Thursday, December 15, 2005

My USB thumb drive

My baby Bleu bought me 256mb thumb drive last week and I love it. If you also have a thumb drive and you're wondering what apps you can put in it, here's the ultimate link for portable apps for your portable drive: Loosewire - Don't be turned-off by the crappy site design of this page, it's has a very good list of portable apps and sites with lists of portable apps.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Hikaru no Go


From Wikipedia:

Hikaru no Go (?????) is a
Japanese anime and manga coming of age story based
on the board game
Go written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata . The production
was supervised by
Yukari Umezawa ( 5-dan). The manga is largely
responsible for popularizing Go among the youth of Japan in recent years.

First released in Japan in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1998, Hikaru no Go has achieved
tremendous success, spawning a popular Go fad of almost unprecedented
proportions. Twenty-three volumes of manga were published in Japan, comprising
189 chapters plus 11 "omake" (extra chapters). An anime series ran for 75 half
hour episodes, along with extra New Year's Specials in January 2003 and January

For a review of the series, check out my Nydia's blog. I can't review this coz I haven't had the chance to read it yet. If you can't get a copy of the manga, you can temporarily check out my scanlation links by using my Picosearch located on the right sidebar.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Look at the power of Protopage

I just can't say enough praises for Protopage.

This site (link below) is my girlfriend's Protopage. It's a basic implementation of a Protopage, but you can add nifty stuff to it if you want too. Version 2.0 of Protopage adds support for RSS feeds, color coding, multiple pages, and a lot more.

Here's Nydia's Protopage: Raging Fire

Check it out and see for yourself how web based applications are gonna push Web 2.0.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Monetized by Google

My geeky interests are all concentrated in this blog, so I figured why not make money out of it since I have nothing to lose by joining Adsense. To be able to maximize earnings I need to jack up my waning unique visitors by coming up with more manga and anime-centric posts, as well as writing about freeware software and other nerdy stuff. I began this blog with about 50 unique hits a day and it started dropping when I fail to post any updates about my hobby. Actaully, just writing the words Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, and Bleach will jack up my pageview a bit. The goal for this month is to come up with content to bring back my lost unique pageviews. Generating about 50 unique hits a day is not bad to give me a decent amount of CPM's per month, of course these are all optimistic calculations but it is very do-able.

So expect more anime and manga reviews, hey maybe I can add some links to scanlation sites. Now, all I need to do is study some more HTML to make a better layout. Darn you Timlight! Why don't you teach me these things?

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