I dug me a hole

Few things:

  • There are multiple vendors of train simulators.
  • You know how you can buy semirealistic controls that clip on your desk for flying flight simulators? Well, train simulator enthusiasts don’t have to feel left out.
  • You know how sometimes you see on Slashdot or wherever a post about some guy who has recreated a 747 cockpit in his basement for a flight simulator? Well, train simulator enthusiasts don’t have to feel left out.
  • Have any of you tried a train simulator? I can’t imagine. It’s bad enough knowing that some people fly autopilot-navigated cross-Atlantic flights in flight simulators.
  • What’s dorkier than a train simulator? Backhoe simulator! (Requires Shockwave Player. Don’t try that link if you need your other browser windows/tabs; it works about 75% of the time for me, and crashes the browser 25%.)
  • Uncle Mark’s Gift Guide and Almanac (PDF linked from that page; obviously it was really important for him to have exactly that font) is quite possibly the best example of MIT Syndrome that I have ever seen.
  • Tim Hortons is now advertising “Hot Smoothees” [sic]. I can’t figure out exactly what’s in them and I’m kind of glad.

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