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😢 “Take credit cards. They’re not required by any law, natural or man-made. You can survive without them – I’ve done it – but it’s a pretty limited life. Modern society takes them for granted. Ever tried to buy a plane ticket with cash? It’s not easy.” snarfed.org/2013-04-13_the…

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GWJ Conference Call Episode 607 | Gamers With Jobs

I still listen to some of my favorite game soundtracks, as much as 20 years later:

  • Interstate ’76, that funk!
  • Quake 2, hard driving instrumental rock by Sonic Mayhem, who also did Quake 3 and other games
  • Shadow of the Colossus, haunting and lonely, just like the game
  • Homeworld, also haunting and lonely, in a very different way. Beautiful symphonic score. Agnus Dei may be overused, but they made it fit perfectly here.
  • Beyond Good & Evil for its worldly mix of genres: reggae, electronic, symphonic, even French rap!

Also shout outs to Zelda and Halo for some of my favorite themes ever.

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Bungie -> Microsoft Blizzard -> Activision Infinity Ward -> Activision Bioware -> EA DICE -> EA Rockstar -> Take Two Easily accounts for the majority of all AAA game sales for the last few console generations. (cc @mattturck)

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facial expressions, gestures etc are valuable, useful parts of communication. understanding and being understood can be hard even in person, much less over video. i get the discomfort and inconvenience of video, but be clear eyed about the tradeoff.

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sorry for the trouble! i’ve heard at least one other report of this too, github.com/snarfed/bridgy… , but it’s working fine for at least some people. i’ll investigate soon. out of curiosity, if you log into brid.gy with facebook again, does that help any?

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i tried it just now. added syntactic sugar to use the ~ (invert) operator to do safe navigation, eg: safe = U(obj) value = ~safe.a.b[3].c still evaluating, but the resulting code is definitely cleaner, if maybe less obvious. details: github.com/mahmoud/glom/i…

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oh man. spec looks like in memory GraphQL, which…ok, interesting… and T is real null-coalescing! can’t wait to try this. seems like a lot of what we were looking for in nelsonslog.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/a-b… and nelsonslog.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/a-b…

In reply to https://twitter.com/somebitsLinks/status/994363844066664448.

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