So for the first time ever, I watched an episode of Better Call Saul on live TV. Yay, new season!
I had forgotten how insulting the advertisements were! Who makes large purchases with their tax refund?! How is it doing me a favour by letting me keep my refund, dear wireless carrier, that you finance a device instead of charging it up-front?! It's literally no different from your usual offerings!
Wireless carrier ads are the worst. Their target audience seems to be the brainless.
My employer gave us Bluetooth headphones so I paired it with my personal machine.
With the A2DP sink so finicky, whenever I can't enable it, I update my system and reboot. I haven't figured out how to re-enable the A2DP when it decides to go away.
However, my system is now kept up-to-date because of these Bluetooth headphones!
This is an example of something Honolulu drivers do that really irritates me. It's better for them to block traffic so they can be in their preferred lane and avoid merging, which seems to be a challenge for many Honolulu drivers.
There is a completely empty lane that also goes straight! Use it and merge!
I heard the following segment on the radio yesterday: https://www.marketplace.org/2020/02/12/tiktok-helps-songs-go-viral-but-does-it-make-them-hits/
I was thinking, "no, the 1980s wasn't 40 years ago..." then I looked at the numbers.
We Bare Bears Access
Netflix just added Season 4!
So now it's Hulu for seasons 1 and 2 and Netflix for seasons 3 and 4.
Unfortunately, neither have the shorts but those can still be accessed on CN directly but their video player is so inferior...
Now waiting for that movie and wished the newer cues and songs get released.
Wow! Had I seen this last year, it would have been on top of the list. Very gorgeous and very deserving of its awards. I'm glad my local cinema was still screening this!
Parasite has now replaced A Tale of Two Sisters as my all-time favourite Korean film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Tale_of_Two_Sisters
Only thing that bugged me was some of the subtitles. Now, I understand some meaning will be lost in translation but proper nouns and trademarks should probably remain intact.
The things that stood out for me was they captioned "KaTalk" ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KakaoTalk) as "WhatsApp" and "Chapa-Guri" ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapagetti and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoguri_(instant_noodle) ) as "ram-don".
I always associated -don with donburi so it took me a while to realise they meant to combine ramen and udon.
I never thought of combining the two products so I guess I know what I'm picking up on my next trip to the Korean market!
Back to the movie, so I'm definitely going to look for its home video release to add to my collection!
Rayman Legends Problem
So now I'm back at it. I still haven't completed this game and am doing only the online challenges because they're so addicting!
Perhaps I'll complete the game once Ubisoft shuts down their servers...
I can never do a quick session, my experience goes something like this especially for time trial challenges:
- Okay, let's do a quick 30-minute session.
- That was a good run but I can do better because I messed up this jump here
- Oh, I can go this way to shave 0.5 seconds here!
- Oh, 15th place? So close to top-ten where can I improve?
- I'm starting to regress -- IT'S BEEN 3 HOURS?!
So yeah... I try to avoid starting this game. I have a problem.
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Over the holidays, I finally cracked open this game! Yeah, it's been sitting there for 6+ years but for some reason I never got to it.
Well, this has become my second platinum trophy! My first platinum was from Rayman Origins -- a great game!
Felt a little easier than usual but still fun!
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Bravo Double Attempt
Looks like Bravo is sending out a keiki and flowers! I wonder if it will be successful...
On a sadder note, looks like Breezy is dying but its keiki is doing fine so far. It looks like it sent out that keiki out of desperation after all. I may need to expedite separating it.
So I was making a right into a driveway and had to yield to pedestrians so obviously I was in the road as I waited. As usual, I gave plenty of warning via indicators of my intentions.
Of course, yielding to pedestrians is a foreign concept to some Honolulu drivers (the Hawaii Traffic requires drivers to yield to pedestrians).
Someone behind me skidded to a stop and honked at me. I really wanted to say, "yeah, I hear that you weren't paying attention!"
I then verified that all my indicators were functional including brake lights and signals. It's scary to know there are inattentive drivers out there...
Reviewed the dashcam footage where the skid behind me occurs in T:
- I signaled my turn at T-7 seconds
- I began slowing down T-5 seconds
- I was stopped for the pedestrians for T-3 seconds
- My top speed was 24 MPH
So seriously, the driver behind me had plenty of warning and was clearly inattentive if I startled that driver. I would even go far to say that person is incapable of safe-driving and should not be licensed.
I have their jingle stuck in my head: https://soundcloud.com/montanasteele/pizza-nova-439-0000
Interestingly, I never grabbed a slice during my recent visit to Toronto.
However, I have fond memories of enjoying slices during my time in university...
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So I recently acquired a security token and have been pairing all applicable accounts with it while I rotate passwords.
My old Google account had my mobile number paired so I removed it in favour of the security token.
Interestingly, when I went through the authentication process, it challenged my security token, which is good but then it wanted to also verify by using SMS on the mobile number I just deleted! I just verified it's nowhere to be seen in my account settings!
I guess I was too wishful thinking that a delete request for Google would really be honoured.
Hopefully, STOP requests via SMS are honoured...
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The story was hard to follow and I was completely sober! I assume fresh background knowledge would help but I also feel that they crammed in a lot of narratives.
For that reason, even critical moments had no impact because the viewer wasn't given the development to reach that point nor were they given a moment to appreciate it.
2 Mai Tais!
I still stand by that Rogue One is the best recent Star Wars installment so far. Hope they make more like that.
This was probably the last movie I'll see in 2019 so here is the final ranking:
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (0 Mai Tais)
The Lighthouse (0 Mai Tais)
Toy Story 4 (0 Mai Tais)
Us (0 Mai Tais)
Always Be My Maybe (0 Mai Tais)
Terminator: Dark Fate (1 Mai Tai)
Avengers: Endgame (1 Mai Tai)
Take Point (1 Mai Tai)
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (1 Mai Tai)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2 Mai Tais)
Aladdin (2 Mai Tais)
Alita: Battle Angel (4 Mai Tais)
So our office building hosted a catered lunch and there was a marinated steak that must have been soaking in a bed of sugar because it was super sweet.
It was so sweet that the dessert that was also served felt bland in comparison.
That sugar intake seemed to have remained in my system because I felt no hunger for the remainder of the day...
My colleagues named the dish, sugar steak.