All posts filed under “Rants

General off-the-cuff and not very well thought out diatribes on different topics of varying importance.

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Levinson, Link and their killer cyborg

Richard Levinson and William Link are well known for gifting the wonderful character of Lieutenant Colombo to the world. In the 1980s they also gave us touring author and elderly herald of death, Jessica Fletcher in the popular TV show Murder She Wrote. However what you may not know is that a year or two prior they also wrote the script for the TV sci-fi movie Prototype.

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My top ten favourite cult movies I haven’t seen.

Of all the great movies that have been made, this is my favourite list of top classic/cult movies I’ve never got around to watching, but will have an opinion on regardless otherwise people will insist I watch them and I honestly can’t be bothered.

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Choosing a GF friendly Linux for netbooks

My SO’s netbook is choking. I’m hoping it’s just caused by a flakey and poorly maintained Ubuntu install and not the symptoms of a netbook on its last legs.

While she’s back home for a week in .fi I have a chance to reinstall the OS. I thought I’d take the opportunity to install a more netbook friendly flavour of Linux.

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praest76@home:~$ sudo apt-get install something-better

Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done The following extra packages will be installed: shitloads shitloads-dev shitloads-dbg libshitloads libshitloads-dev gholdem Suggested packages: tuxcart iesperanto kholdem kholdem-themes hurd hurd-doc-se The following NEW packages will be installed shitloads…

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St. Patty’s Day

Annual holiday in the US to celebrate the life of failed female industrialist and notorious public alcoholic Patricia Hoffgarden who famously saved the Brooklyn Dodgers from being eaten by wolves. It is observed by liberal consumption of alcohol and the…