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Non-Update Update

Well, first, for the public stuff:

  1. You can stalk (or befriend) me on facebook, if you want. Kentaro Kandle is the name I try to use on all "social media".

  2. Even if YouTube doesn't die, I will likely not upload any more videos to it;

  3. Updates will be on the blog. Follow there for more announcements.

Hobbies and bad jobs can both be expensive, but when you have little option between the two, it is time to choose the third choice and be more effectively creative.

More personal updates will come in a friends-only entry to be posted shortly.
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TODO list update

  1. Watch this intro/LP to Stella Glow:

  2. Get a DS rig and play/LP games like Devil Suvivor, Soul Hackers, Stella Glow....

  3. Upload the edits to the wordpress blog (

DID already:

  1. From the last list, installed the card on the Linux box. Using it now, and testing stuff like glxgears on it whilst also "narrow-casting". So Go Team!

  2. Also cleared off my physical desktop. The declutter in the outer office space has helped to declutter my mind, also. So much happier.

  3. Took several naps. More fun than a house-cat!

  4. Watched ep. 3,4,5 of Season 9 of the (new) Doctor Who, finally! Not sure how far behind I still am but they were great episodes. The two-parter, ep. 3-4, was especially great! And I wonder if ep. 6 will continue the story in ep. 5.... 

  5. Played some of Persona 4, as I haven't gotten the Great ending yet. over 160 hours in, and I'll New Game+ after it....

  6. Checked on local prices for capture cards to record the PS2... should be able to afford it soon.

  7. Checked out paypal, should be able to set it up soon for donations, shareware, and sales receipts. Yah -- capitalism, ho!

  8. Made some headway into at least two of teh (dead tree) books on my booklist.

  9. Caught up to online course (Python related), should finish another module before Hump of next week, at this rate.

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TODO list

  1. Install blender on Linux Mint based Tower box

  2. Install Pygame (for Python 2.7) on Linux Mint (should all be 64-bit)

  3. Install CUDA-ready NVIDIA cards int Linux Tower and;

  4. Install CUDA-ready or XFX card in Nx box with Win7;

  5. re-install Win7 on box abvoe (#4)

  6. right-grade laptop N6 to Win7

  7. get NAS with 4-6 laptop (2.5") HHDs

  8. call L. about NAS

  9. offload pix from phone, camera, backup phone

  10. get new battery for backup phone

  11. sell or gift away backup phone, acquire tablet with SIM or DL xxx replacement

  12. Penpal stuff (review and get xmas postcards, at least, out)

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MLP - Military stuff

I have been using MSI Military Spec mainboards. For the tropics, something that can take high humidity and run in 30-40 deg. C. ambient temperature is a must. None of that cheap stuff designed for 20 C ambient and under 70% Relative Humidity.

Someone gave me a link to some other military stuff:

In my alternate world, I discover an M-class planet, and move me an my core Kaibatsu there to start a new cililization, but we need to build a space, land, and air marine (yeah, air marines, not air force -- and nothing for the sea) to fight against invading politicians from Earth who want to steal our joy and make us slaves to the Roman-UNITWAT-eXtermination-Matrices.

I just made that up. MIght work it into some short stories. Been very creative lately, although, not selling as strong as I need to, yet. Will work on getting more products out before April.

Since in April, O'Neil turns into a Yallow Turtle and eats all the Es and then the Evolution becomes volution of Martha rather than Mary walking on water.

That doesn't even make sense in my head, I'll go get something to eat, clearly I'm low on brain energy.

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Happy Birthday and ... is anyone home, here?

Since my last post, I have been working a lot more on my "budget management". As I predicted, I have still a scaricity of what I would need to do more videos, but as I did not anticipate, I really can't stomach YouTube anymore, since all of the changes. Also, I have found that writing for people can be, perhaps, even more enjoyable that sharing videos.

If I think about it, the things remember most are the conversations and friendships that arose from having similar hobbies, but different backgrounds and experience. The world seems wider, and more interesting, when you can talk calmly about things in that way, perhaps starting with just enthusiastically enjoying the same thing.

Anyhow, it seems LJ is mostly advertising of one sort of another now, so it is more like a newspaper than a community, and anticipating that decline, I experimented a bit and settled on actually being mostly offline... but I do want to wish ultra_butterfly and sjowall1452 happy belated birthday!

It seems like they don't update here anymore, but still, if you're alive and kicking, then that's one thing.

They are tons of sites now that either did not exist, or were not as useful, or I just wasn't aware of them, when I started my old youtube site. Some also have disappeared. I never uploading most of the videos I intended to, ironically, they are still stored on VHS tapes which may not be as well preserved as I might hope, but that is less of a priority, to me, than simply enjoying like, you know?

If you want to add me on facebook, here is the link: (persona account) and if you want to check out my new (although very sparse) blog, which will likely become a consildation point, going forwards, but not before 2016 (knock on wood), then check that out too: .

I do think that it is good we can connect to people, and that livejournal still exists, even if it has shifted demographics and purpose. For someone looking to learn Russian, it might be an ideal platform, and over time I hope to consolidate and improve on the posts here and thus convert more of this experience into something that can help myself, and possibly others, to enjoy life more and gain from the time already spent here.

Certainly, it was a good place to speak of experiences and seek out people of similar interests. Going forwards, more geosocial groups to keep those interest going (like "hackerspaces", but not exclusive to them) may be beneficial both to professional hosts (firms) and customers/guests. Not sure where I fit into that, but I won't likely find it over these seas.
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Budgeting and the true money of ancient wisdom of greatness

  1. Time

  2. Emotional energy

  3. Mental energy

  4. Physical capabiltiy

Those are four types of money. Cash is either compensation or flow of sales.
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MLP - favicons

I wanted to add an icon to a website, just for fun. The favicon info on W3C was useful, but, the wikipedia articles on Favicon and ICO were useful. Well, the latter was just nerd-sniping, not actually needed.

Little things but fun.

I have numbers to crunch, so I can monetize more of my talent as a firm... and thus be able to afford time and technique consuming hobbies again... but that will take a few weeks at best, so wish me luck until then.
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Persona 4 - Finding Information on Kanji

So, I'm on my first new game plus playthru of Persona 4 of PS2. (As you can tell, I am not a follow-the-masses type of gamer who went out to spend $400 USD on a "next-gen" system, or even thought of getting a PlayStation 3 or XBOX360 when they were still new... although eventually I may get a PS3 and a Japanese PS2, even though they no longer make the latter... maybe I'll build a box dedicated to emulation instead, but anyhow, I digress).
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