Gaming/Move weekend in Framigham Feb 22-24 Reminder
- Only three weeks left to go and I still haven't escaped The Skill
Bureau so the house is still a mess. Hopefully this will be my last
week, but I thought that last week, and the week before... I still
think the over/under of May is way too far out, but you never know...
While I have not been cleaning my own house, I need some help on a
couple of other housekeeping items - Hey, I'm doing the party for you
guys too, so I don't mind asking once in awhile.
I am looking for test solvers for a puzzle I am working on for Alf's
Hunt on March 8th. The puzzle should be ready for testing around
February 15th. If you will not be going to Alf's and are willing to
help, your input is appreciated. This hunt is non-competitive and the
puzzles are not intended to be nearly as hard as the MIT ones. Even
if you are not a great puzzle-solver, I'd appreciate your help. My
main concern with this puzzle is going to be how easy people will be
For you computer geeks, I have a file in .MKV format that I need to
convert to an .AVI file (or some other type I can export to disk).
I've read all the on-line tutorials, and nothing seems to work. I
would prefer not to spend $30 on a program to do this. Any ideas?
And lastly, though I'd like to retire, I will be needing to go back
to work eventually (if not sooner). I'm looking to find something
closer to Framingham. If anyone hears of any job openings for
accountants, please keep me in mind.
That's it! Now, if you are still reading this, on to the real reason
for this email. The party...
As always, we are starting Friday night at 7:30 and continuing on
until Sunday night. I'll be cooking up another batch of Chili for
dinner on Saturday, though other food donations are always welcomed.
Jerry has claimed the bed in the guestroom, but I still have a cot in
the video room, and a number of couches for people who want to stay
It's been quite awhile, but once again, Rob will be running Haste
Worte as the Saturday night party game. If people are interested in a
small poker tournament, I'm willing to do that again as well, but
would prefer not do to both events at the same time.
While I can't promise that we'll have the same excitement as last
party, when everything stopped so we could watch the final innings of
Clay Buchholtz's no-hitter (has it really been that long since I've
had one of these...), there will be plenty of fun and cheesy films to
watch, and games to play. Once again my OCD has taken hold, and I
have almost filled up the wall of DVD racks, which has displaced the
toys that were living there, and I have also outgrown all of my game
shelves. Too bad I can't compress my collections the way I can
compress digital files :(
Anyway, that's it for now. As always, this event is open to friends,
friends of friends, members of Unity Games, MENSA (though due to a
glitch apparently the event is not listed in the Beacon), Meet In,
and any other group I deem to invite.
This email will self-destruct in 30 days. As always, should you, or
anyone else be captured or killed, you are still welcome to attend.
If anyone needs more details, feel free to email me.
I hope to see most of you in 3 weeks.