Holiday Preparations for 2019

Per usual, I’m well underway in getting ready for the holidays. October through mid-January is a big deal for me. All of my bulk-buy pre-orders of components have been received and dozens of Amazon orders have been placed. My weekends between now and early 2020 will be consumed by prop building, sequencing, cabling, and testing. It’s not easy, but it’s so much fun.

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Games Done Quick-Inspired Donation Total

SGDQ 2019 Donation Tracker Re-Creation

Twice a year, gamers from all over the world come together to “speedrun” both new and old games alike. Games from every platform and every era. Even better, it’s a week-long marathon to raise money for charity, and it’s streamed live on Twitch for millions to follow along. Although I’m not a big gamer, I’ve been watching both Awesome Games Done Quick(AGDQ) and Summer Games Done Quick(SGDQ) for about five years now.

Each marathon gets better. More games, larger sponsors, more money raised, and, finally, better production quality. The SGDQ that just finished raised over $3 Million for Doctors Without Borders, and the production and organization is top-notch.4If you can’t watch the whole SGDQ 2019, at least watch the last few hours. The grand finale run of Chrono Trigger ended up smashing the total-money-raised record for any GDQ and was just insane. Specifically, I was impressed with the donation tracker.

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