Wednesday, October 27


Daily News Stuff 27 October 2021

All My Octobers Edition

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  • Somehow my day job and its largest customers conspired to schedule four major events in the space of ten days, all requiring different software.  Yay.

    I mentioned some time ago that I expected October to be insane.  At that time I only knew about one of these events.

    Two down, two to go.  Yeah, working late again tonight.  Eighteen hour day on five hours sleep, just what I like best.

  • AMD reported another record quarter.  (AnandTech)

    Revenue up 54% year on year; net income up 137%.  Nice work if you can get it.

  • There's a new Penric and Desdemona story out, Knot of Shadows.  I've been re-reading the series recently and just got up to the last volume, The Assassins of Thasalon, which came out in May.  Checked to see if there was a new story scheduled for publication and it turned out the answer was yes - six days ago.

    If you haven't already committed to buying each one as it comes out, the first six stories (they're each novella or short novel length) are collected in two volumes from Baen, Penric's Progress and Penric's Travels.

    Though I'd suggest starting at the beginning, with The Curse of Chalion.

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Discerning Shorks Prefer Linus Tech Tips Video of the Day

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1 On my main desktop I just leave TPM disabled in the BIOS so Microsoft won't force-upgrade me...yet.  On my laptop, which came with it enabled, I'm waiting to see what happens.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, October 28 2021 01:28 AM (Z0GF0)

2 I managed to pick up an oled switch on day 1 as an upgrade from a switch lite, because I missed being able to use it docked.  I like it.
I never believed the switch pro rumors, partly because I don't think Nintendo will ever call it that.  (Using "pro" for consumer product naming seems kinda stupid to me, anyway.)

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, October 28 2021 01:30 AM (Z0GF0)

3 They need to bring back Xtreme! (it's so extreme it can't be bothered to include the first "E"), and R-R-RAD!, and gnarly! as appellations for rote consumer items.  When I lived in the Kansas CIty area, I really looked forward to one day being able to buy an Extreme! used car from Extreme! Ford.  Dank is another good one.  Wicked awesome!  Cool!  Sweet!  Trippy!  Far out, man!

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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