Saturday, October 31, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
While I think that’s a pretty clever concept for a fourth ending, I think I rather like the traditional third ending. Both because it amuses me greatly, and because it makes the most sense of a farcical situation.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Aside from the general busy level and workalcoholism, I think this largely sums things up.
Friday, October 16, 2020
That is kind of neat, and likely worth the effort as it grows more capabilities for abusing the game.
Television, novels, and comics tell us one day the super cool A.I. will be super smart, and may or may not try to kill us all. Personally, I think the future looks more like a series of special purpose constructs aimed to help us with specific tasks. That’s the super-cool A.I. I’m looking forward to, because I’m probably going to be dead decades or centuries before we see anything like Cortana or Jarvis, lol.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020
This kind of summarizes why I don't really care about playing games in 4k, but am very interested in the Series X
Sunday, October 11, 2020
When the weather reports shifted towards flash flood and river flood warnings, I was rather less concerned. Since the local terrain can handle quite a bit of water, and I’m not that close to the river.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Not sure that my emergency action plan has changed much since I was a child, aside from the rise of LED bulbs and that my phone can speak an emergency alert for tornadoes. But I'd like to think warning times have improved over the last couple decades.
Officially hunkered down. All the things near shelter point. Etc. But based on the radar and the weather, I'm thinking if I was going to die by tornado tonight I'd already by dead. Just the same, I'd rather it be a shorter trip if I find myself grabbing dogs and taking cover.
And then there's the part I find more mixed.
Decided while I was at it: fresh underwear. Not unusual as part of my getting ready for bed. But not a horrible precaution for tornadoes either.
But then I pictured hanging from a tree branch by the elastic, narrowly saved from being gone with the wind. Because my sense of humour is rather twisted and easily amused. For some reason: this made my mind flash to a scene in the old visual novel: Family Project. Soon after the middle aged woman, Masumi is introduced into the story: she tries to commit suicide by leaping off the nearest bridge. The main character ends up saving her by her panties, and putting the elastic to the ultimate test, in what's a spectacularly hilarious scene (if terribly embarrassing for the character). Personally, if I was in that predicament, I'd be keeping that pair for good luck, lol.
My mother would sometimes make dishes similar to this, based on what she considered “Italian peasant food”. As for me, I found most of them highly delicious. Often good ways to use up small bits of sauce or oil, and make something filling out of it.
Friday, October 9, 2020
So of the various ways that Windows NT pisses me off, one is networking.
Years of roaming between my home and work networks never made my Debian partition miss a beat. But with the Windows partition, it often decides to give me the finger.
Home/DHCP and Work/Static shouldn't be an issue, but however I've managed to achieve the state (more than once) it decides that Work/DNS servers should be used in place of Home/DHCP lease. Which of course means pain in my arse.
The various methods of stabbing NT's network stack with a spork through netsh and ipconfig didn't help me, or I've never learned more useful pressure points. Regardless the applied settings don't match what I've tried to configure on the connection nor the adapter through both the modern and old interface.
What finally works is this: https://superuser.com/a/1464468/295120
Hunted down the entry that corresponds to my pain woe and purged the value of ProfileNameServer for both tcpip and tcpip6. Vola the mother fucker switches back to the DNS in my DHCP lease.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
On the way home I had a scathingly brilliant idea. Combine the leftover noodles from last night’s garlic/olive oil/cheese plan with spinach and beans.
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Not sure if I’m more impressed that someone actually tried this, or that we live in a world where you can get a graphics card with more memory than most people’s PCs.