Interim Post Between Hair Pulling

More than 12 hours have been spent this week setting up three computers with three different operating systems - Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP - on three aging computers so each Dodo can talk to each other via Microsoft's 'seamless' networking protocols. The eureka moment finally arrived close to 11pm, and then a new idiocy appeared: Adobe Acrobat Installer popping up and starting up whenever a folder like My Documents is opened, or even a program.


So, while the main machine is being scoured with anti-viral, anti-trojan, anti-rabbit rubbish software, I can at least point you to the uploads of late Friday, which include the first two DVD reviews of Anchor Bay's life-sized skull for Masters of Horror Season 2 - Valerie on the Stairs, and We All Scream for Ice Cream - and CD reviews for two great Joe Harnell soundtrack CDs: The Bionic Woman (original series), and The Incredible Hulk.

The Bionic Woman CD feature complete scores for "Kill Oscar" (Parts 1 & 2), and the Hulk CD beholds the series Pilot, plus "A Death in the Family." Many familiar cues that will easily rekindle favourite moments from the classic and cult TV series. Given they're in complete form, it's a fair bet the archives of the late composer may hold further scores, and reinforce his stature as an unsung scoring hero, although sci-fi fans likely know the composer from his fun orchestral scores for the first V mini-series.

Hopefully the server's buggery isn't severe (I'm dreading a needed reformatting and reinstall of XP in September already) and the next reviews will be up within 24 hours: Mark Snow's X-Files I Want to Believe, Dominic Frontiere's The Outer Limits, and CBS Video's DVD release of The Invaders, Season 1 (which Frontiere also scored).

The real tough part is getting used to closely bunched smooshie keys on the laptop (nevertheless, Bless you, MJD). The easy part is loathing Microsoft and pretty much most software manufacturers who've followed Vista's design and have embraced the idiocies of Bloatware

You know, if memory serves correct, Windows 386 was under 14 MB. Ugly, yes. But SMALL.



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