specialed demo


BREAKING NEWS! A Squid Research Lab special report:

Nintendo Switch owners will soon be able to participate in a special Splatoon 2 preview. A special demo version of Splatoon 2 will be available for download on Nintendo Switch and will allow players to battle against opponents around the world in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire event. It’s a way for everyone to investigate the latest in cephalopod warfare months before the game launches!

The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire will give Nintendo Switch owners six chances to play with other owners worldwide during the three-day event. The timing of the event is as follows:

March 24
12-12:59 p.m. PT
8-8:59 p.m. PT

March 25
4-4:59 a.m. PT
12-12:59 p.m. PT
8-8:59 p.m. PT

March 26
4-4:59 a.m. PT

Who’s playing those 4 a.m. Pacific Time time slots, anyway? They’re preferable to players overseas, or perhaps North American early birds (or night owls?)

All indications are that the content for the Global Testfire will allow players to test four different main weapons, including the new Splat Dualies, as well as remixed versions of the iconic Splat Roller and Splat Charger. Extraordinary!

We look forward to sharing additional findings soon, such as when the demo will be available for download in Nintendo eShop.


Had a productive weekend here.  As you know I am still working on the deck demo project of where it went around the pool.  I got it about as far as I can go on my own and I contacted a landscaping company who advertises that they specialize in pool/deck demo,haul away, backfill with dirt, grade it then seed or sod etc.  They came out and gave me a quote that I could not pass up, as I had done some research on pricing out things like a dumpster, a dirt order and those alone were adding up fast.  To have a crew with equipment that can easily get rid of the cement footings (30+) and handle the rest of this, for what they quoted was awesome. So I booked them and I am about a week or two out on their schedule.  So I wanted to get these planter boxes on  the main part of the deck demo’d so I could add the wood to the pile that they will be hauling away. 

While I liked the look of the plantar boxes, they have always been a challenge as wasps loved to nest inside of them, in a way you could not get rid of them.  So when you were sitting on the deck they would always be flying around.  It sucked. 

Sure enough as I began demo’ing (there were three of those planters total) each one had anywhere from 6-10 wasp nests inside some of which could have been old but others were definitely active.  So I know I made the right choice.  Plus now the deck itself looks/feels so much larger.

After this crew comes and goes, I will be saving up to get the supplies to do that Behr Restore on the floor of the deck.  Staining never seems to last long and that stuff is supposed to be really nice so hopefully early fall I can get that project checked off my never ending list!

Went to bed last night on time, but had a heck of a time waking up for swim today.  I snoozed until the last second and made it there just in the nick of time.  A batch of new (to the team) folks were there so that changed up some lane assignments etc.  Otherwise it was all business.  My shoulders (especially the right one) are tired now after this one.

150 warmup

Main set:

  • 400  rest :20
  • 2x50 on 1:00
  • 300  rest :20
  • 4x50 on 1:00
  • 200  rest :20
  • 6x50 on 1:00 *should get between 5 and 10 sec rest on the 50’s, may need to adjust after first round

Regroup and start everyone in your lane together:

6x100 with pull buoy, rest :15

  • 25 pull, evf!
  • 25 kick fast (hold pullbuoy in hands)
  • 25 skull
  • 25 blast kick to half, finish easy kick



Experiencing a Fragmentary Passage (Feat. Ben & Heather) - Kirblog 6/6/17

WAY later than expected, but I finally sat down with fellow Kingdom Hearts aficionados Ben and Heather to discuss our thoughts on the special demo included on the 2.8 HD collection, titled “A Fragmentary Passage.” The long-awaited semi-sequel to Birth by Sleep gives us a small taste of what Kingdom Hearts 3 may possibly be like in the near future, so on this week’s Kirblog, Ben, Heather and I give our opinions on Aqua’s romp through the Dark World, the new controls, the story and more. Spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t played it for yourself yet, be wary!

Watch our “Stream Drop Distance” right here!

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We Only Want to Sing You to Sleep - Joji Miller Imagine

Joji slips in the door, greeted with nothing but a dimly-lit living room and the sounds of song that he knows all too well- something he wrote and recorded a few weeks back, a special demo just for you.

He tiptoes over to the couch after he notices you lying there, dead to the world with your phone clasped loosely in your grip. Joji smiles to himself, more than a little excited by the fact that you liked his song enough play it while you waited for him to come home. He bends down quietly, kissing your temple and turning off the speaker on the coffee table almost in the same movement. You shift slightly, tucking further into the couch, but he just pets your hair to soothe you before slipping both arms underneath your body.

The feeling of being picked up and carried rouses you, and you groggily ask what’s going on, still nearly completely asleep at this point. Joji just shushes you softly. “Nothing, baby,” he says, smiling to himself as you cling to him with all of the air of a little child. “Nothing at all.”