We just got back Sunday night from Strategicon Gateway out by LAX. I staffed an Ars Victor tournament all weekend at the con. We ran a tournament with $500 in cash prizes for the third time (Gateway 2012, Gamex 2013, Gateway 2013).
I am so blown away at the outcome of this tournament through the final two rounds. This game continues to show me surprising new depth, even after playing for well over a year. Players are continuing to try new things and discover new ways of defeating their enemies. In this Labor Day tournament, I was shown how new strategies can flourish in the minds of new players and result in epic unexpected victories. Read all »
A funny from IRC #warmfuzzyland I had to share:
12:34 <@Air> California doctor diagnosed man with âhomosexual behaviorâ illness
12:34 <@Air> http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/-california-doctor-diagnosed-man-with-%E2%80%98homosexual-behavior%E2%80%99-illness--191209896.html
12:38 <@Warmfuzzy> for a really hip state with lots of liberals
12:38 <@Warmfuzzy> we fail at certain traditionally liberal things, Air
12:39 <@Warmfuzzy> the story is sad yet amusing
12:41 < iGraywolf> air: i get diagnosed with that by 12 year olds on halo on the time
I run a small hosting business. The other partners are G and my friend and business partner, MrPinstripe. It is called The Cosmic Colo.
Our page might look a bit, ahem, dated, but our our uptime is epic:
21:16 < MrPinstripe> one of our clients mentioned that his freebsd VM was up
for 457 days before the move to vegas
21:16 < MrPinstripe> thats awesome
21:19 < Knightmare> yes it is
21:46 <@Sobchak> my centos vm was up for 697 days before the restart 5 days ago
21:46 <@Sobchak> cosmiccolo has great uptime :D
I recall chatting with some buddies about web services integration awhile back, and how cool it was to, say, use Jott to send a Tweet which would update your Facebook status. It required two or three separate integration points, and these had to be managed from within each individual application.
If This Then That raises the management layer of these integration points above the individual web applications or services into a single web application, and it looks pretty cool thus far. The recursively self-referential nature of this post is not lost on me. It’s my first experiment with IFTTT, as they call it. In theory, this post should trigger a Tweet about the post, automagically snarfing the URL from the WordPress update and using it in the Tweet. Read all »
I discovered the Helvetica Scenario at random due to this xkcd and the first couple of google links about it. BloaterPaste as usual had something hilarious to say about it:
13:58 <@Warmfuzzy> the FUCK: http://enigmauniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Helvetica_Scenario
13:58 <@Warmfuzzy> didn't that happen in Fringe?
14:00 < BloaterPaste> wow, that sounds terrible
14:00 < BloaterPaste> fucking Helvetica
14:00 < BloaterPaste> I like Helvetica.
14:00 < BloaterPaste> Why couldn't they have called it the Comic Sans Cenerio
14:03 <@Warmfuzzy> LOL