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Personal Branding and Fucking Around

Little known fact: my name's not actually Prettyboy Yumi (as cool as that would be); most Sysops prefer to keep themselves anonymous (or as anonymous as they want to be). I enjoy teasing my face a lot but the idea that any trivial algorithm which can recognize faces can associate pictures of the sam...

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So I (didn't) Play Melty Blood Today

Melty Blood is a game based on the lore of 月姫, the canon of which inspired the wonderfully complex Fate series. Melty Blood (simply Melty for short) is a dojin fighting-game co-developed by Type-Moon and French Bread and is known for being the deplorable alternative to good fighting games such as Te...

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Steady as He Goes

I've gotten sick recently. It started out as a little cough and gradually it worked its way into my head over the past few days, widening into a system-wide panic of coughing and fever and a headache to top it off. Not fun, especially given this is my first week of work at my Summer job.

Last weeke...

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Comfy in Jordans

I'm not sure what I had planned for today's dinner but it certainly wasn't eating a violently-gutted, fried yellowtail and throwing back Japanese import-beer with a guy I hardly knew before; but that's how it goes when you fail to make dinner plans: sometimes you're surprised.

Before this afternoon...

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Mind the Gap

I read porn on the train today; in the 6th car of a 10-car Richmond north-bound train there I sat, reading Monster Musume .

For the unfamiliar, Monster Musume (JP: モンスター娘のいる日常) is a harem manga, and a damn good one at that. It follows the life of normal Japanese student Kurusu Kimihito and his inte...

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Berkeley (That's Where I Stay)

A lot's happened in the past few days: I'm in Berkeley (that's where I stay!), California for the next few months.

When I got back from Germany and went upstairs to sleep in the (new!) server-room I found it nearly 98 Fahr.; the batteries in the AC controller had corroded so that, despite being pow...

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Largest Cuckoo Clock in the World, a Large Place

I saw the world's largest cuckoo clock today; it was big but otherwise unremarkable. It's situated right off B33 in the Black Forest of Germany; the clock is right next to the highway, meaning you hardly hear anything but the screeching engines of the passing trucks and cars when the cuckoo does its...

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