D&D - I finished off my insane week of too many games all happening at once, and feel stronger for having come through it. Saturday was really good. The two games I ran for almost complete strangers at Your Move Games were fun and reasonably well pulled off, I think. I felt like their failure to figure out a mystery was my failure to provide the clues in my role-playing, but... I also left some very open-ended "are there any other questions you would like to ask?" moments sprinkled here and there, and nothing came out. So I guess that's my excuse, and I'm sticking with it.
Various bits of news:
Taking gene stuffing to a new level... at some level it seems such a bad idea, forcibly sharing our genes' benefits down to other species and giving up one little piece of our advantage over the rest of the planet. I don't know. It's all in the name of tossing more herbicides on our food, too.
RMS has commented on the Linux Bitkeeper "debacle" - and it is a debacle. The current situation is exactly what people like to say can happen when one accepts "free as in beer" help. RMS is a fanatic, but he is also right. And he is right to thank Larry McVoy for demonstrating so precisely what he warns against.
Political rant forthcoming in separate post