Storypost | 2009.05.12

Well, I do have another time lapse [Ed: removed] from another epic Settlers match, 17 vps. This one added the great river and event cards, the latter being wondrous at enforcing a more reliable resource distribution. We'll see how Jon does with his.

On Dot's advice I picked up a couple asparagus ferns. Imagery will come, though they're not exactly massive right now. And I grabbed a couple more vines but until they grow out the terraces will looks sparse. To mitigate that I bought four bags of bark chips. I need about twenty more.

Storypost | 2009.05.04

Henna tattoo Settlers of Catan

Jon, Connie, and myself played a couple Settlers matches. We let White Lambda WIN both since it was his bday. He bailed from SoCal (WIN[?]) early because the prospect of being trounced at Axis and Allies cast a grim shadow over his remaining days.

Wood copper green

The support structures for the traverse wall came out well with some impromptu assistance from E. The three on the right depict the side that will face the studs, they'll be attached flat against the interior wall because the weld nuts are embedded. They'll never need to be removed, which is good for not turning 2x4s into swiss cheese.

The board on the left is the front side, where hex bolts with fender washers will attach the 1/2" osb such that they can be easily removed and reoriented. I think feature is total WIN.

Pool night jump flash

Rfq and Manbird came over to swim off the chili cookoff gluttony. We broke out the collective equipment (d70 x2, sb800 x2, sb800 hard case, a640 w/ hard case, n80 w/ soft case) and did some pool-entry shots.

Pool night dive flash illumination lighting

The bright, reflective surface was very clutch. We just needed some glowsticks or... well I won't steal Connie's thunder. The spray looks kind of cool lit up against the dark areas, next time we'll need a just-above-water camera with a quicker shutter.

Pool feet entry night flash

Also seen is the led pool light finally mounted and in full glory.

Pool entry night flash photography underwater

The turbulance created some cool effects, though it was tough to get recognizable shapes. We'll see how Jes did with the n80. When R gets his arduino flash/camera triggers up and running, we'll have some great possibilities (and warmer water).

Pool underwater night bubbles vac

I call this one 'Enormous underwater fart'. Chili cookoff, remember?

Love Sac CitySac brown bear rug

My citysac came today, WIN. Its four foot diameter perfectly fills the gap between the couch chaises. It is ideal for gaming and movieing, and sits at the convergence of the surround signals.

Love Sac CitySac xbox360 controller

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What the hell New Mexico?