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Doctor Who Serial 122 – Time-Flight

Part One

Looks like they’re heading to Heathrow.

The TARDIS showing up on RADAR seems like it breaks a lot of Doctor Who.

Was there snow on the ground when the TARDIS was hovering over Heathrow?

How did the plane lane on that landscape? Oh, wow they answered that.

How is the makeup on Doctor Who so bad? It’s the 1980s. Even original Trek did better than this 20 years prior. I don’t know if that bad guy is a racist caricature, all I know is let’s assume it is… classic Who hasn’t has a great track record.

Part Two

Yeah, now that I see the facial hair in more detail and the robe, yes it is a racist caricature.

Oh, there’s Adric, I was wondering why he was listed on Wikipedia.

Oh, racist caricature is just a racist Master.

Part Three

Uh oh, the Master stole the TARDIS.

I think the good ole’ TARDIS has seen better days, the door is rather loose.

The Doctor could try to stop the Professor with more than just a casual “stop.”

Part Four

The Concord is taking off, and you can see the buildings in the background. It’s not in the Jurassic period, it’s at an airport.

Oooh, poor Tegan.

Doctor Who Serial 121 – Earthshock

Part One

Those helmets are too big.

Adric wants to leave. He won’t be missed… and now I see that this is his last story.

Oh no! Cybermen!

Part Two

These androids might be the best looking Doctor Who baddy. It’s such a simple look.

One android gets damaged and you run away?

via GIPHY

These Cybermen are so shocked at the humans being able to do anything. “Wait, they can walk? Oh my!”

That bomb looks like a boombox.

via GIPHY

This previously on in terrible. And the person they got to voice the Cyberleader is a ridiculous choice.

Part Three

CyberClingFilm.

So if a missle wouldn’t get through because Earth is on red alert, and thus the Cybermen planted a bomb… how did the Cybermen get through?

That Cyberman has a wedgie!

Oh, the Cybermen are assholes. Killing their patsy.

Part Four

I like Tegan’s marauder outfit.

I can’t get over the CyberPerformer’s hilarious voice.

This CyberClingFilm fetish is hot.

I should’ve put two and two together, that the Cybermen destroy the dinosaurs.

That CyberLeader is very hard to kill.

Goodbye Adric, you were a dickhead.

Doctor Who Serial 120 – Black Orchid

Part One

I don’t understand cricket whatsoever.

This is like the episode with James Corden when the Doctor goes to play soccer.

This is such a charming episode. “What would you do with a cock tail in a bath?”

Peter Davison knows the pain of tall people, he really had to crouch to see himself in that mirror.

Nyssa’s clone just so happens to have an identical dress ready to go.

Latoni’s voice has been terribly looped.

That was quite the faint.

I’m really enjoying this two parter. It’s a good pace, and a fun story. I wish classic Doctor Who had more two-parters.

Part Two

Well, this was a predictable turn of events.

I really like that the Doctor is proving his innocence in a murder by showing his TARDIS… He could be both an alien and a murderer. Oh, the cop is smart enough to say that, too.

As for the guy they keep tied up, they really should learn how to tie people up better.

I didn’t know you could make fires that only burn doors.

Aww, they couldn’t find a way out of this story without killing the “monster.”

Doctor Who Serial 119 – The Visitation

Part One

Wow, the opening music cue really sets the tons of this Doctor Who story.

Well, the butler was the first victim, so I guess he didn’t do it.

“We’re under attack!” In walks the gayest robot, ever. I love gay robots.

Adric’s version of fighting is to crawl on the ground and be something for the person to trip on.

It’s been a long time since a companion has fallen and twisted his ankle. I like that it was a boy this time.

Is that guy carrying styrofoam take out containers?

Part Two

That wall needs a sound effect like in Quantum Leap when Al walks through something.

The gay robot has a cloak now.

The alien costume looks like a bad theme park mascot.

Part Three

Why is Nyssa redecorating her room in the TARDIS… also, that’s a weird angle to put her bed at.

I love the thespian’s voice.

The aliens on the tv screen remind me of the alien scientists from Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.

Tegan should listen to the Doctor more.

Part Four

That alien is seriously out of breath.

I love how empty boxes really do a number on an their attacker.

Since Part Three, I watched Bill & Ted Face The Music and I’ve gotta say that their gay android is better than this one. I like Dennis Caleb McCoy. I hope this dead gay android goes to hell and meets up with Bill and Ted. OH MY GOD! Dennis Caleb McCoy was played by NoHo Hank from Barry!

That’s not how you use a gun, Tegan!

Doctor Who Serial 118 – Kinda

Part One

Adric is a misogynist asshole.

“The primitives,” “savages,” hooray for British colonialism.

I’m not sure if I’m watching Doctor Who or the stereotype British soldier on Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Only 8 minutes in, and another instance of Adric’s misogyny.

Oh! Kinda is pronounced like the Yiddish1 kinder (children). It’s the name of the indigenous people from this planet, not this story being kinda like something.

The man in white face reminds me of Andy Kaufman.

Thank Roddenberry for Star Trek and the depiction of human future that wasn’t just about colonization. Yes, you could make arguments for the Federation being colonial.

HAHAHAHA! He even has a pith helmet.

Part Two

Who are these ladies with voices?

Oh my! The guy in the pith helmet turned into video.

Oh now there are more pith helmets.

Part Three

I like how the lady screamed before they even opened the box, and now the guy holding them prisoner is having a freakout because he is afraid of the dark.

Oh shit, they’re all turning VHS now.

The Kinda clown they hired is terrible. Either he’s never clowned professionally, or never done it for camera.

Oh shit! Everything’s going VHS!

Part Four

I found out Mango Language has a free Yiddish course. I did the first class. I learned how to say shalom aleichem. I already knew how to say that one. However, it’s making more likely to pronounce this episode like it’s Yiddish.

Adric keeps on being an asshole in every story. Oh, this is his last season. Good.

Mara is apparently a vampire.

Oh my! That is the most hilarious puppet!

  1. I guess you could say German, too. []

Doctor Who Serial 117 – Four To Doomsday

Part One

“That’s the trouble with women, mindless, impatient and bossy.” The problem with Adric saying that is not that Adric thinks that, which he does, but I think the writers of Doctor Who believe that.

Oh yay! They all get to wear the stupid helmets, not just the Doctor.

The team have split up, so I guess Adric and Nyssa are going to get captured.

The aliens are very interested in human fashion. I really hope that they’re just editors for an intergalactic Vogue.

Well, I was wrong. Only Nyssa got captured. Well, that was fast. Is that the real Nyssa? Okay, I don’t think this any more.

However, now I’m thoroughly confused. Doctor Who has long established that everyone speaks their native language and the TARDIS translates, but here Tegan is speaking to an Australian Aborigine in his native tongue, yet no one is hearing it as English. Yet, the Athenian is speaking English.

Enlightenment and Persuasion are wearing kick ass outfits. Tegan’s a great designer, but their choice to make them all emerald green is the greatest decision.

Part Two

“3 Billion people on this one ship? It’ll never get off the ground.” It’s a spaceship, why are you assuming it needs to get off the ground? Build it in space. Shuttles or transmats.

Interesting that these cultures have not changed at all over the past millennia. Except for the guy wearing the loin cloth and running shoes.

I thought this guy looked like Herb Tarlek from WKRP, my wife thinks he looks like Bill Hader. What do you think? Now that she said that, I see it. I really see it.

Part Three

They’re all robots. That actually explains a lot.

They keep saying there are 3 billion people on Earth. This episode aired in 1982 and Earth hit 4 billion in 1974. Weird to think that we’ve nearly double the population since then.

There is way too much hypnosis in Doctor Who.

There are a lot of helmets in this story.

At least by this point in BBC history, they’re using Asian people to play Asian people.

Part Four

Wow, the Doctor is racist against robots.

The wrestlers are wearing too much clothing. This is supposed to be greco-roman wrestling! Though, it’s very obvious that Enlightenment is getting enlightened by this display, if you get what I mean.

Someone at Doctor Who really like cricket. He uses a cricket ball bouncing off of a spaceship as propulsion back to the TARDIS.

The Doctor left the door to the TARDIS open in front of Monarch… why didn’t His Majesty go in?

It really sucks that the Doctor refuses to take Tegan home.

Missing Profiles Button in System Preferences

See my previous post for a full history on this.

In it, I had migrated from WorkspaceONE to Mosyle. One some devices I needed to clear the profiles database to be able to remove WS1 and enroll with Mosyle. When you do that the Profiles button in System Preferences goes away, forever.

Well, I did that one machine running macOS 10.14 and upgraded it to 10.15. Once upgraded, the profiles button returned! HOORAY!

Doctor Who Serial 116 – Castrovalva

I guess we’re really done with Tom Baker, and it’s time for Peter Davison.

Part One

Some military police arrive and stop our heroes from rescuing the Doctor. Tegan and Nyssa steal an ambulance, drive it 3 metres to the TARDIS and leave Adric behind. Then the Master shows up, laughs, disappears, Adric is behind the Master’s TARDIS, comes into the TARDIS, they leave, the Master’s TARDIS shows up, the Master laughs, the Master’s TARDIS disappears.

That was… something.

Davison has a terrible haircut, but I enjoy him tearing apart his scarf.

“I wonder boy, what would you do if you were me,” he asks with his hands in his suspenders like William Hartnell used grip his vest’s lapels. So far I’m enjoying some Davison.

And now he’s doing a mediocre Patrick Troughton.

The Master’s moustache twirling villainry is tiring. And why does the Doctor have a Cricket locker room in the TARDIS? That’s a stupid question, the Doctor has everything. Oh, Adric is captured by the Master.

I think you mean universe when you said galaxy, Nyssa. But hey, Big Bang, sounds good. Just make sure you don’t end up on the Big Bang Theory.

Part Two

Disembodied Master head!

I love that the Doctor doesn’t have a fancy futuristic wheelchair, nope he has one from the ’80s.

Well, there’s some Pertwee nod, “reverse the polarity of the neutron flow.”

Why are Adric and the Master on the set for the music video for “The Rest Of My Life?”

Also, the Master is holding an original series tricorder.

After watching so many regeneration stories, I’m really happy that they restarted the show in 2005 without a regeneration. As much as I love Paul McGann, I didn’t need to see him to know that Eccelston was the new Doctor.

This is the problem with classic Doctor Who, so much wasted time as characters wander around.

Part Three

Very kind of the Doctor to leave a trail of blood for Tegan and Nyssa to follow.

Those Castravulvaians look like the eggmen, goo goo g’joob.

Oh! Celery! But he ate it, didn’t decorate with it.

Part Four

I enjoy the M.C. Escher building.

I feel like this story does not have much story for it. It could have easily been half the length. Maybe a quarter. It’s just a regeneration story, but usually there’s some plot outside of the Doctor’s regeneration.

The 1980s video effects are so bad.

Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce

Once again, the internet sucks. People remove stuff that you rely on. So first off, thank you to archive.org for the wayback machine. Here’s Olive Garden’s Alfredo Sauce.

Seeing as recipes aren’t copy protected, I’m even going to post it here, as the wayback machine is a bit slow.

85g butter
1 TBSP Garlic
2 TBSP All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup imported Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup imported Romano cheese, grated
Salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Cook the butter and garlic in a saucepan on medium heat. Cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  2. stir in the rest the remaining ingredients and stir occasionally until the sauce begins to simmer. Remove from heat.

macOS 11 Compatibily Check

Yesterday, Apple announced macOS 11. I need to know what members of my computer fleet are compatible.

William Smith, aka talkingmoose, was kind enough to post the regex for what models are compatible with macOS 11. You can find that here. I tested Smith’s regex in BBEdit and it worked as expected.

The question was, how do I get an easy list of my fleet in our MDM, Mosyle?

I sent a Custom Command to my fleet, it’s here on GitHub. I told it to run that custom command on all computers and to store the results as “Big Sur.”

model=$(sysctl hw.model)
if echo $model | grep -Ei "(MacBookAir[6-9]|MacBookPro1[0-6]|MacPro[6-7]|MacBook(10|9|8)|Macmini[7-8]|MacPro[6-7]|iMacPro1),\d|iMac1(4,4|[5-9],\d)" ; then
  echo "macOS 11 Compatible"
else
  echo "macOS 11 Incompatible"
fi

So now I needed to use that data to create a list. I created a new Device Group and said that the Custom Command Big Sur was like incompatible. It immediately showed me my Library machines, which are iMac12,1 and running their max OS, macOS 10.14.

And here’s the result!