Friday, April 08, 2011

Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon (Gameboy Color) English translation

This is another translation project for the Gameboy Color game Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon (GBC) that I am eagerly anticipating. This is a Tales of Phantasia game, but I honestly don't know if this game follows the Tales of Phantasia SNES gameplay. If it is the same as the SNES version, then this game is a must play along with Star Ocean: Blue Sphere.

Check out the early screenshots. The translation group is still looking for an ASM hacker. I don't know what that means but I hope a programmer finds this post and volunteer for the project.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I Made a Cool DropPages Website

Have you heard of DropPages? DropPages is a cool new website creation system hosted in your Dropbox. DropPages is great for one-shot static webpages. Sure, you can use this as a blog too, but you need to edit the HTML every time.

That said, I think that this is just the start of cool hacks using Dropbox. I'm excited to see what other crazy hacks people can create with this technology.

Internet Explorer Still My Dominant Visitor

Should I be disappointed?

Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Best of My Favorite Blogs 2011


I was more a voracious reader of blogs a few years back than I am now. I used to subscribe to every productivity blog, writing blog, and freelancing blog I could get my crummy hands on. Now, I have a select few in my RSS reader. These few blogs that I read are my favorites. It means that this list of blogs are not necessarily the best in their field, but they are the best in my eyes as far as I'm concerned.

Here is my favorite blogs 2011 list.


I usually associate domains named after the blogger as a vanity site. This notion couldn't be further from the truth with Shawn Blanc's site. This website is primarily an Apple blog, however, there is no reason to dismiss it as another Apple blog. Blanc usually writes about writing and how to be productive. Although I don’t own a single Apple product, I still see value in Blanc’s insights. 


Patrick Rhone does not like being called a guru. Although, if there was such a thing, then the monicker guru should apply to him through and through. Rhone is a prolific blogger. He writes almost everyday about his experiences in tech and in life. He writes about freelancing, writing, and how to avoid procrastination. Above all, I like his piece about life lessons.


A better freelancer is an awesome blog authored by Aaron Mahnke and Patrick Rhone. Both are, of course, successful freelancers of different trades. As an aspiring freelancer myself, I find all the links and posts in this blog very valuable.

That's pretty much all the blogs I read religiously. Notice that all three are independent blog sites. I have not listed Gawker or AOL sites because chances are you have already heard of those giant sites. I urge you to support independent writers and bloggers like me.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Testing Windows Live Writer


This is a test post for Windows Live Writer for XP. I’m now using Windows XP on my main netbook, an Asus 701. I’m still dicking around this blog posting app and trying to look at the features. It looks ok so far, but the real test is if this entry gets posted to the blog. If not then this text will be erased and you will never see this crap materialize.

The UI is easy to understand. Just type away in Live Writer and then post your entry. That’s basically it. The setup was just a matter of entering your blog platform as well as your username and password.

One immediate downside is that the app does not seem to recognize my drafts. So essentially I still need to open a browser and edit my drafts in Blogger. Maybe I made a mistake, but I can’t be sure. So email me if I’m wrong on this one point.

Edit: I just found out that you can retrieve the drafts with “open.” Dang, good thing I figured it out. I almost deleted Live Writer.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Screenshot of My Trusty Netbook

I stole this idea from Ben Brooks of the Brooks Review. The concept is basically about what your desktop looks like. So here is the desktop of my main netbook in all of its glory.

That's it. I will explain in as little detail as possible.

1. I have the taskbar in XP on auto hide in order to maximize screen space.

2. I almost have no use for the taskbar because I use a program launcher called Find and Run Robot.

Now, this is my text editor. It is called Focus Writer.

This is basically where I earn my living - desktop and text editor. So that's pretty much my workspace. More on this crap soon.
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