Interesting links: September 2018

 

Ancient cities in northern Guatemala, discovered through jungle-penetrating LIDAR.

 

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New movie trailers!

Decided to relax a bit tonight and catch up on trailers of upcoming movies, here are the ones I’m excited about:

Monthly recap (September 2018)

 

Coral and fish, seen from a port window of the submarine

 

Major updates:

  • Fun times in Maui! (Spent a lot of time in the pool, half of the road to Hana, small submarine tour(!), a Luau, lots of eating)

Minor updates:

  • Spent most of a week alone with Tara; went much better than expected
  • Tried out fasting for the first time ever (three days! Will do it again!)
  • Got myself a Ukulele (inspired by Hawaii; now to see if I actually end up using it)
  • First ever 10K, and the first run longer than a 5K since my leg injury (went to the “Trailblazer” run at Shoreline; it’s near enough that it’s worth making into an annual thing)

Watched/read:

  • Finally finished (over two-and-a-half years!) all 19 seasons of Midsomer Murders
  • Watched Myths and Monsters on Netflix (meh)
  • Read Go in practice (nice tips)

General interesting links: August 2018

 

Five hundred meters across, with four-and-a-half thousand active panels.

 

Last month’s bunch of interesting links:

Monthly recap (August 2018)

 

A tower of Tegu blocks 🙂

 

Major updates:

  • Mostly a lot of Tara-related milestones 🙂
  • I quit coffee for a month! (and then went back …)

Minor updates:

  • Tara got a new bike
  • First board game with Tara
  • A day at Happy Hollow with Tara
  • Couple of birthday parties for Tara’s pre-school friends
  • Got a new set of adjustable dumbbells, moved from Bowflex to Powerblock

Watched/read:

  • Being Geek
  • Phantom Terror
  • Alexander’s Lost World

General interesting links: July 2018

Last month’s bunch of random stuff:

Though Predatorenjoys a warm reception from science fiction and horror fans, many don’t give it due credit for its tact and intelligence. What begins as an action film slowly morphs into one of the most effective and unsettling horror movies ever made. Predator meticulously picks apart genre expectations, destroying the ’80s action hero archetype and creating a villain that to this day outshines the film’s leading man.

Some of the more pessimistic commentators at the time of the credit crunch, myself included, said that the aftermath of the crash would dominate our economic and political lives for at least ten years. What I wasn’t expecting – what I don’t think anyone was expecting – was that ten years would go by quite so fast. At the start of 2008, Gordon Brown was prime minister of the United Kingdom, George W. Bush was president of the United States, and only politics wonks had ever heard of the junior senator from Illinois; Nicolas Sarkozy was president of France, Hu Jintao was general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Ken Livingstone was mayor of London, MySpace was the biggest social network, and the central bank interest rate in the UK was 5.5 per cent.

Monthly recap (July 2018)

A seal on a rock near the shore at Monterey

Major updates:

  • My parents were here for a couple of weeks, we had a mid-week trip to Monterey around 4th July, where we stayed near the beach. Good walks, good food, good fun.
  • Visited the Legion of Honor museum, hadn’t been there before
  • Bunch of eating nearby, but my mom got sick at the end and had to get operated when she went back home ☹️

Minor updates:

  • Swapped my Bowflex set for Powerblocks, liking it
  • Discovered Zazzle, made a T-shirt for myself and one for Tara
  • Bunch of cleanup/repairs need at home

Watched/read:

  • Re-watched The Death of Stalin with my parents (because it’s that good)
  • Watched about half of Moana with Tara and my parents (until she got scared and didn’t want to watch any more)
  • Watched Sacred Games and Thor:Ragnarok on Netflix
  • Read The Tinderbox Way (use the software on and off, incredibly powerful but a high learning curve)