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Evolution v Genesis metaphor shower thoughts 

No one:

Snake: Whoops, I dropped this Apple on the ground, hope it isn’t forgotten here long enough for it to start to ferment. We’re going to party tonight. 🐍🧃🍹🎉

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Evolution v Genesis metaphor shower thoughts 

Forbidden fruit seems a weird choice. Fruit is one of the longest things our ancestors ate. Wouldn’t forbidden meat be a better metaphor for (carnal) knowledge than fruit? Especially given our species unusual position as omnivores?

Though fruit might work if it is rotten and thus full of alcohol, rather than picked straight from a tree. Our species love of alcohol also strange. Rotten fruit would spoil Eden, also a better metaphor.

Birds of Prey belated thought 

Tired: It was a Suicide Squad callback?

(Idk, I didn’t see Suicide Squad)

Wired: Flash versus the Birds of Prey would be an interesting movie

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Birds of Prey belated thought 

There was a humor beat of passing by a wanted poster of Flash rogue Captain Boomerang and I keep thinking about that and why Captain Boomerang would be in Gotham

Folk Tale Thoughts 

What if the monster killing property of silver is just misattributed from silver/quicksilver confusion?

If you could fashion a mercury bullet somehow it’s hard to imagine it wouldn’t (painfully, slowly) kill almost any kind of monster

Would also explain the trope of monster hunters going mad as hatters if they use mercury equipment

Sea of Thieves monthly content “plot” (no spoilers yet) 

I love how the growing foreshadowing every monthly content update since the Anniversary Update has been “here players, grind all this shady stuff for rich short term rewards and never mind that it probably will have terrible long term consequences (muahaha)”.

As a player much invested in said short term riches I realize how much of a complicit bilge rat I am for the evil (and fun) to come. Yarr

Birds of Prey review (spoiler free) 

Birds of Prey was the Deadpool-like Batman (adjacent) movie I didn’t know I needed

It’s what Schumacher’s films wanted to be when they grew up and *earned* an R rating, and I think that means it is now my favorite Batman live action movie

Famous singer coming to town to play with local orchestra? Neat!

Famous singer coming to town to play with local orchestra on new songs composed by local tenor saxophonist I’ve followed for decades? Now you have my attention

Next question is do I want to fight jet lag?

2019 NaNoWriMo Revisions 

Sunday I finished a full revision pass on my first “finished” novella. Current working title: The Space Train on the Way to the McMaster Heist

I’m not sure what I want to do with it now. With a short story I’d probably just blog it by now. I think I want a beta reader to tell me if it is less dumb than I’m currently worried it is. I don’t know.

Discovery S2 Thoughts 

Remember when people thought CONTROL might be proto-Borg? 🤣

All I want to know is where is Agent 99 in all this crisis to get smart?

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Discovery S2 Thoughts 

People keep wanting to find a meaner term for techbro and Disco here with “logic extremist” like it’s easy. Sure, not all techbros believe in the supremacy of pure blooded Vulcans, but yet extremists that belief in some weird Vulcan version of logic what doesn’t exist in the real world 🧐

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Discovery S2 Thoughts 

Fairly certain they did not have Warp valuable shuttles at this point in the timeline

Beer 

This beer was filled with glitter for Valentines Day and I didn’t see it yesterday, but today you can really see the glitter, especially in motion.

Extra lager with Arbol Peppers and Glitter. Name is “Love is Un-Fehr” which is a local beer joke. (Fehr’s Beer, pronounced like most pronounce Fair, was a local favorite for generations. Band tonight at the brewery is the Fehr Weather Boys.)

Tech alternate universe 

(Also the Hitachi breakout box is required and about the huge size of an old VCR. My Samsung’s was optional [though recommended] and about the size of the average USB hub / not much bigger than my current phone.)

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Tech alternate universe 

What’s old is new again and my Samsung similarly uses a breakout box to stay super slim and make inputs maybe more convenient to add/remove than reaching behind a (presumably) mounted screen. But my Samsung is like all HDMI, like a third the depth, twice or thrice the diagonal, and I think weighs way less than half the Hitachis we unmounted. (The manual labor reason my arm is angry with me.)

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Tech alternate universe 

The Hitachi big ones felt like they weighed 200 lbs, despite having very few of the electronics inside. These too are fascinating AU relics. To keep them flat in the last part of the DVD era RCA component/S-Video world almost all the electronics were separated into another box (tastefully hidden in a closet or drawer) and a weird VGA-looking cable and not-quite-S-Video cable duo wires connecting the screen and its box of inputs.

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Tech alternate universe 

Arm hurts because the night’s one project was unmounting TVs. TVs mounted since 2004. One of the reasons turns out because the mounts were locked with weird hex screws to encourage the owners to pay a lot of money to the “geniuses” that installed everything. ($10 screw kit from Amazon later...)

Two small early Audivox flat screens and two big Hitachi ones.

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Tech alternate universe 

My arm hurts keeping me from sleep, so more tech AU tales because it is related.

Found the shared video outputs were just a lot of single RCA analog video runs, but almost all of it unplugged who knows how long. Just the security channels with their weird coax runs then.

Think my wired mesh backplane will work. Find out Friday.

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Shade to Best Buy 

(Punchline: Ubiquiti has been building Mesh WiFi products for longer than any other brand Best Buy sells, just not for consumers until Amplifi. Also even my Mom is skeptical of Google. In this city we KNOW we can’t trust Google to network to tin cans together. 🤣)

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