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July 23, 2008

Killing time

Rob @ 3:17 PM

I'll bet you thought I wouldn't do it.

Well, I did.

July 22, 2008

All good things…

Rob @ 2:08 AM

Got back from The Last HOPE this afternoon, and have been recuperating slowly. I shall write about it and post photos in a day or so.

All my deepest thanks to everyone who attended, presented, volunteered, and was otherwise part of the conference, and special thanks to my fellow core staff members for the privilege of working with them.

July 14, 2008

Room get!

Rob @ 3:22 PM

A few weeks ago, the Hotel Pennsylvania had officially declared the dates of The Last HOPE - this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - to be sold out completely. However, word is that they have just released a small number of rooms for the con dates due to cancellations, non-payment, and such.

So if you were hoping to get a room there during the con but weren't able to, call 212-736-5000 and speak to a human ASAP. They probably won't give you the discounted convention rate, but if you're really nice to them and have some good karma to burn, anything is possible.

Grand Theft Auto: The Text Adventure

Rob @ 9:09 AM
You are on a generic city street.
There are pedestrians here.
There is a car here.

> STEAL CAR

You force open the door of the car, pull out the protesting owner,
and sit in his place.  The victim gesticulates angrily at you from
outside the car.

You are in a car.  There is a rap song playing on the stereo.
There are pedestrians here.
There is an angry car-theft victim here.

> DRIV CAR

I don't know how to DRIV.

> DRIVE CAR

You put your foot on the gas pedal, and the car moves forward.

You are in a moving car.  There is rap music playing on the stereo.

There is traffic here.
There are pedestrians here.

> CHANGE STATION

You change the radio station.

You are in a moving car.  There is country/western music playing on
the stereo.

There is traffic here.
There are pedestrians here.

> KILL PEDESTRIANS

What would you like to kill the pedestrians with?

> KILL PEDESTRIANS WITH CAR

You deliberately drive over some of the pedestrians.  Their horrific
screams of panic and anguish drown out the radio.  Their broken
bodies fly off in various amusing directions.  Other pedestrians flee
in terror at the carnage-laden sight, while still others ignore the
situation entirely.

You are in a moving car.  There is country/western music playing on
the stereo.

There is traffic here.
There are pedestrians here.

> CHANGE STATION

You change the radio station.

You are in a moving car. There is talk radio loaded with subtle
social commentary playing on the stereo.

There is traffic here.
There are pedestrians here.

> _

July 11, 2008

arf! arf!

Rob @ 9:18 AM

Due to personal and professional workloads, it looks like Grey and I won't be able to make it to the backup 2600 meeting tonight like we had planned to.

How shall I put this... hmm, "aw, crap" about covers it.

The work is going great though, and we're really excited about HOPE. A week from today, folks! Be there or be an equilateral rectangle!

Speaking of shapes, LOOK AT THIS FREAKING PIZZA.

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