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February in a NutshellPosted on Wed, Mar 01 2023
- I just started to read The Garden Of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee which is the third book in the four-book series of Rama. It took me a while to get back on the series for a variety of reasons which is a shame, as I should have continued the series directly. While the first two books were mostly about the ominous spacecraft and rather slow paced, the third one seems to pick up some steam - at least that is my impression after the first 200-250 or so pages.
- Bryan Lunduke has a brief but nice write up of The True History of vi and in case you don't know his Tech Journal yet, you definitely have to check it out.
- As I mentioned in my last recap I have started to watch Andor and stopped around episode seven. Just recently I finished watching the show and I have to admit that this is probably the best material in years that came out of the Star Wars universe. It's gritty, mature and intriguing just from start to finish. Can't await to see season two once it's being released.
- Word Of Sin by The Abbey has been released in February, which I had pre ordered after listening to some of the upfront released singles. I'm still a bit torn what I should do with the album as a whole, as it is slightly repetitive at times. Don't get me wrong, I really like that apparent psychedelic rock origin in combination with the simple take on doom metal. It is a promising album, but it certainly doesn't escape the pitfalls of the genre, but I feel they should either diversify their style or tighten up their writing. Anyway, the leads and vocal harmonies provide ample evidence of the talent involved.
- The cautious eye might have noticed that the font face of the page has changed, in fact it is now the Red Hat sponsored Overpass font (sans-serif as well as monospace).
- February also means Fasnacht (or Fasching, Carnival) and let's be honest: I hate it. Nonetheless the one thing that did not show up in my equation when I moved to Lucerne was the fact that Lucerne is a frickin' hotspot for Fasnacht - and I also didn't notice last year as the party was called off. Boy, the whole city was in party mode and I don't mean only on one day or so. No the whole frickin' time.