Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Papercraft

This is who I am, no way not to get carried away by each and all the shiny baubles I stumble upon. Which means after only a taste of this, papercraft (the VF I mentioned before) I downloaded tons of models for other proyects, even if it's not likely I'll ever try a tenth of them. The best ones (Stars Wars, Star Trek, Back to the Future) I took from Taringa: here, here and here, but there are other interesting places to check:

Paper Inside, still not that big, but great quality. Took Harry's wand from it, and Kenny.
Yamaha Paper Crafts, ultrarealistic Yamaha motorbikes (and rare animals).
Canon Creative Park, colourful.
3D paper models, confusing, but apparently huge.

Just wish I'd found Spike's Swordfish II - that, I would have *loved* to make, even more than the gundams (which are a must in any self-respecting wish list).

Relapsing away

Like Bonnie Tyler, "every now and then I get a little bit restless and I dream of something wild", and then remember things that gave me that thrill once, and fall for them all over again. That's why I never really abandon any fandom, only let them rest a little ^_^
So, even while I cannot (and want not to!) climb out of my Eroica relapse (all Kadorienne's Fabulousman's fault, and Fried-Potatoes too), I'm trying to build a paper VF-1S I found in a blog somewhere, but of course, I got lost, and there I am looking for images to know where certain parts go - and then falling into a Robotech relapse and going on another web-rampage, looking for more!. This time I found several sites worth noting, even if none of them gave me my answer:

Macrosshare, in Spanish and English, a repository for all things multimedia, great things.
Macross Mecha Manual, *very* detailed.
Mecha Anime HQ, also featuring other series, like the Gundam saga.
Robotechworld, an Argentinian place - will raid their wallpapers some day.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Psicofxp.com

Lately, every time I desperately google a tech problem/doubt I have, more often than not there's some kind of response at the psicofxp.com forums (the portal of the site is here).
Today, I was having a silly problem installing some mobile games. Couldn't remember which file to upld/dld first from euploader. Here's the answer, for the next time it happens:

Nkwap no sirve para bajar en Samsung, ya que éstos celus precisan del .jad y nkwap no deja subirlos.
Te recomiendo www.euploader.com. Ahí subís el .jar, despues el .jad , y listo, ya podés entrar a la URL que te indican y te bajas el .jad , y a jugar...!

Friday, 23 November 2007

Aha, I'm not the only one!!

Let's see: I was checking Amanuensis' LJ after seeing her in my own LJ's friends list (odd, that), and followed her to Entertainment Weekly's page, to read an article on J. K. Rowling's outing of Dumbledore, Dumbledore: A Lovely Outing, by Mark Harris (with whom I agree on the subject), that lead me to check some other EW's articles, including Magical Mystery Tour, an intersting summary of the first six Potter books, and J.K. Rowling's Ministry of Magic, by... Stephen King!! Yay! Finding such a fan allows me to make rude gestures to those that call me, an adult fan, nerd (take that, Nana!) And the article is good, not only on Harry but also on reading; here's a snippet, were he mentions charas and authors I'll now have to try and read.

But reading was never dead with the kids. Au contraire, right now it's probably healthier than the adult version, which has to cope with what seems like at least 400 boring and pretentious ''literary novels'' each year. While the bigheads have been predicting (and bemoaning) the postliterate society, the kids have been supplementing their Potter with the narratives of Lemony Snicket, the adventures of teenage mastermind Artemis Fowl, Philip Pullman's challenging His Dark Materials trilogy, the Alex Rider adventures, Peter Abrahams' superb Ingrid Levin-Hill mysteries, the stories of those amazing traveling blue jeans. And of course we must not forget the unsinkable (if sometimes smelly) Captain Underpants. Also, how about a tip of the old tiara to R.L. Stine, Jo Rowling's jovial John the Baptist?

On another note, in HogWebs, they review some HP site's I've been to, and for some reason (meaning that ultra long never-finished post full of links to sort) never written about. Here they are.

FOR SPOILER HUNTERS: J.K. Rowling's official site
Want to know what's going to happen to Harry in the next book? The author herself will be the first to tell you, as she often offers little clues, usually hidden like a sorcerer's stone behind elaborate visual puzzles on this site.

FOR NEWS HOUNDS: Harry Potter Automatic News Aggregator
If news about the Potter books or movies appears anywhere on the Web, it'll end up here.

FOR FANS OF THE STARS: Veritaserum
This is the place for multimedia clips of the latest interviews and media appearances by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and other stars of the film series.

FOR NEWBIES: The Floo Network
Don't know your Gringotts from your Gryffindor? Visit this webring, which includes a lexicon, an archive of indexed J.K. Rowling interview quotes, a gallery of illustrations and still photos, and a news page called The Leaky Cauldron.

FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED POTTERPHILES: MuggleNet
If you know as much about the wizarding world as a Hogwarts upperclassman, this is the site for you. Here, fans nitpick mistakes, write fan fiction, and hold literary discussions about the characters on a weekly podcast.

Monday, 12 November 2007

Reviewing the Kanji...

Reviewing the Kanji is a web-based flashcard application for remembering the kanji. Looks very interesting, but I should probably try *learning* the kanji first.

Gaming in Spanish

I'm considering actually registering at this site, MiniTorneos, just to play Chinchón. Might try to invite someone else to play, too.

Monday, 5 November 2007

ProcessList.com - Discover what's running on your computer!

Ahá!! Just the thing for me! ProcessList.com - Discover what's running on your computer!, instead of googling everything every so often. Not infalible, though, but well, nothing is. And there's always still Google.

Edit: Cannot believe I never thought to put here a link to FILExt - The File Extension Source. And that DLL download site I had, not even sure it's still around.

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Portable goodies

Thx to an article in Clarín, El software ahora llevalo en el bolsillo, I discovered the world of portable apps - downloaded so many I won't be able to fit anything else in my USB drive - it's only 1gb after all!! There's plenty to go around - only a taste here. Repositories, some with their own suites and launchers.

PortableApps - has a neat Launcher, but no categories or folders are allowed.
Portable Freeware - lots and lots of stuff.
Lupo PenSuite - also has a Launcher, and plenty of apps.
The Great Geek Manual - only a section, but well organized.
PendriveApps - also with reviews.

I also found out there are many well known apps that have portable versions, or lite versions that work just the same, like Firefox & Thunderbird (and the rest of their group), Winamp, Irfanview, my beloved ATnotes, and a large etc..

There is even the possibility to boot any PC with the USB, with your own OS, according to Beginners Guides: Essential USB Memory Drive Projects & Tips. Not sure that works every time, though.

Monday, 29 October 2007

Word-wise III

An English-Chinese dictionary, NCiku, "More than a dictionary", has a nifty feature: you can search by handwritten characters, because it offeres handwriting recognition. Once you start drawing it displays a list of possible characters according to your input. Rather impressive, and is only one of the site's features.

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Word-wise II

Just found this, Urban Dictionary, a slang dictionary with some other interesting characteristics, such as daily words and the like.
And found this definition there, too:
dotcomrade
An Internet acquaintance; someone you chat with but have never actually met.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Places to be...

From A Life Less Lived:
A man needed more reason to stay somewhere aside from having nowhere better to go.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Scanlations

Finally here, my fave scanlation groups - which I'll have to check soon, I'm totally out of the loop right now. All of them do Yaoi, or at least 'boys love'.

Nakama - my second, one of the most active.
Hochuuami, Trapped in the insect net
Dragonfly - born from Hochuuami, only does doushinji.
Storm in Heaven - in Italian and English.
Memory for you, Because life is filled with memories
Game over or Continue, Gotcha!
Essence of Purity - shockingly no more site, only irc at #essence-of-purity@irc.irchighway.net
Fushichou
Obsession - in Spanish and English.
Impending Doujinshi, Silly little offspring of Aku-Tenshi
Sakura-Crisis

My only shoujo-only favourite site:

Shoujo Magic, Got Bishies? - gigantic.

Old faves, inactive groups with still-functioning sites

Shi-Ran, The Orchid Lounge - my first.
Mochi*Mochi

And some other groups I've gratefully leeched from too, not only BL but also Shounen and Seinen (and maybe some more Shoujo):

Peccatore Sancturary - leeched a lot, but still a love-hate relationship.
Biblo Eros & Liquid Passion, Scanlating our addictions, one by one
Be With You Scans
Beyond the Sky
Aku-Tenshi
Doki Doki
Omanga
MangaScreener
Manga-Sketchbook

I'm not counting the many groups I've leeched from only once or twice, mind. Or the ones I've leeched from through third parties' sites.

Aides?

Some anime/manga helpers I've relayed on from time to time.

AnimeArt.com - my first, I got lots of pics and some OP/ED from this site, haven't been there for a while
Anime Lyrics - anime and j-pop lyrics, some translations, some full kanji
Anime News Network - neat anime and manga encyclopedia (amongst many other things)
AnimeNfo - anime/manga encyclopedia and stuff
Tokudane - a listing of all yaoi scanlation groups
Baka-updates Manga - updates on publishing/scanlating/subbing, and some reviews
Manga Jouhou - also updates and reviews

I've thouroughly abused Google, of course, and also the Wikipedia a little, too. More to come, probably.

Friday, 5 October 2007

Blog Like It's the End of the World (BLITEOTW)

Stumbled upon this blog-event, Blog Like It's the End of the World (BLITEOTW), that happened last June 13th. Looks interesting, though, of course, it depends on the author of the different posts. Wish I could just download the whole thing for later viewing, but don't see how. Cool front. I robbed it (sorry, Steve Wilson).
BLITEOTW

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Naughty, naughty!

Found Kamasutra with a French Touch, a French version of the famous Kamasutra, that might be good practise for the language, but also has plenty of pics to get the text's meaning, hehe.

Illicit Miracles

This webcomic, Illicit Miracles, hasn't been updated for a few months, but it might prove interesting to read.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Kindred spirits

Nana sent me to Zach Braff's (promotional??) blog (better don't ask!) and the first thing I found was something I could have written myself:

Hi friends,
Sorry I have been gone for so long. There has been so much going on and I can procrastinate better than anyone in the world. We could probably hold a procrastination contest, but we’d never actually get around to planning it.

Hehehe. (need to find a nice laugh icon/image to insert here, and I will, but, you know, later.)

Great fanfiction news

Anime Gher is writing again! And with new site, where I discovered plenty of yummy art (why hadn't I seen it before??!) I'll save it all later, but wanted to link it here with the proper banner - I'm looking into how to use it in the sidebar, haven't done it since the new layouts system.

Anime Gher
Edit: I'm a whizz!! Already wrestled the banner into the sidebar, and also managed some modifications I'd wanted for some time.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Jigzone

Well, forgot to tag this place, JigZone, full of puzzles, plenty of settings and pics. Registered.
Now, here's one of my faves:

Click to Mix and Solve

Edit: should be visible! *weep*

Monday, 17 September 2007

Word-wise

Here are two sites I've used (once each), for literary research:

The Phrase Finder: Meanings and origins of sayings and phrases - List of (English) sayings - Idiom definitions, examples, origins , meanings - List of idioms - Idiom dictionary
World Wide Words: Michael Quinion writes on international English from a British viewpoint - Articles, turns of phrase, weird words, etc.

Monday, 3 September 2007

If

Last for today, by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

IF

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master,
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

The Serenity Prayer

For, of course, the previous one leads inevitably to this, used in numerous 12-steps programmes, I'm told. Double again - original by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) (found here and here).

The Serenity Prayer

God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen.


And in Spanish,

Oración de la Serenidad

Dios, concédeme la serenidad para aceptar las cosas que no puedo cambiar, el valor para cambiar las cosas que puedo cambiar y la sabiduría para conocer la diferencia; viviendo un día a la vez, disfrutando un momento a la vez; aceptando las adversidades como un camino hacia la paz; pidiendo, como lo hizo Dios, en este mundo pecador tal y como es, y no como me gustaría que fuera; creyendo que Tú harás que todas las cosas estén bien si yo me entrego a Tu voluntad; de modo que pueda ser razonablemente feliz en esta vida e increíblemente feliz Contigo en la siguiente. Amen.

Plegaria de un Padre

This will be a little long - and an exercise in translation, with the original English and the well known Spanish translation, from Gral. Douglas MacArthurs's speech (May 1952).

A Father's Prayer

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee ?and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.
Lead him I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.
And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength.
Then, I, his father, will dare to whisper, have not lived in vain.


Plegaria de un Padre

Dame, oh Señor, un hijo que sea lo bastante fuerte para saber cuándo es débil, y lo bastante valeroso para enfrentarse consigo mismo cuando sienta miedo; un hijo que sea orgulloso e inflexible en la derrota honrada, y humilde y magnánimo en la victoria
Dame un hijo que nunca doble la espalda cuando debe erguir el pecho; un hijo que sepa conocerte a Tí... y conocerse a si mismo, que es la piedra fundamental de todo conocimiento.
Condúcelo, te lo ruego, no por el camino cómodo y fácil, sino por el camino áspero, aguijoneado por las dificultades y los retos.
Allí déjale aprender a sostenerse firme en la tempestad y a sentir compasión por lo que fallan.
Dame un hijo cuyo corazón sea claro, cuyos ideales sean altos; un hijo que se domine a si mismo antes que pretenda dominar a los demás; un hijo que aprenda a reir, pero que también sepa llorar; un hijo que avance hacia el futuro, pero que nunca olvide el pasado:
Y después que le hayas dado todo esto, agrégale, te suplico, suficiente sentido del buen humor, de modo que pueda ser siempre serio, pero que no se tome a sí mismo demasiado en serio.
Dale humildad para que pueda recordar siempre la sencillez de la verdadera sabiduría, la mansedumbre de la verdadera fuerza.
Entonces, yo, su padre, me atreveré a murmurar:"No he vivido en vano".

Desiderata, by Max Ehrmann

Not from 'The Old St Paul's Church, Baltimore, AD 1692', but from Max Ehrmann's pen (circa 1920) (according to this site), an English version for my enjoyment -looking for that prayer I found some rather well remembered writings.

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep

This is sad, but so beautiful... From standard fanfiction, a sometimes-funeral sometimes-song prayer with many versions, probably written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye (1904-2004) - for more info, google it. Now, one version:
Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Friday, 31 August 2007

30 seconds to MARS

After watching on tv their From Yesterday video, I researched this band, 30 Seconds To Mars, and found, among others, their Official Website. Very cool. Torrented some videos and their discs - videos are spectacular, but love the music. Now, I've got to properly read their lyrics, something tells me they revolve around some theme. Interesting!!
BTW, here are some YouTube videos.

Thursday, 28 June 2007

FreeWAP

FreeWAP allows you to upload files to a wap portal, to make them accesible through a cellphone's wap browser. Handy for ringtones and the like.

Monday, 7 May 2007

Inventory

If I don't organize my discs, I'll keep downloading repeated files, or missing out on others I don't actually have. So, Relational DataBases, now. I registered at MailxMail (as kyouneko, the works), to download some pdfs on the subject. Let's see how this goes.

Edit: I un-suscribed, as downloads are charged via SMS. But I'd like to follow this three courses online (they've proven un-donwloadable this far), anyway:

Introducción al Access, in 37 lessons.
Diseño de base de datos relacionales, in 10 lessons.
Cómo crear una base de datos en Access con Visual Basic, in 13 lessons.

PC Security

Trying to check for new somewhat safe AVs (Avira and Kaspersky) and new, hopefully faster, versions of Norton (2007), I had to register at Programas Full as kyouneko, with a lovely password, with my H addie. Got plenty from IsoHunt, as usual, and discovered that Kaspersky offers online scans for individual files (though only smaller than 1MB) as well as PC scans.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

More Z/S (o S/Z)

Another minimal fic, The Call of the Tide, by Sherry Marie too:
Without a word, the blonde pulled him forward into a firm wet kiss, which lasted far longer than any other kiss they had shared before.
Once finished, Sanji sat back on his heels and stared intensely into the dark startled eyes of the swordsman.
“Asshole.” he whispered.
And Zoro smiled at him with something close to shyness, being able to recognize a declaration of love when he heard it.

Think I've seen the same quote somewhere around (^_^)

Variety

Looking for Pucca-related images (strange, after hating it I think I kind of like it - and of course, main resource this far was Pucca Club), found Gif Animados de Dibujos Animados, Series de Televisión y Películas, and from there I went straight to Letras Animadas, LetraManía, and Tipos de Letra - no original names, but again, variety. Some good stuff too, pity this type of fonts rarely carry the 'ñ' or the accented (¿?) vowels.

New fandom quote

From a silly Zoro/Sanji fic (One Piece, can you believe it?), The Bet, by Sherry Marie, the first paragraphs:
Sanji had to keep reminding himself not to bite down. He knew from much experience that biting ruined the effect that this slow deliberate sucking produced. Sure, it gave him momentary satisfaction and filled his mouth quite delightfully, but it also ended things far too quickly. Yes, especially under these circumstances, slow and patient was the way to go.
“Doing OK down there, Cook?”
At the sound of the husky voice, Sanji looked up with no small amount of defiance written in his sea-born eyes. Reluctantly, he eased the candy from between sticky lips.
“You’re a fucker. And I hate you.” He replied in a flat voice.
The candy was promptly returned to its previous position. Sucking resumed.

Yeah, it starts like that! And then, nearing the end:
From there, there was sweat, smoke, grunting, the occasional cuss, a badly placed splinter, all sorts of suction, a badly placed cigarette burn, and a constant cloud of wayward ashes.
Some time later, Sanji lay bruised, content, and was well into his third pack...

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Text is linear...

Took this from Gargolito knows (gral blog type), where I dlded a Firefox add-on (I instaled it today in my PC at work, mainly to see if I can solve the Megaupload Issue (note the capitals). Interesting.


Neverwinter Nights 2 @ GameBanshee

Actually, took this from Holy Avenger's signature at AnimeArgentina's forums, while looking for a solution to the Megaupload issue, and then looked for its source, Sand, from Neverwinter Nights 2:
Seems my exceptional wit and cunning instinct for verbal duels has landed me in trouble yet again.

Edit: Yeah, this is sooo Draco!!

Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Death-Note.es || La mejor web de Death Note en español! || Manga, Anime, información, y una gran comunidad ^^

I found Death-Note.es by chance, after a series of coincidences too long to mention. Cool place, to download some stuff (I've downloaded tons of DJs and wallpapers and avatars today) had to register as kyou, with minimum pass/pl, and the hotmail account - they *promise* spam!

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Another try

 

Well, if this works, I'll recommend Picasa, otherwise, what for? I still cannot manage to make it display what I've got around my lan.
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Friday, 16 February 2007

Japanese in the mind (if it's easy, I don't want it!!)

Nihongo - online course, dictionaries, forum, readers, and other resources.
Japanese-Online_com Online Japanese Language & Culture Resource Community - where the previous one's course came from (I think)
Gunkan, El estudio de la Lengua Japonesa por Juan José Ferres Serrano - famous predecesor of the CJAPO, though probably not as complete as it was last I checked its page (it's not online anymore, and you cannot find it unless you buy the DVD nowadays) web v5.5 - previous versions around the site.
HablaJapones.org - Tu mejor opción para aprender y practicar el japonés - mostly a forum, with tutorials and dictionaries.

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Robotech - better in Spanish!!

RobotechEspañol - appears to be big and crowded and complete... and in Spanish. Unusual, but there.
And of course, the English central, Robotech.com. Rather similar in design.
Oh, well, I've been trying to download Robotech in Spanish all day, and have only managed to snag torrents for the first 15 out of 85 eps!! Lady Viola (from 80anime) uploaded all 85, but I'll have to look for the torrents one by one, and hope they are seeded, or at least healthy (not having such great luck with the first one this far, though - think I'll get stuck at 91%). Also got a pack for the whole thing in English, probably will have to make do with it. Hail I say.

More anime

I'm thinking about downloading the Robotech saga, and maybe the Saint Seiya, don't know. Registered as kyouneko to 80anime for that, hope they have the whole thing - yeah, I can probably get it from Isohunt too, but I'll try this first.

Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Something in Spanish

This place, [#Ayuda_Internet] Tu canal de ayuda sobre temas de Informatica e Internet en iRC-Hispano, looks interesting, specially for the mIRC scripts - someday I'll dedicate time to that one, when I get a better connection at home and some time to properly set the prog up.

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Sexy strips

Two in a day! Wow! Truth is, I forgot to put this on before. Checking again yesterday, I realised this is an abandoned site, but the strips are still funny and too many to read in one go, so, remember to check Sexy Losers from time to time - or try to get the whole package, whatever.

Sneaky ways

Through a H-manga download site I found Anonym.to, a site that rerefers links and offers a script to anonymize all the links on your homepage or board. Not always works, though; but then, none of the others I tried do. They fail to hide your IP.
Another one is Anonymouse, which also works sometimes.

Thursday, 25 January 2007

Monday, 22 January 2007

Nifty little trick

Last week, while trying to complete that huge (for this, at least) post on language tools, I discovered that I can layer some links - links within links, so that when you click on the image you get it enlarged, but when you click on the img's name you get the referred site. Now, I discovered that if you add target="_blank" after the address, before the closing ">", the link opens up in a new window. Nifty, innit?? See an example:
< !!Altavista - Babel Fish!! >

Might go back to that post to modify all the links, not sure worth it, though. But I *will* take it into consideration next time!

Saturday, 20 January 2007

GRATIS en tu Web el tiempo de Rosario Aerodrome

GRATIS en tu Web el tiempo de Rosario Aerodrome -> like it like it, offers different ways of adding this info to your page. I chose a small image.

Dictionaries and the like

Looking for Japanese names for Claudia's new kitten (by the way, I think we just got lucky with Neko's name), I found these:
Yamasa Online Japanese Dictionary. Needs investigating (also signing in, probably).
Diccionario RUI. What? How?
FreeDict. English into and from other sixteen languages.
And also this list stolen from TusBuscadores.com (in Spanish):

TRADUCTORES ONLINE GRATUITOS

Altavista - Babel Fish
Es un conocido traductor online bidireccional en múltiples idiomas completamente gratuito. Traduce palabras e incluso párrafos enteros, aunque no con la pericia de un traductor humano, por lo que puede ser muy útil como recurso educativo a la hora de aprender otros idiomas.

Traductor online RUI
“RUI” es un diccionario online japonés-español de uso gratuito. Aunque también puede ser usado como diccionario español-japonés. (Es)

Traductor Babylon
Es el traductor mas famoso y uno de los mas veteranos. Esta versión permite traducir palabras del Ingles al Español y viceversa.

Ya
Diccionario Lengua Española, Sinonimos y Antonimos, Traductor varios idiomas. (Es)

Universidad de Oviedo
Diccionario de sinónimos, antónimos, traducción de textos y web, conjugador de verbos. (Es)

FreeTranslation
SDL International es el proveedor líder a nivel mundial de servicios de traducción gratuita y profesional para páginas Web y documentos. En Inglés.

Traduccion Gratis
En Español


World Lingo
Ofrece un servicio en línea gratuito muy útil, que le permite enviar directamente desde su pagina web un correo electrónico que será automáticamente traducido a su lenguaje preferido. Español, ingles, italiano, aleman, frances, portugues, holandes.

Traduce Gratis
Selección de diccionarios y traductores de distintos idiomas.


ForeignWorld
Traductor Online Multiples Idiomas.


EuroDicautom
Traductor en línea de los idiomas de la unión europea.


Reverso
Traductor en Linea, Traduccion Automatica Gratuita, Diccionario, Grammatica.

PROMT
Es un abastecedor principal mundial de soluciones de traducción automática. La compañía desarrolla software de traducción y diccionarios concedidos por las revistas de ordenador principales.

Systran
My SYSTRANet es un servicio de traducción GRATUITO que le permite realizar traducciones accediendo a archivos directamente desde su escritorio con personalización añadida y características de preservación de formato

DICCIONARIOS Y ENCICLOPEDIAS

Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Autodefinida como un esfuerzo colaborativo por crear una enciclopedia gratis, libre y accesible por todos. Permite revisar, escribir y solicitar artículos.

Real Academia de la Lengua Española
Todo sobre la lengua española. Puedes consultar dudas con un servicio bastante eficaz proporcionado por personas reales. Noticias académicas, recursos de investigación, diccionario.

Enciclopedia británica online
Para buscar información sobre prácticamente cualquier cosa en inglés. (En)

Vox
El diccionario Vox le permite realizar consultas sobre el significado de las palabras así como conocer su traducción en otros idiomas. (Es)

Dictionary.com
Es una página web especializada exclusivamente en diccionarios. Se pueden encontrar diccionarios en diferentes idiomas y conocer todos los significados de las palabras. (En)

Diccionarios.com
Permite la consulta en línea de varios diccionarios, en este caso de los diccionarios Vox. Ofrece el diccionario general de la lengua española, diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos, diccionarios Esencial français-espagnol / español-francés.

Lexicool.com
Directorio de diccionarios en linea, tiene actualmente más de 4000 enlaces hacia diferentes diccionarios y glosarios bilingües o multilingües consultables gratuitamente en Internet.

Bartleby
Sitio web donde podrá encontrar una serie de diccionarios, enciclopedias y libros electrónicos para su consulta en texto completo.

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Sweet little moment (aka new quote)

From Aidan Lynch's Unthinkable Thoughts, Draco's POV,
They had an almost telepathic means of communication. Not like he himself had with Harry, intermittent magical surges of emotions and feelings and certainties; theirs was far more specific, rooted in shared experiences, shared interests, shared loves. A single word would produce the same reaction from all three of them, triggering the same thoughts.
'Do you remember...?' Hermione might say. They all remembered, and all remembered whatever it was in the same order. The act of remembering was taken unconsciously for granted between them, and frequently the next comment to follow would be three or four steps down the line, leaving Draco wondering what they were talking about it. 'Do you think...?' Ron might suggest. Of course they all thought it, so much so that nothing ever needed explaining. They weren't defined by what they said, they were defined by what they didn't need to say. 'Couldn't we...?' Harry might wonder. Yes they could, they could do anything. Anything they wanted to. They had rewritten the school rules for their own benefit, they had gained the confidence and respect of all those around them, they had forged their own way of existing, empowering by its strength and rock-like in its reliability. They were a unit. They were a family. And they had no idea they were special.

Tuesday, 9 January 2007

Customizing is a must!

New places I checked, that apparently work:
True Polyphonic - mid and mmf (my phone seems to accept amr and imy too)
Convert-Ringtones Online - from remote or local mp3 (and other formats, I think)
Now, I've got to think *what* I want. (Edit: Maximum file size: 200 k!! Bummer!!)

Friday, 5 January 2007

Kyōiku kanji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yeah, Japanese again. Downloading utilities for the new phone, (KanaQ first of all!!) I reached
Kyōiku kanji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (the kanji list divided in grades) and Learning kanji, where I stopped, since following all the relevants links from there is a must, and imposible right now (hopefully only right now).
Should also review the old Japanese links here, too.

Thursday, 4 January 2007

Just an ad

Awesome (ouch) Honda Accord ad here, flash format.

New cellphone (again)

I've had so many cels through the years, I just wish the last three hadn't been stolen!! (Mmm, that phrasing sounds wrong somehow) Hope this one (Samsung SGH X686) lasts longer, and dies a peaceful death due to old age and nothing else.
Nywayz, some addies to, well, add!
Wap Upload: wap.wap-upload.net
Like with the others, browse the site first, and code in hand go to the wap site via phone and dld. The old sites still work btw.
Wapsilon - web-based WAP Browser emulator
Also, to bear in mind: Wireless Developer Network.
Old addies now checked, too:
Zedge: wap.zedge.net (reg as kyou_neko)
NKWAP: nkwap.com.ar (or via sms)
That's all. For now.

Switch to new Blogger version

I valiantly ignored all the previous prompts until today. I had to do it sooner or later! Still, this post is only so I can comment on the cheeky logo...


... and the equally cheecky announcement (from 19/12/06) at Blogger Buzz:

I am overjoyed to announce that today we have o’ficially graduated the new version of Blogger from “in beta” to “.”