Friends' Posts

A number of my friends have blogs, podcasts, photo feeds and create other content on the web. Instead of a traditional blogroll, I have created a list of links to their content. This list is updated automagically as they post to their blog. None of the content here is mine, nor is it owned by me. It does not necessarily reflect my opinion nor the opinion of my clients, employers, family, friends, or entourage. Share and Enjoy!

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At a BloggerCon-like conference in Nashville. 2005 . My session was occupied by a small number of right wing Rush Limbaugh fans. All men, as you might imagine. They were complaining no one was listening to them. I was the moderator. I pointed out to the nth guy to complain -- you know everyone is listening to you right now. Didn't matter, someone else started complaining about the same thing. They
9 hours 46 minutes ago

It’s official: Steven Moffat’s new Dracula will hit Netflix in January. But if the trailer is anything to go by, it seems to be leaving out an important part of the story. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula will be available on Netflix this January, According to the streaming giant, Dracula arrive on […] Steven Moffat’s new Dracula appears to have forgotten the
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If you think of the United States as a company, we've had a strategic partnership with Russia for the last three years, kind of like the one Microsoft had with IBM. Russia is analogous to Microsoft. They're about to roll over us in the 2020 election. Our last gasp is the impeachment. We should have had this confrontation sooner, we would have had a better chance of prevailing. Going back to the
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So, what about Mastodon? It does everything, right? I'm sure, but Twitter is where the people are and that's what matters. This happens all the time in tech, people think the solution is to rebuild something from scratch with the feature we wish the default platform would have. It isn't about the feature as much as where the feature is. I have a blogging system that's way more fun that Twitter and
2 days 11 hours ago

After a year away, Doctor Who season 12 will begin on New Year’s Day, And according to showrunner Chris Chibnall it’s going to be the series’ biggest episode yet. So, not to put too fine a point on it, but Doctor Who fans have been waiting a while for Jodie Whittaker’s second season in the TARDIS. We last […] Doctor Who season 12 premiere will be the series’ biggest episode ever - Culturess -
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Need some help deciding what to read this month? We run down 10 new YA books hitting shelves this December, just in time for your holiday reading binge! The holidays are (almost!) here! Which is, as usual, both exciting and terrifying, because somehow 2020 is just a few short weeks away. How did this happen? […] 10 new YA novels to make your holidays bright this December - Culturess - Culturess -
4 days 6 hours ago

Yes, the Majek family is back in my new novel I See You. This spooky page-turner starts simply enough with a Christmas gift, and ends with David, Josh, Eddie, and the rest of the beloved family solving a 50-year old cold case. Intrigued? I hope so! I’m offering the Kindle edition of the new novel… Continue reading The Majeks Are Back in a New Spooky Page-Turner
5 days 8 hours ago

Our breath spangled the frosty December evening as we waved goodbye. My dog, Zeke, dropped, exhausted, to his mat in the living room to dream of chasing tennis balls and his best friend, our neighbors’ boxer dog, Cinder. We’d spent a good two hours watching the dogs zoom like maniacs across the lawn chasing balls… Continue reading The Best Present of All – Presence
5 days 8 hours ago

After what feels like forever, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will return this January, as Sabrina heads to Hell to save her imprisoned boyfriend. The wait is over, witches! The long-awaited third installment of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is finally headed our way. Many fans were disappointed when Halloween came and went with no sign of […] Get ready, witches! The Chilling Adventures
5 days 9 hours ago

PagePark is becoming a serious web server. Just wanted to say that. The docs make it sound like a one-off hack for easily hosting parked domains. It was that, at the start, about five years ago. Over time I've been adding features, and trying to keep the code readable and the docs up to date. Today's problem -- hidden files and folders. The idea is to be able to put data, scripts, development
5 days 10 hours ago

I got an email from a longtime reader who wanted to know what became of Mail To The Future . He said he sent an email to himself twenty years ago and would like to read it. I feel so irresponsible, when you create a site like that you're pretty much obligated to keep it running. But the contents of the database, if I was any good at backups, is on one of those CDs. I will put the time in at some
6 days 3 hours ago

Starz greenlights another female-focused story about the woman of Tudor history with Becoming Elizabeth, a story of early years of the iconic queen’s life. Premium cable network Starz has officially ordered its fourth historical drama about an influential woman from the Tudor family. Perhaps the most influential woman, in fact: Queen Elizabeth I. This is exciting news […] Becoming Elizabeth: Why
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This Is Us Season 4, Episode 9“So Long, Marianne” Posted by Shannon When I first saw the title for this episode and realized it was likely going to be the fall finale, I knew someone in production was out to get me. Anyone following along with these recaps knows how much I care about the […]
1 week ago

Actress Victoria Park chats with Culturess about her character on The Flash, what it’s like working with Carlos Valdes, and her history of directing. One of the brightest additions to The Flash last season was photographer Kamilla Hwang,  a new character who rapidly became a key piece of the series’ core team thanks to her romantic relationship with […] Victoria Park talks The Flash, her directing
1 week 1 day ago

“I think the President is a coward when it comes to helping our kids who are afraid of gun violence. I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our dreamers of which we are very proud. I think he is in denial about the climate crisis. However, that is about the election. Take it up in the election. This is about Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the President
1 week 2 days ago

As you know I've had trouble with UPS , so I figured when Fedex was set to do a big delivery to my house just after a 1.5 foot snow in the area, that they would never get one of their big delivery trucks down the road to my house, and I'd end up driving somewhere to pick up the packages. But yesterday afternoon there was a knock on the door, and there was the Fedex guy with my packages. Smiling. I
1 week 2 days ago

The first trailer for Marvel’s long-awaited Black Widow movie is here, but no matter how good it looks, it’s hard to escape the idea that this film should have come out five years ago. Let’s just make one thing clear: We’re here for Marvel’s Black Widow movie. The first trailer looks amazing – Genuine emotional beats! That […] Marvel’s Black Widow movie is five years too late - Culturess -
1 week 3 days ago

I've created commercial products, and no one ever said they named my product ThinkTank, Ready, MORE, Frontier, Manila, Radio UserLand, even if they thought of the name before I did. Because people respect commercial development. The process for podcasting was no different, except we did it in the open and no one claimed ownership of the resulting product. This is the way new web standards were
1 week 4 days ago

Doctor Who will officially return for season 12 on New Year’s Day, and we’re all excited to see Jodie Whittaker back in the TARDIS! Our long (inter)national nightmare is over – Doctor Who is finally returning to our television screens. We’ve been waiting all year to see Thirteen and friends again, since the series hasn’t aired a […] Doctor Who season 12 will premiere on New Year’s Day - Culturess
1 week 4 days ago

Posted by Kim and Sage Kim: After one of our most tightly contested races in years, where our top two were never separated by more than three votes all week, we have our winner. In the last hour of our poll. Keanu Reeves surged over Hot Priest Andrew Scott, emerging as YOUR Most Handsome Young […]
1 week 5 days ago

At a dinner last night with local friends, a question came up -- What is Digital Ocean? I mention them in my posts and the nightly email. I realllly like that people read my blog even if they don't know what everything means. This is one of the big principles of the net -- ignore what you don't understand. But read it anyway, over time unfamiliar ideas do sink in. I was tired and too much under
1 week 6 days ago

On Twitter, Anthony DeRosa requested my turkey soup recipe. Boil the remains of turkey carcass. Add spices, basil, oregano, hot pepper, whatever you like. Let sit overnight. Remove carcass, any bones, messy stuff. Chop leftover turkey bits, add to broth. Brown onions, garlic, mushrooms, add. Chop celery, carrots, leftover green beans. Simmer while drinking White Russians and watching HBO and
2 weeks ago

An excellent episode of Dickinson reminds us that for all that Emily is a boundary pushing figure, she’s unfortunately still a victim of the restrictive expectations of her time. Only a show like Dickinson can take an episode that’s ostensibly about the circus coming to town and turn it into something that examines both politics and […] Dickinson episode 7 review: An uncomfortable reminder -
2 weeks ago

I am what you might think of as a white Russian. My grandparents on my father's side came from the eastern side of the Urals. But I was born in the US of A. Maybe that's why the favored drink for the night after Thanksgiving is a White Russian, which also happens to be the favorite drink of Jeff Lebowski . So, while turkey soup is simmering... A very easy drink to make, and love. Ice cubes. Kahlua
2 weeks 1 day ago

The Rubi-Con Episode: Smokey the Police Dog, Rubi-Con, Detroit Not Detroit, Off-Kilter, Duct Tape, Drunkeness, The Adult in the Room, Fire, The Raid, Another Year and Another Name, $100 Towels, What Is Destruction For, Hacker Cons, The Real Jewel. I captured the Rubi-Con site from way back then: http://cow.net/rubicon/decaffeinated/navigation.html To listen to audio from Rubi-Con 5: http://audio
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Supergirl star Melissa Benoist doesn’t just play a superhero on screen, she’s one in real life too. The actress revealed her personal experience with domestic violence, in the hopes sharing it will help others. Supergirl star Melissa Benoist is opening up about her past history with domestic abuse. In an  emotional 14-minute video shared to her […] Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist opens up about being
2 weeks 1 day ago

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many things in my life right now. Yes, I have had my share of trouble. This fall was especially tough. But the Bible tells us to give thanks in everything and so I do. Besides, no matter what my troubles, if I have a roof over my head,… Continue reading Thankfulness – Happy Thanksgiving
2 weeks 2 days ago

My mini Irishman review. Scorsese has a style, you can see it in the first scene of The Irishman , and you smile, not knowing what's coming next, but knowing it's going to be good. The camera snakes through a nursing home and finds our narrator, an ancient Robert De Niro, and the story begins. They do some fancy CGI stuff to show the characters much younger than the actors are today, but it doesn
2 weeks 2 days ago

This is decidedly not a Thanksgiving post. Maybe I should hold it for tomorrow, but that's not how I roll. I watched a game between the LA Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks yesterday. They're both really good teams doing well this year. Watching the Clippers specifically it's sad for me, a Knicks fan, to see that LA has two highly competitive NBA teams and New York has part of one. We did attract
2 weeks 2 days ago

Shelly Yakus is a true living legend of music and recording. His mixing and engineering work has helped shape the sound of rock and pop music. With credits including Tom Petty, John Lennon, Patti Smith, U2, Van Morrison, The Band, Lou Reed, Stevie Nicks, Meatloaf, Madonna, the list goes on and on, and on. Shelly has an unrivaled work ethic and deep understanding of the studio, knowledge that he
2 weeks 3 days ago

As Emily fakes an illness to get more time to write, Dickinson gets serious about the relationships at its core in a truly great installment. Dickinson episode “A brief, but patient illness” is basically serious period drama by way of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, a ridiculous but wildly entertaining half-hour in which Emily fakes an illness to […] Dickinson episode 6 review: A sick day, of sorts -
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Emma Mills’ latest YA romance, Lucky Caller, will hit bookstore shelves in January. But we’ve got an exclusive excerpt for you – right now! As the weather turns colder and the days get darker, we’re all looking for a good story to cuddle up with these days. Happily, we’ve got just the book for you. Lucky […] Exclusive: Read an excerpt of Emma Mills’ new YA romance Lucky Caller - Culturess -
2 weeks 4 days ago

This bierocks recipe first caught my eye in a 2005 edition of the Cooking Light Complete Cookbook. I made it then with meat, but now I have updated the recipe so that it is whole food plant-based and low salt. The result? A heavenly “Hot Pocket” type sandwich that freezes well and meets our family’s […] The post Bierocks Recipe – Whole Food Plant Based appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
2 weeks 4 days ago

Good morning coffee fans! This is something I used to do in the early days of the blog. When I started work in the morning, I'd create a section for the first notes of the day. It's nice because it leaves room at the top of the page as the day goes on, and I don't have to shuffle the morning stuff off to new places. Morning Coffee Notes was also the name of my first podcast , in the summer of 2004
2 weeks 4 days ago

via GIPHY Will & Grace Season 3, Episode 5“The Grief Panda”Posted by Sarah Kids, when it comes to my show, I am an impatient woman. I’m constantly monitoring for spoilers and synopses, just to get a taste of what I’m going to be in for in the coming weeks. So a couple weeks ago, when I read […]
2 weeks 5 days ago

Posted by Kim and Sage We spend all year honing this list of hotties for you, and it’s finally time to unleash them. The race for Most Handsome Young Man of 2019 has arrived! Your 2018 winner Liam Payne has presided over a very handsome year (Believe it or not, he won the title and […]
2 weeks 5 days ago

It's the best time of year for binge-watching. I'm up to date on Mr Robot . As far as I'm concerned they could stop right here at episode 7. Best season yet . But there are still six more episodes in the series. Now I'm working my way through the third season of The Crown . Another tour de force. Waiting in the wings is Man in the High Castle and The Morning Show , which is fantastic even though
2 weeks 6 days ago

The first thrilling look at Doctor Who season 12 promises new adventures, old enemies and Jodie Whittaker in a tuxedo. After what feels like forever – insert that infamous Titanic GIF of Old Rose here – we finally have a trailer for the next season of Doctor Who. We’ve been waiting for season 12 for a long time. […] The trailer for Doctor Who season 12 promises new adventures and a few old enemies
2 weeks 6 days ago

Living in the country, as I do, I order a lot of stuff on Amazon. The nearest department store is about 40 minutes away and it's a Walmart, not exactly my favorite place to shop. In the last week the UPS driver on my route decided not to deliver to my house. The reason keeps changing, but it seems there's nothing I can do about it, so I gave up. I asked the UPS people in Kingston to return the
3 weeks ago

I finally got some time this week to harvest the winter vegetables. The hard frosts we’ve experienced over the past several weeks killed some of the vegetation above ground, but the root vegetables were fine, and they tasted delicious. Winter Vegetables – Harvest After a Frost Winter vegetables taste better after a frost. Frost brings […] The post Harvesting Winter Vegetables this Week appeared
3 weeks 1 day ago

Kristina Forest’s second contemporary YA novel, Now That I’ve Found You, will  hit shelves in June. We’ve got an exclusive look at the cover – and an excerpt to tide you over! For those of you who love contemporary YA stories and need a new romantic comedy to obsess over in your lives, well. Have […] See the cover of Kristina Forest’s Now That I’ve Found You and read an exclusive excerpt! -
3 weeks 1 day ago

At this year’s AES Convention, Gear Club camped out in Studio A at the venerated Sear Sound in New York City for two great days of interviews with visiting engineers, producers, and artists. During this time, Kurt Vile stopped by to talk with the guys about his writing and recording process, meeting some of his musical heroes, his current projects, and collaborating in the studio. A singer,
3 weeks 1 day ago

The Internet Archive October Event Episode: Once Again Back at the Archive, Onsite, The Things We're Working On, Wikipedia Linkage, Better World Books, A Lesson On Japanese Internment, Company Culture, Six Weeks or Six Years, Unlike Anything Else, An Elephant Costume and a Hospital Visit. The 2019 October Event's livestream is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az4BpuVrOhI (Things start
3 weeks 1 day ago

This article was first published on LinkedIn on October 2, 2019. Drug pricing is one of the most frustrating aspects of the health care system. A variety of proposals are being considered to address the problem including: pegging the prices of some drugs in America to those in other countries; importing some drugs from Canada; […] The post Most Generic Drugs Should Be Sold Direct-to-Consumer
3 weeks 2 days ago

This article was first published on LinkedIn on September 16, 2019. According to a recent article from The Wall Street Journal, “How to Make Health-Care Crowdfunding Work for Everyone,” about a third of the dollars raised on the platform GoFundMe in 2017 were for health care. It’s a sad state of affairs when Americans have […] The post How to Best Use Crowdfunding to Pay for Medical Expenses
3 weeks 2 days ago

This article was first published on LinkedIn on August 28, 2019. It has been viewed over 1,000 times. In the coming weeks, the United States may lose its elimination status for measles. Thirty states had measles outbreaks in the last twelve months. Continuous recordings of measles cases, especially in New York, have caused the World […] The post Freedom, Equality and Measles appeared first on
3 weeks 2 days ago

This article was first published on LinkedIn on August 5, 2019. It has been viewed over 1,000 times. Lots of talk is underway about breaking up big tech companies like Alphabet and Facebook because of their influence and size. Health care has a big influential organization and it’s not a for-profit company. It’s the U.S. […] The post Breaking Up Is Hard to Do appeared first on Janis Powers .
3 weeks 2 days ago

Yesterday was one of those days that makes me want to believe there is such a thing as karma. Or at least good karma... although it usually doesn't come back to you that quickly. I started out the day donating blood over in Redmond City Hall (I try to donate four times a year and this was my fourth!). Since I was right there, I headed over to Pharmaca to pick up some supplements, but first decided
3 weeks 3 days ago

Amélie Wen Zhao’s controversial debut Blood Heir is not just good enough to silence its critics, it’s one of the best YA fantasies you’ll read in 2019. Amélie Wen Zhao’s debut novel Blood Heir has certainly faced more than its share of controversy on the road to release. The novel, the first in a trilogy, was […] Blood Heir is worth the wait, and one of the best YA fantasy novels of 2019 -
3 weeks 3 days ago

Matthew 23:12 says, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled…” and boy, did I learn a lesson in humility this past month. God chose to use my point of pride – my writing and my work – to teach me valuable lessons in humility. First, there was the fiasco of my October book release. If you… Continue reading Learning Humility the Hard Way
3 weeks 4 days ago

Yesterday I wrote about the need for a Marshall Plan for Republicans . I didn't explain what the original Marshall Plan was. After the Allies won WWII, the US did something unusual for a victor. We rebuilt the country we defeated, Germany. We didn't have to. In fact at the end of WWI we did the opposite. We imposed reparations on Germany. Then came the Depression, and thus were planted the seeds
3 weeks 4 days ago

This Is Us Season 4, Episode 8“Sorry”Posted by Shannon I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what kind of responsibility an older generation has to the younger. And no, it’s not because of the boomer vs millennial smackdown – I’m talking on a much smaller, person to person scale. There’s something ephemeral in any relationship […]
3 weeks 5 days ago

We need a Marshall Plan for Republicans. This is a moment of opportunity that will not come again. This is why, if you campaign against Bloomberg because whatever, you're being selfish and honestly, stupid. Let him run. The only thing that matters in this election is this: Does the candidate respect the Constitution? If so, good. You don't have to vote for them, but don't denigrate them. In the
3 weeks 5 days ago

This is why old people are conservative. As you age your body wears out. This happens to people at every age, but it first starts to be noticeable in your 40s, and it keeps getting worse until in your 60s, where I am now, you have permanent aches that don't go away. You live with them. From time to time you think about how great life was at 22, when everything worked at peak performance. Back then
3 weeks 5 days ago

An unsolicited testimonial on Twitter about Radio UserLand got me thinking, it was a good combination of features. Blogging integrated with a feed reader. In 2001. It was the product that defined blogging for many, including people who went on to write popular blogging software. And it was where podcasting was born. Radio was both a podcatcher and a tool for managing a podcast feed. It did both
3 weeks 5 days ago

via GIPHY Will & Grace Season 3, Episode 4“The Chick or the Egg Donor”Posted by Sarah Here’s my dilemma: literally every time Grace’s pregnancy is mentioned so far this season, my brain immediately starts screaming with frustration, because this is just not what I envisioned for my show’s final (final) season. But the thing is, I’m […]
3 weeks 5 days ago

I'm doing a bit of refinement now that I've had a chance to use tweetSucker for a few days. First impression, I tweet a lot, and most of it is uninteresting a day later. I realized what I want most are tweets that are't links, rt's or replies. Original stuff. An idea that could possibly turn into an interesting piece on the blog. So I adjusted the app so that it splits them up into the four
3 weeks 6 days ago