At some point during this month Team Murder hit the six year mark. I usually forget this stuff but this year one in which my attention has been elsewhere. Is that an indication of burn out? Yes, but I've been burned out on running this site since the first week it was stable. I think it has something to do with the way I'm wired.
Found this crap laying on the kitchen table at work:
Sometimes it's okay to simply throw things away.
Embedding a ton of the flotsam and jetsam that YouTube by nature generates is usually a mistake. This, apart from the usual shit talking, is a thousand times awesome.
I bookmarked this story about art constructed from living mouse stem cells while I was wrestling with a ton of broken hardware yesterday and am finally coming back to it now. There are so many jagged angles to consider when thinking about both the methodology behind the exhibit and also about its 'killing.' If nothing else, it is a pretty fascinating look at the abstraction of ethical dilemma as the museum curator voices serious qualms about disconnecting the exhibit from nutrition despite the fact that it's degrading as a visual and growing too quickly to be contained in its original container.
The hot quote, of course:
Paola Antonelli, a senior curator at the museum, had to kill the coat. “It was growing too much,” she said in an interview from a conference in Belgrade. The cells were multiplying so fast that the incubator was beginning to clog. Also, a sleeve was falling off.
This is probably too sticky a matter to discuss at much length in a place where I normally make fun of things so I'll just let it go at that.
So, I've upgraded WordPress twice since I've last posted anything which has more to do with an overall disinterest in most matters technical, utter lack of any programming or interest in it, and, of course, the titanic crack rock we affectionately refer to as Warcrack. I finally crumbled and staggered into the mess of MMORPG spirit crushing and I've been absorbed to say the very least.
One thing that has impressed me perhaps the most about my couple months tenancy in Azeroth is how it is basically a motherhuge social network that has an artificially generated (albeit more interesting) common ground than most '2.0 social networking crud although it does lack the step remove typical of other social networking. This is something I think about fondly when typing '/ignore someannoying12yearold' for the fifteenth time in a given night. When you're having a serious discussion about baby names with other current and future fathers in guild chat is when you realize exactly how weird online gaming can really be. As in any game, there is a fair amount of tedium necessitated by the do thing thing to level so you can do different things to level structure but I'm a tank so I have less tedium than others might. In fact, tanking large enough instances is stressful enough to make me really enjoy the more floppy and formless quest and grind stuff.
So, that's where I've been and will likely remain until Oscar shows up and then I dunno. I won't declare this site dead or anything as dramatic/stupid as that but the general lapse in content will continue as long as my apathy towards most things that wouldn't be utterly irritating to write about occupies me.