Saturday, May 24, 2008

"Someone shoot Obama, please." - Hillary Clinton,

Did anyone follow the battle-for-presidency in the USA ?
It's likely going to be a democrat this time, but which one ?

And now Hillary Clinton pulled another rabbit out of her campaign-strategy hat by saying: "My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. (Wink, Wink)".

Man, if that didn't sound like urging the white racists with guns to "hurry up and shot that black uppity bastard", then I don't know what does.

Anyway, this is not a political blog, this is iphone stuff and you'll probably wonder why I didn't release anything recently.

Well, looks like my mainboard has a scorched northbridge and I'm having problems getting the same one back. Sadly I can't just pick any mainboard because I was stupid enough to use the inbuilt nvidia-RAID to stripe two 300gb drives into a big fat 600 stripe. And I need a board (ASUS A8N-SLI deluxe) with the same raid controller or I can kiss my files goodbye.

I found one on ebay, bought and paid it, but the fucker didn't even answer to numerous emails and ebay-messages.... looks like I'll have to sue my money back and find yet another one.... aaargh ...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

How to eat sushi the japanese way

I just went over to a japanese blog about japanese food/culture/history/anime .
I'll have to take bunbungirl's word for it because I don't understand a word since it's in japanese.

However, there is the universal internet-esperanto called youtube and thanks to that i learned a lot about how to correctly eat sushi in japan.

PS: And if you took that movie seriously then I might just have some iphone movies to sell for you ...

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Bamboo Blade

Original release by Huzzah-Doremi

Bamboo Blade can be safely tagged with sports and slice-of-life. It's all about Kendo and the cute girls practicing it.

One sentence summary (OSS): "Enthusiastic kendo captain chick and broke laid-back teacher dude gather promising members for their school's kendo-club who develop their personalities and relations while practicing kendo."

It doesn't get any deeper than that, but it's still a pleasant way of spending your time on the train. The girls are cute, their personalities develop adequately, the fighting scenes are ok (it's kendo, which is incredibly boring to watch), the animation and art decent, the humor warm and fitting and each character gets their own slice of screen time.

The series becomes involutarily funny thanks to the subs, although the subbers can't be blamed for that. But it somehow makes you grin when little girls in kendo gear and bamboo blades are screaming for "men" on the top of their voice. :D
I'll leave you to find out for yourself why they do, but I can assure you that it's not because they are sexually starved or such.

Sex & Violence: Everything is safe. I swear! They might cry for men but they don't really mean it. The only instance where conservative parents might get red ears while explaining things is the behaviour of a girl-stalking girl.

Conclusion: Nothing special, nothing spectacular. Apart from the character design it's so average you'll be hard pressed to find any reason to watch it - or not watch it.