Sunday, August 19, 2012

I've found a new Toy!

Now I can put Animation to the Midi I make...! And it turns out somewhat like this:

Now to get better at it!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

New Case, and New Computer Temps!

     I got a new case, and it didn't strike me how much a good case actually helps your temps.  Not sure whether it's the size or the over-sized fans, but I get an average of 5°C Cooler - which is considerable for just a case swap.  It's a little bigger than I expected but It sure looks nice and I got to manage me some cables... Took 3 hours to swap the case out, here is a comparison of the two cases:

As you can see, the case is quite larger, and the fan on the top is considerably bigger and does move quite a bit more air.

Antec 200 V2 on the left, and an Antec 1100 on the Right

     But the real beauty is on the inside... quite an improvement in room in the new case makes it almost too easy for cable management, and no loose cables anywhere, no matter where you look.  The old case didn't have the room or holes for wire accommodation like the new one, so here is a comparison of the two builds on the inside:

Antec 200 V2 Case
Some light cable management pushed behind the HD Casing.

Antec 1100 Case
Used all the management Holes, Doesn't look half bad ;)

     Overall a great improvement, I still have to test our long term running temps, and I DID have to slightly modify part of the case to accommodate my Corsair Liquid Cooling H60 Kit, up at the top there is this Fan controller that runs off of one molex, but the molex won't fit with the H60 in there, so I turned it upside down, and ran an extension to the fan controller to the back.  Overall it looks good with it's side off, and with  it's side on!  I can control how bright it is, but it does glow UV light most of the time!  And with this Ballistix Tracer Ram, it's a rave inside whenever my computer starts getting worked up!

     I'm pretty happy with it... All I need to do now is get a new video card, because Windows is telling me it's the slow part of my system...

     Time to wait on some good SLI so I can try out some Nvidia Surround action!  Likely my next big upgrade...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Odd Revelation

Found a Freudian flop in this symbol that most religious and non-religious people know...

It's the Mark of the Beast in the 'Not of this World' for all you new testament goers.  Check it up on revelations!  Is this the sign people are looking for?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Built A New PC

It still needs a little work but here are some pictures...

Here is with it off:

Here is with it on:

And the cable management is horrible, but I kinda threw it together as fast as I could, and I may get a new case since this one is ridiculous, but It's kinda cool and blinky!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

No matter what you're doing where... It's the fourth of July! There are plenty of ways to celebrate! If you're a Brit, you can wear a red coat, drink tea, and say "You should have stuck with us!" If you're Mexican you can consider this our version of your Cinco de Mayo, and go all out and reinvent our holiday like the Americans did yours...

 And where-ever it's possible, you should always light explosives, today is one of the few rare days where the Americans might not even consider you a terrorist if you go lighting explosives, it's actually patriotic for once! If there is anything I'm personally not doing, it's going to the beach. California has really made the ocean the worst place to go these last few years with rules like: No Alcohol, No Pets, No Fireworks(San Diego County), No Glass containers. Not to mention the locals making bank of you when you try to park your car to realize the residents are charging you to park in what would be 'free' spots. All so you can spend the day being haunted by the police force all night thinking up reasons to put you in jail for your neighbor's alcohol bottles lying around(last few years).

Instead have a nice BBQ with some friends getting down on some Games! What are you doing this 4th of July?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

TeamSpeak Surprises

     Today was an interesting day... First I wake up to talk to my fnordies like I usually do in the morning, while talking to Rich early - Someone comes in from "Operation Flashpoint" (Arma2) needing an American voice-over for a mission he's doing.  We talk with him a little bit and he gives me his line, being the only one on the Server I allow him to record me, the line was:

"Crossroads, this is poison-frog. We are trapped and require evacuation."

     So apparently I'll be in the credits of that particular game, and perhaps be giving a video of my part to see/show on the tubezorz.  Then a little while later, when TeamSpeak seemed to fill up a bit after that... Someone else by the name of SquinT came in and started Free-style rapping to us while we were playing CS:GO.  That was pretty neat, and I got some of that recorded for show later, if he comes back to check it out.

     Then apparently SDGE comes by to replace our old meter, and puts in an electric meter... then kills the power to my home, messing up many clocks, and hopefully all the computers are fine, they could have given me better warning and I was pretty upset by the action.  Then a little while later, the UPS guy comes and I get my new monitor so that sort of made up for the power outage.

     Huge roller-coaster today of crazy events, lets see how the trend continues...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

E3 2012

I'm going To E3 tomorrow, I'll post information about it on my game blog: Here


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It's my birthday Tomorrow~

     So Google helped me make a birthday song...  Happy Birthday to everyone else this month as well!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I want to go to India, but...

I eat a lot of beef, and basically live off of milk...

I might be able to get by with lamb-burgers but what's their policy on milking cows? >_>

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Destructoid Interview with me for MinerWars

     I had an interview with Foom from Destructoid.Com on the behalf of MinerWars, it's about two hours long, but I showcase the game as he plays, and answer questions that came up in chat.

Link here: My interview

     A podcast interview I did earlier can be found here:  Podcast Interview

Friday, April 13, 2012

Facebook Needs a Dislike Button

For as vague as a society who only accepts Liking things,
 perhaps seeing what people dislike is more powerful...

Updates Audio and Markup

     I've made some adjustments to my site, as well as have stared to work on a few pieces of music.  For some reason I'm getting really good inspiration, I've started a few projects and I'm starting to get more and more into Midi as I do this.  For some reason I feel the benefit of writing and using Midi music strongly, and have recently started using only the default Midi sound fonts.  After I finish the Midi's, I'll perhaps later convert them to sample based audio, instead of doing it the other way around like I usually do, and this leaves me with a finished project in a very convenient format ready for re-vision and mastering.

     The adjustments to the site aren't going to be as visible, but I'm working on my other few sites a bit more and release my other site as I have time to get it up, it's almost a year anniversary for my online infrastructure! ;)  I'll put up some of my projects in my test area on my site/soundcloud for your discrimination... as they're quite rough works, but I like what I've been plucking out recently.

     I also am glad to see tax-season come and go, I always hate the stress incurred by this event, even if the stress isn't on my part.  Everyone is soo worked up and realizing all their hard work is again being deducted from, and trying to make any effort to save what they've worked for, a pitiful display.  The one time of the year the government is one of those big business corporations, and they invent problems for the general Joe to get around, creating jobs for people to specialize in how to read through the obfuscation the government puts there every year.  This is the type of thing that makes me want to run for president, and run a feather-duster in the cobweb-laws that linger in the dark corners of our broken government system.

/end rant

Remember America, Vote third party (candidate)~

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One of those days... after phở?

     I feel so awful, had some bad reaction to something today and I can't sleep but I'm tired and all I want to do it lay down and go to bed, but I can't.  I have strange rashes from something as if I've eaten something I'm allergic to, however I've only eaten items I've had many times before.  I went out to get some Phở which was very good, and then went to get a much needed pair of shoes.

     Either I ate something that I had a bad reaction to, I was introduced to bacteria/chemicals somehow while out on the street, or perhaps the shoes I was trying on were made from something that caused me to break out.  I quickly obtained high strength Diphenhydramine, and within a few hours I was quickly improving.  Now I feel like I've been poisoned, overall uncomfortable and body aches.  I'm pretty sure it wasn't the food, those whom I ate with are fine and it was good.

     Hopefully it's some mutant bacterial that was formed by the ignorance of humans, that will eventually find it's way to a rat deep in the sewers who will then be compelled to train turtles in the art of ninjitsu.

On a side note, while writing this post, I noticed when typing Diphenhydramine the spell-checker didn't understand, but wanted to auto-correct it as: methamphetamine...  Because the average Joe uses crack more than Benadryl... it also didn't know ninjitsu nor Benadryl.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Welcomed Weather

     It's sure strange these past few days from hot to cold to wet to dry.  I'm starting to feel as if the rain is begging me to stay awake, and continue my many projects...  I've been loving this random weather we've been having!

     Strangely enough, I met someone just now who shares the same online alias as I do... So I met THAT guy who is taking my name places.  Apparently we met via another person who was a customer at my work, and after some talks it turns out we kinda do the same thing... and even live near one another.  It's weird when the names in chat are identical, only being able to tell who is who by the color of the same name... and the text after it.

     I've also done some updating on my website... both visual and functional enhancements! Check it out!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Anime Konji Fun

     For anyone going to Anime Konji San Diego, I'm sure you'll be seeing many cool new trends, as well as traditional anime-esque content.  There will be cosplayers playing and magic card a gathering, video game challenging and concert music a playing, but there are two places you need to check out!

     The first place is the steampunk accessory shop, EarGeer.  You'll see bountiful array of modernized mechanical yesteryear gear.  From full sets of accessory for the ladies, to some male oriented styles... there is something for everyone.  Don't forget to mention where you heard about it! ;)

     Secondly, there is an anime café that brightens the experience of the whole show.  You haven't done any anime convention until you've stopped by Mochi Café~ The maid café group does many shows and each have their own color and style.  Not a bad way to rest from your difficult convention day.

So check them out when you visit, you'll be glad you did!  Have fun at the convention!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

GDC and San Francisco

     Although I'm back from GDC, I still need to get back to many people I met while I was there.  San Francisco was much fun, from earthquakes to accidents you're a part of something huge happening all the time.  Everyone was able to check something off their list of never having experienced before.  For me it was getting in a bar-fight, and with a guy who called himself 'Jake the Snake'. Good times~
Jake the Snake and I before
our friendly quarrel.

     Most of our time there was spent at GDC, at our Miner Wars kiosk/display.  It was interesting to see people's reaction to our game, some even drew parallels to things I couldn't see before.  For example; often times people would come by and see our ship in an asteroid, and then say "Oh it's like the Matrix..." and scratching my head I figured out that they see the scene from the Nebuchadnezzar descending into the 'tunnels.'  Some other girl came by and told us that the game reminded her of Titan AE, and at first, I also didn't see it, but as she explained how the movie went and how our game is going, I was super amazed how similar it really was...
Marek Rosa and Nick Miller at the Keen Software Booth #62 at GDC Play 2012

     What was truly interesting, was the fact not only the people who came by to see games were impressed, but developers of the same genre were also stoked about our game.  We met Dan Dixon who worked on Universal Sandbox, this was a great meeting because we're both spacey people who like space games.  It's refreshing to see someone who built a game you've played before, and then vice versa seeing the interest in our game being in the same genre.  It didn't stop there however, many other developers liked what we had going  on and I went around to insure I knew what they had going on as well.  There were many interesting new games on the market I'll have to blog about later, and of course it seemed making a zombie game is in fashion this year.

     After all our GDC adventures, we went and hit town.  We didn't have much time to spend there, so I ensured we hit all the nitty gritty.  From the transit center at the start of the Embarcadero, to the wharf and fish market.  I even ran into a well dressed, and pretty happy with it dog.  She was wearing sunglasses at night, and I have never seen a dog wear sunglasses at night... So I had to take a picture...
Awesome Dressed dog, I fogot her name, but she was pretty close into town.
Her owner was pretty chill too...

     All in all, San Francisco was lots of fun, and I have many interesting and gruesome stories to tell from it. I wish I had more time to spend there, to see the friends who were near, and the new friends I met while traveling around, but that could be the basis of a whole new journey.  As for this one, a few moments will stick with me pretty well, San Francisco is anything but boring.

Marek Rosa and I in front of Boudin's, after having their famous
Clam Chowder Bread bowl, and getting surprise shot by Nick Miller.
     Now time to get back to all those people who I met at GDC, slowly remembering and writing each one! ^^;  I have something special in store for the people I met as well! ;)

Monday, March 5, 2012

I was told...

That I have an accent.  Is this true?  Has anyone else thought this, and if so, what does it sound like?  I asked the lady who prompted me about this, and she couldn't put her finger on it...


Woke me up...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

On the way to GDC

First time I've flown since that 9/11 crap, and I have to say its not as bad as I've heard.  I also haven't been to San Francisco in years so this should be refreshing. I'm writing this on the plane, its amazing how it feels to defeat gravity.

The plane even has tvs so the lazy flight attendants don't have to do their dance anymore. I liked the part where they modeled the breathing mask in case of crash...

GDC is going to be fun, I'm stoked to go talk with fellow gamer devs.  I'll attempt to take pictures of what I can.  Blog ya later.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Anti-Sopa day shares Fears of censorship

     Since last night 9PM, the first site I tried going to ( was already doing it's protest.  And amazed to see many other popular influential sites go down.  One site I'm somewhat upset didn't go down, most likely out of anger from the users if it did was Facebook.  That site alone would have caused enough grief for those who support the bill.  It's amazing seeing the whole internet work together to show how bad of an idea one legal matter the big companies want to impose on the public.

     I've somewhat censored my site, and am joining the protest.  I personally want to see a letter on one of these site saying "If your parents work for the movie or publishing industry, they it's ALL their fault..."  I want to see these company's kids walking up to them crying going, why is this down, they say it's YOUR fault.

     It's time to start heavily protesting the companies that support the SOPA and PIPA bill, If I know a company supports SOPA, my money goes elsewhere even overseas into the wrong hands if needed.  I wonder what would happen if people started buying Chinese Micky-Mouse copyright-infringed clones and sent them to Disney with a letter telling them more Mickey clones will come unless they drop support...  I would already say stop buying movies, but unfortunately the Movie companies have one upped me by releasing horrible movies as of recently, so people are already inclined to not buy them.  

     We should treat these companies like when Metallica stopped Napster way back when, I know many people stopped buying, and even listening to them (as did I) since they ruined the first nice p2p.  Imagine how our troops must feel, leaving an America they understand to go to war, then they come back to China-esque communications tampering and the freedoms they were fighting for were killed along with their foes on the battlefield.           As such~

Friday, January 13, 2012

Over New Years, Here's a tune

     Well I hope everyone had a great new years, mine wasn't very great.  Lost my laptop and much of my work that was on it.  Despite the circumstances, I've decided to release a piece I've compiled for my cousin Elisa.  She told me as inspiration the word "Guitar" and this is what became of it.  I started it around the End of December, and I also have a very good midi version I've cooked up... Here it is: Eliza's Song by MemoryThief

And if you're curious how it was before I worked on it, or what the inspiration came from here is the former:

Elisa's Song Origin by MemoryThief

You can find the midi on my site, in the downloads section... (may not work right, for whatever reason) or not?