Weekly notes 19/2023
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What’s been happening #
I wrote a travelogue about our Blue Mountains road trip. If you haven’t read it yet, give it a read 😊.
I had no idea Google I/O was happening this week. I used to watch the keynotes religiously 😆 The Verge has a nice 16-minute summary of the keynote. Check it out.
- It’s pretty amazing how far generative AI has come since ChatGPT made a splash. I’ve been trying out ChatGPT a lot more, as I have mentioned in my past few posts, and now Bard is open for all as well. It will be very interesting to see what new things we’ll see.
I played some more Diablo 4 this weekend, thanks to the “Server Slam” free beta testing/stress testing weekend. I tried out a shapeshifting Druid, and it was kinda fun! The pulverize skill has very visceral feedback.
- Diablo 4 will be released in less than a month, and I look forward to playing the release version! It’s been 11 years since the release of Diablo 3, and I had a lot of fun with D3, especially with the Reaper of Souls expansion and the Diablo 3 Seasons.
- I managed to defeat Ashava, the Pestilent - a world boss in the upcoming Diablo 4. Well, to be more clear, it was less “I” and more the group. Being a melee character, my character pretty much kept getting wrecked. It was the first time I took on Ashava, and I’ll try taking on Ashava again if possible. If not, I’ll just wait for the release.
- On that note, I must admit Diablo 4 has some really amazing music. I have spent many minutes just sitting idle and listening to the music because it is so good. Some screenshots below.
I have been listening to a fair amount of Thai Rock music this week. Jo has been watching a lot of Thai shows, and most of them have really good songs and music. I even sat through an entire series of My School President because the music was so good! Of course, it wasn’t just the music that carried the series. I have to say, the plot, many subplots, acting, chemistry between the actors - all made it a come-back-for-more series. I can see why Kdramas and Kpop have such a huge following.
Check out the following songs
and their many covers if you want to explore more! Oh and don’t forget to enable the captions to see the lyrics.
We’ll be back in Blue Mountains next weekend, and my weekly post will be delayed. Look forward to unwinding and relaxing over the weekend!
Link of the week #
If you’re curious about how a transfer happens over TLS, you absolutely must check out this fantastic page that has annotations that make it easier for you to understand each step.
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