Notices by adiwan (adiwan), page 2

  1. @zeldatra I watched it on Friday. It was.... an experience. The plot was fine but what it made special was what the legal team was able to get and what the creators were able to get away with. The cel-shaded 3D characters and the occasional painted-over humans were grating.

    about a month ago from web in context
  2. I'm Potato Knishesed. I was doing my taxes. Or I let others do it for me. I have to pay MORE taxes and don't get any money back. There is a home office tax thing where I would get 5€ back for every day in home office BUT I don't get any of that because my expenses were too low. WTF

    about a month ago from web
  3. Hmmmm.... New bicycle chain.... Changing took longer than I want to admit. I needed to shorten the chain and tried to re-insert the pin to connect both ends. The new chain came with its own special link to connect both ends. At the beginning I wanted to try without it but after one hour of an exhausting ordeal to align and push in the pin into the link, I gave up and used the special connection link.
    My old chain was borderline at the end of its lifespan and started to grind the sprockets. Now cycling is a little bit smoother and less noisy. Maybe I find some use for the old one for an interesting project.

    about a month ago from web
  4. Oh man. Amphibia is over. The last half felt very rushed and needed a season of its own. The last episode has also things from the left field because of the rush.

    about a month ago from web
  5. Thumbs up for "The Bad Guys"

    about a month ago from web
  6. Case and point: fashion.

    about 2 months ago from web
  7. @scribus Other people's tastes is always trash.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  8. Avatar is the least-exciting hyped movie I can remember. Everybody praises the 3D viewing experience but I think the use of 3D is only so good because all other 3D movies did it wrong in a way or another. Story-wise it's a dud in my opinion. The plot is as transparent as the main protagonist is flat and uninteresting.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  9. It was an ordeal to fix my Shimano sg-c6000-8c hub gearing on my bike without any prior knowledge how they work. I had to read the manual to get it installed again, after changing the inner tube of the wheel. The instructions weren't as clear as I hoped. First it was flipped in the manual the other way around as I had on the ground (my bike was standing on the saddle and the steering), and it has referred to colored dots to align but the illustration was in black-and-white.

    about 2 months ago from web
  10. I don't think I have any interest in watching any Star Trek Picard episode in the future, not even out of morbid curiosity. I already expended any curiosity with the second season. It was a magnesium and phosphor dumpster fire with a barrel of fluorine and a pressurized bottle of oxygen.

    about 2 months ago from web
  11. Oops more Magic cards

    about 2 months ago from web
  12. I'm so glad I didn't open a bottle of Dr. Pepper in my living-room. I opened it it my kitchen. It exploded so violently upon unscrewing the cap that it could easily compete with mount Vesuvius.

    about 2 months ago from web
  13. Russian Doll Season 2 was a weird trip. I liked it.

    about 2 months ago from web
  14. Haven't thought of American Gladiators in ages or even heard the theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8HIAvySdbQ Good TV fun

    about 2 months ago from web
  15. Recommend drinking a mix of passion fruit juice with cola. Maybe not a 50:50 mix I just made. Probably a 33 passion fruit : 66 cola mix is better.

    about 2 months ago from web
  16. Finally bought myself a proper hot glue gun. I don't want to live with the Potato Knishesty dollar bin garbage that needs 20 minutes to heat up and when it's heat up the glue still is not hot enough, and the glue stick has to be manually pushed into the melt zone, as it lacks a trigger. I don't need a hot glue gun often, maybe twice a year but when I do it was always a chore and not fun at all.

    about 2 months ago from web
  17. German spammers are new here

    about 2 months ago from web
  18. @adiwan And how it looks on my desk http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/876123

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  19. I completed my laptop stand http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/876122

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  20. I'm building a vertical laptop stand for my laptop for work with its USB-C docking station. This is an image after being freshly varnished. It is made of cheap pine tree wood and then stained. After the varnish hardens I put some felt in the top holder. I test-fitted it and it looks sturdy enough. Due to measuring and construction intolerance I left more space than needed but I can pad it out with enough felt to make it a snug fit. So the top is for the laptop and the bottom space is for the USB-C docking station. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/876121

    about 3 months ago from web
  21. Welp... I bought a "cheap" 1000 card MTG collection for 20 bucks off eBay. The seller says there are mostly common and uncommon and a couple of rares in there. Still cheaper than chilling out the amount of money to buy the same amount of cards with boosters.

    about 3 months ago from web
  22. I helped a friend doing some minor renovation of his home. He has gifted me a Magic The Gathering Commander deck. Never played MTG before. I'm vaguely familiar with how it is payed.

    about 3 months ago from web
  23. Great... My father got the rona... I haven't had contact with him in the past few weeks, which is good. I am able to do the groceries.

    about 3 months ago from web
  24. It is insane that Windows 10 does not enable support for long paths by default.

    about 3 months ago from web
  25. @zeldatra that's pretty impressive

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  26. Got today my first scammer on my company phone. They spoofed a local phone number (probably a SIP gate) and called probably from India, as the caller had an Indian accent and spoke English. They said they were from Microsoft and my computer had a "problem". I didn't hesitate very long and hung up. It'd be funny to waste their time but it's also my time too that would have been wasted.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  27. 12 hours debugging yesterday was harsh. In the end it turned out that the package we debugged had an old .dll. If we updated the .dll with the newest version the bugs had been fixed in there.

    about 3 months ago from web
  28. I become as tired and cynical as a 70 year old man. I only need a piece of lawn for yelling at (young) people.

    about 3 months ago from web
  29. @vernandex I am fed up by people doing the thing that perpetuates the current situation. Instead of getting it under control it is getting worse. I want it to be over but doing the opposite is madness.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  30. Saying Covid is over is not the same as Covid being actually over. Ignoring facts doesn't help. It makes things worse. I'm disgusted.

    about 3 months ago from web in context