Drowning in Problems by the guy who made Minecraft. Basically you keep clicking to solve the problem and as you progress, things get more complicated. A very nice, short text based game.
Chris stumbled across an article about a dice game called Cee-lo. So we spent part of the afternoon playing the game, modifying the rules as we went along and enticing the cat with new things on the table.
I kept my subscription for an extra month to the Marvel U app to finish up some comics, so I read a bunch of random stuff in that (including all of the Cloak and Dagger I could find, since I liked them in Runaways). Then finished up the day with the latest Saga books.
EverQuest Landmark, so I logged in as soon as the servers were up and got to character creating!
Landmark is the world building component of the next series of EverQuest games (Next is the MMORPG). So while an MMO is more my style, I have no qualms about beta testing a game where I can build my own castle in the side of a mountain.
Apparently you start right next to a Portal Stone (which I completely ignored) and that has a forge, mailbox, and other things.
C25K running (since I repeated week 1 because I had too big of a gap between sessions). Too bad my phone doesn't have the zoom of my SLR. You'll just have to trust me that they're in the photo.
C2E2 is this weekend, so Adam and Comfort stopped by for the afternoon and evening on their way to Chicago. We ate dinner downtown, stopped at Vault of Midnight (where I picked up volume 2 & 3 of Saga!), and then headed back to our house to hang out.
I did a quick search and found a link that suggested just using the top of a tube sock as an armband. I didn't have any tube socks, but Chris had picked up some crew socks for me.
Kati's mother (who is like a second mom to me) just got off of the hospital, so I stopped by briefly to see how she and Kati were doing. It was a short visit, and I complete forgot to take a photo, so please enjoy this cupcake photo instead.
Because Chris's dad lives just 15 minutes away from Kati, I swung by to pick up Chris (where I'd dropped him off on my way to Kati's) and very briefly visited there. Again, I forgot to take a photo. So, please enjoy this cupcake. It was a very tasty cupcake.
It was a very busy day, but worth it. I do feel bad that every visit was so short, but it was good to see everyone!
Couch to 5K program. Since I don't actually like running around in public, we'll see how long I actually stick with running around outdoors in the neighborhood. I suppose if we had a treadmill I'd feel more comfortable, although I've heard that treadmills arent as much work as running outdoors.
But it was good weather and nice to get out, despite how dreary it looks in the photo.
And all that running and walking so early in the day meant taking a nap for several hours on the couch while it rained outside during the afternoon. Which I suppose isn't a bad way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Raspberry Pi linux server stopped working properly with the Philips Hue lights I set up a few years ago. So I logged into the little Pi that sits on my desk and did some minor tweaking so the two scripts that run in the morning - Sunrise Lamp and Weather Lamp - started to work again. Mostly it just involved downloading the latest phue library (python library for the Philips Hue) onto the Pi.
It was an easy fix, but it's been so long since I've actually had to do anything with the lights, that I forgot how fun it is!
Pinoccio I backed on indiegogo last year has arrived! It's a cute little microcontroller (arduino compatible) with built in battery and wifi.
Chris suggested something with the hue lights and a button, so maybe I'll make these into tiny remotes.
Chris was much more productive than I was today.
The movie, by the way, was pretty freaking good.
A bunch of co-workers also picked up Elder Scrolls Online, so I spent part of the evening running around doing some quests with them. Playing video games beats being at work.