Thursday, January 29th, 2009 @ 12:31pm
A couple in Ohio created a lawn version of scrabble.
This is actually a really cool idea and would be interesting to see this applied to other board games. I can’t imagine how well it would work for games where pieces are required to frequently be moved (i.e. Monopoly) but would work well for games where any assets are visually displayed. Settlers of Catan: Lawn Edition anyone?
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 @ 10:51am
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 @ 6:03pm
Sorry for the slight downtime today, but I was having a ton of errors happening with both Drupal and MySQL and basically had to start from scratch. Thankfully, I had everything backed up and I got the mysql database moved to a new server. As a result of that everything should be much faster, and if you were seeing any timeouts or blank pages you shouldn’t be seeing them anymore.
I’m going to slowly be re-adding the sidebar content tomorrow, but in the meantime all of my blog posts are back up and intact. Carry on!
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 @ 12:42pm
I finally got around to posting Park City/Salt Lake city pictures on my Flickr account. There was plenty of snow there, at least a good 1-2 feet in some areas enough to make a fairly decent snowman (pictured) and a bunch of angry little snowmen (not pictured).
The snowboarding was pretty good while we were there, although unfortunately we did not get any new snow the whole time beyond what they were snowmaking on a day-to-day basis. The mountain itself is huge and provides plenty of room and opportunities for beginning and advance boarders alike, so we really enjoyed it. The south slopes of the mountain were incredible for several reasons. It was somewhat difficult to reach from the base due to the configuration of lifts, so the snow was much better due to the lack of skiers. Additionally, there were plenty of multi-million dollar homes right next to the slopes that allowed ski-in/ski-out capabilities.
While we were there, Clint introduced us to Settlers of Catan, which is a frustrating (but entertaining) strategy game. There were some pretty heated games as we cut off roads or refused to trade with one another due to other circumstances, but it was all in fun.
Sunday, January 25th, 2009 @ 7:28pm
You’re here either because I redirected you from my old blog location (blog.simgaming.net), I asked you to come here, or you just randomly happened to stumble upon this blog. Please update your bookmarks if you came from the old location to this new location, as my former location will be nixed in the near future. There’s been some major changes to the site, but underneath all of that you still have the same old blog. But let me briefly introduce you to the changes that have been made.
Firstly, the whole system is powered by Drupal, a PHP based content management system. As much as I loved Corento, I feel it was time to move on as some of the features of that system were somewhat limiting without some drastic changes being made at the core. Switching to drupal gives me the potential to plug in some interesting modules that can do lots of cool stuff.
One of the new features in place, is the new tagging system. I can tag posts with any number of tags and help categorize them for a later date. If you want to see all the videos or comics I have posted, or any blog posts relating to school, you can now do so. I’m really excited about this and am glad I am able to finally categorize my posts.
Additionally, there is a new comment system in place, which unfortunately means all previous comments are now lost and you will need to create a new account here in order to post comments. I really want to know what everyone thinks of the new site so please register and leave your thoughts!
For now, the site is very basic but I have some neat things planned for the site such as Twitter integration and other modules eventually. With the new system in place, it should be easier for me to post so I promise I will try and keep you more informed about what’s going on or what I find interesting.
I’m still in the process of moving everything else over (projects, about) but it will come with time. Additionally, if you were keeping updated via RSS you will need to point your reader to blog.scurker.com/rss.xml in order to stay up to date with any new posts.
Sunday, January 25th, 2009 @ 5:56pm
I actually found this video a while back, but I thought it would be interesting enough to post again. Brett and I went and saw the Quantum of Solace today, so I had Bond on my mind. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 9:19pm
Sorry for the drought, but I haven’t had anything really exciting happen in the past month or so. But its a new year now and time for new opportunities!
Expect some changes here sometime during the next few months. I’ve been tied to Coranto ever since this blog’s incarnation and I feel its time to move on. I’m kind of limited in the things that I can do and I want a little more flexibility in management so I’m going to start researching some other CMS packages that are available out there. In addition to that, I feel that since SimGaming.net no longer has relevance I should move the blog to something more permanent, like blog.scurker.com. A redesign is probably in the works as well since this design is beginning to become narrow with the higher resolutions of monitors.
In the meantime, I will shortly be headed for Salt Lake City for snowboarding so I’ll be sure to post pictures and any interesting stories, until then…