"Apple Pay has become the preferred way to pay for... almost everything!" - except, of course, the App Store and iTunes.

This well-written piece in the New York Times is a pretty good summation of what I enjoy about long-distance Amtrak trips (and why you should stick to western and midwestern routes if you do it): nytimes.com/interactive/2019/0

I can't wait for the reveal of a gaming console by a company with a history of poor customer support and a short attention span for products.

Sometimes being a game developer feels like being a wizard who graduated from Slytherin back when it was respectable, before Voldemort happened.

Updated idlethumbs.social to Mastodon 2.7.3 today, along with some various other maintenance on the server. Let me know if anything seems horribly broken.

Guess I can retroactively feel pretty good about ditching the Roku platform years ago.

Wizard Jam, the EIGHTH annual Idle Thumbs community game jam starts next Friday and runs for two weeks! Come make games with us! idlethumbs.net/forums/topic/12

Sorry for the lengthy downtime overnight, migrating all the existing media to S3 took a long time and I fell asleep. But it's done now, and we shouldn't be running out of disk space again (at least, not because of media uploads).

To test things out, here's a picture of a cat.

Heyyyy, the server should be back alive, sorry about that. Vacations :(

Face ID is super cool until you have to wear a face mask to go outside.

The Extrasolar servers are shutting down on December 1st. If you still want to remote-pilot a rover to document the ecology of an alien planet, you've got a couple weeks left!

extrasolar.com/

Hey Americans: before you go vote today (and you should definitely do that) take a moment to decide what you're voting for *in advance*. This message brought to you by the people waiting in line at my polling place.

First you turn "favourite" into "like", then you make "like" do stupid shit, then you have to remove the "like" because it does stupid shit :thounking:

Lessons learned from visiting Disney World: Kids doing the Fortnite dances while trying to make eye contact with you is a thing now apparently.

Vail resorts customer service phone number: "We're experiencing higher than normal call volume. Please call back later." <hangs up>

Because, you know, customer service.

I just did an escape room and it was really great, hooray!

Oh man, Katamari Damacy on the Switch is basically the only thing I've ever wanted from video games ever.

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