What happened?
Twelve years!
You hit me with a cricket bat!
Ha! Twelve years!

Wednesday, March 29

Rant

iiNot

iiNet has gone downhill over recent years.

Right now I can't reach Ace's site (though I know it's up) or the server it runs on, or the hosting provider for that server, or my other hosting provider, or the hosting provider we're moving to (which is another business unit of the first hosting provider), or my podcast feeds from This Week in Tech or The Incomparable, or BvS (and we've got a zombja invasion to deal with!), or Anandtech, or Slashdot.

Earlier today I couldn't reach GitHub either.  They fixed that, at least.

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Tuesday, March 28

Cool

Bite My Shiny Metal Ass

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Sunday, March 26

Art

The No Good Place

Imagine that Douglas Adams had written a TV show set in Heaven, starring an acerbic Peter Capaldi as Archangel Gabriel and Eve Myles as a lying cheating alcoholic who got routed to the wrong afterlife.  And that Adams used this premise to produce a biting satire of the hypocrisies of modern liberal society while at the same time keeping it whip-crack funny.

Now imagine that one of the US networks had decided to remake this little gem, only tweaked just a little so as not to ruffle American sensibilities, with a hapless Ted Danson in the Capaldi role (with all the interesting characteristics filed off) and a watery Kristen Bell playing the misplaced soul.  And that there was absolutely no chemistry between any of the cast members, and that the script was even more relentlessly formulaic than usual.  And that the resulting mess was just painfully unfunny.

That would be NBC's The Good Place.

Avoid.

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Saturday, March 18

Anime

Miss Kobayashi's Maid Chorogon Eps 7-10

After a few weeks away from this show it took me at least a minute to get back into the swing of things.  It continues to pack a lot of silliness and a lot of actual story into each episode.  And the fifth dragon finally made her appearance.

Kanna is still best chorogon* though.

Three and a half bowls of dragon tail soup out of four.

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Anime

Little Witch Akkodemia TV Eps 7-10

Episodes 7 and 8 were terrific, every bit as good as the movies.  9 and 10 weren't quite as good - nicely done, but very predictable - but the essential charm of the characters holds the show up high even during weaker stories.

Also, I think this is the first time we see Akko using fairly major magic on her own and having it work exactly as intended.  What she used it for was pure Akko nuttiness, but it's nice to see her competence and confidence continue to grow.

Still no opening credits clip on Youtube, but gets four shiny chariots out of four anyway.

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Sunday, March 05

Cool

Futurama Soundtrack

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