on Jan 11, 2016
Is this the first time Mumbles has hosted? I think it is! And I wasn’t there to see it.
Since I wasn’t in the show, I put my thoughts in the show notes below.
For the curious: I’ve never bought a lottery ticket of any kind in my whole life. Having said that, I’m not one of those people who likes to mock people for playing the lottery. It’s just that my gambling takes a different form. Instead of wasting a couple of dollars for an extremely astronomical chance at success, I risk hundreds or thousands of hours of my life on projects (books, comics, game development) for a mildly astronomical chance at success. Who is the bigger dumbass? I don’t think it’s that clear-cut.
And like a lottery player, I don’t play because I expect to win. I play because I enjoy the experience of playing. Although now that I have Patreon it feels less like a random gamble and more like a sane investment.
So, thanks, by the way.
3:08: Oculus Rift
My column this week will discuss this.
It’s only recently that I became aware of how horrible I am at multi-tasking. I can’t listen and do something at the same time. If I’m playing a game, I have to pause. Earlier in our marriage I overestimated my multitasking capacity. I’d try to listen and play at the same time, and end up doing that “half listening” thing. Something like:
Heather: I’m going to the store. I left a cake in the oven. Can you take it out in twenty minutes?
Me: (Pause for several seconds, staring fixedly at the screen.) Yeah. Cake. Twenty minutes.
And then later she comes home and the cake is a brick of carbon. She asks me about it, and I barely remember the earlier conversation at all.
This is why I don’t stream, even though that would be a fun thing to do. A Shamus Twitch Stream would just be me playing, mostly in silence. Once in a while I’d say something like, “I like fighting these…. shit. (pause.) These skeleton guys are interesting bec- shit. Hang on. (Five minutes of silence.) So anyway… the… skeleton guys… are very… interesting because… Oh shit that was a lot of XP. because… they… the skeletons, I mean… they’re interesting when you… aw damn it! When you have, like… When you’re fighting them but you also…”
Yeah. It wouldn’t be entertaining. I actually have to concentrate really hard when I listen and speak, which probably explains why my social development lagged so far behind other kids.
31:07: Lego Dimensions
37:31: Rainbow Six
46:45: Mumbles Skyrim Mods
Compare to my mod list. Probably not a lot of overlap between us.
52:25: Animal Crossing
1:03:20: Twitter questions