Both my wife and I had yesterday off from work (her free day was a ship gift, mine was . . . well, more about that later). So we had a nice breakfast at The Original Pancake house, went to the UW bookstore, and then saw the movie Looper.
I liked Looper, though it was kind of depressing in spots. The effects of time travel didn’t seem totally thought out (you’d think that causing injuries on an earlier self would cause timestream-invalidating changes as well), but they were certainly dramatic, and in one case the basis for a good laugh. The whole telekinesis thing seemed grafted on as well. But all told, it’s a fine film, and I recommend it.
After almost 11 years I’m no longer a Microsoftie. I accepted a job offer from Valve earlier this week and I’m taking a little time off before starting there. I’m really, really excited about working there (though I’m really bummed about leaving behind some truly wonderful and smart cow-orkers at Microsoft).
No, I have no idea what I’ll be working on. (For those who haven’t read it, here is the Valve employee handbook. From conversation it seems to be the straight dope).
What to do with a couple unexpected weeks of free time? I’ll probably just read a lot, get out for a bunch of walking, hang out with the family and do stuff around the house, but some hacking projects come to mind. We’ll see.