and the brain-genius typed "no one would do anything without a profit motive!" and hit send on a button rendered by an open source front end framework firing off an event handled by an open source programming language that sends a packet in a format conforming to an open specification over a protocol developed at universities with public funding until it reaches a web server running an open source operating system that files the hot take away into an open source database for safe keeping
Woke up feeling crummy this morning. It's not unusual for me to feel this way when the weather changes the way it has over the past 24-36 hours, so I was hoping that my morning coffee would make feel better, as it does a lot of the time. It didn't. Then I was hoping my hot shower would make me feel better; it didn't. So, no church for me this morning. Hoping I'll feel better by tomorrow.
I know this isn't the first time I've mentioned this (far from it), but it still really annoys me that, when I "buy" a digital copy of a movie, I don't get to actually own it. I just have access to it as long as the company hosting it sees fit. This is why, still, >90% of the time, I buy the physical copy instead of or in addition to the digital copy.
Disney: "Actually, you can't, because you already have a Disney account (you know, your existing Disney+ account) with that email address."
Me: "Okay, but if I sign into Disney Movie Insiders with that email address, I don't have any reward points."
Disney: "You should link your Disney+ account with your Disney Movie Insiders account to get reward points every month from your subscription"
Me: "Cool, let me do that."
Disney: "Actually, you can't, because your Disney+ account & your Disney Movie Insiders account use different email addresses. You need to update your Disney Movie Insiders account to use your Disney+ email"
Me: "Cool. I'll update my account."
Apparently, if you buy a bunch of Command hooks/strips, and keep them sitting around for a while until you need them, they lose their stickiness completely, so they're worthless and you wasted a lot of money.
I'm not talking about ones you used; I'm talking about the ones still sitting in their packages.
Finally watched Top Gun: Maverick. It was pretty good. A nice nod to the original, and a nice tribute to Val Kilmer. It's almost scary just how much they were able to make Miles Teller look like Anthony Edwards.
Obviously, the idea of a 60-year-old being able to do half of the things Tom Cruise did in the film is absolutely ridiculous, but, it is a movie.
Spent the afternoon playing games and eating snacks with my parents.
We even broke out Dark Tower and played it for a while. It's incredible that it still works, and that it's still fun. It's even more incredible that no one has re-released that game.
Apparently it sells for ~$400+ on eBay, etc because it's so rare to have a working, complete version.
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