[vcf-midatlantic] OT (maybe WAY OFF topic)

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 09:38:34 EDT 2016

I had said elsewhere that it was fun taking my kids to hunt pokemon around
town.  We already had an account (billdeg of course) so it was easy to
download the ap and go.  FAmily Fun

Bill Degnan
twitter: billdeg
On Jul 16, 2016 8:55 AM, "Ethan via vcf-midatlantic" <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> I was resisting to play this game, but I was curious. This is one of those
>> fads that makes me curious and I wanted to see what it actually was and
>> looked like. It will be one of those things we look back on 10 years from
> I played Ingress. I remember capturing portals @ VCF East last year.
> It's interesting that the Ingress game got so big.
> I don't know how well it will last though, you will have the power people
> that just play it non-stop and become the kings of the game. Also strange
> communities with all their drama around it.
> I used the same nickname I used on the BBS systems on Ingress and I must
> of run into 15 people from the old school BSS days on Ingress (many of whom
> were also using their BBS handles!) That part was wild to me.
> The Ingress client kept getting "updated" and to the point where it would
> no longer run on my phone. When I upgraded I could play it again, but then
> they kept feature creeping it to the point of it not running. I like my
> cell phones with physical keyboards so I can use the control/esc keys for
> unix screen utility and stuff, so I'm stuck at the pinnacle of keyboarded
> Android phones which is pretty old.
> So now I have to run Ingress or the Go thing on a tethered tablet or phone
> that is more capable of drawing crap when you really don't care about any
> of hte graphics.
> Also, the entire idea of Pokemon is dog fighting.

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