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by DataRyder
Tue 12 Jan, 2010 7:20 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 160257

Another obsession of mine: The tags on my mp3s must be correct and complete. I never had this obsession, that is until recently. The other day I received a Sansa Fuse for my birthday. Having never owned an mp3 player of any kind all of this tag business was new to me. The Fuse sorts my music not ac...
by DataRyder
Thu 19 Nov, 2009 11:25 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Do you have obsessions or rituals? (that you will admit to)
Replies: 27
Views: 160257

There are so many things, both big and little.... But one thing I'm constantly aware of...... lip smear. While drinking from a glass; whether it be water, milk, wine, soda, I constantly clean the rim of my glass with a napkin. Especially if I'm eating something at the same time. I hate it when I see...
by DataRyder
Wed 18 Nov, 2009 6:20 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: How afraid of germs are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 43582

When I lived in India I had a good friend who, whenever we went to a restaurant, insisted that I wash my hands at the public sink first. One day I asked why. It turned out he wanted me to be the one to clean the soap for him.

I guess the germs you know are better than the germs you don't know.
by DataRyder
Tue 16 Jun, 2009 7:15 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Favourite Movies / Sometimes you can't go back...
Replies: 8
Views: 50047

This is one we will come back to. We recently came across a wonderful 1956 film called Le Ballon rouge (The Red Balloon). It won an Oscar and a Palme d'Or in the short film category. Here's the WikiPedia link: Wiki The film is beautifully shot on the streets of Paris. Link here for a few screen shot...
by DataRyder
Wed 11 Mar, 2009 7:07 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: When the cell phone rings
Replies: 9
Views: 51036

I know I'm weird - it's true, some might even say a little sick. But I'm the kind of guy on seeing an unfamiliar trash bag, for example. In place where it shouldn't be I immediately think; body parts, dead kittens and other stuff you don't even want to know about. If I were sitting somewhere - anywh...
by DataRyder
Sun 22 Feb, 2009 5:17 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: "In Bruges" - funny&scary
Replies: 12
Views: 64018

We loved this film. A best original screenplay nomination for an Oscar (scroll down on linked page) is always a good bet for a good movie. This one's a winner.

- Dataryder
by DataRyder
Tue 03 Feb, 2009 2:00 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Good Dick (Good Movie)
Replies: 1
Views: 7017

Good Dick (Good Movie)

Although Rotten Tomatoes only gives the movie Good Dick a 46% rating, we found it to be quite charming. What clinched the deal and persuaded us into giving it a try was a quote I found in a forum when researching the movie. The worst movie Ive seen in a while. No theres no p-o-r-n, though they talk ...
by DataRyder
Mon 19 Jan, 2009 5:40 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Made up words
Replies: 7
Views: 17018

Re: Made up words

Very cool. Next time I have trouble sleeping I'll give it a try. [...] Forget sleep. Two that I thought of while making dinner.... which are kind of topical since our neighbourhood was without electricity for 24 hours a few days ago. No power = No heat. Outside the temperature was -18 Celsius. In t...
by DataRyder
Mon 19 Jan, 2009 4:30 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Made up words
Replies: 7
Views: 17018

Re: Made up words

I had trouble sleeping last night and whilst wander through empty forums I sat and invented some new words:[...] Very cool. Next time I have trouble sleeping I'll give it a try. In the meantime I google searched "make up words" and after a little reading, I learned that these are called Sniglets. T...
by DataRyder
Sat 10 Jan, 2009 7:31 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Facebook - any good??
Replies: 15
Views: 28676

Re: Facebook - any good??

[...]"block" applications that I don't like (all the bouquets, kisses, gifts, invitations to join certain games, etc.). This can eliminate a lot of garbage that takes a lot of time. [...] An option to block annoyances sounds good. It sounds like Facebook has made some positive changes since I was l...
by DataRyder
Fri 09 Jan, 2009 8:26 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Facebook - any good??
Replies: 15
Views: 28676

Re: So, not all sunshine, eh?

MEF wrote:So far (after 4 days!) it all seems manageable. [...]
I worry my attempt at humour may have made me seem a little harsh.

Facebook can be fun. And I think if one is willing to invest a little time and energy, it can likely be a meaningful and rewarding experience.

- Dataryder.
by DataRyder
Fri 09 Jan, 2009 2:27 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Facebook - any good??
Replies: 15
Views: 28676

Re: Facebook - any good??

MEF wrote:[...]So, any other opinions, experience, etc. ?
I used to be a member but quit after a year or so. I didn't like being friends, pinched, poked, invited and having people write on my wall. Altogether too much housework.

Dataryder
by DataRyder
Sat 09 Aug, 2008 12:08 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: MOVIE: "The Band's Visit"
Replies: 1
Views: 7119

Re: MOVIE: "The Band's Visit"

I recently saw the film "The Band's Visit". A band from Alexandria sets out to tour Israel. I really enjoyed this film. [...] After reading your recommendation we watched this last night. What a wonderful movie! One of the most satisfying I've seen in a long while. Thanks for the nudge. - Dataryder
by DataRyder
Sat 02 Aug, 2008 4:25 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Defragmentation?
Replies: 4
Views: 11393

When files are created, deleted, or modified they become fragmented. Fragmented simply means the file is not stored in one place in its entirety. Different parts of the file are scattered across the hard disk in noncontiguous pieces. The more fragmented files there are on a drive, the harder the com...
by DataRyder
Mon 07 Apr, 2008 12:22 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: "Gone Baby Gone" - Killer Movie
Replies: 4
Views: 9785

Re: "Gone Baby Gone" - Killer Movie

Not a big fan of Ben Affleck. Big fan of Dennis Lehane. I certainly hope Casey Affleck is a better actor than his brother since he can't be worse.... :whoohoo: I liked this movie very much. Thought provoking - with enough twists and turns to keep you wondering. Also, a good look at a Boston neighbo...