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  1. Finished watching "Dead End Paranormal Park". It was mostly harmless. Not groundbreaking but it is "just a cartoon". LGBTQ representation aside it the show is unfocused and the episodes themselves are lacking the energy to stand on their own. The pace accelerated towards the end but didn't manage to fully have any lasting impact as a whole.

    about 4 days ago from web
    • @adiwan That's sounding sadly par for Netflix, post-BoJack. They coulda had another with Tuca and Bertie, but nnoooo, they had to fall asleep at the wheel.... Disenchantment is disenchanting me as of late, feels like every season is bookended by interesting big-P Plot moments, and filled with trivial slice-of-life misadventures. A whole season of not exploring themes and character, ending with some sudden developments and cliffhangers, only to be semi-resolved in the first 2 of the next season and shunted aside until the final 2 or 3....

      about 4 days ago in context
    • @scribus Centaurworld was good. Not my jam but good. Carmen Sandiego was good. Glitch Techs is also very fun. Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts too. Kid Cosmic is a definitive recommendation. Dogs in Space is a good "nothing to see else"-watch.

      about 4 days ago in context
    • @adiwan Yeah, Carmen Sandiego was good, even if they did whitewash the history of the Samurai caste.... Lol

      about 3 days ago in context
  2. Watched the first two episodes of "Dead End Paranormal Park" on Netflix and it didn't impress me. The show lacks the energy and snappiness to appear to be fun. The characters and voice acting are quite dull. There is a looming feeling that it is a soulless Gravity Falls rip-off. Sure it is a different setting but I cannot get rid off that impression.

    about 6 days ago from web
    • Thinking about retiring my Thinkpad x201. I LOVE the keyboard but it makes problems. When I hit the power button to turn it on, there is a 50:50 chance that the screen is blank and does nothing. It caused me some bigger problems with sleep mode and did the exact same thing on wake-up. Only turning the laptop completely off and on again helps, but on sleep mode all RAM content is gone. Hibernation is fine but it takes longer as a normal boot.

      about 8 days ago from web
      • @adiwan Truly a sad day. I still miss my Dell Mini 9.

        about 7 days ago in context
      • @scribus For a few reasons I also miss my Asus EEEPC 1000H keyboard. It was tiny but usable. It made me appreciate mapping Home, End, PgUp, and PgDwn to the arrow keys using the Fn Key. It made me like it so much that I remapped the "previous track", "next track", "play/pause", and "stop" buttons on the X201 keyboard to those in Linux.

        about 7 days ago in context
    • Big corporations use their power to suppress everything that can threaten their business. Microsoft famously adopts free and open standards and alter them such that they are dominating them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish

      about 9 days ago from web
    • So now I have a set of folders synced between my iPad and my computer so animation I do on the go just appears on my desktop when I get home. Pretty convenient. For some reason I thought Apple was anti-convenience.

      about 9 days ago from web
    • I just saw someone abbreviating "Daily Active Users" as DAU, that made me chuckle. In tech circles in Germany "DAU" is known as "Dümmster anzunehmender User", which means literally translated "stupidest assumed user".

      about 10 days ago from web
      • Going to finally see Bob’s Burgers today after being delayed by relatable setbacks such as my co-worker getting COVID, me having to work 70 hours, and then me and my entire family getting COVID

        about 11 days ago from web
      • Well I've already pitched a papaya on every other chat forum I have, but why tf does YT's top result for a Rubik's Cube have NO USEFUL INFORMATION in it?? https://youtu.be/7Ron6MN45LY

        about 13 days ago from web
        • @scribus Whenever I look up for something to know how it works I almost exclusively find videos that only scratch the surface of the thing and mostly those videos end up with "Now you know how it works". Tutorials are also a bane in my existence where the tutorial is more about everything else but the topic it tutorials about (including 1/3 of the video dedicating to personal banana of the video creator and a good portion to social media call to action blah blah).

          about 13 days ago in context
      • I'm debating with myself if I should buy and play TUNIC https://store.steampowered.com/app/553420/TUNIC/ . And if I do, should I buy it from GOG or Steam?

        about 15 days ago from web
      • Repairing the remote control for my parents. It has a small broken tab for the battery compartment where the latch of the door grabs into. I'm remodeling it using the good old trick with superglue (Cyanoacrylate) and baking powder. I let it dry and harden for a while and then cut off everything with a knife that is preventing to close it properly. Tedious but better than to model and 3d print the whole thing.

        about 14 days ago from web
      • Bob's Burgers was a good movie (:

        about 16 days ago from web
      • Hi all! Does anyone still use this site?

        about 17 days ago from web
      • This morning I startled the woman at the baker's shop. It was a few minutes after opening and nobody was lining up. The woman was preparing the coffee machine and I walked to the counter. I wasn't particularly sneaky. I mean I wasn't quiet on purpose. When I said "hello" she jumped up as if I wanted to rob this place. Not that extreme but it was a big reaction.

        about 18 days ago from web
      • Hearing Kingdom Hearts IV’s theme song will be an Eminem feature to try and appeal to people who liked that period in the early 2010s where every pop album had Eminem on it

        about 18 days ago from web
      • First time in like ten years that GeneralZoi’s Pony Maker has been useful to me.

        about 19 days ago from web
        • @zeldatra Haven't wasted a thought on that damn pony generator trash in a long time. It creates a shudder along my spine when I remember the flood of OCs coming through the DeviantArt groups I followed.

          about 19 days ago in context
      • My D&D group adopted a Xorn, a gem-eating monster, and named it Ruby. We bought some Xorns to smuggle them to a mine in order to sell them there but we kept one, as my character was good enough in animal handling that it got tamed.

        about 21 days ago from web
      • I hate it soo much that I cannot minimize Thunderbird to tray. I also hate it that the window name (or icon) doesn't show that a new mail is in the inbox.

        about 22 days ago from web
        • I need to use Thunderbird for a while until it receives a bugfix.

          about 22 days ago from web
          • I'm totally annoyed that my beloved email program KMail has huge problems with GMail IMAP. Google disabled the plain authentification method (username + password) and only offers its OAuth method. For some reason it kinda works and kinda does not. I get over the day dozens unnecessary authentification requests. I can fetch mail for 10minutes - 1 hour and have to reauthenticate it again.

            about 22 days ago from web
            • People without perspective for a good future and without a safety net tend to behave reckless.

              about 23 days ago from web
              • Also the desperation that causes the violent behavior in the first place should be addressed in the same way.

                about 23 days ago from web
                • I know it's a little more nuanced and a very loud minority is blocking any progress to regulate weapons but on the outside it ain't looking good.

                  about 23 days ago from web
                  • The US surely do like guns. They surely do like using those. They surely cannot get enough of them in order to use those too.

                    about 23 days ago from web
                    • buying a gun to protect myself from the gun owners who bought a gun to protect themself from the gun owners who bought a gun to protect themself from the gun owners who bought

                      about 23 days ago from web
                    • I bought some cheap wooden spatulas and created some different shapes with my bandsaw in order to enhance them. I don't want to use anything metallic with my Teflon coated pans. The default shape is too rectangular for scraping the walls of the pan. It doesn't get very well into the rounded corner. So far I'm quite satisfied with the results. Even when not, each spatula was only 1.50€.

                      about a month ago from web
                      • Nothing quite so uniquely sucks as waking up with the same headache with which one went to bed

                        about a month ago from web
                      • Today is Father's Day in Germany. As usual drunk men are roaming the streets. Today I saw two guys on one e-scooter driving on the bike path. They hit the curb and almost face-planted.

                        about a month ago from web
                        • Today we celebrate a day with towels because a funny author died on a treadmill.

                          about a month ago from web
                        • OMG PowerShell scripts have the worst syntax

                          about a month ago from web
                        • I genuinely believe we need a constitutional amendment securing the innate human right to kick the everloving goddamnit out of people who make -- or kowtow to implement -- moronic ass-backwards software design choices. Why in any god's holiest of names would the Keyboard Settings be ANYWHERE OTHER THAN SETTINGS > KEYBOARD??? The HELL I gotta go under papayaing "Time" for this you god damned useless batcaves!!? Who decided this, and have I missed out on the opportunity to skin the dumbass alive and roll them in rock salt?

                          about a month ago from web