October 13, 2015

Some brief notes before the workday begins

so the first episode of Chivalry of A Failed Knight was pretty good despite feeling like they had borrowed part of the plot of The Irregular Magic at High School.  Episode two has me almost running away from the series. They managed to squeeze in every possible harem meet up trope they could in this one.  I'm over exaggerating of course, but despite having started my anime career loving Tenchi Muyo, I'm pretty much over the harem plots. I don't mind a couple of intersecting possible romances here and there, but so far we have a sort of tsundere, an younger sister, an old school friend, and possibly one more. This one has about two episodes to balance itself out before I drop it.

One Punch Man is delightfully absurd and wonderfully animated. Cant wait for episode three. 

Still waiting for more Heavy Object.

Watched Comet Lucifer.  Almost turned it off again after the OP played. Too shrill.   First two episodes weren't bad.  I'm going to give it a few more episodes as well.

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October 12, 2015

Audible has a free audio drama of Locke & Key!

IF you have an amazon account, go sign into Audible.com and down load this drama.

I've had the first two volumes (Welcome to Lovecraft / Head Games) for some time, but never got around to picking up the other four.  This is a very well done 'radio play'.  The drama will be free until November 4th.

As a side warning, yes, this is a dark story, and the name of the town is no coincidence.  Welcome to Lovecraft Sound, Massachusetts. 

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October 07, 2015

Random anime...

Hulu suggested Assassination Classroom to me and I had seen some clips of it's absurd moments.  It's been a down kind of day so I figured a laugh could do me some good.  

After 2 episodes, I have to say I'm intrigued.  It has some downright funny/absurd moments and some interesting drama too.  I think I'm hooked.

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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...


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October 05, 2015

End of Summer season thoughts

Another post, hopefully a little more in depth.


Rokka Braves of the Six Flowers
Classroom Crisis
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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