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Infinite

I just finished Bioshock Infinite, the last installment of the Bioshock franchise. It’s been almost 7 years since this game came out. I didn’t have a good enough computer, or the time, to play it back then.

I knew nothing about Bioshock going in. Since I hadn’t played the previous games in the franchise, I had no idea that it was a commentary on the American way of life, and mostly a critique of it.

I don’t think anyone reads this blog, but if anyone does, I don’t want to give away any spoilers. I can just say that it’s a game absolutely worth playing. You will only spend 12-15 hours playing it. But you’ll be thinking about it for a lot more.

Stick until the end. It will break you.

I will say this: I like to believe that the circle was broken.

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Uphoria

On Wednesday, we recorded our first episode with the new podcast setup.

I get excited about things like this. This recording was truly a momentous occasion, not only because we had a brilliant guest, but because for the first time ever we recorded a proper episode with a guest with 3 dedicated mic inputs. Before this, we used to share a mic between us (Himal and I), while the guest had another.

The audio interface we used previously (Scarlette 2i2 – 1st Gen, which I had borrowed from a friend) records audio at 96 kHz natively, while the new Behringer U-PHORIA UMC404HD records at 192 kHz. This should give more clarity to the sound, and I should have more room to play around with level adjustments and such while editing.

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Gainz

On Twitter, Sheshadri asked her followers to share what they’ve accomplished this year.

I had this to say:

  • Celebrated 10 years with the love of my life
  • Made some great new friends
  • Hired 2 employees
  • Doubled revenue
  • Got acquired

A pretty good year, by all accounts.

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Bad?

The best thing to do with bad takes on Twitter is to not engage with them at all.

Don’t reply. Don’t quote tweet with your brilliant takedowns and comebacks. Simply ignore them. Deny them the attention they seek.

I’m increasingly convinced this is the way to go. I’m trying to practice this myself.

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Early

There are certain books I wish I hadn’t read so early in my life.

Here are some of them:

  • The Iliad and The Odyssey
  • The Silmarillion
  • Aeneid

I had barely turned 14 or 15 when I read all these. I certainly lacked the capacity to appreciate their full depth. (I’m not sure if I have that capacity now, at 25, to be frank.)

I suppose I get the bragging rights, but I can’t remember the details of most of these stories.

This is probably my only regret.