Chromakeyed talking head
I haven’t heard anything from the framing shop yet. Maybe they’ve accidentally thrown my print away and I’ll never have to deal with it.
It remained really hot for most of the week. It was horrible. For the last couple of days it’s been raining which is a massive relief and means I can finally sleep and think again.
I’ve been experimenting with OBS Studio to break up the monotony of endless video calls. By combining it with ChromaCam and
obs-mac-virtualcamI’ve been able to attend team social meetings as a chromakeyed talking head in the corner of my QWOP game, lending me a certain gravitas.
I felt convinced I’d impress my coworkers by playing Chuckie Egg while we chatted but they weren’t impressed by “shit British Donkey Kong”.
Although responses to last week’s Veep question were mixed, the general sentiment was that it’s worth trying so we’ve started watching it. It’s no The Thick of It but I’m enjoying it so far. It’s an odd coincidence to be watching it in the week when Joe Biden announced his running mate to great fanfare, given the show’s apparent premise of the vice president being a useless and irrelevant position.
I understand it’s not an American adaptation of The Thick of It (which would inevitably be terrible) but it does feel like it’s missing a Tucker analogue — a singular, memorable, quotable character. On the other hand there is a quite tall man so let’s see how it develops.
To continue cheering ourselves up we followed the Jack Black thread and watched Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level which were silly and fun and better than they needed to be.
I thought Rob Delaney’s vasectomy story was one of the funniest and best-written articles I’ve read for a while.