Strangely, neither Tidal nor Deezer had made a playlist of my top songs in November. Instead, they’ve gone ahead and made lists for the whole of 2020.
So there are no playlists to share this time, but I do have my stats from Last.fm.
I’ve done a bit more listening in November, with the total number of tracks scrobbled coming to 429. That’s up from 249 in October. This makes sense because I was preparing for my wedding, moving and keeping myself busy in October, while November was a quiet, settled in month.
I’m moving to a new place in a few days, so it was the perfect time for me to work on a new desk setup. I’ve been using the desk I had got made about 7 years ago, and it was beginning to feel a little crammed. I wanted a a slightly bigger, L-shaped table to put everything I had acquired over the years.
So I got one made. And yesterday, I spent all afternoon setting things up on it.
I think I did a decent job with the cable management as well. For this I bought a few cable trays and attached them under the desk with screws.
I’m quite happy with how things turned out.
This is a list of everything that went on the desk:
I don’t exactly know why this game made such a big comeback all of a sudden. I got into it because it seemed to be all over Twitter and Reddit. I first downloaded the mobile version on iOS. Later, I paid $2.99 to get it on Steam, even though I rarely spend any time on the Windows partition on my computer.
The game is fairly simple. You play as one of ten people on a spaceship. One of the people in there is an alien impostor. Your job is to find out who the impostor is and kick them out of the ship before they sabotage your mission and kill everyone. When you start a game, you’re randomly assigned a role as a crew mate or The Impostor.
If you’re a crew mate, you work on unraveling the mystery. You have to be constantly vigilant. And there is always a chance that your other crew mates would suspect you to be The Impostor and kick you out.
If you’re The Impostor, you have to lie masterfully and kill everyone without arousing suspicion.
I won the very first game I joined, in which I played as The Impostor. I simply ran around killing everyone without getting caught. That led me to think that the game was quite easy, but subsequent games made me realize otherwise. Perhaps the people in the first game weren’t the sharpest tools in the shed.
When I’m a crew mate, I usually focus on my tasks and try to get them done as soon as I can. I do get killed quite a bit while in the middle of this. If I am, I continue doing tasks a ghost.
When I’m the Impostor, I try to kill as many crew mates as I can when they’re isolated, while trying to play innocent during the discussions that happen after the dead bodies are found. This game might just have made be better at lying. Slightly.
I have yet to play this with friends. I do look forward to find out which of my friends are good at lying and pretending. Or do I?
Every topic! I would like to know as much as it is possible to know.
But, realistically, I would like to be better informed about science. I have always been fascinated by science but I never was any good at it in an academic capacity. Right now, my interest in science is not for any academic purpose, but rather for my own curiosity. I like knowing how (certain) things work. I would particularly like to delve deeper into physics.
I would also like to be better informed about politics, especially in my own country. A few years ago my reasoning for this would have been so that I could choose a side. But now, I see the futility in picking sides. Still, being in the center requires that I have an understanding about how the world works politically, because being in the center shouldn’t mean being indifferent.