What have I been doing?
On the tech side, playing with Debian on a netbook and a pogoplug. Android on a hacked Nook Tablet, a cheap “smart” phone and a Logitech Revue Google TV box (We were having streaming problems that were fixed with a Factory Reset.) I have Windows 8 on order because, well, I’m not so stubborn that I won’t “play” with the latest gaming OS…yes, a Windows PC is still the only real viable gaming platform. But Steam’s move into Linux and MacOS is changing that… slowely. Until then, Windows is still the OS to beat, because a platform (like Windows) is only as good as its applications (in my case GAMES.)
On the RPG side, I’ve been spending most of my time playing and developing for Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG. It’s the coolest fucking RPG right now, and it has the best community of gamers. I’ve been publishing a little zine since the game was officially released, but I’ve been playing the game for over a year now. I’m still deep in the OSR scene, and I’ve bought a ton of things and read them all. The best is that the OSR is compatible with DCC RPG in so may ways… most of the adventures I’ve ran were were written for OLD versions of D&D.
In the bike world, shit’s been the same. I’ve been riding my 10-speed more often. I’ve been on a few trips, but they tend to be with the bike cult. Burning Man was more of a personal thing this year than a bike thing… which was nice… but I did miss the bike cult aspect. I have a new years thing planned… we’ll see how that goes.