Weeknotes 102 - Novel experience
- Watched 10 Things I Hate About You with my pals over the internet, using a Disney+ feature named GroupWatch (come on, really?). It synchronises playback and lets everyone in the group control it. It’s good, but it’s missing voice chat. We had a group voice call running alongside, which wasn’t perfect, but it did let us make shit jokes. Frankly, the shit jokes are the valuable bit, not the synced playback.
- I “bumped” into a friend at a Zoom dance class. It felt exhilarating. We got to watch each other’s performance at the end and encourage each other.
- You’d think all tech people hobbies were sourdough and climbing, but evidently there are other hobbies available.
- I had a breakthrough at my guitar lesson, where something timing and rhythm related finally twigged in my brain. I didn’t want to get all emotional in front of my teacher, but after the lesson I literally ran to the other room to tell my partner and had a little cry.
- I’m sure some people can learn all kinds of things from YouTube, but having someone challenge and correct me in real time makes everything faster, easier and a lot more fun. Why haven’t I done this from the start?
- My partner reminded me that it’s not that I’d not seen Sixth Sense and not had it spoiled: apparently I’d seen it, forgotten all about it, and upon watching it the second time only vaguely remembered that I’d watched it — but not realised there was a twist. But of course then I promptly forgot everything about it again, and recently thought I’d only seen it once.
- The roof in my block of flats is leaking. Because I’m on the top floor it’s leaking into my kitchen. Am I enjoying this novel experience? No.