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It's been a vaguely pleasant day ... nothing particularly great, nothing particularly bad. My shower did in fact wake me up considerably, and so I've been contentedly puttering around since then.

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Shannon and I played our new Carcassonne game ("Ark of the Covenant") for the fourth time this evening ... and I lost for the fourth time. This time I only lost by 6 points, but, still, it's a bit discouraging. When I lost for the third time, yesterday, Shannon went and got a penny and kept flipping it and asking me, "Heads or tails?" Being a Tom Stoppard fan, I said "Heads" each time. The first three times, the coin landed on tails, so Shannon kept mocking my discouragement at losing the game three times in a row, since it could just be chance. Hrmph.

Anyway, Ark of the Covenant is described in its advertisement materials as being aimed at a religious market, but I think that's ridiculous. There's nothing overtly religious in the game, and the thematic elements seem more historically- and culturally-based than religious (it's definitely focused on a desert environment). The game play is -- surprisingly -- even more fun than either of the other un-supplemented Carcassonnes we've played (though I think I most enjoy the original Carcassonne with all of its supplements).

After Ark of the Covenant, we played ZooSim again, and I won. My dignity is restored. I guess I'm just no good at those religious games. Heh.

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Does anybody know of a method by which Macintosh users can listen to LiveJournal phone posts? I've gotten the impression that we're simply SOL, but I could be wrong.

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Can someone please remove me from the Viagra and penis-enlargement spam mailing lists? Sheesh! I keep humming the Monty Python Spam song to myself.



( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 18th, 2003 09:21 pm (UTC)
Au contrare! Look here: Cacophany! Plays the .ogg files, works like a charm.
Dec. 18th, 2003 09:23 pm (UTC)
Of course, I can't manage to spell "cacophony" to save my life, but...
Dec. 18th, 2003 11:14 pm (UTC)
Alas, we have not yet updated me to OS X, and so I remain soundless. Thanks for the suggestion, though. :)
Dec. 19th, 2003 07:55 am (UTC)
I just found this program: http://www.panic.com/audion/

It will work on OS 8.6 and up, and plays Ogg Vorbis files. (It costs money, but there's a generous free trial plan)
Dec. 19th, 2003 03:28 am (UTC)
Do you not have iTunes?
Dec. 19th, 2003 04:37 am (UTC)
I do have iTunes, but I haven't been able to get it to play the phone posts. Is there some secret (or obvious) thing I need to do to make it work?
Dec. 19th, 2003 05:45 am (UTC)
Hhmmn. Maybe the spousage did something to our iTunes to make them play.
Dec. 19th, 2003 06:13 am (UTC)
If you find out, could you let me know? I'd really appreciate it, because I feel rather left out when I see the posts and can't listen to them.
Dec. 19th, 2003 06:21 am (UTC)
Will do.

Though I have found that most of them are not as well crafted (read: interesting) as written posts.
Dec. 19th, 2003 12:27 pm (UTC)
I have to drag the .ogg files into the iTunes window by hand, but they play after I do that.
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