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Dog Review: Shiba

— March 20, 2015

Shiba Inu (brushwood dog) are Japanese dogs that are reportedly used to fetch things from dense brush, where the thick neck fur and small pointy ears would be an advantage. I say reportedly, because my sister’s 2 shiba seem unlikely to go fetch things, or return at all. Shiba are genetically more related to wolves than most dogs. This doesn’t make them wild (they are Japanese...

Anime Review Winter 2015 Update

— February 21, 2015

I just found out about Death Parade, which I somehow missed the first time around, when it appeared on somebody’s best of list after Aldnoah. It is deserving of such honors. It is quirky, has some humor, but episode 3 almost made me cry. I retro-nominate it as the season’s winner.

Anime Review Winter 2015

— January 17, 2015

Winter 2015 Anime: A lot of continued older series. I assume you’d start at the beginning, so I don’t review them. If you did not see Aldnoah.Zero, you should have. And if you are in Dog Day’s target audience, it is also a must watch. Parasyte continues to not suck, keeping the angst coma thing under control. Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!: Enjoyably weird, but...

Anime Review: Fall 2014 Review

— December 30, 2014

I may have dropped too many shows, because all mine are done, but the Winter season hasn’t started yet. Kokkuri-san is a solid comedy, and ends a string of inadequate fox-based shows. Parasyte’s hero borders on an angst coma at times, but Migi is the real star of the show anyway. Enjoyed “I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying”. The horse head thing still cracks...

Disease Review: the flu

— December 15, 2014

As diseases go, I’d give this one high marks in that it left my sinuses alone. I just passed out in the morning and spent all day in an NPR-induced hallucinatory state, unable to move. The primary downside is the puddles of sweat. I had to turn the heat on for the first time in years because I couldn’t tell if it was the chills, sweat,...

Webcomics Review: 2014 roundup

— December 1, 2014

The recent The Incomparable on webcomics failed to mention the best webcomic, by which I mean Unsounded. Rest assured I was on the internet within minutes registering my disgust throughout the world. As a loyal listener, I feel they owe me. My comic reading is complicated. I have a script I run daily that gives me a list of links for that day. One of those...

Are these your sunglasses?

— November 20, 2014

Lost and found.

Podcast Review: Random Trek

— November 15, 2014

Each week, Scott McNulty and a non-random guest watch a random episode of Star Trek. Mostly this involves pointing out the many, many flaws in the episode, but because they are fans, the love comes through. I usually think “Yeah, I remember that one. It was pretty good.” Unless it’s Enterprise, because that’s just bad. Scott is notable for his appearances on The Incomparable in which...

Operating system review: Mac 10.10

— November 5, 2014

Upgrade is pretty painless for a version increase, except: Apache/web sharing doesn’t seem to be on the Sharing panel any more. I may just be imagining that, but I know it was in there someplace. You can still start it manually, but Apache config changed from “Allow from all” to “Require all granted” (“you don’t have permission to view” until you change it.). Probably related to...

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