Especially after watching "The Report", I vowed to no longer watch anything with torture "working". Because it never does in real life and one reason it continues to be used is the glorification of torture in movies and TV.

So I turned off The Watchmen during the first episode. And this time it was the good guys (I think) using it! Oh well. I was then excited to start watching the 2nd season of Mr. In-Between, which is brilliant.

## Morning Mastodonians!

Blah. I didn't write at all this weekend. I was pretty busy but that's no excuse!

We did have a grand 5 player game of Scythe on Saturday. And I'm not just saying that because I won -honestly! We even it got it done in a reasonable amount of time.

Then yesterday, horror of horrors - Christmas shopping. Ugh.

How about you? How's your shopping going?

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Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: Where did the butcher go to dance? 

Finally updated our solar energy chart. Not a great summer for the sun this year. And Oct was the pits!

bit.ly/AnazeSolar

## Morning Mastodonians!

Busy morning so far - meetings, and code and emails, oh my!

Almost a shutout this morning. They scored with 1 minute left on the clock. At least it wasn't a cheap goal . The guys in front of me were awesome. I only saw a few shots.. We won, 6-1.

Looking forward to playing Scythe tomorrow. I got the 6/7 player expansion, but there will be 5. But I also got the board extension, which is pretty sweet. Nice big hexes!

Welp, back to the salt mines! Have a great Friday!

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: What has no legs but can do splits? 

## Morning Mastodonians!

Had a good evening yesterday with a bud - cocktail (A Tiki Bar - OJ, pineapple juice, white & dark rum and Cherry Heering), a little bit of A Feast For Odin (it says 30m / player, but we only get about half way in 90 minutes!) and then a couple hours of 4 player Rainbow 6: Siege. One of my favorite evenings!

Made some good progress on the SDK. Now for the gnarliest problem - receiving and displaying incoming video streams. Time to think out of the box!

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: What do you get when you cross a radio with a refridgerator? 

## Morning Mastodonians!

While I did forget to finish my 750 words yesterday, I did manage to write another review, this time on Letterboxd. You can find my view of *The Report* - boxd.it/TaIkz. Feel free to join up and friend me!

We played an hour or so of the *GTFO* beta. Not sure it is for us - we're more of a run'n'gun Serious Sam group and this requires a lot more stealth. Still, impressive graphics. We never got very far because if the monsters swarm you, you're doomed.

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: What do you get when you cross a pig with a Christmas tree? 

## Morning Mastodonians!

I did finally get back to writing last night. I wrote a couple things:

* A book review for the 3rd book in the Orphan X Series, Hellbent. 4/5 stars - bit.ly/2rd5n6u

* A review of the Resident Evil 5 video game - steamcommunity.com/id/95thHead - Recommended

Still need to write a review of The Report. Tonight. Assuming I remember. Think C & I will try GTFO again. It's in beta now. Alpha worked well.

Trying to figure out some gnarly connection problems at work. Grrr.

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: What did the skunk say when the wind changed? 

Enjoyed "The Report" on Prime. It's discouraging, but the filmmakers didn't shy away from the fact the end result sucks, reminding us that the current head of the CIA was deeply involved in the torture and the coverup.

## Morning Mastodonians!

First snowfall of the year here in the Boston metro area. Not too bad, just a few inches, but it is heavy wet stuff. So even that little bit was a drag with my bad shoulder. Icing it down now. Sucks to get old.

Haven't written in a while. I was hoping to get the month off to a good start but Sundays are tough. I will do better this month, starting today!

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: What happens when a butcher laughs too hard? 

## Morning Mastodonians!

I've been really lazy with my 750 words. Haven't felt much like writing. However I have 2 reviews (book and video game) to write, so that should get me started.

Sondland's testimony this morning is John Dean-level good. Explosive stuff. It will be interesting to see how the Repubs twist it.

Still enjoying working with D Lang. I should start a side project with it just to get more comfortable. Very flexible and expressive, says the C++ old timer.

## Morning Mastodonians!

Darn it all! I complete forgot to write my 750 words yesterday., breaking my streak of like 9 days. I didn't write a single word, which hadn't happened all month. Oh well. Time for a new one!

Didn't get any gaming in over the weekend, which is annoying. Neither board nor video. I kept hoping to get back to Witcher 1 but nope.

Looking over some programming tests for our dev jobs. Still desperately seeking women or people of color to interview! bit.ly/viscareers

So I'm interviewing for some dev help here in the Boston area and while I'm talking to plenty of qualified guys, they are all just that - white, middle aged guys, just like me & the rest of my team.

I am desperately seeking a woman and/or person of color to interview! Any ideas where I should look? Any groups here in the area I can talk to? Check out the jobs here:

bit.ly/viscareers

So I'm interviewing for some dev help here in the Boston area and while I'm getting plenty of qualified guys, they are all just that - white, middle aged guys, just like me & the rest of my team.

I am desperately seeking a woman and/or person of color to hire. Any ideas where I should look? Any groups here in the area I can talk to? Check out the jobs here:

bit.ly/viscareers

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