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Bullet Sunday 316

Posted on Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Dave!You Northeasterners can put down that snow-shovel... because Bullet Sunday starts now...

   
• SNAKE! Happy Chinese New Year! This is the "Year of the Snake" or, to be more accurate, the "Year of the Water Snake." Water snakes are mostly poisonous and deadly, so I can tell already this is going to be a rough year...

Year of the Snake

   
• Nemo! Speaking of rough years... I've been watching the northeast winter storm coverage with more than a passing interest. All the snow they're getting on the other side of the country is snow we're not getting here in Washington State. Heck, I gave up wearing a coat two weeks ago because it's been so warm. And while I'm happy on the outside that the winter was mild and relatively short, it's worrisome that we could end up in a drought this summer. I guess the best we can hope for is that we at least get another couple snow dumps in the mountains over the next month before Spring is really here.

   
• Archer! One of my favorite television pastimes is Archer, which is a kind of an animated James Bond spoof gone terribly wrong. The result is almost always hilarious, and I find myself watching the episodes multiple times. If you're a fan like I am, there's a fascinating look at the real-life people who inspired the look of the characters on the show...

Archer is Archer

Totally worth checking out, which you can do by clicking here.

   
• Rejected! LEGO has finally released an awesome MiniFig of one of my favorite super-heroes after Batman, it's AQUAMAN...

LEGO Aquaman

And the minute I got my hands on him, I wanted a LEGO Aquaman keychain. And so I wrote to LEGO Customer Service to beg for one...

Dear David,
   
Thanks for getting in touch with us.
   
I’m sorry, but even though I think your Aquaman key chain would make a brilliant LEGO® set, we can't accept your suggestion. I know this might be disappointing to hear, but we have a team of experts in Denmark whose job it is to dream up new LEGO sets, themes and toys. They tell me it takes years to plan everything. They need to test all the new ideas, talk to the factory about how to make them, work out what sort of box is needed and then deliver the new sets to all the shops in 130 countries! This means that there's a good chance they could already be working on something similar to your idea.

Yeah, right. It takes years of planning to take a MiniFig they already have and shove a metal loop in his head that they already have to make a keychain. AND THE KEYCHAINS AREN'T SOLD IN BOXES... they don't have any packaging at all! Obviously a form letter reply, but whatever. Maybe I'll have to buy a few Aquamem and experiment with turning them into keychains myself.

   
• iCrap! Dear Apple. How long is it going to take before you fix all the busted shit in your iCloud syncing? I am so fucking sick and tired of not being able to sync my keychains... LIKE I COULD WITH MOBILE-ME BEFORE YOU REPLACED IT WITH THIS iCLOUD CRAP. And why do you make it so difficult for third party apps to sync their settings and shit? It's just sad that I have to keep a DropBox account to sync all the shit that your half-baked "solution" can't handle.

   
• iCrap! Dear Apple. Why in the hell do you force your iCloud customers to download videos before we can watch them? You stream to AppleTV, why won't you stream to my Mac or my iPhone or my iPad? Why? If you can't figure the shit out, why don't you talk to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Redbox, Vudu, CinemaNow, or any of the other dozens of services that are streaming all the time. Because this is fucking bullshit.

   
• iCrap! Dear Apple. Seriously, how fucking embarrassing and pathetic is it that you've had almost TWO YEARS now to get this iCloud crap sorted out, and you're still sitting on your asses? You're sitting on BILLIONS of dollars... FIX THIS SHIT!

   
And... time to pack...

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Categories: Apple Stuff 2013, Bullet Sunday 2013, LEGOClick To It: Permalink
   

Comments

  1. I’d just be happy if my keyboard shortcuts would not just stop working when I turn on document and data sync on my iPhone….

  2. RW says:

    Hmph. They didn’t take your idea because they don’t think you’re serious about toys. My veritable cavalcade of examples from the Golden Age of Toy Sets has been sitting there for you to drool over for some time now. Those guys in Denmark -? Watching your online activity. They said. “If he walks away from RW’s stuff, fergit his dang keychain.”

    It’s like karma dude… :-)

  3. martymankins says:

    That rejection letter was not very well read by them. A blemish on LEGOs otherwise awesome history of customer service. As you stated, how hard would it be to convert it to a key chain? Not hard at all. They did it with pretty much all of the Star Wars migifigs.

    But, at least they finally made Aquaman (I just got the DC set last week and plan to put it together here soon)

  4. I saw some Lego Star Wars Keychains at Target today. THe first thing I thought was this is going to rip out of the head the first time I get it caught on something; but will that happen before I lose Darth’s vinyl cape?

    I REALLY miss the (other kind) of keychain syncing in iCloud. It’s very silly that they don’t have it (and that it doesn’t propagate to the iOS devices).

    I buy or rent videos on the computer because I think of it and the fact that there isn’t a way to abort the process makes me crazy. I’ve actually gone and purchased it on the AppleTV so it doesn’t download to my laptop…

    I’m trying to remember what happened when I purchased a whole season of something a few months back. But I don’t normally have the spare HD space for 30 episodes in HD (nor do I want to wait for it all to download!).

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