while doing some research on photoresistors (or light-dependent resistors, LDR's, as they're also called in the parlance), i came across a youtube video showing a simple way to test an LDR with an led wired onto a breadboard. i first tested the LDR individually (off board), the resistance increasing the darker it gets. that'd mean it'd turn on when opened, off when closed. i want it to do the exact opposite, but haven't gotten to that part yet, although i did watch a video about it, even though i couldn't follow all the steps. also for some reason a lot of these youtube DIY electronic videos are made by indians, sometimes with very thick accents that're hard to follow. i do however appreciate them for trying to share some knowledge. i got the led to work with the LDR but when i tried to power on 2 led's in series it didn't work. it did however work when i connected the led's in parallel.
i had a glass of black tea tonight (glass instead of insulated tumbler because it cools faster so i can drink it sooner), which can only mean one thing: the cold weather has arrived, as i now transition from cold drinks to hot drinks. lacking food imagination nor any desire to eat healthy on a friday night, i made some instant noodles instead (with an egg and some chopped cilantro). i had a nectarine afterwards while watching a youtube tv recording of CBS' sitcom the unicorn starring walton goggins. it's actually a very funny show, i'm definitely adding it to my watchlist.
i watched stuber which was a lot better than i expected. the buddy cop trope is a familiar formula, except in this case one half of the duo is a reluctant uber driver helping a nearly-blind lasik-surgery cop seeking revenge for the death of his partner. i'm not usually a fan of kumail nanjiani and his annoying pakistani character he seems to play in everything he's in, but it works in this case. i've seen dave bautista in guardians of the galaxy so i knew he had good comedic timing, but he also has good screen presence in this film, and has these mixed race features where he can play anything from white to hispanic to asian (kind of like the rock). stuber is also very good at subverting expectations: the big bad is a small asian man with incredible martial arts skills, they go to a strip club which turns out to be filled with male strippers, the strong muscular cop who's rendered helpless due to eye surgery. the ending makes it so that a sequel could be in the works if the film does well; i would definitely watch it if it came out.