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This is my homepage. Here is a brief list of my (public) crazy pages, websites and other projects:

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Are you looking for Digimon fansubs or watching order?

  1. Digimon Adventure (movie): The Moonlighters
  2. Digimon Adventure: Ryuu-Rogue (IRC) (BakaBT), although you should use the video and audio from Bunny Hat Raw as their quality is higher
  3. Digimon Adventure: Our War Game (movie): PositronCannon (BakaBT)
  4. Digimon Adventure 02: PositronCannon (BakaBT), although you should use the video and audio from Bunny Hat Raw as their quality is higher
  5. Digimon Adventure 3D: Digimon Grand Prix (short): Ryuu-Rogue (IRC) (BakaBT)
  6. Digimon Adventure 02: (First Part) Digimon Hurricate Touchdown!! (Second Part) Supreme Evolution!! The Golden Digimentals (movie): DmonHiro (1, 2) (BakaBT)
  7. Digimon Adventure 02: Diablomon Strikes Back (movie): PositronCannon (BakaBT)
  8. Digimon Adventure tri.
  9. Digimon Tamers: The Wild Bunch (IRC) (translation notes); PositronCannon, Lord Starfish & Puto
  10. Digimon Tamers: The Adventurers’ Battle (movie): The Wild Bunch (IRC) (BakaBT) (translation notes)
  11. Digimon Tamers: Runaway Digimon Express (movie): DmonHiro (BakaBT)
  12. Digimon Frontier: PositronCannon & Lord Starfish (BakaBT), although you should use the video and audio from Bunny Hat Raw as their quality is higher
  13. Digimon Frontier: Revival of the Ancient Digimon (movie): PositronCannon, Lord Starfish & Puto (BakaBT)
  14. Digital Monster X‑Evolution (movie): Ryuu-Rogue (IRC) (BakaBT)
  15. Digimon Savers: Ryuu-Rogue (IRC) (BakaBT)
  16. Digimon Savers 3D: Close Call for the Digital World (short): Ryuu-Rogue (IRC) (BakaBT)
  17. Digimon Savers THE MOVIE: Ultimate Power! Activate Burst Mode!!: Wolfpack Productions (IRC) (BakaBT) (it’s just as decent as RyRo’s except its video is even better because RyRo mistakenly applied ColorMatrix)
  18. Digimon Xros Wars: Ryuu-Rogue (IRC) (BakaBT)
  19. Digimon Xros Wars: The Evil Death Generals and the Seven Kingdoms: Ryuu-Rogue (IRC) (BakaBT; on the same torrent as Xros Wars)
  20. Digimon Xros Wars: The Boy Hunters Who Leap Through Time: The Wild Bunch (IRC) (BakaBT)

You can arbitrarily reorder the following blocks: all of Adventure, 02 and tri.; all of Tamers; all of Frontier; X‑Evolution; all of Savers; all of Xros Wars. However, Adventure introduces basic mechanics that are sometimes taken for granted in later series (especially Tamers), so I recommend to watch it first. You can skip or delay 02 (or possibly should, because 02 isn’t very good) and tri. if you wish. Some of the movies should be watched in the middle of the series preceding it in the list; consult airing/screening dates.

Raws are available from Bunny Hat Raw.

Old Xvid raws are available at digimon_japan, but the ones from Bunny Hat Raw are better. (And even most of the fansubs above use a better-quality video and soft subs, so you could just demux the video from them. There is a catch, unfortunately: most of these fansubs also use clean opening and ending sequences, which means you do not get the original credits and song lyrics, and if the visual sequence slightly changes between episodes, you get only one variation of it [although Puto actually created a clean version of the special opening visual sequence of the first few episodes of Tamers]. They do not even use ordered chapters [yet; Ryuu-Rogue is going to use them in their v2 of Adventure], which makes using clean versions not only evil but also rather pointless. I wonder how much space is saved… I should check this at some point.)

I am working on my own raws of Digimon Tamers, but do not expect them to come out for a long while. The other series? Maybe after Tamers.

If you are wondering what the hell Ryo’s story is, go read this. (Oops, now you’re on TV Tropes.)

What order should you watch Nanoha in? First TV series, first movie, second movie, second TV series. Insert the A’s comics (and the audio dramas if you understand spoken Japanese) into the TV series in in-universe chronological order.

What order should you watch Haruhi in? The first series in TV order, then either the new episodes from the 2009 version or the entire 2009 version (if you already want to rewatch the original series), then the movie. If you really hate Endless Eight, parts of it can be skipped: definitely watch the last episode; try to watch the first episode; try to also watch any one of the middle episodes; try to watch all episodes. Do not skip from the first series straight to the movie: at the very least watch the first new episode (8th in the total 2009 order).

A note on the International Baccalaureate’s choice of programming language for the Computer Science course:

Good programming style can be demonstrated by program listings that are easily readable, even by a programmer who has never used the program. These would include small and clearly structured Java methods, sufficient and appropriate comments, meaningful identifier names and a consistent indentation scheme.

… program listings that are easily readable …
Facilitated by Python.
… a consistent indentation scheme …
Facilitated by Python.

… You see what I am driving at.

My opinion on the search for extraterrestrial life is very well summarized by the XKCD Web comic issue entitled The Search. I am also a prime example of the issue entitled Efficiency.

The single most irritating thing in window-based GUIs is when windows spring up on top of existing ones when I do not explicitly ask them to do so. Especially when at the moment the unwanted window appears you are trying to enter some text, invoke a keyboard shortcut or click something, especially having configured the mouse pointer to move automatically to the default button in new windows. (I have that disabled, in case you were wondering.)

Kill most XML-based formats and uses of pure XML, and punish the people at W3C and elsewhere who invented them and especially those who made them to standards and requirements for something else to work. The reason is that these formats are superfluous, overly complex; simply speaking, not suitable for their intended use. In a few cases, the intended use is incorrectly defined, while in the rest, the formats are in fact useless, created to serve a purpose but botched up as soon as it was decided to base them on XML; better suited formats exist and should be universally adopted. Let’s take a look at some examples: which text-based format is most suited for storing configuration data? An extended version of INI. Which text-based format is most suited for storing, let’s say, a list of links or a dictionary? The most primitive TXT. Which text-based format is most suited for storing mathematical expressions? One can argue here, but I believe the most suited is the one understood by OpenOffice.org Math; the two next-to-most-suited formats are troff/eqn and LaTeX. Now if we ask what formats are the most suited regardless of their text-basedness, then the winners are almost always, if not totally always, ad hoc binary formats, as they offer the least superfluity and represent what they actually should represent, not some stupid stuff. Thus it is a win-win: on the one hand, the files take less space (and as an additional bonus can be transferred in less time), and on the other, they are processed faster.

Saving screenshots as JPEG is stupid! They are not any photographic data, or rather, they should not be regarded as photographic data! That’s why we don’t photograph our screens and post the photographs, but instead take screenshots! Rule: screenshots should be saved with lossless compression. (Reduction in color depth might be an exception to this, but should nevertheless be avoided.)

Just as stupid is making JPEG the default output format (or indeed a selectable output format) in screenshot-taking facilities.

交響曲 【こうきょうきょく】 (n) symphony; (P)

(EDICT; looked up on coming across in Wiktionary)

Just in case you can’t (yet) read hiragana or use my (or any other) kana‐to‐rōmaji transcription or transliteration tool: the word is pronounced as kōkyōkyoku.

豆腐の角に頭をぶつけて死ね 【とうふのかどにあたまをぶつけてしね】 (exp) take a long walk off a short pier; go stick your head in a pig; lit: bash your head against the corner of a block of tofu and die

(EDICT)

По‐русски говорят проще: убей себя!
Рекомендуется — об стену, об дно бассейна или пассатижами.

And today I saw ./configure for GNU libiconv print this:
checking for iconv... no, consider installing GNU libiconv

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