This is one in a series of blog posts about Sabacc: There are several variants to the card game of Sabacc. For some reason (well, I assume to fit them into the box of cards), the rules are printed in fine print on little fan-fold sheets. Reading them causes a bit of eye strain. Additionally, … Continue reading Sabacc Rule Cheat Sheets
Sabacc Play Mats
This is one in a series of blog posts about Sabacc: In playing Sabacc, we run into a few of hiccups related to remembering game state. I decided to make a double-sided play mat to help us with these problems: one side for each variant. They’ve worked out well enough that I decided to get … Continue reading Sabacc Play Mats
Sabacc To Go
This is one in a series of blog posts about Sabacc: Upon arriving to our suite at the Galactic Starcruiser, we discovered they’d left us a wonderful little box of snacks in a thematic equipment case. As we’ve intensified our at-home Sabacc situation with playlists, game mats, cheat sheets, custom chips, and custom chip racks, … Continue reading Sabacc To Go
My Sabacc Credit Chip Evolution
This is one in a series of blog posts about Sabacc: When Christine and I first learned to play Sabacc, it was on the Galactic Starcruiser. Betting was done with little plastic chips, about the size of a dime. After departing, we played in our hotel room — using torn up scraps of paper as … Continue reading My Sabacc Credit Chip Evolution
Our Sabacc Playlist
This is one in a series of blog posts about Sabacc: Ever since returning from the Galactic Starcruiser last month where, when we weren’t stuck in the brig, Christine and I learned to play two variants of Sabacc, we’ve been playing a couple of times a week at home. More detail on that in future … Continue reading Our Sabacc Playlist
On Dealing With USB-A-to-C Charge Cables
UPDATE: A Mastodon friend grabbed one of the noncompliant devices and did a deep analysis. See the “More Technical Detail” section, below, for those details. I own about a half-dozen rechargeable devices that have “USB-C” charge ports. You’ll note I put that in quotes. They mostly amount to things that you could broadly classify as … Continue reading On Dealing With USB-A-to-C Charge Cables
Netninja’s Top Posts of 2022
Quite a few of the blogs I read are doing a “top posts of 2022” feature. I figured I’d follow suit. Let’s take a look back, shall we?
Bonfire Night: Voting Hero or Villain
We hosted a Bonfire Night party here in Portland, and used it as an opportunity to both learn and teach about Guy Fawkes, then vote on whether he was a hero or villain. Also: an opportunity for papercraft and research.
Bonfire Night: Food Labels
A minor detail for our Guy Fawkes party: goth-victorian placards identifying food as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or containing nuts.
Bonfire Night: Invitations and Door Gate
Designing and manufacturing beautiful goth-victorian invitations, with the side-effect that the filigree coffin doors can scale up to actual-door size!