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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Doctor Who Series 12, Episode 3“Orphan 55” Posted by Kim Well then. Back to business as usual in the Chibnall era, I see. Look. I realize that after the epic nature of “Spyfall, Parts One and Two” (which, yes, had its own issues, especially in Part Two) that there was going to be a comedown […]
13 hours 53 minutes ago

John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography Jean Paul Gaultier announced this week that he is retiring from the runway after 50 years in fashion. Le Enfant Terrible is saying au revoir to haute couture after his next and final show on January 22nd. This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured Haute Couture […] The post Jean Paul Gaultier – Corset
20 hours 49 minutes ago

John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography Earlier this week someone contacted me on Instagram to purchase this photo I took at Bear Creek Falls in White Haven, Pennsylvania in 2018. While the Instagram image was fine, I did need to adjust it for printing. To be honest, it wasn’t one of my favorite shots from this location, but after reworking it […] The post Bear Creek Falls II appeared
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Speaking as an authority on the subject of bagels, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a toasted bagel. In fact unless I'm eating a freshly baked bagel, and that's pretty rare these days, I toast them. The warmth of toasting brings out some of the flavor of the bagel when it was fresh. However I cannot sanction whole wheat bagels. Why? Bagels are not hippie food. Sesame, onion, everything,
1 day 20 hours ago

Culturess chats with Chosen author Kiersten White about her new novel, writing a story in the Buffyverse, what she’s reading these days and more. Author Kiersten White’s new novel Chosen hit shelves earlier this month. (And we loved it!) The story is the second in a duology set in the universe of popular TV series Buffy the […] Kiersten White on her new novel, writing a Buffyverse story and what
1 day 21 hours ago

Doctor Who season 12 continues with “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror,” as Team TARDIS journeys to 1903 to meet the famous inventor in Niagara Falls. Period stories have been some of the strongest offerings of showrunner Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who era thus far. (Looking at you, “Rosa” and “The Witchfinders”!) So, it stands to reason the same […] Doctor Who season 12 episode 4 preview: “Nikola Tesla
1 day 22 hours ago

The Halo Outpost Discovery Episode: My Pal Kyle, Halo Doubles, A Halo Outpost, Chicago, The Idea of a Halo Convention, Mortal Kombat Side Quest, How It Was Done in Chicago, An Empty Hall, Corners and Booths and Stages, Vendors and Library, VIP Access, AR Halo, Caddyshack and the Murray Family, Goth Caddyshack, Halo Fun, Final Thoughts, You Ruined Doubles 343. This year I attended a Halo-themed
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John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography Last fall I took a trip to Dublin, Ireland and spent a day in Book Heaven – Trinity College Library. While there, I visited the Book of Kells exhibit. Unfortunately (but understandably) the library did not allow photography inside the exhibit at all. After spending some time in the exhibit, I ended up hanging out […] The post Photos from the
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This episode is the second in our three-part series surrounding the Eventide H9000. In this episode, John and Stewart talk with Pete Bischoff, Tim Sternfeld and Don Elwell about how they got to Eventide, the projects they've worked on at Eventide and their own backgrounds in music and technology.
2 days 15 hours ago

The first trailer for Showtime’s Penny Dreadful spin-off City of Angels is here and it looks even better than we thought it would. Penny Dreadful: City of Angels isn’t so much a spin-off of the original Showtime series Penny Dreadful as it is a companion piece. There are no crossover characters, the stories don’t intersect, […] Natalie Dormer kills it (literally) in the trailer for Penny Dreadful:
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John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography Rejiggering the site (a.k.a. virtual house cleaning 101). Now that I’ve gone and changed a ton of crap on the website, go the start of an online shop going for my photos, and did it all without pulling out my hair, it is about time that I go through the hard parts of this process… […] The post Virtual House Cleaning appeared first on John P. Hoke .
2 days 18 hours ago

Crisis on Infinite Earths concludes with two episodes full of tears, heart and more fun DC Comics cameos than you’ll likely know what to do with. The CW wrapped up its most ambitious superhero crossover to date with the two final episodes of “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” and, in the end, it was a magical, […] Crisis on Infinite Earths, Parts Four and Five: An end and a new beginning - Culturess -
3 days 14 hours ago

Will & Grace Season 3, Episode 6“Performance Anxiety“Posted by Sarah Welcome back, kids! New year, new episode, and I have to admit, it was a bit of a mixed bag for me. On one hand, we’ve got a great new addition to the Will & Grace universe in Demi Lovato. They set up her character […]
4 days 20 hours ago

Low cholesterol, low sodium sauerbraten….can it be done? It was a challenge I was prepared to tackle, especially since we haven’t had our German comfort food fix in over two years. My husband bought a nice lean piece of bottom round roast and a tub of fat-free sour cream and asked, “Can you try it?” […] The post Low Sodium, Low Cholesterol Sauerbraten Dinner appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
4 days 20 hours ago

via GIPHY Schitt’s Creek Season 6, Episode 1“Smoke Signals”Posted by Gillian Knowing a season will be your last must be a tremendous relief for a showrunner. You can thoughtfully plan out satisfying ends to your characters’ stories, bidding farewell to the world you’ve created and the fans you’ve earned along the way. But it no doubt […]
4 days 21 hours ago

John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography Going through some shots I took over the past year or so and realizing a few things. Firstly holy hell I took a metric crap-ton of photos, and secondly, I really have progressed a lot in my photography skills. I have always been a good hack, but I am impressed that I have improved so […] The post Bear Creek Falls, Pennsylvania appeared first on
5 days 11 hours ago

In 2018 Eventide’s flagship multi-effects processor, the H9000, received a TEC Award in the category of Signal Processing Hardware. Being such a powerful and innovative tool, we wanted to find out more about the work that went into its development, and get to know the people behind it. The staff at Eventide were kind enough to sit down with Stewart and John to talk about the H9000, Eventide, and
5 days 16 hours ago

After what feels like an eternity of waiting, HBO’s Westworld is officially returning for season 3, and the premiere date is sooner than any of us expected. Bring yourself back online, Westworld fans. After what feels like forever, the series that brought us robot hosts, disturbing theme parks and complicated questions about what it means to be […] Westworld season 3 has a premiere date and it’s
5 days 17 hours ago

Doctor Who season 12 continues with a classic base under siege-style story, but this installment comes with an uncomfortably modern twist. A base-under-siege episode is a Doctor Who staple, a classic story type which generally finds the Doctor and friends joining forces with a group of soldiers, scientists or others who are under insidious, creeping threat […] Doctor Who season 12 episode 3 review
5 days 23 hours ago

John P. Hoke - Random Non-Sequiturs & Photography So, first of all, Happy New Year! I took a fairly long break from blogging in 2019 … it was a hellacious year for me personally and professionally. Lets just leave it at that. I was quite bored with the old theme, the layout, the hassle of keeping it functional, and it completely turned me […] The post New Year, New Look appeared first on John P.
6 days 11 hours ago

Speaking of Harvard, when I was a fellow there, one of the members of our Berkman Thursday group was Rebecca MacKinnon , who was a fellow at Shorenstein Center , which was the rough equivalent of Berkman but for journalists. Previously she had been a CNN reporter from Beijing and Tokyo. Her fellowship was a turning point in her career. She went on to start Global Voices , a blogging network, among
6 days 19 hours ago

On this day four years ago the question of bloggers wanting to replace reporters came up again. This was yet another colossal misunderstanding, much like the disconnect re Facebook today. We, bloggers, seem to always be trying to assuage journalists' fear of us. That really shoudn't be necessary, btw. Sidebar: How refreshing that Ben Smith , editor in chief at Buzzfeed News, refers to the "the
6 days 20 hours ago

Doctor Who season 12 continues tonight on BBC America as the Doctor and friends visit a luxury resort. Here’s everything you need to know to watch online. Doctor Who season 12 continues this Sunday on BBC America and we’re all not really sure what to expect. But now that we’ve done the whole big splashy two-part premiere, […] Doctor Who season 12 episode 3 live stream: Watch online - Culturess -
6 days 23 hours ago

John Naughton wrote briefly about the difference between Facebook the company and Facebook the billion-user network. There aren't many people in journalism who see this dichotomy. He wrote to say he had a similar experience on the rail in the UK, viewing the backs of people's houses and wondering what their lives were like. I often do that when travelling by train in the UK in the dark, because
1 week ago

I got an email from Seth Godin asking for clarification of one of yesterday's mini-posts about how Google can index the web without crawling. Doc said that Google and Bing are doing an increasingly bad job of archiving the history of the web. When he looks for something he wrote 20 years ago, the search engines can't reliably find it. He also said they're not indexing the current web like they
1 week ago

Chosen, the conclusion to Kiersten White’s Slayer series is a satisfying mix of old and new that will warm the heart of any Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. For those of us who still miss iconic sci-fi series Buffy the Vampire Slayer – yes, even all these years later – Kiersten White’s Slayer series has felt like water in the desert. A […] Kiersten White’s Chosen will fill the Buffy-shaped hole in
1 week ago

The RTTY Art Episode: A Word About Loss. Meeting John Sheetz. RTTYs. RTTY Artwork. The Magic of RTTY Art. Sunday Nights. Interviewing John Sheetz. Gone Before the End. Typewriter Art. A Living Room of Artwork. Overstrike and Multi-Column. Epson MX-80. A Fading Work. After John is Gone. Timeless RTTY. A Printer As Easel. I may have mentioned John Sheetz in an episode before, but I certainly didn't
1 week 1 day ago

This seed starting guide covers all you need to know to grow vegetables and herbs from seeds. Many plants grow best when started from seeds directly in the garden. Others need to get a headstart in the house before growing big and strong enough to be transplanted in the garden. I’ve put together a list […] The post Seed Starting Guide appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
1 week 1 day ago

Trusting the will of God is an important aspect of Salesian thought. My morning meditation today came from the book Set Your Heart Free – 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher (St. Francis de Sales). I’ll link to it at the end. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not… Continue reading Holding the Father's Hand – Salesian Thought
1 week 1 day ago

Doctor Who Series 12, Episode 2“Spyfall, Part Two”Posted by Sage Part one of the season premiere ended on a note of blind panic, the Doctor banished to what we would come to know as the realm of the Kasavin, and Graham, Ryan, and Yaz hurtling towards earth in two-thirds of a plane. As Kim talked about […]
1 week 1 day ago

One of the nice things about the nightly email distribution of Scripting News is that I hear directly from readers. Most of the responses are thoughtful and informative, and that's great. But sometimes I receive responses that are neither thoughtful or informative, like the one I received yesterday (author's name withheld so it isn't personal), quoted below. "Just because a billion people do
1 week 1 day ago

Doctor Who season 12 continues this Sunday with “Orphan 55,” an episode that finds Team TARDIS at a luxury resort spa when danger comes to call.  After a two-part premiere episode that brought back the Master and set-up a season long arc focused on Gallifrey’s apparent destruction (again), Doctor Who season 12 continues with an episode that […] Doctor Who season 12 episode 3 preview: “Orphan 55” -
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A couple of pieces just floated through my river. Maybe Nominating Bloomberg for President Isn’t a Crazy Idea Biden, Bloomberg have largest leads against Trump in Michigan poll Amazing. And Bloomberg is just getting started. What people (mostly journos) overlook with Bloomberg is that he has mastered two very important things for a presidential candidate: Media Tech Think about who he is and how
1 week 2 days ago

The second installment in Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreakers trilogy, A Heart So Fierce and Broken isn’t at all what we expected it to be. And that’s a good thing. Everyone loves a sequel. Who doesn’t want to see a story that thrilled them get a second chapter. But best kinds of sequels do much more than simply continue a story, they […] A Heart So Fierce and Broken isn’t what we expected and that’s
1 week 2 days ago

Rebecca McLaughlin’s Nameless Queen is built from pieces that will feel familiar to fans of YA fantasy, but that ultimately arrange themselves in a generally charming new way. The idea of a downtrodden lower class girl discovering that she’s secretly rich/a princess/has magic is certainly not a new trope in the world of YA fantasy. In […] 3 reasons to add Nameless Queen to your fantasy TBR list -
1 week 3 days ago

Journalism knows three stories: Both sides do it. It's a horse race. Watergate 2.0.
1 week 4 days ago

  Are you trying a plant-based diet for the New Year? It works. It worked for me. A Plant-Based Diet for the New Year New year, new you, right? I saw a funny cartoon this week that showed a C# musical note and a B-flat. The caption read, “New Year, New Me.” For you non-musicians, […] The post Plant-Based Diet for the New Year appeared first on Home Garden Joy .
1 week 4 days ago

The Night Country, the second installment in Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood series, is a dark, fascinating story that asks what a happy ending really looks like. Once upon a time, there was a girl who discovered she was really a vengeful fairytale princess, and who had to choose between life in the real world […] The Night Country is a dark, magical return to the world of The Hazel Wood -
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REPORTER: What was the name of the contractor who was killed? POMPEO: Schumann. I believe his friends called him Old Shoe .
1 week 4 days ago

REPORTER: What was the name of the contractor who was killed? POMPEO: Schumann. I believe his friends called him Old Shoe .
1 week 4 days ago

Kyrie Irving says he may need shoulder surgery. As you may know I am not a huge fan of his. NY didn't need him. And it's obvious he didn't really want to play for the Nets or in NY, he wanted to play with KD . And until KD his healed, Kyrie would prefer to sit on the sideline. Reminds me that the other day I saw a comment about Pete Rose and how he belongs in the Hall of Fame, and I couldn't agree
1 week 4 days ago

Kyrie Irving says he may need shoulder surgery. As you may know I am not a huge fan of his. NY didn't need him. And it's obvious he didn't really want to play for the Nets or in NY, he wanted to play with KD . And until KD his healed, Kyrie would prefer to sit on the sideline. Reminds me that the other day I saw a comment about Pete Rose and how he belongs in the Hall of Fame, and I couldn't agree
1 week 4 days ago

Kyrie Irving says he may need shoulder surgery. As you may know I am not a huge fan of his. NY didn't need him. And it's obvious he didn't really want to play for the Nets or in NY, he wanted to play with KD . And until KD his healed, Kyrie would prefer to sit on the sideline. Reminds me that the other day I saw a comment about Pete Rose and how he belongs in the Hall of Fame, and I couldn't agree
1 week 4 days ago

via GIPHY Posted by Gillian I am both desperate for Netflix to tell me how many times I have watched this series and also grateful they refuse to do so. Since I first started watching in early 2018 – when the fourth season was airing on a channel I did not have and only the […]
1 week 5 days ago

Howard Weaver asked how to share a post from Scripting News to Facebook. These days this is how I do it. Open Scripting News in its own browser window. This makes it easier to go back and forth, which we're going to have to do several times. Click on the purple pound sign to the right of the post you want to share. Take a screen shot of the post. Here's how I do it on the Mac. Press Cmd-Shift-4,
1 week 5 days ago

Howard Weaver asked how to share a post from Scripting News to Facebook. These days this is how I do it. Open Scripting News in its own browser window. This makes it easier to go back and forth, which we're going to have to do several times. Click on the purple pound sign to the right of the post you want to share. Take a screen shot of the post. Here's how I do it on the Mac. Press Cmd-Shift-4,
1 week 5 days ago

The conclusion to the two-part Doctor Who season 12 premiere is sort of messy and all over the place, but promises great things to come. The first half of the Doctor Who season 12 premiere had car chases, a shocking cliffhanger, and Jodie Whittaker in a tuxedo. It’s hard to top that, and “Spyfall, Part Two” […] Doctor Who season 12 episode 2 review: A messy but intriguing conclusion - Culturess -
1 week 5 days ago

Last night's emails didn't go out because I exceeded the rate limit with the service provider we use. It's good that more people subscribed to the emails. I've sent the service provider a request to increase the rate limit. Apologies. I've also added code to my nightly mail-sending app to limit the rate at which we send emails. Previously we sent them out the pipe as fast as we can. Since
1 week 6 days ago

Last night's emails didn't go out because I exceeded the rate limit with the service provider we use. It's good that more people subscribed to the emails. I've sent the service provider a request to increase the rate limit. Apologies. I've also added code to my nightly mail-sending app to limit the rate at which we send emails. Previously we sent them out the pipe as fast as we can. Since
1 week 6 days ago

Last night's emails didn't go out because I exceeded the rate limit with the service provider we use. It's good that more people subscribed to the emails. I've sent the service provider a request to increase the rate limit. Apologies. I've also added code to my nightly mail-sending app to limit the rate at which we send emails. Previously we sent them out the pipe as fast as we can. Since
1 week 6 days ago

Doctor Who Series 12, Episode 1“Spyfall, Part One” Posted by Kim Fam, I have a confession to make. After a series that left me with a lot of lukewarm feelings about the direction of my beloved show (emphatically NONE of them having to do with Jodie Whittaker or Team TARDIS, all of whom I adore […]
1 week 6 days ago

1997 : "The press only knows three stories, Apple is dead, Microsoft is evil, and Java is the future." In 2020, Apple is alive, no one worries about Microsoft's character, and Java is no longer the future. But Facebook? According to journalism, Facebook is a bad place. Facebook is a place you don't want to go. Reality is as the great Yogi Berra said: "No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded."
2 weeks 1 day ago

1997 : "The press only knows three stories, Apple is dead, Microsoft is evil, and Java is the future." In 2020, Apple is alive, no one worries about Microsoft's character, and Java is no longer the future. But Facebook? According to journalism, Facebook is a bad place. Facebook is a place you don't want to go. Reality is as the great Yogi Berra said: "No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded."
2 weeks 1 day ago

1997 : "The press only knows three stories, Apple is dead, Microsoft is evil, and Java is the future." In 2020, Apple is alive, no one worries about Microsoft's character, and Java is no longer the future. But Facebook? According to journalism, Facebook is a bad place. Facebook is a place you don't want to go. Reality is as the great Yogi Berra said: "No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded."
2 weeks 1 day ago

Wherein I report a new feature added yesterday. Yesterday I added a new image type to Old School , the blogging platform I use to publish Scripting News . I can now add an image to a post that is not in the right margin, it's centered on the page, above the text that serves as its caption. This is an example of such a post. Then I added a nice border, and padding, and made the text a bit smaller
2 weeks 1 day ago

Wherein I report a new feature added yesterday. Yesterday I added a new image type to Old School , the blogging platform I use to publish Scripting News . I can now add an image to a post that is not in the right margin, it's centered on the page, above the text that serves as its caption. This is an example of such a post. Then I added a nice border, and padding, and made the text a bit smaller
2 weeks 1 day ago

Wherein I report a new feature added yesterday. Yesterday I added a new image type to Old School , the blogging platform I use to publish Scripting News . I can now add an image to a post that is not in the right margin, it's centered on the page, above the text that serves as its caption. This is an example of such a post. Then I added a nice border, and padding, and made the text a bit smaller
2 weeks 1 day ago

What is Salesian spirituality? It’s a life-changing spiritual approach that’s part of the Catholic mystical tradition. It follows the direction of one of the doctors of the faith, St. Francis de Sales. He’s my patron, my spiritual guide, my guru. And, not coincidently, he’s the patron saint of writers. He chose me as his daughter… Continue reading When St. Francis de Sales Found Me
2 weeks 2 days ago

Need some help deciding what to read this month? We run down 10 new science fiction and fantasy books hitting shelves this January, to kick off the New Year! It’s a brand new year – which means its time for new books! (After all, 2020 is is going to be the year we all finally […] 12 new SFF books to help beat back the January blues - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop Culture, Entertainment and
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This cartoon comes closest to describing the dismay of people who did not vote for Trump about people who did. No matter what you may believe, how could crashing the country possibly be better than trying to work together? I'm not talking about parties working together, or news networks, I'm talking about people, American-to-American.
2 weeks 2 days ago

This cartoon comes closest to describing the dismay of people who did not vote for Trump about people who did. No matter what you may believe, how could crashing the country possibly be better than trying to work together? I'm not talking about parties working together, or news networks, I'm talking about people, American-to-American.
2 weeks 2 days ago

This cartoon comes closest to describing the dismay of people who did not vote for Trump about people who did. No matter what you may believe, how could crashing the country possibly be better than trying to work together? I'm not talking about parties working together, or news networks, I'm talking about people, American-to-American.
2 weeks 2 days ago

Doctor Who season 12 is off to a solid start with “Spyfall, Part One”, an episode that embraces every James Bond trope imaginable in the lead up to a buzzy, shocking cliffhanger. Warning: There are spoilers for the Doctor Who season 12 premiere, “Spyfall, Part One,” here. Proceed with caution.  One of the most consistent trends of Doctor […] Doctor Who season 12 premiere review: A Bond-esque romp
2 weeks 2 days ago

Doctor Who returns after a year away for Jodie Whittaker’s second season in the TARDIS. Here’s everything you need to know to watch online and not miss a minute. The new season of Doctor Who is finally here! Yes, after a year away – technically more than that if you don’t want to count the fact that the […] Doctor Who season 12 premiere live stream: Watch online - Culturess - Culturess - Women's
2 weeks 3 days ago

Netflix released multiple lists cataloguing the most-streamed films and series on the platform in 2019. But the things that turned out to be the most popular might surprise you. In Netflix’s version of a year-end list, the streamer dropped an intriguing announcement to close out 2019: Its list of the most popular films and series […] Was Murder Mystery really Netflix’s most popular 2019 title? -
2 weeks 4 days ago

Five of the biggest titles coming to theaters near you in 2020 will be helmed by women in the director’s chair, and it’s about darn time. Times they are a changing. After far too long, multiple big screen action blockbusters directed by women are coming to local multiplexes near all of us throughout 2020. Four […] 5 blockbuster movies will be directed by women in 2020 and we can’t wait - Culturess
2 weeks 4 days ago

Cats’ dismal box office performance – it’s headed for a hundred million dollar loss – is just further evidence that the folks that made it never understood why the original was so popular in the first place. Cats is a bad movie. Like, really, really bad. So bad that its parent studio has surreptitiously removed it […] Why did the Cats movie fail so badly at the box office? - Culturess - Culturess
2 weeks 4 days ago

The other day candidate Joe Biden said he's open to choosing a Republican running mate. I said I thought this was a good idea. Now to be clear, he won't choose a Republican running mate. That would be crazy, wrong, too risky by a lot. I'm sure Biden would want a close relationship with his VP, and you just can't have that close a relationship with a member of the other party. Biden is old, and his
2 weeks 4 days ago

I wrote this on Facebook in 2017, never published on my blog. The Repubs use a trolling technique that was pioneered as far as I know by the proponents of a certain format that was intending to replace RSS. They would say: RSS has "silent data loss." This sounds terrible. Right? Well, it's just like Shariah Law or "chain-immigration." It sounds like a technical thing, but in reality it's a problem
2 weeks 4 days ago

Many Star Wars fans were left wondering what happened to Rose Tico after actress Kelly Marie Tran barely appeared in The Rise of Skywalker. Well, we finally know the reason. But it’s…not a great one. One of the most surprising and frustrating aspects of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is that Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Everywoman […] Star Wars bosses poorly try and explain Kelly Marie Tran’s
2 weeks 5 days ago

Doctor Who returns on New Years Day for its twelfth season with the first episode of a two-part premiere that promises to be one of the series’ biggest stories yet. After over a year of waiting, the Doctor is finally in. Doctor Who will kick off its twelfth season – and second featuring Jodie Whittaker’s first ever […] Doctor Who season 12 premiere preview: “Spyfall” - Culturess - Culturess -
2 weeks 5 days ago

I've started to do the transformation of the XML-RPC site. Starting today, the main site is xmlrpc.com . It documents all the new stuff, and will be developed and maintained, according to any interest by the community and/or myself. The spec has been ported to the new site. It is not a revision, none of the content has changed. It's just in a different format on a different site. The original site
2 weeks 6 days ago

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is the seventh big-screen take on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, but it turns out we really needed to see this story again after all. Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women has been adapted many times since its original publication in 1868. It’s been turned into a feature film seven times, and has spawned just […] Why we absolutely needed another Little
2 weeks 6 days ago

Every time I write about what's missing in blogging software, as I did a few days ago, someone tells me about Gutenberg, and how that's the solution to the problem I've identified. I've never used Gutenberg, so I want to keep an open mind, even though I'm pretty sure that Gutenberg, even if it's great, is not the answer to the problem I keep seeing with WordPress, have been seeing since its
3 weeks ago

Universal Pictures pulls the plug on its awards season campaign for Cats, all but sealing the film’s fate as a wild, memorable flop. Here’s some shocking news: Cats isn’t going to win any Academy Awards this year. Not on purpose anyway. Now, some of us might be assuming that’s because the Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Andrew […] Cats isn’t going to win an Oscar, in case you were wondering - Culturess
3 weeks ago

As a new year dawns, it’s time to run down twenty of the upcoming new YA books we’re most looking forward to in 2020. (And trust us, it was super difficult just to pick twenty!) As we count down to a new year, it’s all about looking ahead to the things to come, even as […] 20 upcoming YA books we can’t wait to read in 2020 - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop Culture, Entertainment and More
3 weeks ago

For the time-being I've set aside the project to try to rebuild the original 1998 XML-RPC site from xmlRpc.root. I'm taking an inventory of what we have and what we are missing first. Here's a list of the docs we have. Bootstrapping the Two-Way-Web Mail lists RFC: A Little IDL Dave's SOAP Journal, part 1 Change notes -- 3/29/01 XML-RPC News The State of XML-RPC, April 2001 workspace
3 weeks 1 day ago

The saga continues. Now they're delivering packages to the local post office. The packages are clearly addressed to my home, not to a post office. This is kind of okay at least they're indoors and the postmaster there is okay with it, but they are dropping the packages off on the front desk after the post office is closed. Leaving them in the open is like leaving your wallet on the counter in the
3 weeks 1 day ago

 The Rise of Skywalker completely sidelines Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico, a major character introduced in The Last Jedi. But you might be surprised to learn just how much. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had to juggle a lot of priorities as a film. As the final installment in a beloved nine film saga, […] Star Wars: Kelly Marie Tran is in less than two minutes of The Rise of Skywalker - Culturess
3 weeks 1 day ago

The CPC Episode: Amstrad CPC Joins the Fray, A Platform Unknown to Me, The Problems CPC Had, Getting it Going, Auto-Boot, An Ugly Thing, Graphics and Sound, Isometric, Multiple Markets, Thousands of Programs, A Helpful Discord, A New Platform, Nearly the Last. Upon the event of the Amstrad CPC joining the emulation family at the Internet Archive and what that might mean. To journey among the newly
3 weeks 3 days ago

Something cute I did a few days ago. I wondered, if Twitter could handle the full text of blog posts as I've been advocating , how could it work. I came up with an approach, and implemented my side of it. If you look at the source of a recent post here, such as the one you're reading right now, you'll see a "twitter:body" meta element in the header. Its content attribute is a base64-encoded
3 weeks 4 days ago

When I was a kid I had so many material desires, so many things that cost money that would’ve given me pleasure. Mostly stereo and sports equipment. I didn’t have any money. Now I could buy anything that I want. But there’s nothing money can buy that I want. As has been pointed out elsewhere there are exceptions to this rule. I want a hot tub. For whatever reason I can't seem to get the things I
3 weeks 4 days ago

As part of the XML-RPC site work, I want to statically rebuild the site from the Frontier object database containing all the content as a Manila site. I have copies of manila.root and xmlRpc.root. I have gotten it to build a static site that appears ready to be built by the Frontier website framework. Now if I can only remember how to build one of those. I'm looking at the docs , and for the life
3 weeks 5 days ago

A new season of Doctor Who arrives this January, and we’ve got a few things we’d like to see happen when Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor returns to the TARDIS. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not the winter holidays (though, admittedly, those are great. No, it’s almost time for a new season […] 5 things we need to see in Doctor Who season 12 - Culturess - Culturess - Women's Pop
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