I just realized I haven't been active here in 3 months
Guess I can just make the excuse of winter hibernation. A better excuse would probably be that I instead let reddit eat up most of my online time. In any event, am I missed? Or did I miss anything substantial?
Hiroshi Yamauchi, who turned Nintendo from a small maker of playing cards into a global videogame giant, dies at 85 years old.
I am nerd sad. Yamauchi-sensei was a true visionary and, despite the enormous damage Atari had done to the fledgling video game industry, ushered in a new age of prosperity to the beleaguered market segment. Nintendo single-handedly rebuilt video games with it’s deeply respected Nintendo Entertainment System and has remained a powerful entity among powerhouse competitors like Microsoft and Sony.
It’s a shame that he dies of complications from pneumonia. That sucks.
Journalist Michael Hastings died in a car crash in Los Angeles early Tuesday at the age of 33, according to a statement from his employer, BuzzFeed. Hastings, who was also a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, was perhaps best known for his candid Rolling Stone interview with General Stanley McChrystal, then the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, that eventually led to McChrystal being relieved of his command.
avoid phone calls if you can - lines are busy and i’ve heard some reports that cell phones may set off remaining explosives if there are any (i’m not sure how accurate this is, but better safe than sorry)
try not to panic. if you knew someone who was running the marathon, look for them here
if you’re triggered by any of these events, blacklist #Boston. we don’t need this hurting any more people than it already has