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Doctor Who Serial 143 – The Trial of a Time Lord

Part One – The Mysterious Planet Part One That new theme song and opening credits are a perfect example of all the wrong choices. Time Lord costumes are amazing. I love how her hat is a Time Lord collar in hat form. The Doctor does meddle, so I can’t blame them for trying him for that. The Doctor should know that he should have a defence attorney. Oh! Stuff is recorded in “the Matrix.” Well, so far this season, he’s less of an asshole. So far he’s kinda reminding me of what very little I know of Sylvester McCoy. Maybe a splash of William Hartnell. The stripy sideburns are definitely… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 143 – The Trial of a Time Lord

Doctor Who Serial 126 – Terminus

Part One The Black Guardian is still up to his tricks and trying to make Turlough sabotage. It’s nice to see more of the TARDIS and Adric’s/Turlough’s room. Oh, the ’80s hair of that lady, it’s perfect! Part Two This story is really boring. The only good things are the uniforms for the crew. Part Three Will I care enough about Part three to pay attention? Probably not, but her hair amazing. I think part of it is I just started Lovecraft Country and Ted Lasso and both are much better. The dog man just standing there and waiting for the guy to stop shooting is not very convincing. Part… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 126 – Terminus

Doctor Who Serial 125 – Mawdryn Undead

Part One Wow, 30 seconds in and Turlough is already insufferable. They really should stop putting British people in this show. Yay! Lethbridge-Stewart. Turlough is a jackass AND he’s plotting to murder the Doctor. This soundtrack is both terrible and amazing. Why is that kid following Turlough? Part Two I wonder if Turlough will knock out the Doctor. Nope… that’s a surprise. How can Lethbridge-Stewart forget his time with the Doctor? I don’t approve. Oh good, he knows the Doctor during Tegan’s time period. Wow, they’re really going deep into the Doctor’s mythology in this season. Part Three This is the least Doctor Who structure and it’s a nice change.… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 125 – Mawdryn Undead

Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce

Once again, the internet sucks. People remove stuff that you rely on. So first off, thank you to for the wayback machine. Here’s Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce. Seeing as recipes aren’t copy protected, I’m even going to post it here, as the wayback machine is a bit slow. 85g butter 1 TBSP Garlic 2 TBSP All Purpose Flour 1 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup imported Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 cup imported Romano cheese, grated Salt and black pepper to taste Cook the butter and garlic in a saucepan on medium heat. Cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. stir in the rest the remaining ingredients and stir… Read More »Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce

MDM Migration for macOS

Here’s my little tale about MDMs. It’s a history, plus how we migrated from one platform to another, why we did, and the ouches along the way. AirWatch on iPads At my first MacAdmins at PSU, I was speaking to a fellow macadmin about the pain of managing iPads using Configurator, Apple’s in-house product to manage iPads. He said he was in a similar pain and then moved to AirWatch, a Mobile Device Management system (MDM). AirWatch, along with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) got me where I needed. I could wirelessly provision my iPads and install applications from Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program (VPP), which is basically the App Store… Read More »MDM Migration for macOS

Doctor Who Serial 108 – The Horns of Nimon

Part One “I’ll go check that the cargo is safe.” Walks into a room with 10 people scared and sitting on the floor in yellow jumpsuits, “WEAKLING SCUM.” This guy’s an asshole. Is that Space Moses? Oy! “You’ve been to Anith?” “Yes, but not yet.” The Nimon is terrible! Jeezy Creezy! Part Two Wow, Doctor Who‘s special effects have never been good, but that spinning TARDIS bouncing off of the planetoid is incredible. Romana! How can you lose your sonic screwdriver? This dude is calling her a space pirate! YAR! Wow, the centre column of the TARDIS shakes a lot when it rises and lowers. Nice, the Doctor got to… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 108 – The Horns of Nimon

zsh on macOS 10.15 Catalina

Back when bash was the default shell for macOS, I had updated the .bash_profile file to change the prompt on my computer. Well, that doesn’t work with zsh, it seems. In bash, I had it set by adding this line to the ~/.bash_profile file. export PS1=”\d \t \w   💩  ” Now in zsh is in the ~/.zshrc file, and just copying and pasting that into it didn’t work. It doesn’t seem to like the \ commands. Turns out that it now uses % commands, but it’s not a one to one relationship, so I thought I’d map it out to try to figure out what is what, because Googling… Read More »zsh on macOS 10.15 Catalina

Doctor Who Serial 085 – The Seeds of Doom

Part One Antarctic explorers found something strange. Dunbar doesn’t like or believe the Doctor. Shouldn’t people know by now? That guy is evil! He’s wearing black gloves, standing too straight, and his suit is impeccable. I think he’s a plant. Oh, shit! The alien plant has its first victim. The Doctor is such a jerk! Uh oh! The vegetation eats the animals. And now there are invaders. Part Two The strangers have a gun and are planning to steal the vegetable! I think they’re going to die. One of them seems logical. The other seems like an asshole. Maybe if you don’t say “an alien lifeform” with a shit-eating grin,… Read More »Doctor Who Serial 085 – The Seeds of Doom


A friend of mine pointed me to a podcast that was doing an episode about MySpace pages. She wanted me to submit to them about my MySpace. They never contacted me, so I thought I’d post it here. I was never a fan of MySpace, and I refused to have a MySpace page for the longest time. I enjoy good design and MySpace was the opposite of that. That all changed one day when I was out record shopping and found a 7″ record from Canada’s 1979 federal election. To give you some context, Pierre Trudeau had been prime minister since 1968. Joe Clark was the leader of the now-defunct… Read More »MySpace

Recollection Volume 42 – Gaslight

Recollection is a project to review my record collection. I will listen to an album I own and review it. The album will be chosen randomly by computron 2.0. Today computron chooses… Album: Gaslight b/w Rimb Nugget Artist: The Ugly Ducklings Released: 1967 Format(s) I own it on: 7″ The Ugly Ducklings were a Toronto band and Gaslight was their biggest hit. This has been sitting in my drafts folder for almost a year. I seem to do this, get stuck on a single review and not power through. Well, I’m doing it. Gaslight is a weird song. It’s about a woman gaslighting the singer. Kinda. I think. Either way, he’s in an unhealthy… Read More »Recollection Volume 42 – Gaslight