Finished the audiobook of Scalzi’s latest book “The Consuming Fire” and enjoyed it a lot. I wished it would have been a bit longer, but I guess I just have to wait for the next installment of the series. 📚

Game night! Playing The Castles of Mad King Ludwig for the first time. This means that the greater part of the game-play is spent watching YouTube playthroughs to figure out how to actually play the game. It is fun, nonetheless.

Micro.blog adds Mastodon integration

Manton Reece in: Micro.blog + Mastodon

Micro.blog can now cross-post to a Mastodon user account, in the same way we cross-post to Twitter, Facebook, Medium, and LinkedIn. This takes a copy of your blog posts and sends them to a specified Mastodon account.

Your custom domain on Micro.blog can now be ActivityPub-compatible, so that you can follow and reply to Mastodon users directly on Micro.blog. 

This is really great news and thanks to Manton for setting this up. Currently I have an IFTTT thingy to import my posts from Mastodon into this blog (set to private at the moment) to make sure I have a backup, but this solution is certainly the better one.

Even though I don’t benefit from it at the moment (since I’m not hosted on Micro.blog at the moment) I think also adding the following via activity pub is a great addition. I recently read a primer on activity pub (can’t find the link now) and already then was thinking that that would be a great addition to any blogging platform.

By pure accident I discovered “The Wolverine – The Long Night” the other  night and by now I’m already a few episodes in, only disrupted by the apparent in-ability of my bluetooth headphones to charge properly. So far it’s a fun audio-drama and I’m looking forward to see how the story evolves. From all Marvel characters Wolverine is surely one of my favorites.

Stuff I watched during the last few weeks

The other week a nasty virus took me down and I had been on sick-leave for a couple of days. Since the kids were in kindergarten I had not much to do during the day, so I did the inevitable and checked out some movies and series on Netflix, something that I usually don’t have time to.

First off I started watching the third season of Daredevil. I watched the first two seasons quite a while ago, and it took a while before I started to remember what happened just previously. Anyway, I enjoyed the show and hated Fisk more than ever. But I guess that’s more or less the point.

I continued with some SciFi movies and liked Arrival a lot. It had somehow an interesting twist. Talking about interesting twist: Extinction had a nice one, otherwise the movie was a bit blah. And blah… How it Ends… I don’t know how I managed to watch it to the end. Maybe the title is a test.

A bit unusual I watched a bunch of horror movies. It is a very long time that I watched a real one. Since The Nun was recently in the movies, I watched both The Conjuring 1 and 2, which were both scary and entertaining. And while I was just at it, I also watched The Exorcist. I read the book earlier this year, but for some reason never came around to watch the movie. It’s a classic of course, but I do like the book better. Somehow I felt the movie was rushed.

Now that I’m back up and rather fit again, I guess the movie watching will end anyway, but next time I’m ill I will do some more catching up.

Finished the audiobook of John Scalzi’s “Agent To The Stars” as well as the actual book-book of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett last night. Will catch up with my podcast-backlog before committing to the next book(s). 📚