Saturday, June 11, 2016
Barry's weekly wrap-up, June 11th
It's a bit hard to believe that we are nearly half-way through the month of June. While so many tourist love Panama City in the Summer, I can't wait to feel a little Fall chill in the air. This week we have settled into out usual weather pattern, hot, humid, and some sea-breeze thunderstorms.
Speaking of tourists, I was saddened to learn about the young man who, while digging a sand tunnel, died when his sand tunnel collapsed. Recently, we have lost several tourists to drowning and my prayers go out to the families.
Tonight, I will be watching Svengoolie, he will be playing "Pillow of Death". It may not be the scariest movie that I've ever seen but it's a good late-night popcorn muncher.
I'm still enjoying my move to Manjaro on my older computer. Had I known that Manjaro would run this well on such an old computer I would have made the change long ago. Now, I look back on my time with Peppermint as a sort of waste. Well, live and learn.
On my more robust computer that I have dubbed Frankenstein, Manjaro has been running flawlessly as you might expect. I am currently downloading Wildstar on Steam using PlayonLinix. I've been looking for a good game to try out on Frankenstein. Let's see if this works out.
I've been using MComix to read digital comics. The last comic that I tackled was "The Rocketeer At War". What can I say, I'm a sucker for steampunk and dieselpunk.
Hampton Roads was kind enough to send me a free review copy of "Palmistry Plain and Simple" and a copy of "Tarot Mysteries". I think that I'll do a review of them on my Gnostalgia blog.
When watching Svengoolie and you hear the line, "My dear fellow, the word abracadabra is anathema to the true believer in the occult." toast the memory of Lon Chaney.
About Barry Huddleston
Hello everyone. I am a big fan of classic horror, retro-scifi, steampunk, dieselpunk, and Linux. I'm a casual gamer and an avid reader. As a hobby, I review books, movies, and products. I am not paid for my reviews other than the item that is the subject of the review. All of my reviews are of an open-minded person and subject to change over time.