November 13, 2012

Pumpkin's Palette: Mayuri Shiina

Mayuri Shiina from Steins;Gate
A little project I attempted today. I need to find a hole puncher so I can turn it into a keychain.
(Disclaimer: I don't own the original chibi artwork design. This is my imitation.)

Linux Mint 14 RC now available

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Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" release candidate, based on Ubuntu 12.10, has been made available for download yesterday and, like the previous version, is available for download in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon.

Linux Mint 14 MATE RC

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Linux Mint 14 RC MATE edition features MATE 1.4, which brings lots of bug fixes, as well as some minor new features:
  • bluetooth and mate-keyring are now functional
  • Dropbox support for Caja (file manager)
  • Caja improvements: toggle button for text-based location bar, button to get the difference between files in the file conflict dialog and more

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon RC

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Linux Mint 14 RC Cinnamon edition ships with the latest Cinnamon 1.6, which comes with a huge list of improvements. To name just a few:
  • a 2D session (uses software rendering)
  • ALT + Tab improvements, including thumbnails or previews
  • improved sound applet
  • Grid view in Expo
  • persistent workspaces to which you can give a name
  • Panel: options to configure auto-hide delay and panel height have been added
  • added window quicklists, an applet which lists all the windows available across workspaces
  • added a notification applet which keeps a history of desktop notifications
  • many other new features and bug fixes
Other changes in Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon edition RC:
  • improved software manager
  • MintStick replaces USB-ImageWriter, for a better UI and better progress reporting
  • Gedit 2.30 has replaced Gedit 3. According to the Linux Mint 14 changelog, this change was introduced because Gedit 2.30 "is a more mature/stable alternative, which provides more features and a much better search functionality than the latter version".
  • updated default theme to support GTK 3.6
  • improved icon theme

Download Linux Mint 14 RC

[via WebUpd8]

Otaku Life: Finals, anime, apps and more

Hey guys! It as been a while since I last posted about my life since I have been pretty busy with uni assignments and stuff. I finally found some time today to type up a quick summary of what's happening around me right now.

Well for one, I decided to upgrade the computers in my house. Also, my server died a couple of weeks ago and I found out that one of my RAM sticks died. So I had them replaced with some nice high quality RAM totaling 8GB. Of course this is more than enough for just a server running Minecraft but the shop had no more 4GB RAM kits in stock and so there you have it. I also upgraded my laptop's HDD into a SSD! 256GB of high-speed glory. Nothing is faster than SSD storage! Now my laptop is fully pimped out with this new SSD.

Final semester of uni

That's right! I am in my final semester of uni and currently in my final exams ever! I decided not to continue on studying because I have had enough of study. Although I hope that I will get a job at the end of the year. For now, I am pretty relaxed since I only have one more exam to go, and it is only multiple choice! Fun! Fun!

Anime watching still ongoing

I haven't stopped watching anime. Right now, my backlog has diminished a lot and I am in progress of finding more new (or old) and exciting anime to watch! That said, I just recently finished watching Bakuman. and I thought it was pretty entertaining. You can read my review here. So what's next? Well, I have a couple of anime movies to watch: Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo and Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha: The Movie 1st. Oh, pumpkin_so77 also posted recently about that new Steins;Gate movie to be released soon. I can't wait for that!

Making an Android app

With all this free time now, I decided to put my time to good use and learn some Android app programming. Well, if I can commit that is. Right now I am pretty busy and such so perhaps I should find some motivation to start programming once my holidays start. I am thinking of creating a simple app for MBT that displays posts from the website as well as integrating a chat function and image gallery. More information to come once I decide to start the project.

Final thoughts

Well, that ends another ramble by me. Not much has happened since my last post. What to expect in the future? For me, getting a job and creating an Android app are my current goals. As for watching anime, I do have a huge "Future" backlog of anime that have not been aired yet (or currently airing) so I will have to wait a while once they have completely aired before I watch them. Oh, and also I have started playing Pokemon White 2 on the Nintendo 3DS. Funny huh? I also bought Theatrhythm Final Fantasy as well. THose are pretty fun games and I would highly recommend them.

That's it for now.
MegaBubbletea out.

Ubuntu for Android promo vid

A new 'Ubuntu for Android' commercial has appeared online.

The 2 minute animated spot explains the key concepts behind the technology, which was first announced back in February, via irrelevant analogies

“Your quad core handset is a phone when it’s unplugged, but when you connect it to a monitor and keyboard and boom: you’ve got yourself a full Ubuntu-powered computer,” the narrator explains in the video. 
“And since your PC is a phone you can make calls or sends texts from your desktop!”
Sadly though, you can't get Ubuntu for Android just yet.

That’s not to say that the idea hasn’t been popular. It has. Crazily so.

Reams and reams of column pixels and social statuses have been given over to praise the concept since its announcement, and this cute animated ad with all its lighthearted sensibilities will only add to this.

Now, the part of me that likes to indulge in wild speculation wants to ask why this ad was released now when consumers can’t buy an Ubuntu for Android device, and no manufacturer or telecoms carrier has publicly announced plans to ship it?

Is its appearance a subtle prelude to a formal announcement? Is an Ubuphone finally in the offing?

[via OMG! Ubuntu!]