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Watching the final episode of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, where Jenna Ortega voices Brooklynn, the brave pink-haired girl.

Brooklynn, with strands of her pink hair loose in front of her face, looking intense as she's likely messing with the evil people's computer systems.
Screenshot (from another episode) from imdb.
#JennaOrtega #JurassicWorldCampCretaceous

Btw, Scream (2022) with Jenna Ortega has also become available on Netflix in my country (NL). It transferred there from SkyShowtime where Scream VI (2023) is still available.
#JennaOrtega #Scream

I really liked the series, it's varied enough in its stories to not be a repetitive kids-running-from-dinosaurs-and-surviving. The characters are quite interesting and multi-faceted. The development of the two girls finding out they like girls and especially each other, was nicely done.

I dislike how Hollywood writers whenever they write a smart teenage girl, invariably shoehorn in a love story with the bad-guy-who-turns-out-to-be-ok, even if it doesn't make sense for the character to be attracted to such a guy. See also Stuck in the Middle.
#JennaOrtega #JurassicWorldCampCretaceous

Just looked up whether my country is doing corona vaccinations again this year and it turns out it's only for 60+ (and risk groups) with them thinking it's no longer a real problem.

Even the US is allowing people to get vaccinated (with some struggles). How do we have worse healthcare than the US?

Happy Birthday Jenna!

Black and white and grainy photo of Jenna

Jenna Ortega turns 21 today. I'm going to celebrate by watching some Wednesday and seeing a film of hers (still deciding which). Above photo was posted by her hair stylist Jenny Cho and taken yesterday in Paris.
#JennaOrtega #HappyBirthday #BirthdayRewatch

How you get a soundtrack over the first kill.

This is the trailer for three Doctor Who episodes that will be released in or around November 2023. So frustrating that still no date is mentioned, I'm sure I'm going to totally miss it when it finally appears on tv and they announce the release date five seconds before.

NEW! Doctor Who 2023 - 60th Anniversary Specials Trailer | BBC
Destiny isn’t done with them just yet… Doctor Who returns with three special episodes ❤️❤️➕🔷 #DoctorWho coming soon to #iPlayer
#DoctorWho #BBC #DisneyPlus #OfficialTrailer #Television #Streaming

it’s either going to start on the 23rd November, or finish on it, or be shown around that weekend.

I’m sure the date will be announced in advance. Do you remember the “Save The Day” campaign for the 50th anniversary?

not sure if the 3 episodes will be shown on consecutive days or weeks, that’s the only mystery at the moment

I've been going through old posts and found out I've been on the fediverse for almost five years. I had no idea it was this long. Anyway, I've been doing an awful amount of test posts it seems...

Listening to The McCarricks, a husband and wife band consisting of one cello and one violin, making really cinematic music. I just noticed that they do have an EP on TIDAL and Spotify, but it's not the one I have and am listening to (which is self-titled).

I've seen them as support for Kristin Hersh and it was quite magical, their music with a video projection on a screen behind them. Bought the EP from them in person.

Ok, EPs are short so I moved on to the one on TIDAL.
"5 monthly listeners"... They are quite good though.

Europe's Biggest Dance Show is happening again now, listening to it via Studio Brussel. The BBC set we had a little ago was quite good, Ukraine coming up too (they had a good show last year). Looking forward to Belgium too.

Eleven radio stations in ten countries over Europe broadcast a show together, to share the best dance music of the continent. Each country does a half hour set, of course mainly showcasing their own music.

Belgium (Studio Brussel) coming up next in a few minutes. Dance music is in the soul of the nation and if last year is anything to go by, it's going to be a great set.
In a few minutes Ukraine will close this Europe's Biggest Dance Show, a radio show broadcast live from ten countries and eleven radio stations all over Europe, with a half hour music set.
#EuropesBiggestDanceShow #Ukraine

Jenna Ortega now also posted what is my favourite photo from her Dior campaign.

Jenna wearing the Dior earrings
#JennaOrtega #Dior

Also if your mobile app's 2fa screen doesn't survive switching to the authenticator app.

On a related note, if you are responsible for building a 2FA confirmation screen, and you do not automatically focus the cursor in the field for the code when the page loads, I hope you get atomic mutant space syphilis

Natalie Portman spoke at the United Nations about violence against women. She posted it as an Instagram reel, I've mirrored it for those who don't want to access mainstream media.


Natalie Portman speaking at the United Nations

Natalie Portman speaking at the UN about violence against women and girls. Mirrored from Natalie's Instagram. Natalie's description:

It was an honor to speak at the UN about the urgency of ending violence against women and girls, and to highlight the @spotlightinitiative’s effective model for doing so. Woman Life Freedom. #WithHer @unitednations #UNGA #SDGActionZone

(Copyright remains with Natalie and the United Nations)

It has been my belief that training a system on content to generate other content, is making a derivative of that content. With most free licenses this is not allowed without mentioning the source (all of them) and in case of normally copyrighted work it's just plainly forbidden.

I hope this case, and the others they mention, succeed.

BBC News - Game of Thrones author sues ChatGPT owner OpenAI

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Finally Mastodon will show incoming text formatting (with today's release) and the rest of us can stop wondering how garbled our posts are going to be on Mastodon and we can just post as we intended. Mastodon people still can't write rich text though. Baby steps.

It's not true though that Mastodon used to strip all formatting from posts. They were just very selective about what formatting they preserved:

  • paragraph breaks were preserved
  • hyperlinks were preserved
  • some inline images were preserved

What tended to be messed up on Mastodon:

  • lists
  • context provided by emphasis

me about a year ago: yeah, I can buy this pack of 10 downloads, it's valid for a year, plenty of time to choose; when I've used all downloads in a few months time I'll just buy another pack

me now: six days left, plenty of time

Though it may seem weird that PeerTube indicates one (1) view on a video and CloudFront shows 300 requests to that file, seeing that most of those requests were made from Chrome Mobile on an Android tablet located in the Netherlands, from my own ip address, I think we can understand the discrepancy.

Both Friendica and Pleroma seem to have the same problem that video files are loaded the moment they appear in your timeline(*), whether you click play or not. And both are completely ignoring the provided cover image. Mastodon does this much nicer, showing the cover image, the actual PeerTube channel account, and only loading the video in an embedded player after you click to do so.

(*) I know, because when I'm browsing on cellular data I'm almost immediately out of my data bundle if a PeerTube video post appears in my Friendica timeline.

Actors and writers strike going strong. The studios should pay them properly and give them adequate protection against AI. Photo: Ivana Baquero picketing, on her insta.

Ivana picketing in front of a studio gate, looking up to her SAG-AFTRA strike sign