Pokeween

It hath begun here in Thailand, where friendly spirits are mostly known for revealing winning lottery numbers and having extremely long arms.

UPDATE: Buddy candies are being quadrupled by decreasing walking distances 75%. Incense now attracts mostly Haunter and Gastly. Indeed, Pidgey and Rattata and other common mons seem to have been replaced by these types.

Top Trio

Hatched two Snorlax last week from 10km eggs, and caught the third on the way home from school today. Nam and Mina got one a piece, as well. Mina actually started crying when Max and I got ours (the kids play on our phones) because her phone was at home, so we went and got it, then rushed back to the spawn point. It all worked out in the end.

Pokemon Go in Thailand – Day 7

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”  – Alvin Toffler

If Pokemon Go is ultimately not about leveling up or hoarding imaginary kawaii creatures, perhaps it’s about searching for something. And as in life, the most demanding searches are sometimes rewarded with the best results. Playing a game in a deserted virtual world in anticipation of others coming to join me, then, should result in me winning the Thai lottery. Amen.

Pokemon Go in Thailand – Day 6

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Nintendo and Niantic have apparently abandoned plans for release in Asia anytime soon, as rumored this week. Sales of lao khao and other paint-stripping beverages skyrocketed when the news broke on IGN:

“The team is currently heads down working on the game. We do not have any announced plans for countries beyond New Zealand, Australia, US and Germany at the moment.” -Chris Kramer, Vice President”

(for my Thai readers: “heads down” is Farangspeak for “sleeping”)

Lonely in Sarakham

I am either the first or the last of my people. Covered 10 kilometers today and not a single creature or station… This is what happens when you sideload Pokemon Go in rural areas of countries not yet supporting the game. The only time I’ve seen another living creature was during the tutorial. I am the wanderer of the wasteland.

Fixing my trusty ASUS laptop

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…and installing an SSD at the same time. This particular laptop has served me for seven years already and I would normally not bother, but SSDs are cheap and it will make a good Minecraft rig for the kids. I already installed Linux and Windows 10. God bless KMS Pico.

The problem, as it turned out, was a small piece of ABS from a case peg that had broken off and settled inside the cooling fan. Made the whole rig sound like it was going to explode.

Fallout 3 Trailer

I know this is all backward because you usually watch a trailer before a game is released or you actually play it (and I know I found about about all this so late), but Fallout 3 is so good… The last time I felt even close to this way about a game is when BF1942 was first released.

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There seems to be an occasional bug that creates an infinite loop of opening dialog boxes. If this happens to you, don’t panic. Hold down the Enter key on your keyboard and it should reset the page for you shortly.
Between this bug and the autoplay nature of the home page, it makes it impossible to keep the site open in your browser, tho.