Final Fantasy Potion – Relaxin’ With Final Fantasy

February 9, 2006

So the other day, I decided to dive into my collection and search for the Final Fantasy Potion album. It’s a mix of various background music from the Final Fantasy games. As the name implies, the album is designed for relaxing. It accomplishes this task quite well. I came home from school today and felt really frustrated. However, after looping the album a couple of times, I was really relaxed. The soft, melodic tones are really awesome. I definitely recommend this for any stressed person, whether they are a fan of FF music or not. My favorite tracks include Tina, Fragments of Memories, Theme of Aerith, and Troian Beauty.

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Blogging Stereotypes

February 6, 2006

I’ve done some blogging in the day and I’ve come to a couple of stereotypes. I don’t think they are really substantiated and they might be offensive. There may be exceptions, but this is what I’ve gathered from my experience. Please don’t flame me. =p

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The Big Comfy Couch

February 3, 2006

Am I starting a trend of unoriginal titles? Saaa… Anyway, my couch has been annoying me as of late. Last term, I started to read more on my couch, but I only fell asleep more. My couch isn’t particularly comfortable. It’s one of those futon couches. There’s really nothing big nor special about it, except for the fact that it has the magical property of putting me to sleep whenever I sit/lie down on it. This isn’t only with reading; it’s the same thing with watching television. Maybe I should get rid of the pillows. That way, I wouldn’t have an incentive to put my head down. Anyway, I had the stupidest dream when I fell asleep on the thing today. I dreamed that I finished my homework. I’m a pretty big loser if I dream about finishing homework. Argh…So I woke up and found myself sleeping on top of my book and my homework undone. My couch could also have this magical effect of making my dreams seem like reality. Too bad it’s not. I think they should use my couch in Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling, I will let you use my idea of the couch that puts anyone to sleep and shows them their inner desires, but you must give me credit. =]


ATI Makes Things “Better”

February 2, 2006

I’m not really knowledgeable in the world of video cards, but I know what I like. I used to prefer the Radeons to the Geforces. First of all, there was better support for Linux from ATI than from Nvidia. That was one of the pluses. I also had less trouble with my Radeon than with my Geforce. Spec-wise, I didn’t care very much. I didn’t know which one was “better.” I did know which one was easier to use. I’m more interested in compatibility and support than with how many pipes the thing has. Unfortunately, my preference for ATI was a bit short-lived. I reformatted over the break and so I needed to reinstall the ATI drivers so I can get my TV-out working properly. When I went to download the new drivers, I found out that they dropped support for Control Panel in the new Catalyst. Why?! Instead, they force you to use the Catalyst Control Center, which is a pain. It’s a resource hog and it’s slow. It was horrible. Theater Mode locked me into overscan so I was constantly missing parts of the picture. Some people might have TVs where overscan would be preferable, but I don’t. ATI seriously needs to consider the people who aren’t exactly involved in high performance and would much rather have something low-profile that does its job. I did some research to find a minimalistic driver for my Radeon. Seems like they broke TV-out in one of the versions. Then, they fixed it in the version that I had before I formatted. Finally, they locked overscan in the current version. I wound up just getting the version of Control Panel before they dropped support for it. I’m seriously disappointed in ATI. If things continue like this, I would rather ATI stop improving their drivers.


The Apology

February 1, 2006

The title isn’t a reference to Plato. Instead, it’s to the large number of people that I’m obliged to apologize to. For more details, read the rest of the entry, but in short, I just wanted to apologize to everyone I’ve offended. I realize that I’m a pretty big jerk, but I hope you’ll accept my apology. It’s time to grow up and stop doing these stupid things.

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To Heart 2 – 03

January 31, 2006

Continuing the girl-of-the-week schedule, we have Komaki! Unfortunately, much of the episode is about her getting mobbed and her progressive conquests. Atleast she has enough time to stop Yuuji and Takaki from having fun. Later on, she gets mobbed again, in class.This time, even Yuuji and Takaki join in the mobbing. However, she knows how to handle them. She captures and whips them into shape. She even thinks about barcoding them as POWs. Yuuji is scared off and leaves a man behind. Komaki finally makes Takaki her servant. Tama-nee is not pleased. So Takaki revolts and shoots Komaki from the other side of the wall. Fortunately, Komaki is very forgiving and invites Takaki for some tea. Takaki falls for it and the rebellion is squashed. Again, Komaki is mobbed; this time it is by a committee. She fights back against the mob and assimilates them. She celebrates the victory with more tea, but with more snacks. She blushes as Takaki strips his new sovereign and gives her a foot massage.

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To Heart 2 – 02

January 31, 2006

In this episode of To Heart 2, Tama-nee is introduced, looking relatively innocent. She looks like this even though she’s alone with Takaki. What do a girl and guy do together alone in a room? A little bit of this? A little bit of that? Tamaki seems to enjoy it. Takaki, not so much. Neither does Yuuji. It gets worse with Konomi there. Yuuji can’t believe it. The next day, upon finding Takaki’s secret stash, Tamaki decides to take action. Konomi gets some too. Once again, Yuuji can’t believe it. Some time later, Yuuji and Takaki try to escape and run away together. They were unsuccessful. They try hiding. Again, no success. When school begins, they are depressed because Tamaki had transferred in.

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