# Friday, 27 February 2009

There comes a time when an app's version number moves from 0.X to 1.X and then a tiny little celebration goes off in the developer's head as the person rejoices on the release.

Then the Internet sees the app and starts asking for new features, and complaining about other features.

Then the developer goes to sleep, crying into a pillow.

Friday, 27 February 2009 00:51:29 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [1]  | 
# Monday, 23 February 2009

Aaaa.. this just bring back memories as I was surfing the net for the past week. Internet has been utterly HORRIBLE for most of the week. Sites were either slow or unresponsive. Sure brings back memories of the age of dialup!

And no reports about undersea cables being sliced or anything like that..

Monday, 23 February 2009 01:10:25 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 14 February 2009

The cool thing about having a blog and making regular entries is that you have a searchable record of what happened previously. For example.. waaaaay back in 2006 when I first got the 360. I also managed to acquire... THE PORN STICK! Here's a picture of it back in 2006.

So... now that I've gotten this the other day.


It's time to dust off the old PornStick that hasn't really seen much use since 2006. Heck.. WZ has been slamming that thing around since he was born, I was worried if it's still work properly.


You might need to click on it to bring up the bigger version to see it properly, but there's definetly traces of dirt and years of neglect on the thing.... maybe even some drool. (from WZ of course) So without even thinking if it's a good idea wiping it down with alcohol I grab a baby wipe off WZ's baby bag and start scrubbing the stick.


I managed to get off the surface dust, but some of the thing has caked into the surface ridges and won't come out. But... it still works thankfully! Very well too!!! Now I just need to make WZ understand he can't torture the thing so much anymore...

Saturday, 14 February 2009 21:19:59 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

So there I was after picking up my Street Fighter IV I foolishly walked into a toy shop and saw this girl, she was carrying a sign.


Asking people to join her club. And with a face like this.


How could I possibly say no as I hurriedly picked her up. This is of course Revoltech's Haruhi figure. Not to be confused with the Figma Haruhi figure.


First thing the wife ask is of course "Don't you already have one?" Well you see..


Of course there are some difference between the 2 figures, most notably of course, this being the bunny suit version. The Revoltech Haruhi is from Revoltech's Fraulein line (I got no time to type an accented a in there) which touts.. and I quote is a figure system capable of producing beautiful body lines and motion as natural as real lives.


The front lower body section (near the tummy) is not plastic but rather PVC so that it can twist and look realistic, heck it MUST be special since it gets it's own bullet point on the box! The legs also are much more normal looking compared to Figma's chicken leg style.


But one thing that I have never been able to stand about Revoltech figures is the damn stand! (Hey.. saw what I did there?)


As I mentioned before in my Ryu and Chun Li posts, the damn Revoltech stands SUCK! And this one isn't any better, it's just a straight pole up, an elbow at the top, followed by some thing that resembles a collar to hold your figure under the arm pits. I guess this is the ideal position to show off this stand.


This is just wrong in SO MANY ways.. first of all it doesn't actually GRIP the figure, you just plop the figure on the thing and hope the hook catches the figure under the elbow. Well since the hook is slightly elastic you could just make it clamp down on the side of her breasts.

Another thing which I hate about Revoltech figures is that the darn Revoltech joints have click notches on them so they aren't really freely posable. Also for this figure specifically, I find it QUITE hard to pose without the stand cause.. she's wearing heels, so the surface contact isn't a lot. And also, the bunny ears makes her head top heavy!


Gheez.. I wonder how hard it would have been for them to just make a longer segmented stand, and maybe come up with a better way of holding the figure up.. well the usual hole in the back works well! Not everyone wants to have a display case of figures standing straight up by being proped up under their elbows!

So let's have a comparison shot of the two figures.


Revoltech Haruhi is taller and the joints look err.. less weird compared to Figma Haruhi. But both are nicely crafted figures. One plus side for Revoltech Haruhi is of course the fact that.


She has some essential props included! And damn....


She's got FRIENDS coming!

And I took a few shots in RAW and then converted them to JPG after tweaking the brightness a bit. I think I forgot my monitor wasn't displaying at full brightness though, that's why everything looked dark. So via Silverlight DeepZoom you can see how's the detail on the figure.

Saturday, 14 February 2009 17:13:26 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 09 February 2009

So... now that I know I'll be using the Beliner Media Player in the car more I needed to settle how I was going to put the thing in the middle of the car so that people from both the left and right side can watch it without straining their necks too much.

So the first thing I did was the obvious one, try to hang the player in between the 2 front seats.


If only it was that easy! Because the anchor point was at the top of the player, and the strap itself is not hard, the player's own weight made it droop down. There was no way in hell this setup would be scoring any WAF (wow.. WAF actually has a Wikipedia entry!)points this way!

I realized I needed to find something to push the thing outwards, to give it a spine so it could support itself straight. I rummaged the house trying to find a piece of wood, or plastic, something that was solid yet not to inconvenient to disassemble or move around. And then I found this.


I don't even know what they call this in english, this was what I used when I was in Kemahiran Hidup classes in Form 4. How would I use this to give the player a spine? Like this.


Installation was much easier than I anticipated, just slide the T bar behind the straps! And how well does it work?


It works FANTASTICALLY well! The T bar balances the unit and makes sure it faces straight, and the ruler reaches to the ground of the car and leans against the central column causing it to support the player to look straight forward! FANASTIC!!

This setup scored BOAT LOADS of WAF points, full and whole hearted acceptance of the wife on the usage of the player in car!

Monday, 09 February 2009 12:22:57 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [1]  |