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One of the Call of Duty games. It’s too fast for me, but it’s got a nifty exosuit and understands that guns are for killin’.

I just lost my best buddy and my left arm killing Norks.

Now I’ve met a friendly character modeled on and voice acted by the actual Kevin Spacey, so you know he’s going to be the main villain.

So that’s Thursday, then.


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 14, 2020, 11:34 pm

Don’t trip and shoot your buddy there Hoss!

Anyone think of a reason why I shouldn’t give my 2 weeks notice tomorrow and ‘retire’?

I keep hoping vague daily status reports with entries like “Saved Luke and the Old Republic before lunch” will have them tell me they don’t love me any more, but so far no such luck.

Comment from Teej
Time: May 15, 2020, 12:54 am

I’ve had to work through this whole damned thing, but I “retire” (voluntary lay off) in three weeks, About three weeks too long.
Retire with me, DY. I can’t wait to go back and actually finish Skyrim.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 15, 2020, 9:21 am

41 years of ‘data processing’ when what I wanted to do was write games 🙂

or maybe a book!

or go camping till I get tired of camping.

I used to want to travel, particularly to the ‘homeland’ of my various mostly British Empire ancestors. But if that was ever in the cards, at the moment it sure ain’t.
Maybe when sanity returns and some actual adults regain control perhaps.

And now there’s a grandchild to teach naughty things to!

Yeah, I’ve pretty much decided, but it’s going to be a long day because ‘they’ don’t know it’s coming and I fear there will be much managerial whinging before the day is out.

Comment from OldFert
Time: May 15, 2020, 5:14 pm

DY — I retired in 1994 and then from second career in 2013.
My pensions are OK to live on.
If you can do it, retire.
Retirement is better than not retirement.
Plus, if you’re older, that puts you in a higher risk group for the Wuhan Chinese Lung Rot, so you might be “social distanced” out of your job anyway.

Comment from Jon
Time: May 15, 2020, 6:51 pm

I can’t completely recommend it as a game, but Star Trek Online has all kinds of guns and different weapons that you can carry, and then there’s all the doodads that can fire things from starships. I’ve played it a lot more in quarantine.

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 15, 2020, 8:05 pm

Star Trek – anyone ever played it on a Teletype with a printer?
If you guys could see what we called ‘games’.


And so far I didn’t retire today – maybe Monday.

I’m reciting Hamlet to myself right now

“Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all
And thus the native hue of resolution
is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought
and enterprise of great pith and moment
with this regard their currents turn awry
and lose the name of action”

If I was Hamlet I’d mumble, “maybe I’ll kill myself on Monday instead”

Comment from Teej
Time: May 16, 2020, 9:19 pm

Star Trek on a printer? Sure did.
Betting you played Adventure on a mainframe, too

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 16, 2020, 9:41 pm

@Teej – damn straight – beat it too, with a little help from my NonStop COBOL instructor who gave me the hint on what to do with the copies of Spelunker Today.


Games now are beyond even the stuff of my dreams from back then.

Comment from Kodiak
Time: May 25, 2020, 11:30 pm

All these fast paced games have taken off with out me. I use to be pretty good at the first Warcraft game. Now I just watch other people play on twitch. I am a backseat gamer now?

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