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Luis Vazquez
Creative Director by day, aspiring science fiction writer (in training) by night. Lover of all things science fiction, video games and writing. Space opera, cyberpunk and time travel are all my jam.
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Heatwave, Day 6: was only outside for 15 minutes and I felt like I was going to warp and melt like a vinyl record.

Not the best day for yard work.

Current temperature: 94 degrees

Real feel: 100 degrees

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@MitchW Yeah, I’ve heard so much about the Culture series, but I get this feeling that I wouldn’t like it. I keep ALMOST buying Consider Phlebus.

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@Gabz Love that post!

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Heatwave, Day 5: The temperature lives up to the hype. I haven’t been outside yet, but will be out in long sleeves and pants because DATE NIGHT.

I’m also seeing a music legend perform as part of his final tour.

Current Temperature: 95 degrees

Real Feel: 100 degrees

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@fozstark Oh yeah, that's one of the BEST things about this whole thing.

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@fozstark Welcome! Yeah, I still find M.B refreshing.

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Heatwave, Day 4: The Cruel Summer begins. I don’t really think that. I just like that song.

The hottest day of the year is predicted for tomorrow. Of course, that’s date night, the first since the arrival of the baby.

Current Temperature: 91 degrees

Real Feel: 98 degrees

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Heatwave, Day 3: bracing for the worst that’s yet to come. Lucky enough to remain indoors for the entire day.

I dread my electric bill next month.

Current Temperature: 91 degrees

Real Feel: 98 degrees

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@ner3y Wooh!! Looking forward to it!

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@pratik (insert Idiocracy medical scan reference here)

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Apparently Mark Ruffalo was in town shooting an HBO drama.

A handful of film productions have been filmed in my little metropolis over the years; most notably was the opening sequence in Transformers 2, filmed down the street from my mom’s house.

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Heatwave, Day 2: Out and about during the start of the peak high temperatures.

My work clothes consists of long pants and long sleeves, which have now become part of my skin.

Current temperature: 91 degrees Real Feel: 97 degrees

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@pratik Ah, okay. I'm in the community college side of things, so I know some trends translate over from the larger schools. I'm sorry that you have to deal with all that. I visited Austin in '06, and figured it was not as conservative as I thought Texas was. Then again, that was close to 20 years ago.

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Heatwave, Day 1: it’s technically not a heatwave yet, but the next seven days will see increased temperatures.

The longest heatwave in this area was 10 days, and it was over 80 years ago. We don’t expect to beat that.

Current temp: 89 degrees

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@jonah I’m very sorry.

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@MitchW This is why I chose micro.blog over Tumblr.

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@jsonbecker Aweful, isn’t it? Star Wars and Star Trek fandom is one of the reasons I got online in the 90s. It was exciting to engage about this stuff.

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“May thy knife chip and shatter.”

-Me, before any culinary competition

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@pratik I didn't realize you were in higher ed. Do you think this is a trend? I haven't been keeping up with the Higher Ed media outlets.

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Early 80s synth pop is the perfect soundtrack for every Friday morning, especially hazy mornings.

I’m not going to post screenshots of my synth playlist because this isn’t Twitter.

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It’s interesting to see different reactions to the recent #AI news on my social media channels…

Pros: Yeah, let’s see where Apple goes with this.

Fans: WOOH!!! LFG!!

Cyberpunks: this is literally our worst nightmare.

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@sergio_101 I don’t remember doing anything special with mine, but I like how it turned out. It serves me well and does the job.

blog.vzqz.io

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@bobwertz Yeesh. I feel like the “other talk” is less stressful.

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Super bon bon, super bon bon…

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@sergio_101 Ohh, then you got this, no problem!

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@ronkjeffries I discover by poking around other posts in my timeline, or replies to conversations on others I follow, and if they seem cool I’ll just follow them. Discovery tab is okay, too.

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@sergio_101 Go for it. It’s a worthwhile venture. My dev skills are not prime (and I relied a lot in micro.blog help) but it’s worked out so far.

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@MitchW Thank you, sir! Enjoy! (again, I'm no expert, LOL!)

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@jsonbecker I feel like there's always going to be a certain number of people who don't necessarily care that generative AI was used for the images they are encountering.

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On my blog today, I reflected on my time using Micro.Blog, the spirit of the #indieweb and cross-posting to the #Fediverse.

I’m no expert in any of this, but I figured it could be useful to anyone who was thinking about such things.

blog.vzqz.io/2024/06/1…

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@V_ Thank you! I highly recommend it. I’m going to reread it again in its entirely because there were so many useful bits.

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@V_ 🤣 micro.blog is all accepting!

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@kirk Thank you, that’s a good reminder. It’s a marathon, and I’m ready to play the long game!

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@ridwan We do have so many great writers on M.B., and I love discovering them.

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@z428 I really like your stuff, though. I'm glad you're posting it there.

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@bobwertz Aww! I can't wait till I can share Star Wars and other stuff with my son. I was able to watch it between feedings and trying not to pass out.

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Why I'm Here blog.vzqz.io
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Uh ohh, what did I miss from #WWDC? Good news, I hope?

I’m not a developer, but I like being in the space.

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Retrieved my copy of On Writing… I have a full life, but I’ll find some way to make my writing dream work.

I know, the best way to get better is to WRITE.

It’s still good to have a guide or two from the best.

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I read Micro.blog posts from some of the writers I follow and they are so poetic with describing the simplest things.

I’m inspired to do the same, but my lack of poetic talent would make a Vogon proud.

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Again, Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison was released today.

Wondering if I should buy it…

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The only “Recall” I’m interested in is TOTAL…

Side note: get your ass to Mars!

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Been a fan of The Crüxshadows for a long time. Their music really hit me at a crucial time in my life.

I regret not seeing them live.

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Sometimes I just look at a person, and I think… they’d never make it on Arrakis.

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The First Six Months blog.vzqz.io
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Okaaay, so I just had to choose a different go-to coffee brand because my old brand (Wegman’s) uses a chemical decaf process. ☕️

I’m Gen-X. I drank from the hose as a kid, and ate packets of colored sugar with a sugar stick.

NOW I’m caring about decaf processes. 😣

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Interesting to see the #StarTrekDiscovery reaction on different platforms.

Micro.Blog: A fitting end to the series.

Mastodon: WE LOVE #DISCO SO MUUUCH, SO SAD ITS OVER.

Reddit: Booo Disco! Let it END!

Yeah, I’ve been going to Reddit less and less.

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My new audiobook scifi channel will most likely consist of: Red Rising (P. Brown), Cyberpunk 2077: No Conscience (R. Kosik), Necrotech (K. Alexander), Fault Tolerance (V. Valdes), Old Man’s War (J. Scalzi), Space Opera (C. Valente)

Just realized, I probably can’t fit all these on my phone.

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I think my Scalzi kick has to do with Wil Wheaton narrating. They go so well together.

Old Man’s War is not read by Wheaton, but I wonder how different the book would be if he were the narrator.