They held the company potluck today. I brought the small army of cream cheese penguins that I’d made yesterday, and they went over well, but there weren’t really enough of them. Also one of them fell over due to bad toothpick placement. I fixed that. Someone saw me doing that and said, “Matt’s fixing a broken penguin! It’s just like what he usually does at work!” Ah well.
And, of course, there are stupid problems that will mean I have to get up really early tomorrow and fiddle with one of the database boxes during the maintenance window. It’s always something.
Steve and Aric came over for Rock Band 3. Steve had recently bought a Pro controller, which resembles a real guitar in many ways as it’s got a ton of buttons that correspond to frets. He’d planned to try it out, but decided that it was going to take too much time to learn how to use it after watching the intro videos. However, he’ll have a bunch of spare time over the next few weeks, so he might be able to figure it all out. I also plugged another microphone in, so Stephanie and I could try singing harmony on the new songs that actually have harmony parts. It was interesting. Thing is, all the stuff in Rock Band 3 is a lot more complex than all the stuff in the earlier titles. There’s so much to do in the game that more casual players might just not have the time to do it all.