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Thought of the Day: Gaming, 18 Jul 13

I don't do this very often, but I'm going to give you a little update about what I'm doing in life, as it will preview several future installments. In my current contract, I am basically a QRF, or Quick Reaction Force. My sole job is to be on hand, armed, ready to respond to a critical situation. Other than that, I have no responsibilities at work other than some administrative business, which takes ten minutes per day, max. Clearly, Palantas has a lot of free time. You might have noticed more publications lately; this is not a coincidence.

I am typing these blogs at work. I mentioned recently that I bought a Windows 8 tablet. Its an ASUS VivoTab Smart, and I plan to write up a review of it and Windows 8 here. That may be one issue or two.

I've done an enormous amount of reading on this job, Plato, Isaac Asimov, and a fantasy novel called The Curse of Chalion. I highly recommend any of these, and I shall discuss each of these in a future issue. I talk about other nerdy subjects besides videogames here, and science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy qualify.

Finally, I've been playing mobile games here at work. Tomorrow, I'm going to talk about Angry Birds and hardcore versus casual games. (I know I have used the term tomorrow quite liberally, but I'm for real this time; tomorrows blog is already written.) I'm also going to cover Windows Phone 8 and my specific phone, the Nokia Lumia 920, either in a single or combined issue.

See you.