Snow Crash

According to Streaks, I have read for thirty minutes a day for the past eleven days. And I finished a book.

It's hard not to laugh when an auther names a character Hiro Protagonist. But laugh too long and the loose, yet honest writing might slip pass you.

I really enjoyed this book. It had a good feel to it. It went down smooth, and felt honest, which is a werid word to apply to fiction, but it never felt like it was trying to impress me or wow me. It was just "relaying events" in the way the people experiencing them would.

It was the first book I finished this year, and I feel that it has put me in a mood to keep reading. That's pretty awesome.

Goodbye, Marvel Unlimited

Canceled my subscription to Marvel Unlimited. It was a neat service, but I don't have the time and should not be spending the money right now.

Marvel’s site fucking sucks. For whatever reason it was loading slow as hell during the whole process. To cancel your account you have to first say why, then on a separate (also slow) page enter your password to confirm.

I didn't have a password.

Even though I use a password manager, I just used their option for signing in via Google. I'm not up to date on whether that is a problem, but it's what I did a year ago.

So you don't have a password. I set one in the account, log out and try to sign in. It rejects my information. I submit a password request and they let me know my account name. Which wasn’t my email address. Why do places still do this?

By the way, I wrote this whole thing while the pages were loading to perform my cancellation. I have no idea why Marvel’s site is so slow. Japan, maybe? I could browse other sites fine and download stuff while Marvel just chugged along.

Worst. Comic. Ever.

After finishing The Incomparable #314 I was prompted to boot up my Marvel Unlimited app and read X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever. It was pretty great.

There was a span of my life where getting any bit of X-Men triva that I could was a pure obsession. Looking at over-priced issues of the comics at shops in Philadelphia was a pure joy. This comic gave me that feeling again.

If you super-like the X-Men, you've probably already read this. But if you kind-of like them and haven't read comics in a while, by-golly this was a treat. I don't want to spoil anything, but it's about a mutant whose power really, really sucks. And he has to go to Xavier's school because of a reason that is going to get some sort of reaction out of you.

Get reading.