This makes thirty weekly posts. It’s also the most posts I’ve made in one year since 2016. I feel like that should mean more to me than it does at the moment. I’m still proud of myself for maintaining this streak though.
I stayed up late Tuesday night to watch the Artemis launch and was happy to see it get off successfully. I kind of felt let down by the NASA stream though, having been spoiled by all the onscreen graphics SpaceX provides. Someone on Mastodon said it had a very corporate presentation feel to it.
I’m getting more comfortable with Mastodon. Many (most?) of my posts on either Twitter or Mastodon get crossposted to the other platform for now, though I do keep some content unique to either site. I learned about the Advanced Web Interface this week, which, when combined with Slow Mode, made things a little more like Tweetdeck/Hootsuite. You get a multi-column view with your Home Feed (just the people you follow), Notifications, and a third column that can be your Local feed (just people on your server) or the Federated timeline, which is everyone on every Mastodon instance. That’s a big danged firehose, so I keep mine set to the Local feed. I expect that in the not-too-distant future, there will be apps like Hootsuite that cater to Mastodon. Lists already exist, so having the ability to put a List in a column would be awesome.
The Game is upon us. Michigan and tO$U will face each other next Saturday in Columbus. Michigan will try to win back-to-back games for the first time since 1999-2000. The winner goes to the College Football Playoff with an undefeated record. I’ll get back to The Game one of these years. Middle Son has a goal to take me to that game.
Number Three Son arrives Sunday for his Thanksgiving visit. It’ll be good to have him home for a while.
I’ve not written anything for Ghost in several weeks for some reason. I hit that one breakthrough a while back, but I haven’t done anything with it for some reason. The story is just kind of languishing at 45k words. I’ve done that before, with Walls, though the problem with Walls is that I outwrote my original goal for the story. It was supposed to be a very short novella (or a very long short story), and I rocketed past my intended word count. I think I need to work on my focus.
I’ve done a couple more entries toward Storyworth recently, but I’m still very far behind. I think they hold the stories for a long time though. I hope so.
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