Warhammer 40k 9th Edition

I think it's fair to say that my interest in Warhammer 40k 8th edition peaked early and dropped off a cliff after playing a few games. I don't think I really gave it a fair whack, something I think I've at least started to do better with with 9th edition…

Albums of 2021

Some of the albums I have enjoyed in 2021. In no order and not all from 2021. Thatcher's Techbase OST - Barry "Epoch" ToppingMy GOTY has such a ripping soundtrack. Barry knocks it out of the park. Oak, Ash & Thorn - Dark ForestWow. Just wow. I found these guys…

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser

Hotel Chocolat make this device called a Velvetiser. It's some where between a kettle and a blender. You put some milk and chocolate in and it heats up the milk while mixing it quickly to make it frothy (Velvetised). It makes one cup, in a short amount of time, very…

Tinners' Trail: A Second Play

I wrote about Tinners' Trail previously. I thought it was great but had some questions around how it changes with more than 2 players. Over the weekend I played the game with 4 players. I think it still holds up. That's it, review over... Victory for Dave!There are two…

Split Album Art

There's a style of album art that sticks in my mind. A cover which is a scene, probably nature, that's split ~50/50 by element, season, or concept. When I find a new one I add it to the mental list. This is a dump of that list. It's not always metal.…

Tinners' Trail: First Impressions

The cover art is so lush. The steam train & boats in the background. A lad waggling a pasty. ART.Tinners' Trail is a very Dave boardgame. You build and run mines in Cornwall during the industrial revolution in a fairly abstract way but with really luxurious art. It's an…

Friday Night is Steak Night

I am not a chef. I just watch a lot of YouTube videos. If you make yourself ill, you're the clown not me. Blue steak with aubergine and brocolliI cook steak every Friday night. Like a monster. It's a ritual that marks the beginning of The Weekend. I do it…

Apple TV

I bought a 64GB 4K Apple TV recently and it's magic. It replaces a combination of Fire and NowTV sticks. Both of which are old and were cheap at the time. Their UIs are slow, remtoes feels cheap, and clutter up the place. My immedate reaction is that tvOS is…

Clojure REPL in VS Code

I'm tinkering around with Clojure at the moment and have found the tooling to be quite nice. My setup is: VS Code running on my Windows 10 machineWSL 2 running Ubuntu 20.04Installed leiningen on UbuntuOpen VS Code and connect to the Ubuntu machine with the Remote - WSL plugin…

Realm of Battle Board

It's that time again: Dave builds some terrain for speculative wargames games. I managed to buy a set of Realm of Battle boards, years after they stopped being sold. For less than retail including shipping! Praise be. In my excitement I spent my lunch break attacking the first 3 panels…