Wednesday, April 30, 2014

X-wing table

This week my wife got a gift from a friend as a thanks for some family portraiture.

That gift will make the best X-wing table, even though that is not its intended use.  (I hasten to add that my wife's friend works for PB, so did not pay full price!)

As you can see the silk screen process is nearly perfect, and the scale of the death star is good as well.  The picture is very close to 3x3 feet (dimensions given on the website are for the mailing box).  Unlike many canvas prints, the interior is solid, presumably to support the LEDs and wiring.

The only disappointing aspect of this picture is that it has stopped blinking, but one can certainly live with that as a game table.

On a related note, I was finally able to play (well, games master) a session of X-wing, and aside from R2-D2 keeping Luke alive indefinitely vs. "Dark Curse", it was great fun.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Apologies for the long gap in posts.  It is not that I lacked for subject matter, but rather that I had simultaneously too much to say and too little time in which to say it, leading to silence.  Blogging is as much a habit as it is a skill, and unfortunately I let myself fall out of the habit.

That it was also tax season, gardening work has restarted, and that I went to a conference for work, did not help matters either.

In any case, I have a couple of posts queued up, and will be making those soonish.

As an interesting aside, somehow the blog remains as, if not more, popular when I am not posting, and March and April have shattered all previous page view records, while I have also gained a few followers (and thank you kindly for deciding to follow!).