This week I became briefly fixated on catching scorpions in Animal Crossing.
I didn’t really know how to do this and (as usual with games) couldn’t find a coherent explanation online, so I just muddled through. This gave me the opportunity to watch myself develop a belief system about how bug spawning works and what I might do to manipulate it. I don’t know whether these beliefs are fully correct but they’ve allowed me to catch a lot of scorpions so that’s good enough for me.
Not sure what to do with all these scorpions now.
As a token attempt to get my shit together IRL I bought some extremely short Ethernet cables and tidied up the rat’s nest of wires around my broadband modem.
This hasn’t made any of the hardware work better. It is mildly satisfying so in a sense it’s made my brain work better.
In what will likely come as a massive relief to regular readers, I have now got a job. I start tomorrow so I don’t know what it’s like yet. Ideally this will give me something other than films, video games, bread and wires to write about.
I’ve been receiving many pieces of computer equipment for the new job, all sent as separate packages and all delivered by the same “guaranteed by noon” express courier. The way this works in practice is that shortly before noon I get an email and SMS saying “we tried to deliver your package but you weren’t home”, and then the package is actually delivered off the books at some laid-back time in the afternoon.
Of course this is no inconvenience for me so I suppose everyone’s happy, although it feels like a weird service for someone somewhere to be paying extra for.