August 06, 2016

And We're Back!

Did ya miss me? 

Hm.  Maybe the better question would be "did you notice I was gone?"  A week is a long time, even for me!  Pond Central's internet connection died Tuesday evening, and it's only now repaired.  Getting it functional again required surgery to a bookcase, repairing a wall connection, and practically rerunning the cable from Pond Central to the building's mechanical room.  All of which would have been accomplished much sooner if the leasing office hadn't lost my paperwork.  Twice.

But we're back now, and I'm sure you're all thrilled to hear it.  I did notice that the long-anticipated Rio Olympics got started Friday night with the opening ceremonies, and oh boy just think of the fun I might be able to have with that...

Not so different from Olympic beach volleyball, come to think of it.  Rio is wearing more, though.
It's good to be back.

Actually, that's very much what it looked like when my modem lit up four greens.  Fewer rubber ducks, though.

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1 Welcome back. That long without a connection would give me the shakes...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 06, 2016 12:03 PM (+rSRq)

2 So many RRG captures have screwy proportions or coloring.  That one is surprisingly well-done.

Posted by: Ben at August 06, 2016 08:03 PM (B1bvu)

3 Nothing but the best for my Rio, Ben.  Screw BDs, I've acquired copies of the original prints.  No, not the transport streams, the masters used to make the BDs.  Cost a pretty penny, let me tell you... heck, the 14 multi-terabyte hard drives alone could have bankrupted a small, poor, nation.  Then purchasing the rights to the masters from Xebec... well.  Fortunately, the loan officer from the bank understood, as he was a fan of Firefly and thus used to obsessive behavior towards entertainment properties.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 07, 2016 02:53 AM (vZvpB)

4 Hard drives? Ha! Back in the day it was all on digital betacam.

Posted by: Avatar at August 07, 2016 01:07 PM (v29Tn)

5 It was either that or the 30fps flipbook option of the original art.  I went with the one that took up slightly less space.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 07, 2016 02:17 PM (vZvpB)

6 Plus, you could always reformat the drives and use them for... wait, I was only kidding!  Put down that crowbar!

Posted by: Mauser at August 07, 2016 07:06 PM (5Ktpu)

7 I would have to leech some Internet from MacDonald's.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at August 08, 2016 04:47 PM (XOPVE)

8 A week without Internet, yegods. I'd have lost my everloving mind.

Well. What's left of it.

Anyway! Welcome back! (Yes, I'm late on this. I managed not to look at Feedly for days, and I'm not sure how. I... think my mental degeneration is proceeding at a rapid pace.)

Posted by: GreyDuck at August 09, 2016 07:37 AM (rKFiU)

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