I've spent a few days binging October Faction and it's quite reasonable, although it doesn't take the genre anywhere too different. There's some good world building and character development and I quite like some of the special effects. Unfortunately it appears it's been cancelled.
One immediate impression when I started was that there was a big age difference between the parents. It turns out that they were both born in 1970 so I guess he just aged badly :)
auspol, accc, FandG
I blogged about the ACCC and Google/Facebook thing. It's long, about 5,500 words: https://www.eigenmagic.com/2020/09/07/a-deep-dive-into-google-facebook-and-australian-news/
Facebook repeatedly overruled fact checkers in favor of conservatives
..or at least that's how I see it now, looking back (as well as re-reading and re-watching simply for the pleasure in the story and the language). As an adult that mix of love and loss was found in Buffy and Sandman, and other interesting re-imagings of classic tales and tropes.
Now I've just finished watching the adaptation of Lucifer. I binged the first few seasons but had to parcel out the last one as I couldn't face having no more. I really hope S5 hasn't disappeared into the COVID void.
There's a strange hollow but satisfied feeling you get when you get to the end of a really engaging TV series or a book that is unique; one that captivates you totally - one that drags you into a narrative, a world that you don't want to leave. As a young adult, that was LoTR, and earlier it was the Narnia series. Maybe you can never quite recapture that original experience of love and then loss after you finished, and I used to consistently re-read them in search of it again...
That said, I still follow a few artists and pay attention to buzz around new music. Yesterday I listened to Folklore and loved/bought it and realise I have more Taylor Swift albums in my music collection than some of my old favourites. When I was younger, that would have appalled me, I think. Maybe I've grown up past stupid prejudices now.
I hope so
I haven't bought or listened to much music at all in the last year or so. Much as I love music and played when I was younger, music turned into something to provide a refuge in an open plan office. That changed when the old company when to remote working and I could reconnect with silence or ambient (quiet) sounds.
Right Wing Snowflakes Are Losing Their Minds Over Coon Cheese Changing Its Name https://junkee.com/coon-cheese-name-change/263343
I'm a bit late to this article, but it's an amazing story of perseverance and triumph over adversity
I'm watching the official video for "The Passenger" and wondering how come I haven't listened to Iggy in ages
racial discrimination and twitter
This is an interesting read about a crisis text line with a problematic CEO. Employees were forced to expose her behaviour via twitter after the company's board ignored complaints.
Computerer, bikerer, gamerer, Sysadmin zealot
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