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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hyatt Lake Tahoe Gingerbread House

It's self explanatory, complete with a moving train, and I wonder how much effort is placed into making these life size houses. I would guess this is a popular thing to have a picture of, as there's a reminder sign to share on Instagram / Facebook.

Anyways, this seems to be here during the wintertime, changes every year or so and... there's free hot chocolate nearby.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Country Club Plaza

Country Club Plaza - probably one of those malls in Sacramento that looks almost abandoned, seeing a lot of empty space (the directory only lists 21 active stores, though it seems like a lot less). If it closes, this would be the third mall in the area that I've been in to do so.

A review on BigMallRat had good reviews on this place so maybe I'm a bit late...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Americana Dawn: Kickstarter

Brief Summary:

Americana Dawn is a role playing game that takes place in Colonial America inspired from the Suikoden series of games. It emphasizes more on tactics (instead of level grinding), exploration, and a variety of large scale battles.

Almost after two years of developing a custom game engine for Americana Dawn, the Kickstarter is ready to go.

Although the Kickstarter has ended unsuccessfully, it has been Greenlit on Steam so there's a good chance it will be made available there in the near future.


  • The battle scenes are part of the battle simulator, which generates random encounters as well as showcasing new battle features. It is undergoing testing and will be released at some point in the future when the demo is out. As this is a dev created map, expect a lot of references in it.
  • The World map is explorable, though where you can go is quite limited at the moment. This region expands as we go along.
  • There will be a later post covering the various features the game engine can do in battles as there were a few things that I wanted to demonstrate, but might not be utilized to their fullest potential in the beta / demo versions.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Negative Exchange Rate

On the DRKBTC orderbook on Bitfinex. For the first time I have seen a bid price which is below zero. I guess when it goes that low people are willing to give coins to you for selling.

Speaking of that the value of DRK has nearly doubled recently. Dunno whether it will keep rising (due to new privacy features on the coin) or drop sharply (due to people selling when they bought at sub 1.70s last week), so I should probably get a few at this point but have a larger buy order near the bottom just in case.