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Morning Coffee

I’ve been trying to take at least one picture a day. Making coffee in the morning always makes for some great photos. If you’re curious to see how I brew coffee with the Chemex, I made a video just for you.

Camera: Sony α7 III
Lens: Sony 50mm ƒ/1.8

Coffee grounds inside a white chemex filter.

Chemex from the side, and we see the coffee dripping into the bottom.

We see the Chemex from the top where the water is saturating the coffee.

The Fall of Apple? 

Great piece from Matt Birchler. This line made me laugh:

There is a morsel of truth in this article on VentureBeat, but if you told me this was written by Microsoft PR then I’d believe you.

Star Wars: Episode IX Gets a Title and Goosebump-Inducing Teaser

  

It’s official Episode IX—the last film in the Skywalker saga—is called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That title took me by surprise. The Last Jedi did such a fantastic job making clear this was much more than just one family’s story. But, in the end, Kylo Ren is technically a Skywalker.

Who knows how much of this teaser will end up in the final film, but that slow-mo shot of Rey is nothing short of badass. Who’s laugh do we hear at the end? Sounds like Palpatine to me. There are so many loose ends this film has the responsibility of addressing. I just hope J.J. is able to tie them all up in a satisfying way.

The Rise of Skywalker debuts on December 20th.

‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ Teaser Image Revealed 

‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ Teaser Image
© StarWars.com

The game, set to be released later this year, will follow a Padawan trying to survive as the Empire rises following the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and the defeat of the Jedi Order.

I can barely contain my excitement for this game. When I was growing up, there was a game on Xbox where you could be a Jedi. I don’t remember what it was called, but I do remember loving it.

With Star Wars Celebration happening this week, it looks like we’ll be getting more info (and hopefully a trailer) on Saturday.

Some Unsolicited Blogging Advice 

Uncle Dave:

If you read something and feel like offering more thoughts, write and add hyperlinks.

Yes! If it’s anyone whose advice you take, it should be Dave Rupert’s. His post is the epitome of what makes blogging wonderful. The whole thing is what, nine sentences? And that’s just fine because it doesn’t need to be any longer but still packs a punch.

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