Posted by: Andrew at Tuesday, November 25 2008 04:19 PM (/uGTr)
Oh, it was dead alright. Dead as a server that has absolutely nothing wrong with it but won't boot because it has a USB thumb drive connected for what turns out to be no good reason but did boot previously with the same USB thumb drive connected so it tooks us six hours to finger the culprit. That's how dead it was.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, November 25 2008 05:49 PM (PiXy!)
MacWassh is fun after a few drinks, accepting it on its own terms. Toradora is a huge hit at our house (we're reminded of the movie "Lion in Winter," in that you don't have to like someone to love them); and Ami should be punched in the face at least once per ep. Index (the character) is very easy on the eyes, but the story is Byzantine and the writing an insult to rooms full of monkeys; gave up after ep.5.
Hyakko showed some promise, but seems to have run off the fansub rails.
Posted by: Tiberius at Tuesday, November 25 2008 04:34 AM (VD/19)
My Kannagi OP video on YouTube is probably about to go offline. Sony has issued a copyright claim against it.
Which is fully within their rights (I think) but bugger them anyway. It's the opening credits. No, I can't even claim fair use, but it's the opening credits.
Interestingly, the claim came from Sony Music Entertainment, who presumably have the rights to the CD release. Not the anime, but the CD.
Still seem to be plenty of other copies of the Kannagi OP online for now. We'll see what happens there.
Update: Apparently they've just released the OP CD single and are about to release the ED single, so naturally being mindless corporate control-bots (this is the same company that brought you the rootkit CD, after all) they're going around removing anything that might interest people in those CDs.
Having said that, the video still works, at least for me.
Meanwhile, I've loaded up the trial version of Flash CS4 and tried out the new H.264 encoding. So far I haven't got a file that will even play, so I can't say what the quality is like yet.
Update: Ah, not actually Adobe's fault there, just a missing codec. Of course, it would be nice if it alerted you to the fact instead of processing the file into something unuseable. A little box that said, oh, "HEY DUMBASS, YOU DON'T HAVE A CODEC INSTALLED TO PLAY THAT FILE, SO WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ME TO DO?!" would be fine.
Update: Okay, the results now play in Flash and QuickTime, but not in Zoom Player.
Corrupted in Zoom Player 5.5, and don't work at all in 6.
I have the Design Premium collection (Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat), but in Australia they offer it as a subscription with free upgrades. So far the total cost of my subscription has been less than the upgrades alone, so I'm doing pretty well. Of course, I worked that out before I signed up...
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, November 23 2008 10:16 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, November 20 2008 12:28 PM (PiXy!)
Speaking of strangeness, on your right column you have a section labeled "topics" which lists the subject lines of recent posts. The first entry is "Aboot" and it doesn't link to anything. The second entry points to your most recent post.
Sorry about the quality, particularly with that last one. Youtube seems determined to squeeze every last bit out of the file size these days. When my copy of Adobe Design Studio CS4 arrives next week I'll re-encode them as Flash H.264 and put up local copies.
That's really the Kannagi OP? That's gotta be the most deceptive OP since Misaki Chronicles!
Well, obviously I haven't seen the whole series yet, but the way things are going it may well turn out to be deceptive the way - aargh, brain fail ... thanks, Google - the Narutaru OP is. That is, once you've seen the show, the OP makes perfect sense.
The Kemeko OP is... yikes! She really stabs a guy in the middle of it?
That's probably a robot.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, November 19 2008 02:52 PM (PiXy!)
Oh, I thought I'd responded. I went insane in August, and haven't entirely recovered, so maybe I dreamed that I responded, or responded in a dream, or something...
Currently, there's no paid membership. You get full access to everything for free.
We'll be reviewing this next year, but in essence what we'll be offering in the future is everything you have now (plus a bunch of new stuff), for free, with one small ad placed on your page; or even more goodies, for a small annual fee.
So for now, don't worry about it.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, November 21 2008 01:45 PM (PiXy!)
OK. Was just hoping to get rid of the (unsold) ad space in exchange for some revenue for all your work. But hey, if you don't want my money....
While I still haven't managed to get SP1 installed (tip: DO NOT INSTALL LANGUAGE PACKS UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO), I have settled on a name.
Nagi it is.
Which raises the question: Just how many anime series are there about high-school (or middle-school) goddesses? Given that I've now used Kamichu!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Kannagi. Not that I really need more than three desktop computers...