Author Archives: Chris

Fireworks

My son had some questions about fireworks, and so we put together some cool videos to watch. We started by finding a good fireworks show to watch. There’s a wealth of videos out there, we settled on this one: Then … Continue reading

Local Politics

I went through all of the offices on my ballot, from President down to the park and rec district. There’s a lot to keep track of and figure out. In some of these local races the signals I’m really looking … Continue reading

The Lord Will Prevail

General Conference was still hard with kids today. I was really quite taken with President Nelson’s story about myopic. It raised so many questions – did he have a lesson in mind when he passed the word along? Or was … Continue reading

General Conference – October 2020 (Saturday)

Watching conference with kids is hard. But we tried to set that expectation, that we would be distracted, and that worked well in keeping the peace. My main impression is that I am improving. I am in fact making progress … Continue reading

The President Has Covid

There’s a lot on my mind today, but this is the story that is so overwhelming. The President of the United States is has been hospitalized with the coronavirus. The whole thing is just so upsetting. And I think what’s … Continue reading

CA Prop 15

I haven’t yet decided how I’m voting yet, but I learned some really interesting things about the history of Prop 13 from a news story from the California Report. The reason why it applied to commercial property as well as … Continue reading

Dragon Quest 8 Android Save File

The Problem I had a copy of Dragon Quest 8 on my Android phone. I wasn’t really enjoying playing on the tiny phone, and wanted to delete it to free up the space is was taking up. Ideally I wanted … Continue reading

Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim

My random game for today was Majesty. I was impressed, because I really hadn’t heard of the game before. The premise seemed weird – it’s a strategy game where you don’t control the units. The hero characters are completely autonomous … Continue reading

Eliza

Eliza, the visual novel by Zachtronics, succeeds at what it sets out to do. It holds a mirror up to the ethics of an AI driven therapy bot and all the juicy data involved. Your character, Evelyn, serves as your … Continue reading

Trying to fix a decade old game