Dear CBS, I just watched MacGyver


Before I start this, I’m just going to say that my twitter handle is @mynamejohn and I was kinda live tweeting it but not.

I had high hopes for this, and I’m being serious, because well, it’s MacGyver.
I can’t remember when or how I started watching the show, but I did, and basically have every season on dvd, minus one and haven’t really seen the two tv movies that were made.

Anyways, while I was watching this, I felt like I was let down, along with everyone else who watched the originals. Now I know there were a lot of comments from everyone, but I wonder how many of those actually watched the original and not just this? It seemed like a few of them did watch the original though.

I was actually debating about not watching this at all. Namely because of one reason – Richard Dean Anderson. Now, I know he’s getting up there in age, but he’s MacGyver. Or well, not because you’re trying to modernize the show and I understand it. But honestly, he could have been put in a supporting role as in running the Pheonix Foundation, maybe helping out Lucas Till. There was the car commercials from a few years ago (I think it was for a German car company) and they made a series of ads with Richard Dean Anderson reprising his class role as Mac along with his daughter. There was no Richard Dean Anderson so why would I watch it?

No I know you have to replace Pete for The Pheonix Foundation, and I’m guessing since it’s the same last name that she is his daughter?  Maybe they could co-run it maybe?

Also, it’s weird not seeing Dawson as a big guy, just the muscular guy, that tv wants now and doesn’t doesn’t care much about anything else. They just want to be perfect.

Another thing, please redo the intro CBS. You shortened the amazing theme music, taking out amazing parts and scrapped them. You did a better job with the Hawaii FIve-0 keeping all of that. Do the same just with MacGyver.

Talking about the main character, let;s talk about Lucas Till. I think the writing needs to be better, the whole show seemed more likea not great James Bond thing, and MacGyver is not James Bond whatsoever. So Dear writers, please fix this.

The popups when he’s working on what he’s doing need to go, especially the words. we don’t need to know that he’s working on the millionth paperclip to unlock something. It was annoying and kind of ruined things. Like that airplane scene, we know what’s going to happen, you don’t need to make us feel like we’re stupid and don’t know anything, let things play out.

A major things I think they need to do is not make MacGyver like every other CBS show. It seams like they have a formula  and what that formula needs is a team. Look at every other CBS show that has a team, and if you think about it, it’s basically the same show, just changing a few things here and there. Please don’t make MacGyver like this, because it doesn’t need to be. It’s kind of annoying.

Make MacGyver original, don’t make it like everything else. Make it modern while also still having the feel of the original classic.

And please, don’t make the character’s so tight, they need to loosen up a little, it doesn’t always have to be serious, which is another minus. THe original was serious, but also light hearted.

And it seems like every CBS show has the whole team at the end either going to a bar or having a drink, honestly, what I really want to see, and maybe others, but maybe just me, is that MacGyver needs his houseboat. It’s something that mad the show unique and it was just really cool.

Honestly, there is so much potential with this, and there is so much with the pilot that could have been better.

CBS, you really need make this the MacGyver that we all deserve.

Dear CBC, I’m ASHAMED of you


And I’m not probably not the only one to think about this.

There are 35.16 million people in Canada

Not exactly sure how they get .16 but anyways, you get the point.
Now I’m a big fan of CBC as I’m sure many Canadians are because well, what can get more Canadian than CBC?
When it comes to the Paralympics though, I am absolutely ashamed of CBC. Even when CTV did the Olympics for a couple of years, I was ashamed of them as well. Now I know it’s not a Canadian  thing to be saying anything like this, and I’m sorry for saying it.
It’s true though.
I almost feel  like I want to throw around the word idiot as well, but that might be going a little too far.

Why am I ashamed of CBC?

Every year, whether on CBC, CTV, or some other Canadian channel, the Paralympics seemed like they get pushed to the back burner, the credits after a movie where everyone leaves. (Except a film by Marvel, we all know everyone stays in their seats for that.)
When the Olympics are on, everyone from all over the world are glued to their television sets because honestly, it’s the only thing on.
Everyone is cheering for their athletes, watching the events unfold on live tv since the events are actually happening then.

The Olympics are done and over with every two years, (counting both summer and winter) two weeks in between and then the Paralympics happen.

That’s when everything changes.

No longer is everyone glued to their television sets to watch because the Paralympic games are barely ever shown on television, except for maybe a two hour daily highlight shown late at night when people need to sleep for work or school. There was one year that CITY was showing CBC’s broadcast because CBC wasn’t really showing anything at all.
I’m currently  laying on the couch underneath my huge TARDIS blanket, typing this on my laptop while I watch the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremonies on CBC.
Want to know something? This isn’t even being shown live. You know during the Olympics how they put the word live underneath the CBC logo?  Yeah, there’s nothing there. I’m also on twitter and see that CBC retweeted a photo of the opening ceremonies from over an hour before. What is going on CBC? Are you people slow or something?
I even checked tomorrow on the tv guide. They aren’t even showing the daily highlights until midnight, and I just see on Saturday and Sundays, three shows a day. Does that mean they’re all going to be the same thing? Or is CBC going to do the smart thing and have them all be different?
What about everything else you ask? Internet streaming.
I don’t know who or why they decided to do everything internet streaming, but it’s a very stupid decision. Sure, they can do that, CBC is in Toronto, where they have super fast internet and everywhere is great wifi. Not everyone lives in Toronto,  there are other places in Canada too, and not everyone has super fast internet. Not everyone who actually has the internet at their house can afford super fast internet.
So when they try to stream everything, what happens? Well for starters, the quality sucks, it’s like standard tv quality and maybe worse than that. Then there’s “If you put it up to full screen everything looks really bad” deal. We’re stuck watching it on a small screen on your monitor as well. Last Paralympics I did that, and trying to put it full screen was horrible. There’s also a slight matter of fact about this little thing called lag, which absolutely sucks.
You’re watching let’s say basketball for example. The game’s going, the quality is ok without it being full screen on the CBC Olympics site. The game’s going good, and then all of a sudden, it lags, and the screen freezes. So every minute or two you’re refreshing the page just so you can watch the wheelchair basketball game, and you miss some amazing plays.
That was me by the way, so frustrated at it.

And then, think about the seniors, or anyone else that doesn’t have internet access that want’s to cheer on their athletes. Everyone has CBC because it’s Canada, but you can’t  stay up super late,. How is anyone other than people with super fast internet able to watch anything at all live?

And there’s Paratriathalon and Paracanoeing this year. Those sound absolutely exciting, but I don’t they’ll get shown. Even with the Olympics, only the well known sports get shown which is frustrating, almost sounds a little biased too?

I remember reading on the CBC sports page a few years ago with people complaining about the same thing I’m complaining right now.

The Paralympics coverage sucks big time.

They have all of their announcers and everything used up and they don’t bother to send anyone so they can get back to their regularly scheduled lives.

Scott Russell just mentioned how we’ll hear words throughout the ceremony, yet how can we hear anything since nothing get’s shown and with live streaming, or a least when I watched it, there were no announcers?

Honestly CBC, you need to be fair, because these parathletes work as hard or harder than the able body athletes yet the television companies don’t treat them the same.

Doesn’t Canadian Tire say “We All Play For Canada?”

Maybe we can send a message by everyone not watching CBC for a whole week?
Watching the commercial asking if we can keep up with Canada’s Paralympic athletes with the workout videos, I’m not so sure if CBC can keep up

We want to cheer on our athletes at the Paralympics just like the athletes at the Olympics CBC.


Any Hackintosh help out there would be appreciated?


My 2009 iMac has been running slow is fine for basic things, but for trying to render video it takes forever. (\maybe about an hour and a half for 3 minutes.)
Anyways, long story short, I bought a used ASUS ROG laptop from Newegg, because I couldn’t justify spending the extra money for a MacBook pro, let alone a refurbished one. The other day I finished the El Capitan installer download and have it on the usb drive.

I’ve been following the installation instructions, and I get to the disk utility part, and when I go to erase the partition that I want El Capitan on, it says it’s done/error, the partition is formatted for mac but somehow becomes full al of a sudden. I tried the same thing with another partition and it basically did the same thing, but I as able to get it back so Windows was able to recognize it.
I still have the one partition that’s basically full that’s Mac Formatted. Since it’s formatted for mac it won’t show up in windows
Is there a terminal command I can use to fix this problem?



I’m working on a new book project and I thought I could make it a little more interactive!


The other day it was amazing outside! The sun was out, I was wearing a t-shirt and jeans and no winter coat getting my hair cut, pulling a hoodie off the clothesline and putting it on and smelling it because it just smelled so good.

Anyways, I thought to myself how there’s a lot of smells out there that people really like. I thought I would make a book, and then get others to submit a favourite smell that they like.


So that’s what I’m doing. You can submit your favourite smell, and why you like it. Maybe it invokes recalling a childjood memory, or something completely random.


I think this will be fun.

Email your favourite smell to :

Please no foul language

And The Winner is…


I think I might have it figured out (Hopefully!)
A few days ago I posted that I was looking for a more compact camera for going on big trips since I wasn’t really planning on taking my bulky Canon Rebel T2i with me.
I had previously mentioned that I was thinking about getting an ilc camera, preferably the Sony Alpha a5000. I wouldn’t be getting any more lenses for it, and it only going to 50mm, I realized that I wanted something a little better so I wouldn’t miss a great photo.
I started looking at advanced point and shoot cameras, and in all. I’m not sure what I think about Canon’s more advanced P&S types.
After spending a good number of hours researching this, I think I have an answer – Sony Cyber-Shot HX90V (Links to review)

Now, all of the photographers out there are probably saying, “Why not go for the RX100?”
First off, the price. The RX models are more expensive. Plus, with an optical zoom of 3.6x, it’s basically up to 100mm. I don’t want to keep regretting if was ever to get one of them, that just not being able to get a better because because I wish it zoomed in more.

I don’t really care much for the flip up “selfie screen” of the HX90V though I guess it would be great for group pictures. If anyone has this model, do you know if it has a delay shutter, like setting it for 10 seconds so you can group everyone together before the camera takes the picture? That would be neat.

Also, I’m not sure how much nighttime pictures I’ll be taking with this, but every review I’ve read online says  that it’s not the greatest for low light sensitivity, high iso photos? But what do you think about it?

Another thing I want to know is how does it do with focusing on your subject while blurring out the background? Does it do well with motion, like someone playing soccer and taking a clear picture of them moving so fast?
I think I’ve looked at all of the options(Or I should say all of the other cameras), and I’m really liking what I’m reading about this.
Unless anyone else out there has some better ideas for about the same price range, under $500

I’d love to hear your comments and such. I’m not too big of a point and zoom person.

For the price of an ilc or this, I might be nothing with this just incase carrying lens wouldn’t be as light, or just the weight factor of each camera.

Camera Question for all of you photographers out there.


Topic – compact ilc cameras

In February, our church is planning on going on a missions trip to Costa Rica to help missionaries that we are sponsoring.
Anyways, to the matter at hand.
I really wasn’t on planning to take my Canon Rebel T2i with me because it is big and bulky and yeah, just carrying that around with everything that we’d be doing might no be a good idea.

So I’ve been thinking about ilc cameras. Basically it’s like a dslr but in a compact camera body. I’m not too familiar with these so I’ve been doing my research, and that’s another reason why I am asking all of you for your opinion/advice/help.
I’m not looking to spend a huge fortunate, but I would like some good quality pictures (not saying the a kodak easy share isn’t bad, but I might want to put this into focus.)
I’m not sure if anyone else has anything better they’ve found, but after doing research one that I like in particular s the Sony a5000. It seems compact, and even with the kit lens when turned off it compacts to 30mm, which is crazy! Stereo sound too!

The one thing that I’ve read aboutt that I like is that you can download apps through the camera like a time-lapse add-on and such, but my question is do they get downloaded to the sd card that you have in the camera or does it go into the internal memory of the camera?

The Sony a6000 looks great, but it’s the price tag. I’ve found the a5000 for about 398 which isn’t too bad, though I”m maybe seeing if I can find it cheaper (Buying just the body and a separate lens on eBay looks like it might be around the same price.)

Any advice/anything else would be greatly appreciated!

I don’t really think I want to go just point and shoot since I want also quality, but also video quality as well.

Edit – Even though I won’t be using this camera a lot, would you suggest I go with an ilc or Point and Shoot?

OSX El Capitan and Adobe CS5


I haven’t signed up for the beta’s yet or anything like that, but I do have one question to anyone out there that would know.

Does anyone know if Apple’s new El Capitan OS will support Adobe CS5? I’m running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 on my iMac an I haven’t really upgraded yet because I really like iPhoto and have heard that Photos isn’t that good. I’m using Legacy to run CS5 and wondering if the new OS X will have this ability? I, like probably countless others, can’t afford to pay the pricing for Adobe CC