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Time to catch up.


Good weekend. On Sunday we had one of those stay-at-home days. Not going out all day is still a revelation -- playing games during daylight hours, amazing!

So far, this week


My Netflix got hijacked. I received a warning that my password had been successfully changed. WTF WTF WTF! I was still logged in to the service via my phone, I could see a new email address associated with my account and two new profiles had replaced my own set of profiles. They were situated in Spain, judging by their IP addresses and new language assignment. I got straight onto customer support via their VoIP contact system and immediately grabbed my account back. Very damned strange. I changed all my passwords and set up 2-step verification on my email. I wish I could identify where they captured my password - was it my recent use of Discus, the video editor I trialed or maybe an infected mobile device? Damn, I hate not knowing.


Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider


Loving it! I knew I would but hadn't got around to playing. What's refreshing is that I'm not tied to a total stealth playthrough which often takes a very long time. I'm enjoying the chase, where crowds of murderous guards come after me -- Billie Lurk can usually slip away to an out-of-reach balcony or sprint into a warren.

Karnaca sunset

It's like playing in an oil painting

I was once again, stunned by the beauty of the design. So much so that I decided to stop playing and do some "game tourism." That's where you go into a game world with the single intention of enjoying the sights and capturing the moments using an in-game camera or amazing tools like Nvidia's Ansel (what I used).

Valentine's Day


Pizza for dinner, a bit of beer but Clara was exhausted from her early shift.





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