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You're attacked by a Repair Nektann


6 month Premier competition (ok nvm)

Posted by Bfahome , Nov 16 2016 · 238 views

One of these things is not like the others.

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Instead of the usual pick-my-title thing, I decided to try something different.

In the square above, there are four colors. They are all different.

Now, there are two questions I have for you about them:

1. Which one of these four colors is my favorite, and why? Be specific!

2. Which one of these four colors is different from the other three, and why?

You have until Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 11:59pm eastern US time to post your answer.

After that, I will look through the entries and see it anyone got it right. First one wins. If nobody got it right, I'll pick the person who was closest. And, if nothing else, it'll be a random participation award. Fun!


This time, I'm only allowing one guess per question per person. Choose wisely.

You cannot change your guesses once submitted.

For the purposes of this contest, I have changed my blog settings so that comments require approval to be posted. The comments will not be approved until the contest is over. This means that when you make your guess, someone else can't come along and just copy it, or edit it into their comment from earlier.


Okay well since that only lasted about 45 minutes I don't feel like there's any reason to keep everyone in suspense for the rest of the week. Probably should've made it so that a correct guess constitutes one entry into a raffle but oh well. I'll try better next year.


So I got an external backup HDD

Posted by Bfahome , Nov 14 2016 · 156 views

Been planning to send my MacBook in to get its battery replaced since I updated to Sierra. The suggested cycle count after which to consider replacing it is 1,000, and I'm over 2,000 now.

(I have been using this laptop for five years, so I suppose this being the first maintenance performed on it is a good thing.)

One of the things the Apple site suggests is backing up all your data before any repairs, in case of problems.

So I bought a 1TB external hard drive off of Amazon. Perhaps it's a bit overkill, but it wasn't much more than the smaller ones and I wanted something I could also use in the future.

Anyway, I split it into two 500GB partitions, one to use as a backup for all the Mac stuff and one for all the Windows stuff on my Bootcamp partition. Still a bit overkill, but hey it's nothing that can't be repurposed down the line.

The payoff here is that I named the two "disks" Tikki and Plagg and here they are.

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The Mentalist

Posted by Bfahome , Nov 10 2016 · 166 views
music I like

TV show unrelated. Good chill music.

I also recommend a couple others I've posted before if you have similar music tastes as me and need to listen to something mellowish.



Posted by Bfahome , Nov 07 2016 · 293 views

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Nightmare Night

Posted by Bfahome , Oct 31 2016 · 163 views
music I like

It's the best day of the year.


To defeat an enemy, you must know them.

Posted by Bfahome , Oct 15 2016 · 230 views

Rebels stuff:




Posted by Bfahome , Oct 14 2016 · 201 views
music I like

Hey look, it's more Wolfgun.

Since it's Halloween, here's some music that's at least marginally thematically appropriate.


Olly olly Oxenfree

Posted by Bfahome , Oct 06 2016 · 226 views

Just watched someone (Coestar) play Oxenfree, and I have to say I am very impressed by it. Visually, I get the same impression as I get from FEZ: the base graphics are very simple, but what the game does with and to those graphics make it look very impressive. Story-wise it's a very interesting take on a supernatural plot, and I didn't really know what's going on until the end… and even then not entirely.

This isn't really a review because I didn't play it, but I found it interesting. So whether you play it or watch someone play it, check it out I guess.


Software updates

Posted by Bfahome , Oct 05 2016 · 128 views

I recently updated iMovie because it promised support for high-resolution and high-framerate videos. After updating, though, I discovered that I would have to update past OS X Mavericks to actually get the update with this support. So I grudgingly updated to macOS Sierra, missing El Capitan by a couple of weeks. The end result is:

- My battery life has plummeted, and the recharge time has skyrocketed.

- My Safari was automatically updated, which I had specifically been avoiding because the new Safari UI is garbage.

- The on-screen volume control indicator is now completely opaque rather than mostly transparent, which is great if I want to adjust the volume while watching something!

- Sticky Keys no longer recognizes a single push for clicking; previously I could hit the command button and then click a link to open the link in a new tab, but it no longer recognizes this as a command-click.

But at least it allowed me to update to the latest iMovie with all those cool features, right?

- iMovie no longer allows custom title fades, so every bit of text will fade in and fade out in the exact same way.

- iMovie no longer supports 4:3 exports, so if you want to make a 4:3 video you have to export it in 16:9 with black bars on the sides.

- iMovie no longer allows you to simply highlight portions of the timeline, taking away an easy way to delete portions of a clip.

- iMovie no longer has little pop-up windows for the clip editing features, instead sticking them all in a little bar over the playback window. So I can't even easily tell how many of those survived the update.

So yeah, if Bfa Plays ends up looking a little different and weird for the rest of its run, that's why. And if I never want to update my software or OS again, that's also why.

e: GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Turns out the update didn't overwrite the old iMovie, just replaced it. The old version is still available to use, it's just not immediately obvious. So only today's episode will look weird.



Posted by Bfahome , Sep 26 2016 · 159 views

Finally got around to seeing it a couple of days ago. And then again yesterday. And then again tonight.

(My Netflix trial runs out today, so had to get a few viewings in while I could.)

I'd looked up the story a while ago because I was kinda eh on whether or not I'd end up seeing it, so I mean it didn't exactly blow my mind in that respect, but even so the plot is intriguing. And pretty much everything about it was great, especially the character animation and voice work.

Only significant complaint would be the big obligatory pop song. I don't think the lyrics are that great.

Would recommend to anyone who hasn't seen it, though, especially if you already have Netflix or are going to get it.


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