SAS Rogue Heroes - 3 out of 5 cups of tea
Yesterday we binged this show, it's only six episodes long. My mother-in-law had heard about it, and as she loves World War II media and had read the book it was based on. It's a production of the BBC, and it tells a fictionalized adaptation of the birth of the SAS during World War II.
Overall I enjoyed it, the music has a lot of classic rock, making it feel much more modern at times than a period history piece. It isn't must-watch TV, but it kept us engaged through the six episodes.
Rian Johnson breaks down the pier scene in Glass Onion
Not any real spoilers in this that I discovered, but I still think you should avoid it until you've seen the movie.
It isn't hard to find conversations bemoaning the shuttering of Google Reader. That single move dramatically shifted the landscape of the Internet. I use FreshRSS right now, and it honestly is fantastic at a lot of things. It's got some rough edges, but largely - I am quite happy with it.
So, then, why do I want Firefox Reader? I am imagining it as the vehicle which moves the needle for Firefox, returns RSS to a dominant tool for the Internet, and begins turning the tide of the landscape online again.
RSS is an open standard and is an incredible tool for conveying information across the Internet. Is it perfect? No. Is it great? Yes. The Internet is better for it being in prevalent use and will make the Internet better. And it makes it better for the exact reason many sites have begun removing it - it removes control from the website and puts it in the hands of the reader. They can consume the created content however, whenever, and wherever they want.
And that is what we need. That is the proper direction for the Internet.
That is why I want Mozilla and Firefox to do it. Mozilla, as a corporation, is positioned to financially benefit from pushing the Internet in the right direction and does not have overt motivations which interfere with this.
Twitter thread of photos and the cameras that took them
Amazing stuff. So many iconic photos, and somehow seeing what they were taken with adds something to them.
(By default, I am now linking to threads on Thread Reader App, rather than linking to the Twitter thread directly to avoid sending more traffic to Twitter than necessary.)
West Wing reminds me what a softy I am. So many episodes and scenes choke me up or outright make me cry.
This keyboard is trippy
It's a cool idea, but I'd hate to type on it.
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