This week I tried to keep up with things happening on Mastodon while being kept busy with other activities.
Celestine has been excitedly looking through Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeonology for a few days. Her exuberance means she needs to be reminded to take care when interacting with the books, maps, pages and other elements of the pop-up book, but it’s great to see her enjoy a book so much.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109893068832679271
The latest episode of Cory Doctorow’s podcast is a clear look at a process he calls enshittification that invariably ruins for-profit platforms like Tiktok, Amazon, Facebook, or Twitter.https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109898780437735999
Tiny dinosaur footprints found in Parrsboro here in Nova Scotia were a fascination for me when I was a kid. I’ve kept this disc from one of my family’s many visits to Parrsboro for many years.
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I just discovered The Prisoner is available to stream free on Tubi. What a delight to see The Village again. Be seeing you.https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109899614051203367
I haven’t used Ubuntu as my OS for years (currently I use Manjaro), but I was delighted to see a silly comedy manga about it exists.https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109899908273434408
I’ve read quite widely from American, Canadian and Japanese comics, but there are many countries for which I feel I have basically no understanding of comics culture. Before my next visit to the Philippines I want to get familiar with Pinoy komiks, so I’ll be reading from the wide selection on Penlab for the next year.https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109900049670757665
This illustration from Jen is lovely. She also had some beautiful prints made.
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I self-host a FreshRSS instance for subscribing to RSS feeds and lately I feel like I have room for adding in some surprises. Anyone have any favourite sites they’d recommend subscribing to? Especially unusual ephemera would be appealing.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109904092588516720
I keep these stands, charging bracelet, and stylus tucked away most of the time, but they are very useful when I travel.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109905013312634277
These murals in Makati were some of my favourites when walking around the Greenbelt in 2015 and 2018.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109905529088488191
Tonight getting Celestine to eat her tofu and rice involved building structures with Mega Bloks as a motivator.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109905796401270814
The latest episode of the Uncanny Magazine (@UncannyMagazine) podcast has a reading of the fantastic “Bad Doors” by John Wiswell. It includes Covid as part of the story in a matter of fact way alongside the fantastical horror and it fits so well.https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109905936636198722
Garbage and Screaming Females’ cover of “Because The Night” is still one of the best things either band has done.
Screaming Females have a great new album, Desire Pathway, out last week and the lead single “Mourning Dove” is also superb.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109911307633354860
I visited one of my oldest friends tonight to play games and tried Blokus for the first time. I enjoyed getting an early sense of strategy in this first game.Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109928920179079549