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April 5, 2013

Kagome Kagome (Robotics;Notes)

Remember that creepy tune "Kagome Kagome" from Robotics;Notes that plays when Kimijima Kou hacked the pokecoms? The song "Kagome Kagome" originates from a Japanese children's game; almost like the English version of "Duck Duck Goose". You can read more about the history here.
The reason for this post is because I wanted to download this song and use it as my mobile ringtone. Furthermore, I wanted to share the file with others so they can do the same. This kind soul has created the sound file which you can download here.
Now let's hope I don't get any calls or texts during the middle of the night, otherwise I would totally freak out.
An extra special bonus for our Vocaloid fans: Here's a Miku and Luka adaptation of the Kagome song.

Daily Nyaa: Rainclouds and raincoats

It's going to rain nya~!

xkcd: Flowchart

Once you start, you can't stop. There is no end to it.

[via xkcd]

[Tutorial] How to make an animated GIF (Windows)

I made an animated GIF the other day from one of my videos. You may be wondering how to make one exactly, it is quite simple actually and here is a direct way of creating an animated GIF without reencoding the actual video. This guide is for Windows only (Linux one coming later).

Step 1: Prerequsites

You will need to download some software packages before proceeding with creating an animated GIF.

CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack)
You will need to install CCCP because it contains DirectShow codecs which are unavailable in VLC. Install using default values.

Avisynth 2.5
This tool is used for scripting videos. Download, install and forget about it.

AvsPmod
Download and extract. Installation is not required.

VirtualDub
A video capture/processing utility with many useful features. Download and extract. Installation is not required.