From McSweeny's: What Your Favorite Website Says About You
I'd add: Mastodon.Social (or any other Mastodon Instance): You are queer / furry / communist / a game developer / an open source developer / any combination or permutation of the above.
Punching Nazis, Dickie Spencer. Show more
Punching Nazis. It works. https://boingboing.net/2018/03/17/horses-mouth.html
Video Games and Guns and Stuff Show more
So, video games are bad and cause mass violence... except for the popular FPSes created in partnership with the US Military and gun makers to inspire people to join the military and shoot people overseas. Do I have this right?
Voice UI Musing Again Show more
Star Trek: The Next Generation basically got voice UI right: used largely for one-and-done, simple tasks and questions, while anything else required using touchscreens and the occasional physical control.
(LCARS, granted, was designed to look pretty, not be functional, but it got the point across.)
Voice Assistant Stuff Show more
Voice is NOT going to be easier for all things. Even some of the stuff that they say voice will be easier for won't be. Say, I want to order a pizza. I have, no joke, around 30 pizza places that can deliver to me. Does my voice assistant list each one and their delivery time and price? I'd rather look at a list and decide rather than have all that read out.
What's likely is that it'll default to whatever chain pizza place has the contract with the Voice Assistant company.
2018 and there's still no devices that offer good native handwriting recognition to text
It wouldn’t be gay bar karaoke if someone didn’t do a Rocky Horror number. Fortunately, they did it well!
As the opera guy, I ain’t fond of La Boheme either, mind you.
Have I mentioned that I hate Rent? The musical, I mean. I hate the concept of rent too, but not as much.
LB: E minor, apparently.
Tag yourself. (I’m E major.)
opera stuff Show more
Looking for reviews of the premier of our production of Così fan tutte and I'm amused by the juxtaposition of the Met's Coney Island-inspired production with the new "Downton Abbey" style production at the Lyric Opera. I think I prefer our take. There's already enough stuffy, period piece takes on all the operas.
Flights officially booked for my trip to the World Air Guitar Championships in Finland this August! This is gonna be fun!