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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Review: Death's End

Death's End by Liu Cixin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well...that was an interesting ending... It wasn't bad, but it did feel very nihilistic.  I suppose the opposite view might be a continuous renaissance, but still, it felt a bit bleak.  Overall throughout this series, I felt that we were witnessing the increasingly bad decisions of humanity. It was still
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Brain (re)gain

 Got this ad on facebook recently. Greece is trying to woo back Greeks living abroad with jobs that exist in Greece (😂LOL).  I ain't gonna lie.  I would be tempted to move if the right job came along, but I seriously doubt they can match salaries. Some video ads I've seen tend to focus on the way of life as a perk of being in Greece, but no one mentions how difficult it is to get
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Review: The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation

The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation by Trevor Owens My rating: 4 of 5 stars Caught up on reading this. It's been on the bottom of my pile during the semester. Not bad. A bit of a rehash of things I already knew (given my previous experience), but it provides some interesting information to fill in the blanks. View all my reviews
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Convocation day!

 While I technically received my degree last September, the actual convocation day for Athabasca is today for all graduates who completed their degrees between June 2021 and May 2022. The ceremony is virtual and I am curious to see how it will be implemented.  I am certainly taking notes for my own work ;-)AU sent us a care package with various festive items, some physical goods (cap, tassel,
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Review: The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin My rating: 5 of 5 stars A good follow-up to the three-body problem. Earth prepares for the invasion of the Trisolarans, but they are hampered by the Sophons - subatomic particles that are semi-AI. Our technological advancement can only go so far. There are a couple of different options that emerge, but ultimately what saves the day is a decommissioned
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MacPhone concept

I came across this old MacPhone concept.  I really do love these pieces of Retro Futurism because they remind me a bit of what inspired us to get to where we are now.  This reminds me a bit of Cisco VoIP phones that one might see these days in offices.
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