So, I finished the Haruhi dub. Overall, I'd have to say it's pretty good, despite all my little nitpicks. Tsuruya was better in Live Alive than The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya, and they left the nyoro in the dub. ENOZ had kind of generic high school girl voices, but I guess that's to be expected since they only show up in one episode.
I finally bit the bullet and updated to WinXP SP2. I was starting to be annoyed with the number of applications that had what I considered to be fabricated limitations that prevented themselves from being installed on SP1. I know, I'm a few years behind the rest of the world, and that SP3 is out now. Give me a few more years.
Something hardware-related is messed up with this computer. For a while now my internal DVD drive hasn't been working. Since MAGFest's happening effectively tomorrow (Wednesday), I wanted to see if there was anything I could do to have a working optical drive. So I shut down both this computer and my server (bye bye xbox hueg uptime :( *sniff*) and swapped their DVD drives, expecting, wishing, hoping it would work. Alas, it didn't. Both DVD drives are fully functional.
Also, the fan on the side of my case finally died. The LEDs still light up (lol) but the fan no longer spins. I guess the resulting rise in air temperature in my case is what was leading to my general inability to run Guild Wars for any real length of time. It's fine in town, but if I leave town, it starts randomly freezing up for 10 seconds or more at a time. There isn't enough time to fix it before MAGFest, and I won't be playing GW at MAGFest anyway, but I'll be in the market for a new 80mm molex case fan (preferably with red LEDs, but they aren't crucial) immediately following MAGFest.
Speaking of MAGFest, yes, technically it is January 1st through the 4th. However, for anyone who preregged (or just so happens to be staff, like myself), there's a special New Year's Eve party. Hence why I'm leaving on Wednesday. It's not that far of a drive, and as long as I don't do the same fuckup I did last year it'll happen without incident. Last year, for many miles, I noticed that the road was running parallel to a train track, and I was slowly but surely passing a train. Eventually I passed it, and thought that would be last of it. However, I got to a city, drove a block too far, crossed the tracks, and ended up having to wait for the damn train to go by to get on the road I needed to be on.
I might be able to post from the LAN room, but I probably won't. We will have internet in there, but it's not for general use. It's mostly for people with stupid things like Steam that constantly probe for updates. It's like, lrn2enableofflinemodekthx.
No major Guitar Hero news. Except that I think GuitarHeroPhenom is a pretty cool guy, eh full combos The Devil Went Down To Gergorge and doesn't afraid of anything.
Edit: Maybe it's due to me shutting down ever so briefly to safely unplug the dead fan, which did so happen to be plugged into the same string of molexes coming from my power supply as the DVD drive, but now the DVD drive is recognized by Windows again. This LG drive is funky, Windows shows it as a DVD-RAM drive and burnatonce says it can burn just about anything I can throw at it. It also supports that weird Lightscribe thing where after you burn the disc you flip it over and use the drive's laser to etch an image onto the label side of the disc, but I don't have anything installed that can actually do that, nor do I have any of the required media to try it out on.
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