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I guess I have to relearn physics

Kerbal Space Pro­gram left beta status yes­ter­day. With that update came a num­ber of sig­ni­fic­ant enhance­ments, changes and new features.

And they changed aero­dy­nam­ics and physics.

New reentry effects. Smoking hot graph­ics there!

Yup, Jeb died on reentry. Back to the basic mis­sions to fig­ure this out.

Oh. That was unfortunate.

When the Stars Align

Today was a pretty nor­mal day for the most part. Took Selena in for a quick checkup vet visit. Went to work and audited an advanced Excel class (that I’ll be teach­ing soon).

Reg­u­lar, nor­mal stuff.

Except when you apply a ‘space’ layer to the day.

Driv­ing home from the clinic with Selena, I heard Go! — a very cool music / archival audio mashup by Pub­lic Sys­tem from their new The Race For Space album. Video below.

Then also noted that Sid Meier’s Star­ships is due out for iOS. Yes, video below. iTunes link when it’s live on iTunes.

And finally also noted that Buzz Aldrin’s Space Pro­gram Man­ager is ALSO out tonight for iOS. Yes, video ALSO below.

Of course, it’s a silly thing to think that I’d not be pick­ing up all three. Only prob­lem is that this will cut in to my Kerbal Space Pro­gram time 😉

 

 

A few bumps but we’re all right.

Well the GameA­Thon got off to a bit of a bumpy start, with Twitch TV tem­por­ar­ily ban­ning me for not show­ing gam­ing con­tent. So now I’m stream­ing on You­Tube… had a bit of scram­bling around to hook it up but it’s done.

Gaming-wise, we loosely stuck to the sched­ule with Pathfinder Adven­ture Card Game lead­ing off, fol­lowed by some com­pet­it­ive Halo. Looks like we blew over the time allot­ted for Dwarf Fort­ress, but I’ll pick up the sched­ule in a few minutes with some Pan­demic on the iPad. I may stick the whole hour or, if I lose too quickly, will find some­thing else to play. Either way, I’ll be stream­ing it and you can watch the stream here. Next update in a few hours. Oh, and thank you for spon­sor­ing me! The pups appre­ci­ate it!
 

In less than 24 hours I’ll be gaming for 24 hours to support CaliCan Rescue — Cheer me on!

Tomor­row night, Fri­day night, I’ll be start­ing a 24hr mara­thon gam­ing ses­sion to sup­port my friends at CaliCan Res­cue. I’m one of the folk who’ve accep­ted the Play4Paws2 chal­lenge, so yeah, I’ll be gam­ing, catch­ing up on my gam­ing defi­cit over the last few months 😉

It’s been years

Yeah, years since I stayed up ’round the clock. More, actu­ally since I have to work tomor­row morn­ing, so I’ll likely be up over 36 hours. So I’m not sure what to expect, except that as my sleep-deprived brain tries to play games, you can bet that I’ll suck more as the even­ing wears on. Ah well.

UNDERDOGIt’s about the Underdog

Ok, so I’m look­ing for­ward to it, mostly, though the tired bit I’m dread­ing. But it’s not for me I’m doing this, I’m try­ing to raise funds to sup­port the organ­iz­a­tion that brought Bog­art and all the other fosters into our (and oth­ers) lives. It’s about the people in an organ­iz­a­tion that works hard and cares about both the anim­als they res­cue from death row (yes, they pull from kill shel­ters), and they care about the people they match the dogs with. Amaz­ing work, amaz­ing people.

So yeah, in addi­tion to fos­ter­ing, donat­ing, encour­aging and pro­mot­ing, this is me try­ing to find another way to sup­port them. How ’bout it, can you help? Donate here. Bid on silent auc­tion items here. …More