Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

flashforward: revelation zero

March 21, 2010

I thought this episode was pitifully weak. Why would the FBI send one agent and a consultant (who’s a also a prime suspect) to collect Simko’s computer? Why wasn’t it already confiscated when he claimed he caused the blackout? Why didn’t they send it to professional code breakers at Langley. Really really poor writing. Drama does not make up for crappy writing!

Human Target

January 22, 2010

I was looking for a new show to watch so I decided to try “Human Target”. I’m deleting it from the PVR schedule after just two episodes. The second episode features some of the stupidest plot complications I’ve seen in quite a while. Was this supposed to be a syfy movie and they didn’t tell anyone?

Review of “The Prisoner”

November 18, 2009

Two words. “Don’t bother”. It was disjointed, badly written, badly edited, and had so many plot holes you could drive an escape bus through them.

Stargate Universe a Battlestar Galactica clone?

October 3, 2009
You decide!
Crazy Scientist: Doctor Baltar vs Doctor Rush
Authority figure: Col Young vs. Admiral Adama
Power mad politician: Senator Armstrong vs President Roslyn
There must be a hot chick: Chloe vs Number Six
Hot Asians are always good: Ming-Na vs Boomer
Plot comparison
Big attack by unknown forces, forced them to flee BSG: Big attack by cylons, forced them to flee
Trapped on a spaceship, lost in space BSG: Trapped in spaceships, lost in space
Big attack by unknown forces, forced them to flee BSG: Big attack by cylons, forced them to flee
Betrayed by a crazy scientist BSG: Betrayed by a crazy scientist
Stuck with Politicians BSG: Stuck with Politicians
There must be a hot chick

Why I will never buy a kindle/ebook reader

July 24, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/technology/companies/18amazon.html

I will never pay for a device that allows other people to use my property in any way they desire without my consent. If necessary I will do without.

Is Warehouse 23 dead?

July 24, 2009

Hey, I’m not above using one of the tricks from schlock journalism school 101. Take something big/popular/ubiquitous and plaster a big headline “IS XXX DEAD?”.

But really. The writers of Warehouse 23 are falling down on the job. Here are my beefs:
* The science has been silly so far.
* With a gold mine of fantastic gadgets to choose from they’re doing shows about chair springs? Ugh!
* The characters constant bitching at each other is almost intolerable. In the last show if I’d been their boss I would have used the taser gun on them, repeatedly, until I got their attention.

Come on guys! Time to make your move or you’re going to fold.

Warehouse 23

July 18, 2009

I’m still reserving judgement. So far it’s not too bad. The second episode was kind of weak but there haven’t been any major gaffs so far…

spamhaus

July 18, 2009

Spamhaus.org. An organization that masquerades as a public service. I think what they’re really doing is making sure big companies have a lock on email traffic. This makes it easier for big brother to spy on us too. They’re making it impossible for individuals to send email. Spamhaus, you guys suck

Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; host0 solutia-mxa.mail.eds.net[192.85.154.77] said:
550 5.7.1 … Mail from xx.xx.xx.xx refused by
blackhole list sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org, please see
http://www.spamhaus.org/lookup.lasso, sender is xxxx@xxxxx (in
reply to RCPT TO command)

warehouse 23 comes to TV

June 16, 2009

Woo hoo! I’m looking forward to seeing this. I thought this was one of the most fun supplements Steve Jackson Games ever put out. I hope they don’t muck it up, but I have this suspicion that they will. The anticipation will be nice though.

Why the GIMP image editor will never be popular

April 18, 2009

I want to rotate my image, The camera was turned. I navigate to tools->transform->rotate. I have to manually enter 90 degrees. The result is clipped on the top and bottom because the rotated result doesn’t fit in the canvas any longer.

I try to save it thinking it might be what I want but just looks funny. It tells me the jpg has to be exported because the picture had transparency.

You guys are missing the point.

Users don’t know transformations and matrices. Why are you categorizing operations by things the users don’t understand?

Why aren’t commonly used settings (like rotate 90/180/270) somewhere that I can choose them easily?

What is up with this export drek? I don’t care whats different between exporting and saving. When I hit save I want you to save the **** picture.

Oh, and ditch the stupid multiple window UI.

You guys really need to get a clue