What is that?
It's a duck pond.
Why aren't there any ducks?
I don't know. There's never any ducks.
Then how do you know it's a duck pond?

Thursday, December 14

Geek

Heading To Vegas

If you have any interest in video editing, this is a really good deal.  The current Humble Bundle offers Vegas Pro (normally $399 by itself) and a bunch of other applications for visual and audio effects, graphics, and music, for a total of $20.

Update: Small catch, it's Vegas 14 and they just released Vegas 15.  Still, 95% off not counting all the other bits in the bundle.

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Monday, December 04

Geek

Tohru Gets Reviewed


The first 13 minutes are mostly about toilets, so I've set it to skip that part.

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Tuesday, November 14

Geek

Don't Try This At Home

Not if you're fond of your home, anyway.

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Monday, November 06

Geek

Lookit All Them Cores Some More

Since everyone wanted to look closer...

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Friday, November 03

Geek

I Think I Should Buy A Cat

Sorry about any site glitches, we're getting hit by a 7.4Gbit DDOS attack.  That's not big in the overall scale of things, but is enough that some of the sites on the server are still down and I need to migrate things elsewhere.

Possibly not directly related:

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Friday, October 27

Geek

Lookit All Them Cores

All busy doin' stuff.

http://ai.mee.nu/images/Lookit.jpg?size=720x&q=95

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Saturday, September 02

Geek

Don't Try This At Home!

Not even the best line in the video:
I'll get it back next time I distill the mercury.

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Monday, August 07

Geek

SpeedyKVM

Great hosting provider. Texas-based.  Pixy approved.

Not sure why I keep getting credits, but between that and pre-paying a year in advance I got what was initially an $80/month server for $37.50 a month.

That includes 100TB of bandwidth, which works out to 0.0375¢ per GB.  

Amazon charges 9¢ - 240 times as much.

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Seeing Red

I have a Google Play Music All Access account, because (a) I'm an Android user and (b) because all the music services have basically the same library, but Google allow you to upload 20,000 tracks of your own, which is really handy.

Youtube now offer something called Youtube Red, a premium paid Youtube, which is ad-free (I think) and lets you play music in the background and stuff.

If you have a Play Music account you get Youtube Red for free.

I've been suspended on Youtube since about 2005.*

The result is kind of weird - all the premium features work, but most of the basic ones don't.

And this is Google, so it's basically impossible to get unsuspended.

Meh.

* I was uploading anime OPs and EDs, and around that time Sony Music automated their DMCA process.  I got suspended instantly, and I still am.

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Sunday, August 06

Geek

Inspiron 27 Unboxing, Teardown, And Review

  1. Not mine - still working on that - but it looks like review units started to arrive the same day mine did.
PC World get their hands on an Inspiron 27 and immediately open it up:

[Pixy Note: Click on that link for the video, because I couldn't stop it auto-playing.]

Yeah, I opened the box from the top too.

The video shows off how compact it is - they pack an eight core CPU, desktop graphics card (and not a sucky one), solid-state and spinny disk drives, a subwoofer (a sucky one*), and a fairly substantial cooling rig in something only slightly larger than a 27" monitor. The power supply is external, but I think my monitor also has an external power supply.

I paused the video and zoomed in on the disk drive. It looks like you might be able to squeeze a 5TB 15mm drive in there, which I'd like to try.


Digital Trends has a full review up with lots of pictures, though not of the innards.

I agree with most of the points in this review, though I'm less charitable towards the quality of the built-in sound, hence my trek today to pick up the Logitech speakers.


* To be fair, the complete Inspiron 27 weighs 10kg, and the Logitech subwoofer alone weighs 7kg, so you can't really expect the same sound.

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