TechnicalSolitude

Tech, and everything else I get bored about. Including stuff.

Another daily rant… July 27, 2009

Filed under: Life — reijin64 @ 9:27 pm
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Recruitment agencies really piss me off. 😛

Nonetheless, at least it’s not too bad sitting in my room listening to funk and jazz. This kind of music is what makes the world go round!

Anyway, It’s too freaking cold. However, I have my laptop now and the workstation is a little more enclosed, which does help. It’s cosier now, which kinda keeps me less cold at night. >_> Fucking winter.

Some things I’ve had to work on recently is keeping my skills up with Microsoft Active Directory, exchange and the like. Ever since I stopped going to TAFE courses, i’ve been neglecting those skills, which is something I’ve really got to keep in focus if I want a better job… Alternatively I could see how these pay reviews coming up go – doesn’t really feel like they’re coming at times.

The world is in an interesting state at the moment. It feels more apart than before, yet more together in other ways. The great recession, H1N1, so on, so fourth are causing more havoc than anything. Eventually I reckon this place will tear itself apart at some stage, in one way or another. That’ll be an interesting one to witness, and I have a solid feeling that I’ll be witnessing a world war in one way or another during my lifetime.

But, as you do. Maybe I should get my ass back to study as opposed to ranting about random crap. 😛

reijin out.

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A taste of the Studio July 21, 2009

Filed under: Tech — reijin64 @ 9:29 pm
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The Dell Studio 15

The Dell Studio 15

Stay tuned for a full review. (The red looks very pretty.)

Anyway, back to watching FMA. In other news, Ayako picked up Senjou no Valkyria again, so hurrah for that. I finally have my decent subs back.

Reijin out.

 

Why Australia post sucks: July 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — reijin64 @ 11:22 pm
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Jul 12 11:19 Posting/Collection SHIBUYA Branch Tokyo metropolis

Jul 12 15:24 Arrival at outward office of exchange TOKYO INTERNATIONAL Branch Tokyo metropolis

Jul 12 16:21 Dispatch from outward office of exchange TOKYO INTERNATIONAL Branch Tokyo metropolis

Jul 13 11:31 Arrival at inward office of exchange SYDNEY D AUSTRALIA

Jul 13 11:31 Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner SYDNEY D AUSTRALIA

Jul 13 11:34 Departure from inward office of exchange SYDNEY D AUSTRALIA

Jul 13 17:17 Processing at delivery Post Office Scheduled delivery date: AUMPNS AUSTRALIA

Now really, do I need to say anymore? a day from Japan to Sydney.

I send shit to Victoria from ACT and it takes three.

 

Umi Monogatari – First impressions July 8, 2009

Filed under: Anime — reijin64 @ 10:20 pm
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DAT ASS.

DAT ASS.

So, first episode! I have clearly no idea what it’s about either!

(Just wikipedia it you lazy sods)

So I enjoyed the first episode, so that’s surely a good indicator thus far. It does seem very light though, with a interesting storyline. What I did like most though, and what struck me first was the character design – It’s very pretty, just to start it off.

It’s also quite different – Unique, in fact. It’s interestingly styled, and definitely stands out compared to alot of other characters. It does stand out somewhat similarly to ARIA, for those that have seen it.

Contrast... O_o

Contrast... O_o

The characters (so far) have very differing attitudes and distinct styles to the way they act, behave, etc. The seiyuu’s fit the characters very well, too. Although to add some criticism, the siblings are abit generic – It’s the only thing I can pick out without re-watching though.

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There’s quite abit of ARIA-esque styling in it, however. I’d say if you liked ARIA, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this series. Same goes for if you like a story with interesting characters, and a story that doesn’t move too quickly. It’s abit difficult to tell right now how fast this will move though, but so far it’s at a very steady pace.

It does get abit dark and ominous towards the end of the first episode, and does add an element of mystery/fantasy to it other than “people who live in water”, however – we’ll see how it pans out. It’s definitely one of those things that you’ll want to watch 2 episodes of at least before making a decision.

Pretteh!

Pretteh!

The background art and music is also nothing short of awesome. Many more points for the art, but the music certainly fits quite well and deserves merit. (Although in some scenes it’s a tad… strange.)

So far the character progression is filling out quite nicely, we’re seeing abit of each’s character traits (of the characters that have been introduced thus far), but we’ll see how far it goes for the next few episodes or so.

All in all, I’d definitely recommend this series to people this season. It’s interesting, it’s pretty, it has a motivating enough storyline to keep people wanting to watch it – and the characters are very likeable.

Anyhow, That’s one down – more to come this week!

Reijin out.

 

The new season! July 6, 2009

Filed under: Anime,Life — reijin64 @ 11:14 pm
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So, this season is shaping up to be pretty quiet. However, the good stuff to watch?

  • Aoi Hana
  • Tokyo Magnitude
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Element Hunters
  • Sora no Manimani
  • Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou
  • Spice & Wolf 2
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Canaan
  • Zan Sayonara zetsubou sensei
  • Umi Monogatari

So far most of these have caught my attention pretty well.
The main one’s I’m looking at at the moment however, would be Canaan, Spice and Wolf 2, Aoi Sora and Tokyo Magnitude.

The first episode of Aoi Sora is already out on Tokyo Toshokan – So grab it there.

I must say the previews look pretty damn good so far, so we should have a decent flowing anime season after all. That said though, I really do need to find more time to play games and watch anime, along with playing my Bass more…. not to mention learning Japanese and the variety of other things. The would would be much better if days were 3 hours longer.

No really.

Having said all that, it’s good to be blogging again! It’s a nice relaxing outlet for me, something where I can erm, make my presence known? I dunno. All in All, enjoyable.

At the moment I’m downloading Umi Monogatari, I’ve already watched Aoi Sora (Should have a review up tomorrow), and hopefully in addition to that I should be catching up on all the FMA/Valkyria reviews that I’ve deprived you guys of (Gomen ;_;) So, this week should be busy! Stay tuned.

Reijin out.

 

Hiatus July 2, 2009

Filed under: Life — reijin64 @ 9:18 pm
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As you guys may have noticed, I’ve been abit quiet lately. I blame this time of year.

At the moment I’m just tired as shit, worn out… blah. It’s this time of year I’d say. The end of financial year crap, the constant nagging of people.

Argh. It’s tiring.

Having said that, on a lighter note the seccond half of this year looks promising! Lots of anime, about 5 figures are on pre-order, and I’m learning to drive! (Woo, roadtrip!) Plenty of good things to look forwards to, I suppose.

It’s just trying to get through whats left of the next few months that’s going to be fucking stressful. Oh well.

I should really get off my ass and start doing more reviews, too.

reijin out.