My latest activity obsession has been Fallout New Vegas. Which has been an interesting experience in at least two ways.
I continue to suck at space capitalism on Mars. Just too dang focused on being nice (I don’t use any of the sabotage actions) and maintain a sustainable debt-free foundation. Even being the robot workforce only helped a little.
First off, I’ve been playing Offworld Trading company. Point of the game is to run a corporation on Mars to support a growing colony. Mine resources, build other resources, make money and out-capitalism the competitors. I know at least one of my online friends will be happy to hear that the game has shown that I’m terrible at capitalism. The game is kind of kicking my ass because I try to keep my debt down and focus on long term sustainability instead of immediate profits. Oh well, it’s still fun and I’ve gotten up to second place a few times.
My mother and I are watching Agents of Shield and season five has turned out to be really good! Partly because it’s so disconnected from the previous seasons. More or less. Also because it’s a cool situation and they’ve managed to pack a lot into the first half of the show. We just finished episode 10 and I think finished up the current story arc. I think. There are a lot of dangling plot threads. Feels like we’ve watched an entire season already and we aren’t even at the halfway point. I enjoyed the previous season. Well, I enjoyed about half of it. The supernatural elements as high-level science and tech is always a favorite. When season four got to virtual reality and robot doubles I was less interested but enough to finish it. Season five? We are watching two episodes at a time instead of one just because we want to know what happens next.
I’m not sure I’d recommend it to someone brand new? A lot of my enjoyment is based on knowing the characters and backstories. On the other hand, given the premise, it’s more stand-alone than previous seasons so might be a good starting point? Not sure. Mostly just wanted to recommend it to anyone that was disappointed about earlier bits of the show to let them know it was worth giving another shot.
For my birthday I’ve decided to join the 21st century. Or, well, join the 21st century as it existed a decade ago. Finally decided to get in on this rss feed thing I’ve heard so much about. After looking around, trying it on my phone and looking for dedicated desktop feed software I finally found that Thunderbird does it just fine. If I had done this a decade ago I’d have every blog I’ve ever liked in my thunderbird client. Oh well, we live and learn. If my biggest regret going into my 36th year of life is something like that, I’m doing pretty good in the grand scheme of things.
Woo, birthday month. Tomorrow I’ll be… Ugh. Stupid time and being old. Let’s see, lemme do the math, it’s year 18 and I was born… Huh. Exactly 35 years old tomorrow morning. Still waiting for my adult handbook to show up to tell me how everything works so I can be all-knowing adult. I mean, surely the other adults have everything figured out, right? The current US political system only seems like a disaster because I haven’t read the adult handbook. Right?