[Canadian, #canpoli ] NDP election platform promises free dental care for all households earning under $70K beginning in 2020: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ndp-dental-1.5287918
LOOK AT THIS BATH BOMB: https://imgur.com/gallery/xJrsxBH
Write nice letters to people and get stickers -- the most wholesome video game ever: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1070710/Kind_Words_lo_fi_chill_beats_to_write_to/
Regex Crosswords -- a fun way to learn Regex or challenge yourself if you're already a Regex expert: https://regexcrossword.com/
Just finished Primordia. Gave it a 3/5 but with a strong "you should play this anyway -- just liberally use a walkthrough" note. PROS: Excellent world-building, excellent art, excellent story, excellent characters, mostly good voice acting. CONS: Incredibly, unbelievably obtuse puzzles, proscriptive attitude on game makers' part about what puzzle-solving approaches are and aren't fun, art style makes object/pixel hunting and even finding room exits extremely tedious.
1,600-year-old skeletons "Lovers of Modena," buried hand-in-hand, discovered to be both male: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-49562-7
Rats can be taught to play hide-and-seek and appear to enjoy it: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6458/1180
Looked down this morning and noticed that my car's empty light was on and the "Cruising Range" display said 3 km. The "next exit" sign on the highway I was on said 2 km. I'm glad that I knew where the nearest gas station to that exist was. The "Cruising Range" had read 0 km for a little bit before I managed to pull up to a pump. Eep!
On our first "family game night", we played Scythe digitally, each on our own computer. Attentions wandered and turns designed to take seconds stretched to 30-40 minutes. It was a bust. This time, we tried digital play pass-and-play Eight Minute Empires on the Switch. The experience was a nice blend of the plusses of a digitally-managed board game (cute animations and music, digital hinting and scorekeeping) with the social elements of gaming around the table. Overall, a great success.
I just got a free copy of DiRT Rally, which I've always kinda wanted but could never really justify since I'm bad at racing games and I don't really know anything about racing of any sort (much less rally racing).
I'm pretty sure, though, that when encountering hairpin turns, it's both safe and cool to come to a complete stop before proceeding around the turn at low speed, then speeding back up, right?
Yussss. Nailed it.
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