Storypost | 2022.06.07

Elden Ring boss fog door hookclaws royal remains

I hit the big one. Luckily this game is co-op so I didn't have to do it alone.

Thanks Rob for the early drop of photos.

Jes put together an awesome party; there were appetizers, desserts, beer, games, and bubbles.

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Wood treatment

Horizontal fencing worn

Last time I mentioned maybe hitting the veranda with linseed oil. The sun is pretty quick to destroy fencing around these parts (see above) and termites are not far behind.

Wood treatments pressure treated copper green boiled linseed oil wood penetration

I'd already hit all the wood with a water-based stain/sealer, but looked around online for other views on wood preservatives. Somebody mentioned that the home remedy of using motor oil to treat wood probably isn't the safest option (kind of like how contractors always complain that modern materials don't use "the good stuff"). But okay, wood soaked in motor oil might not dry out rapidly.

I was, of course, familiar with pressure treated wood and retroactively adding copper green to regular lumber. Online woodworkers seemed to point to boiled linseed oil as a safe alternative to 10w-30. Based on photos I dug up and will have to verify irl, it looks like the oil absorption is similar to copper green.

Horizontal wood fencing brackets linseed oil drip absorption

While the traditional process is oil-then-seal, I'd already sealed thrice over. So it was annoying to see the so much oil be absorbed in what should be well-sealed wood.

Gloomhaven Cragheart Dr Rockzo cocaine line

Having named my Cragheart (rock character) Dr. Rockzo, I shouldn't have been suprised to find a party member had accessorized my character card.

Pandemic Legacy Season 0 board June

Meanwhile, the same crew has blasted through seven months of Pandemic Legacy Season 0 in two sessions.

Pandemic season 0 infiltration objective

While the infiltration and encirclement gameplay elements aren't particularly complex, they adds some nice month-to-month variety. As do the psychological evaluations upon which the team can never agree.
Elden Ring

Elden Ring Dragonkin Nokstella boss area player silhouette

The journey continues, some visuals:

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thumbnail Elden Ring Blaidd conversation Forlorn Hound Evergaol thumbnail Elden Ring cemetary troll flaming sword thumbnail Elden Ring knight conversation shack
thumbnail Elden Ring Dragonkin Nokstella battle scythe thumbnail Elden Ring Iji conversation thumbnail Elden Ring omg there is a living jar running at us co-op
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thumbnail Elden Ring view horseback tower of limgrave erdtree thumbnail Elden Ring Raya Lucaria boulder stairs osha
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thumbnail Elden Ring Raya Lucaria bridge raining thumbnail Elden Ring magic attack ow ouch yeowch thumbnail Elden Ring Dragonkin Nokstella cave entrance thumbnail Elden Ring Raya Lucaria cathedral thumbnail Elden Ring Renna conversation
thumbnail Elden Ring Raya Lucaria view elevator wheel thumbnail Elden Ring Dragonkin Nokstella lightning thumbnail Elden Ring Rennala moon combat staff
thumbnail Elden Ring scholars candles battle creepy thumbnail Elden Ring Rennala library Raya Lucaria thumbnail Elden Ring Tibia Mariner glamor shot
thumbnail Elden Ring Ulcerated Tree Spirit battle
thumbnail Elden Ring Rennas Rise view dragon thumbnail Elden Ring Glintstone Dragon Smarag combat breathing fire thumbnail Elden Ring Red Wolf of Radagon battle debate parlor
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Wen moon?

bye_stander bye_stander Two apes die and are standing before the throne of God. One falls to his knees: "Lord, I've spent my life waiting for MOASS. I'm begging for the truth: when MOASS? when moon?"

A sigh comes from On High. "January 2021, a share went up thousands of percent - every media worldwide wrote about it. That was it"

Shaken, the ape turns to his companion. "Wow. The fuckery goes EVEN HIGHER than I thought!"

I don't have any investment discussion this time, but this comment made me chuckle. Okay and here's a callback to a November post about potential huge changes to states' ability to regulate firearms in public:

New York Times tweet SCOTUS ccw
Decision 2022, etc.

I'm sold.
Skeeter didn't do it for ya? Anonymous
Omg how awesome would the name Skeet Saacke be?
Tf is marijuana plastic?

This year's primaries weren't nearly as fun as 2016 or 2018, but at least we got a good "marijuana plastic" candidate in.
More web wanderings

m15o I've found the Winamp Skin Museum and it's been a fun trip. Winamp was such a landmark, distinctive software. A product of its age. We could download it, theme it, make it our own. It was also true for lots of software of that era.

I've idly spun the wheel on that blog stumbler I linked a little while back and came upon The minimalism, ascii art, and subject matter really nails the Old Web, 2.0 vibe. And it loads content without javascript.

Nightfall City We can see it all from the top of the hills in Dusk's End. It's hard to tell apart the sky from the skyline, but locals enjoy the distance. The eerie city lights projected on the sky invite reverie and introspection. People from all over come watch the moment night falls from this scenic landmark.

It's linked from a webring with a similarly old school aesthetic called Nightfall City whose 'towns' are callbacks to dungeon crawler text.

Telegram message NYC Blade club
He made it out.

Child toy cow

Photo baby backpack hike catch lights
Catch lights on a hike.



CPI Friday, asset-backed loans, and more indieweb.


The veranda gets artificial grass and is finally complete.


What do NASDAQ and Elden Ring have in common? Also a trip to the amusement park and some machine learning meta topics.