Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion on ‘Beating the Odds’ in ‘Cold Waters’

Background Briefing Cold Waters, the 2017 Cold War-turned-hot submarine simulation developed and published four years ago by Australian game studio Killerfish Games (Atlantic Fleet, War on the Sea) is one of my favorite computer games. Inspired by the 1988 MicroProse game Red Storm Rising, Cold Waters puts you in command of a nuclear-powered submarine fromContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion on ‘Beating the Odds’ in ‘Cold Waters’”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, or: More Carefully Watched Packages – The Saga Continues….

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s midday here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. It is a gray, hot early meteorological autumn day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing at 7 MPH (11 KM/H) from the southeast, theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, or: More Carefully Watched Packages – The Saga Continues….”

Old Gamers Never Die, or: Discussion on One of the Tougher ‘Cold Waters’ Missions

Conn, Sonar: New contact bearing 0-4-5, designated Sierra 1. Conn, Sonar: New contact bearing 0-4-7, designated Sierra 2. Make depth 1-2-0 feet, aye. Conn, Sonar: Sierra 1 is classified as…escort. Set course 0-4-0, aye. Conn, Weps: Tube 1 loaded. Part One: A Bit of Background If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you knowContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die, or: Discussion on One of the Tougher ‘Cold Waters’ Missions”

Old Gamers Never Die: War is All Hell in Ultimate General: Civil War’s Battle of Philippi

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, August 7, 2021. It’s a typical summer day. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 8 MPH (11 KM/H), the heat index is 90˚F (33˚C). The forecastContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: War is All Hell in Ultimate General: Civil War’s Battle of Philippi”

Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Acquainted with ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 5, 2021. It is warm and muggy outside; the current temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With relative humidity at 70% and the wind blowing from the south at 13 MPH (21 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Acquainted with ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Quick Look at ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’

Even though I spend most of my days here in New Hometown, Florida writing (whether it’s on my two blogs or other projects), sometimes I like to kick back and relax with a good computer game…or two…or three. And even though I do like space-fantasy games such as Star Wars: Rebellion or Star Wars: RogueContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Quick Look at ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 16, 2021, or: Reflections for a Warm Spring Afternoon in Florida Revisited

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 30% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the heat index is 82˚F (28˚C). The current Air Quality Index is 45Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 16, 2021, or: Reflections for a Warm Spring Afternoon in Florida Revisited”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 15, 2021, or: Reflections for a Warm Spring Afternoon in Florida

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, May 15, 2021. It’s a warm late spring day; the current temperature is 83˚F(28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 28% and the wind blowing from the east northeast at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 82˚F (28˚C). Today weContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 15, 2021, or: Reflections for a Warm Spring Afternoon in Florida”

Update for Friday, May 14, 2021, or: The Saga of the Wayward Laptop Ends!

Hello (again), Dear Reader. It’s now mid-afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, May 14, 2021. It’s almost summer-hot outside; the temperature having reached its forecast high of 85˚F (30˚C). I won’t bother with a complete run-down of the weather here; this is just a quick little update to let you know that theContinue reading “Update for Friday, May 14, 2021, or: The Saga of the Wayward Laptop Ends!”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 14, 2021, or: The End of the Saga of the Wayward Laptop is Nigh

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, May 14, 2021. The temperature is 78˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies and the air quality index is 40 (Good). With humidity at a relatively dry 34% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 14, 2021, or: The End of the Saga of the Wayward Laptop is Nigh”