Keeping track of my media diet

This idea of tracking my media diet really appeals to me:

Just like last year, I kept track of almost everything I read, watched, listened to, and experienced in my media diet posts.

Jason Kottke

I follow a few people who do this too, sometimes pretty publicly. I’m not sure that I’d want to share everything I consume, but I do like the thought of capturing, and aggregating everything.

I’m just not too sure how to pull it all together, if I were to do this.

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space and all I can think about are Klingons

Voyager 1 space craft

Last week we learned that Voyager 2 had followed in its sibling’s metaphorical footsteps, and entered interstellar space. According to Ars Technica:

On Monday, NASA announced that one of its longest-running experiments has started a new phase. Five years after Voyager 1 reached interstellar space, its sibling, Voyager 2, has joined it there. While the Oort Cloud of icy bodies extends well beyond the probes’ current locations, they’ve gone past the point where the charged particles of the solar wind dominate space. Instead, their current environment is dominated by cosmic rays ejected by other stars.

Ars Technica

When I read this news, I immediately thought about a scene in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier*, in which a Klingon Bird of Prey de-cloaks, and destroys one of the Voyager probes:

*Thanks to Ken Gagne for reminding me which movie this was!

If you’re not familiar with the Voyager probes, definitely take a look at NASA’s mini-site with information, and multimedia about these two historic probes, and trailblazers.

These infographics, alone, are awesome!

The Aquaman soundtrack was released today, and I’m enjoying it

The Aquaman soundtrack by Rupert Gregson-Williams was released today, and I just found it on Spotify:

I’ve literally listened to two tracks so far, and it doesn’t seem like it includes the music we heard in the trailer is in the soundtrack. Just the same, just based on “What Could Be Greater Than a King?“, I think this will be on heavy rotation for me.

If this trailer music is in the Aquaman soundtrack, it will be awesome

If the music in this Aquaman trailer is in Rupert Gregson-Williams’ upcoming soundtrack, it’s going to be awesome!

Solo was fun! A terrific addition to the Star Wars movie catalogue.

Watched ‎Solo: A Star Wars Story on iTunes from iTunes

We just watched Solo for the first time. I really enjoyed it. It may not have the same tone as the core Star Wars movies, but it’s a fun background story for Han Solo and Chewbacca.

Featured image source: DasWortgewand on Pixabay

And my Pottermore house is …

It’s almost time for the Automattic Grand Meetup. This year we’re all gathering in Orlando, and it looks like we’ll have an opportunity to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

In preparation for this, and the gifts my family will be expecting, my wife has suggested that we all be sorted into our respective houses so I can return with appropriate souvenirs.

I went through the sorting process on the Pottermore site, and it turns out my house is … Gryffindor!

Now we just need to sort the kids, and we’re all set!

Batman Ninja holiday viewing

Batman Ninja

Today is our kids’ first day of their (very) long school Summer vacation. Neither of our kids are going to the summer program we booked them into today, so we finished watching Batman Ninja before I started working this morning. This DC Comics movie is filmed in a Japanese Anime style (or several styles), and it’s really good.

If you’re interested in an authentic experience of the movie, you can watch it in the original Japanese too! We opted for the English. 😁

Awesome new Thor, Justice League and Star Trek: Discovery trailers

I love Comic Con season. It’s that time of the year when you tend to see loads of awesome new trailers. I woke up to some awesome new trailers for Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League and Star Trek: Discovery.

Thor: Ragnarok

This movie is going to be a lot of fun. I’m really looking forward to it!

Justice League

I seem to be one of the few people who enjoyed Batman vs Superman (more the extended version). I’m excited about this first live action Justice League movie.

Star Trek: Discovery

I wasn’t sure about the new series when it was first announced but after seeing a couple teasers and, now, the full trailer, I think this is going to be impressive.

More trailers

Ready Player One

My brother pointed this one out to me. It looks visually amazing. Still, when I watch this trailer I can’t help but think that my concern that my kids are spending way too much time in front of screens doesn’t even come close to this dystopian future world.