This was good. A pretty accurate cast of customers and staff in a high-end restaurant. With an end that every staff member has at one time or another fantasized about.
More and more films on this as of late, genre films like "Triangle of Sadness" and "Parasite" that talk about the overthrow of the clueless patrons and elite who quite literally feed upon the misery of their servants.
Ralph Fiennes plays an excellent chef, the power dynamic is spot on, it's clear they Paid a Writer. This is pretty rare these days, you have to applaud them.
I mean, I worked here, not even a year ago...
- Category: Film
Meanwhile, when not working spending far too long scrolling Reddit.
I go back to it 2, sometimes 3 times a day. Boredom, restlessness.
I need to stop and so I conceived an invention. The Reddit Rat-Trap. Basically, when you've scrolled just a little too far it comes down hard on your fingers and lets you know it's time to stop.
Run the concept through Dall-E and get the results:
It takes a few tries to get close to what I'm looking for:
Not precisely what I wanted...
Close enough. AI is not quite the solution yet, but - while playing with it might wean me away from Reddit it clearly isn't going to get my work done for me.
- Category: Creative
I first noticed it Tuesday. By Friday the left side of my face was swollen beyond recognition.
I have an appointment, cleaning, at the dentist, the next couple weeks or so, but this won't make it.
I head down for an emergency visit.
Dentist closed until Monday.
Now - I mean, there's been troubles, for sure, with my teeth, and I've been a trooper at ignoring every warning sign, but now, now, it's getting to be a bit much.
I mean, wasn't it just 3 months ago the last visit? And every visit brings the next one closer. I'm not ready for this old age and misery.
Friday, woke to no internet, and I'm scheduled to volunteer but instead lay on the sofa, in misery, waiting for the Shaw Guy to come and fix it.
By the end of the day, no Shaw Guy, no better, and so I'm off to emergency, the Nelson General, a 3 hour wait for a prescription I knew I would get, fill prescription, begin.
Today, same old, moon pie face and it gets worse as the day progresses...
I'm sure, certain it will get better, but in the interim it's wait it out...
- Category: Blog
This is interesting, a plotting of the graph of scientific discoveries that sent us veering off in new directions:
Note that there are fewer and fewer each year.
There are a few possible explanations for this:
- That we're on the right track and figuring things out slowly and at increasing smaller/larger scales - that the possibilities for disruptive science necessarily don't exist
- That we've committed to being on the wrong track, and as a result disruptive possibilities are converging.
- Science that might prove disruptive gets less funding.
- That the world, over the past 100 years, has become increasingly homogeneous, and with that both the people and our ways of looking at things.
- That - especially since the internet - the sharing of scientific discoveries encourages people to build easier on the preexisting theories than conceive of new ones.
I am sure there are more, but it's curious to think about.
And no, "Ancient Mysteries" is not Disruptive. It's just dumb.
- Category: Ideas & Questions
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