I haven’t written too much lately – a vacation got an impromptu extension and my laptop has been going through its own electrical epilepsy – which benefits my sleeping and penalized the times and places that I can get things done. Trying to get a little something up from the smartphone, as work privacy is limited. There have been a few growing pains as they iron out some kinks in the program.
I am trying to get the Xbox 360 to stream media. It won’t play NTFS formatted external harddrives (then what the hell do they use for the internal HD? FAT32 has a 4GB upper bound last I checked), I have had limited success going back and forth and back and forth with a flash drive. Streaming media requires a “media center capable” version of windows, or me untangling my partition table enough to dual boot linux. I’ve started in on that as I finally feel that Linux has matured enough to no longer be the endless time sink of man pages, compilers, and hardware research it once was.
Assassin’s Creed turned out to be quite more enjoyable the second time around. The graphics held up on a larger TV (sorry Darksiders) and a slight realignment of my expectations vastly improved my experience. The game makes a big deal of “The Creed”. So when you loosen up your definition of “harming innocents” you cut down significantly on the amount of time spent running from guards and hiding in haystacks. Guys on the roof telling you not to be there? Knife to the throat. Peasants begging? Grab and throw. Once you embrace a bit more of a Tom Clancy/Rainbow 6/applied fascism kind of take, it’s open season on the guards (who theoretically are trying to bring around peace in their own way) and you lift yourself out of the quagmire of plot based bullshit that the game itself put you in. And then it’s actually pretty fun.
It looks like the WordPress client actually has its editor display bugs fixed, so maybe I’ll get another one of these out sooner than I thought. (Can anybody tell me what a “category slug” is?)