March 4th, 2008

gaming, rpg

Gary Gygax, RIP

E. Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, died today.

Yes, he screwed Dave Arneson. Yes, he always took all of the credit for successes and none of the blame for failures. Yes, his designs were convoluted and imbalanced, and his post-D&D work was largely terrible.

But, along with a VERY small circle of associates, the man invented an entirely new form of entertainment, and one that has an impact on pretty much everyone reading this journal -- whether they know it or not.

Rest in Piece, Gary. And thanks.
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Eye of Agammotto

My bladder receives cell phone signals.

I keep my cell phone in a pocket on my belt pouch. When I'm wearing it, I will frequently be aware of slight vibrations -- the first few times it happened, I thought I was getting a call, and wondered why the ring tone wasn't going off along with the vibrate. I quickly realized that these vibrations were much lower-level than the phone's vibrate-ring.

I don't notice them when my phone is in my pants pocket, and I don't have "phantom vibrations" when the phone's not in the belt pouch. I can't detect a hint of them when I'm holding the phone in my hand.

It MAY just be an awareness of pressure, or the antenna poking into my hide. There might be a blood vessel right about there, and having something sitting on top of it lets me feel the pulse.

It's very strange.

Hmmm. I just swapped my keys and my cell phone, and now I'm "receiving" the same vibration from my KEYCHAIN. That suggests that the "blood vessel" explanation is correct.
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