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02 April 2010 @ 10:58 am
So some of you may know, I actually went up to Boston last weekend for PAX East. I'm writing this real quick, so please forgive any grammatical errors which I will likely be too lazy to fix later.

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19 December 2009 @ 01:50 am
Christmas cards are probably going out as soon as we can dig ourselves out of the snow. Unfortunately, it's too late for a lot of the people I'm sending cards to for them to get them before vacation... again --;;

Also, for those who have paid LJ accounts still and don't watch paidmembers, paid members can offer non-paid members a $10 coupon until the 15th.

Just in case you hadn't noticed.

01 December 2009 @ 12:06 am
Inspired by maizie, I thought maybe I should write about some of the manga I'm reading. So, here's my first post about manga!

Rasetsu vol.3
Hmm, pretty cute and fluffy... but nothing happened.

Bokura ga Ita vol.7


Thanks for reading my last post about manga...
16 October 2009 @ 12:31 am
And you thought I wouldn't finish these posts...

An amusing detail I forgot to recount on the Saturday post was a lively discussion we had before one of the panels. Omo had brought his copy of Love Plus with him, prompting WAH and myself to have a lively conversation about face rubbing - which, taken out of context, got us some pretty wild stares until they figured out we were talking about a game... which didn't really do much to mitigate said wild stares.

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In all, it was pretty interesting going to a convention I had never been to in a city I had never really visited in depth. I'm really not sure I would do an hour each way, ~$40 each roundtrip commute, and I'm not sure I'd really want to do NYAF again without a guest I'm interested in, but I definitely want to just take a weekend off and check out more of the city. Besides the concerts (the whole reason I took the trip in the first place), the most memorable moments of the weekend were the times we were away from con, checking out food or just seeing the sights. We'll just see when the next time I can make up there will be...
07 October 2009 @ 01:10 am
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04 October 2009 @ 11:37 pm
I forgot to write about this incident last post, but while we were on the way to dinner, we encountered a clearly malfunctioning walk signal:

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01 October 2009 @ 12:04 am
After the disaster of the last couple attempts to write con reports, let's see if I can get back into the swing of it this time, since enough interesting stuff happened that I would like to have a record of it. I'm going to write this somewhat quickly, so please don't kill me for all the tense shifts that tend to slip into my narratives.

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29 September 2009 @ 01:05 am
I'm a little late since I just returned from NYAF last night (more on that in a couple days, hopefully), but an expected-yet-unexpected bit of news dropped Sunday morning, that Mushihimesama Futari 1.5 (it's a Cave shooter) will be released to the Japanese market without region coding. That makes it, to my knowledge, the only Japanese game that will work on 360s that are not coded for that region. (Game regioning on 360 is optional; up until now, all Japanese 360 games were locked to only the J region, whereas the vast majority of North American 360 games work in both the U/C and J regions. PAL is probably screwed over.)

All the news sources quote Cave saying this is a test to see how successful the game is with the software restriction removed. The hope is that if this makes them a lot of money, we'll either have future releases continue to be region free, or we may see localized releases at what would hopefully be at a price point more people are willing to bite at. And the game is doing pretty well, judging by the fact that after only a day and a half the game is #3 in Play-Asia affiliate sales - behind only the latest two Pokémon variants.

Oh, and above all this, it's supposed to be a pretty good game.
02 September 2009 @ 02:35 pm
After a quick read of this news article, I pasted an excerpt to IRC...

[14:31] <stc-work> "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited the fire area Wednesday morning and served breakfast to firefighters, scooping Cream of Wheat into paper bowls and giving them plenty of protein so "they get all pumped up for the next fight out there with those fires.""
[14:32] <Turvy> get to the grain hopper?
19 August 2009 @ 11:16 pm
I installed Windows 7 (x64) on my main PC on Monday night. Work has kept me too busy to mess with it too much, but I noticed two things right away: by default, Windows Media Player runs the 32-bit version even though the OS is 64-bit, and administrative shares are completely inaccessible. The solutions to both problems aren't obvious either. But in general, the impression I get from Windows 7 is... it's really shiny.