star trek picard (season 1) 

What I don't mind: when writers create a narrative that actually feels organic and doesn't rely in every single trope in the book to make a good story.

What Star Trek Picard does: I can literally hear the writers laying pipe for every damn thing that happens in this story and it's everything I can do to give a shit.

video games 

My impromptu ranking of Zelda games, that I thought up while falling asleep last night

A Link to the Past
A Link Between Worlds
Link's Awakening
Oracle of Ages
Oracle of Seasons
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II
Phantom Hourglass

Breath of the Wild
Majora's Mask
Twilight Princess
Ocarina of Time
Wind Waker
Skyward Sword

not ranked, because I haven't actually played them:
Minish Cap
Spirit Tracks

currently tuning bezels, trackball haptics and stuff like that 😵‍💫

Faked confusion 

What's so special about wordplay? All plays are written with words??

Her: I don't even know what the cloning machine does

Me: well that makes two of us

A remote user emailed me today to complain that her internet is so slow (actually the word she used was sticky), she has to click her mouse harder and it's hurting her hand.


Heyo, friends! I maintain a list of space opera novels by cisgender women, trans, and non-binary authors. Suggest works via the link, & share with everyone who might find it of use!

You can find the list right here:


Only $94 until I have to come up with orc recipes.

No, not how to cook orc. Stuff orcs cook. To eat.

And cherries. Cherries are orcish.

Calling it now:

My next tech book (OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems) won't be available on Kindle. You'll find print at Amazon, but the ebook will be available everywhere EXCEPT Amazon.

Why? They're requiring me to screw my readers. I won't do it.

#SailorMoon as #SuperSentai.

The attention to detail is great, I listed a bunch in the image alt text.

Now the
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
Baker-Nunn telescope was never designed for colour imaging (the imager is buried deep inside the telescope). So to do colour, we use theatrical gels large enough to cover the entire 0.5m aperture. We then get the R, G, and B channels from that. (eye contact in one pic)

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