I present you with the only 4/20 joke I’ll be making today
For some reason a bird speaking Japanese is mildly off putting.
> Literal translation
Bird:” ‘Uhm Hello, this is the Ono family.”
Bird: “What’s wrong?”
Owner: “Abe-chan, you’re a little too early. Once the phone’s picked up, then properly say hello.”
Bird: “Okay, understood.”
Owner: “Do you really understand? I’m counting on you. Hello, this is the Ono family residence in Gifu.”]
Bird: “Okay, I understand!”
Owner: “Got it.”
> That’s clearly some sort of Pokemon.
> Off-putting? It’s like birds were meant to speak Japanese!
> For some reason it’s never occurred to me that birds can mimic languages other than English. It’s so cool, though!
The world will soon understand why birds are so awesome and deserve to be our overlords.
So this happened on my dash and it couldn’t be more perfect
ALL OF MY YES.
What???? WHAT??????? WWWHHHHAAAAAAT???? OH MY GOD THIS IS FANTASTIC OH GOSH.
Night of the Lepus (1972)
Happy Easter, everybody!
Pardon the brief dip into the gaming world for a moment here, but this — a part of the configuration screen from WildStar Online — is incredibly important.
I’ve been playing MMOs for 14 years now. I’ve worked with game developers, including one who’s color-blind. Even in his own games, he couldn’t tell what colors enemies were (colors would tell you if an enemy was significantly weaker/stronger than your character) or even simple things, like the color of his character’s own hair.
(I remember one conversation where he talked about making a night elf with “gorgeous dark skin and silver hair”. His character’s skin was actually purple, and his hair was teal.)
But this? This is a configuration open for combat that will customize enemy level displays for various forms of color-blindness. As far as I know, and I could be wrong, this never existed in older games, and I don’t think this existed even in games as recent-ish as World of Warcraft.
This is progress, folks. This is fucking awesome.
if easter and 4/20 are both today can it be called a joint holiday