Monday: catch up from the weekend, go to the inaugural Game On
indie game developers demo sessions at the Busy Bee Cafe
and I went to Flyleaf Books
to attend Lev Grossman
's appearance. I strongly recommend his novels The Magicians and The Magician King.
Wednesday: Took my briefcase/satchel I've had since 1999? to get two zippers repaired. Told it's not worth repairing. Went to a luggage shop to replace it, and traded in the old satchel to sever the connection.
Thursday: Seminar on agile dev meets UX
Went back to the luggage shop, returned the new briefcase, recovered the old one before it went to charity. Now want to find a repair shop that will give me a second opinion. Suggestions requested that aren't Man-Mur in Raleigh, as they're the ones who didn't want to replace the two zippers. Bought a milspec-like backpack that looks like my to-do list for the evening should be "get milk, fill gas tank, shoot terrorists". Really, this pack should have come with night-vision goggles.
Went to the Regulator Bookshop
in Durham to hear Cathy Davidson
talk about her new book Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn
. Nice talk.