Album Whale is open for signup! We’re just getting started and discovery features are on the way. It would be a tremendous help if anyone interested in what Album Whale can become could build a quick Top 10 list (Ex: Fav College Listens, Top Albums to Focus, Best of 2022, etc).

Also read Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein πŸ“š

Read Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan πŸ“š

The right book, exactly. At exactly the right time.

I really quite enjoyed this book, but the Google / Silicon Valley love has not aged well, unfortunately. It was easy for me to dip into the book’s world, though.

Launching Album Whale this week. As it will launch with very few features, I think I’ll use a new account to serve as an update feed. It will probably be a Good Enough account with Album Whale as a category. Keeps us open for future blogging and a feed.

Doing some video processing (I take them off of iCloud and put them on my NAS for easy family Plex viewing) and I’m reminded that this little ExifRenamer software is worth its weight in giving the author a PayPal donation every year.

DMB, been awhile.

A few days until this little creation becomes useful to my community again:

What do you think happens when you click on this in macOS’s Apple Music?

Last mild day for the fall, so I went for a walk.

I turned on Apple Photos shared library to share photos with my wife. I’m always nervous, so I have my full library downloaded to my MacBook. With shared library, I can no longer store it all on my MacBook. Time to nervously turn on Optimize Mac Storage.

I’m thinking of getting a MacBook Pro when the next cycle is unleashed. 2023? Main reason is so this excellent 2020 MacBook Air can replace one of our older family computers. I might do the unthinkable and not go with a fresh install on the new computer.

If you’re consistent, I guess this’ll happen to everyone who plays daily.

Wordle 505 1/6

I need to fire up an email sending service for an app I’m building. Mailgun is probably more dev friendly. SendGrid has email marketing if I need it down the road. They both track the heck out of you.

Is there a reliable option out there with no tracking?

Amazon Prime says:

More ad-free music, increasing from 2 million to over 100 million songs in shuffle mode

I wondered what that meant in practice, so I logged in via my browser. I searched for Pink Floyd’s The Wall. I can listen to the album, but only on shuffle. So strange.

I turned on importing my Letterboxd posts into, but I think its just a bit too loud. I would really like a feed where these consumed items were small little posts interleaved with regular posts. So much so that I consider writing my own blog engine from time to time.

Gold Rush.

Kentucky Maid.

SIX night.

Black Adam, 2022 - β˜…β˜…β˜…

Do I have to rate these things? I dunno. Don't love rating things!

I tend to like The Rock. Lots of destruction in this movie, and yet more classic CGI battles πŸ™„. I never really felt like Kahndaq was a real place, but did I ever feel like Sekovia was a real place? In any case, it was generally entertaining if you like these sorts of movies.

No No: A Dockumentary, 2014 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

I've always been a big baseball fan, so this interested me more than most. The LSD no hitter was something I've read about, but hearing the full story on Dock Ellis's life (mostly in baseball) was quite interesting. I will say there are two major life events that were never resolved for me by the end of the documentary, and that is my one disappointment.

Bibimbap night!

Last Word

Passing on my concert love to my middlest and her good friend. 🎡

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, 2016 - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

This was an interesting watch for me. I've heard my parents and aunt talk about Debbie Reynolds a lot, but this gave me more of an idea how big of a star she actually was. Between Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, what a fascinating history.

Hocus Pocus 2, 2022 - β˜…Β½

I read a review about this movie that compared this and the original to a Disney made-for-Disney-Channel movie. I have to agree. I'm confused why the original has become such a classic. On the plus side, this is more of the same!