What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.

– Virginia Woolf

On Microphones, Music, and Our Long Year of Screen Time:
Pianist Glenn Gould proved long ago that an existence heavily mediated by technology is not nonexistence - wired.com/story/microphones-mu

From Dan Rather on twitter (retired former US television news anchor):

"I prefer watching the launches of independent bookstores. They’re a lot more entertaining. And they actually occupy space."

"I hear you seek monster-slayers?"
"Yes. There's this centuries-old hoarder of gold, an amoral scourge of the people, with vast power, who even the king dares not challenge directly."
"A dragon?"
"A corporation."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Doctor Who: 10 Worst Episodes, According To IMDb -
cbr.com/doctor-who-worst-episo - sadly, this is true. The Whittaker Doctor is either written or acted terribly - or, as I suspect, both

I can now see, for the first time, just how many worms a can holds, and why it’s not a good idea to open one under any circumstances.

– Nick Hornby: How to be good

I really, really, REALLY hate checkpoint saves in Far Cry. In 5 right now, and it just makes for grind, grind, grind.

I have been doing a bit of gaming lately.
Keep coming back to Fallout 3 and 4. So brilliant games.

Senate, n.:
A body of elderly gentlemen charged with high duties and misdemeanors.
-- Ambrose Bierce
Sex is about as important as a cheese sandwich. But a cheese sandwich,
if you ain't got one to put in your belly, is extremely important.
-- Ian Dury

You people working on smartphone dictionaries... You really need to get your fucks in a row.

Playing Far Cry 3. Never got into it when it was first released, then picked it up from the recent Ubisoft sale.
I can see how they wanted to merge the atmosphere of the first game with the open-world semi-linear approach of the second game. But it is not entirely up there in storyline, sadly. The story in the first Far Cry game really made you feel like being part of a movie.
Well, at least I got FC4 and FC5 in the sale as well.

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