Jack Baty's Microblog

I’d have more room if I could just let go of things. This original Kindle in its original packaging, for instance. I miss the little wheel and its foil-like indicator.

Original Kindle in box

I’ve configured MarsEdit to post to Micro.blog. I’m typing this in MarsEdit’s global micropost window. If you’re reading this…success!


TÁR, 2022 - ★★★

I know I'm supposed to like this more than I did, sorry.


This time I took a digital camera on my walk. Not much good came of it. This one was taken toward the end. I was too far away and had to crop the dickens out of it. And of course, the subject demanded conversion to black and white. Some nice leading lines help.


As of right now, I’ve decided to keep using the jack.micro.blog domain (and @jack@micro.blog for Fediverse) rather than custom. My own domain makes things more “future-proof” I suppose, but it adds complexity and I don’t know that I want to hide that I’m using Micro.blog’s service.


I don’t understand why I continue to think that the solution to having too many blogs is to start another blog.


This is just a quick test of posting photos. It’s been a while! I took the Hasselblad and some very expired Delta 100 on a recent walk. The “scenery” was dull, but some of it still looks neat when photographed.

Black and white photo of a field of weeds.

I set up a Mastodon instance planning to use it as a microblog. Then I remembered that Micro.blog has ActivityPub features and is /already/ a great microblogging tool. So, should I cross-post from here to my main Mastodon account or rely on ActivityPub? Thinking the latter.


Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, 2022 - ★★★★½

Well, goshdarnit that was good.


The Menu, 2022 - ★★★

Four and a half stars during the movie. Three stars when it was over.


Petite Maman, 2021 - ★★★★½

Just a sweet, lovely 70 minutes that I already want to experience again.


Depth of Field: Documentaries on Photography

...plus 181 more. View the full list on Letterboxd.


Mandibles, 2020 - ★★★★

Dominique and the Doofuses. Very fun.


Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes, 2020 - ★★★★

Looks like Nolan has had is ass handed to him, using an iPhone.


Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, 2022 - ★★★★

A rollicking good time overall. Also, I'll no longer be pronouncing Benoit as "Ben Oyt"


Something in the Dirt, 2022 - ★★★★

I love everything Benson & Moorhead do.


The Banshees of Inisherin, 2022 - ★★★★½

How can a thing be so hilarious and sad at the same time? Lost half a star because of that thing I don't allow to happen in movies.


The Fabelmans, 2022 - ★★★★

I love movies, too.


The Last Resort, 2018 - ★★★

Watched on Saturday December 10, 2022.


Funky Forest: The First Contact, 2005 - ★★

Nope. Not the good kind of funky.


Werewolf by Night, 2022 - ★★★★

Great vibe


Tiny Cinema, 2022 - ★★½

I didn't care for it.


The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, 2022 - ★★★★

Delightful all the way through.


Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, 2021 - ★★★½

It was all about the visuals for me.


Triangle of Sadness, 2022 - ★★★★

That was a LOT of vomit.