May
21
2019
1

No John Wick for me today…

…or possibly tomorrow. Kid’s home sick with something going on with the eyelid. Hopefully just a stye, but pediatricians seem to be pretty antsy about everything involving a kid’s eyes. Which makes sense, when you think about it.

May
14
2019
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The ‘Summer Knights’ Kickstarter.

I can vouch for them. One of them is the kid of a friend of mine, and God but kids grow up quick. Check out Summer Knights.

May
06
2019
10

I am now going to tell you how all y’all misunderstood Cap’s final scenes in Avengers: Endgame. [Spoilers]

Spoilers.

Spoilers spoilers spoilers.

Spoiler McSpoilerFace.

All your spoilers are belong to us.

SO many spoilers.

SPOILERS! I shall not warn you again!

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Apr
27
2019
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Book of the Week: Salamander.

This fantasy-sorta book Salamander by David Friedman is excellent, and I’m not saying that because Friedman is also Duke Cariadoc of the Bow, KSCA, OP, OL (basically, the man has hit the level cap in the Society of Creative Anachronism). I’m calling it fantasy-sorta because the magic in it isn’t quite magic; people understand how it works, have theories about it that can be tested via experimentation, and generally can’t use it as a plot device. Plus, the story itself is engaging, and well worth your time. Check it out.

Apr
24
2019
1

‘Rolling in the Deep.’

You know, I might have watched this video years ago if only somebody had bothered to tell me that it was all about the King in Yellow and the coming of Carcosa.

Rolling in the Deep, Adele

Apr
23
2019
1

The Gemini Man not-trailer.

Not showing the trailer because it’s more or less a spoiler for the movie itself. You can see it here. The Gemini Man movie certainly looks interesting — it’s a nice vehicle for Will Smith, who could use one — but the trailer gives it all away, right from the start. Of course, I don’t know how you can make a coherent trailer about this movie without giving away the concept, so there’s that.

I know that this all sounds confusing, but watch the trailer at the link and you’ll see why I’m being this vague.

Apr
17
2019
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Calling it early tonight.

I’m tired, and feeling mildly burned out. Not enough sleep and not enough work getting done. Time to fix one of those.

See ya tomorrow!

Apr
11
2019
10

French government agency calls Project Gutenberg ‘terrorist propaganda,’ demands takedown.

Now, let us not ask the wrong question.

The European Parliament is set to vote on legislation that would require websites that host user-generated content to take down material reported as terrorist content within one hour. We have some examples of current notices sent to the Internet Archive that we think illustrate very well why this requirement would be harmful to the free sharing of information and freedom of speech that the European Union pledges to safeguard.

In the past week, the Internet Archive has received a series of email notices from French Internet Referral Unit (French IRU) falsely identifying hundreds of URLs on archive.org as “terrorist propaganda”. At least one of these mistaken URLs was also identified as terrorist content in a separate take down notice sent under the authority of the French government’s L’Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité liée aux Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (OCLCTIC).

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Apr
06
2019
3

Tweet of the Day, Who Needs Context? edition.

Although we’re apparently getting it anyway.

I instinctively knew this about Fortnite, you know. And my kids want to be on it. For it is a land of wolves.

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