Final Fantasy VII – Dirge of Cerberus

Just downloaded an intro video for Final Fantasy VII – Dirge of Cerberus. I’ve re-encoded the video and uploaded it to my gallery: Final Fantasy VII – Dirge of Cerberus Intro. If you want to download the original 87.5MB video, you can bittorrent it with this torrent file. The video seems to re-use the animation and 3d models that were created for Advent Children, so it’s actually quite visually pleasing.

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It appears there will be a new FF7 game with Vincent as the main character. Unlike other Final Fantasy games, this will NOT be a battle based RPG, but instead a RTRPG (Real Time Role Playing Game), sort of like Fable or The Legend of Zelda. The game I think will be released for the PS2. You can visit GameSpot for more info and media and downloads.

You can also see more videos at the official website. Just click on PV (located on the lower right) after the flash loads and there should be 5 different videos include a E3 Trailer, an In-Shop Trailer, and 3 commercials.

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The song in the video is Gackt – REDEMPTION. You can download the mp3 here (from Advent Children.net). If that link is broken, you can try this (from Bootleg ver07). The tune’s pretty catchy.

Downloaded a different video that I thought I’d share: Final Fantasy VII – Dirge of Cerberus – 3D Scenes (direct download). This was released LiQuidCelL. It’s basically all the 3D CG scenes you saw in the trailer above minus the gameplay. It also used a different audio track, which I didn’t particularily liked. Enjoy!

Honda Civic Acapella Commercial

Honda (UK) Civic (from MS newsgroup and esca)

Click on Watch and you can see this amazing commercial! The rehersal and audition is pretty cool too! They apparently auditioned people for choir, but when people showed up to make car noises, it turned into a blast. Honda UK commericals are always quite interesting. I wonder how much money was spent on this.

You can directly start playing the video in the correct size here.
Or you can download the SWF file and watch the file in full screen here.

If you haven’t seen the previous Honda Commercial when they were advertising the Accord, check it out (direct download). It should remind you of a Rube Goldberg machine.

Was going to post random crap tonight, but too tired. Sorry.

Aeris is dead…

*sniff* I knew it was coming, but I didn’t know it was going to be that fast… It’s only the end of the 1st disc! It sort of came out of the blue. I actually thought I was going to be able to rescue her again and then later she gets killed, but no… Sephiroth comes down and whoops, stabs her from behind. Is this where I’m suppose to sulk for 6 months and hide from all civilization while my broken heart repairs itself? Haha.

Final Fantasy VII – great game if you haven’t played it yet. I’ve gotten pretty good at winning the Chocobo races in the Golden Saucer, but I still suck at the 8 continuous battles. Is there anything worth getting there? I don’t even know how points work. Aeris seems to get more points than Cloud even if Cloud fights and wins more battles.

So this post was a little tribute to Aeris. 🙁

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恭喜發財

恭喜發財 (Gong Hey Fat Choy)

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!

and as my father says: 萬事如意, 龍馬精神, 一勞永逸, 步步高升, 狗年行大運, though I’m not too sure what the 3rd phrase really means.

Since my zodiac symbol is a dog, that means in this lunar year, I’ll turn 24. Most of the people from my year are pigs (the zodiac symbol that follows the dog), since I was burn in the end of the lunar calendar, which doesn’t exactly line up with the Gregorian calendar as you can see.

Actually was out most of the day today. Woke up at 1:45pm, alarm clock started ringing at 1:20pm because I was invited to a poker match with a bunch of colleagues. I lost $10 this round, but I wasn’t really paying much attention and I needed to leave soon because some UW friends of mine were having a hot pot. It’s also been a while since I played poker and my skills were a bit rusty.

I purchased some frozen balls (fish, cuttlefish, prawn, imitation lobster) along with a chunk of taro (is that the correct denominator?). I also bought sesame shabu-shabu sauce. Perry had wanted peanut shabu-shabu sauce and I couldn’t find any peanut sauce besides the satay. But it turns out the one he was looking for was indeed the sesame sauce which turned out to be quite tasty. I arrived at ChemChampion’s place a little past 6 since the dinner was originally planned to “happen” at 6pm. I sat there watching TV and helping him install DVDShrink, WinRAR, BitComet, FireFox and other junk onto his computer. We kept calling StanMan and Joe, but they were busy “cleaning”. They didn’t actually arrive till something past 8 and we didn’t really get started till almost 9. But the hot pot was fun. There was beef strips, tripes, regular mushrooms, fish cake, shrimp, mussels, clams, bok choi, gai lan, spinach, tofu, enoki mushrooms, taro, daikon, and other stuff I no longer remember.

Actually, this is my first time cooking taro, and it was rather interesting. So I was at the supermarket and a lady comes up to me, apparently also a first for her in purchasing taro. She asks me if I knew how to choose which taros were good. I said this was my 1st time too. She then says she believes that the smaller ones are supposedly better. StanMan also told me that as long as it’s not mushy and doesn’t have mildew, it should be good. My choice turned out to be pretty good. The 2nd step came in preparing it. I didn’t even know if we needed to skin it or not and it turned out we did. Peeling the skin off and slicing up the taro was fun. There was an argument on what color cooked taro was and although taro deserts generally have a purple shade, most if not all cooked taro I’ve ate before were usually white with a purplish shade. The reason why taro tapioca is purple is because it’s blended, so the purple color is more apparent. But that’s my opinion. My color recognition skills as many have known aren’t exactly that great.

After the hot pot was done, Saran and Joe went to get ice cream and root beer so we made ourselves some root beer float. Yummmm….

Then of course it was followed by an hour of Halo 2. I sucked completely on one round, but I did make a big comeback on the 2nd round and ended up winning. Most of the credit goes to Joe though, our #1 player in the group. The ranking of skills from best to worst is: Joe, ChemChampion, StanMan, Saran, then me. Haha.

Afterwards, StanMan busted out his Settlers of Catan along with the 5-6 Player Expansion pack. Liam was the one who introduced me to this game back in freshman year of college and it’s a great game. As several of my colleagues would say, the Germans are the only people who know how to make borad games and I don’t disagree. Other German board games I were told were exceptional are Cities & Knights of Catan and Puerto Rico. StanMan ended up winning the game, but ChemChampion was really close. In fact ChemChampion should’ve won besides the fact that everyone stopped trading with him because he was only 1 point away from winning. I came in 4th with only 6 points. Made some bad decisions, but the game was fun. It’s been awhile since I played it.

Old Boy once again

Saw Old Boy once again today. This would make it my 3rd time. Great movie and an awesome psycho thriller. You can watch the trailer here. Watched it with StanMan, ChemChampion, and Joe (who joined us later). I won’t be reviewing the movie here, since this is a re-viewing, but StanMan was saying how this movie was similar to Saw. I can see how it can be similar, but Old Boy is on a totally different level in my opinion. Old Boy was more of a revenge thriller as he unravels his past to find out the truth, as Saw was more of what are the available options given the current situation you’re in.

The main plan of my visit to ChemChampion was to install his hard drive and dvd burner and reinstall Windows XP since his current computer is running on a fault drive. He returned the favor by treating me to Red Robin. I’m still so stuffed…


Random Crap:

Pad Sea Ew – The Ballad of Soda and Cory Halls (from liam) – a hilarious mp3 for those who attended Berkeley and know about Soda and Cory Hall. The artist’s site is located here. You can find more stuff under Stuff. Here are the lyrics:

You haven’t showered in a week
You’re growing fungus on your feet
You know that sleep is on your mind
Just like that chick you’ll never find

Your project’s due at midnight
But there’s no solution in sight
You’re hornier than a dog in heat
But there’s no one to stroke your meat

Welcome to Soda Hall
Where the men are under 5 feet tall
You can check out any time you like
But you know you’ll never leave tonight

Your social life’s gone down the drain
But is it really worth this pain?
While your peers are getting drunk tonight
You’re living it up on counterstrike.

Welcome to Soda Hall
Where the men are under 5 feet tall
You can check out any time you like
But you know you’ll never leave tonight

Oooooooo
Little EECS boy
You’re every parents’ pride and joy

Welcome to Soda Hall
Where the men are under 5 feet tall
You can check out any time you like
But you know you’ll never leave tonight

Welcome to Cory Hall
Where most of the men are under 5 feet tall
You can check out any time you like
But you know you’ll never leave tonight x 3

In terms of purchasing, it’s a woman’s world-studyMen defer to women when it comes to choosing movies, restaurants and television shows, according to the survey, set for release in the next two weeks. The data indicated that women also decide where to sit in a movie theatre, where to shop for food and which guests come to the family home. In fact, the only areas where men said they had any clout involved personal electronics purchases, the family car and setting household budgets. I’d have to agree. I hate making decisions on where to eat or what movie to see, WHEN I’m in a group. Guys are simple. If you leave it up to me to shop for food, I’d end up at Costco buying frozen pizza and hot wings. Veggies? Do we really need them? It’s also correct in stating that men choose their electronics and cars. I’d hear people’s recommendation, but I ultimately choose my own. Hooray for toys!

Man with 11-woman commune had stun gun?Police found a stun gun and tear gas Friday at the Tokyo home of a man who said he persuaded 11 younger women to live with him by chanting a spell, media reports said. Police suspect he used the weapons to prevent the women, mainly in their 20s, from leaving, the reports said. An update on the man who claims he used an incantation to put the woman into a spell and fall in love with him. Could it be that he’s threatening the woman with the stun gun and secret agents?

This probably isn’t work safe, so be warned: GOATSE PUMPKIN (from Tera). Image was taken from goat.cx. Don’t worry, it’s not as gross as the original. I mean for god sakes, it’s a PUMPKIN!

Robot receptionists to debut in JapanNeed temporary help on your company’s reception desk? One Japanese employment agency is suggesting you try recruiting a robot. For just under 50,000 yen (240 pounds) a month, a fraction of the cost of a human temp, the PeopleStaff agency will despatch Hello Kitty Robo, a robotic receptionist capable of sensing a visitor’s presence, greeting him or her and holding simple conversations.

Police: Driver Uses Mannequin in HOV LaneA motorist was arrested Thursday for driving in a high-occupancy vehicle lane with a mannequin dressed to look like a passenger, police said. Yet another idiot caught!

Want a Job in China? Be a DogIn a new twist on the phrase “working like a dog,” a company in northern China says it will only hire candidates born in the Asian zodiac’s year of the canine. Hmmmmm… Quite an opportunity for me… That means 1 in 12 people would have a better chance!

Operatic sheep really do grow golden fleeceLoro Piana said it bought the bale from the Highlander Partnership, a fine-wool project in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales state, for A$232,500 ($174,800) or A$2,500 a kilogram — 357 times the normal market price for wool. Wow. I wonder how good clothing made out of that wool must feel like!

Starving woman curses God, dies in her sleepA starving Kenyan woman placed a powerful tribal curse on God, accusing him of sending famine, and died in her sleep, local newspapers said Thursday. … “Whoever brought this famine, let him perish,” the woman chanted, striking a cooking pot with a stick. Guess we know who brought this famine. :p

Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000

I recently purchased the Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 at the company store for $25. It’s selling at Amazon.com for $43. I originally got it because I wanted to check out the new laser technology that all new mouse is sporting and also wanted to see how wireless mouse have improved over the years. I’ve hated wireless mouse 5 years ago because the lag was just killing me. Here’s my review on it.

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The mouse is based on Microsoft’s High Definition Technology which claims:

  • 1000 DPI (dots per inch)
  • 6000 FPS (frames per second)
  • 85 MOPS (million operations per second)

The mouse has a good feel overall and is made ergonomically for right handed users. Before this mouse, I used the Microsoft Intellimouse Optical, which is also the mouse I use at work and back home in Monterey Park. That mouse sells for $22 on Amazon.com. It’s actually a great mouse and I’ve fallen in love with it multiple times and actually prefer it over many Logitech mice. But lets get back to this new mouse.

The new mouse has 5 buttons, just like my old one. but has the 2 extra buttons on the left side (for the thumb) instead of one on each side. I still haven’t decided if that is something desirable. I can see why they moved it to the left side. I had to use the side of my ring finger before to hit the right button, but one of the left buttons now require my thumb to stretch, which doesn’t really feel natural. The scroll wheel (middle click) introduces a new technology called tilt wheel, where the wheel can actually tilt left and right, allowing you to scroll left and right. Since I’m running my screen resolution at 1920×1200, horizontal scrolling is no issue, and it never really was to begin with anyway. The default software that comes with the mouse (IntelliPoint 5.4, though I’ve upgraded to 5.5) does not allow you to reprogram the tilt wheel which is surprise. I’ve contacted the mouse department regarding this and haven’t heard back yet.

The default buttons are also a bit weird. The back button is natural, but one of the thumb buttons turns on the magnifier which seems like a neat feature, but not something I’d use often enough to waste a whole button on. I’ve reprogrammed it to forward like my previous mouse. The middle click was also not defaulted to middle click, instead it was defaulted to Next Window, which seemed more like it was minimizing the current window and setting focus on the window immediately behind it.

The sensitivity is great! It took awhile to get used to, but I think my overall mouse movement has decreased with increased precision. I haven’t really tested the range yet, but my receiver is hidden behind a Kleenex box and is about 2ft from the mouse and the software has prompted me twice already that the signal is weak. It came with new energizer AA batteries, so I doubt it’s the batteries’ fault. Speaking of which, the mouse runs on 2 AA batteries, so it’ll be useful to stock up on some AA NiMH rechargable batteries. The website claims the batteries can last up to 6 months. I haven’t found a way to turn off the mouse yet, so I think it’s always pending and probably goes to sleep when there’s no activity. However, it wakes up rather quickly and I detect no delay after coming home and moving the mouse.

Since this was a laser mouse, I was expecting to also use like an laser pointer. But apparently the laser is invisible, meaning you don’t see anything coming out. I highly advise that you don’t look directly into the hole. The bottom of the mouse says: Class 1 Invisible Laser Product.

There IS one big fault about the mouse. The middle button is rather hard to click. It requires a lot more force than I’d expect and am used to. I’m thinking of switching to the Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, basically the wired version of this mouse. Also sells for $25 at the company store, but Amazon.com is selling it for $37 after rebate. One of my neighboring colleagues uses it at work and it’s identical to the wireless in every way besides the cord and the fact that the middle click is a lot easier to use.

Chewing Straws

While I was biting straws the other day, I realized something. Chewing on straws is sort of like biting fingernails. Just to note, I hardly ever need to cut my fingernails. It’s not something I’m proud of and I even remember the horrible torture my younger brother went through when my parents forced him to stop biting nails. He truly had skill. He could bite the nails off every toe. I wonder if he could still do that today. But as you know, biting nails have long been associated with stress and I actually can see why. Try biting really hard right now, just forcing your teeth together. In a way, you’re exerting force or releasing stress through your jaws. Chewing gum might work, but gum is too soft in my opinion. Sometimes when I chew my nails, people would look over at me and ask what that crackling noise is. I usually just shrug away until they poke futher and ask what I’m eating. Haha. Straws aren’t has hard as fingernails, but they come awfully close. Hence, I think my chewing straw habbit is a way of relieving stress.

I’m apologize for not too many updates recently. You can blame Final Fantasy VII and just starting today 24 – Season 5. Well, mostly FF7. I think I’ve finally got all the characters including Vincent, Yuffie, and Cid. Right now I’m trying to find Yuffie because she stole all my materia. Unfortunately, I’m still on disc 1. I wonder how many hours I’ll be putting into this game.

As for 24 – Season 5, I just went through 4 episodes today and the beginning is great! Episode 5 is on it’s way and it’s actually quite nice to see it in HDTV format with 5.1 surround sound. Unfortunately the episodes are very large, almost twice the size if it was only stereo. I knew I shouldn’t have started to watch it before it completes, but it was just sitting there tempting me to watch it for the past few days. I finally caved.


Random Crap:

Whatever you do, don’t call for the nurse..A Japanese nurse who tried to relieve her work stress by tearing off patients’ nails was sentenced Monday to three years and eight months in prison. Ouch! Just as I was speaking of nails and relieving stress!

Fish School Photo Gallery (from Sue0n) – Meet Albert Einstein, a three year-old calico fantail goldfish. Albert has learned some amazing tricks after a couple months in Fish School, as you can see below. It could be argued that Albert is the world’s smartest fish! Do check out the videos and see the cool tricks this fish can do.

Sex calms nerves before public speaking – studyForget pretending you are talking to one person or concentrating on a single point in the audience — having sex is good way to calm nerves before giving a speech or presentation. Another stress related article! Haha. About to take a midterm or final! Have sex before! Remember, masturbation won’t be as good. But Stuart Brody, a psychologist at the University of Paisley in Scotland, said it has to be full sexual intercourse to get the best results.

Male Student Wins Fight to Wear SkirtThe ACLU announced the deal Tuesday. It will allow a Hasbrouck Heights School senior to wear a skirt to protest the school’s no-shorts policy. The district’s dress code bans shorts between Oct. 1 and April 15, but allows skirts, a policy 17-year-old Michael Coviello believes is discriminatory. Interesting guy. You might want to see the video.

“Moby sick” find lands fragrant fortuneAn Australian couple could reap a fragrant fortune after what they thought was an odd-looking tree stump turned out to be a rare lump of ambergris, a whale excretion used in perfumes and known as “floating gold.” … Jury, who is acting for the family, said ambergris can fetch between $20-$65 a gram, The Age newspaper reported on Wednesday. That would make the Wrights’ find worth at least $295,000.

Man says ‘spell’ won him harem of 10 wivesA middle-aged Tokyo man found to be living with 10 younger women said he attracted them by reciting an incantation that came to him in a dream. Dude! I need to learn that incantation!

Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics (from /.) – For web programmers, these statistics are quite interesting.

Adult Diaper Sales Soar in ChinaAlongside food and fire crackers, Chinese are adding a new item to their lunar New Year shopping: Adult diapers. Sales have soared ahead of the holiday as travelers prepare for long trips home aboard trains so crowded that even the toilets are jammed with people, newspapers said Tuesday. … The problem arises from the need to sell twice as many tickets as there are train seats to accommodate the crush of travelers. Those without seats must find some place — any place — to put themselves, including in overhead racks, between cars, and in the usually stinking toilets. For some reason, this sounds like a story my father told me when he was young and he could ride the train for free during the Cultural Revolution. Minus the diapers of course.

F14 Model (from esca) – An amazing F14 model that actually FLIES! Amazing! I’m guessing it runs on gasoline?

S.Korean province plans aid for mail-order bridesA rural province in
South Korea plans to give financial aid to help lonely male farmers pay for mail-order brides from overseas.

Hiccups lead to two shooting deaths in ColombiaA Colombian man accidentally shot his nephew to death while trying to cure his hiccups by pointing a revolver at him to scare him, police in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla said on Tuesday. After shooting 21-year-old university student David Galvan in the neck, his uncle, Rafael Vargas, 35, was so distraught he turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, police said.

WORLD’S FIRST BANNER AD (from /.) – What was the world’s first banner ad? When HotWired decided to make money from their website in 1994, they set in motion events that would come back to haunt us all: The creation of banner ads. AT&T was the first to dish over some money to HotWired to display the beast they created, a 468 x 60 banner that came to life on October 25 1994. The world’s first banner was quite the ugly thing as seen below and clicking it will not take you to the AT&T website, but just may take you somewhere else.

How to Become an Early Riser – Part II (from Tekman) – Quite an interesting read, and for those who have new year resolutions of not sleeping in late, he has some very good suggestions. Unfortunately, my new years resolutions is… well… I don’t think I have any. Haha. Might also want to read their part 1: How to Become an Early Riser.

Scanner that plays music (from Deadlock) – I’ve read about this before, but now I actually get a video of it playing Ludwig Van Beethoven – Für Elise.

Syncronized swimming fish (from Deadlock) – More trained fishies! Check out this video and see how cool they can be! The Chinese announcer actually called them ballet dancers in water.

Don’t slip (from Deadlock) – a video of an idiot trying to launch his chair into the air. How did he think he was going to land anyway?

Woman Cited in Pa. for Flinging Lettuce“Lettuce comes from the ground, therefore it can go back into the ground,” she said. “It’s biodegradable. I didn’t think I was doing anything wrong.” Haha. Lady tries to plead innocence by taking the biodegradable defense.

Canon in D Rock (from Artemyst) – Remember that video I showed you awhile ago with that guy playing Canon in D (minor or major?) on his guitar and mixing rock elements into it. Someone either ripped the audio and converted into an mp3 or the artist posted his music online. Welp, here you go! Add it to your music collection!

Jobs to scoop $3.5bn as Pixar board approves Disney takeoverThe board of Pixar Animation Studios, the digital animations company, is set to meet tomorrow to approve the company’s $7bn (£3.9bn) takeover by Disney. Sigh… Pixar gave in!?!?! Though Steve Jobs does become the largest share holder of Disney stock… Weird turn of events, but I guess you can’t really resist $3.5 billion.


Bash Quotes (from Tera):

#601363
<alan> if you were a credit card, you’d be a visa, since you’re everywhere i want to be.
<sp4nk> You’d be American Express. No one accepts you.

#605550
<Dogan> GUYS, STORY TIME
<Dogan> So my teacher’s friend’s friend or something
<Dogan> She was dogsitting one day
<Dogan> Shows up the first time, finds the dog dead on the floor, right?
<Nightryde> how embarrassing
<Dogan> SO she’s gotta pack the dog corpse up and take it to the vet so they can dispose of it or whatever
<Dogan> She can’t find anything to fit it in, so she stuffs it in a freaking SUITCASE
<Dogan> She didn’t have a car so she has to take the train through Chicago
<Zeelot> oh mannnn
<Dogan> This guy helps her carry the case on and is like
<Dogan> “this is pretty heavy, what’s in it?”
<Dogan> lady replies “just some computer things”
<Dogan> the guy SOCKS HER IN THE FACE AND RUNS OFF WITH THE CASE
<Nightryde> AHAHAHA HOW would you pawn that sort of thing???

Retrieving Windows Server 2003 Passwords

So I had installed Windows Server 2003 awhile back, but had forgotten my administrator password. I tried all the random configurations I could think of, but nothing worked. So being distraught, I knew for Windows XP, you could download a boot diskette or CD which could reset your administrator password. However, at that time, it didn’t work for Windows Server 2003. There are claims now that it works, but I haven’t hit that situation again yet and don’t really plan on to.

There were many other suggestions on another site: How can I gain access to a Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 computer if I forgot the administrator’s password? How can I reset the administrator’s password if I forgot it? But at that time, they didn’t have any suggestions for Windows Server 2003. It was pretty hopeless.

But I searched online some more and ended up on this website: Windows XP Login Recovery. They claim: Login Recovery is a service to reveal user names and recover passwords for Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003 and Longhorn. As long as you have physical access to the computer, your passwords can be recovered. By following three simple steps, over 98.5% of passwords can be recovered within less than ten minutes. This service does not overwrite passwords, it does not write anything to the hard drive, it does not alter the computer in any way. It simply reads the encrypted passwords for processing through our servers. I didn’t really believe them and if they could break it, I didn’t really want them to know my password either, but I had no choice because I didn’t want to reinstall the OS. I followed their directions and gave it a try.

There are 2 levels of service. My password was actually cracked within 5 minutes, but to get it that fast, I would have to pay £10. I opted for the free service which required waiting 48hours. And indeed it was able to crack my password within 5 minutes. I was shocked at how fast it could do it and could Windows Server 2003 security be that easy to break and when no other sites or software at that time were able to do it? Apparently, I had shifted my index finger one key to the left causing a typo on both the password and confirmation. But it’s fixed now and the password has changed, just in case.

So being curious, I sent a email to the Windows Server 2003 team asking them if they knew how this password retrieval worked and why is it so fast when it’s suppose to be secured. They directed me to this site: Project RainbowCrack. RainbowCrack is a general propose implementation of Philippe Oechslin’s faster time-memory trade-off technique. In short, the RainbowCrack tool is a hash cracker. A traditional brute force cracker try all possible plaintexts one by one in cracking time. It is time consuming to break complex password in this way. The idea of time-memory trade-off is to do all cracking time computation in advance and store the result in files so called “rainbow table”. It does take a long time to precompute the tables. But once the one time precomputation is finished, a time-memory trade-off cracker can be hundreds of times faster than a brute force cracker, with the help of precomputed tables. By having precomputed tables, they’re able to crack these passwords super fast just by making some simple comparisions to the user profile data you sent them.

I’m wondering if I should make a really obscure and long password and see if they could crack it.

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Just watched Wallace & Gromit – Curse of the Were-Rabbit. IMDB users give it a rating of 8.1. You can watch the trailer here. I thought the movie was rather fun and enjoyable, much more than I expected. I’ve never watched Wallace and Gromit before, yet I wonder if all of their works is this interesting.

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Spoilers: (Show)

Database Problems

Sorry for the down time and several of you have notified me of the problem. Apparently, after a bit of debugging and troubleshooting, it turns out that my MySQL databases were linked through krunk007.com which is no longer registered. I had only gotten that domain because DreamHost provided a free domain registration. They’re currently holding a deal where you get $88 off your first year! Remember to use the coupon code: DREAM88. I told DreamHost that I didn’t want to continue the krunk007.com registration since it was only free the first year and I already had krunk4ever.com and krunk4ever.org under my belt. What I didn’t remember was both my blog and gallery pointed to the database in krunk007.com. The registration ended earlier this month, but took full effect sometime early this morning (before I slept), but it was going on and off. At first I thought it was just some server problems, but they responded to me that there’s nothing wrong with the server which my database is hosted on, I started debugging and noticed the domain issue. So now I’ve relinked the database using a current domain and things should be fine when the DNS starts to propagate.

So both my Blog and Gallery should be running in full power now. Please let me know if you do hit any more issues.