@sinvega On the flipside, too, it was weird to me an episode on The Orville I watched about Alara needing to visit home to reacclimate to home gravity. It was an interesting excuse for a bottle episode for the character, but as soon as "she needs to go home" came up I was entirely flummoxed that the easier solution wasn't just "up the artificial gravity in her quarters and sometimes the holodeck room thingy". Isn't artificial gravity magic enough for that? Lol. (Trek gravity fields can do it.)
Little context quote Show more
"I don't work for cops, even ones that wear stovepipe hats."
(The Causal Angel, ~32% in)
@zkat Semi-related advice to novices: Don't be afraid to just delete code instead of commenting it out. More often than not you aren't going to need it and commented out code is just useless swamp to wade through.
When you do need it? That's when git is your friend and a small investment into learning git log (or gitk or your IDE's history views) and/or git annotate pay off big.
(It's git's job to track old junk for you, you don't need to do it with comments. 😄)
@sean I try to follow cross-platforms in the space but no big releases yet. (XAGE [C# with AGS compatibility] promised one least year, but supposedly has been busy with interesting commercial opportunity.)
@Taweret The important question: Will it bring back Caitian bridge officers? Could it finally be time for a Caitian Captain?
The Orville, spoilers Show more
Oh look, Dr. Phlox is the bad guy. Who would have guessed he might be a jerk?
The Orville Show more
This episode is a cross-temporal Star Trek Doctor's reunion with both the EMH and Dr. Phlox.
@esureL Windows 10 in "S Mode"?
If the intent to switch is safety, less admin work as "computer friend", S Mode is an option. Finding alternative apps in the Store is about as much work as switching to a Linux distribution, but few other changes to folks' Windows workflows.
Convention scheduling Show more
I'm in charge of Game panel programming at my "home" con this year, which is fascinating. (Any Mastodon friends interested in being a panelist in KY on Easter?)
One thing I've noticed is how much my gut instinct is to "invert" the schedule for game panels versus normal track schedules. Evening is "prime time" there, but game panels get to compete with actual gaming, and I feel like earlier panels are better attended.
The average "kid" watches as much or more than they actually play games, according to research statistics.
Netflix is probably right that their greatest existential competitor probably is Fortnite / Twitch more than any other traditional streaming service (such as Hulu or Disney+).
@Taweret The pilot? It does a good job setting up Sisko and has bonus Picard if someone wants to ease on over from TNG.
@Taweret Isn't the menu itself already fan fic for Mexican food? Like the Mexican Pizza is neither Mexican, nor properly a pizza, but some otaku wished it into existence with dollars and gumption.
What is wrong with Google?; swearing Show more
Google Fiber announced that it is bored with their "experiment" in Louisville. Instead of fixing their dumb, fucking obvious mistakes, they are just going to ding dong ditch out of town.
What is wrong with these morons?
How does anyone fucking trust Google (or Alphabet) to actually support any damn project they work on? How does a company get this big, being this completely unreliable?
@breakfastgolem The most common brand after the trolls that protect one of the easier to access roots of the world tree. These "Louisville Sluggers" are vicious bridge dwellers that love a good fist fight, eat goats, and are sometimes mollified with ample amounts of whiskey.
Tech rabbit holes Show more
Seeing an increasing number of videos of people running Windows 10 on ARM on the Lumia 950 and feeling somewhat encouraged that when I do replace my phone sometime this year, presumably (as Security Support Prophecies foretell), secondary usage of this multi-year companion in my hand as a Weird Pocket Laptop may continue.
Professional software developer. Unsuccessful nonfailure writer and game designer.
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.