She Blinded Me With Science

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ― Isaac Asimov

I’ve been thinking a lot about how far we, as a species, have come in the last century. We went from a very basic form of communications, to constant communication with devices more powerful than the computers that sent the shuttle to the moon on it’s first landing.

I’m only 46 years old. In my lifetime, we have come from corded phones with a dial, to cordless phones with buttons, to wireless communication small enough to fit in your palm.

We’ve come from basic UHF TV, bunny ear antennas and all, to 8K TVs that are fully integrated with smart technology and controlled with the push of a button.

We’ve gone from Pong to fully immersive graphically gorgeous games.

Growing up, our first computer was a Vic20. From that we upgraded to an IBM Best with boot disk. You literally had to put in the disk in order for the computer to work. My favourite game was one you used the arrow keys to move. Pretty sure it was Castle Attack or something similar. The character icon (if you could call it that) was a club (as in the cards icon). To attack – you bumped into the opponent. Now, the game play is so immersive that some of the graphics look real. It’s insane to me how far gaming has come in 40 years.

NOTE: I found the game! It was called Castle. Thank you internet archive for that blast from the past!

We’ve come so far technologically and yet…we, as a species, have not kept up with our technology. We are enraptured by the constant bombardment of information and have yet to learn what it means to have it all. Our children have had to cope with the brunt of it all. We have all the ability to communicate with whomever we want, and yet we are forgetting how to communicate.

Science is always changing. It is by nature and evolving discipline. New studies are done everyday that change the way we live, work, survive. New technologies appear everyday to improve our lives, make things simpler, so we are told. Some technologies absolutely have improved our lives a thousand fold. Some not so much. We are ever present online now – but not so much in real life.

Sometimes I think we are all blinded by science and the pace of life. There is something to be said about taking a slower path, enjoying what is present, what nurtures us – time to stop and smell the roses.

Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science

Classic WoW!!! WOOT!

AHHHHHH!!! WoW Classic FTW!

A Toast to 15 Years

This makes me want to resub…I miss you old WoW…I need dis

I be like

[Leeroy:] Alright chums, (I’m back)! Let’s do this… LEEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOY JEEEEEENKIIIIIIIIIIINS! [runs into Rookery] (context below)

All the nostalgic feels…I first subbed to WoW in October 2007. I remember the Rookery (and got the title!). Sigh…I need to budget for this goddamit…at least I have chicken…

The Guild – Do You Wanna Date My Avatar –

The Guild – Game On

In defence of Dirk

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ― Douglas AdamsThe Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

If you haven’t yet watched the 2 seasons of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agengy, do yourself a favour now and go watch it. Seriously – go binge watch that shit. I’ll be here waiting…

…Now that you’ve watched it you can feel just as sanctimoniously ticked off as I am over it being CANCELLED! Shit is like Firefly all over again! BBC AMERICA, WHY!!!???

I NEED to know what happens to Bart and Dirk and Todd and Amanda and Farah. Oh, and the Rowdy 3…

I love the craziness of the series, I love the absolutely nonsense and the absolute rawness that comes with truth that is revealed in it! It’s probably one of the most imaginative, unique shows I have seen in so, so long.

And now I need the books. I had no idea the show was based on a Douglas Adams series (I’ve not read any of his works…don’t mock me, I keep meaning to read HGG). Books are almost always better than the screen material – almost…

There’s a petition that has been created to try to get Netflix to give the show a 3rd season. Of course, I have to share it!

Renew Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for Season 3/Future Seasons

Now go sign that shit!

The Rowdy 3 – Extended (theme from Dirk Gently)