Having some thoughts about what to do with the micro blog; requires a #hashtag system; need to look into how or if those work.

Done imaging the latest Time Machine backup (the user folder anyway) and BBEdit scripts restored. Still need to do Hazel scripts and decide whether or not I want Keyboard Maestro running….

Most of the “setup” for making the slow, tiny-hard drive MBA into a primary computer is getting Hazel scripts ready and finding my BBEdit script folder from the Time Machine. I’m assuming the MBA will burn out in a week or two.

Carbon Copy Cloner is finally copying files after ascertaining the number of files. Only doing the user folder (from my Time Machine backup) bc its to a disk image on a NAS, not to the MacBook Air running everything via thunderbolt hub

Last try

Why isn’t this working…


I seem to be seeing all my personal technology age, wither, crash, fail. It’s all happening at once–iMac finally having R/W errors on the hard drive (it’s six years old), QNAP NAS failing, Thunderbolt (1) hub failing. The MacBook Air being hinky about getting online since installing Tunnelbear has gone from the main annoyance to not even on the list. I feel a little like I’m going back to the Stone Age.

I haven’t been listening to as many podcasts lately. I mean, I’m picking up some more as my wife and I know listen to some together, but for me… I’m dropping ones I never thought I’d drop. Then I realized they’re the Apple-related podcasts. I can’t feign the interest anymore. I’m on an old iMac–which arrived in the mail the day Steve Jobs died–and even though the prices on the new iMacs are great, I’m not in the market. Wish I was, but I’m so far out of it I don’t even care what they can do. Same goes for the new iPhone or the new iPad. Apple has become ubiquitous enough they’re not interesting. For that matter, so has pretty much everything else. The world is going to shit but there’s going to be a CGI King Kong vs. Godzilla. Joy.

But I was listening to a podcast, Black Girl Dangerous, earlier and the host, Raquel Willis, said something about the goal of Black feminism or womanism in being making sure everyone can realize their full potential. It’s the finest ideal. The problem is when people look at the world everyone they see it say “everyone like me.” Even typing it, I’m not thinking about some jackass Australian surfer dude right now or a kid in Sri Lanka. Whenever someone asks me why I don’t self-identify as a feminist, I either have an example of something petty I want or I talk about how I haven’t done the work into learning about feminism. But intersectional feminists do that work. Listening to them is inspiring, how they break down a topic, how they present it objectively (still with personality), and strive to utilize their discussion as material to work toward something. There’s no bullshitting. Think about the concept of “receipts.” It’s presenting factual evidence in an argument, it’s caring about the existence and preservation of those primary sources.

It’s so active. And time-consuming. It’s got to be exhausting. I just got Injustice 2 on PS4. That game’s time-consuming, it’s exhausting, but it’s not active. Not in the same way. It consumes electricity and time and attention. But I know there are a lot of video game players who still do the work. I follow them on Twitter, about which Anthony J. Williams tweeted today, “Twitter can teach you about a lot of things if you sit down, shut up, and listen.” We get to listen to a kid in Sri Lanka now, or a jackass Australian surfer dude. But Twitter is its own work. You can probably guess not to listen to the jackass surfer but maybe not that kid either. Maybe not anyone in your everyone. Or maybe just a few. Because you can now get a better understanding of what everyone is and can be (and shouldn’t be). And it’s awesome. There’s so much potential, so many amazing things to learn from so many amazing people. Intersectional feminism is so obscenely hopeful, it’s beyond daunting. But a CGI King Kong fighting a CGI Godzilla is just a bunch of coders putting the things together. It’s just pixels. Even I’m not cynical enough to believe pixels on a screen are the best we can do.

They may be a fine diversion some of the time, but they’re not the goal. A woke “Star Trek: The Next Generation” is probably the goal. I probably need to do some thinking on it; I’m not sure if that goal was glib or sincere.

A handful of problems aside–almost mostly that awful song–Supergirl had a nice finish this season. They overplay the prince in distress bit but somehow it always works. And if they want to bring Calista Flockhart in, it needs to be consistently scheduled.

I mostly listen to Apple related podcasts. For the last few months, since the announcement of the TouchBar MacBook Pro, all of these podcasts and become cynical to some degree. Still, people seem to have a lot of hope for Apple to come through in the end. I think I’ve given up hope. I think I was only hanging on this long because I didn’t want to people who said the company wouldn’t sustain without Steve Jobs to be right.

Just got a notifcation from Wordpress about booming hits! Yes, when you get eighteen hits one day, getting forty-four is a boom. ugh

Two things about “The Flash” tonight. First, Killer Frost–even with a Matrix costume–zooming around the city on her Iceman ice slides? Awesome. Truly awesome. I’m down for Killer Frost as villain of season four. They could do so much visually. Look at the Kayanan art from Firestorm. Just awesome visuals. And probably relatively inexpensive. Team her up with Grodd. Boom. Far better than this season’s turn, which is the other thing to talk about.

It’s the safest move. There’s this real push into giving Grant Gustin more to do as an actor and it’s not necessarily the best idea. Because that earnest, better than Peter Parker quality he brings to Barry is what makes the show. It’s how you crack a “Flash” TV show; it’s related to how the other CW superhero shows work, but it’s different. “The Flash” doesn’t have the best powers for special effects and he doesn’t have the best “powers” for fight scenes. Super speed in CG only gets so exciting.

But it’s got that earnest sappiness of it. Those warm fuzzies the family scenes give. The show’s been exceptionally successful about integrating new characters into the most important scenes–the sappy ones. The Barry moments, which is why the musical worked, but the Savitar reveal didn’t.

And whatever explanation they come up with is going to fall short, because the infinite other potentials–almost literally any of them–are going to work out better. Unless it’s all build-up to setting up Barry and Iris as married next season, which could work. But I doubt they’ll do it. Because “The Flash,” which gives me unimaginable wonders like the Killer Frost chase, has made me cynical about their overall plotting decisions. They screwed up season two. They needed to make this work after a rough open….

just think how good alan moore would have been at writing comic text books. cinema purgatorio is a good example. non-fiction comics have always had incredible potential. it’s probably too late for anyone to do anything about it. at least until cinema purgatorio gets collected. If the Moore/Kevin O’Neill stuff gets collected on its own, Avatar will do something great–put out an Alan Moore version of mainstream work of creative non-fiction. You’ll be able to easily cite an Alan Moore comic as authoratative fact in a history class if you want. It’d be a six-hundreth of what Moore deserves–I mean, Watchmen is literally a Frankenstein. It’s destroyed DC Comics for Moore, who clearly loved writing them. And DC’s milking of Watchmen, more and more desperate (almost like Marvel did initially with Marvelman but then gave up once Moore didn’t participate)–that milking is dragging DC down. And it’s not like the Watchmen movie didn’t poison DC comic movies. I love Man of Steel but Zach Snyder clearly shouldn’t be involved with these movies. No one there should be. And it’s like this curse from Watchmen: The Movie. Though I suppose one problem is how do you recommend a Purgatorio collection, or even encourage it–most of the classic stuff Moore’s writing about is out from Warner Home Video. Kong, the Marx Brothers, probably some of the noir stuff, the Westerns. It’s a tragedy.

I can’t even remember why I started this post now.

Thread from Feminista Jones on what’s wrong with being called feminine. (Nothing, obviously, but why it’s an “issue”)

I’m not sure I’m going to keep doing micro blog posts about Sunday comics fondle posts. It’s just way too much. I also need to start writing the “sharing” tweets earlier… But Redneck is really cool. Derivative (it’s vampire rednecks), but still really cool. Post here

The Fantagraphics superhero line wasn’t very impressive right off and Bullwhip is more like bull… well, you know. Bull poo. Stinky, stinky bull poo.

I hate coming up with tweets for comic book reviews. Hate it. Should just endlessly hashtag but since it’s on my regular feed (the comics site’s feed is silent) I try to make them “good.” And I fail. Every time. It’s just too much required data for 140 characters. Anyway. Hadrian’s Wall #5 post

More of my griping about The New York Times, which honestly started with their crappy Apple hit pieces years ago (and the terrible movie critics earlier)–but here’s a thread on how their climate denying dumpster fire

So Copperhead I can remember because it’s been gone for so long and is back with a new artist. It’s in its third arc–the delay was after the second–and it’s taking a while find itself again. Post here