2017.12.31

California I5 driving traffic dog weimaraner codriver
Norcal

The usual drive. Jes accompanied on the way up but had to fly back for work. We stopped for a night in Burbank and did a meal with her family.

Dog weimaraner Christmas painted nails

She made sure Kafka was festive. Norcal was usual pleasant holiday: food, board games, family, friends...

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime screenshot

... and lovers - in a dangerous spacetime, that is. I brought the PS4, so we got a little co-op gaming in.


Weimaraner dog sleeping deck construction trex

Since Pops had worked so hard on the water heater, I pitched in on the deck effort. After a couple hours Kafka was able to take his usual spot in the sun.
New Year's

Secret Hitler board game dog table beers

Kept it pretty low key. Went to Ryan's to play some board games and hang out in their delivery hot tub.
EDH

MTG Magic the Gathering deck builder card database Java custom

I was in a coding mood and not happy with a lot of the online deckbuilding tools, so I threw something together with a bunch of my github code. And so it was easy to paste my revised Ezuri deck:
Ezuri Claw of Progress Fathom Mage Manglehorn Coiling Oracle
Fyndhorn Elves Birds of Paradise Swiftfoot Boots Sorcerous Spyglass
Ice Floe Mystic Snake Counterspell Scavenger Folk
Tropical Island Sol Ring Gyre Sage Ornithopter
Slither Blade Shielded Aether Thief Skyship Plunderer Forgotten Ancient
Thrummingbird Llanowar Elves Instill Energy Herald of Secret Streams
Pristine Talisman Clone Nissa Voice of Zendikar Mycoloth
Talrand Sky Summoner Master Biomancer Invisible Stalker Asceticism
OranRief the Vastwood Inexorable Tide Walking Ballista Ramos Dragon Engine
Heroes Bane Hooded Hydra Trygon Predator Cyclonic Rift
Rivers Rebuke From Beyond Awakening Zone Natural Order
Ghostly Flicker Bred for the Hunt Tetravus Tree of Redemption
Song of the Dryads Panharmonicon Edifice of Authority Rishkar Peema Renegade
Simic Manipulator Vorel of the Hull Clade Flood Maulfist Revolutionary
Wall of Junk Sage of Hours Fungal Sprouting Control Magic
Novijen Heart of Progress Archetype of Endurance Reliquary Tower Chasm Skulker
Illusionists Stratagem Deadeye Navigator Archetype of Imagination Stormtide Leviathan

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Cards
Archetype of Endurance
Archetype of Imagination
Asceticism
Awakening Zone
Birds of Paradise
Bred for the Hunt
Chasm Skulker
Clone
Coiling Oracle
Control Magic
Counterspell
Cyclonic Rift
Deadeye Navigator
Edifice of Authority
Ezuri, Claw of Progress
Fathom Mage
Flood
Forgotten Ancient
From Beyond
Fungal Sprouting
Fyndhorn Elves
Ghostly Flicker
Gyre Sage
Herald of Secret Streams
Heroes' Bane
Hooded Hydra
Ice Floe
Illusionist's Stratagem
Inexorable Tide
Instill Energy
Invisible Stalker
Llanowar Elves
Manglehorn
Master Biomancer
Maulfist Revolutionary
Mycoloth
Mystic Snake
Natural Order
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
Novijen, Heart of Progress
Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
Ornithopter
Panharmonicon
Pristine Talisman
Ramos, Dragon Engine
Reliquary Tower
Rishkar, Peema Renegade
River's Rebuke
Sage of Hours
Scavenger Folk
Shielded Aether Thief
Simic Manipulator
Skyship Plunderer
Slither Blade
Sol Ring
Song of the Dryads
Sorcerous Spyglass
Stormtide Leviathan
Swiftfoot Boots
Talrand, Sky Summoner
Tetravus
Thrummingbird
Tree of Redemption
Tropical Island
Trygon Predator
Vorel of the Hull Clade
Walking Ballista
Wall of Junk


Genesis Wave
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Jason brought a deck that absolutely destroyed us when he flipped Genesis Wave. Might need to get a copy of that one.

Slaying Mantis
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We had a lot of fun with the new Unstable set. High fives, card-throwing, it's got everything.

Dog weimaraner nose nosey stuffed bunny