|Happy New Year!
||[Jan. 4th, 2012|06:31 pm]
I can't believe how long it's been since I've engaged with anything much online. The last bit of 2011 was spent doing stuff with friends (good) and playing games on my ipad (bad bad bad). I seemed to have missed a bit of LJ drama? I guess I'll have to actually look at Dreamwidth since there actually seems to be even more migration now. My biggest hang-up is what to use instead of LJ for storing images. My problem with the usual suspects is that they don't like any kind of explicit images. *sighs*
I hadn't watched the last 7 episodes of Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi, so in the guise of testing my new Blu-ray player (finally got one! more on that later) I finally watched them all. Will write more about it in another post, but I gotta say the Isaka/Asahina one was a bit tiring. Isaka is so young! So cliched! It was only my fondness of his older self that kept me watching, sadly. Glad that the rest of the episodes were all Takano/Onodera and Yukina/Kisa. I have so much to say about the Takano/Onodera stuff, but will save it for later. The only thing I want to say is...Yokozawa animated as he berates Ritsu forever gets old really fast. It's not that I don't get where he's coming from, to a certain point, but who appointed him as Takano's minder?!? And he's so blinded by his own desires he can't see the actual dynamics of Takano and Ritsu's current relationship. GAH. Seeing Takano firmly put him in his place was that much more sweet after that. I did buy his novel...while I have little faith in the writer's (non?)talent, maybe he'll come off better when he's not harassing other people so much. Oh, and I was glad to see that we get some clues that these couples actually engage in SEX instead of just fully-clothed, not-very-passionate kissing on beds. Look, a morning after where there are naked people in bed! I can't believe they animated that!
I want the next volume of the manga, already. *sighs*
I got a copy of the new Sherlock BBC episode! I haven't watched it yet, but I'm excited! Sounds like it was quite good. XDXD
I nodded along while reading this at NPR's Monkey See blog: The Big Bad Swap: The Problem With Replaced Music
First off, the evil evil games that sucked my life away:
Mahjongg Artifacts HD
Seige Hero HD
They were all free at the time I got them (thanks to helpful
enablers friends who pointed them out to me). Extremely fun, extremely addictive, made me lose a lot of sleep. I need more self control.
I finally got a new router that not only solved my "only two things could be on the network at a time" problem, I now have coverage throughout my house. The previous one couldn't quite make it to the far end. It's also faster. It also meant my wifi printer stopped working because I had a new network and I couldn't access the online settings/queue site. I had to find a workaround...I still can't access the online settings/queue site, so I'll be in trouble if and when I have problems...But I won't think about that right now!
I also got a blu-ray player. It has wifi, so now I have access to Amazon, Hulu+, Netflix...All those things I don't need. I also tried to get the DLNA thing to work. First I tried to use Vuze since it was already on my computer, but while the blu-ray player recognized Vuze, Vuze did not recognize the player. Then I downloaded a trial copy of Twonky Media. It linked up fine, but the player can't play any of my files. Of course, when I copied a bunch of files to a USB drive and plugged it in the stupid player could play them. This is the kind of thing that drives me batty as a non-techie consumer. Why is it that the player can play a file via USB but NOT via DLNA? WHY? There may be a good technical reason but it sure is frustrating.