Aah lasagna's gone!

Sunday, September 30

Rant

Oh My Stars, It's Full Of Pleh

Stargate Atlantis season 4 is here.

First episode is pretty solid, except aah asteroid belt asteroid belt aah!

Yeah, standard bad-scifi subplot since at least, oh, 1890.  I'm sure someone, at some point, has got it right.  I mean, just speaking statistically...

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Thursday, September 27

Rant

Pixy's Tip Of The Day

Never run phpBB and a multi-domain Movable Type installation on one CPanel server.

Don't.  Just....  Don't.

Now I'm off to scan 38,000 files for possible nasties.

Update: Started out just scanning the filenames.  Smart move.  Two Three nasties detected and removed.

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Wednesday, September 26

Anime

Anime Quote-Classics-Unquote



Hmm.  Looks like Youtube is taking a nap.  Oh, there we are.

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Sunday, September 23

Anime

It's Here! It's Here!

After a remarkably poopy weekend, I finally have things mostly sorted out.
  • I have a workaround for the cookie problem that will allow the mu.nu migration to Minx to proceed starting tomorrow.
  • I've locked down all the non-essential stuff in Movable Type and I've implemented a new logging system which tracks all CGI activity, including POST parameters.
  • I found out where my weekly dose of The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe got to: There's a new feed at iTunes, and you have to resubscribe.
  • Episode 12 of Potemayo.
  • Uh, and I found out how to get through Goldor Manor in FFIII.  (Hint: Change jobs.)*
It's a minute to midnight, so I think that's all for today.  Potemayo, and bed, await.

* My characters in FFIII are named Sunao, Pote, Mikan and Kyo.  Unfortunately you're limited to six characters, so no Guchuko.

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Friday, September 21

Blog

Stampeeeede!

The migration is on. smile

Any mu.nu users want to move to Minx, just comment here or email me (andrew -at- pixymisa -dot- net), and I'll make it happen.  I've copied the post from Munuviana into the extended entry for more details.
more...

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Thursday, September 20

Life

It's My Birthday

I can has shiny new Nintendo DS Lite, shiny new Final Fantasy III, and shiny new Terry Pratchett novel.

Sadly, I can also has a few bugs with the theme builder.  I'll take a short birthday break and then dive into the bugpile.

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Wednesday, September 19

Geek

I Need A Bigger Hammer

My footer won't foot.

Grr.

There's a tool around somewhere that shows you div lines overlaying your web page so you can work out where that unwanted space is coming from.  Have to go find it.

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Tuesday, September 18

Geek

Done

1.1 is live. grin

It's now almost midnight here at Pixy Labs, so I'm going to leave it at that for today, but look for all sorts of goodies tomorrow!

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Monday, September 17

Geek

Closing In

I am now running without banner, header, or footer templates.  Everything is running from the new default templates.  The whole thing is theoretically live, but I have a couple of hours of work to do tidying up before I announce anything.

Edit: "Couple of hours" being out by the factor of four that has applied throughout this project.  neutral

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Sunday, September 16

Cool

Ejätsu Tsabbari Tikkari Lallan Tittari Tillan Titsdandulla

(Bumped and updated because Internet Explorer is poopy.)

Stop it with the leek already Orihime!

Ejätsu tsabbari tikkari lallan tittari tillan titsdandulla
dibidabidallaa ruppatirupiran Kurikan kukka ja Kivikan kuu
är tsä tsää ja ribidabidillaa ba ridsan dillan dirlanduu
aba ribbaddaa da ribbaribaa ribiribirisden dirlanduu

For those who somehow (like me) avoided this menace when it hit the net last year...  Here it is.

Click to see the evil.

Song is Ievan Polkka recorded by the Finnish group Loituma.  The animation is known as Loituma Girl or, for obvious reasons, Leekspin. The girl pictured is Orihime Inoue from the anime series Bleach.

This little thingy sparked something of a comeback for Loituma.  Here's a 1995 recording of Ievan Polkka:



And a 2007 appearance:



And an official music video:



There are innumerable variants of the original animation, but most of them aren't worth looking at.  Particularly that hideous thing with the donkey...

When I first saw this clip I immediately realised that the lyrics were gibberish - scat, basically.  So I was rather surprised on looking up the song to find that it was actually a dialect of Finnish known as Savo.

But my ear didn't fail me after all.  Except for a few words - Kurikan kukka ja Kivikan kuu means Kurikka's (a town) flower and Kivikka's (a name) moon - the section of the song used in the animated clip is indeed gibberish.  The rest of the song is in Savo; this part is made up by the singer and varies between performances.  It is interesting that I could tell this without knowing a word of Finnish.

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