Brief watching notes
So, after a lull of many years, I've found myself watching a lot more anime again recently. I blame Knights of Sidonia for part of the increase in watching, and Crunchyroll for the other part of it. more...
I've been watching Knights of Sidonia, although like everything else, in this season of ever increasing overtime, I've been falling behind.
I did facepalm at the idea of 253 mecha firing their engines at once being able to go further than they could individually.
Posted by: Mauser at August 06, 2014 02:39 AM (TJ7ih)
*shrug* I didn't think anything of it until you said something. It made sense to me. Granted it wouldn't work because each mecha still weighs the same and each engine still puts out the same amount of energy.
Oh well. The idea looks cool.
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at August 06, 2014 05:36 PM (T5fuR)
I also thought it was kinda lazy that their fleet compliment (before the loss) was a power of two.
And that they ONLY had type 18 mecha, no longer range scouting/rescue craft.
And why even have two weeks rations on the mech when its working range is less than a day's travel?
But on the other hand... thigh boots, so it's all okay. :-)
Posted by: Mauser at August 07, 2014 01:01 AM (TJ7ih)
a slightly more somber note, I'm starting to think there is a ghost in
the machine. Or at least, I'm learning we leave a bigger digital
footprint behind us than I have expected. I keep finding the name of a friend who passed away several years ago from ALS listed in my phone contacts, favorites, and messages thanks to various information services auto linking things on my phone.
Scrolling contact list,
Your name appears many years later.
iOS Tales of Phantasia pulled?
Well, it looks like Namco Bandai (who's name has changed recently) has decided to remove Tales of Phantasia from the iTunes App Store. Here's to hoping they'll recode it to be a one time purchase with no online needed for anything and no IAP. Okay, they can leave the IAP if they want as long as the game's difficulty isn't adjusted to encourage the use of IAP just to get through fights.
iOS release of Tales of Phantasia
Oh Namco/Bandai... you finally release one of the Tales games on iOS, and yet you disappoint me so. It isn't because of the lack of Retina scaled graphics. It isn't because the intro movie from the PSP version is grainy. No, you went and had to modernize the game and release it for free. more...
The hardest part about going home are the memories. It never quite
matches up to what you remember. In my case, it is made doubly difficult
because I'm not quite in the same world I started in.
ago, I woke up in my bedroom and found that all the sports poster my
older brother had given me were gone. They had been replaced by various
star 'scapes and modern space craft. I ran out of my room and smack into
"Mom, where are all my posters?" My voice cracked a
little bit for old times sake. She leaned into the doorway and looked
into my room.
"Right on the walls where you hung them?"
are not mine. I want all of the posters Brad gave me after he headed off
to State." She did not respond. "You know what I'm talking about. All
his Steelers posters, basketball players, you know!"
"Hon, you've never cared about sports posters. And who is Brad?"
Went to GenCon for the first time ever, had a blast, was sick half the weekend. Spent the other half of the weekend meeting friends I had known for years online.
With my wife going back to school, I've decided to borrow several of her books from last semester to fill some critical gaps in my personal knowledge. See, I wish I knew basic calculus, yet I can barely do basic algebra. So I'm taking some time in the evenings to read up on the Algebra to bring myself back up to speed. Hoping to be working on Calculus by next year.
Found a copy of Tales of the Abyss for the 3ds yesterday. Very happy. While the final fantasy series has always been fun, the Tales of and Phantays star series have long been favorites of mine. Abyss is one of the better ones,though Tales of Symphonia is right up there, and tales of vesperia was good. Once im done actually finishing Abyss, i might have to try and play Vesperia all the way through on the Xbox. Never did finish it.
Memory and the Social Network
While I know it is basically an ad for an upcoming video game, I still find this video rather inspiring. And it also still makes me think too about other issues with our digital revolution. Who is going to be able to read it in ten years, twenty years? Will we be the equivalent of the Gate builders from Stargate SG-1, leaving behind huge cities full of inscrutable texts and unusuable technologies?
My idiot light...
Some days i wonder why i go to bed and stare into my ipad reading or watching something on netflix well into the night. Then i turn it off and remember all the voices in my head that i dont want to hear...
Okay, head is a little clearer now... Iron Man 3 was a very good movie. I think they used the Mandarin, Ben Kingsley, and the Extremis storylines very well. Loved the ending sequence. There is the usual post credit sequence, and it is pretty funny. I want to say more, but for now it will suffice that RDJr, Gwenneth Paltrow, and the rest of the cast knock this one out of the park.
It was well worth the the midnight showing and my craving for brains this morning at the office.
Today is a writing day!!
Time to get ready for Saturday's post. Which means I need to go over the section I want to post and see if there is anything too painfully bad in it. Considering I've recently changed the MC's rank on the ship and such... I probably have some work ahead of me.