In the midst of a big list of upcoming 4K releases, The Digital Bits has this to say about Star Trek: The Motion Picture:

A lot of you are likely wondering about the classic Star Trek films on 4K, including the long-awaited (and occasionally teased) Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition. What I can tell you is that this is a big project but things are moving in a positive direction, if very slowly. So don’t give up; this one is going to require some patience. But do take every opportunity you have via social media to let the studio know that you really want #sttmp40 on physical 4K Ultra HD. Positive mojo can only help.

Fingers crossed! (Which is awkward to combine with the Vulcan salute, but not impossible….)

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past. Here are my past posts for January 28…

There are 26 posts previously published on January 28th

  • 2017
    • Book eleven (and first #PKDickAward nominee) of 2017: The Mercy Journals, by Claudia Casper. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
    • Fun find at Goodwill today: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, with the original creepy illustrations!
    • Had a #womensmarch postcard writing session this morning with Prairie; they’ll be in the mailbox today!
  • 2016
    • Just beaming in to point out that we’re just eight weeks away from #nwc39! (28/366)
  • 2014
    • Aircraft carriers are huge!
    • Hazy morning, and a really high tide that makes for rocky walking, but this is our last morning for a beach walk, and by golly, we’re going to do it!
  • 2010
    • Thoughts on the iPad If I didn't already have a perfectly-functional-even-if-I-don't-like-it-all-that-much Windows based laptop, I'd be preordering an iPad the first day they're in the Apple Store. As it is, I'll likely be grabbing whatever the current version is the day our laptop dies.
  • 2009
    • Links for January 27th through January 28th Sometime between January 27th and January 28th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Babies Know - a Little Dirt Is Good for You • Feb. 17 Digital TV Conversion Is Still on After House Vote • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance—Now With Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! • The CSS3 `:not()` Selector • Graffiti Removal - City of Kent, Washington
    • Everything But Marriage I happen to be of the opinion that we should remove marriage from the secular system entirely -- that is, courts would merely deal with civil unions, which would be identical and impart identical rights to any couple, straight or gay -- and let the churches handle marriage ceremonies for people who want them.
    • Print Stylesheets Return I've resurrected the print stylesheet for my site. Admittedly, I have no idea how often people print something they find here (and I would guess that it's not very often at all), but at least now I know that if they do, they'll get something useful.
  • 2008
    • Star Trek Optimism When I first heard that work was beginning on a new Star Trek film, I suppose you could have described my first response as more cautious than optimistic. However, as more and more details appear, I'm moving more and more towards the 'optimism' side of things.
  • 2006
    • Portfolio 2: KidsQuest Childrens Museum Exhibit design firm PPI Design and Fabrication used this photo as part of an exhibit at the newly-opened KidsQuest Childrens Museum in Bellevue.
    • Family Values I never met _anyone_ sillier than your dad...until _you_ came along.
    • Jason Webley Bootlegs Prompted by a discussion on Jason's forum, I've finally re-posted all of the Jason Webley bootlegs I've managed to get my hands on.
  • 2005
    • Goodbye, Grandma Earlier this week, I god word from dad that mom's mother had suffered a massive heart attack and was in her nursing home's hospital, likely with only a few days left to live. A second, more mild heart attack followed soon afterwards, and today at just a little after 4pm Seattle time, Grandma died.
    • Gallimaufry 6 Just a quick run-through tonight — I've got dinner and movies waiting for me — I'll come back and babble more about these later on (maybe). Same deal as always, ten songs at random…
    • Lightbulb Joke 2005 How many Bush Administration officials does it take to change a light bulb?
  • 2004
    • Here we go again… Think they'll buy the April Fool's joke thing again? Nah, better go with the bit about the top-secret location.
    • Look out, Bush That's 4632 registered Republicans who wrote in a Democrat in their ballot.
  • 2003
    • R.I.P. Opera While there had been rumors of an Apple-branded web browser for a while, Safari's introduction at this most recent MacWorld took a lot of people by surprise, and watching the reaction has been quite interesting. Yesterday, Opera Software (makers of the Opera webbrowser) announced that they may stop development on the Mac version of their browser.
    • State of the Union I didn't get to listen in to the Bush's State of the Union address tonight, as I was at work, but I just pulled down the CNN transcript to look over. Let's see what we've got…
    • I need a drool cup Oh my lord. Apple just revamped their desktop line and dropped prices — severely — on their monitors.
    • An honest job application Rick sent me this a long time ago, and having job stuff on my brain, I remembered it and dug it out to post here. What follows is (at least in theory) an actual job application submitted to McDonald's by a 17 year old applicant. He got the job.
  • 2002
    • Interesting tidbits Just some interesting stuff I've stumbled across in the last few days. I might start doing this occasionally -- the things I grab may or may not be of interest to anyone else, but they catch my eye for one reason or another. Make of that what you will.
    • It does snow here! Candice and I walked down to Westlake Center (one of two main shopping malls in downtown Seattle), and were both amazed at how dead it was for a Sunday afternoon. Apparently nobody thought they could actually make it out of the house.
  • 1994
    • [From Usenet 1.28.94 1044] Found one here...only got two albums (Crushed Velvet Apocalypse and Shadow Weaver), but am anxious to get more. Do you know TearGarden? More similar stuff...also fun.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past. Here are my past posts for January 27…

There are 17 posts previously published on January 27th

  • 2019
    • Book ten of 2019: Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories by Abbey Mei Otis. #PKDickAward nominee. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 Some of these are funny, many of them are disquieting and leave the reader a little uneasy. I didn’t dislike it, though I’m not sure I can really say that I liked it.
    • Book nine of 2019: Time Was, by Ian McDonald. #PKDickAward nominee. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 A short, sweet tale of soldiers in love, time travel, the unraveling of their story, and the love of books. I very much enjoyed this one.
  • 2018
    • Before and after.
  • 2016
    • Happy Wednesday! The lightbulb-over-the-head thing isn’t as impressive when one bank of fluorescent lights is burnt out. (27/366)
  • 2014
    • Another find in old boxes. Nobody’s sure what this is; the only thing everyone agreed on was “creepy.” So, of course, I asked if I could have it. :D
    • Found while going through Prairie’s grandpa’s old boxes: an Alaska travel brochure published in 1976. So much good stuff in here!
    • Trying something new: a swordfish sandwich!
    • Footies in the surf!
    • Another pretty morning, another pretty beach walk. I can understand why SoCal is such a draw for so many people.
    • We didn’t think to bring sandals when we packed, so we both got new sandals for beach walking. Prairie’s are really cute, mine look good in a very guy-ish way.
  • 2009
    • Links for January 26th through January 27th Sometime between January 26th and January 27th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • _Gods and Monsters_ Is 99 Cents Jan. 27th, 2009 Thru Feb. 03rd, 2009 at iTunes US • Obama Tells Arabic Network US Is 'Not Your Enemy' • 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read: Science Fiction & Fantasy • Layers | Screen Forensics • Pope Outrages Jews Over Holocaust Denier
  • 2007
    • Faux Klingons Don't let faux Klingons send real Americans to war. It's wrong.
  • 2005
    • Michael Hanscom for Governor of Washington If these idiots actually force us into a re-vote, I'll mount a write-in candidacy drive. Michael Hanscom for Governor of Washington. Sounds good to me. Hell, just running on a platform of 'no re-votes if I lose' should get me a sizeable chunk of the vote.
    • A pronounced deficiency in IQ | Metafilter My theory - it's Bush's comprehensive knowledge of and fluency in Latin that leads to his pronunciation.
  • 2004
    • One cookie = $10 billion TrueMajority.org has a nicely effective flash animation posted using Oreo cookies to demonstrate how easy it really could be to fund social needs and keep our military budget at a resonable level.
  • 2003
    • Crossing my fingers So, a while back, I'd gone poking around Apple's job site, as it was rumored that they were going to be opening an Apple Store just outside of Seattle, in Bellingham, and I signed up for their job search. Tonight I got e-mailed details on four job openings for the upcoming Bellevue store, and decided what the heck — it's worth a shot! So, I've applied for two of the positions: Mac Specialist and Mac Genius.
  • 1996

📚 seven of 2020: The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

As fascinating as the first book, this tale of invasion broadens the scope, giving more detail on the alien invaders and moving to a multiple viewpoint narrative. Really enjoying this series.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past. Here are my past posts for January 26…

There are 17 posts previously published on January 26th

  • 2019
    • Book eight of 2019: The Body Library, by Jeff Noon. #PKDickAward nominee. ⭐️⭐️ 📚 Much like the first in this series, there are a lot of interesting ideas, in this case about stories, narratives, and our relationships with them…yet it simply didn’t resonate with me at all.
  • 2016
    • Watching Anthony Bourdain drink frightening amounts of Guinness in Dublin. I can’t stand the stuff, though both my mom and brother enjoy beers so dark they’re served with a knife and fork. (26/366)
  • 2015
    • We had some crazy, proverbial pea soup, Exorcist poster levels of fog in the ‘Burg tonight. Creepy, but pretty!
  • 2014
    • Couldn’t quite tell if the hole in this rock was natural or artificial.
    • Found someone’s project.
    • Off for another morning beach walk.
  • 2010
    • Microsoft Excel .xls and .xlsx weirdness I've been attempting to troubleshoot some issues with sending Excel files back and forth between my Mac at home and a professor who uses a Mac at home and a Windows PC at school. Even though we're both using current versions of Excel, and though the files opened fine on her Mac, she was having consistent problems on the Windows machine.
    • Links for January 20th through January 26th Sometime between January 20th and January 26th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Here comes the new cell phone etiquette • Menifee school officials remove dictionary over term 'oral sex' • The Cost of Care • The Science & the Fiction • Christopher Hitchens on "Like"
  • 2009
    • Links for January 21st through January 26th Sometime between January 21st and January 26th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too! • Improved Del.Icio.Us Posting Bookmarklet (With Gruber’s Title Case Goodness) • Time Machine backups on network shares in Leopard • Obama signs order to close Guantanamo in a year • The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama's Campaign Promises • US Democracy Server: Patch Day
  • 2007
    • No More West Wing For a guy who doesn't much like TV, I'm sure enjoying some of the shows. Quite a bit after the fact, but it's _so_ much nicer this way!
  • 2006
    • Ultraviolet Or, to put it another way: Milla Jovovich + tight outfits + promising effects + promising action = my ass is in the theatre. ;)
    • iTunes Ratings Following in the footsteps of jwz, Tim Bray, AKMA, and Paul, here's the rating system I use in iTunes.
    • Lost s02e11: Fire + Water Scribbled notes while watching last night's episode of Lost. Spoilers, obviously, so only read further if you want to...
  • 2005
    • I hate it when I’m stupid So now I've got a TypePad account that I'm not using that's all paid up and useable until next December. What in the world do I do with that?
  • 2004
    • Pedometer pedometer measures how many children you touch inappropriately...?
  • 2003
    • I want Trinity for my birthday Anyway, one of the big deals about the Superbowl is always the various commercials and trailers that are shown during the game, since it's always got such a huge audience. The majority of these generally wouldn't concern me any more than the Superbowl itself would, but I did find out that the latest trailer for the next two Matrix films was released, and is already available on the net.
    • This is a test Just testing to see if I've sucessfully enabled MT's built-in image processing capabilities.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past. Here are my past posts for January 25…

There are 21 posts previously published on January 25th

  • 2019
    • Star Trek Doesn’t Exist Within Star Trek As Star Trek doesn’t include itself, historical displays on the Enterprise shouldn’t show the first space shuttle.
    • Displays of prior ships named Enterprise in Star Trek shouldn’t include the original space shuttle, as it was only named such due to support from fans of the show, which wouldn’t exist within the Star Trek universe. 🖖
  • 2016
    • Nice foggy night tonight. Cold…but looks neat. (25/366)
  • 2014
    • Authentic Southern California take-out burrito from a cute little hole-in-the-wall joint for dinner. So good!
    • Why we’re in California: Paying our respects to Prairie’s grandfather. Very nice service and reception today.
    • Prairie’s treasures.
    • Beautiful morning here.
    • A nice morning walk along the beach, watching the surfers.
    • My newest niece has the most adorable purple monster feetie socks!
  • 2009
    • Pacific Science Center’s Lucy Exhibit Stumbling Lucy's second stop on the tour is at Seattle's Pacific Science Center, where her exhibit is running from October through March 8th. Unfortunately, that could very well be her _last_ stop before heading home to Ethiopia. Apparently, not enough people are bothering to see the exhibit.
  • 2006
    • An’ that’s the truth! If those bible-thumpers really want a conundrum, how about this? If you take the word 'presbyterians' and rearrange the letters...it spells 'Britney Spears'.
    • Dad’s on Flickr After having some recurring problems with the Gallery software that we'd been using for the Hanscom Family Gallery, I decided to throw in the towel and talked dad into putting his Flickr account to use. I'm so glad I did.
    • Lost s02e11: The Hunting Party Scribbled notes while watching last Wednesday night's episode of Lost (I actually watched it a few days ago, but just realized that I'd forgotten to post this. Oops!). Spoilers, obviously, so only read further if you want to...
  • 2005
    • Consequences of an Overactive Imagination People passing me on the streets at night never know of the creatures stalking them. Wingless batlike creatures the size of large dogs, walking on their forelegs, hind legs slung up and over their shoulders and terminating in wicked-looking claws.
  • 2004
    • Living my dreams Tonight, as I left the dance floor and stood against the wall, I had to smile. Years ago, things like this were nothing more than a fantasy, something I'd seen and knew that I wanted to be a part of, but didn't have the opportunities to take advantage of. Now, though, it's a fantasy no longer, but a world that I'm part of.
    • You have to wonder about the gift shop… Something for a list of places to go should I ever visit Los Angeles: the brand spanking (ahem) new sex museum.
    • R.I.P. Captain Kangaroo Bob Keeshan, more popularly known as Captain Kangaroo, has died.
    • The Joys of McDonalds His mission: To eat three meals a day for 30 days at McDonald's and document the impact on his health. Within a few days of beginning his drive-through diet, Spurlock, 33, was vomiting out the window of his car, and doctors who examined him were shocked at how rapidly Spurlock's entire body deteriorated.
  • 2003
    • Lizette& A while back, while digging through my friend Kory's mp3.com page, I stumbled across a remix he did of a song called 'Breathe,' by an artist going by Lizette&. I downloaded his mix and liked it a lot. Curious by that point, I decided to see if I could track down the original version to see what Kory had started with.
    • Reminder – DJ Wüdi mixes Just a quick reminder for those of you who may be new to my site, and might not have bounced around some of the rest of what I have up here. Over on my DJ Wüdi propaganda page, I have eleven mix sessions available for download as .mp3 files. They range from 22 minutes to an hour and seventeen minutes in length, and from 26 Mb to 88 Mb in file size, so you'll probably want to have a broadband connection (or a lot of patience) to download them.
    • MT upgrades I've just added a new plug-in to MovableType — SmartyPants. It's a relatively minor thing, but one that's nice to have — it automatically converts common characters into their typographically-correct versions. I've also hacked into the code to build TrackBack pings as they happen, speeding up individual page requests.