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14 August 2011

Guten Tag!
I'm finally back home after a two week business  trip to Europe, so I figured what better way to celebrate my return than by updating the website!

As you can imagine, I've been pretty busy (as usual) lately. Besides the business trip, I have been busily finishing my summer masters classes. On top of that, I've also been trying to get caught up on the backlog of modeling that I've built up over the last few months. In between all of that, I've also been enjoying my new toys (my iPad and 3DS). In fact, during my most recent trip I left my laptop at home and relied solely on the iPad for checking email, gaming, and internet. Overall, it performed admirably in this role, and it was a lot easier to transport around than the laptop.  The only think I don't think I would be able to use it for is serious word processing, like writing a paper.

As for the 3DS, I've mainly been playing the new Pokemon game on it. While this game hardly stretches the capabilities of the system, I am really enjoying it and have put a lot of time into it over the last couple of months. Unfortunately, it seems many gamers have not been able to integrate the device into their gaming lives; see the recent Penny Arcade posts for example (NSFW). I can see their point, as the explosion of games for the iPad and smart phones have almost made a dedicated separate gaming device redundant. Almost. It will be interesting to see how the 3DS and other dedicated portable gaming consoles develop in the future. For now though, I am still of a mind that having a dedicated portable is not such a bad thing ;).

As I mentioned last time, I am restructuring the site a bit to allow for broader coverage of my interest in the miniatures war gaming hobby. I've now created a separate page that will contain info on the various games I play. This page will appear under one menu entry, instead of having one link for each game. Also, I've come to realize lately that much of the time I spend the internet is now given over to posting on various message boards. This is a change, as much of what I post on those boards would have once been posted here. With that in mind, updates to the war gaming page will often consist of links to posts and galleries on those pages. Check it out!



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