Andy Lundell 🙄

I'm a virtual reality and game programmer, who's excited about games, technology, online comics. Currently I work on creating interactive haptic systems.

Andy Lundell 🙄
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baseball

@max Neat!

12 hours ago
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Someone should make a video game that's about baseball score-keeping.

The player doesn't control the players, they just play a character sitting in the cheap seats scribbling in a little book.

Maybe it's an iPad game.

13 hours ago
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@jackdaw_ruiz Then we must find the strangest-tasting gourd of them all, determine what spices would be needed to make it edible, and instead use those spices to flavor our coffee.

13 hours ago
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@taweret @mal @anarchiv

And filling out little scorebooks!

Do fans of other sports do that?

13 hours ago
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@mal @taweret @wintgenstein

(This would also bolster Baseball's tradition of having weird rules that only make sense compared to whatever crazy rule preceded them.)

13 hours ago
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@mal @taweret @anarchiv @wintgenstein When I'm appointed Commissioner, I'm going to make pitchers bat, but for that at-bat, the fielding team has to swap their pitcher and their short-stop.

Problem solved.

13 hours ago
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@taweret @anarchiv @mal @wintgenstein
Wait, that's too easy! You've just described what the rule accomplishes, but not why that's desirable.

The ultimate goal isn't to get peak performance out of the athletes, it's to create an interesting and entertaining game.

13 hours ago
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fun fact about Jeff bozos

@mal At least the idea that she should be traded as a commodity was socialized into her. She certainly wasn't born thinking she should belong to an important politician.

I thought the idea that her personality shifted to match the man she was with and then crystallized when she reached a certain age was supposed to be biological. (Hence her parting shot about Shakespeare. )

18 hours ago
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Reading Jurassic Park

@tparadox I'd forgotten that. It's been a long time since I read the book.

(I mostly remember that the 'technical' explanations drag a bit.)

I think it was a good move to make Hammond a sympathetic character. After all, he wants what we all want : Dinosaurs.

19 hours ago
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@tparadox "The park was not built to cater only to the super-rich. Everyone in the world has a right to enjoy these animals."

"And they will! They'll be able to get coupons in exchange for completing hashes from the park's distributed blockchain dinosaur tracking security system."

20 hours ago
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Has Talk Like A Pirate Day circled back around to being cool again?

22 hours ago
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@Tel Hasbro has been doing some really mean spirited sarcastic Monopoly games to own the libs. Is this one of them?

1 day ago
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@Tel A pregnant human is a 3d printer.

1 day ago
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All the major voice assistants have minimum wage people reviewing and correcting the voice-recognition.

Real humans listen to miss-understood inputs.

... so, could we use this as a channel to reach those minimum wage digital sweat-shop workers?

Perhaps we should all play Alexa looped tapes of pro-union propaganda?

1 day ago
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Facebook scammer.... The end?

@Red They should use faces from those neural network face generators.

2 days ago
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@mal That's actually how they celebrate Halloween on DS9.

2 days ago
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11foot8.com is the world's greatest reality show.

3 days ago
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snark about video games because why not

@aparrish Does the protagonist have some kind of weird thing strapped to their left arm?

Video game protagonists need a thing on their left arm.

3 days ago
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@presolace @taweret

Well said.

I don't understand the point of slippers.

Except the ones that look like funny animals. I guess I understand those.

3 days ago
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Video games!

3 days ago