Sunday, December 13, 2009

Still alive here!

Well, the semester is almost over and as usual I forgot that I had a blog. (50% of the times were sheer laziness) I’m just gonna stroll down random crap across these few months with 120% of boredom! Eh…


End of August: Class starts and… well I got to beat my professor in the first day.

September: Usual routines, won a laptop in a really random way that I still don’t know how I won it.

October: More routines, but everything felt so normal. Got my laptop at the end of the month. R4 got stolen as well…

November: TURKEY. Also played Rockman.EXE Operate Shooting Star. A little disappointed, but it was still good.

December: Currently waiting 3 more days for the PWI expansion.


As dull as the summary may be, there’s a lot of stuff that I missed that’s hard to convey with words.


Random stuff:

2009-11-24 21-49-44 Still haven’t lost my camera instincts <3. The reason for me posting this is that I finally got something that can troll people. Thus, the following picture:

2009-11-30 17-43-37

The entire set may have cost $10, but seeing everyone’s reaction… Priceless.


Video corner: I was wandering on YouTube last night and found this nice piece of music a la ZUN. Some phantasm stage done in danmakufu. However, the music is just… wonderful.


There’s also Mystical Chain which is epically awesome. I don’t have recordings of myself so I’ll just grab one.


That’s it for the random posting because I had spent so much time without posting any kind of crap in here stuff…

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vidya part 2 - (because 3.5? o,.,o)

So… Version 182 of Perfect World just came. It’s huge size, most of it is due to refinements and additions to what I finally recorded yesterday (so lazy). It’s the place for them Tideborns that are supposed to come soon. The site had a screenshot of something I haven’t seen, and when I was looking around I saw more land over the horizon. As a screenshot junkie, it was camera get and go!
Usually I just align the camera and shoot. This time I went full video. (I think this shows that I love pre-release stuff)

I should fix the title sometime… eh…
Anyway: Music is Sky Ruins from UFO. Maybe I should’ve gone with the Stage 4 one. >.>

I almost forgot, I used audiosurf for the first time yesterday. Pure win.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Misc Update

I think I enabled to be notified when someone leaves a comment. So I shouldn’t find comments months after it was posted.




*goes back to easy mode*

Just because #3 – Vidya post

I didn’t have class today (yay!) so I decided to record a little something because I was bored.

5:55 Time… nice. (I just noticed that)

Other than this, I’ve also fallen in love with “Heian Alien”. Improvisation + ZUN = Pure Win.


Let’s see, woke up early as usual to get 2 BHs in Perfect World. Just one today. Went to college, my professor was absent. I want to eat something, there’s nothing to eat. I’m seeing a pattern here.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Just because 2


Found it on the nets, it’s spiffy, I like.

Non informative post, needs to get weirder. (Yes I am bored)

Just because

Last post was from 1 week after vacations started. I totally forgot about this and very few comments that go unnoticed because I have no freaking way to know when they are posted.

Stuff has happened since then, most noticeably the changing college part. Usually, I’d narrate parts of it but since it just brings me pain and diarrhea, I’m shortening it to “I was fed up of my old college so I decided to gtfo and have it kiss my fat ass.” I still go visit my friends though.

ZUN and Tasofro released their stuff not long ago and man that was awesome. Nothing more can describe it.

I confessed to my mother about some things that have been plaguing me for 2 years and I have to say, even though I cried my eyes out that weird weight on my shoulders were gone.

Grind grind grind. Spent the vacations trying to reached Lv90 in Perfect World. Failed miserably and am still on 85.

And uh stuff. Additionally, I’m editing posts not made by me adding [Guest Post] to the title since the “by –someone-“ thingy is gone.

One more thing


That thing below the arrow… What the fuck is that thing?!

Blah, I can’t think of something else so post ends here

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Online Gaming

I’m sure that at least 2 out of 5 people that reaches this page through the depths of the internet has used an online game. Some haven’t, some think it’s the only kind of game there is, which is creepy. I have to admit, they’re addictive as hell. Despite me being shy and all, it’s nice to play with people globally.

Sometimes I wonder how the hell I reached Lv 75. All I do is procrastinate, walk around, talk, and complain about the quests and lag. Not to mention die a lot.


However… people can change. Those who started low with you go through different paths. There are good and bad ways to do this. For example, I left my guild to explore new things, people, etc. Now they’re just doing it wrong by abandoning the lower lvs in search of money and more nifty things.

It’s very sad having to head out across the entire game to learn harsh truths about the people you’ve spent time with. All for those who still care.

2009-06-09 10-18-10

As long as things don’t go to waste, I’m fine. Time for me to ignore everything and just have fun.

Now I’ll just leave with something completely random and unrelated. A ZUN-styled video! Er… yes, I do random things.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Techie’s Toy: Virtual Windows XP

There’s been a little something something (not a repeated typo) called Virtual Windows XP, Ze. This little app, feature, or as I like to call it, toy, is supposed to be Microsoft’s answer to FINALLY kill XP for good. Ironically you end up using XP anyway, but not in the same way…

The setup is very easy, if some corporate place or person or admin or whatever the hell he/she is fails or finds this difficult to set up deserves to be hit… hard.

This is all just a prepackaged virtual machine that allows you to use programs without opening the VM itself… technically…

Upon setup you are visited with a simple XP installation:



To use applications, just add a shortcut to the Programs folder in the All Users start menu folder or better yet, have My Computer as a shortcut; this can make it easier to browse through XP.

Don’t like the default view of XP? Always used Visual Styles? You’re gonna love the fact that since you’re basically running XP just uxtheme it and use the VS of your choice.


So this is pretty much it, a very convenient Virtual Machine. Seriously, if companies continue hugging XP after this, my faith in humanity will just shatter.

Now it just needs 32-bit color support and I’ll be happy.

Sunday, April 26, 2009



(Image from The Soup)

Friday, April 3, 2009


Yup, it's that time again. New season, new template, new excuses to write random crap.

I was aiming for a more spring-ish look, but this'll do. So... yeah... beware of falling rocks.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Opportunity: Installing Windows 7 on a Netbook.

I’ve seen it on Nico before, a Netbook running Windows 7 and Touhou at the same time. It wasn’t until 2 weeks ago when my sister brought over a new Netbook from a friend for me to check it because “it was slow”.

It was new, and the only thing that he installed by himself was Office. It took about 15 minutes to boot up and I am not making this up. After I saw the wonderful combination that was XP and McAfee, I was like…

And then I had a flashback to that video. So I just went ahead and extracted an iso into my external hard drive and started installing it. The first part of the installation, that took place in XP took about an hour. After restarting, even the mouse was smooth and it went by a lot faster (say… about 20 minutes)

Flawless, it ran! Sure, the wifi driver is a little suckish, but it ran perfectly and about 10x times faster than the XP installation it had. The owner was also happy.

So… Acer Inspire One + Windows 7 = Good

Side note: I’m watching from a distance a similar netbook with XP on it, and it looks quite saddening.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

ZUN is back! Touhou 12 is imminent!

The guy never ceases to amaze me! I did not know that Reitaisai was this weekend, so my “must check ZUN’s Blog” senses were turned on when I saw /jp/ behaving oddly and I saw a really bad mockup for the game.

Touhou Seirenbune ~ Unidentified Fantastic Object is the name of said game and below is a translation (thanks to of ZUN’s post.



Commemorate! Touhou Project No. 12: Touhou Seirenbune

Well, scratch that. Don’t commemorate. Touhou Project No. 12:

“Touhou Seirenbune ~Undefined Fantastic Object.”


It feels the same as always, but I’ve fixed and balanced scoring. It’s fairly challenging.

I looked into difficulty a bit. Mm, it’s a bit easier now.

The story, in a nutshell:

“A rumor began in Gensokyo that, ever since some time before Spring, a treasure ship has been spotted in the sky. ‘What great luck!’ thought some,  and scrambled to board that ship. That’s why there were black shadows flying at high speed behind the ship.”

Something light-hearted like that. Sanae’s playable in this game, so that makes three. Each person had two objectives, but chose to chase the treasure ship (?) flying at high speeds.  It’s an almost astonishingly light-hearted plot… but.


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The game is slated for completion Summer 2009.

There will be demo CDs for sale at Reitaisai, on March the 8th. If you’re interested, bring your pot stand or something.

The demo will be three stages, just like always. Actually, this game is ridiculously conventional. I started feeling nostalgic at some point.


Commemorate, indeed!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ubuntu Linux - First Impressions [Guest Post]

Yesterday, I was finally bored enough to install a free OS that many claim is the "future of computing" and arguebly the best OS ever. Just a reminder, I'm not going to go too deep in this first impression. I'm also going to compare it to OS X (Macs) and Windows.

Ubuntu starts up with a similar boot screen as Windows XP's and higher. It boots noticeably slower then Mac OS X, about the same time as most Windows PCs do. Not surprising. When it finally boots, up, you see your desktop. When I first saw Ubuntu, years ago, I thought that it looked akward and unclean. To a lower degree, I still feel the same. There's just too many buttons, and little style. Other then that, it's pretty decent. Applications and other things are easy to find, and you won't find youself using the search box as much as you do in Windows, and sometimes even in Macs. It comes with a wealth of applications, I can remember Firefox and GIMP. Firefox runs "meh" and the text onscreen looks terrible, I must say. But I won't use that against Ubuntu - it was probably the lack of personal configuration. Talking about configuration, Ubuntu is pretty good with that. Comes with a few themes, only like, 5 wallpapers, and some visual effects which I can't try (Virtual Machines...). GIMP runs amazingly. You can guess it was made for Linux.

Though I haven't tried it to a full extent, all Ubuntu is is a decent Windows clone. That is all.

This post was posted on 2/16/09 @ 9:19 PM EST and 6:07 PM UST.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Wait… the Windows Live Essentials installer works on Server?

I decided to try the downloadable installer for Windows Live Essentials to see if I could grab Writer along the way and I am indeed surprised that Server OSes are supported. So… I guess that the previous post should be referred as the Windows Live Messenger 2009 Standalone Installer.

Oh, and besides sacrificing Media Center for the Server Manager. I really don’t see the difference between 7 and 2008 R2! Which is awesome!

There are also many things that hurt your brain… I just witnessed one.

Confirmation: Windows Live Messenger 2009 on Server 2008/R2

Fueled by my massive boredom streaks, I got ahold of Windows Server 2008 R2 after I had surrendered my DVD's last month. The good news is that the installers that I uploaded do infact work.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Seriously, people, you need stop complaining about Windows 7 [Guest Post]

Unlike Wolf, I haven't upgraded to the Windows 7 beta. Yet. Well, read this article about the UAC control. Apparently, people are going crazy because it's less annoying and is less protective.

Well excuse me.

Most PC mods (as in, the general term) these days have you disabling UAC anyway, so why the hell is it a problem? We didn't have UAC on the ever-great "Windows XP". Hell, we didn't even have Windows Defender (which doesnt do crap in Vista). But yet, people think XP is STILL more secure. Honestly, I don't see how hard it is to press a "Continue" button. Obviously, Windows 7 (and hopefully Defender) will be more secure anyway. And I read an article that says that there is no way for malware to travel to your computer without the users consent, anyway.

Posted at 3:25 PM UST and 6:31 PM EST on 2/5/09.

Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Final) for Windows Server 2008 / R2

I'm gonna pretend there isn't a post about M&M's below...

Anyway, I had realized that the old installers are indeed old. So I got hold on the standalone installers that are necessary to run Windows Live Messenger. However, I could only get Dr. Watson x64. I'm not sure if it's needed, but you can try to ignore that if installing it on 32-bit. Besides, the majority of Server users use x64 anyway.

As usual, leave the Messenger installer for last.

Note: I am assuming that it works. I no longer have my Server DVD's, so I can't do direct testing. The files are similar, so it should work fine.

Download: Windows Live Essentials (Messenger Only) for Windows Servers

This should iron out any confusion from the Beta 3 installer. If any questions arise, please do comment.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Boredom DOES lead to drugs. Sort of. [Guest Post]

Okay, my first real post. I'm going to post about...freakin M&Ms.

Peanut. M&Ms.

These things are freakin drugs. Why? Well, before that, I want to say, that NO ONE FREAKIN GOES ON AIM OR MSN OKAY GO ON PLEASE IM SO BORED. Okay, now that that is out of the way, I will say that M&Ms are like drugs. How?

1. They are addicting - Right now, as I speak, there is an almost empty back of peanut M&Ms. I cannot. Stop. Eating. Dunno why. I just can't.

2. They make you anerexic - Sort of. After I opened this bag, I completly lost my appetite for the reast of the day. Hell, 2 days. Stupid M&Ms.

3. They make you craaaaazy - Have you ever seen me eating these on Xbox Live? Well, you'd know that they make me like, drunk almost.

4. They "increase" your love life - Sort of. Well, if you are one of my friends who reads this, you'll know I talk about that girl I like EVERY FREAKIN WAKING SECOND IM ONLINE GOSH. Reason? M&Ms. Peanut. M&Ms.

5. Why the hell am I not sick? - After all, they are PEANUT M&Ms. You know, the ones with salamanella.

Posted at 7:23 PM UST, 10:23 PM EST on 2/4/09.

Hai Guys :D [Guest Post]

Hey everyone, I'm a new author, a friend of the (self proclaimed) "admin overlord" and I randomly asked him if I can write on his blog. Luckily, he let me do it. :D

Well, obviously I'm not going to put a this post. That's kind sketchy if you ask me. I'll probably post something after this.

Since the post date and time thing doesn't work well, I'll just post it here:

Posted 7:16 PM UST, 10:16PM EST, on 2/4/09.

Edited twice, time does not matter.


The shit works!




(This is not an informative post and is merely a way of saying that I'm under the effect of it.)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Quickie: Restore the Windows 7 Boot Screen

It may happen to some that the Windows 7 Boot Screen disappears and is replaced by Vista’s. To remedy this, just:

bcdedit /set {current} locale en-US

via command prompt

It worked on me, so it should work on others.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Excuse to post: Too much crap to talk that no one really gives a damn about but I really don’t give a damn about the others who already don’t give a damn and is currently doing an unnecessarily long post title just to entertain the reader a little before going onto the wreck that is this post. It is clearly from the mind of a really bored person. Bored enough to still be writing this title… Okay… I’ll stop now.

I find myself thinking on how times change quite a lot. My life itself is pretty dull, but I like to take myself on a trip of how I’ve spent my internet time across these years.

To think that I started out my soloing with AOL. I needed an ISP at that time (10th grade) and had a Frisbee trial CD so we went with it. I was limited, but at least it was not a 14 Kbps connection, so I really did not mind that much. I could finally update my computer which I really hadn’t done before. Most of that time is very foggy.

I still carried a couple of things from the even-before times. Like the SPC music I had on my sister’s old computer (and by old, I mean Windows 95). In fact, I’m currently listening to one of them 6 years later. I’ve always liked videogame music, it breaks away from the standards that we hear everyday on radio, CD’s, etc. I’ve always found myself to be different, and I was right.

Not much after, I encountered the customization world, which at that time was ruled by WindowsBlinds (according to my point of view at the time). At first sight, I was shocked. It felt like I could break a century old tradition and try to make my PC my way. By that time I was also getting into technology news. I still remember a few things of the whole Sasser, MyDoom, etc crap and the Windows XP Service Pack 2 craze. Good times indeed. (Good as in everything was a ---- chaos that it amused me.)

On the personal side, I’ve somehow developed an interest toward werewolves. Of course, it means that it managed to pass my criteria (Note: Hard criteria is HARD). Also, at the same time I was starting out in a Rockman.EXE community. With that happening, I was also following a site that specialized on Pokemon Glitches (wut?). Basically, it’s the only thing that makes them take a special place inside of me. The others suck anyway, but hey, I left a footprint there. (If only those carts would just burst into flames…)

Much later on I was doing another werewolf image search (Go Google!) until I stumbled upon what happened to be a desktop screenshot of a wallpaper and a Winamp skin of a quite intriguing werewolf. It was blue, and I’m quite the sucker for blue. So yeah, more Google adventures awaited!

Detouring a little, around that time, I was also hooked with OverClocked Remix and a bit after came to me the wonderful thing that was StarFox 2. Geeky moments arose. Which reminds me, I need to get a certain MP3 from there…

After having dried up my resources from familiar sites, I decided to go further in. I decided to search across the Japanese intarwebs and expand my search results. I have to say… It was… Oh it was just so ~~~ AWESOME! Along the route, I once again stumbled onto something. This time, it was the Vista Transformation Pack. MORE AWESOME! Ever since that time I’ve been the king of customization locally. Nobody seemed to customize their computers, so a little used to be a lot. There were many other things that were happening during all of this time, but this were the most common ones. A common routine if you may. Time passed, and with the exception of the whole Vista thing, I was pretty much happy with what I had. Of course, other things like Haruhi, Okkusenman, multiple Rockman games addiction modo, etc. (Crap, I geeked it too much there)

I practically had drained out all of the content that was relevant to my interests so I put my attention on tech sites trying to expand my computer knowledge. I couldn’t just stand by idly with my OEM license and just basic information forever.

Of course, it wasn’t until someone opened up the gate to the domain of ZUN. I pretty much became a Touhou whore, but I can’t stop praising the guy. So much awesome in a body with a liver of steel.

At this point I’m pretty much rushing my thoughts due to reaching the fourth page according to my notebook in which I’m writing this post draft (and currently making changes as I type it). Now the most recent thing (while skipping A LOT of content) has been playing Perfect World (and here I thought I was never going to play a mmo). I started out as a joke and just to please my friends. As time passed, I grew on it. Let’s just say that there’s much to be seen as you level up in a game with people on all the time.

Studying at the university, working as a computer technician, ZUN fanboy, and a slow net game player. This is what I currently stand by as (got a problem with that?). There are MANY things untold, but most of them are quite personal, if not forgotten. Still, it’s fun to look back at what kind of files existed back then.

The most interesting part… No knowledge of what will come.

Maybe… I might do an attempt at those 4comas (koma?) about them silly lag spikes while playing or something someday.

And after typing all of this… my back hurts… Well, back to werk. (<not a typo)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yay UxTheme patch!

Short post start!

The x64 version of the Windows 7 (7000) UxTheme Patch has been released!
This means that there needs to be no more waiting!
I'm short of time, so...
Look for the Awesome Smiley on the previous post!

Short post end!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Vacationing, musings, and 7.

Hopping into the new Windows 7 build during the Christmas season. My semester ended awfully late, so what better way to start wasting my vacation by <snip> the Windows 7 Beta!

I can’t really be super impressed seeing as I used 6801 and 6956 and spoiled myself with it. However, it really smells like it’s been polished like a couple of times before it was released. Let’s just say that I feel like I’m not beta testing at all. No errors, no bugs, very few minor app compatibility, excellent driver support (even for my recently bought, new graphics card). Not even the CEIP error has appeared and the task scheduler error is gone (man, that’s old).

I did manage to see a Red Screen of Death for a split second, about half a minute of a black screen, then a BSoD containing something about less or not equal or something close. Thankfully I wasn’t alone, but I can’t back up my information with evidence due to not having a picture. I tried to get it again and record it, but it just did not want to reappear. This happened on Build 7000 x86. After a failed install of what I think it was MagicISO and an attempt to use System Restore without a Restore Point from the startup repair tool which I ended up restarting the computer.

So, yeah. Everything’s going smoothly, a few people I know have tried it and love it. This includes a Linux user who has spent a great part of his life bashing Windows and came with the statement:

“I can't
believe I'm saying this
windows 7 is nice..

the driver support is amazing
aero and sounds work on my laptop without me having to install anything” <- taken from the log

yay <- What is expected, what we got.

And that’s it. My first and last post during vacation. Tomorrow I start another semester. This one will be hard, but all in all…

Also, I got me a Pixiv account! The place is just AWESOME! No point in giving out my account because I can’t draw… yet. It’s just awesome.