Spent all weekend working in the house. The kids now have their own rooms! William’s is basically done, with Colette’s still requiring a lot of work. Then, the playroom becomes a guest room and office for yours truly (my eventual reward). 🏠🔨
Finished reading Y: The Last Man last night. Great graphic novel.
@cleverdevil I recently read Grant Morrison's run on DC's ANIMAL MAN (from 1988-1990, approximately). I'd only heard about the character and Morrison's take on it a few years back and realized this summer that most of it was available via the Comixology app.
From Wikipedia: "Morrison developed several long-running plots, introducing mysteries, some of which were not explained until a year or two later.... Morrison made the title character an everyman figure living in a universe populated by superheroes, aliens, and fantastic technology. Buddy's wife Ellen, his son Cliff (9 years old at the beginning of the series), and his daughter Maxine (5 years old) featured prominently in most storylines, and his relationship with them as husband and father was an ongoing theme.
The series championed vegetarianism and animal rights, causes Morrison himself supported. In one issue, Buddy helps a band of self-confessed eco-terrorists save a pod of dolphins. Enraged at a fisherman's brutality, Buddy drops him into the ocean, intending for him to drown. The man is saved by a dolphin.
Buddy fought several menaces, such as an ancient, murderous spirit that was hunting him; brutal, murderous alien Thanagarian warriors; and even the easily defeated red robots of an elderly villain who was tired of life. The series made deep, sometimes esoteric, reference to the entire DC canon, including B'wana Beast, Mirror Master, and Arkham Asylum."
Anyway, I can be fussy about superhero comics these days, but this was unfamiliar and entertainingly strange.
Very uplifting thread! Rev. Rogers and I share a common theology. Heneni. ❤️
Yes, *of course* our new puppy Eliza is named after a Schuyler sister, why do you ask? #Work
If you aren’t yet watching Savage Builds from @donttrythis, you’re missing out! This episode was an absolute blast, especially for big fans of The Fifth Element like myself. Highly recommend. - https://
I adore the Hollywood Bowl. No better setting for a summer night! 🌄
Time for my first Hollywood Bowl trip of the summer! Hugh Jackman live at the Bowl. ❤️🌴
Friday night Queer Eye binge. 🛋📺🥃
This is a *wicked* cool use of @awscloud Lambda. I’m tempted to build out a runner for Python’s concurrent.futures that bursts into Lambda functions.
This was such a fun project to work on. Watch the video and let me know what you think! Thanks to @awscloud for having me at the AWS Summits this year.
I’m so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. ❤️ LA.
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Dope! It’d be pretty sweet to have a site that is dynamically generated from content in Nextcloud.
If you’re going to bring me a paper straw, just don’t bring it at all.
@handy we have some of those at home, and they’re great. Carrying them around isn’t practical, though. I get that disposable plastic straws can be wasteful, but I think we’re in a phase of overreaction about them, and instead of reducing our usage of them, we’re just not using them at all and replacing them with alternatives that, frankly, are awful to use. I’d prefer to see restaurants and bars just not provide straws unless they’re requested, and then to use traditional plastic disposable straws.
@cleverdevil ok so those are a little big to pocket. How about if they were more like AirPods?
I was actually looking for a joke like but the reviews don't lie!
@handy interesting, but I just don’t want to carry anything else with me. When I want a straw at a restaurant, I’d like them to supply me with a good one. Paper straws are objectively bad. If they give me a clean, resusable (metal or silicone or whatever) straw, that’s fine. Disposable plastic straws would also be fine. I rarely want a straw, but when I do, I want it to be good 😀
Congrats to Grant on Together v3! We’ve moved out of my GitHub namespace into a new organization. When Grant and I came up with Together back at IWS a few years ago, I had no idea it would get so far, so fast. Proud to have played a small part! - https://
Stranger Things season three was fantastic, as I expected. A step back up from season two!
Having a relaxing dinner with my family at a local bar, watching the USMNT, before I head to the east coast for the week for work. Soaking up the joy.
The words “war on men” were uttered at my barbershop today, and my eyes nearly rolled out of my head. #NoSuchThing
I’d also like to heap some praise on Tom Holland, who absolutely nails the spirit of Peter Parker. He’s now the canonical Parker in my head-canon, and that’s saying a lot!
Spider-Man: Far From Home was delightful. My favorite comic book hero from my youth is *finally* getting treatment that he deserves. Gyllenhaal was excellent as Mysterio, and the mid- and post-credit scenes make me excited for the next phase of the MCU.
@grayareas I’m thinking that the multi-verse is going to become an increasingly important part of the MCU, which would certainly align it with a few different branches of Marvel’s historical comic catalog. I have to say, I am pretty excited to see where it all leads. Hard to know for sure! The MCU universe is quite different from the comics in many ways, and they’ve been unafraid to blaze their own trail. I think that makes the movies all the better!