Friday, May 17, 2013


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At 5:00am I thought I'd practice Rocksmith's Scale Runner and call it a night. 5 hours and 15 minutes later I hobbled off to the couch and collapsed, lol.

I averaged 271.9 notes per scale on 11 scales (3 scales were 273 notes). Averaging 272.2 notes per scale would get the top score. A speed improvement of just 0.1% will get me there.

Rhetorical OCD question of the day...

How motivated am I to keep practicing? ;)

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Stagflationary Mark said...

I've only hit 273 notes in a row 5 times. 3 of them were last night in the same game. There was no way I was going to stop playing until I was completely exhausted. OCD? Maybe, lol.

Who Struck John said...

Just remember, Mark: One is the loneliest number.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Who Struck John,


I'm reminded that the journey is the destination. As you imply, what will I do once the goal is reached?

Then again, Dan Eldon was only 22 when he was chased down and killed by an angry mob.

So hey, at least I've got that going for me (so far).

dearieme said...

Too many notes.

As the Emperor who'sit said to wots'isname in that film.

AllanF said...

:-) Hats off to you, dearieme.

dearieme said...

Oi, Mark, about stagflation:

"I say that I think there is serious inflation in Britain – inflation obscured by statistical meddling. I introduce him to my idea of a ‘school fees index’.

A school is a community in itself. It has to pay for everything that a normal community has to pay for – food, staff, transportation, energy, facility upkeep, etc. But the interesting thing about it is that a school passes on all of its costs directly to the purchasers of its services. So look at how school fees rise and – in my view, at least – you can get a pretty good sense of how fast prices are rising in Britain at the moment. And they are rising at about 5%-6%."

Whereas official inflation is less than 3%.

(source: Moneyweek)

AllanF said...

Uh oh. It's worse than I thought. Mark's PODS investment vehicle has finally reached the mainstream:

from NPR

AllanF said...

Oh yeah, two of the three examples of things to hoard...

T-shirts & trash bags.

I think the writer reads this blog.

Stagflationary Mark said...


So look at how school fees rise...

So much for the theory that there is no fee lunch.

Ba-dum ching! Sigh. ;)

Stagflationary Mark said...



From the link...

Mark Cuban is a billionaire, so it may be a surprise that the owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks purchases everyday items like razor blades and toothpaste in bulk batches. It's stuff he knows he'll use in the future.

All the cool kids are doing it, lol. Sigh.

After well more than an hour inside the store, I come out with: 16 razor blades, three 8-ounce tubes of toothpaste, 16 cans of soup, two 186-ounce containers of laundry detergent, 90 tablets of heartburn relief medicine, two 40-ounce packages of dog treats, 12 white T-shirts and more. The total bill: $303.53.

$303.53 spent at Costco? One person's investment plan looks a lot like another's typical trip to Costco.

I'm not convinced the author of the article has fully grasped the investment idea yet. I spend about that much at Costco each month even when I'm not hoarding. Um, I mean, well, investing. ;)

Who Struck John said...

Surprised we haven't seen "One" by now. :)

Stagflationary Mark said...

Who Struck John,

If you think "One" would only take half the effort of "Two", then you'd be mistaken!

I think it will take some time. I haven't even seen a repeat of "Four" lately. However, "Five" is very popular. I seem to get that most times I make the attempt.

In other news, I'm also being a bit lazy about posting May's weight report. It will show up eventually!

I'm especially lazy this week. There's a sun wave hitting the Seattle area. Awesome weather for a change! :)

Ed said...

I share your USA concern. These track records are how we got here, and the deceptions by omission continue:
Please show/tell!

Stagflationary Mark said...


Yeah. I've done similar charts here. This is the one that concerns me most.