Like it says: odds & ends; I’ll try to post this once a week to track things I read, quick updates, thoughts, links, etc.
- One last beach day…
- Fall hasn’t quite arrived yet and we’ve still been getting days that’re unbearably hot and humid.
- LCD Soundsystem – Black Screen
- Recode: Why Ken Burns won’t leave PBS for HBO
“I’m at the dance with them that brung me and I think I’m leavin’ with them,” Burns said on the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka.
“Every single film I’ve made for public television has been my director’s cut.”
Onto my watch list. Thank you, commencement speaker!
Apple: Deep Learning for Siri’s Voice
Skip to the bottom and just listen to the audio samples and ithe improvements in each version.
The last set is almost on par with a generic audiobook narrator.
I’m still working through The Familiar Volume 2, and will then have to power through volume 3 to catch up there and start reading Volume 4 in October. And tacked on The Lost Weekend by for a book club.
Renaissance Person was awesome: how to eat clams & hula!
Princess came to visit!
and she slept a lot
- I was at the Haiku Guys & Gals’ book launch for 102 Haiku
This was neat. I’d seen the list once or twice over the past couple years, but I didn’t know it’d become legitimized and is now such a Thing™.
- TSN Original: Surfacing
Since his retirement in 2011 after a series of concussions, Paul Kariya has been a veritable ghost, keeping his distance from a game that he once ennobled with his gentlemanly play, his speed and his scoring touch. In November, Kariya will join former linemate Teemu Selanne when they are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, thrusting him once again into the spotlight. After a long – probably too long wait – Paul Kariya surfaces.
It’s tough to hear what Kariya went through, but I’m glad he’s speaking up about it. He was one of the few non-Penguins I liked as a kid.
I’m going to write about my favorite movie…
And I might start writing on an actual schedule