Monday, September 29, 2008

Asian Emoticons

Danny Choo has a great article with links and information about the use of Asian emoticons. Check it out here.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Final Geass - SPOILER

Spoiler *** Scroll over text to reveal:

The final episode of Code Geass aired very recently and I think the writers gave the most acceptable ending possible (Zero Requiem). Everyone had high hopes of high body counts; but it wasn't really meant to be... Overall, Code Geass is one of the best animes a collaboration between companies has produced. The only problem is the shallowness of having only 50 episodes present the content of easily twice that many.

Oh, and here's the RANT. In the episodes portraying the decisive battle for Tokyo between the Black Knights and Schnizel the ending of Suzaku firing Freya makes NO SENSE. Given that Orange-kun had joined Lulu on the side of *justice* and basic premises of Lelouch's strategic ability it's hard to believe Lelouch would have not given the order to dispell Suzaku's "live" geass. Having believed Suzaku just tried to betray him to Schnizel, Lelouch would not have been holding any lingering loyalty to any friendship. Then again, killing millions with Freya finally made Suzaku less of an EMO-hypocratic-punk-ass-b*t*h.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Lucky Star OVA Reminder

Released earlier today... In case you didn't know (yeah right).

Monday, September 22, 2008

Race Across Azeroth

From Attack of the Blog "Lose 100 Pounds With 'World of Warcraft'"


Fall Anime Preview

Check out Garten's more detailed description of the Fall anime lineup @ Memento.

BOAS watch list is
  • Clannad ~ After Story
  • Gundam 00 2nd Season
  • Kyo no Go no Ni
  • ef ~ A Tale of Melodies (still have to finish A Tale of Memories...)
  • Lucky Star OVA
  • Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter

Sunday, September 21, 2008

LaFlaga Feed C/O Google AJAX Feed API

Implemented RSS feeds from Blog de LaFlaga using Google's AJAX API. Something more dynamic for the frontpage.

Google Code: AJAX Feed API

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

LaFlaga Website Version 4.0

Redesign of LaFlaga's website with an emphasis on simplicity. This new site REQUIRES javascript to be allowed to view correctly. It has been tested using Firefox 3.0.1 and is expected to display correctly with previous Mozilla browsers, Safari, and Opera; NO support is given for IE.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Google Update -- The Process that JUST WON'T DIE

After downloading Google Chrome and trying it for a while... it was back to Firefox for BOAS. But as I uninstalled the beta browser; there was still the menacing process googleupdate.exe always in my task manager. To get rid of it fully I actually had to setup a firewall block on Google Installer and manually `rm -rf` (yes I have that in Windoze...) the entire Google directory from "C:\...\Local Settings\Application Data"--a directory that is hidden but exists! Do yourself a favor, if you plan to dl Google Chrome, please find the offline installer for Google software.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Chrome

Google Chrome (BETA) for Windows

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.

Like saving 3% fuel economy by properly inflating your tires it makes good sense to download Google Chrome.

On another note--Internet Explorer 8: Over 2x “Fatter” than Firefox