Keyboards, Mice, and More

This week’s podcast focuses on keyboards, mice, and other input devices. David’s been descending into the depths of keyboard tech, learning all about mechanical keys, the history of keyboards, and more. The parameters of keyboard choices have vastly expanded in the past few years. I talk about my choices in keyboards and mice, and why wireless gaming mouse is no longer an oxymoron. Diving into tools, I talk about setting up the HTC Vive and my early impressions of the […]

Tabletop Gaming at Kublacon: An Essay in Pictures

Emily and I swing into the parking lot, naturally finding a spot on the top floor of the Hyatt Airport parking garage. We’d already unloaded luggage, boxes of games for the flea market, and a massive suitcase full of games for playing. We headed into the con area, making our way towards the registration desk. We headed down the escalator to pick up our badges and wristbands. The registration desk seemed quite on early Friday afternoon. The folks staffing the […]

Prepping for Kublacon

I’ll be up to my armpits in board games this weekend, attending one of the Bay Area’s best tabletop gaming conventions, Kublacon, held at the San Francisco Airport Hyatt. I’ve been attending this particular con for more years than I care to recount. My two daughters took part in the Kublacon Kids room since they were each five years old, which likely helped shape their interest in gaming. In fact, my younger daughter, Emily, is going to Kublacon with me […]

Eric’s Excellent VR PC Build, More Nikon, and Kublacon!

  Eric needed a new PC to run his spiffy HTC Vive VR kit, so we built one. The parts list impresses: Core i5 Skylake, GTX 980, 16GB DDR4. Eric, David Bryant, and I got together and tackled assembly chores. Along the way, we experience one of the worst case designs I’ve seen in a long time. The Bitfenix Prodigy micro-ATX case may look like its mini-ITX sibling, but it’s an abysmal design internally. Eric discovers PCPartpicker, a nifty tool […]