Saturday, June 10, 2023

Post 008

 Once again, it's time to get back to posting.

You would think that I'd have something to write about after seven months of not blogging, but nope - not a damn thought in my head.

I've fully migrated to macOS at home - I keep a Windows install on my old gaming rig, but at some point I'm going to nuke it and install a Linux distro. I just can't decide on which distro.

I bought one of them fancy keyboards, the kind with the swapable switches, and I'm not sure I made the right choice on switch. I went with the brown, and I thought I would like the tactile bump thing, but in reality they just feel kinda slow and chunky. Not sure I like it, but I'll give it time.

It does feel retro, and that's neat. I guess.

Apple announced the Vision Pro recently - I've got thoughts on it, maybe I'll blog about those in the coming weeks. Might be worthwhile.

Beyond that? Nothing to report.

Stay safe out there, shits getting weirder than normal.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Post 007

Today in Dunny Does Things: using my training as a Certified Ethical Hacker I sniffed the traffic between my computer (running Star Trek Online) and the service they use to print 3D Models of your little ship to capture that model of my little ship. I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do with the model, but I'm just happy to have it.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Post 006

 Had a lot of fun playing with the OpenAI chat bot thinggie today, got it to write a bunch of fanfic and such.

Figured I'd share them here because most of them are kind of funny.

Read more after the jump

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Post 005

Howard's Mill

No, it’s not a documentary. It’s fiction.

With that out of the way, it’s a neat little film which takes a few pages out of the Blair Witch playbook. It plays the story fairly straight, does some supernatural shenanigans in the back half of the movie - which are clearly telegraphed in the first half so there’s no real shock - and has one of the most ludicrous post credits scenes I’ve seen in a while.

It has the feel of a podcast. The entire runtime of the movie seems structured more like a single season of a podcast than an actual film, from the sound editing to the hitting beats, telegraphing beats, and then summarizing the same beats moments later. That’s not necessarily a bad thing - podcasts are popular for a reason.  It’s just a bit odd seeing a movie that’s closer in structure to fully audio media than it’s visual brethren.

I paid a dollar for it on iTunes, and I more than got my monies worth. If you like mockumentaries I’d give it a go.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Post 004

 Not much of a status update, but I found a personal white wale of retro tech at the GoodWill this weekend: A nearly fully functional 60GB launch PlayStation 3! For only $40!

I say nearly fully functional as the disc drive was… temperamental. It would read PS1 discs just fine, and occasionally would read a Blu-ray/PS3 disc, but would not read a DVD or a PS2 disc at all.

So, one trip to eBay (and three days shipping) later, it’s now been replaced with a shiny, refurbished drive. The system reads all discs like it was brand new.

While I had it opened I was planning on doing some cleaning as well, but was surprised that the thing was nearly dust free. I have no idea how something that’s about 15 years old is so clean, but I’m not going to worry about it. Considering how clean it was inside and out, and the fact that it hadn’t been updated firmware wise since 2010, I think this probably saw light use before being tucked away for 12 years.

I know this is a weird thing to have as a “white whale”, but the launch PS3 is the one with the good backwards compatibility, because it’s the one with the PS2 chipset included. The first revision went to software emulation for PS2 games and it was… fine, but this was the good one.

I’ve wanted the launch one since my launch system was stolen all those years ago, and I’m stupidly happy to have one again.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Post 003


Just watched Lightyear - you know, the weird spin-off Toy Story movie.

It was a damn good action movie, really liked it.

If this were a more serious movie blog, or a more serious media critique blog, I might ramble on incessantly about how the movie has some halfway decent themes that it seems far too afraid to actually, properly engage with.

But, at heart it's a kids movie - it's not gonna get too deep with the darker themes it mentions in passing - but the fact it mentioned them at all was rather in my opinion.

It's a fun action sci-fi movie that I think is well worth the time to watch. If they decide to make more, I'm on board.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Post 002

 For the record, I’m taking a self imposed social media break.

Post 008

 Once again, it's time to get back to posting. You would think that I'd have something to write about after seven months of not blog...