October 06, 2015

Windows 10

I finally took advantage of Microsoft's free update to Windows 10 from Windows 7.  I've been running the OS for about a week and a half now and I'm largely happy with it. 

Only have one real major failing with it at this point and that has to do with the chipset of my Netgear WNA1100 wireless N adapter.  Depending on how much I'm doing on the internet (connection wise), all my USB devices will just disconnect.  At first, I thought this was a recent Win10 development, but after thinking over the pattern of things, I realized the network disconnection has been going on for some time.  What is new is that the device completely disconnects now.  Previously I would just hit seemingly high pings for up to 30s and then be back to normal.  So I do think it was going on while I still had Win7.

All said, even after making sure I had the latest drivers, it seems the answer is don't use the Atheros chipset in my USB wireless or get an internal card. 

Or do what I really want to do and just start using Ethernet over Power adapters.

 I don't think most users will have many problems with Win 10.  Yes, stuff is arranged differently and I don't like how much usage information is being sent to Microsoft.  It lacks all of the touch interface items that made Win8 annoying.  Heck, I suspect it is only an iterative update from Win 7 overall under the hood.

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My earworm for the day...



Enjoy!

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October 05, 2015

End of Summer season thoughts

Another post, hopefully a little more in depth.

Covering:

Rokka Braves of the Six Flowers
Classroom Crisis
Charlotte
Himouto! Umaru-chan
God Eater

Conclusion for those who want the short notes was that there were some series that brought me back into the anime fold again after being away for some years.  There were some big misses too. More after the jump.
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September 01, 2015

Classroom Crisis!

This show is quickly joining Robotics:Notes, Stellvia, and Last Exile as a great sci fi show.  

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August 30, 2015

Anime mysic

Right now, I think Charlotte's opening theme is the best music of the season. 

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July 21, 2015

Quick thoughts on new shows.

Charlotte has my eye, but im not sure what kind of series im in for.

Rokka looks to be an interesting fantasy story.  

Not much else on my radar at this time.

Punch Line was interesting at first but it fell apart in a few episodes.  Ending was mediocre at best. 

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June 26, 2015

Evening...

Laying in the dark with my old tuxedo cat under one hand and a book in the other. The thunder interrupts occasionally from a near by storm front. It is a good evening.  

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June 14, 2015

Music....

Evenings with no sleep get better listening to old video game music.  Tonight's nostalgia trip includes Herzog Zwei, Silpheed, Phantasy Star IV.

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May 18, 2015

Sanity?!?

 One should not read all of Uzumaki in one sitting....



(No really, this is not a joke.  That series is up there with the Centipede movies.)
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May 17, 2015

Lots of watching on Crunchyroll lately.

Started to continue Majestic Prince, but then saw an ad for Akame fans Kill.  I've discovered that I've been liking it so far.  Nifty story of a warrior who falls in with an assassination unit of a revolutionary army.  



Edit: then I hit episode six... Whoa. 

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May 15, 2015

Anime watched recently...

Garagntia of the Verdanious Planet 
Magi The Labrynth of Magic
Euphoium
Valvrave The Liberator

More notes in a bit, but the first three have been fun to watch.
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April 09, 2015

Music rediscovered...

Okay, some time back, I stumbled on a torrent for Deus Ex Sonic Augmentation from OCRemix.  I just learned today that they have released multiple albums of songs over the years.  Went on a downloading spree.

Humans and Gears, Super Metroid - REserve Tank, Wild ARMs: ARMED and Dangerous...

The music!!! Oh the cycling music!!

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April 07, 2015

I love it when an anime series makes me smile...

Thanks to Steven Den Beste, I learned of the Bodacious Space Pirates movie, Abyss of Hyperspace, being released. 
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April 04, 2015

Bicycling...

Started cycling this last week again.  Realized that 312 lbs was just the wrong way to be living.  I've known this for some time, and have hovered around the 290 mark for the last couple of years, but it jumped up twenty pounds in the last eight months.  Nope, I'm done.  I promised myself years ago it wouldn't get this bad and I turned around and let it get that bad.  I had a couple of rides where I couldn't even make it a mile, but as I ride every day, I'm pushing it just a little further.  Managed to put in a five mile ride in this afternoon with a small mid ride break.  Hoping to be doing twenty to thirty by midsummer.

Benefits:  I'm already sleeping better a night on any day I exercise and I've found my troubleshooting has been going better at the helpdesk I work at. 

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December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

For the few that read here, Happy New Year to you all! May your health be good and your projects be plentiful and completed on time!

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October 20, 2014

Whee... prepping for NaNoWriMo...

I'm actually getting some outlining done in advance of National Novel Writing Month for once.  I might actually finish this year.


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October 13, 2014

The Argent Adept strums his way to victory over Baron Blade

Muahahaha! First game ever with Argent Adept. Four heroes (Legacy, Argent Adept, Tempest, Bunker) vs Baron Blade. The Baron falls. It was not pretty. All three hasten doom cards at the top of the Baron's deck made lots of early damage. Argent Adept kept triggering Tempest's healing downpour... and then Tempest triggered it too. It was the only thing that kept me in the game. Finishing shot by Bunker and his Omni-cannon, charged to five.   Yes, I like Sentinels of the Multiverse. One of my favorite co-operative play games.

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An early stormy morning

I've got my work stuff up and running, the rain is falling outside with some thunder in the background.  I count this a good morning.  Still not adjusted to my shift schedule completely.  Need to figure out how to enjoy the weekend without staying up late and sleeping in til noon.  I'm still happy I was able to change shifts at work.  I like being off work by 1pm.

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September 30, 2014

Chaika - The Coffin Princess

Still in the middle of watching episode one, but I think I'm gonna like this one for the same reason I liked Scrapped Princess.  Interesting world and characters, and decent animation.  Doesn't look bad at all,

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August 29, 2014

A post on another blog... But mine anyway..

http://nerdstable.blogspot.com/2014/08/first-thoughts-pathfinder-adventure.html?spref=fb


Posted a first look review of the newest Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. The first set, Rise of the Runelords has been a great game that my wife and i have enjoyed playing through.  Now we get to be pirates!

(Sorry the link isnt a link right now.  Tablet posting right now.)

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