I like French, comics, books, podcasts, (board and roleplaying) games, biking, and trains. I try to stay organized and in good (physical and mental) shape.

Moi, j'aime le français, les BD, les livres, les podcasts, les jeux (de plateau et de rôle), le cyclisme, et les trains. Je fais de mon mieux de rester organisé et en forme (physiquement et mentalement).

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Il y a un an, j’ai regardé ma première Eurovision, Je l’ai ratée cette année (conflit avec un anniversaire en famille), mais j’espère y retourner en 2023.

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Il y a trop peu de monde qui aime les podcasts et apprécie aussi RSS pour d’autres fins.

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Je suis impressionné par le nombre de BD francophones disponible aux bibliothèques du Kentucky, mais c’est quand-même hyper decevant de lire une BD francophone en traduction.

XIII comic reference in Slow Horses series?

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Since April, I’ve gotten sucked into the Slow Horses British spy series after really enjoying the Apple TV+ adaptation. I’ve been powering through all the full-length novels and am now reading 2021’s Slough House, which features a character who’s survived a bullet wound to the head. Her description stood out to me for one particular detail, though: Her hair was different. Maybe that’s what death does to you. I twas still mostly red but now punkishly short, with a white stripe across her left temple where the bullet had passed…

small radio delights, everday cultural artifacts, and other thoughts on audio media

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I’ve been a big fan of audio-only media for a big chunk of my life. I grew up listening to NPR radio shows like Car Talk and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me on Saturdays while my dad drove us around to do errands. TV wasn’t allowed in my family on Sundays, but the NPR Sunday Puzzle was—depending on what time church was that year, we’d listen to it on our way to Sunday meetings.

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Voyage pour le boulot qui s’approche, et j’essaie donc de proposer un trajet mi-avion, mi-train. C’est vraiment le trajet le plus efficace, mais comme j’habite dans un pays ferroviphobe, il me faudra de la chance…

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'For All Mankind sets its alternate timeline sights on Mars in S3 trailer | Ars Technica'

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So excited! This has been a great show, and this season seems topical. link to ‘For All Mankind sets its alternate timeline sights on Mars in S3 trailer | Ars Technica’

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The more I learn about and work with the DNS, the more impressive and frightening it becomes.

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Messing around with my Hugo static site between other, draining tasks may be the only thing that got me through today.

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It’s a testament to Apple TV+’s adaptation of Slow Horses that I am now reading the whole book series and that I can only imagine the characters as the show’s actors.

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J’suis pas hyper doué en cuisine, mais comme il reste rien à manger demain matin et comme j’ai une recette pour le muesli fait maison, je suis en mode Farmer Croc, là.

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Tentative de publication depuis mon site web.

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Now checking that the tagging system works fine.

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Testing a new Siri Shortcut for remote posting to Hugo.

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on '30,000 New Users Signed Up for Mastodon After Elon Musk Bought Twitter'

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Is this just mastodon.social? Seems like it, but that’s not the only instance getting a bump, and sloppy reporting to ignore how federated instances work—that’s one of the reasons we’re all moving there. link to ‘30,000 New Users Signed Up for Mastodon After Elon Musk Bought Twitter’

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Sometimes in order to reconnect, you have to disconnect – Design Goodiness'

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Between Enilda here and Josh Rosenberg’s recent decision to do something similar, I feel that I have a lot to learn from and think about. link to ‘Sometimes in order to reconnect, you have to disconnect – Design Goodiness’

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Marvel Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Podcast Milana Vayntrub Ryan North'

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Great news for a tough Monday! This is one of my favorite comics, I love podcasts, and North is writing scripts. Perfect combination. link to ‘Marvel Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Podcast Milana Vayntrub Ryan North’

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'A social media reset | Joshua M. Rosenberg, Ph.D.'

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Admire what Josh is doing here. I’ve been rethinking my own social media presence recently and want to take some cues here. link to ‘A social media reset | Joshua M. Rosenberg, Ph.D.’

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Local farmers market has garlic chocolate chip cookies, which I love and no one else in my family likes. Suits me just fine.

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I think I like to listen to the Interstellar soundtrack when I’m feeling anxious, but the truth is that listening to the Interstellar soundtrack makes me more anxious, so I gotta stop doing that.

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À propos of nothing in particular, I’m looking into how to set up a Mastodon instance, and it’s not as hard or expensive as I thought.

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Just recognized a song playing on (Swiss) radio as being from Eurovision 2021, and that makes me happy.

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'NFTs Are Here To Ruin Dungeons & Dragons'

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Hard to think of a worse use of the OGL than this. I’m already grumpy about NFTs, but this is making me mad. link to ‘NFTs Are Here To Ruin Dungeons & Dragons’

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Recently got a six-month free trial of Apple Music, so I figured I’d try out music streaming for the first time in years. As great as the music selection is, though, my bias toward owning music and listening to internet radio is being strengthened.

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Comme il n’y a même pas de métro chez moi, je suis limité à « vélo, boulot, dodo »

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Ça fait 10 ans que j’écoute Les Cowboys Fringants, mais je les apprécie davantage avec chaque année qui passe.

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Very relieved to learn that the singer on French radio that I can’t tell apart from Johnny Hallyday started his career as a Hallyday impressionist.

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Stromae’s Music Delves Into Dark Topics. His Return Is Right on Time. - The New York Times'

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Pleased to see Stromae reviewed in the NYT—by someone who liveblogged Eurovision no less. Will be listening all afternoon, I’m sure. link to ‘Stromae’s Music Delves Into Dark Topics. His Return Is Right on Time. - The New York Times’

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Long week ahead, but there’s a new Stromae album coming out Friday, so I already have some self-care plans in place for the end of it.

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Tabletop Designers Rally to Support Trans Kids in Texas'

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Shut up and take my money! This is why itch is one of my favorite game-related places on the internet. link to ‘Tabletop Designers Rally to Support Trans Kids in Texas’

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Super Philosophers - Existential Comics'

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The last panel is the real gem here. link to ‘Super Philosophers - Existential Comics’

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Rewatched the Pixar movie Soul while going through old letters and mementos, and that’s quite the combination.

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Grumpy about DRM today. So much content I’ve purchased but am forever beholden to Amazon to access.

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Jim Hacker is in The Prisoner???

🔗 linkblog: just finished 'How Board Games Handle Slavery'

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Came across this while explaining Puerto Rico to my games and learning class. I love board games, but we have to critically evaluate them just like any other medium. link to ‘How Board Games Handle Slavery’

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I think concerns about being dependent on technology are valuable, but I also note that no one is ever talking about technologies like, say, language or agriculture.