Antichamber

July 13th, 2013

antichamber level

Today I finally finished this great game. Wow, just wow. I really love puzzle games and I can say this is a very high quality puzzle game. It makes you think out of the box (or should I say cube XD). I am talking of course about Antichamber.

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既存メディアに影響したソーシャルメディア

July 12th, 2013

SocMedia

UTS日本語授業の自由研究レポート:

既存メディアに影響したソーシャルメディア

– 序論

ティモシー・ジョン・バーナーズ=リーは1990年にWold Wide Web (WWW)を考案し、ハイパーテキストシステムを実装・開発した人物である(ウィキペディア、2013)。 インターネットが普及する前はテレビや新聞やラジオのようなメディアからのみ最近のニュースや情報を得る事ができた。そしてインターネットが広がると同時に、情報を手に入れる方法も増加した。 その方法の一つはソーシャルメディアである。 現代社会では、人々は完全にインターネットに夢中になっている。

しかし、インターネットの開発とともにテレビやラジオや新聞などの既存メディアに対する興味が徐々に減少しており、若者層にFacebookやTwitterやブログのようなソーシャルメディアが流行っている。なぜなら、天気、スポーツ、ニュースなど、ありとあらゆる情報がインターネットでいつでも手に入れられるからである。その上ニュースサイトでは記事に対する自分の意見をコメントできるため、人々はこのような自分自身も意見を投稿できるウェブサイトを好むのではないだろうか。そのことを検証するためインタビューを行った。

本稿では、インタビューの結果によって得たデータを集め、他の研究者の記事を分析し私が予想する現象が起こっているかどうかを検証する。

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Little Witch Academia 2 Kickstarter

July 10th, 2013

Little witch academia OVA

Kickstarter, kickstarter, kickstarter… This service is changing they way the world works – games, movies, tech and now even anime is using Kickstarter to gather funds for creating their projects. This time around we have Studio Trigger who brought us Inferno Cop and Little Witch Academia and coming out with Kill la Kill in Fall has decided to use kickstarter as a platform to aquire funds for creating a sequel to Little Witch Academia.

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The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Today

July 9th, 2013

Dash IT! from Alexandr Tanana on Vimeo.

Lido

July 8th, 2013

Lido

For lunch today my parents took me to Lido. Lido is a restaurant and a small amusement center located 10 minutes away from the center of Riga. Not only does it look like a building from the countryside of Latvia, but the food there is also traditional and specific to the more rural regions of Latvia. And of course it is extremely delicious!

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Jūrmala

July 7th, 2013

jurmala

ラトビアと言えばやっぱりユールマラだな〜  Ja tu gribi kaut kur atpūsties tad brauc uz jūru, uz Jūrmalu! Солнце, пляж – отдыхай, плавай, загорай.

Jūrmala is a small city on the coast line 20km away from the capital Rīga. Its like Goal Coast in a way, nice beaches, lots of people and a lot of attractions. I went there with my family and our family friends just for a stroll and to spend the nice day outside at the beach.

Here are some pics on my
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Summer 2013 anime

July 4th, 2013

free!

2013 summer season of anime has officially started today with a marvelous new show by Kyoto Animation: Free!

Here is a list of what I am looking forward to and picking up, not guaranteeing that I wont drop some though:

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Our new Samsung 46F8500 TV

July 4th, 2013

SamsungTV_FREE

When I arrived back home and set foot in my house again after 3 years of being abroad, I could not help but notice the 12 year old TV in our living room. It was a Sony Trinitron and looked something like this, I dont have a picture of ours and we already gave it away. とにかく、it was old and outdated, a serious upgrade was required. Thankfully my dad was on my side on this one and so we set out to buy a new TV, yay!

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Farewell CityRail

July 1st, 2013

CityRail

This afternoon (night in Sydney) my friends were complaining about another change in their daily life. This time it was the CityRail website. According to Wikipedia: “CityRail ceased trading on 30 June 2013 and was replaced by Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink.” Which of course means that the website had to be redesigned as well with the new company logo and new colors. I personally don’t mid the new orange color scheme , they only changed the color itself but not the gradient. I wish they would get rid of that 3Dish look of the buttons and headers of the timetables and trip planer. But oh well I can’t really complain.

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Tadaima (I’m home)

June 29th, 2013

Riga

After my crazy flight yesterday I am home, finally, after 3 years, I am home. Riga has barely changed in these past 3 year that I have been away. Some improvements here and there, we got new trams! (pics on Flickr, and link at the end of the post). There are so many things I have missed, like our beautiful and quiet parks, our gorgeous Art Nouveau style architecture, our clean fresh sea air, our delicious european food (+ potatoes) and of course our blazingly fast and reliable internet.

My main purpose was to get a new passport as this one is about to expire in November, and of course to see my parents. But just after one day of being back I feel like I have never left. There are so many things that are dear to me here, so many memories, so many feels. I will be back in Riga for another month, I will keep posting some stuff out what is happening here and what I am up to and of course continue my regular posts about tech and anime (especially with the new season starting next week).

link to photo album:
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