Some Quotes from Sister Outsider

This past week I have been reading Sister Outsider, a collection of Audre Lorde’s essays, papers and speeches. Every bit of writing in this collection is worth reading. Lorde’s writing remains applicable and useful to our current struggles and I found myself wishing that I had read her words earlier in my life. Better late than never I suppose.

While I was reading this book, I used my Kobo ebook reader’s annotation function to highlight and save a few choice quotes that I thought were particularly important.

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Introducing The Art of Sysadmin podcast

I am super excited to announce the launch of a solo podcast project I’ve been working on!

Introducing The Art of Sysadmin, a podcast where I talk about all things sysadmin from a more human perspective rather than a technical one.

The idea for this podcast was one I originally had around the end of 2022, it took me months to actually decide on what I wanted to talk about exactly and some more months to actually sit down and record the episodes.

The first episode is now available here. If you enjoyed it, please subscribe to it in your favourite podcast player and share it with a friend!

Media Diet – June 2023

This month there was a good variety of media. I started off the month with reading Laura Kate Dale’s book Who Hunts The Whale which is a satirical novel about the video games industry. It was quite effective at making me both laugh and cry.

I am also watching a dystopian sci-fi TV show called Silo. It took a few episodes for the show to really get going but when it eventually did, it got very interesting.

I watched another movie in the theatre, this time it was Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse. Quite possibly the best animated movie I’ve ever seen. It was a delightful experience from start to finish. Worth watching in a movie theatre if you can.

I watched an anime series, the first season of The Witch from Mercury. This show is a show set in a wholly new Mobile Suite Gundam universe disconnected from the rest of the franchise. It was a enjoyable watch even if in typical Gundam fashion it is a little heavy handed with its messaging in some places. It’s always cool to see mechs fight.

At the end of the month, I watched the first season of Star Trek Strange New Worlds. I see why people have been singing the praises of this show and I also enjoyed it. Between Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks there is a good variety of Trek TV out right now.

That’s all from me this month, see y’all next month!

Media Diet – May 2023

May started off a hot mess with me playing the thoroughly mediocre Redfall. Redfall just might be the worst game I’ve had the displeasure of actually playing in a long long time. But hey, at least I only had to pay for a month of Xbox Games Pass to play it and wasn’t one of those poor souls who bought the game full price.

It improved a bit from there, I watched the second season of The Legend of Vox Machina which I think was kind of “eh”. I am not entirely sure I’ll watch the third season whenever that comes out. Probably because I’ll forget about the show’s existence by the time the third season comes out.

I also watched a movie with some folks on a Discord server I’m on: The Menu (2022) which was a decent time. Made better by Anya Taylor-Joy’s presence. Whew lord.

The rest of the month has been devoured by me playing the newly released Zelda game, Tears of the Kingdom. The open world sicko in me is enjoying the open world aspect of the game. A lot of my criticisms of the previous game BOTW still apply to this game and in those ways, the game can still be annoying to play. A 7/10 game as JSS put it.

That’s all from me this month, see y’all next month!

Media Diet – April 2023

April was heavy on TV shows. I started off the month with a watch of Cyberpunk Edgerunners. Later in the month I also watched the first season of The Legend of Vox Machina and the first season of Reacher. This upcoming month I am planning on watching the second season of The Legend of Vox Machina.

I also finished Resident Evil 4 Remake, the first Resident Evil game that I’ve played and I enjoyed it greatly. This upcoming month I plan on playing the Resident Evil 2 remake and if I make quick work of that, the remake for 3 as well.

As far as music go, this month was dominated by the luxury lifestyle raps of Larry June and his latest album The Greatest Escape. Larry isn’t the most interesting or technically proficient rapper but he has a particular niche cornered and he is very good at that.

In May I also want to do a bit more reading of books, there are a couple books sitting in my queue collecting dust (metaphorically speaking, they are ebooks).

See y’all next month!