The Dawn of Justice was not great.

In short, if you are a person that doesn’t care about…

  • story holes,
  • frustrating character choices and personalities,
  • irritating dialog,
  • uninteresting dialog,
  • lame plot devices,
  • disconnected story points,
  • drawn out scenes,
  • throwing away lore,
  • and/or you just happen to enjoy watching cities be destroyed because Michael Bay has taken a toll on your sensibilities…

this movie is for you.

If you do care about the above, get ready for frustration.

I am going to do my best to not just summarize the movie, as a challenge. This movie stands on its own, terrible in its own right. Be aware that from this point forward there are definitely going to be “plot” spoilers, so if you care… blah blah blah.

Don’t read any further if you are worried.

Okay, disclaimers are done. Let’s get down to brass tacks.

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A year in review – 2016

2015 was a very good year for me, although not necessarily in regards to my publicly posted resolutions.

Resolution #1 – 80% of Steam Library Played, More Badges

As of the writing of this, have only improved my played games percentage from 50% to 58%. Considering how many games I have, this is not as disheartening as it appears. 8% of 536 is 43 games, and that’s pretty nuts, meaning that I played nearly a game a week, though I didn’t complete all of them and purchased a few new ones. My badge progress has been abysmal and my Steam level shows this. Clearly the social aspect of using Steam doesn’t interest me.

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Gamification, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the point

Developer Burnout is a really irritating thing, mainly because it’s such a constant force in the industry, but secondarily because it sneaks up on us. Our brains slowly change from agile development monsters, regurgitating intent and context with the greatest of ease, into what can only be justly compared to sloth. The reckless abandon for code or history is gone, replaced with apprehension and frustration. I am not here to say I have figured out how to avoid it entirely – only that I think I have found a way to keep it from infecting me so frequently, and the good thing is – applying it to your own life is actually kinda fun.

Gamification is a weird buzzword that has been around for a good long time, mainly in the circles of terrible people trying to get their grimy mitts on our money, but I am here to point to a few #AppsForThat that may be of use to you, if not your friends. I have used what I describe below and found them, as the label describes, useful.

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Stephen Smith suggests I, and all of my black brotheren, vote Republican. – Maybe, once you fix it. –

He also added, “Black folks in America are telling one party, ‘We don’t give a damn about you.’ They’re telling the other party ‘You’ve got our vote.’ Therefore, you have labeled yourself ‘disenfranchised’ because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb. The other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest.” – Breitbart

I am so very glad this man has a platform to share his wish.

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