Events recently inspired me to track down a good source for plastic zip lock bags. If you’re a true, hardcore nerd, then the topic of plastic bags and their many uses fascinates you. Just admit it. It does.
I received some good feedback (get it?) on my eBay rant last week. Well lucky me, I’m back with another. But before I get fired up here, let me note that I learned, after penning that last post, that sellers on eBay apparently can’t leave negative feedback for us buyers. So I need not have feared retaliation had I dropped a zinger on Mr. “Like New (Except for the Crusty Layer of Stickiness & Hair) Superman Sign.” Makes sense I guess. You got my money. What are you gonna complain about?
A month ago or so, I heard an announcement on the Roll For Initiative podcast that TSR was coming back. Or at least a new incarnation of TSR. For those of you who don’t know, TSR (Tactical Studies Rules) was the company co-founded in 1973 by Gary Gygax (co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons with Dave Arneson).
The new company, founded by Jayson Elliott, and Gary’s sons Luke & Ernie, among others, launched in November 2012, and they just released their first product, Gygax Magazine. The quarterly publication launched yesterday at a special event in Brooklyn, New York and I put my order in for a one year subscription when I woke up this morning. I haven’t been this excited to receive something in the mail for awhile.
I work inside a 100+ year old building. I don’t know what’s in the bricks they used back then, but whatever it was, it isn’t conducive to great radio reception. Luckily, I’ve got an office in the dungeon that I share with no one so I can pretty much listen to podcasts on my computer all day long. If you could sit and talk about your hobbies and interests for hours on end, then the next best thing while you’re shackled to your desk or stuck in traffic is firing up a podcast.
Here’s a laundry list of eight podcasts I regularly tune in to during my mind-numbing workday… Continue reading
Now that my new home within my home is more or less completed, it’s time to actually have some fun in here. But as you might have noticed, I don’t confine my hobbies to just one or two interests. So, instead of making things up as I go, I’ve decided to put together a little “to-do” list as far as projects I’d like to get done in the near and not-so-near future.
Welcome to the first installment of It Came From the Nerd Cave. If Seinfeld was the “show about nothing,” then this will be the “blog about a whole bunch.” If it falls into the realm of nerd culture, then I’m likely heavily into it, have dabbled in it at some point, or have it sitting in my Amazon.com shopping cart ready to be dabbled in. I’m new to blogging but I’ve been living the nerd dream since the early 1980s when I discovered comics, Frank Frazetta, Dungeons & Dragons, and a ton of other really cool stuff.