I really like that the redesign in Insider Preview of the Windows 10 Game Bar includes an easy to read clock. It's one of the simple things that the Xbox overlays have gotten right for a long time (at least since the 360), but have long been inconsistent in PC game overlays. Clock alone skyrockets the usefulness of the Game Bar.
That feeling when company executives announce a drop in paid holidays.
New twist of course is hanging up on "Is [so and so] there?" if the name is not mine. Thanks robots for ruining that bit of etiquette. At this point I don't care if it's still considered rude to hang up there, if you don't know who you are calling you are likely a robot now.
Still iterating on ways to say "Hello" that humans don't mind but robots don't recognize. I guess it's a vocal captcha problem, and I'm sure that it's ultimately a doomed endeavor. Phone calls are stupid, why do we still allow them such priority over our devices?
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I've been reading through Lois McMaster Bujold's classic Vorkisogan series. An interesting choice in the series, and possibly one that dates it, is the use of it/it/its for a Hermaphrodite minority. It's probably not the best choice and likely would be something different if the series were started over today.
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Asked to visit a client. They wanted to make sure we knew how to handle meetings, so they scheduled a meeting meeting to discuss how meetings work, and hired another outside contractor to facilitate. The facilitators set up an elaborate fake meeting and were so improv gleeful in running through the worst, most boring financials meeting they could think up.
I'm dreaming of a Snowy Life Day / Just like the ones I used to know. ☃ Sleep deprived me thinks I'd pay to see Disney make Hoth: Snowy Life Day: A Star Wars Musical. (Still laughing about using White Christmas as a referent capstone in my recent Star Wars blog post.)
Bright was... alright I guess. Mostly just left me wondering when the next Dragon Age game will be out.
I posted far too many words about my troubled feelings about Poe Dameron's storyline in The Last Jedi. I'm sorry.
@grumpygamer Suppose you had tools that supported running unit tests in virtual time, with visual/graphical diff support of expected versus actual output, though? It's possible to imagine (much) better unit testing tools for games, especially since a lot of them have been built for web dev in the last few years.
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The new parent company's commercial was quite focused on the bright colored rooms of psychoanalysts analyzing every drone, bot, and screen. Which made more sense in the shower when I remembered that a couple months back in a similar dream the company may have accidentally riddled some landmarks with cookie holes.
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A friend was complaining about the expense of converting their first floor back into a "classic" Victorian-ish "Gentleman's Apartment" and hoping it might rent well. I wasn't sure anyone wanted to rent such a thing in modern times, but on waking I'm not sure. The idea was that the living room looked like a Victorian pet shop with "Gentleman's Apartment" lettered on big storefront windows as both warning and encouragement to shoppers, space for phone number below.