June 28th, 2010

Pretty Words

Parasha: Next month? Eep!

First off, a quick link to what I already posted to discuss next month's book, to save time/effort.

I think the ones most leaned toward (by a very small margin) are an Agatha Christie collection, or Howl's Moving Castle? Any thoughts on these, or would people just rather take a break for the month, or what? (I guess we could start a week or so into the month, giving a bit more time to get a book if necessary, but we should figure something out ASAP.)

I was walking in the park one day...

So, walking in the park is lovely, but a bit tiring when you're not used to this whole "exercise" idea. I should probably look further into this concept at some point.

But it's even nicer with good company!

Now I'm just thinking I should probably start seeing if I can take the dog up there for a walk now and again, since she could probably use the exercise even more than I can. Except I'd better make sure I have a damn secure harness for her first, given the number of squirrels and birds in the park, and her usual reaction to furred and feathered critters. (That, and make sure my arms are feeling secure in their sockets.)
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Monday Fun #48: The Wikipedia Game (online link)

The Wikipedia Game

Game type: browser-based, live against other players.

Time demand: Each individual round only lasts two and a half minutes, so it's not very time-demanding... unless you get sucked in.

Cost: Free

What it is: This is just a cute little game that's fun to play now and again. The concept and execution are simple: you are given a starting wikipedia page, a page to end up on, and the idea is to click on links in the starting page (and following pages) until you manage to wind up on the target page.

For instance, on a game I just played, the start was Diablo III, and the end page was Coffee. The path I took went through "World of Warcraft" to "Internet Cafe" to "SF Net Coffee House" to "Coffeehouse" to "coffee," for six pages altogether (counting the start). There are multiple people all playing at once, listed to the left in a chat window, and the size of their paths (along with if they are one of the winners of the round, ie those that complete the path and how many steps it took) are displayed next to their username. (With a long guest name for those without an account/not logged in.

And... that's pretty much it, really. Simple, but great for a bit of fun now and again, and an exercising of the brain muscles. Recommended!