Posts by Year

2020

Belly up to the Bitbar

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I have cultivated a decent list of programmers and techies to follow. A week or so ago, one of them retweeted this:

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2019

Athena vs Q: Battle of the Data Parsers

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What are we fighting for? Here at Traackr, we pull together data from a variety of sources and visualize it in various forms — bar charts, timelines, etc. Ty...

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2018

Book Review: SQL Antipatterns

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SQL is an interesting yet temperamental tool in the programmer’s kit. You can use it to find amazing insights in your data, but you can watch a poorly forme...

A pipeline for cleaning up technical debt?

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Traackr’s customer facing application is built on top of CakePHP and has accumulated its fair share of technical debt over time. One particular piece of debt...

Book Review: Agile Retrospectives

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*cough* *cough* Goodness… It’s a bit dusty around here. Nearly a year of silence will do that. One of the goals our team had last year was to blog more. Thi...

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2017

Adventures in Two Factor Authentication

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Off we go! Another hack week was upon us, and I had a definite idea in mind. I wanted to add two factor authentication to our web application. Having enabled...

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2013

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2012

Review: The Woman Called Mine Fujiko

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While I have reviewed the individual episodes for FandomPost.com (find them here), I wanted to sit back and reflect on the series as a whole. Lupin fans hav...

Review: Macross 7 Dynamite

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When Macross 7 tries to give Moby Dick a happy ending, the result is the exact opposite of dynamite. This four part OVA is a thin two hour tale revolving aro...

Review: Macross 7

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You can probably glean my overall opinion of Macross 7 by two facts. First, it has been eight months since I reviewed the first twelve episodes. Second, you ...

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2011

Review: Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

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Ah, Star Blazers… You gave me hours of entertainment every morning as a child, and you taught me animation could do more than just portray the rivalries of ...

Review: Macross 7 Episodes 01 - 12

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I had planned on writing up a review at the midpoint of the series, but episode twelve of Macross 7 ended on a decent cliffhanger to merit a "quarter way th...

Google+, initial impression "meh"

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If you follow tech news at all, you’ve seen countless headlines about the latest entry into the social network space, Google+. A friend of mine passed along ...

Anime Boston 2011

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Another year means another Anime Boston. Jm gave me a pass from the daughter duties to head in for Friday, as there was only one reason to go this year. Why?...

My next big project

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Picture, 1000 words… Hopefully, you now understand why this blog has been fairly silent the past few months. Fear not… This will not turn into a "Look at th...

Anime Boston 2010

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Anime Boston 2011 is rapidly approaching, and I have yet to write about my adventures at the 2010 offering for a variety of reasons. It mainly boils down to ...

Review: Lupin the Third: The Last Job

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Synopsis A Japanese cultural treasure has recently been discovered in a former Nazi sanatorium. While it is quite valuable, Lupin knows its true worth lies i...

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2010

I’m not dead yet…

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Time passes, and my postings here have become infrequent. Life… It moves quickly, and I haven’t managed to post about so many things. Have yet to talk about ...

Review: 14 Amazons & Shaolin Hand Lock

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Have fallen behind in keeping things here up to date. So many entries that need writing… For now, I will start with posting about my reviews for the first t...

Reflections: Reviewing Evangelion

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I am finally starting a project I have been meaning to do for some time. Over time, I’ve blogged in various places – LiveJournal, the AnimeOnDVD.com forums,...

Farewell, Heroes

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Ah… Heroes… When you first told the world in 2006 "Save the Cheerleader; save the world", I did not start watching you despite intriguing previews. My enth...

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2009

Review: Inu Yasha: The Final Act Episode 04

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Another week, another review of Inu Yasha: The Final Act has been posted. You can go read the review, and then come back here to watch the episode and let me...

Review: Inu Yasha: The Final Act Episode 03

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Why did we get a filler episode so early on? This and other thoughts in my review for episode three. Drop a comment here and let me know what you thought of ...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 24

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An unknown government agency has decided on an interesting plan for dealing with terrorists. They plan to hire terrorists to take out other terrorists. Some...

Review: Inu Yasha: The Final Act Episode 01

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Slowly slipping back into my role as an AnimeOnDVD (at mania.com) reviewer, I’ll be tackling the weekly release of Inu Yasha’s "Final Act" as it airs on hulu...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 23

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Ah, sweet irony… Not two episodes ago, Duke Togo was hijacking a plane; now, episode twenty-three finds him aboard a hijacked plane. Four criminals hijack a...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 20, 21, 22

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Episode twenty takes Golgo to the island of Malta on behalf of the British government. Arnold, an agent of theirs, went rogue, making his escape during his ...

Review: The Sky Crawlers

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It is a given that Oshii Mamoru’s works are visually stunning, and The Sky Crawlers is no exception. But how does the story rate? Find out in my review of h...

Review: Gurren Lagann Part 3

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Gurren Lagann spirals to an entertaining conclusion. How entertaining? Find out in my last review of the series… at least until the movies hit the US.

Anime Boston 2009: Saturday Edition

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I have been holding off writing this up as there is simply not much to say. Headed into Boston to catch the AnimeOnDVD.com panel. Left a few minutes early to...

Anime Boston 2009: Friday Edition

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Spring is here, and that means it is time for another Anime Boston. Given all the line related issues from last year, I was most interested to see how well t...

Review: Star Trek 2009

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The 2009 blockbuster season continues with the eleventh entry in the Star Trek film franchise. Could this be the film that finally reverses the odd numbered...

Review: Dollhouse Season 01

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Spoilers Ahead Despite the urging of many friends, I have yet to become of one Joss Whedon’s many followers; Buffy never interested me much despite the prese...

Review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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Managed to get out to see Wolverine on opening weekend, an auspicious start to this season’s blockbuster frenzy. Some of the hyperbole around the film toute...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 19

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A man has setup a lucrative trade in human organs for transplants and funnels the profits to a terrorist organization. Some government calls in Duke to stop...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 18

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After a lengthy hiatus, we’re skipping ahead three episodes to see what the latest target Golgo 13 is. An agent charged with compiling the medical secrets o...

The Joy of Being Mentioned

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Bright spot in an otherwise drab week… The Lupin III Encyclopedia was mentioned in the Episode 78 of the Anime World Order Podcast. I’m a shameless self-prom...

Review: Gurren Lagann Part 2

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While Gunbuster is still my favorite Gainax robot show, Gurren Lagann continues to be entertaining. Read why in my review of the second set. Let me know wha...

Review: Gurren Lagann Part 1

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Gainax proves they can build a fun and yet compelling giant robot show with the first part of Gurren Lagann. It has the right blend of comedy, action, and c...

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2008

Review: The Girl Who Leapt through Time

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Let’s get right to it; read my review of The Girl Who Leapt through Time, buy it, watch it, and then thank me in the forums for recommending this title. Sim...

Review: Macross Frontier Episodes 17 - 25

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I finally managed to carve out enough time to sit down and enjoy the last nine episodes of Macross Frontier in one sitting. While it had its flaws near the ...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 15

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Eva Kruger is a brilliant and beautiful assassin with a problem. Her recent job involved the head of one of the New York mafia families. Now, the other fami...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 14

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When the CIA is discovered to be stockpiling an incurable poison, Golgo 13 is hired to eliminate all evidence the factory and poison ever existed. The Russi...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 13

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Victor Lance is one of the top tabloid photographers; however, he knows his skills are declining. He decides it is time to get of the game while most believ...

Review: Noir Complete Collection

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Been awhile since I’ve reviewed something for AoD, and now, they’re not even called AoD anymore. For my first review under the Mania regime, I take a look a...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 12

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When Duke kills a star quarterback during a game, an aging detective makes it his personal mission to show his old fashioned ways can still deal with a mode...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 11

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Katz is another in a long line of brash young bucks who believe they have the skills to retire Golgo 13. And this time, there is a chance he could be right....

Review: Macross Zero

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With episode 10 of Macross Frontier tying back into the story of Macross Zero, it was a good excuse to go back and re-watch Zero. When Zero was released, i...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 10

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Ah… They finally managed to pen an interesting episode. Duke is hired to assassinate mafia boss Bugsy "Big" Gabole before the FBI can turn him into their st...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 09

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Duke finds himself in prison once again, but Pandora Island is renowned for being an inescapable fortress. Run by a sadistic little warden, many have tried,...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 08

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A small time mafia Don hires Golgo 13 to take down the New York Don trying to muscle in on his territory. The odds are stacked against him – bulletproof gla...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 07

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Thomas Simpson was one of the world’s greatest violinists. However, a broken string during his encore with the London Symphony Orchestra has left him a brok...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 06

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Duke holds a bunch of balloons… That alone was worth the price of admission for this episode. It is the most incongruous image I’ve seen in quite some time....

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 05

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Golgo 13’s mission this time out is a precision mission, one that must take place at an exact time and place. The president of a theater company has caught ...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 04

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Duke’s mission this episode is to kill another mafia boss so his arm candy Linda can be free to start a new life in Florida. However, the boss is a recluse a...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 03

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Duke’s first physical battle of the series pits him against a gun manufacturer’s latest advanced models. While the manufacturer wants to show the superiority...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 02

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This episode shows us that even the mighty Duke Togo isn’t immune from the whim of fate. His mission is as always a success despite the impossible odds of hi...

Review: Golgo 13 Episode 01

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Haven’t done as much writing lately as I should, so I’m going to give myself a kick in the pants by reviewing some of the anime I am currently watching for m...

Review: Iron Man

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Finally found a break in the busy month of May to see Iron Man; the first super hero tale you tell theatrically is always the hardest. You need to appeal to...

This chapter is over… another begins…

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Yes, after four plus years, I turned in my notice over two weeks ago and left my job with Astaro; it was an odd feeling saying goodbye to the place and reali...

Anime Boston 2008

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Haven’t rushed to get this written, as there isn’t much to write about this year’s Anime Boston. Picked up my badge Thursday and spent most of Friday killing...

Review: Juno

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Thanks to a pair of passes acquired at the company Yankee swap, Jm and I caught this two weekends ago (busy life = untimely blogging). I was interested in s...

Lupin the Show: Episode 06

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Reed Nelson’s podcast soldiers on with much better audio in the sixth episode. Yours truly was invited back to discuss Geneon’s handling of the third episod...

Review: Cyber Familator Lite

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When I first saw this cross the wires, I knew I had to have one; it didn’t matter I only own one Famicom cartridge, the Lupin game, of course. I had to have...

Review: Sweeny Todd

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Went to see Sweeny Todd yesterday fully expecting the usual Tim Burton storytelling and aesthetic. He did not disappoint; the scenery was classic Burton – da...

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2007

Upgraded to MT4.01

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Decided to spend my Black Friday upgrading to Movable Type 4; so far, I like what I see though some of the new features don’t seem to be working quite right ...

Review: Wings of Honneamise

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While I do not have a HD-DVD player yet, I have managed to take a look at the DVD side of Bandai Visual’s release of the classic Wings of Honneamise. This f...

Review: Lupin the 3rd: The Fuma Conspiracy

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Cagliostro is the king of Lupin films, but Fuma Conspiracy comes damn close to matching it. Discotek has released their DVD, and I find it worth a double-di...

Figure: Revoltech VF-1J Super Valkyrie

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Pre-ordered this from HobbyLink Japan as soon as I saw it cross the various Japanese figure blogs. Had heard good things about the Revoltech line of figures ...

Review: Afro Samurai

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Fusing pop culture from the East and West, Funimation has released Afro Samurai and its brutal tale of revenge. Read my review and find out how this fusion ...

Review: 3x3 Eyes Volume 02

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Geneon has re-released the second half of the classic series from the early 1990s on DVD; read and see if it fared better than the first volume. Add your th...

I’m big in Japan: Tōdai-ji (2005 May 15)

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Next stop on the tour was Tōdai-ji, the largest wooden building in the world and home to a colossal bronze Buddha statue. The temple was in the middle of Na...

I’m big in Japan: Kinkaku-ji (2005 May 15)

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Next on the tour turned out to be one of my favorite spots near Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji, the "Golden Pavilion". The centerpiece of the large temple grounds is the...

Review: 3x3 Eyes Volume 01

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Geneon has re-released a classic series from the early 1990s on DVD; read how well the first half of 3X3 Eyes has held up over a decade later. Add your thou...

Review: The Simpsons Movie

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I took a long lunch on Friday to observe the holiest of holy days, The Feast of Maximum Occupancy. Yes, after years of waiting, The Simpsons Movie was final...

Review: Inu Yasha Volume 55

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That’s it! I’m done! Finished! I wash my hands of Inu Yasha in my review of volume 55. Did anyone else make it through this dog and demon show? Tell me your...

Review: Inu Yasha Volume 54

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I’m just one volume away from washing my hands of Inu Yasha; how does volume 54 fare? Read my review and respond in the AoD forums.

Review: Densha Otoko (TV)

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Once again, I am behind the times, but I have finally managed to sit down and watch all eleven episodes of Densha Otoko and the special. This is your standa...

Review: 24 Day 6

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The latest season of 24 had promise but did not have me on the edge of my seat, even during the finale. It had plenty of action and cool "I can’t believe Jac...

Review: Spider-Man 3

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I finally managed to catch Spider-Man 3 this past weekend; a cold and familial obligations prevented me from seeing it the first two weeks it was out. As the...

Lupin the Box… I had $810

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If memory serves me, I once wished I had $810; fate intervened back in March, when a friend contacted me about a consulting gig. Six weeks of nights and wee...

Figure: 1/7 Motoko Kusanagi SAC 2nd GIG PVC

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Ah… spring is finally here in New England, and some authentic sunshine means I can finally get some decent shots of my figures. Ordered this figure from Hobb...

Review: Inu Yasha Volume 53

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Almost there… nearly done with this beast as I knock back volume 53. Are you tired of this series? Wish there was more on the way? Let me know in the AoD fo...

I’m big in Japan: Akihabara (2005 May 11)

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Today was slated for shopping at Akihabara, the mecca for electronics and anime shopping. Another pricey breakfast in the hotel (5082¥) filled us up for the...

Anime Boston 2007

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The fifth Anime Boston is now behind me, and my collection of Japanese signatures has grown. I managed to roll in around 9AM on Friday, April 20 and did not ...

Review: Inu Yasha Volume 52

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Volume 52 provides some tension but resets us back to the beginning of the usual pattern. Not much else to say in my latest review. Sound off in the AoD for...

Review: Angel Links Complete Collection

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Angel Links wasn’t quite a hit with me, but it did have promise. You can read my review of the series and let me know what you think in the AoD forums.

Review: 300

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A co-worker and I took an extended lunch Friday to watch 300; I read that it was pretty much a frame for frame translation of the graphic novel of the same n...

I’m big in Japan: Hakone (2005 May 9)

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Our final stop of the tour took us on a boat ride across Lake Ashinoko and then a cable car ride to the top of an extinct volcano in Hakone. The lake was fo...

Review: Inu Yasha Volume 51

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Back to back reviews just for you… Volume 51 scores a better result but not by much in this review. Sound off in the AoD forums.

Review: Inu Yasha Volume 50

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Reaching volume fifty, my latest Inu Yasha review will likely anger the hardcore fans. Sound off in the AoD forums; give me your best shot. I can take it.

I’m big in Japan: Heiwa Koen (2005 May 9)

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Heiwa Koen in the city of Gotenba was our next stop; unfortunately, there seems to be no decent resources to link to for this wonderful sprawling park of gar...

I’m big in Japan: Mt. Fuji (2005 May 9)

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It is another early morning as we awake at 6AM to prepare for our day trip to Mt. Fuji and Hakone. Breakfast at Jurin was simple and light, juice and croiss...

Jm’s YouTube Debut

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One of the short films Jm has done has finally been posted to YouTube! It is a strange little piece called .glen echo. written and directed by Michael Cimphe...

An exercise in patience

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Spent a good portion of late last night and today hacking away at a few site related things. After some stress at work, I remembered why Javascript is still ...

Review: Original Dirty Pair OVA Collection

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Taking a break from the Japan travelogue to post my review of Original Dirty Pair OVA Collection. Old school fans sound off in the AoD forums and share the ...

I’m big in Japan: Prologue

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It is a brand new year, and I still don’t have my on-line travelogue of my Japan trip up yet. It is coming close to the two year mark since I went, and I’m d...

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2006

Review: Inu Yasha Volume 49

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With all the Christmas joy of the past few days, I nearly forgot to post about my latest Inu Yasha review. As always, sound off in the AoD forums.

Tachikoma Trading Figures

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Another early Xmas present to myself from HobbyLink Japan (3600¥). Cute little buggers… Got a full set out of the case including two secret colors – silver a...

Review: Ranma ½ Movie Box Set

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I’ve owned Big Trouble in Nekonron China, dubbed no less(!), on VHS for a number of years; was interesting to finally review it and the second Ranma movie a...

Review: Inu Yasha Volume 48

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Only eight more volumes to go… Read my thoughts on volume 48 and sound off in the AoD forums.

Gunbuster One Coin Figures

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Picked up a case of these (6000¥) as an early Xmas gift to myself from HobbyLink Japan. I’ve been wanting these for quite some time, and I’m glad I picked th...

Nothing to see here…

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Testing a bit of functionality I’ve whipped up to easily include photo sets… No pics you haven’t already seen on here, so no reason to click into the post. G...

Making things pretty

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Finally took a bit of time to conjure up a spiffy looking banner for this blog. The source is a panoramic photo I took of Himeji Castle last year. Cropped it...

Review: Koi Kaze Complete Collection

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Sure to be one of the more controversial titles I’ve reviewed, Koi Kaze is not going to be a hit with everyone. Not an easy title to get through, and one I’...

Prepare to qualify…

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I finally broke down and hooked up Mario Kart DS to my wireless network. Not sure how often I’ll actually seek out a net game, but feel free to drop me your ...

If I had $810…

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I would buy this lovely limited edition DVD box set from Vap. All three Lupin the Third TV series (that’s 228 episodes for those playing along at home) are ...

How I feed

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I follow various news and entertainment sites via their RSS feeds. With the explosion of blogs, RSS has become important enough to warrant numerous reader ap...

Upgraded

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I’ve recently upgraded to the latest revision of MoveableType. Everything appears to be fine, but please e-mail me if you find anything broken.

Review: Inu Yasha Volume 46

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My latest review of the series that just doesn’t know when to quit is up for your perusal. Talk about it in the official forum thread if you like.

New Lupin PS2 game! Translation is tough!!!

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A random comment in a post to the Y! Lupin the Third group combined with the recent Tokyo Game Show made me check out the official Banpresto game site to see...

Review: New Getter Robo Box Set

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My latest review tackles the splatterfest OVA New Getter Robo. Talk about the review in the forum thread if you so desire.

Five years ago today…

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Two little words changed my life forever and made me one of the luckiest men alive.

My new project is super weird!

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Decided to break down and pick up a copy of Urusei Yatsura: Endless Summer from NCSX and use it as a tool to immerse myself in studying Japanese. My first t...

Lupin the Third: Seven Day’s Rhapsody

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Finally had a chance to sit down and watch this year’s Lupin special. While I cannot say it was terrible, I cannot also say that it was particularly good ei...

Mission Complete

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After finally securing a completely working DS Lite, I was able to sit down and enjoy the latest Mario incarnation aptly titled New Super Mario Brothers. Ha...

Review: Inu Yasha Movie 04

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The last Inu Yasha film (at least for now) receives my attention. Agree or disagree with me in the forum.

Review: Inu Yasha Volume 45

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Only eleven more volumes to go; you can read the review and then savage me in the forums.

An exercise in patience

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I certainly hope the old adage is true; using the birthday money I received, I decided to treat myself to a shiny new DS Lite along with New Super Mario Brot...

Put not your faith in old adages

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Third time was not a charm; blew my entire lunch hour hauling DS#2 to the Watertown store for another exchange. The sales clerk tried pushing the extended wa...

Fab Four?

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DS4 is charged and tested; so far, no dead pixels or sound issues. I may finally have a winner here. The Braintree Best Buy finally had some in stock, and ...

And so it begins…

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Behold my new blog… yeah, default templates are never pretty, but it will be improving over time. Basically, I’ve been running a LiveJournal for roughly two ...

Reviewing the Sacred Bull - Disc 4 & 5

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After a weekend marathon, I have finally seen the original version of Evangelion (episodes 16 - 26); time for some thoughts before diving into the director’...

Anime Boston 2006

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While I did not spend as much time as I have in the past, this year’s Anime Boston proved to be my personal favorite simply because of the two Japanese guest...

Reviewing the Sacred Bull - Disc 2

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Greetings all; I’m back from a much needed vacation with my thoughts on disc two of Evangelion (episodes 6 - 10). I’d like to say thank you to everyone who ...

Reviewing the Sacred Bull - Prologue

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After reviewing for a few years now, it is high time for a bit of an experiment and give you, the readers, a chance to be a part of my reviewing process. Wh...

Reviewing the Sacred Bull - Disc 1

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First disc is in the can; small disclaimer, this is not meant to be a review of the individual disc. This is merely a stream of consciousness note taking ab...

My God, it’s full of boxes…

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This is a post that has been simmering in my mind for some time; however, I have been unable to articulate my thoughts in the past few drafts. Time to just b...

The Last Disk

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The bittersweet day has finally arrived, and she mocks us from the screen. "See you next time" is her parting message to us, but there will be no next time, ...

End of an era

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In front of me stands something many of us never thought we would see… the final set of Urusei Yatsura DVDs, the last five discs of the long running series. ...

The Year of Reviews, 2005

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While my official year anniversary as a reviewer is not for a few months, I thought I would take a look back at 2005 and recap the year. First, a few stats a...

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2005

Making the Grade

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Out with the old and in with the new… Rather than cut and paste my old blog posts into the new system, this is the opportune moment to revisit and polish the...

Star Wars Episode III: Lucas’ Last Chance

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OK, so I downloaded the new Ep3 trailer that was shown on the OC last night. Damn, it looks like a sweet film, but the catch is that the trailers for Eps 1 &...

Yarr… a rambling update

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I look back at this journal and realize that I have failed utterly in what I wanted to do with it. I wanted to use it as a tool to write, but I’ve come to th...

Way cool

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Thanks to a tip from my brother-in-law, I just picked up one of these. Way cool item; just need a few more pieces, and I’ll be all set for Halloween.

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2004

The Lion King

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As a delayed birthday gift for my brother-in-law, Jm and I took him to the Lion King musical at the Boston Opera House. I had never watched the film due to t...

A little of this, a little of that

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Been an interesting week so far; work has been mellow for the most part. This was due partially to the fact that I worked from home on Wed. Amazing how much ...

Don’t scare us like that

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The doctor’s ran their tests today and determined it was not my grandpa’s heart. Apparently, the new pillow he is using caused him to severely pinch a nerve ...

Damn it

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My grandfather had another heart attack on his vacation; he had one last year during his vacation. Lesson to be learned… stop taking vacations. Waiting for t...

It all happens at once…

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Been awhile since my last real posting, but quite a bit has happened recently. This is going to be long, so it will be broken into a series of cuts. Pick the...

Review: Lost in Translation

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Jm and I finally sat down and watched Lost in Translation; we had heard mixed reviews from friends and relatives that had watched it. After watching all 100+...

Givin’ back

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At work, we use a CRM service called Salesforce; part of my job has been to use their API to integrate our web site with their service. Primarily, this consi...

Home split

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Yep, broke down and split things into Firefox and Thunderbird on my home box today. Doubt I’ll ever go back to using Mozilla for both; having separate applic...

Fire and Thunder

1 minute read

Decided to take the plunge on my work machine and dump Mozilla in favor of running FireFox and Thunderbird as my browser and mail client respectively. Both a...

My God… It’s full of snow…

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Summary While I did not get to do or see everything I wanted to, I had a blast at Anime Boston. Kudos to the entire staff behind this event; having the deale...

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2003

My God… It’s full of snow…

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I spent roughly four hours today shoveling snow. Four hours… Spent this morning digging my wife’s car out so she could go to work tomorrow. Helped another la...

First snowfall…

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While it was only a brief flurry where I live, this can only mean one thing. The eternal war between man and nature has entered the bitter, freezing stage. O...

Mokkori…

2 minute read

As you may or may not know, I began reviewing DVDs for AnimeOnDVD.com a few months back. Initially, I would send in my alternate angle reviews to AoD for Lup...

To absent friends, in memory still bright

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If I am going to have a journal, I really need to update it more. I wanted to write more, but here I am letting day after day go by without jotting something...

Reflections…

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It has now officially been over one year since I was laid off from PacketVideo. It’s been a very long and emotionally emasculating year. What follows are my ...

How Luis got his muse back

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So… It’s been nearly a year since I became gainfully unemployed. I’ve taken up a temp job; doing data entry for a health care provider. Dreadfully boring, bu...

Anime Boston 2003

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Below is a dump of my notes from the very first Anime Boston.

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2002

Quebec

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Day 1 - May 24 Woke up early to catch the 6AM shuttle to the airport. Getting through airport security was no problem. Had to show ID numerous times. Jm was ...

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