Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I was going to watch some Anime on Netflix, but then I realized I'm forced to watch it in English.  My preference is always to watch a show in the original language it was made for, and to not have that option angers me. 

I know there are some shows on Netflix that offer multiple languages.  I don't know if this is particular to Funimation shows or what, but sorry, I'm not going to watch your dub even if it's the only option available to me.  Good day to you.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thinning the herd

There have been too many people taking the bus lately. 

Gas prices went down.  Get a car!!

I have a theory that at some point or another, every seat on every transit bus has been pissed or crapped on by a vagrant.

If we had a feces detector, we'd know for sure.

But my math seems solid.

Hopefully the bus ride tomorrow should be slightly less crowded after this post.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A winner is YOU

For the longest time when I was a kid I thought Wil Wheaton had won his role on Star Trek The Next Generation from a cereal box contest.

I figured out a few seasons later that no, he was hired for the show.  But I recently remembered the contest and wondered who won.  So I found the Cheerios commercial advertising the contest. 

So I don't know why other people were pissed at Wil Wheaton, but I was annoyed cause I thought he won the role from a cereal box.  

Really though, most TV shows would be improved if casting was done through cereal box contest.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Netflix on Linux is possible

No thanks to Netflix though.  They don't deserve any of the credit.  In fact they deserve scorn for not doing this themselves and forcing Linux users to find an alternative (which they will always do)

If you run Ubuntu, just do this from a terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

I was able to get it working after doing pulseaudio -k to kill pulseaudio.  A reboot probably would have worked as well.

What  is happening is modified the Wine windows emulator and created a script to fully automate the downloading of the required windows files to get netflix to work in Linux.

original article at

Sunday, November 18, 2012


...  to extreme and pointlessly over the top headlines.

Headline on the Winnipeg Sun front page today was "BETTER WATCH OUT"

Can't they go for one day without an over the top headline?

The headline was about the Santa Claus parade.

If world peace was declared tomorrow, they'd probably spin that negatively too. 

I find it pretty sad.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Greed traps

$o Winnipeg city council want$ to extend photo radar until 2020 even though it doe$ nothing to $top accident$, and even increase$ rear end colli$ion$.   Why a I not $urpri$ed? 

Take gay pride Winnipeg.

Metro Winnipeg news is reporting Winnipeg picked to host 2014 pride event.. something something human rights museum... etc etc.

What I presume Winnipeggers really want to know is if Blue Bombers mascots Buzz and Boomer are finally coming out of the closet.  They're not fooling anybody.  The Ernie and Bert of Winnipeg.

If you can mascot, you can mascot.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Insert Disk into drive Eh.

Remember when computers you buy would come with install disks/CD's/DVD's?  wasn't that nice? 

Now they put all of that on a hard drive partition.  Would it be so hard to put it on some sort of USB Key or SD Card?

I use Linux, and I generally download and install Linux from USB Keys nowadays.  But I can't believe Windows users don't get an option like that.  It's ridiculous

I recently bought a solid state drive for my main laptop drive (for extended battery life, and increased speed) and am using the ultrabay slot on my thinkpad for a 1TB drive for my home directory.  But the idea of transferring all of the Windows 7 install information to the SSD is such a hassle.  I don't even use Windows (except as a honeypot should anyone other than me start up my computer)

I also find the tininess of micro-SD cards somewhat annoying.  Compact Flash was a good sized format.  It's too bad it didn't stick around.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Grappling with reality.

I saw a fruit called a grapple in an IGA flyer.  Apparently it is an unholy combination of grapes and apples.  They add ARTIFICIAL grape flavour .. why this exists I don't understand, but when I first saw it I thought it said crapple.  I still think my initial reading is more apt.