some kinda Linux genius

It only took me eight hours but I finally with lots of help and begging managed to find the correct driver for my dongle and how to clone from GIT and then do a make / make install and also edit my modeswitch rules so things would be properly detected. Wi-Fi USB adapters these days are basically Nightbane. C: the Money of Soul and Possibility Control (model A was simpler, no CD hidey whatever the term was)



WTF was I doing all day.

going to try some Lubuntu on other aging desktop, can't seem to survive windows or even ubuntu. I was hoping being 3 years younger and an extra GB ram would make it resilient enough, but I should keep in mind former owner probably didn't clean it once in 10 years whereas I totally clean mine every 3 years or so (probably should do it semiannually)

time to meme again

Ugh.... so I have pages 847-880 of my notes to go through. I number both sides of course, so I have only consumed ~441 sheets of paper (still writing 881-882, have taken to taking 1 piece at a time, easier to just write on that in a board... when I kept them in binder it would gradually rip the holes out as I wrote, no thanks).

Had no internet in my room for a long time. It was like the antenna built into my old desktop just died over time. Maybe the connection is loose, something burned out? Dunno. Lubuntu was fun-ish to get to learn but unfortunately the USB dongle I bought to connect to WiFi only has .exe setup for Windows so I had to use another refurbished desktop w/ Windows on it to be able to use the dongle.

There probable is some way to set it up for Linux but I'd need to download the software, so catch 22. I know I could set up a Linux OS on my laptop which still has the built-in WiFi still working, but I'm not sure how I could copy software I downloaded onto it over to my desktop. I do have a cable to connect PCs which I'm trying to figure out.

Guess I could try windows 10 on the old one, I never did try any version above Vista on it.

Anyway, been procrastinating taking my screenshots for months. Gotten to the point where due to 60 days I can't view PVR contents in browser so been deleting stuff w/o taking the shots... I really hope I can catch up. Not just to get around to it, but also to clear some space.

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god damn Mary Sue / Sioux is so powerful her magic reaches across realities to crash my media player

So I just finished the 12-episode Youjo Senki (Tanya the Evil) series and got to watching the movie...

Working just fine until exactly 1h9m38s...

Suddenly the thing crashes. Coincidence? Maybe... so I replay it, trying to find my spot. This is how I learned the number, because I knew I was roughly an hour into it, and went forward bit by bit until I found the consistent crash spot...

Anyone with a copy of the film will know how weird it would be to have it crash at that EXACT moment, given what happened at that moment. Gives me shudders... 

All I could think when this happened was DAMN YOU BEING X.

So turns out my file is 2.0 GB and it's supposed to be 2867M according to Ginpachi... so I'm assuming it's probably incomplete and will use HexChat to try and resume and see how partial it was..

yup... was only at 71%... I guess it was one of those ones which got interrupted but I must not have taken notice of it. OH WELL.

Still creeped out... what are the odds that my download fucks up at that EXACT point, of all the points for it to happen at?

Somehow that America-loli doesn't want me to watch her battle with the Germany-loli. Somehow the steampunk inventions of the Trumps are involved in this.

mini cucumbers

delicious and a refreshing alternative to apples in these temps

>Draft saved 27 июля 2019

why the fuck is my month not displaying in English?

Also why does return key make doublespace line return instead of 1 like in PM... maybe I must click 'switch to old version' but that should be the default.

I wish I had bought 5 maces in the town before it sank so I can get to that guy, for some reason it won't let me fly out of the hole, I'm pretty sure I could buy them in that engineering town that gave me the airship.

Fucking slow oft-stallined Lubuntu isn't always as super-magic reliable as it sometimes seems. Even more efficient software needs good hardware to rest upon I think.

Sometimes I think it isn't even the vid quality. When I can't play 1080 I usually can't play 720 or even 480 either, or even load a basic webpage. Just something slowing EVERYTHING down, no matter how I reduce demand. Inexplicable.

Flowers not doing so well outdoors even with bidaily waterings.

The Baby Formula

Finally watched this 2008 film for the first time today, gotta love those free month-long demos of various channels (in this case Hollywood Suite) they put out to entice people to buy them once the demo ends (fat chance).

I couldn't help but notice about 3/4 through that the whiny tones of Lilith seemed VERY familiar... it took me a moment of pondering before realizing I was guessing Jen from 6Teen. My suspicions deepened when references were made to Toronto in the film and it said it was filmed there at the end, since I know 6Teen was a locally produced toon...

Lo and behold, Megan Fahlenbock did indeed voice Jen Masterson! I feel like I didn't just use tweezers to unclog my CPU fan yesterday, but also unclogged my brain. This despite waking after only 4 hours sleep due to feline nightmares and being distracted by some weird left thumb pain. I was whipping log-on-a-rope at widowmakers with my RIGHT arm and while I did feel that in my rotor cuff a little, that's gone while this mysterious thumb stuff... what would even cause?

the revelation

~I can't download any more anime until I buy a big enough external to consolidate my smaller externals to have an easy-to-check alphabetical list to make sure I don't download the same thing~

*several years pass of downloading nothing, waiting for prices to drop on externals, always being impressed by the new tier of 6t, 8t then 10t finally for 250*

~This show came out in 2018... I know I definitely don't have it prepped... so I can download it worry-free that I am not duplicating previous bandwidth usage~

Realizing this applies much further back... bleh. Of course, one is full and I kind of like to not use my C because of wiping it to test OSs...

Becoming more open to the idea of simply deleting some stuff. Maybe would not feel a need to horde stuff I probably won't re-watch for decades if I made more use of MAL to log it. Particularly since now I know that it can list start/end dates so I can just check my created/last accessed for the most part to get a general idea.

Am enjoying Shuffle after finishing Mamoru and want to do more of this like I used to. Forgot after years of western substitution how much better this was. Although the heat of summer makes it hard and am appreciating value of things like coolness either via AC or the cost of basement rooming.

Vinland Saga

so last week was returning some stuff and at the last minute wanted to grab something interesting, so I picked up the first 4 volumes of Vinland Saga. That's all they had, would've gotten more, vikings are cool and manga is cool.

So I'm on vol 3 now and I think "man, this would make a good anime" so I go look it up and apparently one is going to debut 2 days 2 weeks from now.

This thing has apparently amassed 21 volumes since 2005 so it'll probably be one of decent length! I'll probably get to watch the anime before I read the manga since I sometimes put off reading manga on the computer as I figure it would be better to do so on paper whereas anime must always be light shining on me, even if a projector would be a better idea for a computer experience.

That said, with the shitty state of my comp locking up playing petty files under 200MB, manga might be the only thing I can enjoy on it, and I don't know how long it will be until I can get something new. I'm still determined to ride this thing out as long as possible to let prices drop and extend the life of whatever new thing I get far into the future.

That and until I can get a colder lower-level room to preserve my electronics, I don't really want to endanger some new tech. Makes more sense to use up my computer and PS2s (all 4 of them) and then Wii

Ebba Akerlund

It's strange, when I heard about Tarrant mentioning her in the manifesto, it didn't take long to think of the "do it for her" meme from Simpsons which I'd seen appropriated for waifus before on the chans...

I made the suggestion to do it, and saw it posted on /pol/ but it turns out someone had already done this in May 2018:

This makes me wonder if Tarrant might've actually seen that image. If so, was it before or during his prep? His "farewell tour" around the globe seems to have gone on for years and I'm not sure when that collage was first created.