25 Nov 2016

Hearing the call of the Creed

Well Assassin's Creed has a special place in my heart. The last game Assassin's Creed Unity did not leave me with a great taste in my mouth.

So Black Friday happened on my XBOX Live account and vola all of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, all of the DLCs - everything for only 30 odd bucks. So I picked it up and let my XBOX spend close to 24 hours downloading everything to do with the game.

Assassin's Creed - Syndicate
If you don't know, I've wanted an Assassin's Creed game in Victorian London since Assassin's Creed - the first game. The idea of hanging out during the time of Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Jack the Ripper, Alex Bell, Birth of Scotland Yard, the London Underground, the construction of Big Ben and the "Square".

It was a time of invention and wonder. It was the stepping stone that led to the 20th century, the modern 20th century. London was at the center of the whole Empire and it was a place of great innovation and change.

First lets talk about Steam Punk, not my favorite sub-genre of science fiction/fantasy, that's Cyber Punk. It has been the technological level in a few of my favorite settings, Warmachine, Dystopian Wars, Dishonored... but I like not the science but level of creativity that found in those settings. Assassin's Creed Syndicate has a wee bit of Steam Punk... just a smidge and that's perfect. Anything else and it would have lost me. The time and place are already rife with innovation lets not go any farther into the rabbit hole.

Spoiler alert - I love this game.

24 Nov 2016

Where the duce is Dozer?

Well work and life have been pretty crazy recently.

I've got some job applications for other positions while my current job twists and turns. My second job which I havn't been able to attend due to my main job is chugging along without me because I've got a great team of folks who've done a bang up job of keeping the fort while I'm away.

So I'm here but I'm not free enough to write anything down... hell I want to but when I'm starting my day or coming home, its Lady Bear time or brain dump time.

So expect some new material in the future... but not too soon of a future.

- Cheers


9 Nov 2016

It happened

The demagogue has left the stage and taken over the town hall. As per the ongoing and pending lawsuits this man who's business practices are described as criminal will now lead one of the world's most powerful countries. By reaching out to the common denominator he has claimed the seat of power along with the other two branches of government.

Maybe this was the people deciding that their hopeful leader was not enough. As much as he wanted, Obama's success were moderate in great part to conflict with the other branches of governments. This election result could be the culmination of frustrations. To just get something done without all the pissing around that's hampered the American government the last eight years.

This is coming from an observer who's from Canada. Both of my parents are poor baby boomers who made themselves educated and successful. I am a middle class, educated, white male. My family even though educated never cross the portcullis into the fortress of academia but compared to many Americans my education may create a divide between myself and my southern neighbors.

I expect many changes. Maybe these are the changes that will burn it all down and the United States will rise from the ashes. Canada and Mexico will be challenged as will the rest of the world. Their is a shift in world power.

I hope this does not go like the Brexit. Where folks interviewed were filled with a buyers remorse. Many who voted were commenting the next day on social media that maybe they made a mistake.

In the end we are now awaiting the coming of President Trump. His leadership will hopefully make some progress. I hope the cost of this progress is not as high as I fear.

I'm afraid. So are many in the business world as financial markets react to his election. There is a great unknown ahead of us and that fear is also exciting.

This will be interesting.

- Cheers


5 Nov 2016

The Plan

This is for Yasha...

Good Luck my southern neighbors.

- Cheers