Apr 222009
 

Ok, I’ve been running gui free for a week now and I noticed something I never expected…

At first I caught myself repeatedly reaching for a mouse that wasn’t there, then I started to get used to the command line functions… and now I hardly have to look at my little cheat sheet.

Though lynx has a lack of functionality that I find annoying…

The thing is I noticed my constant use of command line has forced me to be less visual. Now I think about what I’m doing and my focus seems to be improving.

I find physical activity eaiser, I find I have more energy, and I find it’s easier to get up in the morning… I’m not sure WHY any of this would be caused by using command line… but it all started when I started using CLI exclusively…

meh.

 Posted by at 1:08 PM
Apr 202009
 

You can never beat the rush of configuring a wireless internet connection from a base install of Arch linux using nothing more than the install cd and your own knowledge of the Linux command consol!

Guess what operating system, I’m running NOW!!!

 Posted by at 11:56 AM
Apr 192009
 

I can’t wait until some idiot cop decides to storm my house looking for contraband!

Unfortunately for the legal system, I have enough foundation knowledge to know that if the day that comes I find myself computer-less, post assault and seizure, there will be many a lawman lacking in employment, and several companies will be set back a few years.

You see, I will openly admit the following: I break copyright law.

That’s right! I admit it!!! But you see the problem therein lies with HOW I break the law…

I OWN a copy of two seasons of Stargate SG1 (the TV series), the Stargate movie (the ORIGINAL movie), and several other DVDs I have procured over the years… now for the fun part, did you know it is ILLEGAL for me to simply watch these movies? It’s true! I am not allowed by copyright to play the movies I have paid good hard American cash to have the privilege to watch! does that seem right to you?

You see I don’t run windows, I am ANTI-windows. I refuse to pay a dime to that worthless excuse of a crap-company, Microsoft. Ironically there is no such thing as a DVD player for Linux! So in order to play MY DVDs, I have to install a program codec called DVDcss. This is basically the decoding software needed to read the DVD through the encryption. In order to play the movies I have paid for… unfortunately DVDcss is somehow illegal in the united states! I have to break the law… does that seem fair?

Now it is argued that viewing legally obtained DVDs with DVDcss will never come up in court… but therein lies the problem, I am NOT just guilty of using DVDcss, I also use w32codecs, so I can play the simple videos sent to me by my friends and family… these videos are mostly unlicensed so legal for me to play… but to play them I have to use a licensed codec that had to be reverse engineered! add to that the modified flash player, wine binaries, and the 8 odd gigs of MP3s I’m doomed for the big house!

Now, all of my digital possessions were legitimately obtained! I have a full suite of Microsoft Applications, all obtained from Microsoft directly (Via an MSDN account I once had) My programs came packaged with my hardware, and most if not all my MP3s came strait from a batch of music CDs I myself–or my previous wife–purchased! Unfortunately the original cds have become scratched or damaged or lost, I don’t keep COAs as they are difficult to manage and maintain, and no, I don’t have receipts… per the MPAA I no longer have the right to play my music, watch my movies, or install ANY of my applications!… is this fair? no.

I am fairly certain the day I am arrested my case would open the door to counter suit after counter suit, as countless others like me retaliate against the MPAA–among other companies–that would pave the way for the demise of DRM (Digital Rights Management).

You see, like you, the judge would have to consider his own media library… the same library I’m sure he has paid a fairly hefty sum for… same with the Jury. I guarantee every one of them have media that the MPAA would consider illegal to possess… how do you think they would find? I’m not a criminal, I’m a good person, I pay my taxes, I pay for products that are WORTH paying for. so why should I have to pay a SERVICE fee for a PRODUCT?!?

MPAA: your days are numbered. Mark my words, you will press this until the people scream enough, then you will die on the very sword you have been so diligently forging.

Would it be easy? nah, I’d be computer-less for a while… but man, it would be SO worth it.

NOTE: yes, likefood, this means I no longer use/possess illegal software, all that I found usable I have paid for and all I find useless, I tossed. My “krackware” directory is now empty.

 Posted by at 11:47 AM
Apr 152009
 

Likefood, this ones for you. I have one file that works and two that do not. Is there a way to tell wether the two are lost for good or is there a way that I can try to recover them(I”m getting error messages)?

Apr 122009
 

I went to the Watchmen movie this weekend with Nic. Well, from what I read in the graphic novel, I would say that it followed about 98% exactly. That was at about the point of 1/2 of the way through. Although the movie was a little hoakie, I enjoyed the story. There was alot of action and fun, but there was just one thing that irritated me more than anything else. That being the charicter Dr. Manhatten. In the graphic novel they state that he dislikes wearing clothing so he is constantly nekid. I didn’t have a problem with this and in the graphic novel there is only about 3 frames where there is a groin view of him. In the movie there was one scene alone that had 5 BIG BLUE PENIS’. This I find irritating because it was unneeded. I don’t understand this at all. In American Pie 2 Stiffler runs around waving a big blue dildo and shouts about it. This was funny and had a point. In the Watchmen, this served no purpose other than to make the audience uncomfortable. This seems like there was either the idea that there was a hugely gay director or they thought this would be a perfect way to get male full frontal nudity as an acceptable and standard practice in the cinema. The thing with full frontal female nudity, their sexual organs other than breasts are not on the outside of the body. Unless your a huge pervert that spends too much time looking, analizing and digitaly enhancing, you cannot see what they have. Then there is the issue of the poor bastard that had to spend hundreds of hours making a digial penis for him to wear. This seems just simply excessive and retarded. Anyways, this is just my idea of how stupid this is.

Apr 122009
 

Just watched Death Proof after seeing Planet Terror about a week ago. I enjoyed Planet Terror because it was a laugh riot! I was laughing so hard I nearly pissed myself. Now, Death Proof, that one threw me off a bit, but I really enjoyed the last scene when I got to watch Rosario Dawson lay a beatin down on Kurt Russell. Well, because of what his charicter did, I can’t blame her, but it was funny and I thought it was a killer way to end the story.

Apr 122009
 

Hello world, today I’d like to introduce a friend of DailyDFFR.net.

Meet Stiffy the un-dead Squirrel…

Stiffy takes a "nap"

No, Stiffy’s not dead. Stiffy can’t die! you see, stiffy’s already done that!

Stiffy spends his days run– er, lying arround, in parks, under car tires, and burrying his nuts.

So if you see Stiffy, just remember, he’s not dead! he’s just waiting for the squirrel-zombie apocalypse.

Apr 112009
 

Ok, I understand the horror, suspense gore movie thing. I also understand how a situation like what happens in this movie can freak a person out. However, I cannot understand how a person that is writing the script could make a female character so blatantly stupid and well, female. When I was in college I did a little paper on how women are portrayed in popular media. This includes television, movies and even some advertisements as well as video games. The common conception of how a female will react to a situation is to become a screaming wimp. This is not really that far from what a chauvinist would expect. I do not agree though. Women are strong and can react in very bizarre ways to certain things, but I have to think that when your life depends upon being strong and trying to make your way though a difficult scenario that even the most feeble minded female can make it though.

In this movie the female reporter suddenly become a screaming wimp that does nothing but scream and freak out and breathe hard at everything towards the end. When earlier in the movie she had been fighting back and mouthing off to a cop. I found her sudden change from a strong willed person to a weakling to be completely out of character. I also found that in the end of the movie her camera man tells her that if they are quiet the “zombie” “infected” whatever, can’t see them and if it can’t see them or “hear” them, they are safe and can get away. So what does she do, knocks something over, the “thing” attacks the camera man and kills him. She slowly, but quietly moves a piece of metal furniture out of the way, picks up the camera and begins looking around in night vision. Now keep in mind, this entire thing just happened in complete darkness as far as she is concerned.

As she pans around the room, she sees the “thing” eating her camera man, now rather than being quiet which she was able to do in complete darkness and move across the room and move a metal item, she makes a squealing/screaming noise. Guess what, that’s right, the “thing” attacks. She drops the camera.

I’m thinking, great now she has learned from her mistake and is going to slowly crawl over get the camera and using the night vision to get away. NOPE! She drags herself across the floor making just about as much noise as you can doing so and just before she can get the camera, poof! She is pulled off screen and disappears with a scream.

Now I’m thinking, “WTF is wrong with this stupid fucking woman?!?!?” She knows she has to be quiet, she can move and navigate in total darkness while moving a metal item out of the way, but she can’t get up on her knees and 4 point crawl over to the camera? She has to drag herself and make a bunch of noise? Is she completely retarded? Did the infection spread to her w/out her being infected in the normal manner, i.e. bite, spit, whatever biological means you choose, and have a unique effect instead of being a raving lunatic that attacks anything living, she becomes feeble minded and stupid?

Ok, long sentence, but I didn’t know where to cut it, so fuck it. It’s there it’s done it’s real.

I’m getting really tired of these typical female behaviors they have in movies. This isn’t a new thing either; it’s being going on from the beginning of theater as we know it. The thing that really makes this asinine is that the only way she could have not been a total let down and wussy retard is if she had been a lesbian. For some reason they are portrayed as these butch, macho tough guys– er, gals, whatever. This is stupid too, how many lesbians are bulls? Not enough to make this valid and I can guarantee that even they think this type of behavior that is portrayed is stupid.

The only time a female can be strong and not prissy is if she is a friggin robot. See Terminator:The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Sarah Connor and Cameron, the terminator, are strong female characters. Sarah is strong because she has to be for her son, this is a great reason and totally acceptable. The only other one is Cameron, hello! Robot! Terminator!

I’m just saying this is stupid and I would like to see more positive portrayals of females in the media.