Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Weekly Update - Sunday, December 11th, 2016 - Lights! Camera! Action!

The new camera, which works with our laptops. (!)

The new addition to the collection, which is a heap of fun!

The Missus, bless her. announced the other day that my final birthday package had finally arrived. She had been a little reluctant to get the Bloggie out and do a new episode of my little YouTube talks, and I finally found out why.

Ever the bargain-hunter, she found us a really neat little device for six bucks - a camera that will work with out laptops, and is made up of length of cable with LEDs at the end with the camera lens. It's a borescope, and for the very forst time we can show you the insides of the buildings I make. I think that this is a very cool device, and I'm looking forward to trying it out.

It will certainly give a new meaning to the phrase "I look around the corner; what do I see?"

The other item in the package is a copy of the 2014 "Hercules" movie, with Dwayne Johnson in the title role. I put this on yesterday while I was finishing up the foam work on the big Sakbe road tower, and it is what I would call 'good clean fun' and a 'delightful romp'. Perfect Saturday Afternoon Matinee fare, and I felt like getting a bag of popcorn and settling in for the fun. Very good ensemble of actors, with Ian McShane stealing the show as the seer who keeps predicting his own death - and then being saved by somebody.

Lots of sheer fun, all around, and a very good depiction of how a military campaign actually works - and why one should not charge formed bodies of infantry.

Very enjoyable day, and even a guest in the game room for a visit. All I needed was the popcorn!