So here I am, minding my own business in my home computer room working on AI stuff for a future Elemental update when my wife comes in.
“Why aren’t you packed?” she asks.
“I’m packed,” I say, referring to my duffle bag with my iPad, laptop, and various computer books.
"We’re supposed to be leaving and all you have are gadgets and work books.”
“They’re not all work books.”
“Oh?” she asks. “Which of these isn’t?”
“Well, see ‘The Halls Below’, that’s not a computer book.” I respond.
“Isn’t a Penny Arcade book?” she demands.
“Well, sure, but it’s not a computer book.” I try to assure her.
“You’ve spent all afternoon and this evening on the computer instead of packing clothes, tooth brush, swimsuit, and other real people stuff?” she asks.
“Well, look, something came up.”
“Oh, tell me, husband.” she says.
“Well look at this, I can assassinate the AI’s sovereign with just a regular army.”
This is where I, understandably, became shocked.
“So? So?!” I exclaim. “These are Channelers. Imbued by the Destiny to rebuild the world and I wiped one out with a bunch of guys with Lord hammers while my sovereignw as out on a quest. That’s an outrage.”
“Well there’s nothing you can do about that right now.”
“Ah, but I can! I wrote a function AIUnit::EvaluateAreaThreat(x,y,radius)! The guys have all these cool vectors where I can quickly determine what’s in an area quickly. It’s amazing stuff that I can use to make the AI wipe the floor with these bloody humans.” I explain.
“Vectors are just glorified arrays anyway,” my wife (CS major) says. “Besides, we are supposed to leave and we’re missing out on a beautiful full moon.”
“I saw it, you can tell it’s fake.”
“What? Fake? What are you talking about?” My wife says.
“It’s an uncanny valley thing. I saw the moon earlier. They rendered it wrong. There’s clearly two light sources.”
“ARE YOU INSANE? Who is ‘they’?” my wife demands.
“I dunno who exactly. I don’t want to get into a blame game here. The model seems right, I think it’s just a lighting issue.”
“GET. OFF. THE. COMPUTER. NOW.”
See you guys in a week or so.