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  1. Avatar Will Truman
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    The latest Michael Connelly I’m reading, Brass Verdict, has actually turned out to be pretty good! I think Connelly’s heart is in Haller novels more than Boesch novels. Also, Harry Boesch seems to excel as a character in a supporting role.

    I still haven’t watched any Daredevil. Sigh.

    I did some jujitsu I did with the smartphone. Since upgrading to lollipop, I’ve not been able to put widgets on the screen that map to the AVRCP commands. I still can’t get it to direct automatically like I used to (basically, it seems to really want to open Android’s very inferior music app even if I have my audiobook reader open) but I can at least map it to the app I’m doing most, and if I’m going to be in a car or something and want to listen to music, I can change which one it will map to relatively easily.

    I wouldn’t mind Google’s and Android’s nudging me to use their app… if their app was any good.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph
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    What is this “points” you speak of? Something on their card?

    Here’s another Amazon tip, for Prime members:

    If you are in no rush to get your item, rather than just one-click ordering with the default two-day shipping, check the “no-rush” shipping option at checkout.

    On a lot of Amazon items, if you do this, they give you a buck credit you can use towards digital downloads (books, music, movies).

    As often as I buy stuff, that’s like a free record every couple weeks.Report

  3. Avatar Maribou
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    I’m watching Other Space right now, only up to episode 2 so it’s still in the wobbly phase, but I can see it has charm. Also watching The Last Enemy, the acting is great but the story is so complicated I can only watch it when my brain is working at 100 percent. Still relying on Third Rock and HIMYM for watch-while-I-exercise fluff.

    I’ve embarked on reading all the Hugo stuff I can, and voting on what I can this year, which also brings in some other stuff – so I’m finally about to start Ancillary Justice. Unrelated, I read two novels by Lev AC Rosen, All Men of Genius and Depth. Despite a few flaws, I loved them, so I’ll be reading whatever else he writes.

    Still listening to Midnight in Karachi and the Coode Street Podcast. Have started listening to Dear Sugar, Pop Culture Happy Hour, and Reading the Ends. This is apparently the summer of podcasts :D.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Maribou
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      Interesting that you watch comedies when you exercise. I found myself having to watch more intense stuff, to keep my mind off the fact that I was exercising.Report

      • Avatar Morat20 in reply to Will Truman
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        Same here. Criminal Minds is my current Netflix choice. (Like 83 thousand seasons, which should keep me busy). I tried Fringe, but it’s a bit too slow. Psych also works, but only stuff I haven’t seen.

        (I try to do 45 minutes three times a week, so…approximately one hour long show without commercials. Thank goodness for Netflix).Report

      • Avatar Maribou in reply to Will Truman
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        The more intense something is, the more still I get when I watch it – when I try to watch something serious I keep going “oh right, I was exercising.” Plus 22 minutes is about as long as I can go without hitting the “overdo” button right now.

        The perfect exercising show for me was Glee, because peppy musical rhythms plus melodramatic plots, but I’ve run out of it and I can’t actually stand it well enough to rewatch old episodes…Report

        • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Maribou
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          That makes sense. Another thing I noticed for me was that 45 minutes of exercise easier than 22. With 22, I never stopped looking at the click. At 45 my attention would drift away from the time. When I was doing The Shield I would sometimes go for 90 minutes but pretty slow and low resistance for the last 45 (and not super fast or high residence for the first 45 – this is not meant to be commentary on my level of fitness at the time.)Report

  4. Avatar Alan Scott
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    Watching: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

    It’s a favorite novel, and I was unaware that the BBC miniseries was going to happen unit I saw a review of the first episode.

    There are previews for episode 3, in which one of our titular magicians travels to the continent to join the Duke of Wellington against the French, and it looks to be spectacular.

    Reading: Marvel Secret Wars

    This is a weird experiment. Clearly Marvel is trying to create a company-wide major crossover comics event. But in company-wide major crossover events, the comics are supposed to be terrible. For some reason, marvel decided to make them all good instead. Not sure what’s up with that.Report

  5. Avatar Will Truman
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    In other news, Herman’s Head was never released to DVD! Did any of you know of this outrage?! It wasn’t even like Allie McBeal or Daria where there were music rights issues. What the heck, Fox? Why are you going to make me buy a shoddy bootleg?Report

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