January 4th, 2006

Moa: The King of Destruction

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Today's Bridge: Some interesting bidding led to hands neither side could make, and they ended by making one that gave them enough points to win. That's about all that can be said.

Today's Work: The other Matt's back, so while the fixes I've worked on go into peer review and unit testing (without our CM person, who will be gone for the next two weeks), I'll be administering guidance and training to our two new programmers as well as sitting on my thumbs and waiting for funding for the part that was supposed to be my main goal for the year. At least I have something to do.

Today's Psychonauts: I feel ashamed at not having found the last figment in The Milkman Conspiracy on my own. I hate those out of the way alleys where they hide things. So I found everything in the next two levels without too much trouble, and I'm working on reaching rank 90 without getting the Confusion badge. I imagine it can be done. I'm also going to skip turning in brains until the very end (at least, the point of no return), so I'm leaving them be until after I complete all the mental worlds, after which I won't need to return to Ford's Sanctuary for anything. I'm short a few PSI Cores, but I can buy those later.

While that was going on, I watched the first three Simpsons episodes, with the commentary on. I'm pretty sure I've seen every episode in those sets by now, at least once, so I don't need to follow them. Still, it gave me insight into some things I've been wondering about, like when exactly Snowball I died (shortly before the first episode) and... other stuff, undoubtedly. I'll have to listen for a "Cowabunga", but I think they're right... Bart probably never actually said that.

I wonder what ever became of my Anime Nation package. I'll give it the rest of the week, but if it's not here by Saturday, I may have to make some calls on Monday and find out what's going on. It shipped a week before Christmas... it can't possibly still be hung up in the system.