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Homefront - (2011 game) image

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
(https://web.archive.org/web/20120504005225/http://www.homefront-game.com/ |archived home page]])

The Koreans invade the United States, and you are a freedom fighter who hides behind invulnerable cover in an on-rails playable cutscene.

alt-F4 as soon as I was placed in a "home base" which forced me to RP-walk everywhere. Inexcusable.

Orphan Black - (2013 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234222/
http://www.bbcamerica.com/orphan-black/

An underclass punk, returning from a ten month flight from the country, happens upon a suicide that reveals that she is part of a larger picture.

The lead actor is particularly good, as is all the acting. The story is poor in a number of places, and it is particularly jarring to have literal-faggotry forced into it. I don't mind there happening to be gay characters, but when they're gay characters being gay because gayness yay gay gay as opposed to just being people who happen to be gay, it's so obvious and so insulting as to taint the whole fucking show.

I'll flag this as liked and lightly-recommended. It's really not all that awful, but it rubs me the wrong way. It's like girly science fiction drama-whatever.

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Software >

http://nullwise.com/volumeicon.html

A simple volume icon for your taskbar's tray.

Works great, no dependencies for me, and does more than what I want.

I got this working, because fbpanel's volume plugin decided to not show up again.

  • 2018-12-20 - 0.4.6-2.2+b1 on Devuan_ascii_2.0.0-rc_i386_dvd-1

    • Killed, since fbpanel's volume icon plugin is working again.
  • 2018-04-15 - 0.4.6 on Devuan-1.0.0-jessie-i386-DVD

    • Even if set to not do so, clicking will mute: Click once for the popup volume slider, and click again to mute.
    • Fucking thing is compiled with notification enabled, and it can't be turned off. \apt-get remove notification-daemon
Dungeon of the Endless - (2014 game) image

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/249050

A semi-roguelike tower defence-ish game.

Utterly impossible. Doesn't make a lick of sense. Unlimited waves of stuff, for some reason. Can't build enough, the resource limitations are obscene.

Software > Scanners >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.hamrick.com/

It really looks great.

VueScan supports the CanoScan LiDE 120, which I tested it with.

It watermarks what it scans, unless you buy it. It's not worth $50 for something decent, because my scanner cost that. $100 to get OCR cooked-in also isn't worth it.