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Sorry, no Animeld this week... Alison's computer
- roundheel (rownd'-heel) n.
I'm all out of questions!
- Signs :(
but Mel Gibson repels them
with his life story.
20th Century Castles
Road Waffles II
"I just wanted to give a quick thanks to Looney Labs
and all the Rabbits that worked at Origins. I had a whole mess
of fun, much of which was due to their efforts. For those that
did not attend, I have a couple photos of the Big Experiment
at my web
page."-- email from Brad Weier
||IceSickle Good, Broken Stuff
starters, I'd like to apologize for the lateness of this update.
We had a major computer failure (on Wednesday, of course) which
made the delay unavoidable. The good new is, we didn't end up
losing any data, since the "brain" of the broken iMac
(i.e. its hard disk) has now been transplanted into a standalone
hard drive enclosure. Our repair place is saying it'll take over
a week to fix the computer itself, but now that we have that
computer's brain in a jar, we can get back to work using other
Anyway, we've been dealing with Broken Stuff all week. Our
network was down for several days, as a result of power outages
caused by finally replacing our aging fuseboxes with a big modern
circuit breaker panel. Also, our freezer's ice-maker keeps leaking
and leaving a puddle on the floor. Whine, whine, whine. How has
your week been?
In more positive and exciting news, I've been working up the
rules to Dan
Isaac's great little Icehouse game, IceSickle,
in the ICE-7 format:
Of course, it's too late now to include it in ICE-7,
but this time we aren't planning on putting these rules onto
a playing card (at least not soon). Instead, this game is going
to be featured inside the next version of our catalog, on the
page that explains the Icehouse system and asserts the pyramids
can be used for many different games. What better proof of that
than to actually show them a complete game, which they can play
with just one stash of pyramids?
Thanks again to Dan for coming up with such a clever little game,
and for allowing us to use it to help promote Icehouse!
a Great Week!
||"We know you'll agree, when
it comes to believing in your business' potential, we're second
only to you." -- closing sentence of a letter
inviting us to apply for a business loan, which we just got from
the Vice President at the Business Loan Center of our Bank (yes,
the same bank which has consistently been turning
down our business loan requests)
||"If the 28 pages were to be made public,
I have no question that the entire relationship with Saudi Arabia
would change overnight." -- an unnamed official
in The New Republic who has supposedly read the censored section
(entitled "Certain Sensitive National Security Matters")
of the report by the congressional committee investigating 9/11
||"While the Bush Administration
may think it can fight a war on terror and run an occupation
of Iraq while also cutting taxes and continuing the drug-war
imprisonment boom, states are dealing with a more bitter reality.
The Administration may want to devote resources to shutting down
medical-marijuana buyers' clubs set up legally under new state
laws, but states are no longer so enthusiastic. They are
realizing that their budgets, buffeted by declining tax revenues,
simply can't support major domestic-security spending and, at
the same time, continued high expenditures on drug-war policing
and mass incarceration." -- Sasha Abramsky,
Drug War Goes Up in Smoke"