Mike Gauthier

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Plex Artwork Not Updating?

July 9, 2017 01:57 UTC

I'm not sure how or why, but the artwork (posters, backgrounds, etc.) for many of my TV Shows in Plex was not showing up. It's been like this for a month or more, but it was only a few shows and I couldn't be bothered to figure it. Over the last week however, it became a problem that was quickly growing in scope. Today, at least half of my TV Shows had no art. Still functional, but quiet annoying.

I enabled debug logging and noticed some permission errors related to the Metadata cache. Hmmm... I don't know why that would be, but I wanted it fixed and couldn't bother with the why. Since I do not have a very large collection of goodies, I decided to stop the Plex server and just whack the TV Show related metadata.

That seemed to do the trick!

It's simple enough.

  1. Locate where Plex stores its application data. This is usually under your AppDataLocal directory (%USERPROFILE%/AppData/Local/Plex Media Server), but you may have moved it. If so, it can be found under SettingsGeneralThe path where local application data is stored.
  2. Shutdown Plex.
  3. Open windows explorer and navigate to Plex's app data store.
  4. Within this folder, continue to navigate to MetadataTV Shows.
  5. Select everything in this folder and delete it. It could be tens of thousands of files depending.
  6. Start up the Plex server and open Plex (just right click on the Plex icon in the taskbar and select Open Plex...).
  7. Finally, select Refresh All Metadata under the ... options for your TV Shows library.

That's it.

Tags: tech

The Left Has Lost Its Funnybone

July 2, 2017 17:58 UTC

Let me preface this by saying I'm not actually sure the left every really had a funnybone.

The POTUS posted a quiet funny meme today. It depicts him body slamming "CNN". It's from an old appearance the President made on WWE in 2007. After the crap that's been going on with Antifa, James Hodgkinson, Kathy Griffin, etc., the left wants to get worked up over this? It's funny! Jeesh!

CNN of course went fully over the top with their statement in response.

It goes on and on and on like this. The media everywhere is freaking out saying that the POTUS is promoting violence against CNN or the media in general. There is no need to link to any of it. Just go to cnn.com, abcnews.com, nytimes.com, washingtonpost.com, or any of the other liberal leaning "news" organizations out there. It's at the same time hilarious to me and somewhat sad -- sad that these organizations are so weak and blinded by their own ideology.

Things That Go Bump in the Night

July 2, 2017 15:44 UTC

I was lying down with my daughter last night. While she was going to sleep I was reading on my tablet. The room was pitch black as the door was closed and it was a cloudy night. She was hot, so she had turned on her ceiling fan (and she really likes it spinning). I kept hearing little noises that I couldn't place. I got up and turned the light on to investigate. She has a shelf on her wall that also has little knobs on it to hang stuff. She has a bunch of little purse-type bags hanging there. They were swaying in the breeze from the fan. OK. With the source of the noises identified, I went back to reading my tablet.

Or was that it?

I kept hearing those little noises, but they just didn't match up with what I thought it was. So I grabbed my phone and shined its "flashlight" across the room. Nothing... wait... What is that?!?!?

I'm not sure, but I believe this is a female rhinoceros beetle. These types of beetle are very popular in Japan (kabutomushi) with the kids. My teenager, who spent the first 5 years of her life there, seemed to have forgotten how much fun she used to have with them as she screamed her ever-loving head off. Uugh.

We had a laugh and little play time with the guy and then let him or her free in the back yard. A fun little end to a relatively boring Saturday.

Tags: funny

Laughing my #Ossoff

June 21, 2017 12:34 UTC

While I'm definitely not a Kellyanne Conway fan 😏, I do have to admit that this was a pretty good zing.

The Daily Wire has a good run down on the whole GA06 election. I live here and did vote yesterday. I do have to say that regardless of who won, I'm very glad it's over. I'm not sure how much more of the Ossoff or Handel campaign hits, signs, and web and radio ads I could have taken.

$50 million was spent on this campaign. It was the most expensive campaign for a congressional seat ever. That's pretty amazing considering that the GA06 seat is no more special than any of the other 434 seats across America. It might be notable for its previously being occupied by Newt Gingrich, but aside from that it's just a seat.

One note that I thought was interesting. 800 people donated to the Ossoff campagin from Georgia, while 7000+ donated from California. That's insane.

Rant - To "give back"

June 14, 2017 12:41 UTC

Today's over the top use of the phrase give back annoys me. It implies a certain world view typically related to those ideologies of the left. It assumes that the successful in this world somehow owe their success to the unsuccessful; that the wealthy owe the poor for their wealth; that the educated owe the ignorant for their knowledge; that the free in one society somehow owe the oppressed in another.

Disagreeing with this concept or even just questioning its validity or propriety can quickly bring down the wrath of the shrieking drone-class of the default left who often lack the intellectual depth to discuss the topic any further than the periphery. I prefer to use words like charity, generosity, donation, or even the more modern gifting.

Tags: rant

Oscars Street Art

February 27, 2017 18:02 UTC

Sabo delivered some interesting street art poking fun at all "our betters" attending the Oscars. Who cares what a bunch of entertainers think about the world anyway? The media (fake news?) gives them way too much credibility... as do our youth unfortunately.

Oscars street art 

Inaguration Day Street Art

January 21, 2017 15:02 UTC

Sabo has returned with some street art targetting the protests during President Trumps inauguration. Sabo is the LA based artist who is most known to me for this very cool piece on Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz - Sabo

Ted Cruz - Sabo

This latest one is quite appropriate given the content of Trump's inauguration speech.

PEOTUS - Sabo

PEOTUS - Sabo

Donald Trump is Now POTUS

January 20, 2017 17:22 UTC

We now live in a world where Donald Trump is the President of the United States. As many problems as I have with the man, I was very happy to hear his inauguration speech. It was so nice to here someone talk up America and not bash it like the last President did continously.

Tags: politics

The Trolling of All Trollings?

January 11, 2017 13:11 UTC

The PEOTUS, Donald Trump, is owned by the Russians, is a sexual fetishist, and is just generally a nightmare... or at least that's what we're being force fed. Except...

This summary here (pastebin.com) seems to indicate that Rick Wilson, the US intelligence services, and CNN/Buzzfeed/"the media" may have been strongly trolled. I'm not a big fan of the PEOTUS, but he at least deserves a fair shake and some journalistic integrity.

WikiLeaks says (twitter.com) the intelligence report published by Buzzfeed is nothing of the sort. I think of any group, WikiLeaks would know.

Buzzfeed just went with it... like Buzzfeed does. I won't even bother linking to that crap site. CNN wrapped it up (cnn.com) in a bunch of serious sounding "allegations". There is even a video of the previously respected Jake Tapper leading the "unsubstantiated", "unverified", unfair, crap show.

John Nolte over at The Daily Wire, rightly, just trashes the whole "Fake News" game and the complete corruption in much of mainstream journalism.

With a breathless breaking news report, left-wing CNN went first. To no one's surprise, the once-respected Jake Tapper took the lead. Undoubtedly CNN's overall goal was to offer up the imprimatur of "journalism" so that a batch of leaked and completely unsubstantiated anti-Trump documents could be dumped on the American public the night before the President-elect's very first press conference.

This is going to be very trying administration.

Tags: politics

The Mythical Lefty Softball Glove

January 5, 2017 17:24 UTC

My youngest daughter plays softball. Last season everything started to click and it became something serious for her -- so serious in fact she now likes (and wants to continue) catching. With all this new found seriousness, she wants to play up and/or play travel ball. And if she's going to do that, she needs a new glove (really because she's outgrown the one she has).

While she bats righty, she does throw lefty and this means we're on the hunt. The lefty softball glove is apparently a thing of mystery... a myth... a story told to young aspiring softball players to scare them into becoming a righty regardless of their being right brained. We have found them online, but buying a glove you've never tried on is not the best of ideas. So, the hunt continues today.

We're about to embark on what will likely turn into a 3-4 hour round trip. We're headed to a place that has, with eyes-on while I was on the phone, "loads" of 10-12 inch lefty softball gloves on their wall RIGHT NOW. So before word of this incredible find gets out and all the lefty softball players in the area rush the joint, we're off!

Update: A glove was captured, gentled, and added to the stable of sporting equipment. Popeye's was good too.

Tags: sports

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