Travelle – “Video Games”.

Hey people! πŸ™‚

I thought today I’d share another song from this Norwegian singer, songwriter and producer with you all. I know diddly squat about video games, simply because I never really play them. In fact, I hardly play any games at all, not because I don’t like it overall or because I have some weird rules that I never do it like some people apparently do, it’s simply because there aren’t as many games that are accessible for the blind, and out of those that are, few have managed to really spark my enthusiasm, and even fewer kept me interested long-term. Yet, on some level, I do find this song relatable, because even though I don’t play video games, I do a lot of other things that I’m hooked on, just like it seems to be the case with him and video games, and which I use as a substitute for peopling a lot of the time, and I much prefer peopling online. Except for me this is a chronic state, which doesn’t seem to be the case for Travelle, because from what we can figure out from the song itself and from what I read about it, it was more of a transition period for him, when he moved from his hometown (he’s from somewhere in Rogaland) to Oslo, where he didn’t know any people and had no one to hang out with so he preferred hanging out online with people he knew. It’s certainly always quite a major change in one’s life to move from a smaller place to a city where you don’t really know many people. Also, like I already wrote about Travelle in my previous posts where I shared some of his music, I like how he seems very candid about things, I like candid, genuine-sounding lyrics which let you see a glimpse of a person behind them because people as individuals are interesting most of the time. And it’s always refreshing to hear a song that isn’t about love or sex. πŸ˜€

Question of the day.

What’s one video that never fails to make you laugh?

My answer:

The one I could think of off the top of my head is that about the Scottish guys and the voice recognition-operated lift. I believe it was quite popular at some point as I’ve seen it circulating around the web in many different places and many people from different countries that I know know about it, but all these people have some linguistic interests so maybe that’s just the only reason, so in case you have not seen it I’ll include it below. The first time my friend Jacek from Helsinki showed it to me we were both laughing like crazy. It still makes me giggle after like 5 years. But I also find it interesting because it just shows how people with not so standard accents, not so popular languages are often discriminated when technology like that is created. I’ve heard that Scottish people also have regular problems with Siri when they speak to her in their natural accent. But Apple has made Irish Siri so maybe Scottish will come at some point too, I personally think Scottish is a bit more difficult to understand than Irish accent though so it may be even harder to make an AI stuff that will understand it. But oh my it would be so cool if there were even more accent/language (or maybe even dialect??? well I’m probably asking for too much right now πŸ˜€ ) diversity in technology like that.

How about you? πŸ™‚

A little update and a video of Misha and Sasha.

Hi guys. πŸ™‚

Wanted to tell you that Misha is doing surprisingly well today. I hope I won’t jinx it. πŸ˜€ He is eating well now and is much less apathetic and miserable. We think maybe those two shots he got yesterday helped to regress the cat flu or something. I am doing much better emotionally too.

I have something special for you because of that. I’ve just got a video of Misha and Sasha from my Mum, it was recorded some time ago, shortly after Sasha came to live with us.

I think it’s gorgeous, so I wanted to share it with you all, hope you’ll like it, and you’ll also have a possibility to see Sasha for the first time, and hear how loudly he purrs, Misha hardly ever purrs so loudly.

Enjoy. πŸ™‚

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h8yonjm1pkrg9p0/20181001_163519.mp4?dl=0