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May. 1st, 2017

Good news, everyone! I think the Dreamwidth feed for my mathematics blog works. The RSS feed definitely does. Did you skip them? Then here's the past week's writing:

Now the start of the last day of Pinburgh, and our last day at the Westin, and a day with no pinball events going on that we'd be any part of because we didn't make finals.

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People having fun! I assume. They're on that thing that was I assume an upcharge attraction, this inflatable structure where you hurl a big ball at your opponent and have the fun of getting hit with stuff. We never got on it.


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There's always little problems along the way at a convention like this. When we first looked at the sign we read ``Tastes like Man River'' which is an evocative yet hard-to-parse concept. I suppose they mean Mon[ongahela] River. Still.


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[profile] bunny_hugger doing very well playing Super Pac-Man, getting her Pac gigantified and able to pass partially through maze walls as long as his center of mass doesn't go through the solid lines.


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Arcade cabinet for LadyBug, along with the rig set up for the arcade video game championships that were going on in parallel to the pinball stuff.


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Expert Donkey Kong player Billy Mitchell, hosting the arcade video game championships, has had enough of my high school geometry teacher and hurls him off stage. (Trick of the moment; Mitchell was just patting his shoulder while he walked.)


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The side of the Mouse Trap cabinet, because I don't remember before seeing it. While a Mouse Trap was in the Brighton Arcade it was packed alongside many other games so that art of the art went concealed from me.


Trivia: The Latin zodiac sign Leo, the Lion, was in Sanskrit `Simha', and in the Babylonian scheme `Lion'. Source: Mapping Time: The Calendar and its History, EG Richards.

Currently Reading: Rust: The Longest War, Jonathan Waldman.

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