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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.

TV Entertainment 2022 | Year in Review

 TVTime, the app I use to track what I've watched on TV (and in various streaming services) gave me a "rewind" this year. I think some of my stats are a little skewed because I marked a lot of episodes watched in 2022 when I had really watched them in years prior, and I only really rated like 4% of the episodes that I watched.  Maybe in 2023 I'll rate things more consistently to see what
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Xbox gaming | Year in review

The final Year In Review 2022 is all about gaming, which for me means mostly xbox (if you exclude STO). I am actually a little surprised that I only played 7 games last year (completed 6, still working on AC: Valhalla - I am not sure what counts as "complete" on TrueAchievements). Perhaps I shouldn't be, most games were rather large games and based on my stats a lot of gameplay took place around periods
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Podcast | Year in review

 Well, it's January, so that means that various apps that you use, that collect various analytics for you (*cough* *cough*) have created some nifty year-in-reviews for you.I thought I'd kick it off this year with my Podcatcher app (PocketCast). I don't recall getting a year-in-review for this last year, so it was interesting to see it pop up.  Admittedly, I don't think I listened to as many
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Stargirl | Show wrap-up

 It seems like the DC television show universe is slowly being killed off at the CW. Most of the Arrowverse shows are cancelled, with the last one standing - the Flash - wrapping up in 2023 I think.  I was thinking that these shows could live on HBO Max, but even HBO Max is being gutted (or so it seems).  Anyway.  This three-season television show was kind of fun.  It follows
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Review: Star Trek: Borg

Star Trek: Borg by Hilary J. Bader My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the audio component of the FMV (full motion video) game Star Trek Borg which came out in 1996 (if I am not mistaken).  Basically, strip out all the little gameplay elements and what you have left is a nice little movie.  This is the audio component of that.  The video is available on
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Review: Gears of War: The Rise of Raam

Gears of War: The Rise of Raam by Kurtis J. Wiebe My rating: 3 of 5 stars This comic compilation was fine.  In the game, I don't recall really getting a ton of the backstory for the locusts given that the entirety of the story gets told from the human perspective. As such, I found it a little hard to care a ton about the story in this collection.  Interesting,
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Review: Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 2

Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 2 by Karen Traviss My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed both volumes of the Gears of War omnibuses.  The first omnibus bridges the gap between Gears of War 1 and 2, followingMarcus Fenix and Delta Squad in the battle against the Locusts! Find out what happened after the Lightmass Bombing and how the Locusts will react to this devastating
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Mirror Incursion Critical!

Woohoo!!! It took a while...but I finally got all of the Mirror Incursion Research DOFF (duty officer) missions completed with a critical rating! As a result, I got the nice little title of "Mirror Infiltrator" in Star Trek Online (and around 50,000 dilithium, which I don't have much use for at the moment).  This DOFF accolade had 10 missions to complete, and when I originally tried to play through
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Back on the Mac!

 Well, to be fair, I was never gone, but my "daily driver" for the past 3 years (during the early days of COVID) has been an aging Dell Optiplex 9010, which was a hand-me-down. When my work-issued Surface Pro 3 died an untimely death in 2017 (and wasn't replaced), I refurbished the Optiplex which I had saved in our equipment closet for just such an emergency occasion. The original use case was
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Review: Hellsing, Vol. 10

Hellsing, Vol. 10 by Kohta Hirano My rating: 3 of 5 stars Well... this was an anticlimactic ending. 🙄. I was first introduced to Hellsing in Anime form in 2001.  The original ending of having "Incognito" as the big bad made little sense, but then I read somewhere on the web that the manga was not complete at that point, so the animators needed to modify the
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