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๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Manton Reece - Announcing Micro.blog for teams

๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ“– I listened to 47% of The Terminal List by Jack Carr, narrated by Ray Porter

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽต Celebration Rock by Japandroids

My second brain.

I cannot remember exactly where I read this, it must have been recently but it was a blog post about blogging. How your blogs can be considered our second brain. And I had been thinking about this for the past few days. Some use Wikis for this I think, although for whatever reason, I have had a hard time wrapping my head around what or how a wiki should be or work. But that’s not here nor there.

Many of the things I post about in my blog-space, besides mumblings like this, are things I like, a small story or whatever is on my mind really. But there’s also a lot of posts about music (a song or album) I liked, movies I am watching, something I’m reading, a beer I tried or something I’m playing. I add categories to these, sometimes small posts, in case they need to be searchable later. Everything and anything of importance (to me) goes here, in my blog. For me to reference later and for others to maybe enjoy something new?

And it had happened where I am talking with someone about, I think it was about a specific beer and yes I could probably have used Untappd to search it but I tend to document my beers here more than on the app. Anyway I quickly searched in my blog and there it was and all the information relevant to me about that beer.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Still playing Streets of Rage 4 on the Nintendo Switch, I have probably beaten the game with at least every main character now. Good stuff!

It’s not easy being Siri

โ€” Annie (my wife) ๐Ÿ’ฌ

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Engineering:

Original footage used to animate the first Mortal Kombat video game ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿฟ Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpionโ€™s Revenge

Hop Valley Brewing Company Bubble Stash

Name: Bubble Stash
Style: American IPA
Brewer: Hop Valley Brewing Company - Oregon
ABV: 6.2
IBU:
Rating: 4/5
Notes: Not piney and not too bitter, perfect for a hot summer day.

Our brewers reached into their secret stash of Mosaic cyro hop resin to create a tropical dankness in this new age IPA. Take a hit of these bright sweet fruit notes in this easy drinkin bubbler. You won’t want to pass this one!

Just now I went to our local Albertsons, to pick some meat for our tacos, it’s taco Tuesday after all. And I couldnโ€™t help but to notice how packed the store was, and how many people were not wearing masks neither minding social distancing. Scary stuff and very concerning.

๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿ“– I’m listening to The Terminal List by Jack Carr, narrated by Ray Porter on my Audible app

corona-everything, stop it

โœจ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿšฝโœจ No matter how hard things get, maybe try to appreciate that we have the internet and toilets at the SAME TIME in this century.

โ€” Mr. rstevens in the Twitters ๐Ÿ’ฌ

๐ŸŽต Tunes Enema of the State by blink-182

last night I had a dream I had a black iPod 6th gen, so rad!

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and like a good American (I think I’m American) I will buy Coronas and celebrate something that has nothing to do with me.

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽต Bad Ideas by Tessa Violet

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, but there will always be someone who hates peaches.

โ€” Dita Von Teese ๐Ÿ’ฌ

A Marley in the wild?

Micro meetups and stuff. (Late micropost)

Something I liked this week Volume 26.

Remember side scrolling beat-‘em-up games? Like Streets of Rage 2 (probably the one I remember the most from this franchise) Double Dragon (I played this on the SEGA MASTER SYSTEM II, spent hours playing coop with my best friend) or one of my old time favorites Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade, SNES) or the Ninja Warriors? Oh and I cannot forget to mention SNES’s Batman Returns, this game was a lot of fun!

These type of games were my favorite genre growing-up, to me it was the Arcade era with some of them (Remember Arcades?). The games you would play with one of your friends side-by-side or just spend hours – and a lots of coins – playing by yourself.

Some of these I still play to this day, for example Ninja Warriors, this game got remade a few times and then finally brought to the Nintendo Switch last year, I think, as The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors. Thugh you can still get the original on the eShop, I much rather play this version.

This week though, finally, we got Streets of Rage 4 and oh boy I was excited to get my hands on this one. I purchased the game on the Nintendo Switch, my gaming console of choice these days and I am loving it. Is not a remake, it is a sequel, which I very much appreciate. It has all the cool elements that bring back all those memories from the previous iterations. The art is fantastic, it reminds me a little bit what they did with Street Fighter V with the cool art. The music is amazing on this game! If there’s something that makes these games awesome, is the music. As a matter of fact, I have been listening to the game’s soundtrack when I’m not playing it ๐Ÿ˜….

Streets of Rage 4 (Original Game Soundtrack) by Olivier Deriviere

Although the game has its own modern but awesome soundtrack, you can also switch to the classic retro style music while playing the game, super cool.

There’s not a whole lot to say about the gameplay itself, I mean it’s you walking around beating the crap about of thugs. Each character have their own special move which it reduces your life bar a little bit but if you punch a couple of bad guys right after you get what you lost back. If you don’t hit anybody or they hit you after performing the special attack then you’ll loose it. I think this is why I keep dying a lot, because I use those moves a lot ๐Ÿ˜…. They’re pretty cool though, it’s a shame no to use them.

The game isn’t too difficult, granted I am playing it on easy ๐Ÿ˜. I have been playing pretty much non-stop since I downloaded it and just finished it a few hours ago. And yet, I immediately started the game again, with a different character this time around. You can actually switch characters in the middle of your current game but I want to play the whole story one character at a time.

Again, I am having lots of fun with this game, worth every penny!

Stop Giving af!

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ–‹ Stop Giving af and Start Writing More

This was a very fun read. Much of the things mentioned here are exactly how I either consider my blog to be or/and, in some ways, how it should be…

For example, this entire section right here.

Fuck pagination.

Pagination is a garbage way to browse a site like that. The only thing pagination is really good for in a browser is saving slow servers from having to render 100s or thousands of items to the page.

[…]

Look, nobody was flipping through pages on your blog to find anything anyway, so it’s fine.

I have always worried about this aspect of my blog. Whether the theme I am using has pagination or not. Maybe I should careless about that aspect

Then this,

No More Analytics

While we are talking about toxic practices, analytics might get top billing.

“I’m using analytics to monitor what content performs well for my audience.”

๐Ÿคฎ

For me this is a shitty optimization. Instead I’d like to optimize for being useful and interesting to both you and myself.

A-fucking-men! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Playing music from my iPhone to the HomePod but I am getting the lyrics and all on the tv, though the Apple TV. I have no idea how I managed this. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ™ˆ

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽต Spirits by The Strumbellas

Spirits in my head and they wonโ€™t go

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ DF Retro EX - Streets of Rage 4: The DF Tech Review + Series Retrospective

This was very interesting to watch.

Whoa! Havenโ€™t had a good storm like this in forever. This is crazy for this area. Had to go outside and secure our gazebo and toys were flying everywhere! Itโ€™s Crazy-Town Banana-Pants out here! โ›ˆ

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