Playing team sports with corporations on the internet makes you a massive loser. If you’ve got a Playstation 5 and it makes you feel good somehow to go on the internet and say bad things about Xbox owners, you’re a loser, because a winner would own both consoles and enjoy all the experiences on offer. This goes for everything, especially Meta Quest owners who seem desperate to insult the Apple Vision Pro. The only winner in that situation are people like me, who own both headsets, and can enjoy both headsets for what they are good for. If you’re not capable of that, that’s sad for you, but you don’t have to go on the internet to try to put others down to make yourself feel better, that’s just pathetic.
I beat Final Fantasy 16 tonight. I did all the side quests and all the hunts, it took me around 52 hours to do it all. I enjoyed it quite a bit, though JRPG fatigue set in as it always does, and the story didn’t do anything special. The combat was a lot of fun and made for a nice spectacle, but the whole game was gorgeous from beginning to end. Excited to play Final Fantasy VII Rebirth soon!
I managed to pre-order an Apple Vision Pro today for delivery on release day. I’m both very excited and very skeptical, so it should be interesting to see what I think of it. I’m already starting to brainstorm app ideas for it now that getting one is a definite. 🤔
Andie and I went to DesignerCon today, mostly because cEvin Key said he was going to be there. We walked up to the booth cEvin was at, and I immediately got so nervous I couldn’t bring myself to say hello to him. We walked around for a bit, circled back, and I still couldn’t do it. So that was kind of lame. But it was still very cool to see him in person (he’s tall!), and I’m sure I’ll have future opportunities to say hello if I want since I feel like I am gonna stay subscribed to him on Patreon, and he lives down here.
With the exception of the ongoing Black Friday coupon code that gives you 40% off, the most sure-fire way to save some money when buying Meta Quest games is to use Meta-Dog, which compiles and distributes 25% off referral codes. This cuts into Meta’s 30% take from the app sale, so don’t feel like you’re taking money away from the developer using these referral codes!
This weekend I went to Darker Waves in Huntington Beach. It was pretty great. We saw: Molchat Doma, The Cardigans, DEVO, Soft Cell, The Psychedelic Furs, The B-52’s (via video screen), and New Order. We also overheard Tears for Fears on the way out, saw a bit of X, heard a touch of OMD, and … Darker Waves 2023
I determined long ago that shame is a feeling I don’t handle particularly well. This can be problematic on the internet, because people will, from time to time, declare that some behavior people regularly engage in is actually quite shameful. This takes all sorts of forms, the “behavior” can vary so widely it feels useless … On Shame
I posted this over on the La Colombe Cold Brew Fridge Pack page, and, as is my want as of late, I am posting it here for posterity. Happy wife, happy life My wife decided to start drinking cold brew instead of using K-cups, and as I am diehard La Colombe Nizza drinker, I made … La Colombe Cold Brew Fridge Pack Review
Back in May (2023) I stumbled my way into a a full blown interest in what people are erroneously calling “artificial intelligence”. I’d played with Midjourney back when it first gained traction, and even paid for a month of access, but my interest in it quickly faded. It wasn’t until I learned there was a … Introducing Aislingeach
I posted this on the official product page for the AeroPress Clear but you never know if they’re actually going to publish negative reviews or not, so here it is for posterity. It is what it says it is, but is also kinda stinks – ★★★★☆ I almost want to give this product five stars, … AeroPress Clear Review
I posted this on the official product page for the AeroPress Flow Control Filter Cap but you never know if they’re actually going to publish negative reviews or not, so here it is for posterity. Not a great version 1.0 – ★★★☆☆ I’ve been using the cap for well over a month (or two?) now, … AeroPress Flow Control Filter Cap Review
Last weekend I started working on a new iOS app for accessing the Stable Horde, so you can use various open source generative models to generate AI art. I’ll post something more about it later. But in the meantime, if any of that means anything to you, it’s up on TestFlight. Join the Aislingeach beta. It’s up on GitHub, too, of course.