I'm gonna say what I think of Star Trek #Picard when I watch the second episode. I enjoyed the teasing and the 44 minutes extended trailer that was the first episode :) . So glad to see Jean-luc though. My high hopes are still there.
Star wars spoilers.
I did not mind the rise of skywalker.
I could have done without the Ben/Rey kiss. When it happened I was reasoning on the fact that despite their attraction and connection they were more like brother and sister, Leia and Luke...so it was out of place.
I found the whole third trilogy uninspired and I failed to connect to most characters. But I didn't actively dislike it. I guess megamultimillion projects have to be like that to minimise risk. A bit sad.
It took me more than it should to disconnect from work after leaving for the holidays (kept connecting to work, answering questions on IM, killing one-last-ticket-so-I-have-a-fresh-start). And I was on call so I kept my brain on that for a while. Then I disconnected. Then I got a cold and I disconnected even more. Now I'm back in the office and I am tired and I don't really know what I am supposed to work on. #healthyworklifebalance #notreally
Read this Guardian piece.
It seems increasingly obvious to me that mainstream social media has failed us. It's being weaponized by propagandists in the same way Goebbels used the new medium of radio to manipulate the German populace. You could say the same thing for mainstream media like the 24-hour news channels.
Fleeing to the suburbs of Mastodon and small forums like twit.community seems like burying one's head in the sand, but what else can one do?
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