📺 “Goliath” Fresh Flowers | Amazon

Watched "Goliath" Fresh Flowers from Amazon
Directed by Dennie Gordon. With Billy Bob Thornton, Nina Arianda, Ana de la Reguera, Tania Raymonde. When Billy learns the name of the real shooter, he has to turn to the FBI to help him bring his elusive suspect in for questioning.

What a perverse group of wackos… A truly bizarre ending with H.R. Pufnstuf…

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📺 “Goliath” Politics | Amazon

Watched "Goliath" Politics from Amazon
Directed by Lawrence Trilling. With Billy Bob Thornton, Nina Arianda, Ana de la Reguera, Tania Raymonde. After a brutal loss, Billy decides to formally take on Julio Suarez's defense, but before he can go back to court, he has to get his team back together first.

Somewhat muddier plot than season one. This episode wasn’t as compelling…

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📺 "Goliath" La Mano | Amazon

Watched "Goliath" La Mano from Amazon
Directed by Lawrence Trilling. With Billy Bob Thornton, Ana de la Reguera, Tania Raymonde, Diana Hopper. Billy McBride is reluctantly pulled back into criminal defense when his friend's 16- year-old son is arrested for a double murder.

A seemingly slow start, but wow they sure do know how to close an episode and kill off stars.

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I was doing some reading and thinking about how one might translate the idea of blogging into Latin. I tried entering “I am blogging.” into Google translate just to see what would come out. Perhaps it’s just a glitch in their translation algorithm, but the response felt apropos to me.

A screen capture of Google Translate's attempt to translate "I am blogging." into Latin. It outputs "Ego nullam dolore."

“Ego nullam dolore.” translated back into English is “I have no pain.”

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📺 "Goliath" Cover Your Ass | Amazon

Watched "Goliath" Cover Your Ass from Amazon
Directed by Anthony Hemingway. With Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Olivia Thirlby. As both sides begin their depositions, more secrets start to come to the surface, threatening to destroy everyone involved.
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Errors on update to 3.8.0

Filed an Issue dshanske/syndication-links (GitHub)
Add and Display Syndication Links

After updating to the most recent version 3.8.0 of Semantic Linkbacks I’m getting the following error in the Comments sections of both posts and pages:

Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, string given in htdocs/blog/wp-content/plugins/semantic-linkbacks/includes/class-linkbacks-walker-comment.php on line 25

It seems to be throwing the error the same number of times that there are comments on the post. Additionally the comments section is showing both the raw mentions and facepiled versions. I’ll have to test some additional posts, but it also seems to have changed some mentions that were previously moderated out to now be showing.

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Reply to Serena about Wishes for the Post Kind Plugin

Replied to a post by SerenaSerena (Serena Who?)

@c I was thinking of writing a “wish” blog post, and saw from the indieweb wiki that you’ve done it on your blog using the post kind WP plugin.
Could you walk me through how you did that?

I should probably add, do you manually add the pictures of the items on your wish post, or did the plugin do it for you?

@vishae Wishes are already built into the core version of Post Kinds, so it shouldn’t take much work, but you’ll need to make a few changes. I’ve written before about the generalization of how to do this. You’ll need to dip into the code here to change the show value from false to true. (Hint: on your admin dashboard visit: /wp-admin/plugin-editor.php?file=indieweb-post-kinds%2Fincludes%2Fclass-kind-taxonomy.php&plugin=indieweb-post-kinds%2Findieweb-post-kinds.php). Then save the file. There’s already a reasonable template built into the plugin, so you shouldn’t need to make your own.

The plugin will generally import a “featured image” if one is available on the page you’re bookmarking, but it doesn’t yet have functionality for showing it yet. I often I add one manually myself by cutting and pasting the URL for the photo the plugin returns and put it into the External URL featured image plugin. (Eventually when Post Kinds handles featured images, I should be able to turn the plugin off so it doesn’t duplicate the data.)

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📺 "Goliath" It’s Donald | Amazon

Watched "Goliath" It's Donald from Amazon
Directed by Alik Sakharov. With Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Olivia Thirlby. The beginning of discovery unearths a startling new piece of evidence that threatens to unravel Billy's entire theory of the case.

Hurt plays a terrifically creepy dude here and he’s perfect for the role, but holy crap, what a bizarre an unexpected end of the episode.

📺 "Goliath" Game On | Amazon

Watched "Goliath" Game On from Amazon
Directed by Bill D'Elia. With Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Olivia Thirlby. The judge gives Billy only a day to make a compelling offer of proof before he dismisses the lawsuit.

Watching the credits a bit, I can see the experience and power behind the show and why it’s so solid. Bill D’Elia is great with this kind of material.

I still feel a bit left out about Billy’s major backstory, but suspect it’ll come along any time. Whatever it is, it almost can’t live up to what his prior self was compared to who he is now.

📺 "Goliath" Pride and Prejudice | Amazon

Watched "Goliath" Pride and Prejudice from Amazon
Directed by Alik Sakharov. With Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Olivia Thirlby. Billy scrambles to get his wrongful death lawsuit into court by any means necessary.

Okay, I think I’m hooked. There’s a nice driving force behind the plotline here combined with some great characters.

What a gut punch at the end of the episode though. I won’t give things away, but I would have guessed that the actor was too big in stature to have gone that way. Wow!

📺 One of Us (2017) | Netflix

Watched One of Us (2017) from Netflix
Directed by Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady. With Etty, Chani Getter, Ari Hershkowitz, Luzer Twersky. Penetrating the insular world of New York's Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation.

A painful documentary to watch. It’s fine for communities like this to exist and even flourish, but they should not be so insular so as to force people to live within them and deal with tremendous abuse and lack of choice.

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📖 Read pages 58-77 of The Celtic Myths by Miranda Aldhouse-Green

📖 Read pages 58-77, Chapter 3: A Plethora of Irish Spirits of The Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends by Miranda Aldhouse-Green (Thames & Hudson, , ISBN: 978-0500252093)

A synopsis of the Irish gods and stories.

There was an unexpected note on page 66 that indicated that J.R.R. Tolkien may have been fascinated by a cursed ring described on a lead tablet in Lydney and a very similar (the same?) gold ring found at the Roman city of Silchester in Hampshire. The text posits that perhaps the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings were potentially inspired by these archaeological finds from Irish myth.

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📺 "Goliath" Of Mice and Men | Amazon

Watched "Goliath" Of Mice and Men from Amazon
Directed by Lawrence Trilling. With Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Olivia Thirlby. A burned-out attorney gets a second chance for redemption when he agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of his former law firm.

A nice little series opener. I can get into this.

❤️ ClintSmithIII tweet about philanthropy

Replied to a tweet by Clint Smith on TwitterClint Smith on Twitter (Twitter)

This reminds me a lot of Malcolm Gladwell‘s thesis about philanthropy in higher education. Hopefully identifying the problem and suggestions for solutions will point a way to fixing the problem.

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📺 "This Week" Episode dated 17 June 2018 | ABC

Watched "This Week" Episode dated 17 June 2018 from ABC
With George Stephanopoulos, Stephen K. Bannon, Karen Finney, Rick Klein. Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist; roundtable discussion with Rick Klein, Karen Finney, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Matt Schlapp, and Greta Van Susteran;

Definitely the fluffiest of the morning shows today. In all this morning there was too much featuring of Trump administration officials blowing fluff and pushing blame without taking any stance toward leading on the situation.

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