Yes I know I’m a week late with this post, don’t @ me.
Lotta traveling since the last post
Went with my family on our annual vacation to the Outer Banks, NC. Big highlight there was climbing Cape Hatteras Light:
big spiral boi pic.twitter.com/seWuVVX9A3— Matt Goldman (@robotmlg) August 23, 2018
(A straightened version of that image can be found here
big fresnel boi— Matt Goldman (@robotmlg) August 23, 2018
(Yes I know this isn’t actually the Fresnel lens, don’t @ me) pic.twitter.com/RggncTy5zj
The view of the Atlantic from the top of the lightouse
The scar through the woods from when they moved the lighthouse is still clearly visible. The original position of the lighthouse was next to the grassy patch on the beach.
Original location etched in stone, new location etched in printer ink
Went to Chicago to visit family. Going through TSA before the flight out, we noticed a six-pack of beer that the TSA had seized (Sixpoint Resin IPA, so this was some good stuff). This inspired me to create a drinking game:
The TSA Six-Pack Challenge
- a six pack of beer
- a friend
- plane tickets for you and your friend
Setup: Take your six pack and get in the TSA security line. You’ll want to keep it hidden until after you go through the ID/boarding pass check
Game start: The game begins when the TSA agent tells you that you can’t bring the beer on the plane.
- Drink three beers
- Get through security
- Put your shoes back on
- Get all your luggage and personal effects off the belt
(Matt will not be held responsible for any penalties, legal or otherwise, incurred to players of the game. Drink responsibly.)
Also, stopped by the Museum of Science and Industry
Video of a Mold-A-Rama machine in action
HULK SMASH CHICAGO! Spotted in the museums large model train layout, which features a replica of downtown Chicago. L tracks visible in the background.
“I hate Illinois Nazis.” Stuka plane captured in Africa during WWII
Could’ve spent the whole afternoon pressing this button repeatedly. Sound of a Tesla coil in and whistle from the coal mine in the background
Video Game Corner
Also spent the past month playing more video games that usual. Here’s some highlights:
This is a very funny light puzzle game where you portray a hole controlled by a raccoon. I don’t really want to say more that that. Pick it up on PC/Mac for $13 or iOS for $5
Adds the key featuring missing in the original Overcooked: online multiplayer. Of course, I haven’t actually tried that out yet, so it might be crap for all I know. I bought this on Switch, and it’s clearly just a lousy PC port (UI the wrong size, awkward menu controls). Get this on PC and you’ll be much happier. (I have the original on PC, and it’s great.)
Mario Kart 8
It’s Mario Kart. It’s great.
I’ve only gone for one run since the last blog post; it’s just been too hot and humid. Today it was 70 degrees, and I was just about to go for a run when it started raining. I swear I’m not making excuses.