Friday, July 31, 2020

It’s probably telling that with my laptop less than three meters away, and my tablet’s keyboard/mouse more like seven meters away; I opted to go with the tablet approach.

For sitting on my couch: tablets are generally an ideal formfactor. For being at a desk often the lure of a large keyboard and an even larger display is hard to pass out. But there are times where I’d rather be at my couch just like there are times I would rather be at my desk.

Generally, I’ve found that my laptop and desktop aren’t devices I reach for as often for their form factor as I do for the ease of using an X-Terminal, or simply doing things on it through a glorified X-Terminal and associated trappings. Or for very specialized tasks: because good luck cramming a massive GTX into a tablet, lol.
Shaping the future of design

Every now and then, I look at a piece of software, and I remember the future is nigh.
It must be exhausting being so comfy.

The hole working-from-home thing — Apple

I never really thought that there would basically be a commercial for working from home, nor did I expect I’d enjoy it so much. Good on you Apple, for getting humor and reality with advertising your products.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Microsoft’s Edge browser is crashing if you have Google set as default search - There’s a temporary workaround

Considering how much of Edge is Google, and both companies histories, I do find this kind of amusing. Given the isolation it almost makes me wonder if some Googly interface somewhere has changed its response in a funny way, or if a Microsoft change relative to Chromium induces a crashola.

In any case, looks like people using Edge should stop sending their address bar inputs to Google ala Chrome.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Apple Watch continues to help save lives in a variety of ways

While I’d doubt a wristwatch will ever replace a hospital for something like an electrocardiogram: I’d like to think that as far as canaries go an Apple Watch is better than feeding it to the cat.

Coming from a family tree where hearts are among leading cause of death, the health features are about the only aspect of the device I find intriguing. But then in lays the real problem: even if you could convince me to pay that much for a watch the fact remains that I do not want an iPhone to go with it.
For me one of the best parts about making fried rice is whatever you want, or whatever you have, or both, can be easily fit into the equation.

For Willow the disappointing part is this doesn’t mean it’s for dogs, lol.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Can’t say that I have any recollection of eating tortellini before tonight.

But there’s only two things that really need to be known. Firstly: unless it’s filled with rat poison: anything that looks lie a dumping is likely tasty; and seondly: I love pasta 😀.

Willow of course agrees with my method of covering them in cheese, applying suave and cheese, mixing them up, and then applying more cheese ^_^.
A friend mentioned second guessing themselves, so I offered this in response:

If I was better at drawing, I’d probably make another one for my “Amok time” method of solving problems I don’t now the solutions too, lol.
How Willow spent most of the afternoon:

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Generally, I’ve never had high hopes for Netflix films. Just that they would be entertaining. And then there’s The Old Guard. Now that was a good action flick.

Given the context, I also love how Copley’s wall. Tracking the people they’ve crossed paths with and the impact made by those saved.
Catching up on where I left off with Re:ZERO, the The Self-Proclaimed Knight and the Greatest Knight worked out as an excellent return point. Perfect for wrapping up the first season in the hopes of catching up to season two before it finishes.

While my opinion of Subaru is a bit mixed, the combination with Julius makes a fine battle against Sloth. Two people who hate each other greatly yet are friends enough to work together the way they do: it’s a superb kind of crazy for their personalities. I kind of felt like applauding Subaru’s crackpot plan for finishing Sloth, after how carefully and painfully orchestrated his campaign went.

Not to mention the aftermath with oh shit, magic stones and the big bad doesn’t want to stay dead. The final episode for season one: “That's All This Story Is About” also rocks because that really is what it’s all about.

As a protagonist, I feel Natsuki Subaru somehow manages to channel both the worst and best qualities as the story evolves around him. Yes, sometimes you’ll want to throw a book at his head, and sometimes you’ll want to shout his awesomeness. It’s kind of amazing how one character can be both in one story.

But in the end, Subaru’s reason why is all that really matters 😀.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

My mother had a habit of watching The Devil's Advocate whenever it was on television, and was perhaps her favorite Al Pacino flick. Put Al in a movie and she would probably watch it: but The Devil's Advocate was one she enjoyed. Personally, I had always tended to skip it; citing that it's not my kind of subject matter. As a kid, I'd usually opt to be elsewhere and over the years have probably seen only bits and pieces in passing.

Seeing it pop up on Netflix: I finally opted to watch it. If I've ever seen the whole film straight through: it's probably been around twenty years. I have to admit it's easier to notice how great the film's execution is than as a kid.

I rather love how Al's character of Milton is so utterly insidious. As he warns Kevin, "He's the one you never see coming". Because that's how things go to hell. How the notion of free will and temptation fit into the story is surprisingly well crafted. The ending is also pretty damned spectacular.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Me: “Things I can blame on genetics: dunking a donut in my coffee.”
Willow: “What about the lack of sharing, human?”
Me: “Ummm, the baker?”
Misty: “Bastard....”
Corky: snorts

And may the coffee flow. 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Here’s a Downside of the Death of Loading Screens You Might Not Have Considered

While I personally enjoy the way Resident Evil did doors, because it creates a feeling of never exactly knowing what’s on the other side waiting to bite your face off, I think for most games we just won’t miss loading screens.

Generally the most consistent use for a loading screen I’ve seen? Time to go to the bathroom or the kitchen, lol.

Monday, July 6, 2020

It's pretty much a given that Willow aims to be comfortable.

And then there's the point that Willow finds taking over my the bed more comfortable. Which between how early I fall asleep these days, and the comfort of dogs, is usually how I decide what room to be in by now, lol.
For Corky's sake: I kind of hope that I taste good or at least sweat gravy.

Passing thought: omnitasking

A thought reoccurring to me often of late: is how many updates I’ve been meaning to write here in my journal, and filed under “Do that later.”

The answer is of course: too many.

My time has been pretty much a simple cycle of work, taking care home, or trying to garner enough downtime to recover from the formers. On the positive side, I’m not dead yet.
Details you might have missed in the 1993 movie 'Jurassic Park'

I have to admit, I never thought about the Nedry parts with the Goonies.

Friday, July 3, 2020

The positive side of my day can be summarized as a series of meals, and dogs staring.

Having a coupon, I decided to splurge on breakfast from Burger King. It’s amazing how happy a little bit of hash brown will make a dog, lol.

Dinner was pasta, and I was much stared at. Sadly unlike breakfast there was no sharing.

Reactions to pasta didn’t stop Willow from being comfy but alert. Also helps that they got meat and gravy treaty goodness after dinner.

After a while, I wondered if Misty licking her chops was due to me thinking about cake, or it almost being time for her medication; which means peanut butter.

The decision to have some cake later lead to a hole being stared into my head.

Needless to say: I had to give everyone a dog treat to purchase some forgiveness, just to be sure I’m not found dead with teeth marks by morning.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sometimes science is grisly, like an autopsy. But we should probably count ourselves lucky we live in a world where such things can be done, and studied instead of being left to scratch our ass about how an illness affects the living.