Saturday, July 03, 2010

Great news!

From the "No, not the Dacia Sandero" Dept.

Still a vacant lot
Since we last checked in on the progress of Scranton's luxury condominiums in 2006, they've finally managed to tear down the other half of that building in the back of the lot, as well as another to the side! Well, most of the one to the side:
Still, this sucker's gonna be ready to open any day now!

Scranton Times tower
We now conclude "Things that tick Peter Hocking off" week on this blog with an HDR image of downtown Scranton.

Unfortunately, we were unable to find any middle-aged women in foofy pink dresses and curly blonde wigs who were willing to pose for the photo while holding the aforementioned iPad.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

This is why I still read anime blogs

Series reviews such as this:
The phrase "Train wreck" comes to mind, but it’s really not accurate. Trains have momentum and direction. This does not. A better analogy would be a pack of feral chihuauas in heat. With grenades taped to their backs. Entertaining and destructive, maybe even cute and tragic at times, but ultimately a waste of explosives and snake food.

Couldn't have said it better if I still went through the trouble it takes to actually watch this stuff.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

We have our priorities in order!

Number of days it took to fix the broken images on this blog: 2

Number of days it took to produce the stupid video in the previous "Technical Difficulties" post: 4

Of course, most of that time was spent just trying to find a free video editor that actually did what I needed it to, without having to resort to Windows Movie Maker.


And after going through about fifteen different Linux video editors that all crashed out the moment I tried to do anything at all, I ultimately had to resort to Windows Movie Maker. You stay classy, Linux!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

We are experiencing technical difficulties, please stand up.

Test Card WallWell, yay. Enough things on this blog are now so completely borked that I'm going to have to start paying attention to it again. Maybe all of the forthcoming image fixes will convince me to start updating this thing on a regular basis.

Okay, okay. You can stop laughing now. Get off the floor. Please.

In the meantime, while I scour ten years of hard drive cruft trying to find the stuff that was here, please enjoy the following video:

Test card photo by tm-tm. Wall located in Riga, Latvia.