sessy haiiirrrr

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So on Saturday, I went to what is apparently the only movie set in Seattle, to do work as an extra. The flick is Ira Finkelstein's Christmas, with Elliot Gould, and the youngest DeLuise son. It was a metafilming, shooting a scene of shooting a scene, so we extras got to play the part of background crew- makeup, grips, etc...
We were given a basic rundown of what was going to go on, and as the extras wrangler hadn't seen the scene yet ( as it hadn't been run through yet), we sat on the side and watched a few rehearsal takes. The neat part was on the first take, the bimbo character was screwing up constantly... so we were all confused and whatnot. Only on the second take did we realize that actually WAS the scene... The bimbo (The eighth reindeer), screws up the scene 3 times, then DeLuise takes a call from IRA, and the extras fly around the scene for a minute while the principals do silly things in background.
13 angles, several takes per angle, and very few mistakes made. It was fun, and being surrounded by so many competent people who knew what they had to do, and just did it, was frigging refreshing. My clompy footwear caused an issue on 3 of the closer takes, but it wasn't a real issue.
It was alot of fun, and I'd definitely do it again.
sessy haiiirrrr

I WAS enjoying that chai...

walked out of work today. didn't even make it a half hour.

When I took the job, all I wanted to do was test, break some software, and learn automation things. I wound up on a mostly manual testing team (which is fine, I'm THE complete noob of the group), which gives em exposure to our automated toolsets, but doesn't require me to customize it at all (though I can write whatever I want- I've been fleshing out ideas lately, due to the past 2 months).

I expressly didn't want to be 'the hot shit go to guy', like I've done innumerable times already out here. I just wanted to do my work, have a clear head at end of day, and spend my brainpower at studio. Instead, I wind up a section lead, paired with the other new new guy, on a section that winds up having itself flipped upside down, new paradigms needed, and oh, nothing existing will really work, so figure out new stuff. And I get few to no answers to my queries. And my compatriout is a lazy spiteful shit who can't be bothered to show up 10% of the time, and when he IS there, spends 1/3 of his time outside the lab smoking, dicking around on need for speed, or sticking twigs in his ass, I've no idea.
Not being able to claim overtime is also bullshit. I'm at about 2500$ worth now that I'll never see in all likelihood. And expected to more or less keep pace with the other groups that only have bad code to contend with ( most days I don't even get that far, as I can't test, due to broken infrastructure/machines...)

If nothing really changes in the next few months, be prepared for one hell of a nerdy yard sale.
sessy haiiirrrr

Gearspins

(I promise, the next one will be more social than straight sciency, but for now...)

Gravity was only ever 1/10th of what it is now- or we're colonizing a planet where it's that way. regardless.
A 200lb person would now weigh 20. Musculature would reflect gravity,not what we know now. Ignore skeletal differences for now. We'll keep the atmosphere as thick as it is now.

How do you think things would be different/ be done differently on the colony. Physically, socially, etc.
sessy haiiirrrr

Gearspins.

Hypothetical.
A solution is found for telomere replication errors, effectively doubling your lifespan. you'll now live to about 160, all aging effects halved, as we know them now.

How would you change your approach to how you live your life, what would you start doing/ doing differently once the treatment was given and took hold.
sessy haiiirrrr

le update.

Went to PAX on Saturday, had fun- legs are killing me from being vertical for 8 hours. Saw the Runic guys, who used to be Flagship North, and it still amazes me that they've pulled off what they have in ten months. from opening the IDE to http://www.torchlightgame.com/ in under a year. I've never seen Travis look so tired, good christ :)
Randomly ran into only about a dozenish people I know- which is weird. I'll assume the rest were all dirty tabletop gamers keeping themselves sequestered ;P Met up with Jeri Ellsworth and some of the other folk from IRC, and went to Cheesecake Factory before coming back to make sweet, sweet love to percocet.

Was laid off at the end of last week, which enabled me to go in the first place. People have been weirded out that I'm completely unaffected by it, aside from the ever so minor annoyance of not being able to rent shop space until I find another gig- but oh noes, that's what, a month or three?

Currently waiting on some orders to come in so I can begin working on next uber project. 1500+ different mechanical movements shall be mine.