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  • What I'm Watching: Cowboy Bebop

    What I'm Watching: Cowboy Bebop

    Both versions, on the 'flix. The live-action one looks good, and visually the actors are close enough to the anime I don't mind much. Spike (John Cho) is cool, but stiff, and his kung fu is clearly done in CGI on a ragdoll in many scenes. Jet (Mustafa Shakir) is much better, occasionally rises to … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Cowboy Bebop"Read More »
  • Screaming at Friday Music

    Screaming at Friday Music

    Operation: Mindcrime, by Queensrÿche Sad Wings of Destiny, by Judas Priest Resist, by Within Temptation Blind, by Corrosion of ConformityRead More »
  • What I'm Watching: G4TV!

    What I'm Watching: G4TV!

    It's 2005 again! So back in the day, TechTV was kind of super-nerdy, and then it and a much lamer show G4 were bought by Comcast and digested and spat out as G4/TechTV, and they kind of hit their stride there, found a way to be nerd gamers but also flashy and dumb enough for … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: G4TV!"Read More »
  • Bow Down Before Monday Music

    Bow Down Before Monday Music

    Pretty Hate Machine, by Nine Inch Nails Concentration, by Machines of Loving Grace Metropolis, by Sister Machine Gun 21st Century Boys, by Sigue Sigue Sputnik This is the Day… This is the Hour… This is This!, by Pop Will Eat Itself Live Code, by Front 242 Geography, by Front 242Read More »
  • When View Source is Outlawed…

    When View Source is Outlawed…

    … only outlaws will have View Source. mhoye post: Google is pushing thru disabling View Source in Chrome. I'm impressed but unsurprised that nobody at Google said "wait, is this the right thing to do?", because of course they didn't, they're at Google, they already failed any moral test. Like every nerd of a certain … Continue reading "When View Source is Outlawed…"Read More »
  • What I'm Watching: Invasion S1E3-4

    What I'm Watching: Invasion S1E3-4

    S1E3. So this is the episode of terrible decisions. Jarhead sole survivor walks off into the desert. Iranian refugee family in New York commits felonies that'll get them lynched if they're caught; this is not at all plausible behavior for these people, and later when recriminations are thrown around, nobody remembers that Mom is the … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Invasion S1E3-4"Read More »
  • What I'm Watching: Invasion

    What I'm Watching: Invasion

    An Apple TV+ show. The TV+ app is awful, first of all. It's all big boxes, and the actual controls you want to see what eps are available are hidden under mystery burger icons. And then the show launches in a separate window. Turning on CC/subtitles, which I like even when watching English-language shows, doesn't … Continue reading "What I'm Watching: Invasion"Read More »
  • A Flotilla of Shit

    A Flotilla of Shit

    Modern software is junk. Almost every program uses vastly more resources than it needs, and does its main task worse than older, more focused programs. I don't think I have a single "new" program that's as good as the thing it replaced, not a single program as good and light as the stuff we had … Continue reading "A Flotilla of Shit"Read More »
  • Animal Crossing Feeding Frenzy

    Animal Crossing Feeding Frenzy

    So, lessons learned so far: Harv's island has an ABD terminal, so you don't need to bring 800,000 bells along. Anyway, it doesn't matter, because while you can donate partway to all of the shops, when you finish one it's done for the day, you have to wait for tomorrow. And this is why I … Continue reading "Animal Crossing Feeding Frenzy"Read More »
  • New Animal Crossing New Horizons

    New Animal Crossing New Horizons

    The big 2.0 update is finally out! Takes a while to download & install, had to leave it on the charger and keep waking it up so I could see any progress. First thing up, Isabelle gives a short talk about the ordinances, and island tours. Then Tom Nook spammed my mailbox with new services. … Continue reading "New Animal Crossing New Horizons"Read More »

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