tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-46426423837359301112023-01-29T18:55:08.181-05:00Club AdmiraltyA blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.comBlogger3331125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-83862216147163594502023-01-10T10:59:00.001-05:002023-01-10T10:59:00.205-05:00Swarm | Year in Review One last Year in Review came in, this one from Swarm, formerly known as FourSquare.I don't know who is still using Location-Based check-ins these days. I do get a kick from seeing the random "this is a place you visited 10 years ago" pop-ups every so often.  I am surprised that even though I didn't travel any great distance, I still managed to find over 60 new places to visit locally. Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-27024162624972600232023-01-09T13:24:00.001-05:002023-01-09T13:24:00.201-05:00A/UX 2.0 Demonstration I came across this demo via reddit recently.  Before Apple bought NeXT to bring us OS X, Apple had A/UX (Apple Unix) which ran on classic macs (I think before System 7).  In my early days on the Internet I came across A/UX 3.0 installation discs (which I am pretty sure I've backed up somewhere).  I wonder if I can get a Basilisk instance of this running...Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-90176684973941391432023-01-08T10:49:00.003-05:002023-01-08T10:49:00.197-05:00TV Entertainment 2022 | Year in Review TVTime, the app I use to track what I've watched on TV (and in various streaming services) gave me a "rewind" this year. I think some of my stats are a little skewed because I marked a lot of episodes watched in 2022 when I had really watched them in years prior, and I only really rated like 4% of the episodes that I watched.  Maybe in 2023 I'll rate things more consistently to see what comes Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-75468275077901061422023-01-07T13:18:00.001-05:002023-01-07T13:18:00.204-05:002022's Twitter Circle While this isn't quite a "year in review," it's interesting to grab a snapshot of various Twitter interactions this time of year and do a year-to-year comparison (usernames for this year at the end of the post). I am not sure what time period the Twitter Circle application is sampling to generate this, but I do wonder how much the migration to mastodon-based services has impacted this year's Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-28764057883377677882023-01-06T13:17:00.000-05:002023-01-06T13:17:00.201-05:00Xbox gaming | Year in reviewThe final Year In Review 2022 is all about gaming, which for me means mostly xbox (if you exclude STO). I am actually a little surprised that I only played 7 games last year (completed 6, still working on AC: Valhalla - I am not sure what counts as "complete" on TrueAchievements). Perhaps I shouldn't be, most games were rather large games and based on my stats a lot of gameplay took place around Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-43771026152898977442023-01-05T13:18:00.000-05:002023-01-05T13:18:00.209-05:00Books | Year in ReviewWhat I missed in Podcasts in my Year In Review, I think I made up in Audiobooks and Comic Books! My goal was to read 20 books (admittedly a low goal...) and I ended up reading 255 books, audiobooks, and comic books in 2022. I think the headline here is that, yet again, audiobooks save the day.  I listened to a number of books that I normally would not have read on paper because I was able to findΟ Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-68462125899937833462023-01-04T13:22:00.010-05:002023-01-04T13:22:00.204-05:00Untappd |Year in Beer 2022Now, for something a bit different.  Beer!  In 2022 I started drinking beer again.  In 2021 I decided to stop drinking beer for a year (with a few exceptions, like if I went out with family and had a drink with a meal - something unlikely due to COVID). It's interesting to compare stats from 2020 ('regular beer drinking') to post-beer-pause.  While my own drinking habits rebounded, it wasn't to Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-54865232506009173672023-01-03T13:11:00.001-05:002023-01-03T13:11:00.206-05:00Reddit | Year in reviewAnother Year In Review based on the data exhaust of my social presence on the web.  This one from the popular site Reddit.  I guess Banana Units is this year's popular measure (again), and I scrolled enough to go to the mood over 1 time 😂.I guess in 2022 I decided to dress up my Snoovatar and make it a little less generic.  The clothing pictured is what I got for free during Halloween. My top Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-81938890631936922592023-01-02T12:59:00.001-05:002023-01-02T12:59:00.195-05:00Podcast | Year in review Well, it's January, so that means that various apps that you use, that collect various analytics for you (*cough* *cough*) have created some nifty year-in-reviews for you.I thought I'd kick it off this year with my Podcatcher app (PocketCast). I don't recall getting a year-in-review for this last year, so it was interesting to see it pop up.  Admittedly, I don't think I listened to as many Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-52822110216576367312023-01-01T12:58:00.005-05:002023-01-01T12:58:44.885-05:00Καλή χρονιά!🎼Πάει ο παλιός ο χρόνος ας γιορτάσουμε παιδιά🎶🎵και του χωρισμού ο πόνος ας κοιμάται στην καρδιά🎵🎶Καλή χρονιά χρόνια πολλά καλή χρονιά🎵χρόνια πολλά Χαρούμενη, χρυσή Πρωτοχρονιά !Να που ήρθε και το 2023! Για να δούμε...θα παραμήνει απροσκλητος μουσαφίρης ο κωρονοϊός, η θα πάει και αυτός σπίτι του τελικά;Φέτος και πάλι ξέχασα να πάω να πάρω μια βασιλόπητα, αλλά με τα τόσα γλυκά που είχαμε για Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-17551101303052685372022-12-19T10:06:00.002-05:002023-01-01T13:24:10.169-05:00Stargirl | Show wrap-up It seems like the DC television show universe is slowly being killed off at the CW. Most of the Arrowverse shows are cancelled, with the last one standing - the Flash - wrapping up in 2023 I think.  I was thinking that these shows could live on HBO Max, but even HBO Max is being gutted (or so it seems).  Anyway.  This three-season television show was kind of fun.  It follows a bunch of high Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-77436826565945399112022-12-18T10:03:00.001-05:002022-12-18T10:03:00.207-05:00MacOS CoplandA blast from the past!  I remember reading the Mac magazines (MacWorld, MacUser, and MacAddict) back in 1996 and waiting eagerly the next incarnation of MacOS. While many of the ideas from this went into the actual MacOS 8, Copland never made it out of the lab.  You can find installation discs for this on the web today in various repositories which is great, but I am wondering how one goes about Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-64096636918755144872022-12-16T13:00:00.001-05:002022-12-16T13:00:00.196-05:00Review: Education for Critical Consciousness Education for Critical Consciousness by Paulo Freire My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a rather short book, as is the case with most of Paolo Freire's books, but it packed a rather big punch.  I listened to this on the way to and from work as an audiobook, but I think that this kind of book is probably consumed a bit more slowly, maybe with the addition of aΟ Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-22626847961866092252022-12-13T09:51:00.002-05:002022-12-13T09:51:13.936-05:00Time for holiday parties! It's time for the annual holiday party at work. I did not see any invitations to submit entries for the gingerbread house competition (something that was done before the pandemic), so I suspect no gingerbread houses this year.  Maybe next year ;-)Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-8133770733364394182022-12-09T09:59:00.001-05:002022-12-09T09:59:00.204-05:00Review: Star Trek: Borg Star Trek: Borg by Hilary J. Bader My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the audio component of the FMV (full motion video) game Star Trek Borg which came out in 1996 (if I am not mistaken).  Basically, strip out all the little gameplay elements and what you have left is a nice little movie.  This is the audio component of that.  The video is available on YouTubeΟ Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-59625824501490822162022-12-06T12:03:00.011-05:002022-12-06T12:03:00.233-05:00Review: Gears of War: The Rise of Raam Gears of War: The Rise of Raam by Kurtis J. Wiebe My rating: 3 of 5 stars This comic compilation was fine.  In the game, I don't recall really getting a ton of the backstory for the locusts given that the entirety of the story gets told from the human perspective. As such, I found it a little hard to care a ton about the story in this collection.  Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-42083637306040092322022-12-04T11:58:00.011-05:002022-12-04T11:58:00.187-05:00Review: Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 2 Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 2 by Karen Traviss My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed both volumes of the Gears of War omnibuses.  The first omnibus bridges the gap between Gears of War 1 and 2, followingMarcus Fenix and Delta Squad in the battle against the Locusts! Find out what happened after the Lightmass Bombing and how the Locusts will react to this Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-8426325059602981092022-12-02T07:00:00.001-05:002022-12-02T07:00:00.178-05:00Review: iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It by Steve Wozniak My rating: 5 of 5 stars I rather enjoyed this book. Not knowing a lot about Woz, it was fun to discover a seemingly curious down-to-earth maker and tinkerer.  The practical jokester side did surprise me a bit. I would have liked toΟ Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-89022071929039854792022-12-01T11:05:00.001-05:002022-12-02T11:07:17.238-05:00Καλό μήνα!'Αντε, καλό μας μήνα και σύντομα καλές διακοπές!  Το χρειαζόμαστε λίγο αυτό το winter break για να ασχολιθούμε λίγο και με το Assassin's Creed Valhalla 😂Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-71864648493235300222022-11-18T06:00:00.001-05:002022-11-18T06:00:00.197-05:00A bit of a twitter troll I was logging into the web-client for Tumblr recently when I saw this funny troll for Twitter's (short-lived?) blue tick program 😂Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-36234463493621669112022-11-17T08:00:00.001-05:002022-11-17T08:00:05.476-05:00Review: The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy by Brian Klaas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, we all knew that Donald Drumph was a huge piece of 💩, but every book that examines his pre-presidency and presidency just adds confirmatory evidence. It blows my mind that he's just announced that  he's interested in running for the 2024 presidential Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-41858717637531400672022-11-15T06:00:00.001-05:002022-11-15T06:00:00.182-05:00Review: The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It by Jamie Bartlett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I came across this book recently, which apparently is based on a BBC podcast.  I don't know how I missed it originally, but I guess it's expected since I have treated anything blockchain, crypto, and NFT-related to be one giant scam.Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-72145156209700374172022-11-13T11:07:00.001-05:002022-11-13T12:47:57.962-05:00Some initial thoughts on Mastodon...Like any good techie, I've been playing with Mastodon these past couple of weeks, now that Melon Husk has purchased Twitter.  Having a space on another microblogging platform isn't a bad idea, in case you want to pull the ripcord on the parachute if and when Twitter goes down in flames.  I tried Mastodon back in 2016 (or was it 2017?) when it was new, and I ended up deleting my account.  Twitter Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-3790287310984519892022-11-10T06:00:00.001-05:002022-11-10T06:00:00.182-05:00Review: The Plot to Hack America: How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election The Plot to Hack America: How Putin's Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election by Malcolm W. Nance My rating: 4 of 5 stars Enlightening investigative piece.  It tied a few things that were happening in the background that seemed separate, but where not. I was kind of hoping that the timeline of the book proceeded past the election of 2016, Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4642642383735930111.post-68025659730007622112022-11-07T06:00:00.010-05:002022-11-07T06:00:00.172-05:00Review: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am not always a fan of Cal's writing, but after a friend recommended this (Brian?), I decided to pick it up. It's a quick read (comparative to other books anyway) and it's filled with good advice (some of which I stumbled upon through my own social media Ο Φοβερόςhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11271799697272705417noreply@blogger.com0