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Playing Mario Kart Wii online with Dolphin on an iMac #

Friday, February 16, 2024 at 4:17 PM

I just made this tutorial :

http://www.philippe97.ca/mkw/

A wasp #

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 6:21 PM

I just killed a wasp my mom's cat was chasing in the living room. My dad thinks it came through the fireplace.

My new adapter #

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 3:10 PM

I just received my new "GameCube to Wii U" adapter I bought on Amazon.

It allows me to play Wii games with my GameCube controller on my iMac in Dolphin.

It works with Mario Kart Wii.

I had to install a driver :
https://secretkeys.io/gcadapterdriver/

This is the adapter I bought :
https://www.amazon.ca/Mayflash-GameCube-Controller-Adapter-Switch/dp/B00RSXRLUE/ref=sr_1_7?th=1

In this photo, you can see my old wireless GameCube controller.

Tony's Dredge #

Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 2:33 PM

I just watched yesterday's Gold Rush episode and I am glad to see Tony's dredge working again.

PIXAR films I don't like #

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 4:25 PM

I don't like Cars. Too boring.

I don't like Inside Out. I don't like trying to understand thoughts and feelings. I don't like creating models for emotions.

I only put Inside Out on my website to make my collection complete. (I only watched it once in 2015)

http://www.pixarmovies.net/

What about the compact ? #

Monday, January 29, 2024 at 1:35 PM

In MythBusters experiment Compact Compact, Jamie said that two trucks crashing into each other at 50 mph is equivalent to one truck hitting a wall at 100 mph :

http://www.mythbusters2003.net/mp4/Season%202009/Episode%201%20-%20Demolition%20Derby%20Special.mp4.video
51:30

In another episode, they did some experiments and determined that two trucks crashing into each other at 50 mph is equivalent to one truck hitting a wall at 50 mph :

http://www.mythbusters2003.net/mp4/Season%202010/Episode%207%20-%20Mythssion%20Control.mp4.video

But they only looked at what happens to the trucks !

What about the compact that was between the trucks ?

Since the compact does not move, I wonder what would happen to it in every test they did.

I guess I could build a similar small-scale rig out of wood (as seen in Mythssion Control) and test it myself, but I don't feel like it.

iPod shuffle #

Monday, January 22, 2024 at 12:48 PM

We bought this second generation iPod shuffle for my grandmother around 2007.

She never used it.

When she passed away, I ended up with it.

Two days ago, I replaced the songs on it with my songs (since it would not appear in Music.app on my new iMac, I took an old Windows XP laptop and installed iTunes on it. That worked)

The battery does not last very long, as expected for being this old.

I made a video #

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:33 PM

I just made a video showing how to record a Doctor Who episode on Disney+.

Go to the bottom of the page :

http://www.philippe97.ca/imac-record/

Recording online shows on an iMac #

Monday, January 15, 2024 at 2:08 PM

I just made a webpage explaining how to record online shows on an iMac.

http://www.philippe97.ca/imac-record/

Outdoor christmas lights #

Friday, January 12, 2024 at 4:53 PM

Me and my dad removed the lights in the tree in our front yard.