Valentine’s Day

I got Valentine’s day Chocolate from my Girlfriend!  I’m so happy. 🙂  It’s a box from Kobe Morozoff.  The company that brought Valentine’s Day to Japan.

I need to work double hard now to work off the calories.  f^_^;

Opera Mini 4

I Just installed Opera Mini on my Treo 650. It’s pretty amazing. Not exactly a safari but good enough, and much faster than the browser the Treo comes with. It’s pretty amazing that this Java app can out-perform the C-based Blazer browser by what feels like an order of magnitude.

Workrave

I learned about this program from Sacha Chua’s blog. Workrave is a cool time-to-take-a-break-reminder program that doesn’t just lock your screen (like the default typing break program in Ubuntu). It has micro-breaks which are great to remind me to get back to working on whatever I was supposed to be doing.

I wonder how my life would change if I made a program for my Treo that would make it vibrate every couple of minutes to remind me to keep my attention where it should be.

Ubuntu users can use the following link to get APT to install it for you: Install Workrave

Ubuntu 06.10 Edgy Eft

I’ve upgraded Chiaki to Ubuntu 06.10.  I did a clean install this time because my 06.6 installation was pretty old, and had a good number of custom packages installed.  Luckily for me I found out that a lot of people have been having problems doing dist-upgrades.   I think 90% of those problems are because of people using non-official packages.  Perhaps apt should be a little smarter about alien packages and ask the user to delete them before performing the upgrade.

The installation went nearly flawlessly.  The only thing I had to do this time was install and configure 915resolution to get it to do widescreen.  The broadcom drivers work a little faster this time, but still have a sucky range.  That really sucks because I want to use WPA but my orinocco card driver doesn’t support it. Also the network manager applet wasn’t installed by default… I can’t remember if it was installed by default in 06.6.  It really should be.

Of the upgraded programs I have to say Gaim 2.0 beta 3 is the worst.  Although 1.5.0 is old and buggy, but it’s way too early for Gaim 2.0 still.  I have to give the gaim developers some negative karma for not keeping their stable release usable.

Firefox 2.0 is pretty good however, it boots up faster than 1.5 and pulls off it’s new theme while not looking out of place with the rest of the desktop.

On a side note I’ve been looking for new music recently, and have been checking out Jamendo There’s some pretty good stuff there.  It’s really nice to see how big it is.  I love websites who use open-source software to do good (Bittorrent, eMule, Ogg vorbis).

Also in other news I bought a rice-cooker today.  It was really expensive but it works great!

Miss Universe 2006

This post is all in Japanese this time.

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今日ミス ユーニバスというビューティ パーゲント行われた。今度のMiss Japan (知花くらら)がめっちゃ美人です。 結果はMiss Puerto Rico(Zuleyka Rivera)が勝って、二番目が知花さんでした。日本の方がもっときれいで、頭よくて(スペイン語、フランス語,英語も話せる)、ドレスも素敵だと思い ます。 何点でPuerto Ricoが勝ったか分からない。(>_<)

でわ春菜からのバトン行きます。英語の言葉使います!

【Q1】自転車のことを何と呼ぶ?

A> Bike

【Q2】マクドナルドのことを何と呼ぶ?

A> McDonalds (also sometimes Micky Ds)

【Q3】パソコンのことを何と呼ぶ?

A> Laptop, PC

【Q4】お父さんのことを何と呼ぶ?

A> Papa

【Q5】お母さんのことを何と呼ぶ?

A> Mama

【Q6】合同コンパのことを何と呼ぶ?

A> ごこん。。。

【Q7】セブンイレブンのことを何と呼ぶ?

A> (The) Seven Eleven

【Q8】ファミリーマートのことを何と呼ぶ?

A> Family Mart

【Q9】自分しか使わないであろう、呼び方を教えてください

A> Hmm I’m not sure…

【Q10】次にバトンをまわす人を、自分の呼び方で指名してください

Jules (sp?)
May
John
Meg

A Japanese update

Well, since I’ve finally found some free time I’ve decided to post some results (of one of those personality tests) that I stumbled upon when I was reading Haruna’s blog. You can take it at Love type check!

Here are my results:

Apollon(アポロン) 英語名:Apollo(アポロ)
です。

■神話
太陽神として知られる、音楽と医療の神。
神話の中では明るく陽気な性格で竪琴を奏でる色男として登場します。
神々の中でも2枚目として通っていた彼ですが、女性には振られまくっています。
美形でも軽い男は女性には好かれないようです。

■性質
あなたは愛想がよく、女性男性問わずに周りから好かれるタイプ しかも失敗を恐れずにいろいろなことにもチャレンジします。
大きなことにチャレンジして、一発当てることができるのもアポロンの特徴です。
楽天的なところがあるので、あまり沈みこまないところも良いところです。
いつも明るいおかげで、周りも明るくなり、みんな安心してあなたと付き合うことができます。

チャレンジ精神が旺盛なおかげで、高嶺の花といわれる女性にも積極的にアプローチができます。
また、失敗しても立ち直りが早いのでさっさと次の恋愛にうつることができます。

ただ、周りからは『ころころ気が変わる人』『遊んでそう』と思われる傾向があります。
あまり女性にこの評価が広まると、食事には一緒に行ってもいいけど付き合うのはちょっとねぇ、というように見られてしまいます。
八方美人にならないようにすれば、女性からの評価が上がりますよ。

■Solution
そんなあなたにおすすめの「異性の心理」は『足元に注意』『キッチンでシンクロ』です。
こまめな気遣いができると、女性からの評価はさらに上がりますよ。

I can’t say I understand it 100% but it seems pretty good to me. I think it’s interesting how it has a Solution section. You don’t see too many of those in American personality tests.

PSP

PlayStation.com – PSP

The PSP is like the Ring of Power. At first I bought it saying that I’d sell it after I played a couple of games. Unfortunately every time I try to send the PSP back into the fires of Mt. Doom. We wants it.

That being said. I have found a couple of practical uses for my PSP because it comes with a Mozilla web-browser. Since my house has wireless internet I use it in the morning to check the news and the weather. When I switch my website to TurboGears later this year I’m want to make a nice PSP portal site with a couple of little web-apps (Todo-list, iCal compatible callendar?, weather and news agregator) And I especially want to make a way I can syncronize my computer with the portal. I also wonder if in the future I can make a program for my treo that’ll download the information from the portal and synchronize it with the palm applications.

I probably wont even do half of all that, knowing myself. The to-do list, bookmarks and feed agregrator maybe. Computer/Palm syncronizing probably not.