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Eden

June 14, 2017

This is beautiful.

Marija Tiurina is clearly super-talented but this might be my favourite of hers.

Empire setlist, 7th May

May 7, 2017

Taught my first actual, full, Vibe Cycle class today! Figured I should keep a record of my playlists:

  1. You Got the Love – 2017 Remode | Dr Shiver, Candi Staton
  2. Good Luck (feat. Lisa Kekaula) | Basement Jaxx
  3. Faithless | DC Breaks, Bianca
  4. A Deeper Love (Sam Halabi Radio Remix) | Aretha Franklin
  5. The Chain | Fleetwood Mac
  6. Through The Night (Radio Edit) | Drumsound and Bassline Smith
  7. Party Goin | Mightyfools
  8. Believer | Imagine Dragons
  9. Roll on my Level | DJ Hazard, Summer Rayne
  10. Into the Night – Nero 1988 Remix | NERO, 1988
  11. Twistin’ the Night Away | Sam Cooke
  12. Cooldown Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight | Amos Lee

The Defenders

May 4, 2017

More Jessica Jones? Yes please. This might be enough to get me to finish Iron Fist.

Throw in Misty, Claire, and Stick (fingers crossed for Colleen, Karen, Foggy too) and colour me excited.

Noughts and Crosses

May 4, 2017

A reply to “What’s the best hack/edit to make the boring Tic-Tac-Toe game more interesting?” on Quora:

  1. Each player starts off with 100 chips.
  2. Each turn (including the first), the players submit a silent bid for how many chips they are willing to spend for the right to make a move.
  3. The bids are revealed and the player who made the highest bid pays that amount of chips to the other player and then makes his play.
  4. Repeat every turn until the conclusion of the game.

This is brilliant (and, I imagine, not a game for the AP prone). A high bid can buy you the coveted centre space but now your opponent has a bidding advantage over you, at any given point how much is a given space, or even the opportunity to play a turn actually worth?

Modern board game design is ace.

Edit: Another reply mentions another version I’ve seen before and liked. Each square on the grid contains its own gave of noughts and crosses, winning that game wins you the square on the parent board. The twist is the mini-board on which you must play is determined by the square last played by your opponent. e.g. They place a O in the top left square of whichever micro-grid they’re playing on so you must play on the micro-grid in the top left square of the parent board.

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

May 4, 2017

I only read the first book (I think the second is on my shelf), this is a lot more Last Action Hero than I was expecting, though this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, Matt Colville sums up my feelings pretty well:

Birbs

May 3, 2017

Quentin Blake curates an exhibition of his own illustrations of birds at House of Illustration, running May to October 2017.