BillCat’s Wak San Diego Lan Parties: LANDiego

Lan parties are a blast. It's a great excuse to get out of the house for 24 hours and play some online games with no lag at all. It's also a great time to swap software and collect MP3s. Here are pictures of the first lan party we had at our new house. Also there are new pix up from LanDiegoX here.

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Joystik Mag 1983: Donkey Kong Jr. and Joust

This blog post is dedicated to Christina and Eliot, big fans of the retro games. I remember getting to the 10th "eggwave" (beyond level 50) in 2 player Joust with Eliot. Its totally possible we got way farther than that but as one of my proudest gaming achievements I do not want to overstate it. Thank you for supporting my Quake 2 gaming history videos on Patreon!

Nick Michaels: An Unforgettable Voice

A legendary broadcaster, who I have been listening to since I was in my first job, late night dishwasher at a fine dining club in Chicago, passed away this past weekend. Nick Michaels introduced me to a ton of music that I would never have heard otherwise, and with his contextualization and thoughtful approach and delivery, made that awesome classic rock sound even better. I have no doubt that the spirit lives on, in the Deep End.

Retro Rick Bayless: Hot Sauce Time Machine

My parents were my first restaurant mentors. At the Hickory House, our family's barbeque restaurant in Oklahoma City, they made sure I recognized the importance of freshness. Freshness of the food, of the look of the place, of the staff. They taught me that a restaurant needs to look like it's just opened, while giving the impression that it's been there forever. Constant change, growth and improvement were their freshness secrets, and I've striven to walk in their footsteps: Frontera in 1987, Topolobampo in 1989, a daughter in 1991, Zinfandel Restaurant in 1993, a new book and product line in 1996, and a new, improved, expanded Topolobampo and bar area in 1997. That last one might sound like enough to tackle in one year, but it hasn't been my greatest challenge. My garden has. -Rick Bayless

PC POWERPLAY 27, August 1998, Australia: Do-It-Yourself LAN Parties by Munley Leong

LAN (Local Area Network) parties can be fantastic experiences, but they can also be difficult to set up and run. Fear not though, Munly Leong will walk you through it. What is a LAN Party? A LAN (Local Area Network) party is basically a local network get together. A bunch of people bring over their computer somewhere, hook them all up, play network games and engage in other network-ish activities. Why a LAN party? No matter how much fun playing against the computer A I is, nothing beats the adrenaline rush from playing a live, thinking (usually) human being.

The Onion: Ask A Salmon [Featuring Vintage Salmon by Artist Bill Blair]

The Onion: Ask A Salmon [note from Donde: The Onion thing is from 1999 and all about spawning, so I thought why not. The artwork however is not from that Onion article. Its original artwork by Bill Blair, an artist who hails from BC, Canada. Check out his page where you can order "Vintage Salmon" …

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