I discovered Anki!

Anki is a SRS (spaced repetition system) program that uses flashcards to help you in memorizing things. I stumbled upon this yesterday and I am happy. Installed it in my laptop, registered in ankiweb, and installed it in my ipod touch. Such a deadly combination! It will allow you to study in your laptop or in your ipod and sync the changes! Cool! One thing that I am disappointed about is the media support (audio and images)… as of now, Dropbox no longer allows third party application like this to access the files in their servers. Tsk tsk… BUT there will be changes in version 2 which will no longer depend on file hosting sites like Dropbox. Just have to wait for it. 😀

So far Anki is great and works for me. I will use it to study CCNA and Nihongo.


Starting again…

I will start again today. I will continually learn and aim for my goals. Everyone has 24hrs/day so it is all about how you use your time.

I am now trying to learn Backtrack Linux. I watched a youtube video which is similar to what I have learned during the training I last attended. It is about social engineering — creating a clone website and checking the password of the victim. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQUypy2CEwE

I must try this in my new laptop. This could certainly help in upgrading my resume to a new level!

According to ANN, InuYasha’s Final Chapters will get a TV Anime in Japan this Fall.

This year’s 34th issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine will announce next Wednesday that an Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen (Inuyasha Final Chapter) television adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi’s manga has been green-lit. The anime will broadcast on Japan’s YTV this fall and cover the story in volumes 36 to 56 of the manga — the final 21 compiled book volumes. The original staff and cast will reunite for the new anime adaptation.

Shonen Sunday had promised earlier this month that it will be including a special news announcement about Inuyasha in issue #34. Takahashi had ended the Inuyasha manga in the same magazine last June. She has been serializing a new manga called RIN-NE (Kyōkai no Rinne) in the magazine as well as on TheRumicWorld.com website for North America readers since April 22. Viz Media has been releasing the Inuyasha manga in North America, and it has also released the original 2000-2004 television anime adaptation.

Source: 2channel

It has been also confirmed by Viz through their TheRumicWorld site and also in this ANN news. Wee! ^^

I’m looking forward to this! 😀 I do hope everything will go smooth. More InuYasha stuff yey! XD

Images come from TheRumicWorld and Freelance-Manga.

eso_groupJust this week, I stumbled upon this game: Ether Saga. It is a brand new MMORPG and looks cool (for me). The main site’s URL is http://eso.perfectworld.com/ I love the graphics, animations, the flying items/mounts, pets as shown in teasers like this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFqdFX3EP88 The game has three races namely Renzu-Human, Shenzu-Demigods, and Yaoh-Animal Race (once animals according to their site). Class is divided into six (6):

  • Dragoon (melee attacker, tankers, lance user)
  • Rogue (melee, dagger)
  • Mystic (healers but weird/overpowered according to some due to their offensive skills–meaning they have BOTH healing AND some offensive attacks)
  • Ranger (ranged attackers, bow)
  • Conjurer (range, the mage class, offensive, uses amulets)
  • Shaman (healing skills but NOT good at all compare to Mystic, secondary tank, hammers)


So being excited to try it out at once, I hurriedly checked their download section, grabbed their torrent since it will be my best option and waited for 9 hours to finish (not continuous)—really long because my connection wasn’t that great at all but I endured it. I want to play this game, I told myself. I visited the official forum, some fansites so I can plan ahead about the class I am about to pick once everything is ready. Since I always choose a mage type character in any MMORPG, I decided to go with Conjurer. Their amulets caught my eyes too because it is a little different; it is not-your-ordinary-and-very common-staff or wand. And one spell took my fancy. The Phoenix Flare. I saw this in one of the trailer videos from Youtube and I like it. I love this mythical creature! Even though I will be an Unda Conjurer, still I want to see this spell myself (it’s a Pyr spell; Conjurers main affinities are Unda and Pyra—you can’t be pure Unda or pure Pyra). Below is a screenshot (I think this is the Phoenix Flare):


That nine hours has passed and I installed the game right away, patiently waited for the extraction of all files, verifications, etc, clicked the install button and then…patch which didn’t work at all. It says the patch is too big and must be downloaded manually. So, still eager to play, I went to the site and clicked the patch links. To my surprise, the first patch file has a size of 270MB+ and the other is 160MB+! Well, we can say it is normal considering the graphics of the game. I was like, okay okay. That’s perfectly fine. In exchange for another hour or two of waiting again, I’ll be playing this game that caught my interests. Waited again. While waiting, I browse through the net and something popped in my mind. “Wait, I don’t have an account yet!”…and so, I jumped to their site again and tried to register. BUT—I am very unfortunate. I have already successfully installed the game, have plans with my Conjurer, its build will be Unda/Pyra, Shenzu Race (The Demigods that can equip the wings), with birthday of 7/19 for Ocean Size, Hermetic Winds, Stupify and already downloading the final pieces of the puzzle: the patches BUT to my disappointment I was prompted with this message when I tried to register:

Disabled Region
Our sincerest apologies, we cannot provide service to players in your region or to players using open proxies.
Please contact support at customerservice@perfectworldinc.com to resolve this issue.

WTF! I gradually lose all the excitement and energy that I had just few seconds ago. WTH, tell me they are kidding! I googled it for answer and the result? Players from Philippines cannot play Ether Saga because there is an IP block. According to this, we will have our own version. Come to think of it, we do have Perfect World here being hosted by Level Up! so maybe that explains why. In the future, this company might/will host this game for us. When? I wonder.

Just for reference, allow me to quote the list of blocked regions at this moment.

Hong Kong
North Korea
South Korea

Source: http://forum.mmosite.com/topics/144/200902/03/2934,1.html?time=1233703665#tip28819

Now, I am going to stop downloading the patches and uninstall this game to free up some space. All of my efforts are just for nothing! Tsk tsk! I wish I knew beforehand that this game has IP blocks for some regions. I thought since it is an international game, it is open for everyone. At least, I hope the authorities will consider to put up an announcement somewhere in their first page of the site like “Warning: Some regions are blocked. Please refer for the list here” or something like that. Why? To let everyone know that the game is NOT OPEN for everyone! I wasted several hours for nothing! Please! I am sure I am not the only one who experienced/will be experiencing this. It is REALLY a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT! T_T

To finish this post and to show how my face looked like when I discovered that I cannot play this game, here’s a screenshot:


Oh well, that’s life. Let us just hope, we will have our local version very soon.

All screenshots are from the main site of the game. I do NOT own them.

Whew, here we go again…

Ngaung gabi 7:20pm ng gabi nagpalabas na naman ng bagong advertisement si Villar. Eto ata ung kadugtong nung kahapon. Sa ad, makikita si Villar at Boy Abunda sa bahay ng senador sa Tondo. Dun usap usap sila…nakakainis talaga itong senador na ito. Anu po ba ang gusto ninyong palabasin sa mga ads ninyo? Yes, we do know you experienced poverty and all but why use someone and do an interview much like a segment in The Buzz? WTF! OA na talaga itong senator na ito…Ilang ads pa po ba ang gusto ninyo? Di ninyo po kami nakukumbinse kasi nakakaasar na ang mga ginagawa ninyo. Kung ung winawaldas ninyong pera para sa mga advertisements e ginagamit ninyo nalang sa mga mas mabubuting bagay tulad ng mga programa na marami makikinabang o di kaya i-donate sa charity…mas mabuti pa un e! Kesa ipamukha sa tao na ganito po ako, mahirap ako dati blah blah…wala akong long pants noon, iisa lang ang sapatos. Napakaplastic na po.

10-15 minutes later, nagpalabas na naman kayo. Tapos mga 8:10pm, pinalabas ninyo po uli ung pabahay sabay yakap sa binigyan ng bahay. WTH! Ang punto ko po Mr. Senator, kung busilak talaga ang hangarin ninyong maging Presidente bakit pinapamukha ninyo sa pamamagitan ng ads ang mga nagawa ninyo kahit di pa naman campaigning period? Bakit nag-uubos kayo ng milyon milyon? O kahit di kayo ung gumagastos, do you think di kayo babalikan nung nagpahiram sa inyo kapag Presidente na (which will open to the door of corruption and favoritism)? At kung kayo nga po ang gumastos dahil kaya ninyo naman masasabi ninyo ba sa amin na di ninyo susubukin bawiin yun pag nanungkulan na kayo?

I hope di manalo ang mga taong ganito. Oo nga laging nakapaskil mga mukha ninyo sa mga TV, lagi namin kayo nakikita, lagi ninyo pinapakita na makamasa kayo sa pamamagitan ng pagyakap sa mahihirap, etc…pero di ibig sabihin magiging mabuti kayong Presidente. Tsk tsk…Kung tingin ninyo marami talaga kayong nagawa at lahat un bukal sa loob ninyo, di ninyo po kelangan ipalandakan ito sa TV kahit na di pa 2010. My goodness! Kayo pa naman ang mas dapat nakakaalam ng batas yet kayo ung nagbibingihan at magsasabi na di pa naman nagfifile ng candidacy. Even so, tingin ninyo po ba gagastos kayo ng milyones tapos di naman pala kayo tatakbo? Anu un?

Tsk tsk…Fellow Filipinos, please do vote wisely. Do you want a leader like this man?

My goodness! I saw another ad just few minutes ago. It is about pabahay by Mr. Senator Manny Villar, with the usual “Basta mahirap, tumutulong sa mahirap” finishing line. CRAP! STOP IT! You already had 3 crappy ads before: the Itik and 2 OFWs WTH videos. Are you not satisfied yet? Wow you do have lots of money in your pocket huh!

If you think you will convince us that you are a “good” person by showing these things…well, you are wrong! We were not born yesterday! I swear I WILL NOT VOTE YOU! You don’t deserve the position of being a president!