Krudda dropped some big chips to help me out, he paid for a new 2 TB HDD for me, had to pay all the exchange rates, too.
Now how can I convince my kids to let me have some time to myself to work on some fan projects? Hmmm.
My donations from ANDARIAL and tegris23 are still sitting in paypal. I am now still holding them for more donations (for another HDD, or to just use the money toward some BDRE50s (rewriteable BD50 discs) to QC my BD50 projects on a hardware player, not just software).
So, my 3rd baby is a daughter. I was kind of hoping for a girl this time. =)
She was born at home in an unassisted birth at about 10 pm, Mother’s Day, 12th May 2013, weighing in at about 7 and a half pounds.
So, as we all know, the moneygrubbing, self-serving and corporate-interest-serving douches in congress don’t give a fuck about us. So it sounds awful fishy when they claim they want to take our rights away in order to help better protect us.
Enter CISPA 2.0.
I encourage you to go over to demandprogress.org and sign the new petition against the newest act of oligarchical sweeping legislation against the people.
End the oligarchical douchebaggery —
tell the Demopublicans and Republicrats to go fuck themselves and their Big Content/Monsanto-money-greased anuses, and leave us alone.
By the way, I feel the need to make at least a comment on the passing of Aaron Swartz, co-founder of demandprogress, and one of the few wealthy people actually working to better all people, not just he and his economic class. My sincerest sympathy to he and his family and friends. He is a legend.
As Aaron said in a speech reflecting on these internet bills, whoever masterminded these are “GOOD!”
You can really watch the party lines dissolve when something like this is put into a bill and fast tracked in a few days, with both parties rushing to see who can have more names signed on. The only times we see shit like this are when their corporate masters come calling. Big Daddy Dow or Monsanto or ConAgra, Big Pharma, Big Content, Dairy Farmers and Beef and Pork Industries… anywhere the big money is, our congressional reps only ideology is to be a whore and play fuck toy for wads of cash fisted into their cunts and buttholes.
or as I put it in a forum I attend:
a corporate-sponsored bill that cares nothing but for Big Biz douchebags and the greased anus of their congressional lackey fuck toys.
With the assistance of gatsu123, I may attempt to add new menu buttons to a few (or many forthcoming) custom BDs, to allow selections of the English subs and dubs added to these. I am pretty happy with the end result of Akira and Endless Waltz, but if I can improve them — why not?
Akira is a terrible mess, tho, so this one seems especially difficult, with over 12 page groups of buttons just for audio options.
Endless Waltz has both a Top Menu and Pop-up menu, so it may also prove difficult, so no promises either way.
But here’s hoping I can learn a bit more about the IG Editor and get familiar enough to import some buttons or change them for future projects, or at least simple discs.
EDIT: I have also been asked to attempt to add a Brazilian Portuguese dub. This may be do-able as it is a small 2 channel AC3 file, and won’t add much more to total max bitrate. Then again it may go over with something so small. A bigger issue strikes me as where to add the buttons for all these dubs. I am already wondering how the hell to add one more audio selection button, let alone two.
Here is what the US BD audio selection menu looks like, in all its crowded glory:
ANDARIAL from a forum I am a member of has generously donated toward my HDD fund, so I am now up to $57.56 in donations towards the HDD (after PayPal’s cut).
I seriously appreciate the help from tergris23 and ANDARIAL.
I am just keeping these funds in my paypal account till I can use them to get a HDD from NewEgg or buy locally if cheaper. That way they don’t get mixed into my other finances.
I JUST FOUND OUT I HAVE TO MOVE MY FAMILY AND I AGAIN IN EXACTLY A MONTH. OUR LANDLORD SOLD THE PROPERTY, SO HERE I GO AGAIN, TOO POOR TO AFFORD MOVING, AND HAVING TO DO IT AGAIN LESS THAN A YEAR AFTER OUR LAST MOVE, AND DOING IT WITH SMALL CHILDREN, AND THIS TIME MY CAR IS BUSTED. EXPECT ME TO BE OFFLINE AT THE END OF JUNE TILL GOD-KNOWS-WHEN.
sorry about the caps-lock, I am just really irritated and upset. This is terrible news and likely a huge strain on my family.
So I am adding another donation option, Flattr.
I realy don’t know much about it, we’ll see how this flies 🙂
DONATIONS THROUGH FLATTR: