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Louise cosplaying as Taiga

Louise cosplaying as Taiga

Currently halfway reading its 2nd volume (novel). And I must say…

“Anyone that said she’s combination of Shana and Louise must have their head’s screws loose.” </exaggeration>

I mean, how in the hell, she (Taiga) have almost no resemblance with Shana and have most of Louise’s trait.


  • Calling her (destined-to-be) boyfriend ‘dog’
  • Lazy
  • Classy
  • Dangerous
  • Tsun2 90% of time
  • Crybaby
  • A (or S) -class zettai ryouiki
  • Etc etc.

Its anime’s character design looks fine to me btw. Dunno why some people complain about it.

I just realized…

…that Diablo II patch 1.12a added capability running the game without the need of CD.

From the changelog:

– If all required Diablo 2 ‘.MPQ’ files are installed on the hard drive, the game will no longer require the CD to play.

For users that originally performed a ‘Full Installation’ and wish to run without the CD, all ‘.MPQ’ files should be copied from the Diablo 2 CDs to the Diablo 2 directory. Most users will only need to copy D2Music.mpq from the Diablo 2 Play CD and/or D2xMusic.mpq from the Lord of Destruction CD.  Mac users will need to copy these music files and rename them to ‘Diablo II Music’ and ‘Diablo II Expansion Music’ respectively.

Anyone who did not perform a ‘Full Installation’ will need to re-install from CD again to ultimately play without the CD. In this case, a ‘Full Installation’ is required, followed by file copy step noted above.

Which is a good thing. Especially because it basically remove the CD protection. 😛

It’ll be ended already??


Next episode is the Finale...

Next episode is the Finale...


Wtf? It seems kinda abrupt… o_o

Like, 1 episode to solve everything. (!)

Totally in contrast with Sky Girls where there’s even an extra episode… Well, Sky Girls is 26 episode, but still. Whatever, lol.

If you liked the series (well, I do) and have money to spare (I don’t. Someone give me money, please? 😀 ), please buy the DVDs when they come out to show your support… And get the series in QUALITY (the BOST ones sucks. And DVD ones should be better). It’ll be released monthly starting from next month (till February, in total 6 volumes).

Calculating bitrate

Use some logic please?

kbps = kilobit(s) per second

1 kilobit = 1000 bits

1 byte = 8 bits

1 megabyte = 1024 kilobytes

1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes

1 hour = 60 minutes

1 minute = 60 seconds

Say you want to encode a 25 minutes video at 175 MB,

175 megabytes in 25 minutes…

179200 kilobytes in 1500 seconds…

119.467 kilobytes for every seconds… (aka KB/s)

955.733 kilobits per second… for video, audio, overheads, etc.

Say the audio is about 128 kbps

Then the video = 955.733 – 128 – extras = 827.733 – extras = about 800 kbps.

Why someone need help calculating it, is beyond me.

oblivious ~ufotable edit~ (‘OMG I sub something’ edition)

Lulz. aether-subs. LULZ.

Source: DVD

avs file:


Encode setting (video – x264):

--crf 12 --level 4.1 --ref 8 --mixed-refs --no-fast-pskip --bframes 8 --b-pyramid --b-rdo --bime --weightb --direct auto --subme 7 --trellis 1 --partitions p8x8,b8x8,i4x4,i8x8 --8x8dct --me umh --threads auto --thread-input --progress --no-psnr --no-ssim --psy-rd 0

Encode setting (audio – aac):

LOL foobar2000 -> convert to mp4 -> q0.5

.ass file: link below

Misc: karaoke is softsub. Video is anamorphic. Lulz

LOL credits:

  • gg: karaoke timer, translator, etc
  • anime-rg: raw provider
  • me: everything else (…is there anything left? O_oa)

[Torrent | ASS file ]

Google Chrome!

Dream comes true

It was released. I’m currently trying it out and looks pretty good so far. The fact that it supports gears is also nice.

Actually, a few weeks ago, I prayed that someone will make a lightweight yet full-featured browser based on WebKit.

And somehow it actually becomes a reality…. o_O

I was liek, LULZ.

Here are short list of what need to be fixed, from my short usage experience:

  1. shift-enter and ctrl-shift-enter for .net and .org*
  2. autofill
  3. a title bar?

*its functionality can be considered replaced by “something”… try it and you’ll understand what I meant. 😛

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Reason to use Vista

For me, it’s mainly this:

integrated search and multisized thumbnail

integrated search and multisized thumbnail

Basically, on programs that support Vista, its open/save dialog box will have this freakingly useful feature: integrated search. It’s also useful on Explorer.

Some programs still have to be fixed to work better with Vista though. Notably Media Player Classic, OpenVPN, meGUI, and some more.