January 17th, 2011

krazy koati

Another Saturday, another date

Saturday and New Year's Day gave bunny_hugger and I the chance to enjoy some of our traditions.

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Trivia: The first two thousand Donkey Kong machine cabinets were conversions of the cabinets made for the unsuccessful game Radarscope. Source: The Ultimate History Of Video Games, Steven L Kent.

Currently Reading: Skyways: A Book On Modern Aeronautics, General William Mitchell. Yeah, that General Mitchell. It's a 1930 pop-science type book, so it feels the need to go into things like what a Diesel motor is and why it works (which actually I appreciate, since my understanding of how motors work is they're cartoon cutaways with little explosions and this somehow turns into wheels that turn), but it also gives us slightly odd things like a description of how rockets work which I think could be parsed as being correct, but which reads like Mitchell thought rockets work by pushing on the exhaust of the rocket's earlier burning.