I totally bumped my always-up-to-date (hey, I’m flighty and/or a serial obsessor) netflix queue down a couple dozen notches because of this badboy:
Blu-ray is the shit. 1080p is the shit. Jason Statham is the shit, even though some of his movies are shitty. Jason Statham in 1080p? From pixels emerge magical things. That’s all I have to say on that. (click is his pic for larger)
So the netflix queue is all askew, and quite easily done thanks to this amazing little app, Netflix Freak. Instead of futzing with all those arrows and typing in ordinal numbers, you just drag and drop, Mac style, the order in which you want your queue arranged. It’s updated often to shadow the changes in netflix.com’s website, so you’re almost never without a working copy. Go buy it. If you’re a Mac user, that is.
And if you are a Mac user (like nearly half of my readers seem to be), VersionTracker is your friend. One of the Mac developer community hallmarks is a vibrant freeware and shareware community full of apps—some adequate, many top-notch!—that are single-purpose gems that make you life easier or let you do things that you didn’t think you could. Or just make doing those things in a straightforward fashion—except for funner!
The top 20+ items in my queue are now blu-ray discs. I’m gonna be dazzled (sizzled?) for a while with full 1080p for the foreseeable future.
It’s about all I can do these days. My brain doesn’t work anymore. I hope it works again.
And flashy pixels and uncompressed sound coming from everywhere is an effective distraction from the dread of considering that my livelihood is in significant and long term jeopardy.
Puppies and Rainbows! (did that help shift the mood?)