Pretty crazy all the news coming out of Blizzard right now. I'm guessing a lot of people are going to be shown the door because of this lawsuit. WoW was already on the decline. If their dev team is gutted, I don't see how the game will make a comeback.
There's always FFXIV, of course. I guess people who want to play WoW will migrate to private servers or something?
Crunching some numbers to make a simple PC with a 3200G at its core, and it looks like it might be pretty viable for what I need. I'll likely be spending more on HDDs than processing power at this rate (I want to make a dual boot with Windows / Mint).
The only thing I need to look into still are smaller cases and if there are decent smaller form factor motherboards that support the chip.
Just finished reading The House of Wisdom and it was really interesting. It discusses various scholars of the Arab world from around the year 750 to 1300-ish. The book really went into a lot of detail regarding what they studied and their contributions to the pursuit of knowledge. It also goes on to talk about how Europeans eventually absorbed their knowledge.
I highly recommend the book. Many will likely learn a lot from it.
Finished reading The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa a bit ago and posted some thoughts on my Gemini:
Unsighted looks like it might be a fun game. Getting a bit of a Hyper Light Drifter vibe from it.
An interesting read regarding how we seem to be entering a Take This Job and Shove It Economy.
There seems to be a lot of people that like arguing on social media about their ideas without actually being knowledgeable of the thinkers whose ideas they claim to espouse. I don't want to be like that.
I want to read more from him and develop my own opinion on his ideas, as I get the impression that most discourse online is by people who have no idea what they are talking about and probably actually haven't read his works. I'll probably do some deep dives on Marx, Voltaire, Locke, Paine, and others as well.
Blasting through The Housekeeper and the Professor at the moment. It's a light read but really enjoyable.
The book is about a single mom working as a housekeeper in Japan circa the early 90s. Her assignment has her helping a retired math professor who suffered a brain injury in an accident 15 years earlier causing him to forget everything that happened after that point. Also, his memory resets to that point every 80 minutes. It makes for an interesting relationship between the two.
Fiddling around in the fediverse.
I like retro videogames, old time anime from the 70s-90s, and read when I have time.
Been REALLY enjoying Gemini space as of late.
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