and ended up picking up several VR titles from Steam.
  • I reorganized my copy of Star Wars: Rebellion, loading most of the components into Plano-style storage containers.
  • I experimented with shooting video on the Nikon D500. No promises yet, but I’m hoping to include video content at some point, but I’d really like to avoid talking head videos.
  • Broke up a bunch of cardboard for old PC cases and monitors I no longer have here.
  • Oh, yeah, and I did a lot of work related to my day job, which pays the bills.

Sometime in the next couple of weeks, I’ll be helping out David Bryant with a system build, as well as starting to put together a gaming rig for my younger daughter, Emily.

And here I thought it was going to be a slower, post-holiday week. It looks like I’m going to need some serious coffee.

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