Off to TorCon. I should have Internet access over the weekend, but will probably be online only sporadically. So to tide you over, here are some web pages to look at:
- "From 1868 to 1975, the Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency (FVZA) was responsible for controlling the nation's vampire and zombie populations while overseeing scientific research into the undead. This site is a tribute to the men and women who served in the FVZA, especially the over 4000 Agents who lost their lives fighting to keep our country safe." (courtesy of BoingBoing)
- If you want to see what our cities would be like without the FVZA's efforts, check out the (unrelated) Zombie Infection Simulator by Kevan Davis, or the advanced Zombie Infection Simulator by Matt Cordes (in the advanced version, the humans can (fairly ineffectually) fight back). (Thanks, Joe!)
- Not interested in zombies? How about some vintage computer ads? (Thanks, Rebecca!)
- Alas, technology is still ephemeral. It appears that the lifespan of certain recordable CDs is under two years. (Thanks, Fred!)
To drown your sorrows over the loss of your old data discs, you could have a games evening. But what if your friends aren't gamers? How do you "Turn Family and Friends into Gamers Using Subterfuge, Mind Control and Violence"? (Thanks, Amy!)
Okay, that'll do for now.