Little Geek Rides Again



Ooooo, I have a fun bit of geekery to relate to y’all. At least *I* think it’s fun. Anyway, Stalker Patti was talking in her blog about her school kids (she’s a teacher for the mostly blind) and their need for more 1337 m4th 5ki11z. Someone in the comments mentioned this fella Layman E. Allen and his spiffy think-y games (specifically Equations) as a possible resource tool. I think the commenter took a class of his at which he plugged his games, or at least that’s the sense I got from the comment. Stalker Patti seemed intrigued by the whole concept.

I, on the other hand, have never taken a class by Professor Allen and I don’t think I’ve ever met him but I have played his games. Including Equations. What a small world. In case you were wondering, in the pic above the bright green one is Equations, the sort of burgundy one is On-Sets, the traffic cone orange one in the back is Linguistics, the blue one is Wff ‘n Proof and the more subtly orange one is Propaganda. Back in middle school I was on a competitive team that used to play these games (all but Propaganda – that was a Christmas present from my Sis…who was on the geek team as well. She also gave us an On-Sets and a Wff ‘n Proof) and yes…I also own them. What??!? You never know when a Math game could come in handy.


And it has too no? I mean, how serendipitous is it that Stalker Patti knows someone who knows the game creator AND someone else who has played the games? Very much so, I think, thus I left a comment for Stalker Patti saying that I could loan her the games if she was interested. Thus, I have completed the circle and have become ‘Stalker boo’ to Stalker Patti’s stalking. Brilliant!

I also have some ideas on how to make a couple of the games more ‘mostly blind’ friendly.

Stalker Patti best not be interested in Wff ‘n Proof though because that one’s bitchin hard and I don’t think I still have my notes on how to do all the proofs. High School Calculus notes? Still got ’em. How to play the damned logic game? Nope. Equations and On-Sets I’m still pretty confident that I could explain. Maybe Linguistics too but I’m not sure I have the official playing mat anymore. It had all the rules printed on it. Heh.

We tried out Propaganda up north with the Qs and it made our brains melt.


Last year at the booniverse: The day can’t start out right when your first action is cleaning cat puke out of your slipper.


Last last year at the booniverse: Actually, I never liked Equations.


The year before at the booniverse: It is all about simple math and simple math and I do not get along.


The year before that at the booniverse: You always tell your partner in crime first.


In the past at the booniverse: It’s all just symptoms of the plague. I plan to play Diablo II for a while until I either get up and fix soup or fall asleep and nap and then get up and fix soup.

One Response to “Little Geek Rides Again”

  1. Patti Says:

    What we should do, is find someone else to stalk and stalk him/her TOGETHER. That would be beautiful to behold.
    Thanks again re: the games. You were smart in high school, obviously. I was what you might call “goth”…lots of bad poems (mostly about nuclear war), lots of black, etc. Good times.

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