Podcast: Fall Fun

After several weeks of relatively serious topics, Eric rejoins us as we talk about the fun stuff we’re looking forward to through the end of 2016 and into early 2017. We talk TV, movies, books, video games, board games, and more. It’s a raft of all the cool geek entertainment we’re hoping will be great. It’s a lively and, well, fun time. Tools David brings us a little show-and-tell, including one of the odder kitchen tools I’ve ever seen. Eric…Continue reading Podcast: Fall Fun

Attention Budget and Sturgeon’s Law

I find myself in the doldrums when it comes to PC games these days. I feel like I’m cruising through a Sargasso Sea of endless games that almost but not quite hit the mark. Stellaris, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, and Offworld Trading Company all appeal to my sensibilities, but when I sit down to play, I find the experiences oddly flat. And don’t even get me started on Doom; I’ve long since lost interest in frantic, old-school first person shooters. Give me something a…Continue reading Attention Budget and Sturgeon’s Law

Book Review: Carter and Lovecraft

I have a dark confession to make: I’m really not a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft. Maybe I need to turn in my geek credentials, but I always thought Lovecraft’s writing was overwrought. I struggled through most of his work, finding little joy in the actual reading. I am, however, a big fan of the Lovecraft Mythos universe. Most of my appreciation of the Mythos derives from secondary sources: games, novels about the Mythos, and other popular media. For example,…Continue reading Book Review: Carter and Lovecraft