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mikealwaysdiary:

Some more shots from Omnicon

(via kitty-toast)

kitty-toast:

Some photos of our K-On! Singing cosplay at Omnicon (July 26th) in South Texas.

Yui - http://melzjelly.tumblr.com/

Mio - http://wise-wolf-holo.tumblr.com/

Azusa - Myself

Ritsu - Vanessa

Photos by http://mikealwaysdiary.tumblr.com/

Odyssey Vs Online

As a fan of Ragnarok Online and a PS Vita owner, I had to purchase Ragnarok Odyssey, a 3D action-RPG based heavily on the aforementioned MMO. After playing this game for a little while, I was very disappointed. It follows a trend in MMOs that’s been taken from RPGs. Although the game features many different stats, they are entirely based on your class and are otherwise completely out of the player’s control. This was the main feature of Ragnarok Online that kept me playing and made the game interesting.

Want a character that can use battle magic, but relies on physical attacks for the majority of it’s damage? An assassin like class that uses support magic instead of physical attacks? Odd combinations like that and the fun of always discovering new ways to play were what kept me playing Ragnarok Online since closed beta. Odyssey, however, lacks this.

All stats are statically set by which class you choose and how far through the game you are. They tried to add a customizable build system through the use of interchangeable cards which all have different levels of status effects such as, “Strong Sanctuary Lv.1” or “Aliment Bow Lv.1”. Now, I’ll admit, this does a bit of depth to the character you make and the game is pretty solid for a hand held action-RPG, but this does not even come close to the stat customization found in Ragnarok Online.

I find most MMOs that have been coming out lately, especially the cookie-cutter F2P ones, use the class system to statically set all stat points. This is probably done as it’s much easier to balance and get the game out the door faster so the companies can start earning capital quicker, but such a choice comes at a cost.

Here’s to all the old RO gamers out there. One of the oldest screenshots I have. It’s survived being transferred from more PCs than I can even remember. Good times. 

krisstraub:

Thanks for sharing this!


More programmers should see this. It’s not just art such as illustrations, comics, music, or videos having their creator’s names and sources removed. All too often I see code being taken from source forge or github and posted somewhere else in a project with all the original comments removed. When you remove comments from the code you’re using that was taken from another project, I see that as stealing. Depending on the license used, such as any code on github without a specified license, it’s illegal and people have been sued over it. 
It’s easier, more accurate, and better from a legal standpoint to just give credit where credit is due.

krisstraub:

Thanks for sharing this!

More programmers should see this. It’s not just art such as illustrations, comics, music, or videos having their creator’s names and sources removed. All too often I see code being taken from source forge or github and posted somewhere else in a project with all the original comments removed. When you remove comments from the code you’re using that was taken from another project, I see that as stealing. Depending on the license used, such as any code on github without a specified license, it’s illegal and people have been sued over it.

It’s easier, more accurate, and better from a legal standpoint to just give credit where credit is due.

(via rucykitty)

It is okay to be uncomfortable in your skin, to not have it together, to be fearful… [x]

I almost never reblog anything. Especially of this subject matter. But it’s such a truthful message that’s not said enough.

(Source: aliceinsouthdakota, via defranco)

Limited Edition Hatsune Miku PS Vita w/ Accessory Pack

Limited Edition Hatsune Miku PS Vita w/ Accessory Pack

First new post in a long time…

I haven’t made a post in a long time, which in all honestly I didn’t expect. Problem is that I haven’t really done much to post about other than work ( which is full of NDA’s and whatnot ). After some of my hard work finally paid off, my birthday just passing, and Christmas coming up, I thought I’d get myself a gift and spice things up. Thus, something to post about.

Limited Edition Hatsune Miku PS Vita w/ Accessory Pack

With the new Ragnarok game coming out for the Vita and having not bought a handheld system since my Neo Geo Pocket Color, I figured I’d get a Vita. But being a gift and the first purchase I’ve made for myself in a long time, I had to get the special one. And if I’m getting the special one, I figured I might as well get all the matching bells and whistles.


The Limited Edition Hatsune Miku PS Vita package contains:


The Accessory Pack package contains:


TL;DR Review - Game is fun, system is solid and powerful, Miku graphics make everything better.

Here’s the majority of it laid out showing the system on it’s lock screen and the back touch panel Miku graphic.

programmer-problems:

Submitted by anon

Working with 20-30 linked excel sheets with ~6mil lines of vb6 each… So thankful I moved to bash hacking

programmer-problems:

Submitted by anon

Working with 20-30 linked excel sheets with ~6mil lines of vb6 each… So thankful I moved to bash hacking

programmer-problems: INTERNET ACCESS MAY BE SHUT DOWN

schrodingerscatastrophe:

Last November, the FBI arrested several Estonians who were found to have set off a dangerous piece of malware that ultimately destroys your internet access. The FBI had maintained a server to disrupt the malware, but they are ending that program tomorrow, July 9,…

Yay for Linux! Depending on how they did the attack ( still haven’t had time to reverse engineer it) Linux users should be safe. It seems like they are so far.

(Source: glamindierockandroll)

Kamisama no Memo-chou

Recently I started watching an anime called Kamisama no Memo-chou in which a loli detective solves crimes from her computer. While it’s very entertaining and well written, I have one problem with it.

Her room, pictured above, is where she stays for 95% of the series. All her food is take out and delivered to this room. She’s only seen drinking soda. This is also brought to her from her fridge which is full of nothing but. She never leaves bed, and has designed her room around this principal.

This perpetuates the stereotype that hackers/programmers/NEET compsci nerds all are basement dwellers who leave bed only when absolutely necessary, only eat take out, and only drink copious amounts of caffeine. Although I know a few people this holds true for, I know more people who it doesn’t.

With the growing fear for data security and our lives becoming more centered around technology, it’s these stereotypes that hold the general public back from accepting that the people being stereotyped make their lives safer. The more flaws exposed, the more flaws patched, the less flaws exploited.



/rant