Non Tweets Under the Fedora Feb 1st: Ocasio-Cortez Spilling the Beans, Dave Weigel, A Million Candidates, An Out of Date Scam & Gibson Outduels Johnson

There have been a lot of comparisons between Alexandra Ocasio Cortez and Donald Trump but as I read about the plans to primary Cortez from the left it seems that her real crime as far as Democrats are concerned is really meaning what she says, sort of like Trump. Don't get me wrong the Deep … Continue reading Non Tweets Under the Fedora Feb 1st: Ocasio-Cortez Spilling the Beans, Dave Weigel, A Million Candidates, An Out of Date Scam & Gibson Outduels Johnson

Deutschland: One Video Game Hitler/Nazi away from the rise of Der 4th Reich DaTechGuy’s Quick Thoughts

Sgt. Schulz: [seeing the prisoner wearing Hitler mustaches and doing a Nazi salute] Bah! One Fuhrer is enough! Stalag 17 1953 Today My son was playing the Youtube video on the tricks that makers of WW 2 video game RAID had to go though pass legal muster for sale in Germany because of their strict … Continue reading Deutschland: One Video Game Hitler/Nazi away from the rise of Der 4th Reich DaTechGuy’s Quick Thoughts

Pintastic NE First Report

Friday my youngest and I headed to Sturbridge with my wife but while she went on the hunt for quilting shops in the area we attended day one of Pintastic New England the first big Pinball event/convention in the area that I've ever seen. My family arrived at the location in Sturbridge host hotel about … Continue reading Pintastic NE First Report

Thirty Years from Geeks at a table to Gaming Online

As a new year dawns and I get a year older it amazes me how much things have changed I've been a gamer for over Thirty Five years  about the same length of time I've been a Doctor Who fan and like the time lord whose face has changed many times over that period the … Continue reading Thirty Years from Geeks at a table to Gaming Online

Ted Cruz Plays Diplomacy: Fall 2014: Cruz Supports Roberts in Kansas

Yesterday the Hill noted that Ted Cruz turned up in Kansas to say a few words on behalf of Pat Roberts (R-KS?) who is fighting for his political life to save a Senate seat that has belonged to the GOP since before I was born: Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the … Continue reading Ted Cruz Plays Diplomacy: Fall 2014: Cruz Supports Roberts in Kansas

…Demoralized as Hell : AH Squad Leader Edition

He wasn't wasting his money.  A candidate's assessment of his chances was discreetly checked and rechecked through other sources...if a report was highly unfavorable, so was Johnson's response: Noel P. Fox Democratic candidate in Michigan's Ninth District, told Johnson that he was leading by 1,500 votes, but Johnson knew better (Fox in fact was to … Continue reading …Demoralized as Hell : AH Squad Leader Edition

Elizabeth Warren plays Colonization

It looks like the Senate Campaign in Massachusetts has a parallel with one of my favorite computer games is Sid Meier's Colonization. In Colonization there is a unit called the "converted native" This unit is generated by putting a Missionary into an Indian village and over time said missionary produces a converted native. (You can … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren plays Colonization

World of Warcraft, the Boardgame

I'm not a big online gamer (although I'll occasionally use my son's account for a hand of Bridge) so the online multi Player stuff really doesn't hold a lot of interest for me, but I've been a wargamer/boardgamer for 35 years and this week I had my first exposure to World of Warcraft the Boardgame, … Continue reading World of Warcraft, the Boardgame