This well-written piece in the New York Times is a pretty good summation of what I enjoy about long-distance Amtrak trips (and why you should stick to western and midwestern routes if you do it): https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/03/20/magazine/train-across-america-amtrak.html
Wizard Jam, the EIGHTH annual Idle Thumbs community game jam starts next Friday and runs for two weeks! Come make games with us! https://www.idlethumbs.net/forums/topic/12247-wizard-jam-8-welcome-thread/
The Extrasolar servers are shutting down on December 1st. If you still want to remote-pilot a rover to document the ecology of an alien planet, you've got a couple weeks left!
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