Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: What did the shy pebble wish? 

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: Why didn't the teddy bear want any dessert? 

## Morning Mastodonians!

Finally went to the dentist after too long away. Didn't do too badly, altho I get to go back this morning for some small repairs.

Played some *Strange Brigade* with Chris & Bryant. It's fun, rather brainless, action shooter. Puzzles are kind of lame, but at least they try. Decent graphics.

All over the board yesterday at work. Hope I can get some time to work on what I'm supposed to do!

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## Morning Mastodonians

Pretty nice long weekend and a good reminder to reread MLK's Letter from a Birmingham Jail - youtu.be/ATPSht6318o. Wow, how powerful. I wish he were still here today, although his disappointment would be immeasurable I think.

Did mange to get in a game of Survive! and a couple of High Society, so it wasn't a complete loss.

I'm trying Witcher 3 now.

R is off to Alicante Spain tonight for a semester abroad. So jealous!

For me - back to the salt mines...

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: Did you hear about when the past, present and future walked into a bar? 

## Morning Mastodonians!

Just back from my first Planet Fitness workout! Did 15 minutes on the stairs and followed it up with trying out a few of the machines, looking to strengthen my shoulders, knees and hips. I'll experiment a bit more and then put together a workout regime. Should be fun! I stop on way home after bringing wife to work, so it should be doable.

Had fun playing Sniper 3 with C, although it is a long level and we haven't been able to complete it. Tonight, back to Gauntlet!

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: Did you hear about the cell phones that got married? 

Some great movies at the theaters, eh? Tempted to sign up again for the AMC Insider. Quite the deal for $23 / month - watch 3 movies / week and there are at least 5 I'd love to see at my local AMC.

Anyone else tried an ArcLight movie theater? One recently opened here in Boston and it looks pretty fancy. Might try to see *Parasite* there this week to check it out.

## Morning Mastodonians!

6 day streak and counting! I've only missed 1 day of 750 words entirely and another partially, so I'm doing well. Wrote 2 reviews on Goodreads - see my profile here: goodreads.com/hieronymus for my reviews of *Last Wish* and *Her Fearful Symmetry*. Still need to write more "serious" stuff though. Need to get my blog back online.

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## Morning Mastodonians!

Full day so far! We tied it up at the last second, 4-4 in hockey this morning. Gave up some fluky goals but we played hard to the end, so it all worked out.

Then an hour long company meeting, via our video conferencing app of course. So brilliant how well it handles dozens of video feeds from all over the world. So proud of it at times like those! Wish we could add some diversity to dev team. No luck so far. Check out the careers at : visionable.com/careers

Interesting (long) read comparing The Witcher books and the series (not very favorably, unsurprisingly):

tor.com/2020/01/07/the-witcher

I have watched the first 2 episodes and yup, I'm confused. I'm almost done with book 0.5 (the collection of short stories *The Last Wish*) and it isn't helping. Nor is playing The Witcher CRPG. But I shall persevere. It looks **fantastic** in 4k on my new TV, so that's good enough reason for me!

There are no good 4 player coop FPS games out there right now, which is stupid. Wish I had time to create my own. All these great tools!

Still waiting for the next Serious Sam, by far the best 4 player coop FPS series ever.

## Morning Mastodonians!

Played a little Sniper 3, then B showed up online so we went back to Strange Brigade. It's a reasonably fun shoot'em up with simple puzzles but when B got distracted by his new baby on the final boss room, we were sunk :) We're going to try the new Gauntlet tonight.

Still time to think about goals for 2020, right? Not real good on this introspection stuff, but I should try!

Fixed iOS crash. Created desktop client crash. Ah, the glamorous life of a software developer.

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: What's a snake's favorite course in school? 

## Morning Mastodonians!

Pretty dull weekend, although I did get in probably about 4 hours of The Witcher, so not a total loss. Oh, and I did watch 2 movies, *Polar* and *The Big Country*. Follow me here:

letterboxd.com/jdarnold/

My To Do list just keeps growing and hardly ever gets smaller. Do you have that problem too? Ugh.

Trying to figure out a gnarly iOS bug at work. Why can't we hire a real iOS programmer???

BTW, if you're interested in playing any of the Witcher games, they are all on sale at gog.com . Witcher 1 Enhanced Edition is only US$0.99 ! How can you go wrong?

Will certainly watch the Bruins this afternoon. Not sure if I will try to set up a boardgame to play while the game is on. But I am surely loving my new TCL 65" TV, let me tell you!

## Morning Mastodonians!

Not much planned for this dreary Saturday. Maybe some cleaning. I hope I can get to The Witcher and play a bit more while it is still fresh. I'm always starting cRPGs, but I don't stick with them and before you know it, I've lost track of how to play, so I have to either give up or start again. I've started *Dragon Age* more often than I can count! Think I've gone thru the origins story of just about every character! The only ones I ever finish are ones I play co-op.

## Morning Mastodonians!

Oh well. My writing "streak" ended at one day. Sigh. I remembered I hadn't quite finished my 750 words as I shut down for the night, but didn't have the energy to finish it up. Need to plan it better. Anyone else use 750words.com ?

Gave up a 3-0 lead in hockey this morning on some tough goals. Not a great way to start the day.

I'm anxious to get back to The Witcher. Just getting into the groove and I'm afraid it will slip away, like happens with Dragon Age every time

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: Why are penquins socially awkward? 

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