Thursday, January 25, 2007
Laptop is back up. Just a bit of cleaning up work left like devising a backup plan, installing a few odd utilities, and so on. The laptop work a lot better now, DMA on the optical drive works again, the Wireless card works better too. My gaming PC is still in pretty good shape, so I think I'll wait a while before I rebuild that one. I think I'll work on the Celery in the meantime.
With not too much on TV these days, I've been watching G4/Tech TV again. They're showing some anime which is nice; Tenjho Tenge isn't too bad dubbed. Why it's on a gaming/tech channel. . . *shrug* Discovered True Crypt from an episode of Call For Help and tried it out. It's pretty cool. I like the hidden volumes and better encryption. I've been a bit turned off on how the U3 flash drive does encryption and True Crypt works so much better. Oh, Attack of the Show is crap. Before it was called that, it was basically a rehash of the latest news from Slashdot. Now they have guests like the guy from the Jackass movies.
Spike TV has a show called "Afro Samurai" starring Samuel L. Jackson... caught the first episode. Didn't really care enough to watch the second. The art is very anime-ish, but that's about as far as it goes. I guess that might work for Spike's demographic. I guess I'll stick with fansubs.
I got pretty excited when I saw an article posted on Slashdot on how to fool iTunes so you can download tracks for iTunes Japan. Then I read it. Would have been nice, but that's probably not going to work out for me. I guess it's back to importing CDs. Hopefully I can scrape up enough money for another order soon. . . I really want some of Amano Tsukiko's CDs and one from Kamiki Aya.
There's a gaming and anime convention in Moncton in February. It's called Animartitimes or something like that. I haven't been to a convention before and I've been slowing warming up to attending one eventually, but I don't think this is the one. I checked out the guests and when you can't identify any of them that's not a good sign.