November 2001 Archives
Classic. David Mamet does Hal & Dave in 2001.
Hal: Don't tell me you're mad now. I told you, that was a... I was having fun with you. You know. As a...
Bowman: It's just... how do I say this. These dead crewmembers.
Hal: I don't follow you.
Bowman: These crewmembers here that were in cryogenic suspension. That are now dead.
Hal: Oh yes. That was self-defense.
Bowman: Hal, look at me. What am I, a fucking idiot? They were in cryogenic suspension, for God's sake.
Hal: They were coming at me with a knife. Extremely... slowly.
There are some WEIRD TV shows in Japan. I really don't get why people would a) go on these shows or b) enjoy watching them. But I don't like embarassment / humiliation humour in general, so.
Three one line posts on the front page. Sad. I could whine more about linux I suppose...
Demented genius: telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl and you get Star Wars in ASCIImation! (via boing boing)
So, I finally got dvd playing to work under linux with my hardware decoder. Turns out all I had to do was: recompile my kernel; download and compile xine-lib and xine-ui, dxr3, a deCSS plugin for xine, and libdvdread; and reload the dxr3 modules about a dozen times to get the module parameters correctly.
And people say linux is hard to use.
The preceding complaint brought to you by about a day's worth of futzing. I know this is what you get when you use bleeding edge stuff like DVD on linux, but it still sucks.
The Crossover Plugin rocks. And it just works. No more rebooting to watch quicktime-only trailers!