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6th-Mar-2003 10:47 pm
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer
Didn't get as much done as I'd hoped tonight but I did get a little bit done. Dealt with the stack of stuff that grows on my kitchen counter (junk mail, etc.) and half filled a bag with clothes for Goodwill. Got distracted for a while getting my phone synched with my Mac (I had been synching with my iBook so I had to reconfigure it and poke at things for a while to get it all working). I think I'm going to try and hold off on a new laptop for a while. Apple generally releases new iBooks in May and they might update the 12" Powerbook around that time (I'm guessing they want to keep it faster than the high end iBooks). Maybe new iBooks will have cool enough features that I'll want one instead of a Powerbook. Investigated the SJ-33 and necessary accessories.
Heading out to see The Two Towers this weekend with monstersocks and hopefully have dinner at CPK.
I'm experimenting with some of this peer-to-peer file sharing stuff to try and get some episodes of Firefly in a useful format. Not much luck so far.
Sleep soon.
6th-Mar-2003 09:49 pm (UTC)
... try and get some episodes of Firefly in a useful format.

You might want to check alt.binaries.multimedia.firefly
7th-Mar-2003 07:06 am (UTC)
I tried that first but I had some trouble getting the svcd stuff to work. I got one .bin/.toc combo that I was able to extract the .mpg from but I couldn't do anything with it after that. I also got one that's a bunch of .mpg.001, .mpg.002 files and I had some trouble joining them.
I was hoping for some divx files I can convert with divx doctor or something.
(My knowledge is pretty minimal when it comes to the whole peer-peer file sharing stuff as well as vcd/svcd stuff.)
7th-Mar-2003 08:10 am (UTC)
There were some regular vcd and some divx ones posted in the last couple/few weeks, I'd expect those to return -- i have difficulty joining them, too, though -- have to move them into VPC, really.

Last month, a couple eps were posted in realmedia -- may not be ideal, but at least they work on my machine without any coaxing.
7th-Mar-2003 08:36 am (UTC)
Thanks, I'll keep trying the newsgroup then.
I found one Mac app for joining the .mpg.001 files but it was a classic app and I think I need to name the files slightly differently in order for it to work.
One thing I've learned about the peer-peer apps- check the file size before attempting a download and don't download surprisingly small files with a .wmv extension. I downloaded one file named like a Firefly episode with an extension of .mpg.wmv which was 640K instead of 640M. When I opened it it was a little porn video which then spawned six or seven browser windows to porn sites.
If only I'd dumped the episodes to tape after watching them originally.
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