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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

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Learning to Run

by Ken Newquist / August 22, 2014

I've started running. Not well. Not quickly. Not for long. But I am running ... and slowly making progress (where "progress" is defined as no longer feeling like I'm going to collapse after running for three blocks).

Running was never my thing. My sister's thing, yes, but never mine. I was more about cycling -- I was happy to go on on a meandering 20-mile ride and have fun trying to find my way back home.

The Road to GenCon 2014

by Ken Newquist / August 13, 2014

I'm on the road to GenCon 2014. In seven hours I'll be in Indianapolis, rendezvousing with friends, checking into the hotel, picking up my registration pack ... and getting reading to roll some dice. As I wrote a few months ago, this is my first trip to GenCon since 2007. A lot has changed since then -- from what I've heard, the convention has gotten even bigger than it was then (and it was hella big then, having outgrown Milwaukee a few years earlier).

iPhone 5S: Smarter, Faster, Slightly Taller

by Ken Newquist / April 10, 2014

It's finally time to upgrade. After about 3 years with my iPhone 4, I've finally upgraded to the iPhone 5S.

Obviously I wasn't in a hurry to upgrade. My iPhone 4 served me well, and the recent iOS 7.1 upgrade breathed some new life into the old hardware by speeding up most interactions. I couldn't say how much faster it is, but it was a noticeable improvement

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