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Oh, swell

When I tried to shut down my headset this afternoon, it fired up a long firmware upgrade. It updates about every six months. I didn’t think any changes would be immediately apparent, so I looked up the release notes and – whoopee! – Horizon Worlds avatars will now HAVE LEGS.

That’s those guys up there. I’ve said it before, a big part of the incredibly low uptake on Zuch’s metaverse is that everything so goddamned ugly. The man has to be face blind.

I’ve only gone to his shared worlds a few times. They’re painfully stupid, too. Bunch of Weebles wobbling around mumbling to each other. What do you say to a lumpy pastel stranger? The occasional kid bumping into someone repeatedly to simulate sex (this got so bad they had to institute adjustable personal boundaries).

Kids. The last thing on the planet earth I want to do is interact with somebody’s children on the computer. Jesus, Zuck.

The ugly isn’t due to hardware limitations. There are restrictions on what you can do, sure, but most of this shit is bad design, plain and simple.

Having delivered myself of this rant, I’m off. Have a good weekend, everyone!


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: October 27, 2023, 8:47 pm

I think it was a giant robbery of shareholders by Zuck…I’m sure he laundered it all nice and neat in some offshore banks someplace. To spend so much money and get so little…something is up with it.

Have a nice weekend!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 27, 2023, 9:22 pm

sounds like another investment made by Some BankMan FREE!

I must be honest in that my sympathy meter reads zero for the bit fund investors.

It’s backed by, uh, real(fiat) dollars someone gave to someone who then deposited those real (fiat) dollars in a real bank.
When it comes down to it it’s always expressed as being worth…what?…that’s right, real currency.

But it sure made a good place to stack up donations for political parties before they ran away with it didn’t it?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 29, 2023, 1:13 am

Re: Ugly. I don’t play computer games, but I understand “ugly.” In my case, it’s ugly comics. I won’t read them. As a reader and a comics enthusiast, I want well-drawn images. They don’t have to be what Leonardo would have drawn, but they do have to be relatable. I learned to read so that I could read the “funnies!”

I fear today’s youngsters aren’t reading the comics page … what’s left of it. It could be age, or impatience, but I am down to five comic strips.

Comment from Oldowan
Time: October 29, 2023, 9:22 am

Apropos of nothing: https://www.sadanduseless.com/chicken-leg-socks-funny/

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 30, 2023, 4:33 pm

That is an amazing site, Oldowan.

Comment from Oldowan
Time: October 31, 2023, 6:20 am

I got a pair to surprise my wife and the neighborhood kids for Halloween tomorrow… Not sure anyone will be amused, but I’ll laugh all day…

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