I’m been fighting a cold, on and off, for the last few weeks. I’ve got a lot of stuff that I’d like to do that involves leaving the apartment, but I think that staying home and drinking herbal tea is a better idea right now. So I managed to get my MacBook Air upgraded to Catalina yesterday. It went smoothly, no snags at all, as far as I can tell. I’d read the Take Control books on upgrading to Catalina and using Catalina, so I knew what to expect. I was a little worried about the new volume group thing, but that doesn’t seem to have broken anything.
And I was worried about the split of iTunes into separate apps, but that also, surprisingly, isn’t as bad as I thought it might be. The Music app retains (nearly) all of the music-related functionality of iTunes. Apparently, the column browser disappeared in 10.15.0 but reappeared in 10.15.2, which is the version to which I just upgraded. So I’m glad I waited before upgrading.
I need to decide if I want to switch my default shell from bash to zsh. It’s probably fine, and I should go ahead and do that, but I do have a few little aliases and scripts that I should review first.
I also just finished reading the Angel & Faith season 9 series. It was really good! I blogged about my recent Buffy kick about a month ago. I think I’m almost done with it, and ready to move on to a new kick. I still need to read a couple of spin-off mini-series, Willow: Wonderland and Spike: A Dark Place. But, after that, I think I’ll take a break from Buffy. I’d been looking at acquiring the season 10 books, but they’re all out of print and some are a bit expensive right now. It looks like Boom is finally going to start reprinting Dark Horse’s Buffy books, so hopefully they’ll get around to printing new editions of the later Dark Horse stuff that’s currently hard to find.
So that’s some random thoughts on macOS and Buffy comics. I was going to toss some unrelated music thoughts into this blog post too, but I’m running out of energy. I need to get some more tea, or maybe take a nap.
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