on Jul 20, 2015
I wasn’t on the show this week, but the rest of the cast (by which I mean almost nobody) carried on without me. As of typing this paragraph, I have no idea what the show will be about. I’m just going to post the show now, and fill in the show notes after it’s up. So we’re going to listen to the show together! This will be fun! These exclamation marks are persuasive!
The first email is from Rutskarn. For some reason.
So the cable internet guy came today! He said he can’t set up any internet, because the building has no cable. An amusing oversight! Kind of makes me wonder what the site inspection was for, but no matter. That only took two weeks to get “expedited” enough that it was actually scheduled and happening. Even internet corporations can make honest mistakes!
The good news is, it would only take him two months to possibly get things set up. Or! I can go to another provider and try to get their block lifted and DSL set up, which from my experience should take somewhere between “I Have No Idea” and “Turns Out It’s Impossible For Some Reason.”
I was gonna tell you guys this on the Diecast this week, but the thing where Josh says, “Imagine Ruts just taking his computer to the library every day!” Yeah, that made me laugh.
That is exactly what I have been doing.
Take care, guys. I’ll try to get this sorted out soon.
Like I said on Twitter the other day:
.@Rutskarn,did you know that New Horizons is 3bn miles away & has better connectivity than you in SoCal? Anyway, gl with the cable provider!
— Shamus Young (@shamusyoung) July 18, 2015
9:00 I guess we’re talking about GTA now?
Riding on cars in GTA V! Protip guys: Get on a box truck. The sloppy ragdoll thing doesn’t happen.
20:00 Let’s talk about internet providers and services.
Also stuff about streaming, and cell phones, and the twisted hellscape we call Los Angeles.
31:00 Chris has been playing The Magic Circle.
Oh hey! The game also has Stephen Russel in it! (The original voice of Garret from Thief.)
38:00 Rutskarn is thinking of running a game in podcast form.
1:01:00 Chris hates pugs or something.
Well, that was certainly an hour of people talking about things. Thanks to everybody for doing the show while I was busy, and thanks to Josh for editing.