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  • Death Stranding is for Babies

    Death Stranding is for Babies

    I would dispute "RPG fans", since even turn-based RPGs require mechanical skills, just not aim-and-shoot reflexes; and as someone who's spent 5+ years in Elder Scrolls Online where I clear group dungeons and world bosses solo, there's RPG players who don't need an easy or normal mode, let alone "very easy". As usual there's people … Continue reading "Death Stranding is for Babies"Read More »
  • Free Software Foundation Becomes Slightly Less Offensive

    Free Software Foundation Becomes Slightly Less Offensive

    Selam Jie Gano's post "Remove Richard Stallman (and everyone else horrible in tech.)" on Medium Which focuses on his sexual creepiness, and not his toe jam eating, horrific political views, conspiracy theories, and the lasting damage he's done to computer science with his aggressively anti-freedom "public license", and the promotion of emacs, which is most … Continue reading "Free Software Foundation Becomes Slightly Less Offensive"Read More »
  • If the Benefits of Software are So Great…

    If the Benefits of Software are So Great…

    "When we start cataloging the gains in tools sitting on a computer, the benefits of software are amazing. But, if the benefits of software are so great, why do we worry about making it easier—don’t the ends pay for the means? We worry because making such software is extraordinarily hard and almost no one can … Continue reading "If the Benefits of Software are So Great…"Read More »
  • Design Patterns

    Design Patterns

    It is sometimes suggested by well-meaning language enthusiasts that "My language is complete and powerful, so design patterns don't apply here!" Sadly, they are incorrect. Design patterns happen in every language. The "Gang of Four" Design Patterns book just collected the ones observed in Smalltalk, and ported them to C++, later rewrites to Java, etc. … Continue reading "Design Patterns"Read More »
  • What I'm Watching: Stranger Things S3, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    What I'm Watching: Stranger Things S3, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    Stranger Things is the very definition of half-assed. They're trying to do "how cool was it to be a kid in the '80s", and it was VERY cool, but most of the people involved weren't even alive then, and they are unable or unwilling to take enough cocaine to really commit to it. They play … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Stranger Things S3, We Have Always Lived in the Castle"Read More »
  • Every Monday is Halloween Music

    Every Monday is Halloween Music

    Goth Essentials playlist Why can't they see they're just like me? I'm not the one that's so absurd.Read More »
  • Twilight of the Media Lab

    Twilight of the Media Lab

    The Moral Rot of the MIT Media Lab MIT Media Lab founder: Taking Jeffrey Epstein’s money was justified TechCrunc: Would we miss the Media Lab if it were gone?: Answer is always no. The lack of product from things like the Media Lab, or AOL's "digital prophet Shingy", or whatever the fuck happened to billions … Continue reading "Twilight of the Media Lab"Read More »
  • What I'm Watching: The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    What I'm Watching: The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    Two dead bodies are found in a house, burned, tortured, and mutilated, with a pretty, overly clean female body in the basement. A father and son coroner team try to autopsy the girl and get interrupted. It starts as a medical mystery, then it's a jump-scare haunted house story, then there's a very improbable explanation, … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: The Autopsy of Jane Doe"Read More »
  • Nintendo Direct: Animal Crossing New Horizons

    Nintendo Direct: Animal Crossing New Horizons

    Nintendo Direct 2019-09-04 More Over…watch? Smash. Poke-Man. Don't care. I'm mildly amused that they make a big deal of cooking curry on rice in Poke-Man. I'm not sure what that has to do with cockfighting. "Dragon Quest XI S Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition" might be the most Microsofty videogame name ever made. … Continue reading "Nintendo Direct: Animal Crossing New Horizons"Read More »
  • What I'm Watching: Hell or High Water

    What I'm Watching: Hell or High Water

    A nice little modern western/crime drama. Reminds me of Longmire and Justified, but mostly from the criminal's point of view. A couple brothers rob banks in Texas, or rather branches of one bank, not doing anything stupid, nobody gets shot, at least that's the plan. Two Rangers, an old honky about to retire and his … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Hell or High Water"Read More »

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