Google Reader has been my #1 source for news aggregation in an easy and quick way to peruse through the news. Sure, RSS is old and simple, but it is a very powerful tool in finding the required information without actually visiting the site. It even triumphs over the socially saturated media by allowing the user to customize what he or she wants to view.
Upon speculation, one of the reasons could be that Google Reader has very few opportunities for a company to harvest user information and sell it for money such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus. Another possibility is that the majority of users can already be found on these social networks. With the increasing popularity of Google Plus, one would be less inclined to maintain a lesser popular items with less corporate benefits. Thankfully there are a few alternatives available as online readers.
As of now, I am currently investigating Feedly and “The Old Reader”. Feedly is good for the trendy peeps out there that like streamlined interfaces. Unfortunately, Feedly requires the user to install their add-on for any pc Web browser. It is also highly doubtful that Linux Web browser variants are supported such as uzbl, luakit, jumanji, etc. The Old Reader is shaping up to be a great alternative since it strives to emulate the old Google Reader with additional enhancements. The user has grown large enough that the developer has announced plans for an android app in the future.
Between the two, The Old Reader looks to be more transparent and considerate of the users such that it does not intrude one’s news feed with its own recommendations. Plus, this reader allows the option for the user to quickly skim through the articles by titles. In short, I’ll be using Feedly on the tablet until The Old Reader comes out with their own app. On pc, I would recommend the latter since Feedly requires additional installation.
Within the past week, I have been plagued with misfortune. A friendship was lost, a console and its save data broken and corrupted, a relative died, and a car crash in the family. As we all know it, the world moves on with disregard to the woes of the individual. Sympathy can sometimes help ease the pain, but it can also aggravate the victim. Empathy is more useful in this case, since both parties can relate to each other. As much as I want to blame myself and carry these pains to the grave, I ask the victims I have done wrong to forgive me as I would for those who have done me wrong. As I see it now, I must move forward into world and learn to prevent past mistakes and misfortunes to repeat itself from here on out. I bear no grudges against anyone, for they benefit nobody except for petty self-satisfaction.
More old news since July 01,2010. Due to mediafire deciding to drop/purge one of the evil empire’s main uploader member, over 3,000 files had broken links (including manga and anime). In the latest announcement, Evil empire is looking for willing uploaders to help restore the broken file links destroyed by mediafire. So far, there has been great progress in restoring those missing file links, but Evil Empire could still love to have more contributors.
Other old news is that the Evil Empire moved to a new forum infrastructure so please be patient with the blue-white forum until the dark and evil forum skin is finished. Also, there has already been another member purging within the last few months, but has come to pass. The rules are still the same as before. As long as one maintains active status within the forum (1 post every 2-3months?), that respective account will not be deleted.
Nothing else has changed, so drop by the forum and enjoy being an empire knight.
The gracious admin of Evil Empire has decided to lower the post count to seven non-spam posts. This means a post that is constructive and at least more than 30 words.
Also, the 60 days of inactivity (non-posting) still applies as of now. On December 15th, the admin will perform a mass deletion of accounts. Therefore, one should make a post anywhere in the forum to keep their accounts for a very nice Christmas, otherwise tough luck – get used to it.
The patch was released just today from mirror moon. I just gave it a test run and there seems to be no issues so far. At least now anyone who doesn’t know japanese can enjoy this great fighter game to its fullest extent.
The very prestigious visual novel “Fate/Stay Night” made by Nasu (same creator of Tsukihime) has been fully translated by Mirror Moon. Since I have been very impressed by the polished animations and looks for this visual novel, I recommend this to those who have seen the anime adaptation of this visual novel or faintly remember the awesomeness of the Tsukihime visual novel.
Also, the hard working people at Mirror Moon made a quick fix application to properly fuse in the voices from the Realta Nualta PS2 disc to enhance the experience. Regardless, the visual novel should be a enjoyable read for those new and experienced.
As a bit of caution, these visual novels are bound to Hentai scenes but can be quickly fast-forwarded or skipped. Frankly, none of these should prevent one from reading this great piece of work.
Again, please buy the visual novel to support their work. Also, give your regards to Mirror Moon for donating their time. 😛
Mirror Moon English Patch: http://mirrormoon.org/news/2008/11/fatestay_night_english_v3_1_released
As of October 8th 2008, the evil empire forums have come back online. This is good news for just about the whole public, excluding companies and such. For those who seem to hate DDLs or forums in general, stick with your usual methods (IRC) rather than being a prick to those who do not like IRC or just find it inconvenient. Anyway, one can find the site back at its original website address. Same rules apply before the site was razed to the ground.
This is purely an update from my last post on the MMCE version. For those who are purely agitated by the quick scrolling action of the arrow keys, I have a found a solution.
Open up the “MangaMeeyaCE.ini” file in wordpad (or notepad) and scroll down to section titled “[Scroll]” and replace the HorzDistance and VertDistance to 50 or less in contrast to 100, so that program does not immediately travel to the next unviewed section. Frankly, what it does is instead of traveling the full distance, the program will only travel half of that so the reader can read the rest of the word bubbles within the comic.
And for those who would like to view comics as their actual size without the program expanding the picture or or cropping itself to the original size of that picture, I suggest clicking on the “Scale(S)” dropdown menu and selecting Actual size.
Again, I strongly suggest to play around with the MMCE features before throwing this program away for the more traditional comic app (CDisplay unofficial, ComicRack, etc). Also, I would like to hear more comments from the readers about what features they liked or would like from this program and I will check to see if that feature was already included and how to do it. Aside from that, keep on reading comics, manga, graphic novels, etc.
For those who do not know or have this awesome image viewing progam, here is my other post on MMCE, containing my explanation of my supposed “fix” in the comments section.
I have currently imported my posts from this site to another wordpress hosting site to test out that site’s service. As of now, there are many pros and cons to blogetery.com by which I will update sometime this week. Therefore, if you come by a blog with the same posts as this site, it is governed by the “Sunfizz”.
Besides the addition of Yoda and Darth Vador along with the secret apprentice, Soul Calibur 4 surprisingly has some characters designed by well known manga-kas and anime designers
Designed by Mine Yoshizaki, the manga-ka who is most commonly known for the anime series “Sergeant Frog”. Also more interesting is the fact that the character seems to be modeled after Angol Mois from the same series.
Designed by the manga-ka Oh! great, who started the series Tenjou Tenge and Air Gear. Strangely enough, this is the one of the first times I have seen Oh! great create a character that looks like a gothic loli doll without the huge breasts.
Designed by Yutaka Izubuchi, the person who created and directed the anime series “RahXephon”. There is nothing much to say, besides the fact that his character designs are quite close to looking like a real human being rather than anime-esque.
Designed by HIroya Oku, famously known for his works like Gantz and HEN. Character definitely gives off a sinister vibe from Gantz.
So far, the game has 33 confirmed characters. Hopefully there will be more surprises to come, since this game will surely be a flagship for both PS3 and 360.
Designed by another manga-ka, name unknown as of now. So far, she looks like a seigfried clone but with a summoner costume.
Knowing the nature and grandiosity of this game, be sure to invest in Capcom stock along with microsoft and sony stock. 😛