Saturday, July 28, 2007

The last SDCCI for me...

This is it. I've had enough.

See you at Loscon, Anime Los Angeles, maybe Anime Expo, outside possibility of either WonderCon and/or Dragon*Con. SDCCI has officially gotten too big. And as such, it has quite obviously jumped the shark.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Geek stink and disappearing LJ...

Today has been a day of outages.

All today, we have had NO hot water, and for most of the day we have had NO WATER AT ALL.

The stereotype about geeks is that we don't bathe. Thing is, I do, daily. I sometimes bathe more than once on hot sticky days. Like this one. I am miserable. The water just came back on...finally.

I know I don't give my Blogspot blogs much love anymore, because too many of my friends are on LJ and I seem to update my LJ more frequently. Well, I can't bitch about the water outage today, because thanks to mystery power problems in San Francisco my LJ is down. As is everyone else's.

And tomorrow I go to Comic-Con. Hopefully there won't be an Amtrak outage.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Vending Machine Red and Vending Machine Zero...

...go Akihabara crazy! Yes! Great thirst justice in Otaku Paradise!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Geek shock horror! Smoking gun evidence about H1-B abuse!

This video speaks for itself. This is blatantly unfair. This is also why I left IT.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Battle Royale: Hello Kitty vs. Neon Genesis Evangelion


Hello Kitty Airplane...and it's flying for EVA Airlines!!!

My big questions:

1.) Who's at the controls: Shinji, Asuka or Rei?

2.) Who's responsible for this: NERV or Seele?

3.) Are you more susceptible to Angel attack if flying on this plane?

4.) Does this plane fly on jet fuel, or A.T. fields?

5.) Does this airline fly to Japan? If so, I think this officially qualifies as the ultimate Otaku experience. Particularly if one is flying in for Comiket.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Cosplay is love...yet again...

Wow, I had a real blast at the California ScienCenter. There were a lot of old friends and a few I only knew online until now. Amazing turnout. I figured out how to transport my costume on three buses and one subway train without killing my back. That took some doing, but basically entailed rolling up the garment bag and stuffing it into my book bag I use at Woodbury.

I have the start of one helluva patch jacket now, including a huge LP-sized Rebel Legion logo for the back, a smaller RL patch for the front, a patch given to me by Singaporean 501st Legion guys who I ran into the day after New Year's in my local Sith*Mart...they were looking for SW toys they couldn't get back at home...and a few other random patches either I have now or are coming to me via eBay or RL sources. Since I really don't trust iron-ons (I lived through the 1970s, iron-on patches have a tendency to get lost after a while) I'm using the iron-on stuff as substitute for basting before each actually gets sewn on.

Anyway, I love these guys. Geeks are good folk, and these are good geeks. Even the ones who carry red sabres or wear white armor. Imperial or Rebellion, we really are family. At least here in LA. I hear tell it's different elsewhere.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Why Mr. Redstone, you've got awfully dirty hands...

Looks like the YouTube vs. Viacom lawsuit is going to get laughed out of court if the judge isn't a total freaking wuss. Viacom owns iFilm. iFilm has copyrighted material from companies other than Viacom or CBS on the site. iFilm hasn't pulled any of it so far. Therefore, Viacom is asking YouTube to do what it is unwilling or unable to do on iFilm. Which means Viacom has unclean hands.

Looky here, HBO! Some infringing material on iFilm! Soprano killing spree! Get it while it's hot! Get it before Viacom wakes up and whacks it! Hey, isn't HBO/Cinemax the arch-nemesis of Showtime/TMC? Go get 'em! I caught them with their pants down!

Anyway, here's more about the situation.

And of course, here's what I think about YouTube and their spinelessness.

Friday, March 02, 2007

More cosplay love at the ScienCenter...

Another 7am run to the ScienCenter. There's going to be a Padawan sabre making workshop tomorrow, so I'll be in on it. It will be my first event as an official member of the Rebel Legion International...I've been part of Sunrider Base since last Comic-Con, but this will be the first event I will be an official RL member.

Doesn't that look kewl? Wait, there's more...

So sweet. I really want a couple of real lighted sabres, eventually. They have to be purple. They just have to be.