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Spanish Lady... errr, I mean - Wolf posted on 20 Mar 2010 15:35

I just have to write about this AMV. Because Spice & Wolf is a great anime, but it's very hard to do any decent AMV based on it.

Nevertheless, Cross/fade from AMP did it. Classic «Character profile» and «Romance» mix once again gives you that familiar sense of S&W calmness and takes you somewhere far away. Just for a moment, but still…

I can't but compliment a fantastic choice of music — that «Spanish Lady» celtic motif feels very natural and blends perfectly into S&W setup.

Anyway — don't read any further. Just watch «Spanish Wolf» AMV. Kore wa meirei desu! =)

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Leaving a dream behind... posted on 16 Mar 2010 20:04

«When you see her again, you'll understand that she ain't that great. You think that she's a great woman because you can't see her.»

«When did you leave your dream behind?»
«When I found out that a dream doesn't fill your stomach up.»

(c) Tytania, ep. 9

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Woman you cannot forget posted on 14 Mar 2010 18:15

«Sono otoko wa ima … jibun no jinsei wo kuite iru gozarou ka?»
«Tatoe koukaishita tokoro de nido to ato modori wa dekin. Tada ima omou — otoko wa shougai ni tada hitori wasurerarenu hito deau no kamoshiren.»

(c) Rurouni Kenshin, ep. 63

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Quotes posted on 01 Mar 2010 22:16

Wow, I never expected you to be such a cynic.
Cynic is a pretty harsh word. Rather than that, I think of myself as a realist.
But isn't a realist just the word for what a cynic calls himself?

(c) Katawa Shoujo, Rin/Hisao dialog near the end of Act I

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Quotes posted on 28 Feb 2010 10:26

There's no such thing as «meaning» in this world. Thanks to that, you can just find one of your very own.

(c) Sora no Woto, ep. 7 (Rephrase of Phylicia's words)

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LeproCode Blog - Take 2 posted on 26 Feb 2010 19:04

OK, guys, after giving it some thought, we decided to move the «not-yet-so-famous» LeproCode blog to Tumblr. Th-th-th-th-th… That's all, folks! =)

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LeproCode Blog posted on 25 Feb 2010 18:40

Just a little notification about a new collaboration blog with my colleagues called LeproCode =) The idea is to collect «best-of-the-worst» code samples from the different software projects we are dealing with at work. If you have some free time — feel free to drop by and make some comments =)

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Katanagatari - personal "Best 2010 anime" right now posted on 14 Feb 2010 21:04

It smells of plum. And tastes like "Amber dream". Has a very soft touch. And is relaxing to watch.

Yup, that's what "Katanagatari" is like. A very solid original work by Nisio Isin and a great anime adaptation so far by White Fox. Reminds me of "Spice and Wolf" and "Asatte no Houkou" — calm, almost stagnant most of the time. Slowly moving around and tickling your feelings … going BOOM the very next second leaving a bitter-sweet aftertaste. Making you think about things you never would've thought about in your everyday life.

And, of course, a nice mix of humor is there — I would've not loved it without it =)

To sum it up — try and watch it. You'll love it right from the start. Or hate it. Decision is up to you =)

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If you wanna do... posted on 24 Jan 2010 20:53

…two things in time, plan to do four. And then - maybe - you'll make the needed two just in time =)

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ThinkPad that's ... not a ThinkPad? posted on 07 Jan 2010 11:37

Yup, that's right. Lenovo finally crossed the line in the ThinkPad series — I'm talking about «ThinkPad» Edge.

A photo of ThinkPad Edge

Many reviews state that «this thing is great — and that's what ThinkPad series needed for a very long time». But in reality…

  • That's not a ThinkPad — that's an IdeaPad. Who (when sober) would want a glossy ThinkPad with all kinds of fingerprints on it, huh? And on top of that — it has a plastic silver-painted-edge-that-tries-to-look-metal. Yuck…
  • The normal keyboard is gone — we have a Chicket-type keyboard now. Yes, it looks solid, it may feel nice to type on, etc. But why, Lenovo? Because MacBook has it — so we must have it too? And to fit that into the frame we remove «not needed» keys like SysRq and Scroll Lock. Bye-bye, Linux users — you are not welcome anymore. I seriously think ThinkPad Edge will have HUGE compatibility problems with Linux.
  • And (to top it off) we can now enjoy a nice big 16:9 … glossy mirror screen. I don't want to hear about «glossy screens have better colors or contrast or anything else». This may be true in some cases. But Lenovo had already shown us that it can make good matte LCD screens (X200/X200s as an example very close to Edge). What — you're gonna render some heavy 3D in Maya on Edge? Do huge amounts of video editing in Premier? Work in Photoshop? On that 13-inch screen? Yeah, right. And if you don't even need better colors — I say «go with matte».

So that's basically it. Lenovo just tries to use the well-known brand ThinkPad to boost sales of an average consumer-level notebook with «bells-and-whistles», that's all. I'm starting to wonder — what next?..

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