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My woes of remote Arch Linux installation…

March 31, 2011 1 comment

Before I begin, I am going to assume that you know what a lot of common *nix commands and programs are. I’ll try to explain some things, but if you don’t know about Linux, SSH, port forwarding, or ISOs, then steer clear of this article until you know about them. Read more…

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Migrated to WordPress.com

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

I moved my blag from self-hosting to WordPress.com today, mostly because I can’t support a server 24 hours each day. I also changed the theme and general look of things as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy my blag :)!

Categories: Site Status

These guys look really competent…

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

This blog runs from my desktop because I don’t exactly get a lot of traffic. I’m thinking of upgrading to something that doesn’t need to be shut off for 12 hours each night (like a Dream Plug, or some kind of web hosting). As I was browsing around the various services to host WordPress with, something caught my eye:

Hmm… I wonder if I should pick them… 😛

Joking aside I’ve heard good things about a lot of different places. What host should I choose, if any?

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I noticed something peculiar about Netflix…

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

See if you can find the patterns that I find in the “Local Favorites” for my area. Click the images for a larger view:

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Review: "Gurren Lagann"

March 9, 2011 Leave a comment

When my mom got Netflix for the family about a month-and-a-half ago, my favorite feature instantly became the Instant Streaming component. I set it up on my Wii so the family could watch shows over the internet and we’ve barely watched regular television since. About this time I noticed that there were some shows on Netflix that I’ve always wanted to watch but never could due to cost-related factors (I’m not the type to torrent a show just to watch it). One of those was Gurren Lagann, an anime (Japanese animation) that my brother watched online a while ago. So one day, out of boredom, I decided to start watching the series. I’d heard a lot of good things from the rather cult-ish fanbase around this show on the interweb about it, some people saying it was the greatest show they’ve ever watched. So, the question here is: does Gurren Lagann live up to the hype? Is it really that awesome? For the most part, I’d say yes, but I did hit some noticeable snags along the way… Read more…

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Gold Library Card!

March 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Today I got my “golden library card” for my local library system! What does that mean, you ask? It means I don’t get any late fees whatsoever! I can go a day or two over the due date on something and they don’t mind! And do you know why they don’t mind? It’s because I volunteered over 100 hours at the various libraries in my county over the years! *squee*!!!

I was supposed to get this late last year, but they mis-counted my hours (leaving about 10-20 of them out), so I tried working some more hours and they misplaced it again! Then, I submitted the form for a golden card one more time, and I finally got it! It was totally worth the wait because now I get to check out a bunch of things at once and not worry so extensively about taking them back. That doesn’t mean I get to “keep” what I check out (in a sense). It would be very rude of me to take something out for an extended period of time. I’m only going to use my card so I don’t have to rush to take them back; I’ll be sure to take the books and movies back that I get right when I finish them.

Categories: Personal

Review: "Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective"

March 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Happy March, everybody! I’m kicking off the month with a well-overdue review of a more recent game that I want to share with you:

When you analyze how good or bad a game was, you have to examine everything in context. If a game is fun to play but doesn’t have an expansive story, does that mean that the game is mediocre? One of the common missteps when reviewing a game is that sometimes a story (or lack thereof) wholly or mostly determines the game’s score (as evidenced by high scores on several RPGs by reviewers on GameFAQs and the inclusions of a “story” rating on the inside of nearly all of the user reviews, whether the story matters or not). The only times when this is a problem are when it’s not very appropriate, like when a certain reviewer called Kirby’s Epic Yarn the worst game of the past year simply because the story was not “sophisticated” enough, completely disregarding other games that were absolute wastes of time that year. Is the story so important in games that it’s up there with graphics, music, and even gameplay as one of the most important factors that determine it’s rating? Usually, I’d say no, but Ghost Trick by Capcom is the perfect counter-example to that assumption. Read more…

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