Archive for August, 2007

August 29, 2007

Meow-osophy Over Tea

Introducing… Mikan!

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What I re-learned today:
– 4-step of making cartoon bubbles
– dummy-DoF lens blur
– how to get them kittehs to stay put

Obviously, the last was the hardest part.

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August 29, 2007

The Flickr Affair

I’m so fed up with Flickr‘s *free account* limits. Grrr. I was one of the early adopters — though not much of a community-builder myself, I never passed up the chance to rec’ their awesome service and the *unlimited* storage to friends and family. Then came along the spider called Yahoo!.

I quited Yahoo! Photos and escaped to the then-new Flickr for a reason, you know.

Yes, I’m still mentioning Flickr as the best site for photo hosting and sharing to newbies, because, admit it, for a normal user who wants to share an album or two, they still are. For an armature photographer, blogging crafter, aspiring technology-blogger and self-proclaimed Internet junkie, this “most-recent 200-photo limit” is ridiculous. Basically, my older photos are being kept as hostages until I pay 25 bucks a year? No, no, my photos are still out there somewhere, suspended in the free-account realm. But I. Just. Can’t. See. Them. Nuh-uh, no access from any third-party services (which are what keep Flickr so darn attractive to me). I guess I can only hope that some other unlimited photo-comm-services published their APIs and get picked up by developers. *hint*Picasa Web Album*hint*

Why Yahoo!? Why, Flickr, why?

My growing list of Pro-Cons

————– Flickr —————
(+) Direct upload with FlickrUploadr & Picasa plugin
(-) incorrect char-set for Thai comments when uploaded from Picasa
(+) On-photo notes

(+) Nested comments
(+) Slickr interface & easier online management
(+) Geotag and show with Yahoo!Map

(+) Lots of third-party services
(+) Better community tools (groups, pools & forums)

—————Picasa—————
(+) Direct upload from Picasa Desktop (PD)
(+) Thai comments okay
 
 
(-) Only photo’s caption, no title, no note
(-) Flat comments
(-) Box-y interface

(+) Geotag from PD with Google Earth (with .kml export), but..
(-) No online Google map (why!?)
(o) Can’t find any
(o) Not much activity where I tried (perhaps I haven’t hit the right albums)

Note: When I say “no <something>” or “can’t <do something>”, what I really mean is that “… not without (re)searching/installing some other softwares/modifying some scripts”

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August 25, 2007

Mikan’s Ears and Random Musings

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Mini-croissants for brunch.
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Interestingly, a lot of astronomy-related newsflashes begin with
“Astronomers are surprised by…”
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Gou’s sibling just grows two ears to-day. Some of you will be tempted to call him a certain member of the canine family. I know it.
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I told Gim about Mikan looking like a  *coughs*fox*coughs*. His respond?
“hmm… yeah, that’s perfect”
Now, what is that supposed to mean?!
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robinwood duererI’m thinking about getting a tarot deck, which means that I have to wade my way through tomes/pdfs/docs/webpages on tarot reading again. The decks I have my eyes on are Robin Wood and Duerer, both follow Rider-Waite to some degree, the latter with tongue-in-cheek allegories.

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What Be Your Nerd Type?

Your Result: Social Nerd
 

You’re interested in things such as politics, psychology, child care, and peace. I wouldn’t go so far as to call you a hippie, but some of you may be tree-huggers. You’re the type of people who are interested in bettering the world. You’re possible the least nerdy of them all; unless you participate in other activities that paled your nerdiness compared to your involvement in social activities. Whatever the case, we could still use more of you around. ^_^

Science/Math Nerd
 
Anime Nerd
 
Gamer/Computer Nerd
 
Literature Nerd
 
Artistic Nerd
 
Musician
 
Drama Nerd
 
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

LOL. The text is completely off the mark! But the bar-things are pretty accurate, I guess.

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August 17, 2007

Edward Elric – FMA paper model #2

I’ve been meaning to create an Elric-family reunion, but then the laziness and other things (a jar, OCs, wonders, etc.) got in the way. But since I promised someone to make the reunion possible by the end of this week (*looks at the calendar*, whew~), here goes…

Elric brother the elder, Ed-kun!

Behind the scene
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Funny thing is, he’s nearly twice as tall as Al-kun. That’s probably why he’s smirking so much.
I couldn’t stand His sheer Smugness so I flicked him off the table. Twice.

Al-kun’s for cooing and snuggling. Ed-kun’s for target-practicing when I want to wring someone’s neck.

Go and grab your own chibi Ed.
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See what he’s supposed to look like here.

ตั้งใจจะทำ Edward ไว้ให้ Al-kun นานแล้วล่ะ แต่…
ง่า…
ขอมาพิมพ์ใหม่วันหลังนะ -“-

August 14, 2007

Bear with Whiskers

gou-shirt 
Warning: Knitting yourself a sweater can cause backache and sprained wrists.

 

Because someone (most.. well, everyone) kept saying that I looked like a bear, or at least had a bear father, Som decided to give me a totally-uncalled-for facelift.

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Now I look like a bear with whiskers!

 

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Today update: I’m making a friend, literally.

Picture taken at our reunion. One big happy family.
happy-family
erm… perhaps I do have a bear adopted dad after all.

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