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Friday, April 07

World

Name That City

Hello, and welcome to Name That City, the game where you have to name that city.

Our first picture tonight is this beauty:

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Cool

Sunless Skies

Sunless Sea, the game of tramp steamers and eldritch horror, is getting a sequel: Sunless Skies.

Well duh the sky will be sunless if you go around murdering them.

The best moment I had in Sunless Sea was when I was sailing over a reef, then noticed that the reef was perfectly circular, then realised it was a closed eye...  And then the eye opened.  An eye dozens of times larger than my entire ship.

I didn't die, that time.

Sunless Skies had a Kickstarter that I missed, but they got 377% of their target anyway, so all is good and I'll buy it as soon as it comes out.

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Wednesday, April 05

Geek

Nexus 7 2017, Or Near Enough

I just broke down and ordered one of these:

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Huawei Mediapad M3, available in Luna Nova Silver and Shiny Chariot Gold

8-core CPU (4xA72 + 4xA53), 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash, 8.4" 2560x1600 screen, Android 6 with 7 apparently in closed beta and due out soon.  And a micro-SD card slot that I ordered a 200GB card for.  (The 256GB cards are still kind of expensive.)

I couldn't find the LTE version for sale anywhere reasonable, so I got the wifi-only model.  $339 on Amazon for the 64GB version (or $279 $299* for the 32GB model), plus $77 for the 200GB card.

It's about four times as fast as the Nexus 7, has twice the memory, twice the storage, a much larger, higher-resolution display (8.4" vs 7"), and an SD slot.  And despite the size increase, it's within a few grams of the Nexus 7's weight.

I still use my Nexus 7 constantly, but it's finicky about charging and is starting to act a bit flaky - screen and buttons not registering touches, that sort of thing.  And it's not really big enough to browse the web easily.

This should do nicely for the next three or four years.

* Not sure why the prices bounce around like that.  The last time I decided to buy it was out of stock, then when it came back in it went from $349 up to $399.  Then I saw today that it was down to $339 and at the same time the Aussie dollar was up a few cents, so it was better than 20% off.

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Cool

How The Australian Tree Lobster Got Its Groove Back

I saw this fascinating story a few years ago, but had forgotten it.  Definitely worth a read.

Warning: Linked article contains pictures of tree lobsters.  If you are daunted by the concept of a tree lobster, don't click the link.  They're pretty much what you would expect.

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Saturday, April 01

Cool

Princess Maker

Princess Maker is on Steam!

They have both Princess Maker 1 and Princess Maker 2, both currently on sale.

I've played PM 2 before in the translated by unreleased version, but it's good to see them getting a legitimate release that doesn't require fiddling about with DOSBOX.

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Life

Weekend

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