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Some good tunes, and good photos!

07/12/06 @ 01:57:43 am, Categories: Life of Baka, Pretty Pictures, Credit Where Credit's Due, 177 words, 1301 views  

So, we Middlebury folks are in the midst of the Festival on The Green, here. It's a six-day-long event featuring free concerts, that takes place on the village green. I went out to see if I could practice my event photography...not really going for the music, as it's usually not my thing.

I caught the tail-end of the WDEV Radio Rangers' performance, walked around during intermission, then came back for the next performance, which was 'Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem'. Still not my thing, but MAN can they play! Good music. And I got some good pictures. Unfortunately, it was a terribly low-light shoot, and my pics came out grainy as hell and full of color noise. The better ones made great black and white photos though.

I'm going to finally put up the damned gallery soon, sorry kayaker guys...this is normal for me. When that happens, I'll post the rest of the good ones. In the meantime...

Rani Arbo on fiddle.
Anand Nayak on guitar, and doing lead vocals on a song he wrote.

Enemies of the stupid, UNITE!

06/10/06 @ 03:32:31 pm, Categories: Baka-chan vs. Stupid People, Credit Where Credit's Due, 59 words, 3325 views  

I have discovered yet another ally in the fight against stupid people who don't know the difference between right and wrong.

Read the full story!

It gives me the warm-fuzzies reading about the global community response this guy has gotten via the internet. (As well as the stupidity of the thieves...) Give 'em hell, man! Get that Sidekick back!


03/21/06 @ 11:50:03 pm, Categories: Credit Where Credit's Due, Random Randomness, 83 words, 1076 views  

Gabe and Tycho over at PA have done what I guess you could call a 'pilot' for a podcast...just testing the water. A look into the kinds of conversations that spawn the comics. At any rate, it's a good listen. As the *chan kids would say "I lol'd." and I did, a lot.

I hope they make this a regular thing, 'cause it sure is funny. (As one might expect.) And it lends credence to my idea of doing a podcast ^^


To-Do List and some stuff.

12/14/05 @ 12:27:30 am, Categories: Shiny Things, Site News, Credit Where Credit's Due, 200 words, 1166 views  

Okay, tomorrow, I'm going to start re-organizing this blog. I'm going to delete all the categories, create new ones, and then re-categorize everything. If this sounds mind-numbing to you, it's proof that you're not stupid.

Later this week, I'm going to put up the dedicated 'GPMoD Magazine' site, which will be a blog just like this, but will be where all the videogame/anime stuff goes with media and whatnot.

Now, for the stuff.

Truth be told, I can't even remember how I found this, it rebooted my head when I read it...'s an awesome, high-quality, and extremely professional graphic novel, created specifically for viewing on the PSP. Folks, I present NYC2123. I fragging love Cyberpunk.

Some...more stuff.

Speaking of head rebooting... I saw 'Mind Game' earlier today... After the first 30 minutes...the rest of the movie, is like you're on drugs, basically... I'm not kidding. I think you'd have to be stoned or tripping for it to totally make sense to you, but even sober you take something away from it. (God knows what though...) And the animation is great, too.

Don't listen to what I have to say about it, just watch it. It's an experience.

Checking in.

12/01/05 @ 11:56:09 am, Categories: Baka-chan Brings The Funny, Site News, Credit Where Credit's Due, 47 words, 1111 views  

Wow, went a week without posting, I didn't eat turkey till I burst. Thank you for your (lack of) concern... I'll post more about later, as well as some other stuff. Just wanted to check in and share something amusing I read earlier.

Turkey-Day Tomfoolery Part 1

11/24/05 @ 01:32:12 pm, Categories: Life of Baka, Credit Where Credit's Due, 56 words, 1078 views  

Lot to say, but I'll have to expound on it all later, because I barely got any sleep last night, and I'm so full of turkey and stuff that I slosh when I I think I'll stop doing that for a while.

I will just say, that these guys are my goddamn heroes. bbl

About my earlier post...

11/20/05 @ 12:26:41 pm, Categories: Pretty Pictures, Credit Where Credit's Due, Random Randomness, 87 words, 1034 views  

No, Gaijin Hero isn't the name of a new manga I'm working on, and no, I didn't finally 'change the title of Gaijin Samurai because it sucks, you stupid wapanese' It is simply a title of distinction. Azrael is a Gaijin Hero. The two guys at Lik-Sang who were running around Akihabara the night before release showing off a PSP they had already bought are Gaijin Heroes. (In fact, they created the term.) Is Baka-chan a Gaijin Hero? Well, I guess that's for my readers to decide.

Super Baka World!

10/22/05 @ 01:32:44 pm, Categories: Shiny Things, Credit Where Credit's Due, 73 words, 1044 views  

So, I was catching up with my webcomics, when I saw a link in Ananth's post over on Applegeeks that fascinated me; a link to a Super Mario World level editor. Which is weird, because not 18 hours earlier I was playing SMW and wondering if such a thing existed. This editor is some incredible stuff. Check it out, even if just to play around with it.

Also, this guy is a fucking genius.

A howl in the night.

09/06/05 @ 11:58:16 pm, Categories: Credit Where Credit's Due, Baka-chan on Manga, 216 words, 1196 views  

I've stumbled onto a totally kickass manga recently called 'Dogs: Bullets and Carnage', I read the first chapter in my July issue of Ultra Jump. The art is awesome, and the stories are awesome. It's a great piece. Miwa Shirow is quite the artist and storyteller.

It turns out there's a lot more out there. This new serialization is a new story in the Dogs universe. There's also the original single volume one-shot manga. As well as the short "Dogs: Hardcore Twins" from the Ultra Jump Megamix collection. (According to Manga-Translation, where you can get scanlated versions.)

I still haven't found a place to buy the manga, but I've read scans. omg, it really is extraordinary. It's like...I hesitate to say this because it's a poor's like Sin City. Everything happens in the same place, and all the stories have overlapping casts of characters. (With Buon Viagglo instead of Kadie's Bar. :P) I love it. The art style and the stories are totally my thing.

I'm going to subscribe to Ultra Jump just for Dogs. And if anyone knows an import shop that carries the Dogs manga, gimme a yell.

(I immediately slapped together a dual-monitor wallpaper with some of the character art on Miwa Shirow's homepage. I'll release it when I'm done.)

Got hosting? My host is practically giving it away.

09/01/05 @ 03:45:40 am, Categories: Credit Where Credit's Due, Now a Word From Our Sponsors, 414 words, 989 views  

On a semi-related note, I just got the latest newsletter from my webhost. I thought they'd already lost their minds once before... But now they've really done it.

They finally ended the triple drivespace/bandwidth quota sale by making those the new numbers... And, because they're really completely insane, they've now started a DOUBLED sale ontop of the now-permanent triple bandwidth and disk space. And to top it all off, they've doubled the amount at which your disk quota goes up each week. (By way of a for instance, my disk quota goes up 120mb a week now.) However, they have ended the half price sale on the level 3 hosting account. (But people like me who already signed up are locked in at that $19.95 a month forever!)

So kids, here's what $7.95* a month gets you right now:

  • 4800mb of disk space, increasing by 40mb each week.
  • 120gb of monthly bandwidth that increases by 1gb a week.
  • Unlimited MySQL databases.
  • 600 Email accounts
  • 75 Shell/FTP accounts
  • 3 hosted domains, 15 subdomains, and 1 free domain registration, paid for as long as you host with them.
  • Other features too numerous to mention...

And that's just the cheapest account they have! You won't believe what the other accounts come with!

*Price is $9.95 a month if you don't pay for 2 years.

I won't pretend I don't get anything for people signing up, but you have 3 months to make up your mind about whether I'm full of shit. And to show my appreciation, you can use the discount code GPMOD25 to get $25 off your first bill. Which would bring two years of level one hosting to a nice round $165.80. You can't beat that. Really, you can't. I know, I've looked. That's how I ended up with Dreamhost. :P

btw, their quota increase is retroactive. I now have 17040mb of disk space.

I honestly think the only way this deal could get any better is if they built your site FOR you while scantily-clad <insert opposite sex or whatever floats your boat here> served you drinks with little umbrellas in them. Well, with one-click installs of site frameworks like Mambo available from the contol panel, you've almost got the first part covered. And with the money you save with DH's insane deals, you might be able to do something about the latter half, too. ;)

I feel it's worth mentioning that I've been a more than satisfied Dreamhost customer since February, and plan to stay with them for the forseeable future. (Who wouldn't?!)


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