Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cutest anime video ever (featuring Hatsune Miku)

I was blessed today when I found this music video featuring Hatsune Miku. In chibi version! ^_^

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What Stallman said about George Bush

In 1988, George Bush called Mike Dukakis a "card-carrying member of the ACLU", in effect comparing the Bill of Rights with Communism and its defenders with Communists. This insult to the US Constitution inspired me, as it did many others, to join the ACLU. Let's hope the Shrub will not be president; one Bush was too many.

(Said on a Slashdot interview, on May 1st, 2000)

And there are more Stallman quotes regarding politics:

It's official: Attorney General Ashcroft says that people like me "aid terrorists" because we "erode our national unity". I was wondering how long it would take for the Bush administration to say that its critics are "aiding terrorists", because that follows a global tendency in the "war on terrorism" to attack dissent and criminalize protest. If government condemnation of dissenting views offends you, please give your support to the ACLU, which has spoken out against them.

Some points to think about:

a) Like father, like son. Bush father compared the Bill of Rights with communism - Bush son completely destroyed the rights of the american citizens, and even went to call the constitution a "piece of paper".

b) Geniuses like Stallman are very often right about their predictions. Why is it that common people do not listen to their advices until it's too late? I'm sure right now people would say "Oh my Gosh! Stallman was SO right!" But four years ago, everyone was like "ZOMG! The tarrorists! We must do something!"

c) The people get the government they deserve. Let's hope Obama manages to fix at least some of the mess created by the shrub. And let's hope that this 8-year mistake inflicted upon the world doesn't repeat itself (Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it). But maybe I'm asking too much of the American People.

d) If we let the government control our lives because of "terrorism", then the terrorists have won.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Highlander, Chibi Edition

This is my latest creation. One of the premises of Rozen Maiden is that all 7 dolls must fight in a duel called "the Alice Game", until only one doll is left. The winner gets "the prize", which is to become Alice, a perfect being full of beauty and majesty.

This reminded me of Highlander, the movie (there can be only one!) Therefore, I hereby present you:

Highlander, Chibi Edition (There can be only one, desu~)

I hate the RIAA.

Alright, ladies and gentleman, here comes X, the greatest Guitar Hero ever!

And now he's gonna interpret you your favorite song, Y!


- Wait a minute, where's the song?
- No song. The RIAA accused uploaders of piracy.
- Oh c'mon man, I own the f'ing song!
- Rules are rules.
- But it's FAIR USE! I just want to play the damn song on Frets on Fire!
- Sorry, no official download. You'll have to wait 60 seconds and try again using rapidshare.
- Alright, screw it. I'm gonna burn the song and just download the frets file.
What? No standalone file?
Okay, I'm contacting the author... a couple of days later, I got the file.
Now, to convert the song MANUALLY.

(public boos)


And this is why I hate the RIAA.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More braaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiins....

I'm so tired I feel like a hungry zombie. And speaking of zombies, here's a great zombie comic:

The Zombie Hunters. Apparently the author has managed to combine the atmospheres of Silent Hill, Resident Evil, VGCats, and... emo. Worth taking a bite at it ;-)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Treason

Why, oh why.

Everything was going according to Plan. But now I feel betrayed and full of hate. Dakara, I am now inclined to take revenge. I will take revenge upon Code Geass and spoil the ending! (so you won't have to).

Okay, here goes the plot. Lelouch, a young prince that was betrayed by his father, King of Britannia, swears to destroy Britannia no matter the costs. This happened when he was a refugee in Japan - which was invaded by Britannia with superior technology.

SOMEHOW, Lelouch obtains a mystical power, the Geass, that gives him the ability to give any order to ANYONE, and no matter if that implies something that the victim fights against with all his/her will, the victim will obey.

Now, Lelouch uses that power to take revenge upon Britannia, using the alias of Zero. The 23 most epic anime episodes you could ever watch, take place. This is even better than Death Note. Or is it...?

Near the end, Lelouch's sister, princess Euphemia, starts a new era of peace by declaring the central part of Japan as a special protectorate where no discrimination will happen.

Lelouch is defeated in his purpose of revenge, but he agrees. Then, this is where things get nasty. He tells Euphie about his power. "If I was to order you... to kill all the Japanese...."

And guess what happens? The Geass goes out of control, and Euphie, who had fought against discrimination, begins killing all the Japanese!. Lelouch has to kill her, and now his best friend (who was in love with Euphie) is going to take revenge upon him.

So... this is what I want to say to the creators of this anime.

YOU RUINED IT YOU BASTARDS!!! Code Geass was about to become my *NEW* favorite anime, and you f***ed up it in five minutes!

How exactly do I feel? Like the ending of "Planet of the apes" (the original one, not Tim Burton's mockery).

I'll quote.

You finally really did it...

Yes, that's how I feel. To the readers: Do yourselves a favor, and DON'T WATCH THIS SERIES. Ugh.
I want my money back!

P.S. Just in case you didn't get it... Code Geass sucks! (Yes, I admit it, I just typed it to increase the blog rankings :P ) Hey look, 408 results, yay! http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22code+geass+sucks%22&btnG=Search

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 2 without activities.

Lately the job has been getting me really busy... and tired. As a result, I haven't been able to work on Saya for two consecutive days. Maybe it's one of those weeks.

On the other hand, I've been enjoying a really interesting anime: Code Geass. Given my fascination for intelligent anti-heroes (or villains) who always think strategically, I love it. At least it lets me enjoy a day that's been filled with frustrations.


RedHat reminds me of Microsoft.

Argh. I absolutely hate CentOS (and redhat). Due to job reasons, I needed to install CentOS 5.2 on a virtualbox VM.

Let me tell you - it's the most unfriendly Linux distribution I've *EVER* tested (yes, even more unfriendly than the first Ubuntu distros that appeared). I was expecting that with the advent of new Linux distros, the RedHat guys would learn something. Guess what? They didn't!

For starters, YOU DON'T KNOW THE ROOT PASSWORD. If you set up a user, the installation just assumes that you don't want to ever log in as root. So it doesn't ask you for the root password. Oh, gee! How am I going to install packages, huh? Ah, guess what, I should have told it to make a root user in the first place. Ugh. At least Ubuntu got it right (relatively) by letting you sudo.

This problem was "solved" by loggin in with a single-user, by entering the boot menu, pressing e, moving down, pressing e again, and adding a "1" (without the quotes) to the command, pressing enter, and "b" (note that I had to Search The Web to find out how to do this. Why don't they provide such a facility? What a user-unfriendly boot menu. So, I booted as root, typed passwd, entered my password, rebooted.
Alright, I can login as root now!

Then more problems arise. As I'm tired of the stupid mouse pointer getting caged in the VM, I wanted to install the VirtualBox additions. I got an error message that said: "/bin/sh: bad interpreter". Googling didn't work. I had to do /bin/sh VirtualBoxAdditionswhatever.run

Then it told me to install GCC because it wasn't installed.

Oh, great. OK, no problem.

apt-get install gcc

bash: apt-get: command not found.

What? No apt-get?

So I tried yum install apt-get, yum install apt, and nothing happened.

ARGH! Do I really have to stick with an awful package manager? Why don't they just face the fact that rpm SUCKS? Install apt, dammit! And synaptic now that we're at it. Oh, but that would be admitting that our package manager sucks, right? Right. This is why I say they remind me of Microsoft: They suffer a terrible case of the "NIHS" (Not Invented Here syndrome), so they throw at us all their proprietary - er... branded software and we have to stick with it. Why didn't they add apt in their damn repos?

So now I'm still trying to find a tutorial on how to install apt on RedHat. And still not succeeding.

I really don't know why RedHat supposedly "improved" on Debian. It's as if they had embraced and extended it, to stall development and make their users suffer with constant annoyances.

So, if you're gonna try a new distro, do yourself a favor. DO *NOT* try RedHat (or CentOS because it's the same thing). It's a piece of crap.

Update: Just what I needed. After installing synaptic, I couldn't install packages from the CentOS repository (E: Unknown signature /var/cache/apt/archives/gcc-c++-4.1.2-42.el5.i386.rpm: (SHA1) DSA sha1 md5 (GPG) NOT OK (MISSING KEYS: GPG#e8562897). After Googling, it turns out that the CentOS signing key does NOT come installed by default! (For security reasons, they say. WTF?)

Just in case you need it, here's the command:

rpm --import http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

Sheesh. Fixing a broken registry in MS-Windows is much less frustrating than this.