I wish I could make them stop, but the marketers pass around my address faster than I can unsubscribe to their stuff. Also it never gets flagged as spam because it’s technically not—they’re all legit mailing lists, just ones that I don’t care about…
update: i installed their fucking thing on windows and turned off the lights there, and it seems like it sticks even if i switch OSes! crisis averted, i hope
the manual says i can install their app to support "custom lighting effects," but it's 300mb and wants to control my keyboard and it smells like spyware and the extension is not updated for macos anyway
via Simon Carless on Twitter, this company GamerSpeak (which has a team of "Gamefluencers" that help "unlock revenue opportunities" 🙄) has some wild anecdotes about mobile game whales that the cofounder knows on its about page:
"We had hundreds of players spending over $50,000 monthly"
"we had two princes from Jordan spending $5,000+ daily" (!)
"He spent millions of dollars to win the most competitive event for 6 consecutive months" (!!!)
Been learning Godot lately (the game engine). Today I made an incredible monstrosity out of substrings and coroutines and BBCode tags to do the one-character-at-a-time thing you see in RPG and VN dialog boxes, and then learned that there's a built-in visible_characters property I could have been reading to do the whole thing in like three lines of code 🙃
One of the most mystifying Apple design choices I've seen: you can block email addresses in Mail, but the default behavior is that nothing changes except that a little 🚫 icon appears on their messages. If you want it to actually block people when you block them (…), you have to turn that on in Settings
me, meeting any celebrity: I remember loving your content
My favorite exchange from this oral history of the Xbox https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-01-06/xbox-the-oral-history-of-an-american-video-game-empire
Every line is funnier than the last
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