Tuesday, March 01, 2016

060: One More Day

img_20160229_191731.jpgToday is the date that comes around only once every four years. February 29, the original hack, meant to synchronize calendars everywhere with the earth's rotation around the sun. This is an important plot point of The Pirates of Penzance. Likewise, my paternal grandfather was also born on this day, and so he had to celebrate his birthday on February 28.

Emily made tom-yum soup. Not to celebrate the occasion or anything -- I think the significance of this day is practically nil -- but because she felt like trying something new. The soup base came from a premix pack, but she boosted all the other ingredients like the shrimp, the fishballs, the mushrooms, and the milk. All in all, pretty good.

I am beginning to enjoy Sunless Sea. The story-driven mechanic really takes center stage, so much more than most other games. It's been billed as a rogue-like but that's a miscategorization. It's really more of an RPG than anything else. To be sure, it's a bit of a grind, but it's not so tedious. There's some bit of economics and optimization involved, too. It's currently on sale as part of a Humble Bundle. Too bad I bought it before the bundle came out. I don't mind, though, because I think the developers deserve the income.

Speaking of missed sales, the Raspberry Pi 3 just came out. And here I had just ordered the Raspberry Pi 2 last week. D'oh! I guess I'll play around with it when it arrives, then order the Pi 3 in a couple of months.

I finally got back to reading Hyperion. I'm currently on the story of Col. Kassad. Quite an engrossing read, space opera at its finest. I can actually picture it as an anime. I had to pause, though, because it was getting intense, and work.