David Chung d6chung@identi.ca

Honolulu, United States

  • Dexter: New Blood

    2022-01-10T06:17:57Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I've been following this series and its finale just aired this weekend.


    I am satisfied with how it ended and I think it redeemed the original series (beyond season 4).

  • BlackBerry Doomsday

    2022-01-03T21:45:10Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    The day is upon us!

  • Betty White

    2021-12-31T22:26:46Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    :(

  • Final 2021 Movie Ranking

    2021-12-31T06:18:59Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Two more 2021 movies seen during my flights:


    No Time to Die: Pretty entertaining throughout. The latest 007 movies tend to be visually good and this was no exception. 0 Mai Tais! Seeing Daniel Craig and Rami Malek on SNL together kind of ruined this movie for me though due to this skit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsMuKSpQfIY


    Luca: Uninspiring for me. I have really high standards for Pixar movies and this didn't quite make the cut. However, it's still entertaining throughout and the story was decent so 0 Mai Tais needed. Okay, I did chuckle when the mom was splashing all the neighbourhood children -- best moment in the movie for me.


    Final 2021 ranking:

    In The Heights: 0 Mai Tais

    Dune Part One: 0 Mai Tais

    The Suicide Squad: 0 Mai Tais

    No Time to Die: 0 Mai Tais

    King Richard: 0 Mai Tais

    The Saints of Newark: 0 Mai Tais

    Godzilla vs. Kong: 0 Mai Tais

    Luca: 0 Mai Tais

    Finding Ohana: 1 Mai Tai

    The Matrix Resurrections: 1 Mai Tai

    Judas and the Black Messiah: 1 Mai Tai

    Malignant: 1 Mai Tai

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It: 1 Mai Tai

    Those Who Wish Me Dead: 1 Mai Tai

    Zack Snyder's Justice League: 1 Mai Tai

    Coming 2 America: 1 Mai Tai

    Tom & Jerry: 2 Mai Tais

    The Little Things: 2 Mai Tais

    Cry Macho: 2 Mai Tais

    Army of the Dead: 2 Mai Tais

    Reminiscence: 4 Mai Tais

    Red Notice: 4 Mai Tais

    Space Jam: A New Legacy: 4 Mai Tais

    Mortal Kombat: 4 Mai Tais

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    2021-12-31T06:07:13Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I did enjoy the first half of the movie with its meta humour but then I was very disappointed with the lack of action (compared to the ever so memorable first one). Sip a Mai Tai for the second half of the movie.


    2021 ranking so far:

    In The Heights: 0 Mai Tais

    Dune Part One: 0 Mai Tais

    The Suicide Squad: 0 Mai Tais

    King Richard: 0 Mai Tais

    The Saints of Newark: 0 Mai Tais

    Godzilla vs. Kong: 0 Mai Tais

    Finding Ohana: 1 Mai Tai

    The Matrix Resurrections: 1 Mai Tai

    Judas and the Black Messiah: 1 Mai Tai

    Malignant: 1 Mai Tai

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It: 1 Mai Tai

    Those Who Wish Me Dead: 1 Mai Tai

    Zack Snyder's Justice League: 1 Mai Tai

    Coming 2 America: 1 Mai Tai

    Tom & Jerry: 2 Mai Tais

    The Little Things: 2 Mai Tais

    Cry Macho: 2 Mai Tais

    Army of the Dead: 2 Mai Tais

    Reminiscence: 4 Mai Tais

    Red Notice: 4 Mai Tais

    Space Jam: A New Legacy: 4 Mai Tais

    Mortal Kombat: 4 Mai Tais

  • Naughty

    2021-12-27T22:33:24Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    This sealed seam is supposedly the reason why Americans banned Kinder eggs!

    Apparently, you can't hide non-foods within food. Think of the American children!
  • Enjoying American Contraband

    2021-12-27T22:30:10Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I got to enjoy some illegal substances over my Canadian Christmas weekend!

  • Masked Flight Side Effect

    2021-12-15T19:30:12Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    One side effect of wearing a mask during a flight is that it prevents your nose from drying out!

    Silver linings! πŸ˜…

    JanKusanagi @identi.ca at 2021-12-16T03:29:03Z

  • EOL Signs

    2021-12-10T21:58:02Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    So sad to see... it's too bad we can't take backups without a BB ID.

    BB10 EOL is less than a month away!
  • PiHole Sudden Stop

    2021-12-09T01:02:18Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    PiHole suddenly started dropping external connections and so without knowing about it, my devices started using the secondary DNS.


    I was wondering why name resolution seemed a little slower than usual on my network.


    I saw that PiHole was running and it was taking name service requests locally so my first thought was I had firewall issues and spent way too much time trying to figure out why these requests aren't going through!


    It turns out PiHole for some reason stopped listening to the network interface despite what its UI was stating. Re-saving my DNS settings on PiHole fixed the issue!


    So lesson learned: after a PiHole update, I'll need to make a test name service request to ensure it's actually responding. If not, then try re-saving my DNS settings.

  • Orchid Helper

    2021-12-09T00:17:41Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I noticed that one of Bravo's aerial roots is perfectly positioned to hold up my webcam blocker!

    If it weren't for Bravo, a gust of wind could knock off my flimsy blocker from my thin bezel.
  • Verizon Custom Experience

    2021-12-07T19:01:53Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

     

    β€œThe program uses information about websites you visit and apps you use on your mobile device to help us better understand your interests. This helps us personalize our communications with you, give you more relevant product and service recommendations, and develop plans, services and offers that are more appealing to you. ”


    Nope! Opt-out and blocked!


    Yet another thing to opt-out on their privacy settings -- the list is growing! Why would anyone want to stay opted-in?!


    This in addition to the HTTP injection is the reason why I (and strongly recommend others) use TOR and VPN on VZW!

  • Cold Season

    2021-12-04T20:07:43Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Woke up this morning feeling cooler than usual... I guess cold season is here.

    You use Celsius? πŸ€”

    JanKusanagi @identi.ca at 2021-12-05T16:48:02Z

  • Remove IgnorePkg

    2021-12-04T20:06:52Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    It is such a cleansing experience to remove IgnorePkg from my pacman.conf!


    With https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/libfprint-tod-git/ finally getting an update, I am now able to update fprintd!


    Previously, the out-of-sync packages broke login: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Dell_XPS_13_(9310)#Fingerprint_sensor


    Now I feel the fingerprint reader is more responsive! How exciting it was to fully update my system and reboot into a working login screen!

  • Millipede Sighting

    2021-12-04T20:06:39Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    For the first time ever, I spotted a millipede in my home. Well, it was just at the threshold of my door so maybe that doesn't count but it was so close.


    I was hoping I would never see a ground crawler in my high-rise home...


    At least it wasn't a dreaded centipede.


    Centipedes wouldn't be so bad if they behaved like millipedes and curled up when startled instead of biting and running!

  • King Richard

    2021-12-04T20:06:27Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    To me, there were moments in the screenplay that felt shoehorn'd in but overall, this movie was actually entertaining with a great performance from Will Smith! 0 Mai Tais!


    2021 ranking so far:

    In The Heights: 0 Mai Tais

    Dune Part One: 0 Mai Tais

    The Suicide Squad: 0 Mai Tais

    King Richard: 0 Mai Tais

    The Saints of Newark: 0 Mai Tais

    Godzilla vs. Kong: 0 Mai Tais

    Finding Ohana: 1 Mai Tai

    Judas and the Black Messiah: 1 Mai Tai

    Malignant: 1 Mai Tai

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It: 1 Mai Tai

    Those Who Wish Me Dead: 1 Mai Tai

    Zack Snyder's Justice League: 1 Mai Tai

    Coming 2 America: 1 Mai Tai

    Tom & Jerry: 2 Mai Tais

    The Little Things: 2 Mai Tais

    Cry Macho: 2 Mai Tais

    Army of the Dead: 2 Mai Tais

    Reminiscence: 4 Mai Tais

    Red Notice: 4 Mai Tais

    Space Jam: A New Legacy: 4 Mai Tais

    Mortal Kombat: 4 Mai Tais

  • Red Notice

    2021-12-04T20:06:02Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Something looked visually off about this movie. It wasn't very engaging either. You need to turn off your brain for this one: 4 Mai Tais!


    My theory is that manly reasons is why Dwayne Johnson kept saying in his interviews that he was sold on the movie when he learned about the twist.


    2021 ranking so far:

    In The Heights: 0 Mai Tais

    Dune Part One: 0 Mai Tais

    The Suicide Squad: 0 Mai Tais

    The Saints of Newark: 0 Mai Tais

    Godzilla vs. Kong: 0 Mai Tais

    Finding Ohana: 1 Mai Tai

    Judas and the Black Messiah: 1 Mai Tai

    Malignant: 1 Mai Tai

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It: 1 Mai Tai

    Those Who Wish Me Dead: 1 Mai Tai

    Zack Snyder's Justice League: 1 Mai Tai

    Coming 2 America: 1 Mai Tai

    Tom & Jerry: 2 Mai Tais

    The Little Things: 2 Mai Tais

    Cry Macho: 2 Mai Tais

    Army of the Dead: 2 Mai Tais

    Reminiscence: 4 Mai Tais

    Red Notice: 4 Mai Tais

    Space Jam: A New Legacy: 4 Mai Tais

    Mortal Kombat: 4 Mai Tais

    But, but... but Gal Gadot is in there!! 😍

    JanKusanagi @identi.ca at 2021-12-05T16:50:44Z

  • Ristar Music

    2021-12-04T20:05:44Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I've been thinking about Ristar music recently and that got me thinking whether someone rearranged the tracks.


    Well, someone did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okt8Pe5AUFQ


    Sounds pretty good! I hope the author completes the rearrangements one day.

  • National Pharmacy

    2021-11-17T19:54:04Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    What a hassle to try to set up a vaccination appointment with a large national pharmacy!

    Their online form indicated that providing my phone number would indicate consent to receiving marketing correspondence so I called in instead hoping to set up an appointment while not providing that consent.

    I called their nearest location directly but navigating the phone tree got me to their main switchboard so I asked them to redirect me to the specific location, which took a long time for them to understand that request for some reason...

    When I finally got connected, I was told that I can only set up an appointment online or via the main number.

    So back to the main switchboard I go and when I connected, they sounded perplexed that I didn't want to use their online form but allowed me to set up an appointment directly over the phone.

    But wow, it's like that person never did such a thing and went through each question so slowly that it's clear they're looking up the procedure as they go.

    While they were looking things up, I looked things up myself and discover that the local hospital is taking appointments and their online form has no such marketing consent disclaimer so I went ahead and signed up with them.

    My mistake was trying to go national -- stay local!

  • Looney Tunes on HBO

    2021-11-06T21:48:18Z via Impeller To: Public CC: Followers

    It's nice to see a good collection of Looney Tunes on HBO but they're missing a few of my favourites!

    I Love to Singa (1936)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_to_Singa
    - How can they omit this iconic short?!

    Porky in Wackyland (1938)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porky_in_Wackyland
    - I don't think they have any shorts with the do-do character. How disappointing...

    Rebel Rabbit (1949)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebel_Rabbit
    - How can they omit the iconic moment of sawing off Florida?!

    Boobs in the Woods (1949)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boobs_in_the_Woods
    - "License" to use Daffy as a motor

    Homeless Hare (1950)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeless_Hare
    - Bugs accidentally avoiding all the hazards as he stumbles around

    What's Up, Doc? (1950)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What's_Up,_Doc%3F_(1950_film)
    - How can they not have this iconic short?! The music used here becomes Bugs Bunny's title theme!
    - "Oh, we're the boys of chorus!"

    Ballot Box Bunny (1951)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballot%20Box%20Bunny
    - "I speak LOUD and I carry a BIGGER stick! And I use it too!"

    Southern Fried Rabbit (1953)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Fried_Rabbit
    - "I'm Alabama-bound!"

    Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck!_Rabbit,_Duck!
    - They have the other two (Elmer season, "pronoun trouble") but not this ("baseball season") to complete the hunting trilogy?!

    Wideo Wabbit (1956)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wideo_Wabbit
    - For me, it's the underscoring that's memorable and it's reused in the body snatchers short later, of which is in the HBO collection.

    Rabbit Romeo (1957)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_Romeo
    - "How do you do? Courtship is over! Now we make marriage!"

    High Note (1960)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Note_(film)
    - The end was what got me: all the notes go get drunk.

    Blooper Bunny (1991)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(Blooper)_Bunny
    - They have the later shorts, even those from the Family Guy crew but not this?!

    Carrotblanca (1995)
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrotblanca
    - Following up from above, they have the ones from the Family Guy crew but not this one from the Animaniacs crew?!