Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The New iMac Is Up And Running!

The old MacBook is finally being retired, and the new (and massively more powwerful as well as larger) iMac is now up and running here on my desk. The interim H-P machine has now gone back downstairs to the game room, and it's also up and running. I have Skype, Zoom, and Discord all up and running in the game room - we're taking our first steps into running games on-line, and I think it'll all work.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Golden Parade - Phil would have wallowed in it all...

If you missed the live broadcast of this spectacle last week, you can see it in multiple versions on You Tube. It was, and is, the kind of show that Hollywood can't seem to do anymore, and the stuff of all those Thursday nights out at Phil's. He loved Ancient Egypt, and in these videos you can see why...

Still Alive, and painting stuff...

Annie Norman, of Bad Squiddo Games, is in the throes of a new Kickstarter for more of her 28mm 'Red Army Women'. These are mostly winter versions of her line, but are all new scuplts. The Kickstarter funded in literally 12 minutes, and is now at something like 400% of her original goal. These are sculpted by Alan March, who also does a lot of the Tekumel Project figures, and are all quite nice; nnie is one of the very few miniatures companies - along with our own Howard Fielding and his Tekumel Project - that I will buy from sight unseen. (I've been burned, a few times.)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Management Regrets To Announce...

The Management of this little confection deeply regrets to announce the passing of Captain Sir Thomas Moore, late of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. More details may be found at www.bbc.com, and other news outlets. This will be a run-on paragraph, sorry to say; I have been away too long, due to some very bad news over the past few months. The conversations still go on at my forum, though.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Still Here! Still Carrying On, Too!

Well, the ship of state is still afloat. I slipped up, and haven't posted for a while; I have gotten a message from Google that if I don't use my Google account they will be closing it, so I plan on posting here once a week. It's kind of a placeholder, to keep the account open and save the photos I have on file. I still cannot use the new format well - I do not have a smart phone - so my usual longer essays are over on my Proboards forum: www.chirinebakal.proboards.com (I don't get line returns here, for example.) I just posted an essay about turning 64, and how it's impinged on my gaming. Have a look, and see what you think...