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Geekly Diary of Waider
contain traces of drinking, movies, and sport)
- February 23
- Ok, so Preacher season finale: A+++ would watch
again. The casual attitude of the townspeople to Weird Stuff is
epitomised, I think, by the scene where Cassidy turns to a random
person and says, knowingly, "Angel hand", and the
random person nods with interest. Casually. Not in the slightest
bit phased by the fact that the severed hand in a bag is, in fact,
a severed angel hand. It's all nicely set up with the
major plot point from the books (FINALLY!) so now I'm just waiting
for season 2 to roll around.
- February 22
- Woop, long run of not updating here. Busy. I'm still watching
Preacher, but mainly at night (Amazon Video app on iPad is both a
joy and a curse!) and I'm almost done. It's diverged somewhat from
the source material, as these things do, but I'm enjoying
- February 11
- Finished season 2 of Bosch: a bit disappointing in that
there were a whole lot of loose ends, the "explosive
showdown" with the antagonist was a bit flat, and the whole
side-story investigating his mother's murder went, well, about
nowhere. Still, if a season 3 shows up, I'll be watching it
Started watching Preacher as well. The stark full-screen
white title cards make it look like an amateur production, and
Cassidy's paddywhackery Oirish accent is ridiculous, but the
whole black humour thing is nicely done. Two episodes in and I'm
wondering when it's going to actually get moving on the core plot,
- February 08
- My little web-scrapey scripts are starting to fail as various
people make their HTTPS servers demand more than OpenSSL on a
modern Mac can provide. I appreciate that MacOS has moved to its
own SSL platform, but it'd be nice if they brought the system
Python along with them.
- January 28
- Attempting to back up my workphone (an old Nokia, almost
exclusively used as a pager): installed Nokia Suite on a Windows
10 machine, then plugged in the phone. It prompted me to
accept all software install requests on the phone. I looked at
the phone, and there was indeed a prompt to install
software. "OK", I said. Whereupon it said, "Expired
certificate" and the install failed. Nicely done,
Microsoft/Nokia, nicely done.
- January 23
- Finally after much shuffling of things and paranoia and
what not I've migrated waider.ie from an "EC2 Classic"
t1.micro instance to VPC-contained t2.micro. Backups made,
etc. because I'm still convinced there's something I've forgotten,
even though the t2 has been running all the waider.ie stuff for
the last couple of weeks.
- January 22
- So, end of Sherlock season for this year and possibly
from the close of the episode, for good. It was certainly a
gripping episode, but I thought the denoument weak and, well,
Endeavour continues to kick ass. Only one of those left for this
year, though. What's going on with the tarot cards?
- January 15
- Once again mocking BBC News: the entrumpenation is happening
tomorrow, and what's on their collective mind?
| 2017-01-19 10:05:02 || Why are we running out of courgettes? |
| 2017-01-19 13:35:02 || Why are we running out of courgettes? |
| 2017-01-19 17:05:02 || Trouble finding a courgette? Here's why |
| 2017-01-19 10:35:02 || #courgettecrisis |
Yes, four updates over the course of the day because "bad weather
in Europe" (their exact quote; I guess, uhhhh, Britain not
being in Europe accounts for that?) is affecting
multiple vegetables, but for some reason the courgette is
the one Auntie Beeb cares about.
(actually it turns out it's three updates and one completely
separate article about the same thing which at 11:35 was updated
to "Remeber these?").
This concludes the BBC Snark for today. Thank you.
- January 14
- Jason Bourne: well, Matt Damon
looked like he was trying to do Joey Tribiani's "divide two
numbers" thing throughout, and Vincent Cassel looked like he
smelt something bad throughout, and there was no real character
development, and I didn't much care when $character died, and
really, this wasn't a great movie, but it did pass relatively
painlessly. It was a bit of fun, but didn't hold up to much
- January 10
- New season of Sherlock: I'm not terrifically keen on the long
episodes as it feels like the writers don't quite know how to fill
the time, and definitely the end of the second episode was deeply
silly after an absolute cracker of a show, but I'm still going to
see how it works out next weekend.