Compared to July and August, September was a quiet month for movies watched round these parts. Mind you, two involved trips to the cinema as a paying punter, though one I regret spending those few euros on (see if you can guess which one).
On a related note to my last post, here’s Mishaal Al Gergawi’s digest of what he learned from reading modern history. (The thing he notes about people from a distance being less compromising rings true for me, as an Irish person who sees Irish-Americans venerate the Republican armed movement without ever having to face the consequences up close.) #link
Bill Wurtz covers the history of the entire world in under 20 minutes. [c/o Kottke.org] #video
ST Discovery e03 starts feeling like proper Trek for a fleeting few moments, then loses the plot (and rips off The Expanse’s aesthetic)#tweet
It’s my highest-profile writing project to date, and only happened because I decided I had nothing to lose by sending the pitch. I’m not exactly brimming with self-belief (the term ‘imposter syndrome’ was created for people like me) but this has been a big boost of confidence.
This brand of obsessiveness is nothing new, but the way the internet breaks down so many barriers — between online celebrities and their fans; between private data and, well, anyone who wants it bad enough — lends a far creepier edge than ever before. #link
All these warm spice things are great and all, but autumn is my second-least-favourite season#tweet
Lotta talk about coddle in my TL. Coddle is disgusting. What kind of monster boils a sausage?#tweet
Into the great wide open, Tom Petty#tweet
ALDI LEBKUCHEN KLAXON#tweet
More than 50 people murdered and hundreds injured by a gunman sniping from a 32nd-floor window but it’s not ‘terrorism’. Okay…#tweet
Another automatic transcription service (not that I’ve tried the others I’ve linked here yet) but this one’s based in DCU’s start-up incubator, where they’ve got some top notch machine learning talent. Also they charge, about €5.40 for an hour of audio, so the quality had better be good. #link
Some transparency about the Ireland account (which I've also muted for the week); welcome, and good to know https://t.co/PTZ5edBk3Q#tweet
Six weeks till Hallowe’en and they’re already at it with the fireworks, sigh#tweet