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3-20-2024 7:15 pm
fuzmeister: Invincible Shield
The new Judas Priest album Invincible Shield is great. That's all. If you're a metal maniac, go listen to it right now!

Mood: Metal
Music: Judas Priest - Sons of Thunder


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2-05-2024 3:14 pm
fuzmeister: The Big One
I'm officially over the hill. What a grim catchphrase to celebrate any milestone. I guess it's all in good fun. 40 is the new 30, right? Right!?

Mood: Geriatric
Music: Pearl Jam - The Fixer


Tags (beta): birthday, age

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1-24-2024 8:30 pm
fuzmeister: Consolidating to (the) Steam (Deck)
In what may be a foolish endeavor, I decided last year to attempt to consolidate my personal library of games to the Steam ecosystem (where plausible).

What this boils down to is trying to sell my "gently-used" video games through craigslist, f***book marketplace, and the like... then I repurchase those games on Steam during one of the famous Steam sales for next to nothing. Yes, see, I said it may be a foolish endeavor... the good news is, thus far, the value of the games I've sold outweighs what it costs to purchase them at a hefty discount during a Steam sale.

While I appreciate owning physical media, video games haven't even included instruction booklets in over a decade now - that's a damn shame, but it really makes owning most non-exclusive games on a platform outside of PC seem worthless. Also, it's worth noting that Valve has delivered on the promise of a console-like experience with SteamOS on the SteamDeck... provided a given developer has implemented SteamCloud support for saves, it's great to be able to just pick up a game on any of my PCs or SteamDeck and resume progress.

And now - with even Sony publishing some previously-exclusive titles on PC the past few years, it seems like a no brainer to clean house and avoid future disc rot, low-ball offers, etc. Good old Nintendo will probably not follow that behavior, so I'll at least be hanging onto first-party Switch games (for now).

What might be fun (or depressing) is to report back at the end of '24 with the current state of my physical collection. I can't say I'm a huge fan of an all-digital future, but when the incentive to purchase a product physically can't outweigh buying it digitally, what are you going to do?

Restricted ownership at fantastic prices - I'll embrace that (for now).

Mood: Steamy
Music: Ben Folds - Prison Food


Tags (beta): video games

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1-20-2024 8:11 pm
fuzmeister: That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmUFQMd-DTA

It was tradition back in the day to play this brief "song" at or near the end of our sets. It took on some legs of its own and became kind of an inside joke among the more-hardcore of the already-small fanbase.

Originally, I recorded a home demo in 2007 as an homage to the absurdity of Captain Beefheart's "Trout Mask Replica" LP. If you want to explore the sonic possibilities of straddling the fine line between chaos and order, seriously listen to that album. It's bonkers and you'll probably hate it, but you might find something that worms its way into your psyche.

Anyway, someone messaged me today about the availability of the original home demo recording for this one and I had a serious trip down memory lane. Some things are maybe better left without context - I like to hope "Pants" never defined those early shows we played, but some things are out of my control.

Enjoy your Saturday. -ST

Mood: Eh


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12-19-2023 2:42 pm
fuzmeister: This May Be The Last Chance...
...I have to post in 2023. My visits are very infrequent these days, so I guess we'll see...

Anyway, happy holidays everybody. It's hard to believe we're soon going to be entering another new year.

Mood: Cold
Music: Ramones - You're Gonna Kill That Girl


Tags (beta): vent

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