April 15, 2014
Tweet Digest for Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark @deathmtn yes! at 12:42 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to deathmtn @deathmtn mysticseaport.org at 12:43 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to deathmtn @deathmtn it’s part of the noo england heritage juggernaut at 12:44 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to deathmtn @deathmtn I remember Salem was fun and spooky too. We went to Plimouth Plantation for Turkey Day a few years ago too. at 12:45 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to deathmtn @deathmtn Plimouth was as hallucinatory as I remembered from childhood. at 12:45 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to deathmtn Day 2 with the alzheimer’s neighbor. Fifth time around the story loop. No crying yet. So far I’ve managed to nudge her off those tracks. at 09:28 PM GMT from web
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April 14, 2014
Tweet Digest for Monday, April 14, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark spent all winter upping my pie game. really. had no idea. none. at 05:46 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS @mcgee_gorgo i don’t care about spoilers, but i decided before i watched the show i won’t read the books until after the show ends. at 06:09 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to mcgee_gorgo @arthurwyatt @LeavittAlone @desjardins if you think I’m clicking a blind twit pic link today you are mistaken sir at 10:10 PM GMT from web in reply to arthurwyatt @imontheradio that woman was straight outta central casting! at 10:14 PM GMT from web in reply to imontheradio @deathmtn Mystic Seaport! at 11:36 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to deathmtn
mike whybark. 118 words. Posted at 05:00 PM
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April 13, 2014
Tweet Digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014 (GMT) No updates for this day.
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TNG Rewatch

Over the past year, I subjected Viv to a slow-motion rematch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was well worthwhile. I learned that I had missed huge sections of s07, presumably due to being in a band in 1994, so many of those episodes were entirely new to me. Overall the series held up quite well, persistent issues with overall interior set design choices and alien effects costuming aside. Hotel beige and forehead appliqu├ęs!

We moved on to the movies, having started the TNG project after watching the TOS films, and here I am sorry to report just as had been the case on initial viewings on release, the four TNG movies are pretty terrible, mostly for reasons of character adjustment (Picard is not the character seen on the small screen) and big-screen movie drama (wholesale starship wreckage). The films also feature the sloppy in-universe detail management characteristic of Brannon Braga and Rick Berman’s post-TNG series, Voyager and Enterprise.

That said, there are moments in all four films that have stayed with me, notably Data’s final act of self-sacrifice.

We’re weighing what’s next. It’s baseball season now, and both Game of Thrones and Mad Men are running concurrently for the first time for us, so the issue is not pressing. I’m giving some consideration to trying DS9 again, a series that clearly succeeded on its’ own terms to a greater degree than the other two post-TNG shows, but which lost me as an audience member on initial run due to longer story arcs and an insistent focus on a made-up religion. I don’t pay attention to real-life religions, so I could never see a reason to care about something as far from my areas of interest and experience as a fictional one. We’ll see.

mike whybark. 296 words. Posted at 02:02 PM
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April 12, 2014
Tweet Digest for Saturday, April 12, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark @arthurwyatt can’t help, missed the two-minutes hate orienter on Monday at 02:13 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to arthurwyatt NYT blues research thing. pretty great. nytimes.com/interactive/20… at 06:06 PM GMT from iOS @imontheradio foo! you are in my earhole! yay! at 06:19 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS
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April 11, 2014
Tweet Digest for Friday, April 11, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark @BitterOldPunk but the way you get past that is to do it again at 03:44 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to BitterOldPunk @BitterOldPunk oh pshaw. you have opinions and are entertaining. here’s an endless supply of pixels. go forth and scriven. at 04:09 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to BitterOldPunk @brownpau @gjcharlet was there, man at 10:07 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to brownpau
mike whybark. 74 words. Posted at 05:00 PM
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April 10, 2014
Tweet Digest for Thursday, April 10, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark RT: @LeavittAlone: Chef friend watching Mad Men ” is it any wonder US cooking improved when people stopped smoking a pack a day and downing ten cocktails” at 12:38 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS @LeavittAlone wider than a mile at 04:34 AM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to LeavittAlone @arthurwyatt on the other hand this means i won’t have to crack my buys to get them on my ipad at 08:26 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to arthurwyatt @johnmoe there’s an abandoned mall in hawthorne, near redondo beach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawthorne… at 08:44 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to johnmoe @arthurwyatt side note: Comixology maintains two separate sales streams, desktop purchases do not always migrate to iDevice at 08:47 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to arthurwyatt @arthurwyatt also, Amazon in-browser purchase process on iPad is superior to Comixology in-app or in-browser, I nearly always abandon cart at 08:49 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to arthurwyatt @ZombieJohnsus @arthurwyatt recent sale was not available in-app, only avail in-browser. result: i have not read what I bought. at 08:50 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to ZombieJohnsus @jay_beans @arthurwyatt doesn’t Kindle already support .cbr? i haven’t ever tried it, sees like i saw that in examining import options at 08:53 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to jay_beans @ZombieJohnsus @arthurwyatt recent indie bundle thing at 08:53 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to ZombieJohnsus @ZombieJohnsus @arthurwyatt the sale was not enabled in Apple-managed DRM chain, to skip Apple tax. at 08:54 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to ZombieJohnsus @ZombieJohnsus @arthurwyatt hm, support request called for here then. at 08:58 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to ZombieJohnsus
mike whybark. 299 words. Posted at 05:00 PM
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April 09, 2014
Tweet Digest for Wednesday, April 09, 2014 (GMT) mwhybark @arthurwyatt haha at 05:58 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS in reply to arthurwyatt RT: @EricIndiana: Social media is killing our future. Like & Retweet if you agree. Also pls. share to FB. at 06:19 PM GMT from Tweetbot for iOS
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