2020.09.09

1. Pestilence/hellfire/infestation

News Great White sighting Del Mar California

You already know about the covid, now you know about the sharks. The (relatively mild) brushfires have given the sunlight a pleasant orange tone.

Blacks Beach San Diego surf surfing fires haze

So Jes and I strolled down to Black's at dusk. I was hoping to get some awesome shots of the apocalyptic sunset behind surf silhouettes, but the marine layer disappeared the sun before splashdown. Still, decent waves resulted in a good photo session with the 500, gallery below.
2. Financial ruin

Investment meme WallStreetBets BTFD rug pull

We had another correction that seems to have brought TSLA back to(wards) earth. DOW and DAQ are back in the green at the moment. Also, strictly speaking, that's not how that meme is supposed to be used.


With more couth time than normal, my streaming meanderings have included what really should be considered the trilogy of the '08 financial crisis:
3. Mind control

Neuralink announcement chat opening skull

Elon demoed... well that he could measure bulk electrical activity in live pig brains. It fell pretty far from the mark of promising that we will soon stream movies into our heads. I only did a little cogsci, but I'm skeptical that such a feat could be accomplished with a couple of metal spikes.
4. Crawl


Our remote team lunch seemed like a good time to get a few words of encouragement and some lessons in cyber from the legend.
Games and humor

Risk of Rain 2 Mithrix item stealing punk ass

The lolbaters took another unsuccessful run at Mithrix - albeit to end a lengthy initiation run for Shane. The triple-shrine of the mountain beetle guard drop was funny.

Age of Empires 2

I also played my first Age of Empires match. It went as well as expected. Neat game, disappointed I missed it the first time around.

I would be happy to see [Mulan] at the movies. But $30 directly to Disney+? That's like six tickets easy.
Sants
I'm not subsidizing Disney's Corona losses.

Zac
You mean "the Chinese invisible virus"
Not to be confused with "the Chinese visible virus"...
... which is TikTok.
Surf gallery