No Open Source Stream This Morning

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I swear this is coming back SOON but this week I’m taking care of the kids by myself and still onboarding at the new adventure and, well, sometimes a person needs their introvert time more than others.


This week I’m especially focused on getting those steps in and remembering to eat and SLEEPING enough.

Y’know, the basics.

Next week, the partner will be back, but I’ll still be in charge of leaving the house / getting the kids to places / bringing the kids home from places because he’ll be in quarantine for at least five days and one negative COVID test.

I can do this.

But first the news:

If you’re keen to join me live, I’m generally multicasting on Twitch and Twitter and YouTube. Recordings of past streams are available via

There are a few streams in the works to start in the next few weeks (or have already started, but we’re just now ramping up and Getting Our Shit Together ™) – would you like to know more?

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Escape Room: Escape Tales The Awakening Part II

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And here’s Part II!! !

Where we totally don’t finish the game.

But I think we got the hang of it.

And DanPopNYC totally dropped by and was totally amazed.

Also, at the end of the video, I dropped the officially official big news.

So if you wanna find out first, watch the video.

Ultimately, I’m super impressed with this brand, Escape Tales; while the stories are fairly predictable, the game play is pretty tight. The only thing is that they’re LONG. We played this one for THREE! And a HALF! HOURS!

And didn’t finish.

So it’s definitely not my normal Saturday night regular thing, but I’m ordering a few more of their games for group play and / or a longer escape room special occasion.

Escape Room Streams!

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Yeah, that’s right.


I didn’t escape room stream for weeks and weeks then I played the same game two nights in a row.

Here’s part one.

This is a new brand, Escape Tales, which is a “Story Driven Escape Game”.

“an escape room style card game where you’re not limited by time in order to finish the adventure. The game focuses on the story and your exploration of it, all while engaging you with the puzzles within and making your choices deeply immersive”

It took a minute to catch the patterns, but once we got it, we were off.

Take a gander.

Part II is tomorrow!

Happy Mother’s Day Eve!

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Also known as one of two solid reasons why May is MY month.

FYI – May is mine.

The other reason is that it’s my birthday month.

FYI – it’s my birthday month.

But first the news:

Yesterday’s bacon lorem ipsum experiment post was care of scripts, APIs, and a bit of manual writing. I don’t think it’s interesting enough to make a daily thing of, but it’s always nice to test things.

To play.

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Good Morning, StarShine!

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety Four]

The earth says, “Hello”
You twinkle above us
We twinkle below

But first the news:

Tonight! @1930 GMT+2!

On Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch! (Sorry, Facebook!)

UNLOCK! Escape Room Adventure Game!

Around the World in 80 Minutes!

I don’t know what the song has to do with this, but I feel like I’m going outside for the first time in a long time, rejoicing at the brilliant sun.

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