Catching ‘Em All
This is a great weekend to be in New York, particularly in Central Park, where there are crowds of being playing Pokemon Go basically with no reason to talk to each other in real life but with everything in common in a virtual world based geographically on our ‘real’ one and shared & inhabited by all users simultaneously — as if I needed more reason to be excited about the intersection of art, storytelling, and technology. Heading into Manhattan Saturday morning after a long first week, I was surprised at a passing feeling that I would rather be at home solving problems in Ruby. Surprised because Ruby doesn’t care about me at all, whereas my friend whom I was taking to Manhattan came to New York just to visit me. But if you like something just because it likes you back, is that really anything like love?
My goal of burning myself out here socially so I can focus on programming when I get home is already working. I’m genuinely looking forward to not leaving my apartment except for falafel for the next five days. I don’t know if it’s vegan — I don’t care. To me, it’s a power-up.