I'm Alex, an Individual from Calgary, Canada. This is my blog.

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Batman Is Kind of Strange as a Concept

Have you ever really sat down and thought about Batman? I had a surplus of spare time on my hands recently, so I went back and played through Batman: Arkham City. When it originally came out, people consistently told me it was good, but I never got around to playing it because I just never cared about superhero comics or any other type of cape media. It’s a middling game - lot’s of time wasting minigames - but I’m not here to elaborate on the game much further, just use it as a tool to examine how weird Batman is as a character.…
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Mastodon Is Too Heavy for Its Own Good

Warning: This Article Is Poorly Written With the ongoing collapse of Twitter, there has been a lot of talk about the Fediverse, and primarily Mastodon, which in spite of it probably not wanting to be, is the flagship in the ActivityPub fleet. I want to preface this by saying that I think Mastodon is really great software from the user side. It’s a very powerful tool and deserves all the credit it gets for it’s UI, it’s filtering features, and it’s very in-depth profile settings.…
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Weekly Update - November 13th, 2022

As some of you are probably aware, I have the habit of going on two cyclical “kicks”, every year. Right now I’m going through a health-kick, which means I’m going to try a bunch of self-improvement type things until I forget I was doing them. Anyways, I’ve been seeing Headspace ads everywhere lately, so as a form of core rejection of their business model, I’ve been meditating on my own.…
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