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May 19, 2022

Just sign me 'fanboi'

The other day on Hacker News someone posed the question "How many computers you got?"

Your wish is my demand.

Below, what I got.

 1 2020 MacBook Air

 1 2012 MacBook Pro

 1 2020 iPad Pro

 1 2015 iPad mini

 1 2021 iPod touch

 1 2018 iPhone XS Max

 4 Apple Watches Series 3-7 (2017-2021)

Not using but still functioning perfectly:

 2018 MacBook Air

 2012 iPad

2004 PowerBook G4 (up top, waking from 10-15 years of slumber in a cabinet)

May 19, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

'The Stranger' — Albert Camus

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It's been at least twenty years since I last read this great work of art, originally published in 1942.

Time to revisit it.

Read it for free — the way we like it — here.

May 19, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Unreal Engine 5 appears to have crossed the uncanny valley

Res ipsa loquitur.

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My latest environment, freely based on a real-life train station in Toyama, Japan.

The environment is running in Unreal Engine 5, lit with Lumen.

I didn't use Nanite.

I worked on all modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation for this video.

The only exception is foliage, which is from Quixel Megascans.

More on Artstation.

May 19, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

'I'm So Excited'

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It's not just a great Pointer Sisters song but also the mood here at boj World Headquarters©® as my YouTube stats for April have just come in (top), revealing that a whole slew of new subscribers decided to hop on the clueless train and join me in my now nearly ten-year-long quest to reach 1,000.

I'm only 136 away and if I can keep this up it'll only be 136/44 = 3 months or so till I finally summit the mobile livestream mountain.

Allez!

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You can too!

May 19, 2022 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Old Bay Goldfish

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Karina Elwood's fascinating May 17, 2022 Washington Post story about the mashup of Old Bay seasoning with Goldfish snack crackers went way deeper than that, all the way back to 1893 when Gustav Brunn — who founded what would become Old Bay — was born in Wertheim, Germany.

Brunn started his own spice business, the Baltimore Spice Company, after fleeing Germany in the late 1930s.

He began selling his custom spice blend to grocery stores in 1942.

Fast forward to last week when Old Bay Goldfish sold out online nine hours after going on sale.

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They will appear in stores "for a limited time" this summer.

If you can't wait for something that may or may not happen, you can do what I did and get some at Amazon.

Zzz

A 6.6 ounce bag costs $9.99 (mine are en route and I will report on my findings once they arrive.).

May 19, 2022 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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