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Puzzle Hunts are Everywhere, even San Jose BANG 33 will be a good puzzlehunt; you should register to play it September 29. It's a re-run; I played it some weeks ago. The good part about remembering it is that it makes me smile. The bad part a...

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The Wooly Pig Cafe is better than Ike's (Sorry, out of towners, this blog post is only of interest to San Franciscans.) The best sandwich place in my neighborhood is the Wooly Pig Cafe. They put together some awesome sandwiches from ingre...

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Back from WHO Back home from The World Henchmen Organization Game. It was awesome fun! And now: sleep. ...

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Book Report: Being Wrong I bought this book because the writer had a good TED talk Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong. That's a risky move. A lot of these TED talkers turn out to be better with the speechifying than with the wri...

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Non-spoilery Shinteki Aquarius report: Bliss. ...

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Comic Report: Castle Waiting vol II Oh man, if you think Castle Waiting is a slow comic in which nothing ever happens, this book sure won't change your mind. But if you're OK with stuff not-happening as long as it not-happens in an int...

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Book Report: The Art of Game Design The Art of Game Design is pretty awesome. This book is about design. In theory, it's about game design. But if you're designing something for humans, this book contains plenty of wisdom. I think thi...

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Book Report: Coders at Work I used to post an annual list of top 10 fave reads of the year. Nowadays, I post a "book report" for every book I read. It takes less time than writing up the top 10. It took too long to pick the ...

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Comic Report: Girl Genius Collection #8 (Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones) | Act-i-Vate Primer It seems kind of silly to post an online review a comic book when folks can go read the comic online and decide for themselves. And yet, here we are: Girl Genius. Girl Genius is a darned fun story ...

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Non-Spoilery Shinteki Report Yay! That was awesome!Labels: awesome, puzzlehunts...

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Puzzle Hunts are Everywhere, even scattered around San Francisco I typed up some notes on BATH 4 DIchotomY. Like some notes about things I worried about that turned out not to be problems. And things I didn't worry about that turned out to be problems. And, at l...

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Book Report: Infrastructure Wow, Infrastructure is a great book. You should acquire it and read it. (Here, by "read" I mean "look at the photos". But you can read it, too, if you like.) It is photographs of "infrastructure"...

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Link: Race for the Galaxy When people ask me what I do at work, I clam up. Most of that stuff is confidential. Like when some of us geek gamers play-tested the geek game Race for the Galaxy some evenings, we knew it was a f...

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Link: Qwirkle I don't feel so bad about all those times Susan Ross beat me at Petaluma Game Night now that she's an award-winning game designer for her game Qwirkle.Labels: awesome, entertainment industry, link...

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Book Report: Anathem Yesterday, I watched a co-worker give a "practice" thesis defense. My workplace has plenty of grad students who are just, uhm, taking a little break from school. He's one of them. I, on the other h...

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Book Report: The Collected Castle Waiting Castle Waiting was one of the best comics ever. It's by Linda Medley. It's set in the world of fairy tales, but it's so smart and so funny. It's not scary like fairy tales are scary, because it's n...

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World Addition: Zoe Loftesness Holy moly, Dave and Penny had a kid. Early indicators suggest extreme cuteness. Extra hippy-dippy style points for being born in a tub of water. Extra high-tech style points for being announced on go...

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Book Report: Swimming to Antarctica Yesterday, I was walking to the library. A cold wind blew. A light rain started to fall. I considered fetching my rain jacket out of my backpack, but talked myself out of it. I thought What would...

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Link: Shigabooks.com Jason Shiga's site has erupted from inactivity to interactivity. He makes these wonderful interactive comic books, some of which he has translated to web-o-matic form. Because this blog is more abo...

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Book Report: the Founding Fish John McPhee writes about shad. Shad are fish. That description should make you want to read this book. Go. Go! Maybe you read his shad articles in the "New Yorker". Maybe you think "Surely I now k...

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