Saturday, December 31, 2005

Chu Ju

WTF is with the slow pace of Parakiss 10?! I thought, this is it; finally the best part, but nooooo. For the love of god just show the dress already!

Friday, December 30, 2005

La Flaga Webring News

BOAS has been coding like mad today to bring some updates to the Flagasphere!
1. Da Capo gallery up on [M a c A n u]
2. New look for [N e t S l u m] to increase browsing speed
3. Flickr utility to generate picture gallery HTML code from Flickr source

Wandering Samurai Chronology

Watsuki Sensei's famous Tale of the Meiji Era, Rurouni Kenshin has a certain timelessness to the story that makes viewing the work in any order wonderful. However, here are two consistent sequences that most anime viewers enjoy:
1. Time Consistent: Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Trust ->Rurouni Kenshin OVA:Betrayal ->Rurouni Kenshin TV series -> Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Reflections.
2. Manga Consistent: Rurouni Kenshin TV series ->Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Trust -> Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Betrayal ->Rurouni Kenshin OVA: Reflections.
And there you have it.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

qGo Gnu Go

A little combination of GNU Go engine and qGo graphical interface for a "Go-ing" good time!

qGo @sourceforge

3rd SEED?

From AnimeNewsNetwork; there are rumors of a 3rd Gundam Seed project!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

[M a c A n u] Gallery Shuffle!

New Gallery section in [M a c A n u], featuring Shuffle! wallpaper!
[M a c A n u]Gallery::Shuffle!

Winter Holiday Boredom Fix

Even though it's past Christmas, i.e. the most boring day of the year; winter break is a long monotony of family, rain, more rain, and nothing to do. Hence here are some cool websites that will eat hours upon hours of your very existence.
1. Machinima: Cinema a la Jeux de Video. Don't worry it's not in French but here you can view innovative and hilarious cinematic works done with in-game video engines.
2. The Daily WTF: I've mentioned this one before; for the programmers.
3. Anime Galleries Net: Tons of pics. A mountain of effort just to view them all!

Monday, December 26, 2005

Honey & Clover Special 1/2

Included on the DVD version of the series in Japan, it's a gaiden episode with little or no concern to the storyline. Still it has the ham man!

Full Review and information at Memento

Sunday, December 25, 2005


Lord's new five-person company, the ambitiously named Pioneers of the Inevitable, is building a piece of digital-music software called "Songbird," based on much of the same underlying open-source technology as the Firefox Web browser.

A Firefox for music? | CNET

Hopefully this will make a Linux port as well ^.^

Saturday, December 24, 2005


It has come to my attention that some people (x/z ahem...) don't know the subtle differences in Japanese honorifics. The following list is ordered in terms of formality the top being the most formal.
1. Sama (Kaku) - Lord (Excellency)
2. Sama - Lord
2. Dono - Sir
3. San - Mr. or Miss
4. Senpai - Upper classman
5. Kouhai - Under classman
6. Kun - Guy familiar or younger female in professional realm
7. Chan - Girl famliar or young child of any gender
8. Tan - Cutesy misprounciation of -san used to denote intimacy
9. Rin - intimate familiar
10. Chi - Younger intimate familiar
11. (No honorific) - intimate familiar

[N e t S l u m]

[N e t S l u m], a subdivision of La Flaga network is up and running while under construction. Head over to La Flaga and check it out!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Holiday Anime Flicks

Some recommendations for good anime holiday viewing pleasure:
1. Galaxy Express 999: A heart warming tale of one young boy's journey into manhood and the eternal fight against mechanization. Board the Galaxy Express and you'll never know who you'll meet!
2. Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi Epsiode 0 Special: Aoi Santa. Enough said.
3. Honey & Clover: Christmas banzai! Papapayapa!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

43rd Mersenne Prime

On December 16th one of GIMPS' computers reported a new Mersenne prime! An independent verification is expected to complete as early as December 25th. Full details about the new prime and its discoverer will be available shortly thereafter.

Mersenne Prime Search

Monday, December 19, 2005

The Bishonen Game

A new online game created by yours truly BOAS. Play it over at fun stuff a La Flaga and test your gender might!

The Bishonen Game

Sunday, December 18, 2005


[Jigoku Shoujo] 12.17.2005

Ningen's Anime Wallpapers

Another quality wall from Ningen

Saturday, December 17, 2005


Paradise, truly beautiful... (tear...).

Halo Zero

2D fan game based of Halo. Try it out, it's free!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Patriot Predemise

(AP) -- Sixteen provisions of the USA Patriot Act expire December 31 if not renewed by Congress: - Patriot provisions set to expire - Dec 16, 2005

Memoirs of a Geisha

This is one movie I really want to see this year. I mean giant Apes and Lions are fun but the mystical wonders of the Animal Universe (They can wait for DVDs). But Memoirs of a Geisha offers mystical wonders of a different kind... Anyway, how is it that the two main Geisha actresses are played by Chinese women? No offense to Zhang Ziyi or anything but did they not have casting in Japan for the main role? As it stands it looks like a bad union of Crouching Tiger and The Last Samurai... Oh the horror. Regardless, I wanna see this movie!

Perversions in Programming

The Daily WTF

WTF [programming code] is that? Good stuff FOO!

Ciel Tony Pin Ups

Head over to flaga flickr to see a variety of Ciel Tony pinup girls collected from all around the interwebs!

Here's The True Songstress Lacus Clyne! -->

Flaga Flickr

Mona Lisa's Smile

Mona Lisa 'happy', computer finds Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. A computer has been used to decipher the enigmatic smile of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, concluding that she was mainly happy.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Mona Lisa 'happy', computer finds

What did you really expect?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

MTV Microsoft MP3s

Microsoft and MTV are reported to have banned together to launch an online music service that will compete with the likes of Apple, Yahoo, and Real Networks. This may mark the first time in history that an online music download service will have no actual music on it?!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Laissez Faire

Animé, piracy and profitsThe Japanese-style animation business has figured out a way to live with piracy and keep fans buying

FORTUNE: Anime producers battle through piracy concerns - Dec. 13, 2005

Monday, December 12, 2005

Naruto New Year

Cartoon Network will be having a 17-episode Naruto marathon on New Year's Eve. It will begin at 2:30 PM EST, and air consecutive episodes for 8 1/2 hours.

Anime News Network - Anime News

What'sn U'r Bookshelf?

SwitchProxy Back

The return of functionality for SwitchProxy Tool with version 1.3.4 is now available! I couldn't be happier, finally that eyesore on my Firefox browser is gone! Ah, the pretty...

Sunday, December 11, 2005

TP Teen Scene

Orange County's is covering a story about a "shocked" mother who discovered that her 11-year-old daughter had borrowed Peach Girl from the local library's "young adult collection." The volume in question deals with drugs and date-rape.

Anime News Network - Tokyopop Manga Draw Negative Attention

Peach Girl? That sucked anyway!

Happy Holiday Hopes

What I want for the holidays!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Loudeye AWOL LOL

"Loudeye Corp. said today it is closing its anti-piracy unit, Overpeer, Inc., in an effort to cut costs. Overpeer is best known for polluting P2P networks with garbled digital files

Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters

One down.

Friday, December 09, 2005


Have you ever found yourself being too erudite for your own good? Stay with me now ye of little attention; imagine that you're with friends who you haven't seen in some time and suddenly a mundane question or proposition turns into an onslaught of calculus and number theory. One asserts that all integers are interesting and then goes on to prove the claim through mathematical induction. Or another questions how to make cars go faster and their aquaintance speeks greek about the flux of the wind vector field across the infinitessimal surface area of the car body. Are these people being learned or just jerkasses? That's for you to decide, but consider if you will Sigmund Freud's theory of fixations while judging those who would seem like total jerks without.


The future of HTML, Part 1: WHATWGThe Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group's approach to improving HTML

The future of HTML, Part 1: WHATWG

The move into full on hardcore XHTML. Does this really matter to the end user? I mean all your websites will still operate in the same way. Don't try to be like web 2.0 guys, it's embarrassing -.0?!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

So you want thumbnailed pictures ehh?

The same script that writes HTML picture gallery code has been paired with the extremely useful mkthumb command line tool. Get the zipped file here.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Wanna know how to make those annoying animated gif avatars that everyone and their mother has? Do you have Adobe ImageReady? Good then read up!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


La Flaga has been completely overhauled but excuse our dust construction is still in progress!

Okay some bugs were fixed as of 12/7/05

The Oracle of Bacon

The Oracle of Bacon

UVA Computer Science: The Oracle of Bacon at Virginia

U'know that game where you try to link Kevin Bacon to almost any Hollywood actor (sorry Bollywood guys). Well it's actually hardcore graph theory everywhere including the University of Virginia

Monday, December 05, 2005


One day...five episodes...930 MB... happiness! ^.^


Lawrence Koomson is a doctor living and working in London. On the face of it, he seems no different from any other young man but Lawrence has a secret.

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Man, 33, seeks puberty

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Rice not nice

Read the letter that won the internet governance battleCondoleezza Rice's missive to the EU

Read the letter that won the internet governance battle | The Register

Friday, December 02, 2005

Pop Yahoo Japan

Yahoo Japan has released a list of the most popular searches in Japan; anime entries among the list include:

1. Gundam (overall #16)
2. Naruto (overall #35)
3. Gokusen (overall #43)
4. Bleach
6. Fullmetal Alchemist
7. The Prince of Tennis
8. Doraemon
9. Negima
10. Dragon Sakura

So you want picture webpages eh?

Try this linux BASH shell script that yours truly BOAS wrote in his negligence of actual work. It's still in version 1.0 and won't make actual thumbnails yet; but I'm working on it! Till then have fun it's open source, just don't be a prick about it.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

SHUFFLE!!!!! 19

I just want to say
So much drama, such intense emotions, so many mental illnesses! I want MORE!!!