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"The Scarlet Gospels" by Clive Barker
Finally! This weekend's novel. Been waiting about 15 years (if not longer) for this novel to be published.
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+Nick J it's the sequel to Hellbound Heart (aka Hellraiser) and has Harry d'amour who appeared in several novels and main character of movie "Lord of Illusions"
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I'd like my tech savvy friends to keep me honest, but this sounds pretty cool.
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Batteries are the weak link, and progress slow even with hundreds of millions of public dollars tossed down the loo at failed green-energy startups. I like the cut of Tesla's jib however: it would be awesome if they delivered a solution that worked in the field. (Though I just replaced the lithium-ion battery in my phone after a year because it suddenly began losing it's charge quickly. The $5 sting wasn't bad; $3000 on the other hand...)
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"That's Fronk-en-steen...."
I'm not sure if this is a legit article or the medical equivalent of The Onion, but it makes for fascinating and disconcerting reading. 
This week, 30-year-old Russian man, Valery Spiridonov, announced that he will become the subject of the first human head transplant ever performed, saying he volunteers to have his head removed and installed on another person’s body. If this sounds...
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There is a real danger that the body would reject the head.
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Not to be outdone by that scallywag +Jon Marr, here's a pic of d9 and d11 unboxing The Purple Planet
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Now those are some good kids' names.

And they seem to like purple anyway.
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Google breaking Google+ into Photos and Streams

Surprisingly, the article fails to mention how well the social network has cornered the market on RPG flame wars and #caturday  photos

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-plus-broken-up-photos-streams-2015-3
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Hah, well I honestly came to g+ simply because the rpg forums had depleted in favor of the communities and hangouts have been great for online gaming. But, yeah, we are starting to see cracks in the darlings of the industry. Buy gold and start conserving water ;)
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I'm not sure what the  equivalent of "development hell" is for books, but Clive Barker's Scarlet Gospels (a sequel of sorts to Hellbound Heart/Hellraiser featuring Pinhead and the character Harry D'Amour of Lord of Illusions fame) has been there for several years, and looks like it's finally getting released in a few month months! I'm so excited for this one! 
 
Clive's 'Carrion Resurrected' gets a cover slot on Deadly issue 6, to herald an extract from Scarlet Gospels tucked inside...
http://dailydead.com/issues/2015/february/
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That some geek musicians have not created a hardcore metal band called Jitter Buffer just seems like a missed marketing opportunity to me.
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+Anup Nair nicely done!
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Ex Machina Mini Review: Blade Runner meets Sleuth
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I loved it. One of my favorite movies of the year so far. The way the dressing scenes were used was awesome (will not say more to avoid spoilers).
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Just a reminder to San Diego folks, The Kingdom-Con convention is happening this weekend, and there is going to be a big 'ol pile of DCC and OSR representation.

I have to give a shout out to +Bill Meyer for getting behind the screen to act as judge for my mod Stronghold of the Wood Giant Shaman and the tournament judges running Hypercube of Myt which I also helped write and edit. So Cal people should head on down there and shake hands with +Dak Ultimak +Mario Torres and all the other local celebs.
 
Here's the available DCC games at Kingdom-Con this year. Six games is no joke, but to also include a tournament is overkill.
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Frawgs 2015
Hey there,. I'm reprinting Frawgs in a couple weeks so I'm doing some layout tweaks (removing watermark... Adding some new art, etc.) Any suggestions you'd like to see while the patient is open, so to speak?
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I describe the waterfall cave floor and opening as being covered in tons of normal size and very small frogs as if beckoned or attracted to it because of the frawgs. Not sure if it's warranted for a change but I've run it like that each time. 
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For those of you who still follow me for the occasional work related post, I'll be skulking around Enterprise Connect this week in lovely Orlando FL. If you're at the conference let me know. 
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+Marie Moore I'm actually out there every year at the same time. I will try to give you more warning next time (although, to be fair, i'm mostly booked with a pile of work meetings)
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I bit the bullet. Will give an update in a couple weeks when I'm back from traveling and can actually play it
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It's really fun when you get the hang of it, fast paced and capturing the spirit of the original game.
So i think you should try it on your friends :)
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Director, Product Management, Dolby Laboratories
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  • Dolby Laboratories
    Director, Product Management, 2011 - present
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Product Manager, 1998 - 2011
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Thanks for dropping by.

Stuff I typically post about

  • DCC RPG: In my spare time I publish games as Thick Skull Adventures
  • Movies, TV, Books & Retro Games: I was weened on old-school geekery
  • Geekery: History, Cryptozoology, Paranormal nonsense and other fun topics
  • Technology: Mostly related to the day job at Dolby Laboratories working on Dolby Voice and other technology industry stuff.
  • RPG Games: I write RPG adventure games on the side (and if you have to ask what that is, you probably aren’t playing one…)

To be honest, I do more commenting than posting myself.

And for the really curious, here's more about what I'm up to...

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Have actually received honest to goodness fan mail for one of my games!
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  • San Francisco State University
    Computer Information Systems
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