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Sparky Linux GameOver Edition 4.3

Just installed this distro of linux and so far so good. If you’re just into games and want a simple distro, this is it. It uses the Debian package manager and its own repository. Most of the apps are updated quite frequently because on first install, had about 790MB of updates. Steam and PlayOn Linux is pre-installed as well as a host of the usual Linux games. Emulators can be easily downloaded for a wide range of gaming consoles. I had an issue with the Sparky Installer, but killing the process “gksudo sparky installer” seemed to get it by without a hitch and was able to find my other two OS’s (Windows 7 and Kali). I didn’t install GPT/UEFI and went straight for MBR Install.

Default Desktop Environment is LXDE but you can install whatever DE you like. With LXDE, memory usage was about 400MB on boot up however CPU usage is a bit high for my taste ( 0.20 5sec ). But so far, I’m lliking this distro a lot. It’s very clean and minus the install bug, it seems this is going to be a very mature distro that caters to Linux Gamers or people that just want a little extra power out of their old machine as they are still making 32-bit distros PAE which will favor very old machines.

I’ll make another post about this later after I get used to this

Why I am no longer watching * The Walking Dead

First, I’d like to say that I understand that people need to make money for their efforts. However, with that said, The Walking Dead series has taken on an “Evangelical” approach to getting paid. I know, this sounds harsh but please hear me out. The Season 6 finale was a train-wreck and I’ll point out some reasons why. During this “90 minute” cluster fuck, we saw 64 minutes of actual tv show, which is 20 minutes over the usual runtime of 42 minutes. What they should have stated was “64 minutes” instead of “90 minutes” as advertised. This is the first lead up to why I think AMC is getting greedy with this show. Literally I was bombarded with about 30 minutes of commercials. Unacceptable.

2 weeks before the finale aired, we see an impassioned Andrew Lincoln doing a commercial for the Season Finale in which he said “When I read the script for the finale, I just cried too much.” I’m trying to figure out why Andrew was crying because for me, watching the finale, I was crying because the writers fucked me over hardcore in lieu for a “Who Shot J.R.” moment. Yes, I understand clliffhangers, they are meant to drag you back to the story in the next season but really. You could have ended the finale with Who actually died and the fans would have been satiated enough to watch Season 7. But the direction the writers decided to go with the finale has left me limp for Season 7. I still love the show, love the story but I’m going to sit this one out til you guys figure out all the sordid details about how to fuck over your fans and i’ll finish out the series when you guys are done fucking around.

Fear the Walking Dead is getting boring as well so i’m going to skip out of this one as well. There are other shows to watch and iZombie is looking like it’s going to fill this empty slot so they’ll get my ad dollars from now on.

Cheers Walking Dead! This train has hit the last station for me.