Remaking Harry Potter

Warner Bros. has announced a Harry Potter television series. Why make a Harry Potter television series? Why re-adapt the books? Besides WB wanting to make money with the IP, of course. I doubt I’ll watch it — I don’t have the former HBO Max, and don’t plan on having it in the future — butContinue reading “Remaking Harry Potter”

Opening Day

Opening Day! The happiest day of the year for a baseball fan! The day when everything is new! The day when everything feels possible! The Harrisburg Senators, AA team of the Washington Nationals, began their season last week on the road in Somerset, losing two of the three games in New Jersey, and today wasContinue reading “Opening Day”

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Saturday afternoon, I sat in the stands of York’s WellSpan Park and watched my first baseball game of the year. Penn State York annually hosts a game at the home of the York Revolution, and I decided a few weeks ago to go, weather permitting. The weather permitted — it was in the high sixtiesContinue reading “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

So Smart I’m Dumb

Let’s begin with this: Windows XP, running in a virtual machine on Linux Mint. Hell, I even configured the Quick Launch toolbar, and the single screenshot I have of my XP days shows I never used the Quick Launch toolbar. So, why do I have a Windows XP virtual machine running under Linux? Yesterday morning,Continue reading “So Smart I’m Dumb”

Office Space, Three Years On

Last week, Diamond entered the fourth year of work-from-home. I work out of the offices two or three days a week — it depends on the kind of work I’m doing and the projects I’m working on — and have, honestly, since the end of March 2020, but full time in the office, for mostContinue reading “Office Space, Three Years On”

Saving the Galaxy, One Quadrant and Sector at a Time

For a certain type Star Trek fan, this is the coolest thing ever — Emanuele Bolognesi has taken the original, classic 1970s quadrant-sector Super Star Trek computer game and melded it with the interface of Interplay’s Star Trek 25th-Anniversary, resulting in the perfect marriage of gameplay and aesthetics. I discovered it last night, through anContinue reading “Saving the Galaxy, One Quadrant and Sector at a Time”