Monday, December 4, 2017

Fantastic Voyager


Sometimes you just have to sit back and say, 'Whoa!'

After going on 40 years and some 21 billion kilometers, the science and engineering teams extraordinaire for the Voyager 1 just fired up some positional thrusters on the spacecraft.

I mean seriously...I couldn't get my damn Subaru to start a couple of weeks ago!

Peace...

Yoda 

Monday Morning Geek Dad!

Peace...

Yoda

Monday, November 20, 2017

Can't Really Argue With Him About That...





Peace...

Yoda

But It's The Popcorn and Sodas That Get You...

Interesting post on GeekDad yesterday about MoviePass - a service where you pay an upfront fee, get a credit card-style card, and can see as many 2D movies (please note the 2D caveat) you want in theaters for free.



Ron Huddleston notes on GeekDad that the service used to be $34.99/month...but the service has changed and now they have an annual fee of $89.95/year ($6.95/month + a small service fee to bring it to $89.95/year) so it comes out to about $7.50 per month  If you're like me...a morning version of a straight digital movie is going to run you just under $8...and if you go afternoons that would start to climb into the $10-12 range...and don't get me started on evening showings (and frankly the older and more stubborn I get the more I ask myself, 'who the hell is willing to pay more than $12 for a movie?!?!')  So, see a movie or two and you quickly pay for the service (and arguably you might see more movies than you do now if you're smart and utilize what this is giving you.)

I'm intrigued by this...and need to probably look into it further to see if it is actually available in enough theaters in my area (with premium recliner seating, etc.)  But on the surface...this seems like a helluva deal...just in time for the holidays...

Peace...

Yoda


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nerd Gifts for a Nerd Guy!

My awesome team at work surprised me with a goody bag of geek-love for National Nurse Practitioners Week...


Chewbacca stocking cap, Star Wars dress socks, light up Rebel Alliance stamper pen, and a 6-pack of Star Wars cupcakes...all packed in a cool New Order Stormtrooper gift bag.

My team rocks... :)

Peace...

Yoda

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ok...I need to buy a 3D Printer...

Seriously...

photo credit to James Floyd Kelly via GeekDad.com
That's a Tomb of Horrors Dice Tray!!!

Worthy of Acererak himself!

James Floyd Kelly over at Geek Dad posted this little 3D printer project he slapped together which then slapped me upside my head when I saw it. 

This couldn't get any better unless you actually found a little tiny Sphere of Annihilation to put in the demon's mouth.

Hit the link above and check out this post - which includes the instructions of how to make one yourself - including the DragonLock 3D printable kits he utilized from Fat Dragon Games.

And now I find myself surfing Amazon for a 3D printer...

Peace...

Yoda

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Nerd

You know you're a nerd when you order the 'free' movie poster you got as a bonus for pre-ordering your tickets for Star Wars: The Last Jedi two months in advance (I say 'free' as it cost $5 s/h...LOL!)



You know you're even more of a nerd when you plan on hanging it in your office this week...

Peace...

Yoda

There and Back Again...Again

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (1937)."



And with that you're off to arguably the greatest story of all time...and all those that follow it in the universe of J.R.R. Tolkien.  And now, the stories continue to be retold ala Amazon...


Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV Series


Apparently, a prequel to The Lord of the Rings...so with some unbelievable anticipation and the great hope that they won't muck all this up...we'll be waiting anxiously for this to happen...all while clutching our replica One Ring in hand as it hangs around our necks with a bit of cord.


Actually, it's coming on time for me to re-read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings...and maybe The Simarillion too (maybe).


Perhaps by the time I've lovingly traveled from Hobbiton to the Gates of Mordor once again...maybe...just maybe...Amazon's new show will air...

Peace...

Yoda


Monday, November 13, 2017

For Your Own Nerd Shirt Alerts

So little nerd shirts, no little time...



There's a ton of great tees here to deck out your geek needs, the nerd in your life, or that dorky family member that you just can't find a good holiday gift idea for...




















Not sure you can go wrong really...


Peace...

Yoda

Fastest Hunk of Junk In the Galaxy - Parked near a golf course...

If you were wanting to make the Kessel Run in just a few parsecs...then here's your chance...

Someone spotted the Millennium Falcon on Google Earth in a field in Surrey, England in a field between a golf course and Longcross Film Studios, where they did some filming of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


How badass is that?!?!

The real question is what is the stroke penalty for hitting the Falcon with your golf ball while playing a round at Barrow Hills Golf Club?

Talk about the best miniature golf hazard ever!!!

Peace...

Yoda



Saturday, November 11, 2017

Return to the Swarm...for Free!


Did you play Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty and not move on to the expansions?  Well now you have no excuse...Blizzard is offering Heart of the Swarm for free for a limited time!

As Blizzard gets ready to release SCII for free (well, kinda for free...), they also are rolling out the Zergs to Wings of Liberty owners for free - gratis - on the complete cheap.

If you bought Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty prior to October 31 2017, then load up the Blizzard client and check out your gift area to snag your free copy.







But don't procrastinate...Sarah Kerrigan and the bugs will be gone on December 8th!  So get on it for free stuff (I mean really...it's free...why not??)








Or maybe you like paying for stuff...










Peace...

Yoda

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Zombies of Descent...

Finished up the zombie group for Descent 2nd ed...



Starting in on the Barghests now (in between games of my current campaign, "Kindred Fire" on the Road to Legend app...)

Peace...

Yoda

Monday, November 6, 2017

Nerd Shirt Alert Nov #2

Had an extra Nerd Shirt Alert for November....just 'cause...



(That's right...good ol' Moldavy Original D&D BECMI 'Basic' D&D....)

Peace...

Yoda

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Spiders of Descent

Finished painting the Spider Group from Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Ed...they're ready for the table and set to wreak havoc on the lands of Terrinoth.

Next on the painting board... Zombies.

Peace,

Yoda



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nerd Shirt Alert

Got this one last week...Hard Rock Cafe be damned...


Where people don't like you,
And we don't like you either.


Peace,

Yoda 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Painting Your Board Game Pieces

You know painting minis isn't just for tabletop miniature armies...

I started painting my Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Ed. figs recently.


Finished my Goblin Archers from the Core Set...

 Some games, Descent for example, have some really excellent sculpts for miniatures.
 Plus as the pieces are usually in identical poses (note all of the Goblin Archers in these pics have the same pose) and it lends itself to a kind of assembly line style of painting process, so you can get your game pieces painted up pretty quickly.
And it really makes your games pop even more - really look at the difference between the Goblin Archers and the other unpainted pieces on the table here.

Here's the completed Goblin Archers...




Next...on to my Cave Spiders (just finishing up the basing...)!



Peace...

Yoda



Friday, August 11, 2017

Flagrant Nerd Under New Management

Kinda revamping things a bit...so pardon our dust while we're under construction...

Yoda
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