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I have the birdsite open (after a year or longer) just to follow the baseball game live (as some nice accounts are not on the Fediverse).

X's user web interface is just awful... it simply does not show new posts automatically on the timeline, I need to refresh the page. What the heck...?!

Long live the Fediverse and Mastodon.

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@scribbbleanime I gotta catch up with this week's episode.

Thank you for all the boosts!

@vincent Interesting challenge, then. Instagram doesn't want to make it easy for us ๐Ÿ˜

@ayo Yep, I'm happy to federate with more people but don't want to have to cross-post ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

@ayo but why? :blobcatthinking:

Are you missing interaction on Mastodon? Want more reach for your content?

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Wind Breaker 1x5

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Finally got to see Suou fight, he was toying with the opponent.

I was about to say "too much dialog" but they fixed it with some better animated scenes towards the end.

@yaoifest I have watched the 1st season of the anime

I haven't watched the 2nd because there's a big skip on the story.

First season was good. I recommend both, reading the manga seems like the 1st season is quite loyal to the source material.

@yellowjitsch It's not groundbreaking by any means.

I think it just has all the ingredients to make it enjoyable. The animation is very nice, with modern art, and hero-type characters (protecting the neighborhood)... but not much more.

@ayo Feels like the public roadmap is for one not clear enough and sometimes not well prioritized.

Working on quote posts rather than these critical DDoS issues, or moderation tools seems wrong to me.

@pawelgrzybek Bring back leaving comments on sites/blogs. For me it's one of the drivers of posting also, the great interactions, the different points of view.

Getting boosts or shares is nice, but comments is where it's at.

@ayo I mean if you serve all your assets and HTML via CDN, you shouldn't notice server load ๐Ÿคท

@ayo I also love how you shared their link on Mastodon, of the post "please don't share us on Mastodon" ๐Ÿ˜‚

@ayo The price of getting popular. Drop more resources into the infrastructure, cache better, etc ๐Ÿ˜‰

@weebdeluxe just learning about more and more retro portable consoles, I didn't know about the Miyoo Mini plus. Looks very similar to the ANBERNIC.

Looks awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰

@waffles is that monthly?

Decent bills ๐Ÿ’ธ

Thankfully for my single-user instance, the costs are non-existent as I reuse the VPS I already had.

Any reliable service to follow birdsite (X) accounts from the Fediverse?

I've tried bird.makeup and sportsbots.xyz but doesn't seem to work well for all accounts, just some.

I baseball content on the Fediverse.

EDIT: the more I read about this the more complicated seems to be. X has been killing ways to acccess the content from the outside.

As a Frontend Developer there are days (when tasks are trivial) I think:

"They are paying me to do this?"

Other days, like today:

"They don't pay me enough to deal with this"

So I guess it's a matter of balance ๐Ÿ˜

@scribbbleanime What I saw is that I only have the character slots that come original, less than 5 or something

Wanted to buy more but it's was an insane amount of gems just to get character slots. What? ๐Ÿ˜‚

@scribbbleanime The mounts I got, very cool addition. The rest of the stuff you said doesn't ring a bell. I wasn't very hardcore player.

@scribbbleanime I played both, it has been years since I played GW2 but wanted to get back into it. I read they are working on GW3. GW2 feels very old in 2024.

Give the series a try! ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ†• Manga Review

The Promised Neverland - Volume 1

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I liked it way more than I thought I would. After watching the first season of the anime I was intrigued, I wanted to know more! So I bought the full manga set box edition ๐Ÿ’ฐ the 20 volumes in one go neatly tucked into a portable box (with extra material and whatnot)...

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/the-

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Kyuujitsu no Warumono-san 1x1

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This series reminds me of Gokushufudou. The main character is, of course, not what you would expect from a demon who wants to annihilate humankind ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Recommended by @myska

Fun first episode, I shall watch more.

@myska Interesting! I feel we have too many "regular" anime with the classic main character getting stronger and whatnot. I don't want Solo Leveling to be that. I want to see something different, that's why I mentioned the "removal" of characters. Something we don't see in every anime.

Jujutsu Kaisen has very polarized reviews, even if some don't like it I think we can both agree the author is quite brave story-wise.

Thank you for the healthy conversation!

@sophie It's so sad ๐Ÿ˜ข I thought Mastodon or better said, the Fediverse, was way more mature (compared to the bird site and other social networks).

Luckily for me, the interactions I've had so far here have been (compared to ther places) all much more interesting and polite. Even when we disagree.

re: ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Kaiju No. 8 1x3

@scribbbleanime Argh! I get what you're saying but they teased how he can just transform his hands. I was really hoping he could like transform just his feet and run faster. Or just the leg, to heal the broken bones.

Maybe this is coming, not sure.

@myska Certainly! It's going to take me a while to finish the 20 volumes ๐ŸŒ

Don't think I've forgotten about the reviews I have pending: Sousou no Frieren, Haikyuu movie and Solo Levelling

I'm doing at least 2 this week ๐Ÿค“ ๐Ÿ“

@robustjumprope I took me a while but I could convince my parents and brother to switch to Signal for our communication.

Sadly they are the only ones using it, all my other contacts are on WhatsApp.

It's an ongoing battle...

@myska Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Š Can't wait to catch up where the season 1 of the anime ended.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Kaiju No. 8 1x3

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Quite a disappointing episode. I kept waiting and hoping he would use somewhat his new power. He didn't. It was boring. We already knew he was not fit for this, he failed multiple times before, and now he's even older.

It was not even funny but sad to see him fail so miserably.

The new woman character is also very annoying.

His childhood friend is not impressed, neither are we.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Wind Breaker 1x4

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Maybe a little slow paced?

I think we all want to see the fights. So less talking and more punching ๐Ÿ˜

The rival gang leader looks mentally unstable ๐Ÿ˜‚

Could very well be the Amazon delivery person is having a chill time at a coffee shop โ˜• โ˜€๏ธ

We will never know.

What we do know is that the package will probably come when I'm out for lunch ๐Ÿ˜‘

When Amazon package tracking says "4 stops away" and the dot on the map isn't moving at all for the last 30 minutes...

Why do you lie to me? :blobcat_sadlife:

@csacaness You're right!

sadly only 1 season :blobcat_sadlife:

I have been collecting the manga, I'm on volume 14, I like it a lot :blobcatheart:

@jerry Can we say Reddit also destroyed Reddit with its policies and bad leadership in the last years?

@macdonst it's good to hear because only physical games would be troublesome.

I'll add my email to the waiting list ๐Ÿ˜

@macdonst I just realized the Analog Pocket requires physical games. No emulation ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

How easy are these old games to find?

@ayo Interesting! Since you already self-host your Mastodon instance, seems a bit redundant ๐Ÿค”

@desdelsofa quina bona notรญcia! Una llร stima que la pelยทlรญcula sigui en realitat tant dolenta.

La vaig veure a Tokyo fa unes setmanes al cine i em va decebre moltรญssim.

@trashmuppet Maybe taking up a new hobby could help? Something you could do with other people?

I did start playing badminton a year ago (once a week) and it's a nice refreshing change of pace.

@macdonst Very nice! I remember playing Castlevania in the original Game Boy... I don't know how many years ago.

@macdonst The Analog Pocket looks very, very good but it's more than twice the price (and out of stock it seems ๐Ÿ˜)

What do you play on it?

@andreab Nice! Just played for 10 minutes, so far does everything I need ๐Ÿ˜

What games do you play in it, Andrea?

Look at this cute little thing ๐Ÿคฉ

It emulates a dozen consoles with hundreds of games (already included).

Will start by rocking some old Pokemon games :ablobcatbongo:

If you're interested, it's called: ANBERNIC RG35XX Plus.

Today is spend-all-your-savings-in-manga day ๐ŸŒน ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ“–

23rd of April, the only day of the year in which bookstores in Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ can offer you -10% off on all books ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Needless to say, I've burned my card with today ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต (Naruto, The Promised Neverland, Haikyuu, Sasaki to Minato, Tokyo Revengers, Blue Lock, Bakuman...) ๐Ÿ”ฅ

@Edent In the advanced view there's a hamburger icon on the top right above the compose textarea.

Or alternatively via the URL path: /deck/mutes

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Kaiju No. 8 1x2

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Pure gold. I love they maintain the high pace of the story.

When you thought this was like a horror/drama series, they hit you with pure comedy ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Who would've thought he'd pee through his nipples? ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Kaiju No. 8 1x1

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Definitely not what I was expecting. @scribbbleanime was right, it's funny!

Very solid episode, good pace, good animation, interesting characters and unexpected plot.

๐Ÿš„ Just bought a bullet train ticket cheaper than the price it said yesterday ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

This, in Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ is almost unheard of. Never happened to me before ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Today is a good day.

@chiasm I would have preferred to have a sunny day with blue sky, but wasn't meant to be this time.

I guess I should be greatful I could snap that at least ๐Ÿ˜…

Thank you, chiasm!

๐Ÿ• Had one of my favourite pizza in Barcelona tonight. NYC style, as the restaurant puts it ๐Ÿ˜

Pepperoni, jalapeรฑo, black olives and honey. It just works ๐Ÿคค

โšพ ๐Ÿงข Love to see drive one out for a 2-run bomb ๐Ÿ’ฅ

3 for 2 so far today. Not sure why but I root for this dude, I want him to succeed at the plate :blobcatheart:

Watching the :boston_redsox: live take on the

๐Ÿธ Finally back to badminton practice after so many weeks โค๏ธ

Not that I can complain as I was in Japan ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

I brought back a Yonex (Japanese badminton brand) sport t-shirt that has written "Japan" on the back ๐Ÿ‘•

So they all know... ๐Ÿ˜

re: ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Wind Breaker 1x2

@scribbbleanime The first interaction at the bar was gold. When mentioning the hair color: "Is it stress, right?" ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Wind Breaker 1x3

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Somewhat disappointed with the short fight between Sakura and Sugishita. It felt a little cheaply animated.

The rest of the episode was ok, Nirei getting a panic attack but all good ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Wind Breaker 1x2

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Feeling identified with Sakura! ๐Ÿ˜… The new character Nirei is too much ๐Ÿ˜‚

Very loyal to the manga so far, no fights in this one. Let's see how they animate the following episodes.

@shadow Catalan is a language ๐Ÿ˜

I did read the ending of the series, somewhat diagonally when it aired. I recognize this is one of the top stories in these past years. Might be worth exploring more slowly through the manga.

This collectors edition looks very well done, I might pull the trigger soon.

Thank you for the recommendation!

๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต There's a new Catalan collectors edition of

๐Ÿ˜ฎ Looks really good. I do not own any manga

:blobfoxthinkanime: Should I consider buying it?

โŒ I never finished the anime, but I liked a lot the first part of the story.

Your thoughts?

โšพ ๐Ÿงข Watching the :boston_redsox: take on the live! ๐ŸŸ๏ธ

Can we please have all the games play in this time? It's just perfect for Barcelona (7PM :blobcataww:)

โšพ ๐Ÿงข What an impressive performance by Tanner Houck last night :boston_redsox:

I don't recall the last time I saw a game where a pitcher threw it completely. So, cool!

โšพ ๐Ÿงข Gets me a smile when the catcher not only helps the pitchers during the game but goes deep with a home run to take the lead. Way to go, Connor Wong.

Watching, after the fact, in a second monitor the game from last night :boston_redsox:

@anianimalsmoe @itaakesama People say "student life is the best".

I much rather prefer to work, have no homework when the ring bells and a paycheck at the end of the month ๐Ÿ˜…

@itaakesama I never did these when I was studying back then.

Do they usually work out, or are they always 15 min? ๐Ÿ˜

@Edent Totally! I never had the chance to try Google Glass but I thought it was groundbreaking.

Looking forward how this tech evolves in different hands.

Jet lag is still hitting me, after being 3 weeks in Japan โ›ฉ๏ธ

Yesterday woke up at 4AM, today 5AM ๐Ÿ˜ช

I might need two more days to go back to Barcelona's timezone ๐Ÿ˜ โฐ

โœˆ๏ธ It's interesting how easy it is to fallback to home time (flying West). When I fly East to Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต or South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท it takes me way longer and hits me way harder ๐Ÿค”

@bamboombibbitybop Right! More if you hate what you're doing. I would also quit even if that means taking a pay cut in the next job.

Good luck ๐Ÿคž

@waffles Thanks, doesn't seem has an easy way to browse through them. Like swipping horizontally.

Elk seems more focused on Home timeline.

โšพ ๐Ÿงข Should have walked Tyler O'Neill ๐Ÿ’ฅ :boston_redsox:

Such a nice addition to the line-up this dude.

EDIT: Should've walked Casas too ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

โšพ ๐Ÿงข Watching live the :boston_redsox: take on the at Fenway Park.

I like this time for games, which in Barcelona is just 7PM, perfect Sunday evening! ๐ŸŸ๏ธ

@waffles How does Elk handle lists?

On Desktop I use the out of the box advanced view with 10 columns.

Currently have the same view on Mobile but wondering if there's something better out there.

@myska Thank you! There were some cold rainy days that were harder to enjoy, but I'm glad I took the trip! ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

๐Ÿ“ Barcelona

Made it back home. 14-hour flight from Seoul was very long.

Happy to be back. Family, friends, and my cat ๐Ÿ˜บ

๐Ÿ“ Seoul, South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

Good morning! Watching the for a few innings before going to the airport

I fly to Barcelona in a few hours and the ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต comes to an end.

๐Ÿ“ Seoul, South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

My friends took me to a Chinese restaurant ๐Ÿ˜‚ ... in Seoul... These dudes... ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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๐Ÿ“ Seoul, South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

I missed this city! Too bad I'm just staying for the night.

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๐Ÿ“ Incheon International Airport, South Korea

The fastest immigration process I've ever seen. No queue, got through in 3 minutes or less.

Going to the city now ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

๐Ÿ—ผ Last morning in Tokyo, going to the airport soon โœˆ๏ธ

Next stop Seoul, South Korea. Will have dinner, sleep and fly to Barcelona tomorrow ๐Ÿงณ

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During this ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต trip the hotel's internet speed has not been great overall.

I think there was just one hotel in which was decent enough to stream video fast and with high quality, the rest have been awful ๐ŸŒ

Has not been easy watching the :boston_redsox:

I miss my home's fiber connection ๐Ÿ˜

@waxy Isn't there a way to simply copy and paste a generated robots.txt ? ๐Ÿ˜•

@chiasm Don't blame the player ๐Ÿ˜‚

This could have been a closed story in one season but since it has been liked so much, pretty sure they'll do another one. I just hope they don't stretch it unnecessary.

Reading this it seems the anime stopped at volume 8 (out of 12) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

I might start the manga to know more ๐Ÿค”

@chiasm I could tell it's a very different show, very deep. But it left me wanting so much more, I really thought we would get to the final destination in this first season.

๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต "Frieren: Beyond Journey's End" feels very overrated.

I just finished the season and where are the rest of the episodes? ๐Ÿ˜… Like, how come it ends like this?

I need to write a longer review, might wait until I'm back from Japan, though.

๐Ÿ“ Tokyo, Japan

Raining in Tokyo right now ๐Ÿฅฒ

Going to Hakone this morning โ™จ๏ธ

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๐Ÿ“ Ueno Station, Tokyo, Japan

Had to wait for 4 trains, rush hour!

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Something I'll miss from Japan is the convenience stores ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

They are... well... very convenient. Plus, they're everywhere ๐Ÿช

We do have some similar stores in Barcelona but 24 hours just a handful. With the extra pain that usually are more expensive than a regular supermarket ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Do you have these in your area?

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โšพ ๐Ÿงข Watching the :boston_redsox: take on the live ๐Ÿ“บ

Game time works nicely here with Japan Standard Time ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

4 runs for the Red Sox, love it see it ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Doing the laundry, I should be set until I fly back home by the end of next week.

Machines in the hotel, rather cheap. I appreciate it.

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๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Wind Breaker 1x1

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As a manga reader I thought the first episode was very well animated. The rock-style music (Red Hot Chili Peppers much?) was very well placed in the fight scenes.

Voice acting was interesting and seems 100% loyal to the manga.

Your thoughts?

@scribbbleanime yeah I have been pushing it down the list but it got recommended to me again so I had to give it a go.

I'm on episode 14 and I don't know it justifies de 9/10 on MAL. It's good but not that good.

I have been watching while on the train here in Japan and I have such mixed feelings.

I'm on episode 7 and on one side I despise the main character who has zero empathy for her old party and what it meant to spend 10 years together, every day.

I get that time is relative but...

I'm also sad Himmel isn't there anymore, I would like to see a spin-off of their journey ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ“Kyoto

The train station was absolutely packed. I don't remember being like this last year. I assume last year borders just reopened and we had less of us around here.

Will eat something and go downtown. Hopefully less crowded? ๐Ÿฅฒ

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I thought I might get to see Mount Fuji from the bullet train ๐Ÿ—ป even if I couldn't get window seat. But it's so gray and cloudy you can't see very far.

Ye another fail to see the mountain.

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๐Ÿ“ Tokyo

Made it, now jumping into the next bullet train to Kyoto โ›ฉ๏ธ

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@ayo Such a coincidence I just arrived at my hotel (Fukushima) and a woman was playing at it while stepping into the elevator.

I could never be hooked to it. Back when it started the combat mechanic was so bad. Not sure if that has changed.

๐Ÿ“ Fukushima

I was sitting the bullet train this morning at 7AM ready to go to Sendai, wanted to see the fish market (auction) but the shinkansen line was stopped โŒ

Trains did not go in or out of Fukushima ๐Ÿš…

Waited for an hour in the train and then left to explore the city ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ

As I was exiting the station TV crews were preparing for broadcast ๐Ÿ“ก

This is my 4th trip to Japan and I've already had several train delays cancellations. Never seen before ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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@mdmrn I am collecting the printed Catalan translation, I'm on 9/45 and they release one every 2 months... It will take me a while ๐Ÿฅฒ

๐Ÿ“ Naruko Onsen

Public hand bath, hot ๐Ÿฅต โ™จ๏ธ

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@myska I'm 100% with you, I don't like when the studios (for the sake of money 99% convinced) make up stuff to they keep releasing anime while the manga doesn't have enough to go on.

Both Jujutsu Kaisen and The Promised Neverland mangas I will get to in this 2024, promise ๐Ÿ˜‚

@myska Yeah I feel you.

It seems there is more manga material the (unsure if the anime skipped anything up to this point), I haven't caught up to the manga yet (another item on my infinite to-do).

@myska More like in terms of advancing the plot? The story? Or more on the animation?

@myska @scribbbleanime I have not watched the second one as I've been told they skipped content from the manga.

I plan to finish the manga first before watching it.

@myska The opinions are so polarized in this one, right?

Some either love it or hate it, there doesn't seem to be a middle ground.

@vascorsd the anime I think would be a bonus but usually the subtitles are done by professionals. No complain :blobcattea:

If your friends have spent years and can't read it still... More the reason to not to. Unless you dedicate lots of time daily/weekly? :blobcatnotlikethis:

@vascorsd it's a very valid question, thought the same thing.

I think it would take a huge effort though. It doesn't seem worth it just to read manga.

Manga is ridiculously cheap (around 2โ‚ฌ per regular volume)

If only I could read Japanese ๐Ÿ˜‚

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๐Ÿ“ Fukushima Station

You can have noodles standing up starting at 7AM

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Day 9 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Went to Yamagata, the trains where not working correctly today (if you can believe that from Japan) so it took me more time.

Started the day with rain but temperatures climbed and could finally take off my jacket for the first time this trip ๐Ÿ˜‚

Here are some pictures from today. I have more, I just need time to process them once I'm back:

โžก๏ธ quicoto.com/suben-las-temperat

๐Ÿ“ Fukushima

Doing some laundry tonight ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘•

Had to walk like 20 minutes to get to this 24h laundromat, but it's all good.

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๐Ÿ“ Fukushima

The ticket machine gave me a seat for a train that is not coming

Will board a different one

This should be fun.

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๐Ÿ“Koriyama

Where is the sun? ๐ŸŒž

Will go to Fukushima to drop off my luggage and then to Yamagata. It says it's sunny there. Small change of plans.

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Love the restaurants with touchscreens. English translated, photos of each item... Works great!

This in a Chinese (yes, I know...) restaurant near Mount Fuji ๐Ÿ—ป

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@myska bad :blobcat_sadlife:

Animation was bad, was not exciting, too much fan service and too many flashbacks. They screwed this one up.

Landed in Narita, Japan ๐Ÿ˜

Getting the paperwork ready for immigration.

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Next stop, Tokyo, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โœˆ๏ธ

Boarding soon from Incheon International Airport.

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๐Ÿฅถ 3โฐC at 6:25AM in Seoul, South Korea

Going to the airport...

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Landed! ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

After a very slow immigration process at Incheon Airport (1 hour), I made it to the express train into Seoul.

Going to the hotel and time for dinner.

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Next stop, Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทโœˆ๏ธ

Staying 1 night in the South Korean capital to meet friends and fight jet lag.

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โœˆ๏ธ 6 hours left until my flight to Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท (South Korea) departs and they've already notified me of a +15 min delay ๐Ÿ˜…

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@silver_huskey I have been picking up the manga (around volume currently)

I did not know the anime had original content not from the manga. Kind of disappointed. I hoped it would be loyal. I remember watching it years ago and enjoy it.

@scribbbleanime It sounds like Naruto, with it's horrible filler you must skip.

It's also hard to get into these old anime late. The art style is so out of date or the quality of the video itself, it's distracting :blobcatnotlikethis:

@bamboombibbitybop Yeah, when I was young I just knew the Catalan translation as it was broadcast on TV.

At some point in later years (teen?) I learned the proper way and started consuming only Japanese with subtitles. I've never gone back

@lonekorean It would be interesting if at some point both candidate and interviewer were using AI for the selection ๐Ÿ˜‚

Machines talking to each other.

You're hired.

๐Ÿ†• Frontend Coffee Break

โ˜• Episode 27: What is a FE Lead?

FE Manager, FE Lead... there are many names for what we think might be the same thing. We discuss what a FE Lead is accountable for. What to expect from a FE Lead? Types of leaderships. Join the conversation and tell us what's the your ideal type of FE Lead.

:youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=JBZ_wPGY7j

๐ŸŽง frontendcoffeebreak.transistor

@ayo ๐Ÿฅฒ I know, I hope the post didn't come across as bragging. I just feel so fortunate I can do these trips.

I noticed I'm a little grumpier than usual at work :blobcatglare:

I need vacations โœˆ๏ธ

Thankfully are coming soon... ๐Ÿ˜

@fox if only I was strong enough to set myself that rule :blobcat_sadlife:

@fox I hope you're not like me (you know, buying books while having a big fat to-read queue waiting for me at home) :blobcatgiggle:

๐Ÿ“บ Halo 2x4

โญ โญ โญ โญ โญ

They burned the season's budget on this one. Great action-packed episode.

Even if I dislike seeing the blond doctor again and losing the Admiral and the kick-ass Spartan...

When they said the suits were gone I felt such a letdown, I was hoping Master Chief and the Spartans would lead all suited up. Not yet, I guess.

@null Nice!

Looks just like a link to me using the Mastodon official web (advanced) interface.

@scribbbleanime the classic small dishes, dumplings, kimchi "omelette", bibimbap, spicy pork, and bulgogi.

Life is good when you can have tasty food :blobcataww:

@ComiCat Ostres! Per sort sembla que Amazon ja el tenia al magatzem. M'han pogut entregar el volum de Haikyu avui mateix.

@yaoifest I don't know about Tsurune, maybe not, nothing shows up on Amazon Spain :blobcat_sadlife:

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Getting some delivered today :ablobcatbongo:

Amazon Prime feels like Christmas all year-long ๐Ÿšš ๐Ÿ“ฆ

Will share a picture later ๐Ÿ“ธ

@yaoifest I haven't fallen into the light novel rabbit hole just yet.

I know comes from a light novel and I loved the anime (both seasons), but not sure just reading text would do it for me ๐Ÿค” I might have to give it a go if I can find an official translation available.

@yaoifest unsure where they made it available. No need to watch it.

I have not read the Manhwa, I've been told so far it's loyal to the original material?

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Ninja Kamui 1x4

โญ โญ โญ

I was not as impressed with this episode as I was with the previous ones.

We've got some backstory, which is nice.

The attempt at the infiltration was too good to be true. The dude flying across the air, jumping, evading lasers... Got caught because of a drop of sweat, meh.

@jensimmons It used to be somewhat useful before password managers to prevent typos. For years now it doesn't seem to make sense disabling pasting though, I never type passwords by hand anymore.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Sasaki to Miyano

(Volume 1)

โญ โญ โญ โญ

I was not expecting to review a BL manga but here we are. Iโ€™ve been just collecting mostly shonen so far. This manga came across my feed multiple times and decided to give it a go. I did read most of it online before I committed to buy the volumes.

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/sasa

@ayo Where is this hosted? If it's just client-side, why not GitHub Pages?

@scribbbleanime Halo was definitely a surprise. Not what I was expecting. Might not attract those who want just action. As this story explores less fighting and more about the Spartans and their brainwashing.

@scribbbleanime Yes, I have!

As you already know, it's way different than Blue Lock (that's not a bad thing). It was, in fact, the anime that made me start collecting the manga.

@Edent Just wanted to say, this is an awesome idea and so simple!

Here I am hosting a Mastodon instance ๐Ÿคช

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Solo Leveling 1x8

โญ โญ

Found this episode perhaps to be the weakest so far. We've got no fight and just talking.

It is obvious our main character will have to show off his skills (unintentionally) inside the dungeon and everybody will be speechless.

I thought I recognized the purple hair's voice actor (Haiykuu, My Hero Academia...) myanimelist.net/people/1764/Ko

@boostmarks @macdonst Funny you mention it, I did a re-watch of the anime (the good one, the one true to the manga) like 2-3 months ago.

Excellent anime too.

@macdonst Gotta say, Monster did not make it for me ๐Ÿ˜…

By the way, Naruto (not Boruto) is ended. Surely it's long (72 volumes) but at least we know what we get into ๐Ÿ’ฐ

I was not aware My Hero Academia was set to finish in 2026. I'm glad. I also prefer finished stories.

@macdonst Awesome, My Hero Academia is waiting for me on the shelf. Getting to it slowly. I'm way out of sync with the anime (where I'm up to date).

@macdonst Makes sense then, no blame.

I did enjoy the anime a lot thus started the manga.

Too bad it didn't deliver what I wanted ๐Ÿ˜ข

--

What are your currently watching?

@scribbbleanime Nice! I had Kaiju no.8 manga in my sights but was not brave enough to pull the trigger.

I guess I'll watch the anime first then ๐Ÿ˜

Thanks!

@lonekorean One of the things that makes me go back to WordPress is having a comment system out of the box.

How do you solve this with a static site generator? I've seen there are many solutions out there, don't feel straightforward.

@ayo This is awful, I refuse to believe you can't do the presentation and meetings remotely.

@jimniels A shame, really.

I think most of us FE developers will land on a page once a week while looking for solutions or just to check the Flexbox guide.

Not sure how much paid, but it seems they didn't get much in return.

๐Ÿ“บ Ninja Kamui 1x3

โญ โญ โญ โญ

Some world building, showing the main bad for-profit corporation (like Meta, Apple or Google).

The fight scene good but short.

@kev Nice!

Now I'm curious to know what's the technique applied to make it spam-free ๐Ÿ˜…

@scribbbleanime Same! ๐Ÿ˜†

Now that I see you here... have you started ?
Not sure if it's your cup of tea, but the animation is very good.

Looks promising, I haven't watched this week's episode.

@pawelgrzybek @jimniels So true!

I've gone so many times back and forth between creating my blog(s) with just files (Markdown ๐Ÿ’œ) vs using a CMS (). Always self-hosted, though.

Current state: some of my sites are WordPress, some are text files ๐Ÿ˜‚

@kev Wondering if a free tier for Akismet could be leverage to do check the comments for spam.

Captchas are awful and not super privacy friendly.

@null Thank you for sharing your experience, I wish they would just do ActivityPub and be done with the whole protocol drama.

I sort of get why they force you to use their domain, but then... why would anybody host that rather than ActivityPub-supported backend such as Mastodon?

The user base?

@null I'd say it's worse than Slack. Its threads feature is quite different and thus nobody uses it, so they spam the channel with replies. It's very annoying and, as you said, noisy.

@rolle @renchap cheers, I did see that one but doesn't help much. It's more big picture rather than release scope.

I would love more transparency in that. Wondering if it would also help contributors know on what to focus efforts. PRs on GitHub seem quite random ๐Ÿ˜…

@rolle Thank you for contributing ๐Ÿ’œ

Is there a dashboard / kanban / something that shows the current progression for 4.3.0 ?

There are so many fixes on main to the UI I'd like to have but there's no clear communication when it's due. Or like how much is left to make it ready.

It seems they are delivering the patches fast, but no minor releases.

@ayo This is what I saw my family use when I was a kid. Every weekend get-together, after lunch, one of these.

Nobody complained ๐Ÿ˜

Way cheaper and eco-friendly than the modern capsules.

@ayo Surprised it doesn't exist yet.

I remember fondly the beginnings of 4Square. Was cool to follow your IRL friends and chase them in the leaderboards for exploring the city.

@akmur So true about refunds or delivery issues ๐Ÿ”ฅ

My favorite feature has to be the Amazon lockers or counters. I have a store around the corner that can take all my packages. So I don't have to worry about being home. It's so convenient.

Sure, other providers have similar things but they just don't work that well.

@akmur I've talked to people in other countries which have had different experiences.

In Spain, especially near big areas, it works very well.

You can tell spent millions in R+D to make shopping and delivery the best possible experience.

The moment you have a hiccup with or take their logistics for granted, try buying something anywhere else online.

The experience is so much worse at all levels (the package tracking, the website ease of use, the guaranteed delivery date, the speed of delivery itself... next day delivery is just too fast).

I just got reminded of this ๐Ÿšš ๐Ÿ“ฆ

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Takayama, Japan (2014) โœˆ๏ธ

On my 2nd trip to the land of the rising sun, we had such a nice experience visiting the mountain area of Takayama.

We ate at a very authentic local tavern a bunch of skewers and refreshing beer. The hot summer sweat was all gone for the evening.

More โžก๏ธ quicoto.com/cenando-pinchos-co

๐Ÿ“บ Ninja Kamui 1x1

โญ โญ โญ โญ โญ

What the heck did I just watch?

The fight scenes were spectacular ๐Ÿ’ฏ

How much budget do these people have? ๐Ÿ’ฐ

No way they can keep this up every episode.

From the people who also directed ? This looks promising.

๐Ÿ“บ Halo 1x9

โญ โญ โญ โญ โญ

Such fitting ending. I was starting to get a little bored but then this last episode hit the right spot.

I loved the first person view like in the video game on the last action scenes, as we saw in the first episode.

I hope they can take a more action approach to the story in Season 2

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Solo Leveling 1x7

โญ โญ โญ โญ

The first half wasn't okey, then they burned all the budget on the last minutes.

Great fight! I think we all got scared for a moment there.

@ayo Isn't that an organic growth as you step into more leadership positions? To guide others? To empower them?

@uastronomer Yeah, some demos are better than others for sure.

It got me impressed, though. Not sure what will look like in 6 months to a year. I fear for desinformation being even a bigger problem soon ๐Ÿ˜จ

@okokokok agreed, I also thought that war arc was so over the top.

Watched the anime multiple times and I'm currently reading the (I'm at volume 10) and the believable power for everyone (chunin exam arc) is fun to read. I'm enjoying it a lot.

The power during the war and the black hole balls of pure chakra obliterating continents... Not so much.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Barakamon 1x2

โญ โญ โญ

Yeah, Naru (the young girl) starts to irritate me. I feel very much identified with the main character and such high energy non-stop personalities drain me.

I'm glad they showed how much he works, rather than innate talent.

@okokokok but throughout the story we have many arcs in which Naruto needs to level up and work hard. It's not like the nine tails gives up the power and we're done :blobfoxthinkanime:

@ayo I had to force myself to cut down on Instagram time :blobcatnotlikethis:

On my Android the app is no longer "suggested" to me in the app drawer and I've turned on "bed time" settings at 10pm to force me.

I'm sleeping better if I don't look at that hellhole before bed :blobcatsleep:

@ayo The few times I've been there I always think "get ready to pay 30$ for a burger and a beer" โ˜ ๏ธ

Coming from Spain the cost of living in Switzerland are out of this world ๐Ÿ’ธ

@ayo We've caught some bad security issues that needed patching in the past weeks.

I think ideally we shouldn't be seeing it this often ๐Ÿ˜…

The upgrade, though, took me all but 2 minutes. It was slower to log into the VPS than run the commands.

@jrtashjian I thought the first episode (season 1) was kick ass.

I did play the game years ago (and not very hardcorem, very casual) but have not read the books.

So far I'm enjoying it (I'm on episode 3)

@fribbledom Same! I did buy the OLED (more future proof) like a year and half ago but I mostly use it with the dock ๐Ÿคท

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Solo Leveling 1x6

โญ โญ โญ โญ

Great episode. Immense pleasure to see the scum get shred by our boy here.

I would've liked a little bit more of gore, as we didn't see most of the deaths.

The spider was very powerful, I was not expecting that. I thought it would be easier.

@lapcatsoftware Yikes!

Using the advanced web view doesn't seem to trigger this. My instance on the latest 4.2.5 :blobcatthinking:

Maybe it's a new non-released feature they're trying out.

Don't like it :blobcatnotlikethis:

@scribbbleanime Looks good on mobile device, on desktop (wider screen) maybe the thumbnails are too small? They are in fact smaller than when shown in mobile.

I can't barely read the text in the thumbnail.

Additionally on desktop there seems to be a lot of empty space under the "latest post". Because of the sidebar that has 3 articles. Maybe just have 2 articles?

@lonekorean Hell no, my work Slack stays in my work laptop. I don't use that outside of working hours :blobcatnotlikethis:

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Solo Leveling 1x5

โญ โญ โญ

Quite the change in character design! Even the voice is different?

It was bothering me the first half of the episode, but forgot about it but the end of it.

Don't love the cliffhanger but I think it's clear they'll exit out no problem with some big fat reward from the spider

I don't fully get why the others abandoned them? They didn't want to share the mana crystals? :blobfoxthinkanime:

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Mashle 1x16

โญ โญ โญ โญ

Such a fun episode, it's been a while since I enjoyed Mashle like this.

The whole balloon exploding with Max-senpai, the break-dance!

The protein shake! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Finally Dot flipping the bird to the MC. Priceless!

๐Ÿ“บ Masters of the Air 1x3

โญ โญ โญ โญ โญ

What an amazing production this has been so far.

This episode was fantastic. Action packed non-stop.

How will they make it back to England? I don't think "beers and lobster" is what's awaiting for them in Africa.

+

@scottjehl If you use a YouTube iframe for your video, you can use loading="lazy" ๐Ÿ™ˆ :youtube:

I'll see myself out...

@yongsagisa Nice! I love the area with all the little businesses, and alleyways.. It's a street photography goldmine.

@mxbck @kev Totally! Safari is halfway there with the "Reading List" feature baked in.

How hard could it be have RSS support? ๐Ÿ˜ข

@mxbck TikTok? Instagram Reels? YouTube shorts?

I'm just sad overall that these are the channels they use to consume content ๐Ÿ˜ข

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š My Hero Academia 5

โญโญโญโญ

Weโ€™ve got some great fights! I do feel we havenโ€™t reached peak chapter. I think we will see better. Or if not better chapters, a volume with even more action. The story progressed quite a bit, especially for Todoroki here. I hope he gets the spotlight in another volume, I want to know more!

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/my-h

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Solo Leveling 1x3

โญ โญ โญ

The new game system felt a bit rushed, I would've liked more explanation on the regards, or points. This is the unique bit, the most interesting aspect of the story, how he will be able to change his rank/power while nobody else can.

I dislike the cliffhangers on each episode. It's clear to me he will not die from this wolf, why cut the scene there? It's not like I'm dying to watch more because of it.

@macdonst Interesting, I did watch some seasons, I can't recall. Maybe one or two?

Not sure why I dropped Fargo ๐Ÿค”

@macdonst Oh no. Although I could already feel it with the first episode... Watched one a half, not great so far.

I will watch a little bit more and see.

Since it changes so much from season to season... have you watched season 3? Maybe I can skip the 2nd entirely.

@CultureDesk I wouldn't use them but they force us by reducing the number of cashiers. Now you have to do it yourself and the prices are the same or higher. Great success...

@todwest It's a big part of the experience. Not like you eat on the street always, but there's good stuff.

When you want the delicious "Korean barbecue" you want to be sitting down inside ๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŒ… Getting ready for February weather in Barcelona ๐Ÿคช

๐ŸŒก Current temperature is 16ยบC

๐Ÿฅต High of 19ยบC
๐Ÿฅถ Low of 9ยบC

The beginning of the end...

@bramus would it be possible to make them look the same cross-browser and OS? (Windows vs MacOS)

@inthew0rld_0f_migi I see, I don't have the details on that scandal. First time I hear about it.

But even if they changed animators, couldn't they have used better ones? Or demand better results? I think we both agree it's not so much about the art but the animation, which is really bad. The character look so different from one scene to the next. It truly distracts me from the story. It's sad.

From what we've seen with the trailer for the the upcoming movie, we should expect something better.

@inthew0rld_0f_migi Yes, my eyes were bleeding the first time I saw it.

The story and voice actors are still very good, but the animation is horrendous. Why change the animation studio? It's not just the art-style but it's just cheaply animated.

The series deserved more, we deserved more.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Solo Leveling 1x2

โญ โญ โญ โญ

Great second episode, even if a little bit easy to read what was going to happen.

It was clear they had to bow, it was clear he would be the last man standing either because they all died (or as it happened) fled.

The cliffhanger is major but we can all guess the main character is still alive and he'll be reworded either with power or items.

What's your theory?

@ayo the reality is, you only see it in formal writing. Sadly people are just lazy and use just one at the end, especially online.

@ayo well, in Spanish every question should have punctuation at the beginning to know how to tone the phrase.

ยฟCรณmo estรกs?

@ayo Waiting for PoE2 to be released.

Have you tried Last Epoch? Bought it back in December, it's very cool.

@hdv I used to save them on a micro site I had built with WordPress.

I eventually stopped as I already have my own Mastodon instance where I share the links (not deleted/lost).

I upload my Mastodon archive to make it searchable fast: quicoto.github.io/mastodon-arc

Easy access/search in a single HTML page.

Additionally I save the most relevant to my private wiki.

@ayo Some of the best developers I know are women. They kick ass! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

@beatzball How is this going so far?

I'm in the same boat. Moving from pen to digital back and forth. Never truly happy with the setup.

I would like one to log what I do at work, so I can at the end of the week do a status report.

I want to write down ideas for blog posts and/or podcasts.

Currently, using a small clean web app I built on top of WP to do this (overkill for sure, but frontends be frontends).

@kev Ditto! Happens to me all the time when I see a blog with different post types, RSS feeds for each, and where they have everything in one place.

Me on the other hand I have always scattered my content in subdomains and different blogs (coding, regular life blogging, podcasts, etc...) ๐Ÿ™ˆ

@ayo Nooo, own your data.

I don't use docker and even so it's just like 5 lines in the terminal ๐Ÿ˜…

@scribbbleanime I have also left a substantial circle behind on the birdsite.

Found new people here. It's all good.

You already pointed it out, as long as we blog on our sites, it's going to be ok.

These days I tend to share a wide range of topics (web development, photography, anime, manga...)

โ„น๏ธ Friendly reminder, if you're using , you can filter out keywords or hashtags you don't want to see in your timeline (Preferences > Filters)

While still follow people for their other content :blobcatthumbsup:

โžก๏ธ docs.joinmastodon.org/user/mod

@yellowjitsch I will give it a try when I get there. Thank you :blobcatheart:

I also like story progression too, let's see :blobcattea:

@torspedia @yellowjitsch Don't get me started on the licensing issues we have in Spain, it's ridiculous ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

You are essentially forced to find alternative ways of watching most of the anime... ๐Ÿซค

@nzakas Heck yeah.

You wouldn't believe how much I need to tell my more junior colleagues about this at work.

To which they answer me they have no time on their current project.

@pawelgrzybek One of the reasons I welcome more and more simple approaches nowadays when it comes to to FE build systems (or the lack of, with the great browser support we have now that we barely need to transpile or polyfill).

It's all just too much :javascript: ๐Ÿ”ฅ

<rant>

My bank's native Android :android: app has info messages that cause layout shift when I open the main screen.

It's one of the worst UX you can have, it's awful. Half of the time I miss click :blobcat_sadlife:

There's no excuse for this, fix your code :blobcatglare:

</rant>

Is there a way to force to always use images for emoji?

I know it's better for performance but I dislike the lack of consistency between browser.

I want to use always the SVG images instead of the emojis.

Can't find the solution anywhere ๐Ÿ˜•

@haojatsu That's awesome, I usually read a volume in a local library before I commit to starting a series.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Blue Exorcist - Volume 3

โญ โญ โญ โญ

This volume was very easy and fast to read. Good!

The story is moving at a great pace! There were some awesome panels, especially during the amusement park chapter. Rin, with the flames, nicely done. I wanted to see more, though ๐Ÿ˜ I guess weโ€™re at the arc where the main character needs to start training with his teacher/master to become stronger.

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/blue

@fox You're going to love it! ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต โœˆ๏ธ โ›ฉ๏ธ

@chiasm I will research see if there any place in Barcelona that has these ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

@robin That's one heck of a challenge doing this at home. I don't even try to go there ๐Ÿ˜

Not a fan of these thin slices of Italian-style pizzas ๐Ÿ˜ข

Had this the other day and it had a nice flavor overall but it's just too thin to handle and cut :blobcatnotlikethis: I need to be able to grab a slice with my hands without falling off.

What is your preferred pizza thickness? :blobcatknife:

๐Ÿ“ธ ricard.photos/%f0%9f%8d%95-14/

๐Ÿ†• ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Ricard Torres Radio

Episode 29: A great online shopping experience

- Amazon is good, but not great for refunds
- Spanish bookstore was awesome when returning a book

Have you had any good (or bad) online shopping experience lately?

โžก๏ธ ricard.blog/podcast/episode-29

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Jujutsu Kaisen - Volume 0

โญ โญ โญ โญ

This volume was fantastic.

I started with volume 0 as the author says this is a prequel but I do not know if the correct reading order would be to start here, though. As there's barely any explanation on anything, we jump into panels where we might be expected to know bits of the story we haven't been presented with.

What would be the correct reading order then?

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/juju

@jantzen The web client requires a subscription, right? I don't follow enough content to justify spending on this.

@panda Looks very powerful, for less than 10 podcasts I follow I think Feedly might do just fine in my case.

The only downside (or not) is that I get the audio file without speed controls (simple <audio> tag).

So I hit the provided "download" link in the RSS item and play it locally at desired speed.

Funny enough most of the web players like iTunes do not provide a speed control ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

With Google Podcasts closing I considered setting a self-hosted RSS player and migrate there.

However since I already use Feedly for regular RSS feeds, I just added the podcasts there.

What's your go-to desktop web app for podcasts?

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Kimetsu no Yaiba volume 3 โœ…

โญ โญ โญ โญ

We had very decent fights here. Not much talking and chapters full of action. We got introduced to a new character, even if so slightly and we got to see Zenitsuโ€™s speed. Now he just needs to be a little bit braver.

I donโ€™t think we will have so much fighting in the next volume. Letโ€™s see!

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/kime

KimetsuNoYaiba

Had to wake up at 5AM for a major go-live event ๐Ÿš€

Who else is awake?

@yellowjitsch Don't you feel like the anime started super strong and ended feeling it could've been much more?

The last 3 episodes we had to wait a long to watch were very mediocre. Nothing really happened and I would've very much preferred they did 1 episode side quests instead (like the sushi episode)

@yellowjitsch totally with you. Stunning visuals, hard to follow.

I have several manga volumes waiting for me. I did think it would help clarify, but after reading your post I'm not so sure anymore ๐Ÿ˜…

๐Ÿ†• ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Ricard Torres Radio

Episode 28: Efficient public transportation system

Google Maps, Barcelona and being on time at the airport (for once).

Does Google Maps work well where you live? Or do you use a different app?

โžก๏ธ ricard.blog/podcast/episode-28

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Naruto volume 7 โœ…

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Very decent volume. Good amount of fighting, and weโ€™ve got insights into many characters from the village and some of the mysterious ones like Gaara and Kabuto.

Things start to get complicated. Why would Orochimary infect Sasuke with that? Whatโ€™s the plan behind it? Will the author expand on this soon or are we continuing the exam as if nothing happened?

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/naru

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 47

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The series finale was truly awful ๐Ÿ’ฉ

There was no fight and barely an explanation of what was going on.

It seems we did a time jump there at the end? No good cliffhanger either. It's not like I would be dying to watch the next one if it was available.

I had such high expectations for the finale. I haven't started the manga yet, is this how the manga goes? I will find out...

What did you think of the finale?

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@dr_a You're one far away from the series finale, I'd say you finish it and the we rant about it together ๐Ÿ˜‚

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@dr_a I teach a Korean martial art were we use swords (Haidong Gumdo), I was very skeptical when the sword snapped from the chainsaw force? Not super convincing, but it's an anime I guess? ๐Ÿคท

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ ZOM 100 1x12

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Such a mediocre ending.

I expected so much more from the series. It's a good thing it has an open-ended finale but these 3 last chapters have been garbage.

In the end, the father does not have cancer but hemorrhoids (fun!), everything returns to normal and no one has died ๐Ÿคท

Akira has a very good heart and he forgives everyone. I don't know...

Would I recommend the series? Well, the first 6-8, no doubt. The rest? Meh.



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I'm not sure if this episode deserves 1 star, it was so bad.

I don't know what the author's intention was, honestly. Should we feel sorry for these people who, because they are miserable, want to kill innocent people?

They are scum. If they are so unhappy on this planet, jump off a bridge or ask for help. But to harm innocent people for fun?

I am very disappointed with this series. It started great and went downhill.



๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ ZOM 100 1x10

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Such a boring episode. Nothing happened.

The old man feeling up our main character was disgusting.

Akira's new hairstyle is awful.

The "bad guys" killing innocent villagers is horrifying.

So much waiting for this and we got this episode. Disappointed.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 46

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Mahito's death was not good enough. He caused all of us so much pain and he died so quickly... Avenge Nanami.

Good that everybody is going to jump in now because Itadori can't do a thing alone with that walking brain.

Who's the woman at the end? I can't recall.

@macdonst I'm up to date with the anime, looking forward season 7 starting in spring (I think?).

As you can see I'm very far away from catching up, specially to you (volume 33! ๐Ÿ˜)

It is indeed a fun one :ablobcatbongo:

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๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Ao Ashi Volume 10 โœ…

Weโ€™ve got a nice volume right here. Packed with action, almost no talking, the way I like it!

We havenโ€™t seen any major character development just struggle. At this point, I canโ€™t tell whatโ€™s going to happen with this match. Could go either way.

Iโ€™m more interested in seeing how Ashito will grow in this role of playmaker.

Will he realize soon that is his destiny?

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/ao-a

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๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š My Hero Academia volume 4 โœ…

Iโ€™m looking forward to moving past this school event and going back to heroes fighting villains. Weโ€™ve got a glimpse in volume 2 of how cool the fights can be when they invaded the school. I want more of that.

I will certainly keep collecting the manga.

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/my-h

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@pglpm Naruto did it in a very long stretch. We've been given this in just like 6 or 8 episodes.

Too fast ๐Ÿซค

I do welcome the story moving quickly and the good animation we've seen on this second season. I just dislike what you said, the overpowered characters.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 45

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I wanted to give it five stars, but I don't think it was as good as we've seen in the previous weeks.

I do not understand how things have turned like this. Has Mahito lost now? He was overpowering everyone and someone Todo and Itadori beat him with one or two punches (Black Flash?). I don't know, I'm not convinced. Two episodes ago I couldn't see how could Mahito possibly lose. Is this over?

:mastodon: I've tried searching for a user from my instance and can not find them โŒ

Did they only enable the account of the Head of Instagram? ๐Ÿ˜•

@shiide I think I got a notification with your reply but now it's gone ๐Ÿ˜ข

PS: Vite is so fast!

โœˆ๏ธ does not send proper HTML markup in their emails so Gmail can detect the flight dates and auto add the events to the Calendar.

It can't be that hard :blobcat_sadlife:

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๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Bakuman volume 7! โœ…

The volume started very strong with a big twist. It got heated quickly between our duo and the editor but I feel the outcome wasnโ€™t as good. Like weโ€™re back in the same place, the relationship with the editor is the same, and water is under the bridge. I donโ€™t knowโ€ฆ

Maybe I hate too high hopes for the story? I expect too much? What do I even expect?

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/baku

is not being talked enough around here :blobfoxthinkanime:

Season 2 is truly outstanding even with all the issues studio is having with their animators.

This week's episode was also a 5 star.

@bluapapilio No doubt! The animation in these last episodes has been fantastic even if the animators say they couldn't do everything they wanted.

@bluapapilio It's a carnage ๐Ÿ’€ Such a change from season one ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I will start the manga soon as I need more context, I wasn't super hooked in the previous season but that has changed with this second part ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Ÿ†• Manga review: Midori no Hibi - Volume 1

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Got the nine volumes for this series from a friend for cheap, so I gave it a try. I think did watch the anime many years ago but never read the manga, nor had any interest.

Donโ€™t get me wrong, volume one was easy to read and fun but not something Iโ€™d invest money in having so many other good series in my to-purchase list.

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/mido

@ljaesch That's awesome! Now I need to catch up with the manga (just started collecting it) and re-watch the anime ๐Ÿ˜‚

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A little disappointed with this episode. It started great, cool fight on both fronts. Then the flashback was cheaply drawn, in my opinion (was the manga drawn this way? no mouth? simple comical style?).

In the end, they did not even show or animate her face exploding. This begs the question, is she dead? If she is, would've liked a front view not a back with a splash. Maybe she isn't dead?

How will Itadori get out of this one?

@michelle Nice! On one side I think "I'd love to try this" but then I know the pressure of completing would not make it enjoyable for me ๐Ÿ˜

In Spain there isn't Black Friday sales for books ๐Ÿ“š :blobcat_sadlife:

๐Ÿ’ฐ The book prices are regulated nation-wide and no discounts can be applied other than the maximum 5% (with the exception of an additional +5% on April 23rd) ๐ŸŒน ๐Ÿ“–

Regardless... I bought some ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต as I have finished the volumes I had sitting unread ๐Ÿ˜‚

Will share a photo when delivered :ablobcatbongo:

Transferred out all my to WordPress.com and they gave me +1 free year for each and better renewal cost.

Sweet! :blobcatheart:

@pawelgrzybek Had my eye on them but I want Spanish ISO

I've checked their site multiple times and they usually never have the switch + Spanish ISO combination I'm looking for. I don't understand ๐Ÿ˜ข

is just awful when it comes to selling and buying ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Had to wait 2 full weeks to sell Counter Strike boxes in the market.

Now I want to gift a game to a friend and the purchase simply fails without explanation. Says "try again later"

Really? :blobcat_sadlife:

@ayo Same here! I do remember the good old days, when they launched awesome products you got excited to use.

Now it's like... stay away from them and don't trust they'll keep this alive for a year.

@brozek Awesome, Brandon!

I'm with you about video calls. I do use an external (wired) microphone, otherwise I would have to get something else. I despise the Bluetooth latency when it comes to microphone. It's so bad.

@kizu I did attempt the novel version last November and it was very rough.

Agree 100% that the time of the day makes a big difference.

@null indeed! I have no details nor do I know what's truth or fake. But it looks, at first glance, the same thing they did with Steve Jobs.

Didn't turn out well for Apple as they brought him back.

Ps: I take it you are zero interested? ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 41

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It has been a while since I last said "wow" out loud upon finishing an anime episode

The animation in this one was spectacular, I couldn't look away. Fantastic

Story-wise that technique had Sukuna fight for real, such an overpowered character.

The final scene with half of Shibuya gone, speechless.

Technology is just overpriced ๐Ÿ˜ข

How is Amazon Spain able to sell the Google Pixel Buds Pro for 169โ‚ฌ when the official Google Store is at 229โ‚ฌ โ“

Well, because it's just overpriced.

Amazon had the same price a few weeks ago too ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Just ordered them at this low price ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ I look forward to use noise cancellation in my next flight โœˆ๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 40

@chiasm Sure, it's a shonen afterall.

Power of friendship, power of will... Something like that will do ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 40

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Not as good as the previous episode but the Fushiguro initial fight was very well animated.

Sukuna is too powerful, where do we go from here?

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Wind Breaker volume 1 by Satoru Nii is read โœ…

I have mixed feelings. I like the drawing style, and the pace, so far the main character is very shonen, it has most of the ingredients to make it interesting.

At the end of the day Iโ€™m here for the fights, so I hope they donโ€™t dwell too much on being the neighborhood pacifists and start fist-fighting.

I will buy the next volume ๐Ÿ’ธ

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/wind

I would be very curious to learn how does Amazon's big data algorithms decide what products to re-stock :blobfoxthinkanime:

I was looking for the Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing, the latest. They don't sell it on Amazon Spain, for some reason ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Not even Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which they used to when it launched โŒ

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With an 8.20 out of 10 on MyAnimeList Horimiya is a sweet slice-of-life / romance series about a group of friends in high-school.

Iโ€™ve binge-watched this anime in two days and enjoyed it quite a bit. It paints sweet romance stories that we all wished we had back in high school.

โžก๏ธ anime.ricard.blog/reviews/hori

@aku @feyo It's safe for the current 4.2.1 version as long as you understand what are you deleting, customize the commands as needed.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 39

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What an episode, so many things to discuss!

Toji's fight was very well animated, the cursed spirit with the fire was too strong (when he was fighting Gojo, he was weak!), and Sukuna is absurdly strong...

Have some of our gang already died? Who's dying soon?

@autiomaa Firefox :firefox: is still my go-to on any platform but it's so great (as a frontend dev) to see Safari push hard. Makes our lives so much easier.

@fraolt Just tried the Feather razor blades. These Japanese blades are very sharp!
I can see a difference in cut quality.
Thank you for the recommendation!

@ayo can these be run in consumer-grade hardware? If so I'd love to learn if you find a way.

@ayo It's a tough one. If the models are trained with copyrighted images I have a problem with.

Otherwise, why no?

@tipap They are both! If you homemade them you can adjust the sugar quantity and type of, which is also a plus.

This time of the year in Catalonia it's tradition to eat (or should you have the skills, bake) "panellets" a sweet made mostly of almond and sugar with many variants.

I love the ones with pine nuts or lemon ๐Ÿคฉ

These are homemade, my mum is the best (they made like 3kg worth ๐Ÿ˜‚ )

๐Ÿ“ธ ricard.photos/%f0%9f%a4%a4-3/

Bank holiday in Spain today

:blobcattea: Cup of rooibos prepared, time to post-process some photos from my last trip the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ“ธ

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Haikyu volume 6 read! โœ…

This was a 5-star volume, no doubt. I think this is the volume with the most action so far and I appreciate it a lot ๐Ÿ”ฅ The story moved a lot and weโ€™ve got great moments ๐Ÿ‘

No doubt I will continue reading, how could you stop now? Canโ€™t wait for the next volume to be released in Catalan ๐Ÿ’ฐ

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/haik

@fraolt Nice, I didn't think of changing brands. I assumed it would all be the same. Thanks for the tip, Frank!

@kev I did switch from the expensive Gillette to single blades a few years back but I've recently converted back to Gillette.
I realized I get less cuts and less irritation with the modern blades, which is a bummer for all the reasons you already stated in the blog post ๐Ÿค”

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 38

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This episode had a lot"

1) Ui Ui is a very weird kid, willing to die so easily for that woman.

2) I was not expecting the drunk old fart to be so strong, or so fast. Because he was fast but the punches were not carrying much weight. That, or the enemy is too strong.

@garritfra without having more context other than the blog post, this speaks on how the birdsite might've been managed in the past.

I consider myself amongst those surprised by how this has worked so far under the new leadership.

@sia For context, what's "Liquid" you mention in the post? The markup langauge for templating?

Thank you

@njoseph_1 Yeah, some of the tickets we will be able to do just like that.

The change is for the special tickets like "one month unlimited", and so on ๐Ÿ˜ข

I have so many ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต volumes waiting to be read at home and so little time during the week :blobcat_sadlife:

Looking forward to the weekend to catch up :blobcattea:

What are your plans?

@garritfra ๐Ÿ˜‚ I thought the same but my non-IT friends wouldn't get it so I didn't bring it up at the time

Jenkins was very tasty, a little spicy and the bun was resembling a doughnut. Although less sweet but sweet enough to give you a unique taste.

I gotta be honest though, I'm a bigger fan of smashed style, they are booming in Barcelona.

I had to buy volume 6 (just released) in Catalan from a different store because Amazon was not applying the legal maximum discount of 5% in books in Spain ๐Ÿค”

@garritfra For now, it's going to be a challenge for the maintainers to keep up. I feel :youtube: YouTube will start pouring more resources into this.

@chiasm For my consumption I feel I'd be paying to much.

But I can see how I would lose patience if I had to cast it on the TV where I can't skip ads.

@Flowermob That seems to, for now, be a workaround to the total block. But I'd imagine they'll eventually block not logged in users as well.

@bcharper Good stuff!

That's my setup as well :firefox: Firefox with the settings to the max ๐Ÿ˜€ a bunch of extensions and a pi-hole in the network.

I've also use DuckDuck Go and I'm with you on the email, I'm in too deep to change.

@richard@walking.masto.host I feel you, I almost never cast it to the TV because of the annoying ads. So far I've enjoyed it via :firefox: Firefox with several ad blockers, pi-hole, etc.

@zalasur maybe I should also do the effort.

I do visit YouTube daily, unsure if the creators I follow also post the videos in alternative sites ๐Ÿฅฒ

:youtube: With pushing so hard to prevent us from using

What will you doโ“

Some friends are already seeing total blocks while logged in and the only way to see videos is via incognito window ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ

:google: I've only seen the warning modal, no blocking yet. I guess it's a matter of time :blobcat_sadlife:

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 37

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Episode 37, one of the best fights this season. Kudos to the animators from MAPPA ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ‘

I think the story went a little overboard with Itadori being so badly wounded, yet being able to fight until the last moment. Dissapointed we didn't see Sukuna until the end. I guess he'll switch with him now to heal him?

@eric Yeah I'm around 30Gb I want to backup.

I think rsync is the easiest, cheapest solution at the moment.

It's a shame there's no easy way to sudo into the remote server to download to local.

@glenn Thanks, I'm looking at both commands. Not finding much info about directories that need sudo :blobcatthinking:

@nanode Thank you for the detailed post! I already have a cron for database backup, I'm looking for a single command line solution that can download all the stuff.

The only thing is rsync and rclone will work with directories that need sudo? :blobfoxthinkanime:

Those who have to host your sites or whatnot.

What's your backup strategy?

Backup solutions from hosting providers are usually expensive.

Thinking about just rsync to a local SSD?

Any insights are appreciated!

8:00AM

- Hey Google, what's the weather like? ๐Ÿค”
- Today in Barcelona, scattered thunderstorms โ›ˆ๏ธ

10:00AM

The direct sunlight at home is so intense, skin burning, I would need sunscreen if I had to go for a walk. Scorching hot, it's 18th of October โ˜€๏ธ

The weather report could not have been more wrong.

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๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Servamp volume 1 โœ…

I like volumes with fat chapters like these, five chapters in one volume. Love it. Lots of content and fewer cliffhangers.

I think this volume was okay, maybe I would liked a little bit more action. They got us hooked in the first and second chapters, but that was it ๐Ÿฅฒ

What do I look forward to in volume 2?

(yes, Iโ€™ve already purchased the second volume ๐Ÿ’ธ)

More action ๐Ÿ˜

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/serv

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๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Naruto volume 6, done! โœ…

This volume was very good, it was all action, no talking, I loved it.

We got to see new characters, Orochimaru the villain for this arc I suppose, and just good ninja stuff. The character development was also interesting, perhaps Sakura did the most growing.

Onto the next!

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/naru

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๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Bakuman volume 6 โœ…

There was a lot in this one. It took me a long time to finish, compared to others, due to the amount of text

Story I liked a lot in the beginning but it seemed it was all an โ€œok, weโ€™ve done the drama, back to how things wereโ€. All these chapters in the hospital havenโ€™t changed a thing, weโ€™ve been back to fighting for the charts and being in danger of being canceled.

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/baku

@ayo can I say, people don't need TypeScript? ๐Ÿค

Can I say, JSDoc is enough? ๐Ÿ˜

@wolfkin I started a couple of months ago and it's also very good.

The anime is very loyal to the manga ๐Ÿ’ฏ

I am now waiting to catch up with the manga so I can continue the anime in season 2.

@Champagne More posts are coming, we captured beautiful streets and areas.

We liked Boston quite a lot! ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Ÿ“บ Loki 2x01

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Felt like a movie, excellent and I need more ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Seeing Ke Huy Quan was an excellent surprise ๐Ÿ‘

So glad they didn't leave us hanging there at the end, no major cliffhanger. I appreciate it.

@friendly Jujutsu Kaisen and Zom100 are very solid for this season ๐Ÿ”ฅ

I have others on my list I haven't checked yet:

- MF Ghost
- Ragna Crimson
- Frieren: Beyond Journey's End

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 35

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Great animation in this one!

In the first half, I thought "well animated but boring" but then it picked up, enjoyed a lot the fight with Itadori and Fushiguro, so calm and yet powerful.

A little bit disappointed with Ino, I thought he would be stronger. I hope they show us a comeback in the next one. Or will they kill him?

๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿš€ Foundation Season 1

@ayo to the better? Have not started yet.

Was not a huge fan of the time jumps but I understand they are necessary for the story. I think it took a long time for the different stories to start converging. Similar to Game of Thrones.

๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿš€ Foundation Season 1

Late to the party but I've finally managed to finish Season 1 of Foundation, as IMDB puts it the "complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire."

It has been a roller coaster with some episodes being very boring episodes and others stunning.

I wanted to see more of The Empire, and enjoyed very much the previous episodes about the DNA alterations.

Have you watched it?

@stefan I don't know of any standard that supports this. Google doesn't have the best track record of cross platform support.

@stefan It seems if you're not in their ecosystem once someone reacts you get an email with that single emoji ๐Ÿคญ

๐Ÿ“ท I've come back from my trip to the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ with around 3.000 photos (10 days).

I was expecting more, hence why I had bought a 256Gb SD card ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Looking forward to sit down and start the post-processing ๐Ÿ’ป

@stefan Not only that but I'm just not as productive when I get to the office.

Worse monitor setup and can't attend calls in the main area so we don't disturb (gotta go to a meeting rooms)... it's not convenient ๐Ÿ™ƒ

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“š Went to the a library today to look for ๐Ÿง›

Read through the first and second volumes and liked, the action panels are very cool, they have some awesome dual page scenes that look outstanding.

Not sure how the goes from here but I will start collecting it ๐Ÿ’ธ

Have you read it?

โžก๏ธ myanimelist.net/manga/29887/Se

๐Ÿ“บ Ahsoka 1x07

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Can we all agree that Huyang is the best character in this series?

Which in a way, says a lot about the series ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Potential spoilers

@garritfra I can't recall exactly the moment I said, I'm done maybe it was just the main character not doing it for me.

@garritfra I gave the book a try but eventually dropped it.

I guess my brain kept expecting The Martian ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 34

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As expected this episode was super calm compared with the previous one.

I hope they give us a nice fight once the team gets to Gojo.

What's also interesting is Geto's body going against that brain, you would think Geto would also want to get rid of the sourcerers I guess having his body taken takes precedence.

๐Ÿ“บ Star Trek Lower Decks 4x04

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The absolute highlight of the episode Boimler and Rutherford in the holodeck, what a great duo! They made me want to own a bonsai ๐Ÿ˜‚

"How Google Alters Search Queries to Get at Your Wallet"

"Say you search for โ€œchildrenโ€™s clothing.โ€ Google converts it, without your knowledge, to a search for โ€œNIKOLAI-brand kidswear,โ€ making a behind-the-scenes substitution of your actual query with a different query that just happens to generate more money for the company"

EDIT: WIRED in an update, has decided to remove the article ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

โžก๏ธ wired.com/story/google-antitru

๐Ÿ“บ Ahsoka 1x06

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Can we all agree the shot with the Empire Starship was awesome? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

The rest of the episode didn't excite me too much. Glad to see the reunion and looking forward to seeing Ezra's face when she tells him about Thrawn. Who, by the way, did not envision being blue.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ“บ Zom 100 1x9

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This side quest episode was not as good as the sushi episode. Was fun to watch but maybe I wanted more.

Not sure what's going on with his father.

The bad boys... I'm already not liking the leader, whose voice actor is the same as Bakugo (Boku no Hero) ๐Ÿ˜‚

The indefinite hiatus hurts, let's hope they can get things sorted out and resume shortly.

@stefan exactly, in Europe is mostly all communal bins. They work great.

Such a coincidence to see this post, I'm flying to New York from Barcelona this weekend ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ€

@To I feel you, I only watch Japanese subtitles for years now too but the case of Dragon Ball is like they re-run the show multiple times from start to finish in the public TV... so yes, I've watched it multiple times ๐Ÿ˜‚

@To Happens to me with Dragon Ball, which aired in Catalan when I was a kid. They even deleted early scenes that were too adult for the young target audience they aimed for here.

Do I consider I've watched all Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z?

Yeah.

@zachleat It seems you can still renew at 12$ directly on Google Domains...

The price hike is really unfortunate ๐Ÿ’”

๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Zom 100 1x8

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It seems the show has picked itself back up.

Finally over form the stupid ex-boss. The episode was fun and very entertaining to watch. Surely the public baths gags were a little cheap but funny non the less.

I hope they can maintain this until the end of the season.

๐Ÿ’ป I have been having fun writing End to End tests with with ๐Ÿค–

If you define your CSS selectors and start writing your test the autocomplete does all the magic. It's so fast :blobcataww:

๐ŸŒง๏ธ The forecast for this weekend in and next week is not great :blobcat_sadlife:

I shall pray to a higher power that at least the game is not cancelled on Sunday. That's my main reason for flying from Barcelona to Boston! Please God...

@tobleh Right!? The animation only gets better and better. second season has even better animated scenes ๐Ÿ’œ

Big fan of the whole thing.

I think the anime is very underappreciated I wish we could get more.

@bashlk Indeed!

I'm a big fan of JSDoc and can't see the benefit of using full TS in its place. Whenever something more complex is needed in JSDoc I create a simple interface. It's all comments, all valid JS.

Spoilers for zom: 100 episode 4

@DarkDesires@mastodon.social

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Episode 4 was so fun! The whole thing with the flight crew :blobcatgiggle:

Sad they died but I think that's the tone of this series, where they escape a situations while the rest convert ๐ŸงŸ

@ted you're awesome! :blobcataww:

Will deep dive into the list and incorporate them in the planning.

Thank you very much

@ted that would be amazing. Any recommendations food related are welcome.

We stay near Harvard and will move within the city a lot, so don't feel constrained to that area.

Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 30

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Not much, I'm very surprised at how they burned budget in the ping-pong scene. Very well animated, and yet so useless. They could have been talking over coffee ๐Ÿ˜‚

Thankfully the second part had some action and we're bound to have a fight in the next one.

๐Ÿ“บ Ahsoka 1x01

@violet Indeed, too much for me, I think. But I'll continue with this one, see if they explain enough for me to enjoy it.

๐Ÿ“บ Ahsoka 1x01

Maybe chapter one was a little slow?

The action scenes were good, not much world building just yet and I don't feel super connected to the story. Like I need more context on where are we.

I'm not a hardcore fan so all the timelines and characters are not on the top of my head.

I will continue watching ๐Ÿ˜Š

@Shadow_KID01 Indeed! Granted the first two chapters are pure fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ with the 3rd being the weakest.

I hope volume 2 starts strong again like the first one :ablobcatbongo:

@Shadow_KID01 Happy to report I went to a public library this afternoon to check out the first volume of

Very good! I vaguely remember the anime and I'm glad to see the
is equally intense. Such nice panels just from the 1st and 2nd chapters.

I shall start collecting it, and see how far we go ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ’ฐ

@ayo Is quite funny! But could never get to finished, maybe it got a little repetitive for me.

(SASUKE & KONOHAMARU CHARACTER DESIGNS IN ANIME VS MANGA) yeah.. the art style is completely different. Sasuke and Konohamaru have vastly different looks in the manga than the anime

@xolotlvt Oh wow :blobcateyes: I did only watch some of the anime and I was ok with the slight changes.

But the manga, it's horrendous :blobcatnotlikethis:

๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tokyo Revengers volume 4! โœ…

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This volume was very good, such an improvement compared to the last one.

Weโ€™ve got so much fighting and lots of story development. At this point, we havenโ€™t been told how much has the present changed. Are we done? Is Hana safe? Uncertain.

I look forward to the next chapters.

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/toky

@ayo Nooo, owning your instance is fantastic :blobcat_sadlife:

If you need more content, have you considered relays?

If it's too much, how about pulling just some hashtags (what I do) github.com/g3rv4/GetMoarFedive

Or simply have another account that follows a lot, and you follow that to populate your federated timeline.

@xolotlvt I'm in the same boat! Just read volume 4 and will continue to read ๐Ÿคฉ

It's sad that was not done by Kishimoto-sensei. Whenever I'm done with I'll consider it but so far I'm not convinced.

๐Ÿ“บ Zom 100 1x6

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I found the second part of the episode incredibly boring. It was very fun until they encountered the gang with the ex-boss.

Not really excited about the next episode, and not looking forward to seeing how they escape from this. Will they "free" the rest of the enslaved? Will they escape by themselves? Don't really care. I want them to continue the road trip.

๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tokyo Revengers volume 3! โœ…

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This volume was overall a little weak. I think the plot has thickened a lot with this โ€œback to square oneโ€ but we have not given many answers. It feels like we know nothing, at the start of volume 3.

Overall I feel the new characters Baji and Kazutora are not well developed. I liked the backstory with the killing of Mikeyโ€™s older brother but the hatred they feel for Mikey makes zero sense.

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/toky

๐ŸŒง๏ธ Light rain and 21ยบC, what is this? Paradise? ๐Ÿคฉ

@ayo Anything longer than a week, I always bring it with me. Even if not for work but to backup photos.

@sahil Nice! Unsure if it's 29 double volumes, as they've edited them in Spanish.

Regardless, I'm happy that's a finished series so I know I'm getting into.

โœ… Tokyo Revengers volume 2!

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Lots of things happened in this second part. Pretty good volume ๐Ÿ‘Œ

It feels like weโ€™re back to square one, though. Weโ€™re starting over with the same goal, to save them all probably (although I wouldnโ€™t mind not saving Akkun, what an arse). What changed, though, is that Takemichi seems more decided now. I think he has learned and changed a bit, so I expect not to see the same thing again.

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/toky

@null thank you for the input! It seems I'm not missing out much.

Owning my instance is the my main reason for Mastodon. Very happy so far ๐Ÿ˜Š

@null Very curious in your experience so far with Blusky. Knowing that you have a single-user :mastodon: instance, just like me (which is the, I think, best possible setup)

What's in Blusky that makes you use it?

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๐Ÿ“š volume 7 is done! โœ…

It felt a little bit worse maybe because of the overall mood. We see Ashito struggling, people yelling at him, telling him to go home even ๐Ÿคฌ

Heโ€™s being portrayed as knowing nothing (which could be somewhat true at being a defender) but is it too much? Heโ€™s brilliant at times (without realizing it, thatโ€™s fine!) but other times is likeโ€ฆ โ€œOh right, I could watch videos and learn from themโ€ ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/ao-a

โšพ Today's :boston_redsox: vs was fun to watch ๐Ÿ‘ That 9th inning, though ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ

I can't wait to visit Fenway Park for the first time next month on my trip to the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿคฉ

116 has disabled "pull to refresh" by default on Android.

I just turned it on.

What the heck, Mozilla?

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Korean Tapas ๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Episode 30: Jisangโ€™s trip to China

Jisang has recently been to China (not his first time!) and shares with us his experience. Big reveal, it seems Minki and Ricard have also visited the country. Today we share our experience, and of course foodโ€ฆ thereโ€™s always food.

Have you been there? What did you like best?

โžก๏ธ koreantapas.show/episode-31/

@ryan @jay Since the headers/avatars are not automatically re-downloaded I thought to keep the avatars.

I also assume "accounts prune" will take care of account avatars.

What did you mean by "older avatars"?

Thanks

@joshfreedman Yep!

Answer is TRUE and this thing is browser supported since ancient times.

I just learned about this today from a colleague.

When would I need this? Uncertain.

@elwinvaneede On point, Elwin.

I found it funny that the article was a little like "look at this new CSS feature that's more performant than JS" ๐Ÿ˜

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End of volume 4! โœ…

This volume has been very good overall, I think the best so far in terms of drawing.

Such intense panels, it has kept me reading fast. I read the whole volume in one sitting. I usually never do this, as I want to pace myself and enjoy them more. Was hard to stop reading this one. Well done.

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/ao-a

@gpage Hey Grayson, I stayed with Mastodon because moving the backend to Pleroma or Akkoma seemed very complicated while keeping the same domain. I could not encounter anyone that did it successfully.

I did not want to change the domain (or subdomain) or lose my followers.

After the disk usage issue was resolved, the Mastodon instance got very stable.

@scott So grateful for all the goodies in we've received this the past year.

Awesome push from all the browser vendors.

@shanselman Bummer, I would imagine you're entitled to some compensation after landing. In the EU for long hauls, it's at least around 600โ‚ฌ, better get informed.

Happened to me a few years back when flying from London to Seoul. I reached them out via social media and British Airways wired me the compensation in a matter of days. Great service.

@To Same! I enjoy more the break between reading the different stories.

If I read the same story in one go, I don't enjoy it as much. Goes by too fast.

โšพ When the :boston_redsox: are so bad the most amusing inning is when a position player takes the mound.

Well done.

@macdonst You work fast! ๐Ÿ‘

Also thank you for the idea of checking the library see if they have manga I want to read but not collect :ablobcatbongo:

@macdonst You can tell it's a very old manga (more than 20 years old), the drawing style and such.

A friend gave me like 40 volumes so I'll read it, but not sure it's my cup of tea.

Now, on the other hand... or are awesome even if you don't play the sports. The art on Blue Lock is so intense.

Also or are, for me, more entertaining shonen if that's what you're looking for ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Caught myself with my mouth open at the last play of the game ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Speechless.

The :boston_redsox: lose...

@DrunkCollegeKid Animation is fantastic but the main character is so creepy when his 40 year-old persona surfaces ๐Ÿคข

I'm about 8 episodes into the first season and it was somewhat funny when he was looking at his mother's breasts... but when he looks at young girls... Not cool.

๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 29

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Lots of text and zero action (good animation regardless!) but it was to be expected if we're closing the backstory arc. I was needed to see where they came from.

I look forward to see more of the present with the other characters now.

@blackestclovers I'm on volume 5, after watching several times the full series over the years I'm finding the manga equally good so far.

What I'm noticing is the difference in art style for the characters, a little bit more used to the anime... sort of like it more than the manga.

@blackestclovers You read too fast! You devour them :blobcatgiggle:

Since I started collecting manga this year I take my time, usually re-read each chapter twice to enjoy both text and drawings ๐Ÿ˜…

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korean Tapas ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Episode 29: Kimchi paella? ๐Ÿฅ˜ ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Today we ask what Koreans think the Spanish paella is. Followed by what Spaniards think kimchi is.

Did you know thereโ€™s a squid kimchi? Would you try white kimchi? Is kimchi even spicy?

Do you have more questions about paella or kimchi?

โžก๏ธ koreantapas.show/episode-29/

@null Looks awesome! Do you know of any pre-build Spanish ISO mechanical keyboards out there?

๐Ÿ“บ Zom 100 1x4

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Very solid episode, it was so fun when everything aligned and they were both having snacks and drinks with flight attendants :blobcatgiggle:

It took a bad turn, well... except for Kencho ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 28

@blackestclovers Episode 27 and 28 were very nice indeed! Animation was top ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Although the final fight was a little bit anti-climactic as Goju became too overpowered.

Slack is down so we have to use Teams at work :blobcat_sadlife:

Welcome to hell :blobcatnotlikethis:

@ayo They run the nightly build, or so the footer says :blobcatgiggle:

@kev Yes, please! I've found Mastodon to be a middle ground from, you know, the birdsite or Instagram.

So I'm quite content with Mastodon but granted I do miss the forums.

Max temperature of 26ยบC today in Barcelona? What is this blessing? :blobcat_sadlife:

Can we stay like this until September?

๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 25

@friendly Thanks! The manga is on my to-buy list so I just know the anime for now.

Do you know if the whole season is this flashback arc?

๐Ÿ“บ Jujutsu Kaisen 25

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I had no idea this was going to be a prequel. Are they going to fast-forward in time this season or is it all backstories?

So far, a little disappointed and not loving it.

Animation from MAPPA is of course good.

๐Ÿ“บ Zoom 100 1x3

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Better than episode 2! The new characters looks promising, maybe cheap fun but still fun.

How did he undress himself mid-jump? :blobfoxthinkanime:

But why did both end up naked? ๐Ÿ˜‚

@blackestclovers :blobcataww: Amazing!

I see it's way cheaper than in Spain.

Here a volume is around 8โ‚ฌ :blobcat_sadlife: also considering the average salaries in Canada ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’ฐ

@waffles First one was five stars, the animation, the plot, the voicing... The second one, not as great. Already hating the female character ๐Ÿ˜‚

@rangiferusbunerus@ohai.social Amazing :blobcataww:

@rangiferusbunerus@ohai.social The supermarket?! That's awesome ๐Ÿ˜

Zoom 100 1x2

@blackestclovers The first part of the episode was fun and entertaining, the whole beer thing :blobcatgiggle:

I got bored quickly with the new female character, re living the same thing from her point of view was boring.

@moira Yeah I don't know where the videos come from, it seems limit is both image and video.

Is there a way to automatically reject video assets from remote servers?

From time to time ffmpeg will go crazy processing files and CPU/RAM will go through the roof for hours.

@blackestclovers The whole licensing is a nightmare, to be honest. Even if you pay for Crunchyroll which it seems to have most of it... then you realize they remove some of the items from the catalog in your country because of these licensing issues.

The whole industry while pushing so hard to make money effectively force you to pirate ๐Ÿคท ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ

@blackestclovers Blown away by Zom 100 first episode! The animation was superb.

Five stars โญ โญ โญ โญ โญ

@blackestclovers How you guys have possibly watched them all already is beyond me ๐Ÿ˜น

I'll just say I'm looking forward Jujutsu Kaisen and Zom 100.

@rawchili I also love how he guns them down with a super cold face expression. Like it's easy, not a problem.

@blissfulmun @wststreet it had the opposite effect for me.

I found ep.1 to be brave and bold, not your typical story. Such twist I wanted more immediately.

Then it slowed down so much after that, only to pick itself up at the end.

@miclgael @ayo It's been a very long time since I played POE but I'm looking forward to see how they've re-designed it.

@ayo Have not even bought it yet, I was waiting for full reviews and price drop ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Had no hurry since the new Zelda has kept me busy :zelda_link:

I'm not very keen into buying specially since Path of Exile 2 is being released this month :ablobcatbongo:

The birdsite has now rate limits for reading ads? :blobcatgiggle:

@scribbbleanime Nagi is the best, you're in a great spot of the season. What's going to happen? Anything could!

You have got to binge 21-24 ๐Ÿ˜

@blackestclovers I'm also having a great experience!

I just wish everybody would use hashtags (you already do). I've seen people reviewing manga chapter or anime episodes without hashtags. So it's very hard for others to find and get a discussion started.

Very sneaky of to send me an email saying "we've shipped your order" but it hasn't been picked up by the shipping company after 24 hours :blobcatglare:

Oshi No Ko, episode 11

@grilledcat Indeed I would've liked a longer season. Did they blew all the budget on episode 1? ๐Ÿ˜

Aqua doing the dance in the concert was fun and very out of character for him. I thought he had outgrown it ๐Ÿคญ

@chikorita157 Great news for thank you for sharing! :blobcatheart:

I thought Bocchi the Rock! ended in a good place :blobfoxthinkanime: and didn't feel the need to be stretched further. Where would the story go from there?

@markrsmith My single-user instance object storage is with Scaleway.

Dirty cheap like Backblaze, if not cheaper. Works well if you're in EU

@blackestclovers excellent! Yes I much prefer ended series so I know what I'm getting into ๐Ÿ˜

I'll add them to my list! Thanks :blobcatheart:

@blackestclovers

Currently reading: Haikyuu, Naruto, Blue Lock, Bakuman, Bleach, and My Hero Academia.

On the lookout: Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, Servamp, Attack on Titan and Fire Force.

I've seen the anime for most of them and feel they would be safe bets for manga.

@blackestclovers Love your style! :blobcatfingerguns:

I do some much thinking before committing to a series. I'm trying to be selective, to make sure I'll like them and not drop them. I also try to get the ones translated to Catalan first, then if none is to my liking fallback to Spanish translation.

For now I'm following 5 long running manga, so I'm good but I already have my eyes in a few more :blobcatboo: ๐Ÿ’ธ

@scribbbleanime Also... Yes we need to spread awareness about Blue Lock, it's too good to pass! :ablobcatbongo:

I'm slowly reading the anime, still a few volumes out until I catch the end of the first anime season. Looking forward to season two next year ๐Ÿคž

@blackestclovers yes! Some episodes are frustrating as you want the relationship to move forward. But overall is a good anime โค๏ธ

Black Mirror season 6

@Sfwmson Sure, it all can't be good.

My issue is the theme. All previous seasons, as far as I can remember, had technology as a theme. Not this one, hence my disappointment.

Black Mirror season 6

@ayo I would recommend you watching the first one, which has the most tech in it.

The rest, no tech involved.

Black Mirror season 6

Quite disappointed with this new season that just aired.

For me what made it great was the dystopian technology futures it presented. This is season is everything but that.

Only the first episode follows what I expected and wanted to see. The rest were simply not but a different show entirely. I don't understand. Just name it something else. Why use the franchise like that.

Your thoughts?

Oshi No Ko 1x09

@blackestclovers I need them to move the story a little bit farther.

Aqua met with the producer and got some leads. Hopefully we'll see something happening soon.

I feel bad for Akane, being used by Aqua like that. She has real feelings...

@blackestclovers I thought maybe it was a little slow?

I think the problem was the first episode, it was too good, with great pace.

Episode 8 was great, though. This weeks (9th) wasn't too much for me.

What options do I have on to have the advanced multi-column layout? As I do on desktop web?

- has a max number of columns. It's good but I want more columns.
- The official Mastodon app for Android doesn't even have custom columns ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ
- The mobile view of the PWA doesn't show custom columns either :blobcat_sadlife:

The only ugly workaround is to use "Desktop View" while on the PWA to get the desktop advanced view and pinch to zoom :blobcatnotlikethis:

I love having proper unit tests (using in my scenario), they give me so much confidence when it comes to specification changes to the component's logic.

I don't even need to spawn the whole server to test it out, I know it will work.

Just bought manga volume one for 1.85โ‚ฌ (new) :blobcataww:

That's how they should approach all series, first one practically free so you're hooked and buy the rest :blobcatfingerguns:

First time I see this, usually it's around 8โ‚ฌ ๐Ÿ’ธ

When you read the word "blog" you think of...? What's the meaning for you?

@rwillbrown That's unfortunate, could it be the sidekiq queue can't process all the incoming posts?

Have you checked RAM / CPU usage? Enough disk space?

@komarispaghet Oh wow, totally opposite of how left me. I thought it was very different from things like Haikyu.

Sure, there were some CGI moments but there were some scenes with superb animation.

The manga is very good, surely it's hard to mimic the drawing intensity I think they make it justice.

Late to the party but I'm finally setting up my MacBook Pro M1 for work :blobcataww:

Already feels super fast compared to my old MacBook from 2020 ๐ŸŽ

@michael Ah, good point.

The device needs to drop to around 1.500$ to make it remotely considerable for the rest of the mortals.

In any case I want to see where this is headed and hopefully how they iterate the concept.

@michael Kill me already.

The whole Vision Pro demo was very impressive but indeed ads will pop up eventually. Yuck

@grrrr_shark I knew in Japan was like that, I was surprised to talk to my friends and see that South Korea also has this service.

But would you let them pack everything for you? Like all-the-things?

Having a bank holiday on a Monday is truly a blessing :blobcattea:

@ayo We have the Monday off in Barcelona, so it's going to be a longer weekend :blobcataww:

So many things to do! Training, podcast recording, looking forward to catch up on watching TV, manga reading and playing Zelda.

Not enough time! ๐Ÿ˜

@yeri Love these insights, keep them coming Yeri.

Surprised everything holds with just 2Gb of RAM

@mxbck haha same! It's also the beauty of it. Which also applies to web dev :blobcatgiggle:

@yeri Yeah that's a lot ๐Ÿ˜

What I did with my single-user instance was add relays one at a time and monitor. To find the right balance between having content steadily pour in and the systems in check.

๐Ÿ“š Manga: Bakuman - Chapter 8

Weโ€™re starting the second volume ๐Ÿ’œ

Iโ€™ve got to say this was a lot of text ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ I guess to be expected as we need information but I found it ironic that the panels had so much text while at the same time the editor was telling Suujin the story had too much text ๐Ÿคญ

โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/baku

@ayo I think just keep using your common sense, boost when you feel like you should.

Now that I think about it, I'm not sure I've ever boosted my own replies :blobfoxthinkanime:

@axolotat Stylelint to the rescue ๐Ÿ˜ In our project we have it set up so our IDE highlights what's wrong as you type :blobcatfingerguns:

@ayo I'm with you.

"How can you charge so much to change a color code?"

Well... do you know where to change the color code?

@ayo If all it takes is just pushing a single button, I'd say they're very good at their job.

Usually deployments and such take so many steps ๐Ÿ˜

@nev I've used IFTTT

1. Create the bot account
2. IFTTT RSS to Webhook recipe

Hope this helps

@null As long as I constructive, I at least welcome it.

The thing is (probably not your case) some people just don't know how to give constructive feedback. So it might sound like a personal attack, etc

@jimniels same, how many times have I written // to then realize the file is CSS instead of SCSS :blobcatnotlikethis:

One less thing for the upcoming US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ trip โœ…

"Your travel authorization has been approved and you are authorized to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program"

Chainsaw Man (Spoilers)

@LuluYatziri@mastodon.social it is a super brave thing to do for the author to kill off the characters that held the story together.

In my opinion the plan didn't work as it seems they lost readers ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Chainsaw Man (Spoilers)

@LuluYatziri@mastodon.social thanks :blobcat_sadlife:

Chainsaw Man (Spoilers)

@LuluYatziri@mastodon.social Aki's death destroyed me and I dropped the manga...

Unless you tell me he's not dead and comes back :blobcat_sadlife:

How is Google Meet running in a browser tab so much superior than Teams running in a desktop app (are they still using Electron or different)?

Such performance difference ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

We have both at work but when sending invites I always add Google Meet link.

What do you use?

๐Ÿ“š Manga: Haikyuu - Chapter 1

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I am a little biased because I consider Haikyuu my favorite sports anime of all time. Because precisely that statement is that I started collecting the manga ๐Ÿ’ธ Still, it doesnโ€™t mean Iโ€™m not critical of it, I think the 4th anime season was horrible.

Review โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/haik

Just booked hotel for the first part my trip to Boston & New York City in September ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โœˆ๏ธ

And here I was thinking accommodation prices in Europe were high :blobcat_sadlife: ๐Ÿ’ธ

In my past trip to Japan back in April I don't think I ever went over 50โ‚ฌ/night for those 3 weeks ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Ÿ“š Manga: Nue's Exorcist - Chapter 2

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I'm not convinced, I would've liked so much more if they had really killed off the classmates on the last chapter rather than going full Bleach on us and wiping their memory and injuries :blobcatglare:

I will follow the a little longer see where it goes but I won't get my hopes up.

@ayo I wouldn't buy without trying it plugged in :blobcatnotlikethis:

๐Ÿ“š Manga: Bakuman - Chapter 2

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Lots of text! When I compare Bakuman to Blue Lock, for instance, it takes me so much more time to digest each page. Itโ€™s not a bad thing, they are two completely different stories and one needs more action with less talking, while this one benefits from more context and information ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Review โžก๏ธ manga.ricard.blog/reviews/baku

@rokojori Lots of things happened on Friday. Long story short, I got a copy that Friday and could enjoy the weekend ๐Ÿ˜Œ :nintendo_switch:

So far the game is amazing :blobcatheart: :zelda_link:

@ayo they also need more server stress test, because it's always the same story with Blizzard's releases :blobcatglare:

:nintendo_switch: A friend is giving me his copy later today โ— :blobcatheart:

Beacuse he won't be able to play it at the moment. I'll give him my copy (whenever I get it next week ๐Ÿ˜‘ )

I'm picking it up after work :zelda_link:

There's good people in this world :blobcataww:

@marsh931 You're not alone! :zelda_link:

Amazon screwed me big time. Long story short I have 3 orders for the came with different delivery dates.

Maybe today? Tomorrow? Next week? Only time will tell... :nintendo_switch:

Would you believe me if I told you I have ordered 3 copies of on Amazon because the first purchase (which was pre-order in February) is scheduled to be delivered later than the latest purchase (tomorrow)?

We're talking delivery dates weeks apart. Nuts :nintendo_switch: :zelda_link:

@ppn what does finishing even mean? ๐Ÿ˜ Main story? All shrines?

@fantinel Same! Plus for some unknown reason the digital copy is +10โ‚ฌ more expensive. Strange world to live in... :blobcateyes:

@fantinel Spoiler = block.

:nintendo_switch: :zelda_link: I'm also getting it late despite the fact that I had pre-ordered back in February. It seems Amazon won't deliver it tomorrow but next week :blobcat_sadlife:

@peejay Thank you :blobcatheart:

It has happened before that the delivery date is just wrong.

I'll keep my hopes up a little longer :zelda_link: :nintendo_switch:

@Dani Same here for Amazon Spain ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ :nintendo_switch:

Had a pre-order from February and it says it will be delivered the 22nd :blobcateyes:

:zelda_link: I just purchased another copy two hours ago and says it will be the 17th ๐Ÿ˜†

It's infuriating because a friend of mine who pre-orderd after me has it shipped already. Lives a few blocks away... :blobcatnotlikethis:

@koire Glad to hear a good second opinion. Then I did the right thing :blobcatfingerguns:

@koire Argh! The digital copy is actually +10โ‚ฌ more expensive than the physical on Amazon :blobcateyes: :nintendo_switch:

I will have to wait. A true test of patience :zelda_link:

@peejay Unfair doesn't even begin to cut it.

Amazon says my pre-order from February might get here the 22nd :blobcat_sadlife:

What's more, I ordered a second copy an hour ago and says it will get here earlier, the 17th

My weekend probably ruined :zelda_link:

@rokojori Enjoy! ๐Ÿ’œ :zelda_link:

Amazon has screwed me and it says I'll get it on the 17th or 22nd :blobcat_sadlife:

Even when I preordered back in February. Sad weekend ahead... :blobcatnotlikethis:

:zelda_link: Very concerned that my copy of has not been shipped yet. Will I get it tomorrow? ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

I preordered it back in February on Amazon and it says it will be delivered by the 22nd ๐Ÿ˜ณ If I try to purchase now it says delivery by the 17th

I know dates are sometimes super wrong and I might get the notification of shipment soon. But still... :blobcateyes:

@jay I don't know I imagined it could be just like Mastodon for a single-user but with less resources.

@jay @stormy178@mastodon.stormy178.com Oh wow, nice input. Then I'm somewhat relieved I accidentally installed Mastodon ๐Ÿ˜†

@bluewall@social.lol That's my expectation :blobcataww:

I did play without it just fine :blobfoxthinkanime: We shall see on Friday :ablobcatbongo:

@stormy178@mastodon.stormy178.com Is the problem the software itself?

I regret that back in October, I installed my single-user instance, I didn't do due diligence to investigate more. I would have probably set up an instance instead. Way easier and much less resource hungry for a single user.

What are your pain points with Mastodon?

@eric Did you consider moving from AWS to a cheaper VPS, still fully managed by you? :blobfoxthinkanime:

It feels it would be cheaper than the lowest MastoHost tier and would give you more horsepower.

:boston_redsox: vs

Catching a live game (you know, Europe timezone) and it seems we might lose this one and break the winning streak :blobcat_sadlife:

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@ayo At work we use Slack and more often every day I use the schedule message feature to send messages when I know the person will be online, like the next day or week. To prevent what just happened to you.

๐Ÿ“บ Anime - Jigokuraku 1x6

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Great episode, full of action and not much talking. Glad we're closing Sagiri's nonsense for now and moving forward.

Gabimaru is more likable in each episode.

I wish Yuzuriha would die, running like a coward? Great ninja right there.

The only bit I was not convinced of was when Gabimaru was struck in the head and just bled for a minute. Then all good. They just said a minute ago that a hit from the monster would mean death ๐Ÿคท

@faisal @garritfra Yeah, luckily it's optional ๐Ÿ˜

I imagine there are similar strange forms for EU :blobcat_sadlife:

I just got back from Japan and South Korea, it was a breeze. Just a small paper form filled on the plane (which doesn't cost 21$ either) ๐Ÿ’ธ

@garritfra I'd have to check, can't keep up with all the murders.

Jokes aside it even asks you for your online presence, your parents names, etc It feels like they don't want you to visit and spend your money in their country :blobfoxthinkanime:

Planning a short trip to the USA in September, I'm amazed by the amount of information required when filling up the ESTA application :blobcatnotlikethis:

@nogweii Argh! :blobcat_sadlife:

I feel the official docs need a more prominent warning about disk usage for new MastoAdmins, you're not the first and won't be the last to suffer from this.

Thank you for sharing my post and mention! ๐Ÿ’œ

@Cadeybunny Nice post!

I'm one of those who don't like it. But well, in the end when my swords break I know where in the map to go find them. Which then again it might defeat the purpose of durability if they're eventually easy to find once you know where they spawn.

@adarsh Same! I just don't understand buying digital when it has the same price as physical copy

@koire Not at all, not rude ๐Ÿ™‚

Indeed I was so lucky because I had purchased the plane tickets back in January. I did try to look at the forecast but of course 3 months in advance is complicated. I feel fortunate to have been there the first week of April.

@koire I was a 3-week vacation, sorry if gave the impression I had moved there ๐Ÿ˜

@ayo @wongmjane I would understand moving from Twitter to Bluesky

But after tasting Mastodon? Unless you had a horrible experience ๐Ÿคท