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Monday, April 30

Anime

El Cazador de la Geek

I was listening to the latest Geeknights podcast - not one of my favourites, but I've already listened to all my favourites - and they happened to be capsule-reviewing shows from the current season.

They more-or-less panned El Cazador de la Bruja, which I quite like so far. They agreed that it is pretty to look at, and pretty to listen to, but said that it's a direct remake of Noir, and not worth watching for that and other reasons.  Now, I haven't seen Noir, so it's quite possible that they are right, and if you have seen Noir, you won't find much reason to watch El Cazador de la Bruja.

But then, they liked Bokurano.  A lot.  So you can safely ignore everything they say about El Cazador de la Bruja (and Noir) because they are IDIOTS.

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Kiss Dum - Engage Planet

Books.  Bugs.  Boobies.  Lots of things blowing up.  Cute monsters wreaking havoc.  Ludicrous biology.

They should have swiped the Mk II Plotomatic from Nagasarete Airantou, because this thing makes no sense.

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Lucky Star

Azumanga Daioh recuperating post-charmectomy. Purple hair. A swing and a miss from Kyo-Ani.

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Claymore

Girls with great... big... swords.

But I don't want great big swords!
Son, you live in the conveniently-located desert!  You need all the swords you can get!

Demons.  Demi-demons.  Miscellaneous bodily fluids.  Great heapings of grim and grit, but fairly engaging nonetheless.

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Bishoujo Celeb Panchanne

Hapless highschool housewife... No, hang on.

Beautiful and contented housewife and mother called upon by God to once again take up her magical girl costume and fight evil.

Live action with extra cheese, but the lead actress is pretty cute.

A different take on the Okusama wa Mahou Shoujo theme.

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Nagasarete Airantou

Hapless highschool student drowns while running away from home, washes up on island populated entirely by beautiful but insane ninja girls.  Engage Mk II Plotomatic!

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Seto no Hanayome

Hapless highschool student drowns while on holidays, runs afoul of Yakuza mermaids.

...

Yeah, I think that says everything necessary.

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OverDrive

Hapless highschool student joins the cycling club to win the heart of the prettiest girl in school. Dismally unfunny slapstick.

I won't write this off completely on the basis of a single episode, but it's pretty bad.  Naturally, it appears to be the most popular show of the Spring season.

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El Cazador de la Bruja Ep 2

Strong, though somewhat cliched, followup to the first episode. I could have done without pervert-boy though. It would be nice if Nadie shot him at the start of episode 3, but I expect he'll be around for a while.

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Saturday, April 28

Geek

Whee!

I've had a couple of glitches with mee.nu and the mu.nu beta site over the last couple of weeks when updates didn't go quite as planned. I have a development environment here at Pixy Central, but updates go straight from development to deployment, with nothing in between.  I'd been thinking of getting a new PC or two, so I specced out a staging/test server, and lo, it was cheap.  And then I added a faster CPU and more memory and disk, and lo, it was still cheap.  And then I realised that if I added even more memory, it would still be cheap, and I could run VMWare Server or OpenVZ and use the one box as my development, staging, test, and experimental server all at once.

Between the rising Aussie dollar and generally falling prices, I'm looking at $1000 for a system that's more than twice as fast and has twice as much memory as anything I have now.  That will let me run six or eight virtual environments, so I can have everything live at all times.

Since I say farewell to Haruhi after Tuesday - that's my computer at my old job, and my support contract with them essentially finishes then - this will be the new Haruhi.  And the virtual environments will be Kyon, Mikuru, Yuki, Itsuki, um, Ryoko, Tsuruya, Kyon's two friends - does Kyon's little sister actually have a name?

If it turns out I need a little more power or memory, I can just buy a second one; gigabit ethernet is plenty fast enough as an interconnect for this.  I'm not going to buy eight servers just because I need eight servers, but I can certainly buy two.  The only hard part would be coming up with a matching naming scheme...

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