Praise Synology

Synology is awesome …. here’s why…

The Blue Blinking LED of Death

So my Diskstation died yesterday. It went down a few times with no apparent reason and at the end was totally toast. I had the infamous Blue Blinking LED of Death. As a compulsive Datahoarder, I started to get nervous pretty quickly. I tried to get the thing working again with all sorts of tips from various forums and websites. No luck. After a couple of hours I gave up and realized this thing is absolutly borked. It’s a few years old and has no warranty anymore…

So I said fuck it… Ordered a new model with overnight express. There goes 400 Bucks.

Migration

I waited 24 hours and was eagerly awaiting dorbell. DING DONG. My new NAS was here. At this point I was expecting to waste at least half a day setting everything up again. I thought I had to do at least some configuration. Or importing a backup of some kind…. to my suprise that wasn’t case. I just plugged in my RAID Array and booted the thing. It asked me if I wanted to migrate and after that it rebooted for a couple of minutes. As soon as it was back online everything was there. Literally everything. Even the Videostation had all settings and thumbnails. The library didn’t need indexing. Every little thing was the same as before.

Now that’s what I call a seamless migration. 20 Minutes after the package delivery I’m sitting here and writing this post. Orilla is back online after 24 hours of outage and I’m back in the Datahoarding business. Very cool. It’s very satisfying when stuff just works.

follow up to a previous post

I have followup to my previous post. While the video was quite interesting I want to clarify that I advice to stay away from this guy if you want to do personal development.

EDIT: Serious talk for a second… Okay I watched some more videos of this guy and looked up spiral dynamics. Spiral Dynamics is interesting and a helpful model to understand people and their very diverse values. Of course you can’t take it literally but you can use it to understand people and value structures…. But I watched some more videos of this Leo guy. And while some of his videos are quite interesting. Some of them are very dangerous to the point where I actually believe he’s a malignant manipulator and hypnothizes people to fuel their ego. I can’t be sure but I have a strange feeling about him. So I think it’s better to stay away from this guy if you are looking to do personal development. Don’t get me wrong he seems to be a smart guy and has some insights which are quite helpful. But he contradicts himself a lot and some of his stuff make the impression that he’s more of a narcisstic cult leader. Remember …. The less you know the more you think you know and he seems to give easy answers to profound questions. Nothing is that simple and nobody is above manipulation. Just be carefull

Psychological Evolution

That was interesting. This dude just made me smile and laugh, as I was recalling events from memory.

That actually explains a lot when I think about it.

If I had to put myself somwhere I would say I’m a big chunk of orange, with some green and given enough free time, I occasionally tap into yellow to the point where I am not even sure what my reality is anymore. So basically I’m just a confused perplexed Hippie with a stock portfolio, who reads too much weird stuff on the internet, is really into science and questions his own reality as he starts to think he’s going mad. Sounds about right…. or wrong … I’m not sure… I’m not even sure if I actually understood the whole talk or if I just think I understood it. But I honestly think I have my yellow moments here and there. Well… as everything it’s up to interpretation. I might as well be beige and just delusional. Maybe a lot of people think they are yellow and in reality they are just high or have mental issues or it’s yet another hierarchical system to put yourself above others. Why the fuck does everything have to be so hierarchical all the time? We need to start thinking more flat… Just kidding… everybody chill and spread the love.

I think I need to take a nap.

EDIT: Serious talk for a second… Okay I watched some more videos of this guy and looked up spiral dynamics. Spiral Dynamics is interesting and a helpful model to understand people and their very diverse values. Of course you can’t take it literally but you can use it to understand people and value structures…. But I watched some more videos of this Leo guy. And while some of his videos are quite interesting. Some of them are very dangerous to the point where I actually believe he’s a malignant manipulator and hypnothizes people to fuel their ego. I can’t be sure but I have a strange feeling about him. So I think it’s better to stay away from this guy if you are looking to do personal development. Don’t get me wrong he seems to be a smart guy and has some insights which are quite helpful. But he contradicts himself a lot and some of his stuff make the impression that he’s more of a narcisstic cult leader. Remember …. The less you know the more you think you know and he seems to give easy answers to profound questions. Nothing is that simple and nobody is above manipulation. Just be carefull

Just my 2 cents

The Cinephile Anticipation-Report 2019 (MAY)

I researched upcoming movies. From the Summer Blockbusters in the coming months to the weirdest Indy flicks with unknown release dates and I currated list with my most anticipated movies coming soon and far in the future. I’m working on this list for a while. Here are my picks:

UPCOMING BLOCKBUSTERS

Well the most anticipated are obvious choices. There’s a new Tarantion Movie , which I can’t wait to see. Also Scorsese’s Irishman with a mind blowing cast. Kevin Smith brings us Fanservice – The Movie and who doesn’t like Star Wars?

But Spider-Man again ? I think I’ve had enough Spider-Man movies at this point. I’m only looking forward to this one because it finally has my favourite villain in it. It’s about time they brought us Mysterio… after we’ve seen the lame Green Goblin about 3 times now.

When it comes to Godzilla, I’m personally more on the side of team TOHO and like the goofy low budget japanese movies way better than the Hollywood adaptation. I’m not exactly expecting much from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but I’m just interested and curious how this movie will turn out. As far as I know they will follow this one up with Godzilla Vs. kong in 2020.

Yesterday is about a guy, who wakes up in an alternate timeline where he is the only person to remember the beatles. This plot just sounds like a lot of fun. Mix in a lot of Beatles Hits and this is probably gonna be awesome entertainment. Can’t wait.

Midsommar looks like it’s gonna be weird and disturbing. Judging by the trailer alone it makes the impression that we can expect a good horror movie.

There are also some movies which have already premiered and I haven’t seen them yet. Those include The Dead don’t die, John Wick Chapter 3 and Brightburn.

WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS

MOVIES IN DEVELOPMENT, RUMOURS AND WEIRD STUFF. ( RELEASE DATES UNKNOWN )


The onania club


Hanna secretly joins a group called The Onania Club. Its members, strong independent L.A. women, get aroused by the misery of others.

If this doesn’t sound weird enough for you, just watch the trailer which shows women masturbating to 9/11


The Blob Remake

The Blob reportedly gets a remake. I like both the 1958 and with Steve McQueen and the 1988 remake. The blob is a funny and trashy Horror ScFi which is about … well …. an alien blob which just gets bigger and eats people.


FREAK SHIFT

The only thing I heard about this is: A city gets attacked by giant crabs. Sounds fun, I’m in … 🙂 There’s nothing else known about this movie yet.


Inversion

Inversion is currently in pre-production and is a korean project. The plot revolves arround earth losing its gravity, which sounds interesting enough for me to get hyped.


Untitled Wizard of Oz/Horror Project 

Okay now this sounds really awesome. The Wizard of Oz as a horror flick must be hella awesome. I can already imagine how Dorothee and Toto follow the yellow brick road… but it leads to much darker and deadlier adventures … please let this happen.


Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires 

It’s from the director of Bubba Ho-Tep and John Dies At the end.

This prequel to Bubba Ho-Tep finds Elvis shooting a film in Louisiana when he runs afoul of a coven of she-vampires. Buba Ho-Tep was weird and kinda funny, so I’m looking forward to this movie.


HALO

Personally I have never played the video game and I don’t know much about the backstory. The only thing that got me exciting about this movie is that it is written by Alex Garland, whose last two movies ( Ex Machina and Annihilation ) were awesome Sci-Fi flicks and quickly joined my list of my favourite movies of all time.


Machete Kills in Space

Following the last two ridiculous and funny grindhouse style movies from Robert Rodriguez, Machete now goes to space. Some people say the second one wasn’t that good, but I still had a good laugh. Looking forward to another one.


Untitled Ghost Busters Project (2020)

After the 2016 Ghostbusters Reboot, I hope they learned their lesson. Please be good, please be good, please be good, please be good …


Gremlins 3

Gremlins reportedly gets a sequel. It’s about damn time 🙂


DUNE (2020)

Dune comes back to the big screen. I don’t know what to expect yet, but I’m hoping we are in for an epic Sci-Fi adventure.


AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST….

LASERPOPE (2020)

As far as I know, this started as a Kickstarter project after the success of Kung Fury. This looks friggin’ awesome. Please make this happen. I love it. Make it happen. I can’t wait.


That concludes my list of most anticipated movies, coming out in the future. I hope you liked it and discovered projects which weren’t on your radar. 🙂

Maybe you know some insider tips yourself and would like to share them. Contact Me and tell me your picks.

So long and see you next year or so, for another Cinephile Anticipation-Report

Rock on and peace out – Toasterbotnet