Month: February 2013

BerkshireAnime.com Site Is Up…

I finally released a big piece of software that I’ve been working on for a while. It’s an e-commerce application written in python that you can view here. Although it doesn’t really look like there’s a lot going on with the app, it’s actually pretty complicated. The shop is combining affiliate links with in-stock physical…


The Madness in the Method: Discovering a Writing Process

I have this beat up Microsoft keyboard with the home-row letters worn off. It’s what they call “ergonomic” and I bought it because I was typing so much that my hands were cramping painfully. I try to imagine how my wrists would feel with an ancient mechanical typewriter, the typebars jamming up and the ink…


MediaCrash & Emacs Stories, Part Two

I love Emacs. I use it every day for programming, writing, schoolwork, web stuff, email, news, listening to music, whatever. Sometimes I have to use different Emacs on remote machines and I have to revert to the default setup (tramp mitigates this somewhat). This means that I have to go back to that horrible (or…


Dorama Review #2: Sexy Voice and Robo

Here’s another TV series that was based on a great manga. (I know, there are a lot of those!) Sexy Voice and Robo was originally a seinen comic by Kuroda Io (黒田硫黄) that was published around 2000-2003. The drama starred Suzuka Ohgo (大後 寿々花) as Nico Hayashi, a teenager with a bizarre talent for changing…


The Abstract Fairy Tale

Once, I thought that all of the children’s stories that I had read when I was young were past being written. I heard that the fairy tales and the nursery rhymes had been banned in the schools and that my favorite writers had been placed on lists that described them and their works as unsuitable…