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Hello peeps! Like RJ used to say.

I've been having a thoroughly fun weekend for a change.

Two free days for Easter, of which one has passed and one's about to, but it's amazing how as long as you change your location a little it can seem like even the shortest additional sessions of spare days last longer than they really do/are more than they really are... even if this is in fact a 200% increase in terms of usual weekend off time.

About the length-enhancing session sensations though: Yesterday I was out at buddy Bear's mom's place in the countryside, getting my first almost serious sunburn of the year, eating good, doing some woodwork, sipping sunshine and chillin' for real in an early morning still... peace like a painting.

And today I went on a quest to find an air compressor to pump up my car tires, that I swapped yesterday afternoon (winter's officially over - even though we'll apparently be getting a little temporary snowfall this coming week too - studs away though).

I drove by the local gas station yesterday after the switch, but their compressor was broken, and apparently the one at the nearest gas station after that was broken too, and that's all we have as far as 'nearest' goes.

Road trip time today! All the way out to BĂ„lsta, which isn't all that far away really, but enough that it's like a different world.

It's beyond suburb. It's outside the city entirely. With woods and fields and grids of villas (that's what we call regular houses here - independence style - with their own square allotment of garden and fence and all) that spread out endlessly... and the first gas station I stopped at also had a broken air compressor! In what ways can people possibly abuse these tools to the point of their breaking with such frequency?!

The next place did have one that worked though, plus a bucket and brush (also missing at the local place these days) so I could clean my somewhat muddled and severely-in-need-of-cleaning car windows and mirrors. I grabbed a double macchiato and a Danish pastry for free while I was there, courtesy of having voted in the OKQ8 representative elections in Stockholm a month back, and drove around a bit for a suitable spot to stop and have a blissful bite before driving back... and it really felt like a way bigger outing that it was.

Now regarding the car I just need to get it washed entirely. Been at least eight months. Water and a brush is not enough for the rest of it. But the tires did need air, so good to have at least that bit taken care of.

I wish I had a lawn btw. So simple a thing to wash if on one.

So pricey if relations, you build with these here stations.

In other news NG had a nice surprise for the first of April this year too - quite unlike previous Easters too. And that's all I got in regard to this year's foolery. Spent the day at work; didn't have time for as much other Internetal exploration as I sometimes do. If anyone's stumbled upon a particularly good one feel free to leave a comment on it!

In other news World Backup Day was the last of March, and I actually did do a proper home computer backup the day after. If you need a good cloud-based backup provider check these guys out. Been with them over a year now, and so far it's been great. And yes that is a referral link. Much obliged if you do sign up. :)

If you need a good host you might want to check these guys out too. Just signed up there and have no real experience of their services yet but good first impressions...

Also Timor Tempus is back! And I've been reviewing a bunch - and watching a lot of martial art movies you'll be seeing a surge of reviews for soon. Plus re-views on these two a while back. Been updating the anime list a bit as well. Some day I'll really catch up there.

And finally, something I planned on writing about just a while after this post: We saw two wild boars in the woods one day. Ran by just 20-30 meters away. Was pretty cool.

In regards to the price on this thing: it's not bad after all. Ten bucks. Looks super useful. The buy-an-iPhone-to-buy-flipsampler thoughts are currently shelved - I just don't need this enough, but if I ever do start requiring this kind of functionality on the go I know what I'll be getting.

Did I mention I voiced the narration in this thing earlier btw? Won this thing earlier too? Bought this thing a while ago?

Was also going to post about the Escobar Fold - a foldable smartphone developed by Pablo Escobar's brother.

They had a pretty cool site for it. Playboy poster girls posing with said hardware, but apparently: it was a scam. :/ A Samsung with stickers, basically, and they didn't ship like they were supposed to.

Not that I was ever close to buying one but... would've been cool.

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That Flash Thing

In regards to that Flash thing. About it being the end and all. Read this.

Basically it's not over!

If you happen to spend your days on NG you'll barely notice a difference.

If you happen to spend your days elsewhere you might want to try Ruffle or SuperNova - or just click that link above to find ways to make Flash work just like it used to. No need for extraneous plugins... just a little configuration file replacement and/or other tricks.

Here's a nice read too. Somewhat relevant but mostly nostalgic.

Lettuce make sure Flash lives on forever now.

That Giant Robot On eBay

Ever wonder what happened to that giant robot on eBay?

A Minion And A Robot

This happened.

One Piece 968

Laugh Tale. That's all I gotta say.

It's an episode where one thread of the One Piece finally gets closure - somewhat unexpectedly - and reignites the feeling of adventure once again. It's where they're headed after all. Maybe we needed a reminder.

Roger's story. It started a bit like filler, but I'm glad we got this tale too.

Hype's back. One Piece. Please don't ever run out and be done/seize.

And may this be cryptic enough to get you into it too.

This Is An Anniversary Joke

I'm serious.

Repo Men (2010)

Repo Men (2010)

A job is not just a job, it's who you are. And if you want to change who you are, well first, you have to change what you do.

Like what if for example you're a repo man for artificial organs, who in a somewhat dystopian future kills people for spare parts if they can't pay?

It's not as bad a lifestyle as you may think though. Not always. Though if it starts seeming too good to be true that's because it probably is. This is one of those movies. Blade Runner-like. Elysium-like. Edge of Tomorrow-like. No happy endings for the hero, but maybe for the world. Like that. Though in this case maybe not for the world either...

But there's really no bad part about this. Not the actors, nor the scenery, nor the action, nor the moments when everything flips around and a job's 'just a job' no longer. Wonder what happened to the RZA though? I'd like to think at least he made it out. He seems like the one loose end, but a good one. Suitable somehow that he'd be it.

But I'm embarrassed I didn't notice sooner. When things started getting unrealistic. When they ran down the corridor and didn't get shot? When they entered the external production room? The Repo Man hallway? The beach, all of a sudden? It gets more and more unrealistic looking back, but then again it is a movie. A sci-fi one. It was unreal to begin with.

So maybe it's no shame not to have noticed after all, but at the end the concussion count comes back like an epiphany. The narration... did it stop after the final one? I should've noticed that.

I'm glad I didn't. I'm glad HE didn't. I'm glad there's at least a little ambiguity left when it comes to the girl too... but in the end maybe that's still naive of me.

Why do all great movies seem to end in the least great ways? In a way. This was definitely one of those.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome

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