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Christopher James Willcock

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Month: July 2018

Annihilation

I saw Annihilation this weekend. It’s a story of other-wordly gene-meddling. The creatures were bizarre, the story was well done. I enjoyed that throughout the movie, the premise remained plausible while pushing the limits. Recommended.

Ready Player One

I have been excited to see this movie from the initial announcement and it didn’t disappoint. It was much different from the book, but was still a superb movie. I will be waiting, maybe for a long time, for the remake that more closely follows the book!

Earth Lost by Daniel Arenson

I enjoyed book one of the series well enough to recommend it, but book two was difficult to finish. From the opening scene I was put off very much. Sparing more details, the narrative made too many leaps for my taste. It is science fiction, it isn’t going to be realistic, but some kind of logical consistency would have been nice.

I will not be reading the rest of this series.

Found you by Rachel WillcockRachel Willcock (rachel.willcock.ca)
I think I am doing this correctly! Hehe.

Yes you did. You are doing webmentions!

Rachel Willcock by rmw rmw (rachel.willcock.ca)
Eating ice cream and making my first post on my first website my husband set up for me.

Welcome to the IndieWeb Rachel!

Daniel Willcock by Daniel WillcockDaniel Willcock (daniel.willcock.ca)
Me and my Dad just made my new website!

Good luck with your first website buddy! Remember that I will help you figure out anything you want to do with it. Ask me questions about it anytime you want!

INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION (jgregorymcverry.com)
@bonstewart wanted to make an introduction to @cjwillcock He is an awesome developer and WordPress guy from PE who has gotten quite involved in the #IndieWeb as late. Figured you could point him to the rich history and people of PEI doing our kind of work in #OpenPedagogy

Thanks @jgmac1106 and hi @bonstewart!

trekhleb/javascript-algorithms (GitHub)
javascript-algorithms - Algorithms and data structures implemented in JavaScript with explanations and links to further readings

Bookmarked!

Old Man Luedecke / One Night Only! Live at the Chester Playhouse from truenorth.labelstore.ca
Live at the Chester Playhouse is a beautiful recording of one gig, September 15 2017 when he appeared solo before a hometown crowd in the seaside village of Chester Nova Scotia. The record captures the warmth and intimacy of the show and the transmutation of the ordinary to the magical that Luedecke achieves every night. And that is what makes him such a loved live performer.

I purchased the digital download of Old Man Luedecke’s shiny new live album, One Night Only! Live at the Chester Playhouse.

I was lucky to take in Old Man Luedecke’s performance on this tour in my hometown of Summerside last year. He is a superb storyteller and a great performer. I enjoyed it very much.

I had the chance to shake his hand after the show and say hi. I let him know his music was a constant companion of mine as I spent a lot of time working on my computer and often choose one album to listen to on repeat all day long. It’s a fairly short list of albums I choose from most of the time.

I mentioned that my favourite music of his was Monsanto Jones and I was hoping he might have played it, but of course, I enjoyed the show. He spoke lively, “Oh, you should have told me! We could have played it.”

I asked, “What, just shout out from the crowd?”

“Yeah,” he said. “Sure!”

I told him,  “I will the next time” and I really hope he’s not annoyed about it the next time I see him on stage, because I won’t forget!

He only spoke with me for a moment, then excused himself to collect a beverage before we made our separate ways back into the Harbourfront Theatre auditorium where Breabach was taking to the stage.

Thanks Aaron for inviting me out!

Here’s this little tune I like so much, Monsanto Jones. Now I need to listen to this new album which has long since finished downloading!