HoC Random Great Job of the Day! - 03172021

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 March 2021

One of our next gen Cottage Group got noticed for one of his projects

I think he might be the first one of us to make something of himself!

Oh yeah, thanks a lot Murch Jr. for making the rest of us look bad!

Project Retirement, ep 6

By Q-Bert - Posted on 12 March 2021

The one where I call out PAN PAN! (Announcing on the radio that my motor is kaput)

Turns out that communication is a cornerstone of sailing safety. Apparently, having the ability to use a radio to contact a tanker that is currently on its way to cross your course and possibly slice you in half... is a good idea.

It's also good to have a way to contact the marina that you are aiming to reach before sundown, so as to make sure they have the proper quality of beer you require in order to deal with the fact that you have a living room the size of a bucket. Read more

Twenty Bethesda games added to Xbox Game Pass

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 March 2021

Tomorrow to celebrate the Official Bethesda purchase, Xbox will add 20 games to Game Pass

While some of these games are already on Game Pass, they will be added to all Game Pass platforms, and some upgraded versions will be added. Some of the games will apparently take advantage of an FPS Boost on Xbox Series X|S.

I find it humorous that they are adding Skyrim just as The Witcher 3 is being removed.

The full list of games is after the break.

HoC Random Comic of the Day - 03102021

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 March 2021

This is all I could think of when I learned that Stormblade is at a higher priority for the vaccine

You see it too? Right?

HoC Random Challenge of the Day - 02252021

By Blackwalt - Posted on 25 February 2021

Guba just challenged me to do this!

I'm already shaking...

I don't think I'm going to make the full three days...

Project Retirement, ep 5

By Q-Bert - Posted on 24 February 2021

The one where I don't wreck a boat.

During Christmas time in Arizona, 2019, my wife and I decided to learn to sail.

Back in Ottawa, we applied for a course with Advantage Boating: Basic Cruising. We applied in March and it was to start in June and we couldn't wait. Less than 2 weeks later, the province shut down because of COVID. I tried to reach Advantage Boating and got no response at the time. As far as I could tell, our course was cancelled and our money was gone.

HoC Random Valentine's Messages of the Day - 02142021

By Blackwalt - Posted on 14 February 2021

It's possible I may have heard most of these already today...

Via theCHIVE.

HoC Random Truth of the Day - 02122021

By Blackwalt - Posted on 13 February 2021

You'll have to guess who the clowns are...

Via theCHIVE.

Project Retirement, ep 4

By Q-Bert - Posted on 12 February 2021

The one where I stand on others' shoulders.

The problem with having a project of this "magnitude" is to evaluate risk. You have to know what you know and you have to know what you don't know. If you don't know what you don't know, you are in trouble...

Right.

Blackwalt's Favourite Song Has Been Remixed

By Akuf - Posted on 12 February 2021


HoC Random Comic of the Day - 02072021

By Blackwalt - Posted on 07 February 2021

You'll have to guess which one of these is me...

Via Geeks are sexy.

Project Retirement, ep 3

By Q-Bert - Posted on 24 January 2021

The one where I admit to lying.

In the previous episode, I've listed a huge-mongous amount of skills I will have to gain inside a short amount of time. At first blush, it may seem impossible (probably at second blush too...)

I've been lying...

... well, by omission. Read more

HoC Random Ode of the Day - 01242021

By Blackwalt - Posted on 24 January 2021

New trailer from Second Extinction about the Thumper

If you’re unfamiliar with Second Extinction, here’s a handy list of features.

  • Intense Three-player Co-op — Earth is overrun by mutated dinosaurs! Team up with up to two other resistance fighters to take it back in short but intense combat operations.
  • Battle Mutated Monstrosities — These dinos are nothing like the ones in your history books! From electric raptors to behemoth T-Rexes that tower over the horizon, these deadly creatures have evolved into the ultimate killing machines.
  • Experience Spectacular Action — Combine your fireteam’s unique weapons and abilities for explosive results against overwhelming opposition in challenging set piece engagements.
  • Take Part in a Joint Effort — Your actions, together with the rest of the community, will shape the course of the war against the dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs! Co-op! Dinosaurs! And, umm, dinosaurs?

Rainbow 6 Quarantine release date announced

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 January 2021

This time by Ubisoft, not just some random guy on Twitter

March 21, 2021

I can't wait to see my backyard LAN party! All of us decked out in HazMat suits, working our way through two feet of snow, with Stormblade complaining about being the fourth person in a three player game...

HoC Random Zero of the Day, Take 2 - 01132021

By Blackwalt - Posted on 13 January 2021

Yeah. I hate him.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Satellite. 32 and 0. Zero deaths across the entire match.

While not as impressive or rare as Jehreg's Zero it still deserves our kudos.

So, yeah, kudos I guess.

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