I play video games, but apparently, that's not enough anymore.
I must also spend time watching others play video games, instead of playing video games, like some sort of insane required "practice."
I also can't just play video games by myself, and must instead stream what I'm doing so people can tell me to kill myself while playing video games.
And, to top it all off, I must do all of this from within a hot tub.
Had to push back on my initial response of "I don't understand the Internet anymore" after reading this week's article about streaming, and just remember that "sex sells," and the Internet hasn't really changed that; just made it easier.
Just made the first update to my "simpleMastodonBot" python script in four years: https://github.com/M-D-M/simpleMastodonBot
American businesses two years ago: "We just don't think remote work is feasible. Just wouldn't work. Reasons."
American businesses one year ago: "Wow, look at how quickly we converted into full remote-work! Aren't we amazing??"
American businesses one month ago: "Okay, everyone come back into the office. If we can't see butts in seats, how can we be sure you're even working?"
American businesses, this week: "...okay you can work at home a little longer"
Between this and everything going to a "streaming presenter" format, I am probably also five years ago from sitting down to watch a new show on Netflix, inexplicably seeing some unasked-for random person's face in the corner of the screen reacting and commenting to it, and then me picking up my TV and setting it outside next to the dumpster.
I am about five years away from being a grousing, cantankerous old man.
All I want to do is find a tutorial about how to fix [insert thing here]. And this is all I can find:
"Hey guys, like and subscribe
it's ya boy DJ Plumber here to show you how to fix this leaky faucet
but lemme talk real quick about the comments I received on the last video about toilets"
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