WHO calls on China to share data on raccoon dog link to pandemic.
2023-03-17T22:12:47Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
"Raccon dog" makes me think of two things:
- neoguri (yum!): https://nongshimusa.com/homev2/our-products/meal-noodle/neoguri/
- Pom Poko ("tanuki-san... tanuki-san!"): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110008/
New Year’s Concert | Ticket Drawing
2023-03-08T01:15:01Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
You are one of the winners of this year’s drawing and have been selected to receive tickets for the following concert: ...”
Now this was an E-mail I was so happy to receive! It cancels out the resentment I have with amazon.com's unfortunate timing!
The drawing was for this: https://www.wienerphilharmoniker.at/en/newyearsconcert
It took me nearly 5 years of trying!
Congrats, you're invited!
2023-03-06T02:33:21Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post timestamp: 3 Mar 2023 18:00:53 +000
“You can now buy the PlayStation 5 Console CFI-1215A01X.
You have 72 hours from the time this email was sent to complete this purchase.”
The audacity! After nearly 2 years of waiting for this invite and a few days after my bundle arrived!
Oh well, like I said in the previous post, someone else paid for the entire order so I'm not really bothered by spending a little extra to get the hardware itself as long as it didn't profit some third-party seller.
The Last of Us: Left Behind
2023-03-01T02:38:05Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
What a tease! They were right in the Daytona USA cabinet but didn't actually play it! We also didn't get to hear the iconic attract mode: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=HJ4uhts2wMk
Consolidated Theatres Promo
2023-02-23T19:40:02Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersWow! I thought the local cinema was having a crazy promotion.I haven't gone back since the lock-down; maybe this is the year I return!
2023-02-22T00:54:14Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
I finally ordered a PS5 using the massive gift card balance I had with amazon.com using https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BHC395WW/
My invite for https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BCNKKZ91/ was still pending for maybe about a year now so I'm sure that's going nowhere.
Spending that extra $60 for that bundle is no problem since someone else ultimately paid for it.
The Mens Wearhouse Shipping
2023-02-15T01:15:39Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Mens Wearhouse's free shipping option says it will take 8 days...
...they use FedEx Priority Overnight. Wow!
2023-01-27T01:38:46Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
The bluetoothctl CLI is so much better than any GUI offering I've seen so far. That is all.
The Last of Us: Infected
2023-01-23T23:44:33Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
I just wanted to mention that the latest episode of TLOU HBO series unlocked memories of panic and failure. How great it was to already know the movement and behaviour of the infected after learning through many failures!
The camera movement is such that it is just as good as watching someone playing the game (and not dying).
2023-01-17T23:37:52Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Yes! HSO is finally securing a permanent director!
Getting someone permanent is good for a consistent sound and experience.
He's very engaging with the audience so I hope this means the symphony will reach further with the community.
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2022 Movie Rankings
2023-01-03T06:50:15Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
I haven't seen a recent movie until my flights during the holiday season so to conclude my 2022 movie rankings, here is a quick rundown of what I saw on flights:
- Bullet Train (1 Mai Tai): You need to get past the nonsensical story with a sip throughout to at least enjoy the visuals.
- Top Gun: Maverick (0 Mai Tais): Honestly wasn't expecting much so this was surprisingly good and wished I had seen it on a larger screen and sound system.
- Jurassic World Dominion (4 Mai Tais): Needlessly long and in fact, I split this one between two flights. I honestly can't remember this movie other than older cast returning and some Easter eggs! Maybe I really did have too much to drink on the flight...
- Beast (1 Mai Tai): The fluid camera work is notable and draws you in. However, you may need to sip throughout to get past the nonsensical circumstances.
- Barbarian (0 Mai Tais): This one was surprisingly engaging! "Boop!"
- Emily the Criminal (0 Mai Tais): Easily the best of them all. Wonderfully written and engaging throughout.
FInal 2022 ranking:
Emily the Criminal: 0 Mai Tais
Nope: 0 Mai Tais
Top Gun: Maverick: 0 Mai Tais
Barbarian: 0 Mai Tais
The Sea Beast: 0 Mai Tais
Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers: 0 Mai Tais
Turning Red: 0 Mai Tais
Bullet Train: 1 Mai Tai
Beast: 1 Mai Tai
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: 2 Mai Tais
Ambulance: 2 Mai Tais
Uncharted: 4 Mai Tais
Jurassic World Dominion: 4 Mai Tais
The Man from Toronto: 8 Mai Tais
Dozens hurt in turbulent Hawaii flight, 11 seriously
2022-12-19T20:37:42Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
This is why I take my final bathroom break at about the final hour mark of the flight. That normally aligns just after the breakfast or final snack service.
Ideally, you want to be seated and secured before the plane begins descending into possible weather disturbances.
No Right Turn on Red
2022-12-05T03:26:23Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
It boggles my mind that in 2022 Hawaii is still not using internationalised road signage! Perhaps that is why Honolulu drivers are often disobeying them! This is the road sign I'm more familiar with and it requires no text: https://www.drivingtest.ca/wp-content/uploads/ab-signs-ex6.jpg
Anyway, it seems that the state (or city?) has been disallowing right turn on red on more and more intersections. Shortcuts that I used to take because of this is now negated...
I wish they would install proper roundabouts instead.
Wireguard Suddenly Stopped Working
2022-12-05T03:18:01Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post timestamp: 2022-12-02 20:50:43 +0000
I finally discovered what is causing my wireguard client to suddenly stop working!
I've been reading that some people have encountered their router dropping UDP packets and that restarting it resolves the issue. Apparently, I'm under that same group!
When my phone suddenly lost Internet connection via wireguard, I spent way too much time trying to figure out why it was able to handshake but nothing was going through!
2022-12-01T02:24:31Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
I normally don't shop at Don Quijote but when I do, I always hear its Miracle Shopping theme in my head: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=FSCGDkXvyzg
That's probably due to them playing that on a loop during their grand opening back when they rebranded from Daiei. I was living nearby at the time and that was my primary grocery store.
It probably doesn't help that I've been listening to its instrumental on loop: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=lgKBhaJdTOo
Last VZW Bill
2022-11-21T19:26:19Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
It finally came in and the closing amount is -$0.02.
I wonder if they'll send me a cheque (likely not).
AP source: Russian missiles cross into Poland during strike
2022-11-15T22:16:39Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
2022-11-08T00:22:14Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Does this mean mastodon will become mainstream now?
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2022-11-08T00:21:26Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Otomo was wearing tails last night: https://www.myhso.org/concerts/2022-otomo-conducts-mendelssohn-nov-6
It was remarkable to me because I haven't seen tails at an orchestra concert for a long time now: https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/orchestras-worn-white-tails-centuries-times-are-changing/
2022-11-08T00:11:10Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post timestamp: 3 Nov 2022 21:49:02 +0000
I'm really liking the quick setting changes! Commonly accessed options are now readily accessible while maintaining the minimalist status view!