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The last few days….

May 30, 2011 Leave a comment

I took the last dew days to recover from an over zealous exercise routine.  To figure out if I am also really about to have a heart attack.  (I am actually).

Its important to stay healthy.  This meant being a little more honest and not getting too excited about this honesty.   Stress free (read with a longer accent on free so it sort of peters out or echoes).  I did very little in the form of actual translation work.  Puttered around seeing if I could do more to help some friends of mine in/on the translations scene.

Applied to 18 jobs.  Not one has answered me back in any way or form.   Which is just fine.

Did a little on Dungeon of Windaria, ddst-ds, zoids battle coloseum, zoids legend of arcadia, Itadaki street Ds, strees over a particular game which got my heart monitor going so stopped what I was doing and read a book.    Then watched some anime.

I then re-acquainted myself with some compression research.

On the plus side I am starting to see my abs again.  It has been 5 or 6 years since the last time I saw them.  Adversely this doesn’t make me depressed or sad.  It actually makes me hopeful.  I must not be in as bad a shape as I had thought.

I for some reason cannot remember if the sjis in Itadaki can be replaced with double width english or the weird encoded unicode single but really double byte text.  The unicode has to be encoded special.  reverse two byte unicode, with a twist single byte is in there 20 for space is 2000 instead of 0020.  Unlike other single byte encoding it only works with a padding of two zeroes.  So it might make sense that the sjis would also include the two byte english characters.   I’ll have to experiment.  I’m so lazy though.  I have tampered with the utilty.bin file so that the nftr in it can now be used for the strange encoding of this game is included in their too.  Just in case that might help me.

Time to play around with itadaki file structure.

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ddst-ds finished the monster names

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Like the title says I finished the monster names.  Instead of going back to the help file I thought I would take another crack at the images.  specifically trying to get the place names more graphically correct.  I cannot seem to view the pallete correctly for these graphics.  this has caused them to be bad looking while you play.  Others are of the opinion that if you can tell what they say then what is the problem.  I am bugged by this.  I would like it to look better.

Especially since there is just so many of them.

So my next choice is to continue on with this game or move onto another project for a bit.

As zoids legend of arcadia is getting some support.  I am thinking of doing some more with it.

If I don’t though I will end up working on ddst-ds – the item names and descriptions.  I left off at a specific spot.  I haven’t really touched upon the descriptions yet.

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DDST-DS + allergies still

May 22, 2011 Leave a comment

My allergies are hitting me hard this season.

Complain complain…not in a talkative mood or in the mood to be around anyone right now.

Usually when the allergies get this bad I would take some temp desk job somewhere.  In a building with really good air-conditioning.   I would be the guy the face mask on.

As I am not working, I will have to deal.   I have slowly been editing (translating the names of) the enemies in dramatic dungeon Sakura taisen ds.  I decided to take a break from the help file for the same game.

Oh I have such a headache.  I just took a bath to relieve the horrid itching….

Dreams and walk this morning

May 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Last night the strange dreams continued.  I dreamt I was a demented dentist who pulled teeth and killed kids.  So strange these dreams.  Last month I had one where I was this old man, married living on this nice big (I wanna say farm but it’s not…) piece of land.  Anyways he and his wife have a bed and breakfast.  the crazy part is that they are cannibals and serve their guests their previous guests…  He has this big nice workshop and dismantles the cars and sells the part in the guise of a junkyard specialist,  she takes care of the clothing and personal items by selling them “for the church fundraiser”.  They take care of the bodies to together.  They have this big hidden walk-in freezer where 30+ years of serial killing hides the corpses in various stages of chopped up-ness.  That is not all he also smokes some of the “meat” to give it extra flavour.

Too much detail, well.  This dream has kept coming back.  It usually takes off right from the last place I left it like some paused movie.  I wake up go about my day then wham, when fall asleep it continues.  But interspersed with other dreams of other things every now and then.  So there I was thinking great another strange dream, the one from last night, until I remembered the end…  The dentist is also the old man from the other dream, just younger.

So freaky, so creepy.  Yet I keep dreaming it.  For those who have experience with directive dreaming (may not be proper term).  I have tried over and over to change the dream to something I am more comfortable with.  It just keeps taking over.

Directive dreaming… hmm.  Let me start with meditation.  Meditation has had some great importance in my life.  I credit it as what has kept me alive through the whole heart disease & lung cancer stuff in my life.  Without out it I am pretty sure I would have died A LONG TIME AGO.   So, meditation is good, at least for me, for several things.  If you get into it as much as I have you can learn to control your body to a very finite degree.  Healing that cut ultra fast, keeping my heart from skipping a beat or, eh, stopping.  Re-purposing cancerous lung tissue.  Stopping that allergy headache -as soon as I feel it.  Stuff like that.  Well part of the method to learning how to do this is to learn how to control your very dreams.

All of this is part and parcel of various healing arts.  Those who have experienced rekai will have a small understanding of what I am talking about.  The energy of the universe surrounds us.  It’s there always changing, moving – doing.  We are made up of that energy.  To think that we have no control over it…. to think it has no control over it… both have their merits, but why not both.  If I can send my now dead grandfather a little energy every now and then so that he has (had sorry) a little quality time with my grandmother – unencumbered with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s then that is the least I can do.  It meant in my case getting sick as that energy really was needed for me.  But a week sick is something I could easily live with.  Now take that same impetus and cause to direct some of the universes energy to more beneficial uses.  In my case I don’t ask for health I ask for clarity in making myself and others healthy.   (see the difference)

close your eyes imagine yourself in a room with one doors and no windows.  The walls are white and the room isn’t really lighted as the light is coming form the walls.   As you sit your body and anything that has to do with it physically or mentally disappears.  Once you have disassociated yourself from your body, you can turn to look at the walls in more detail, (there has to be more detail right?), you find yourself looking at the most relaxing scene you can.  Through the door that opened by itself.  (This part is more of a personal thing).   If this scene is something that cannot exist or happen in real life try to imagine something that can.  As the next step is acquiring this scene in real life.  So you can see if true peace is attainable in real life.   For me it was skydiving at night – that floating/falling feeling.  Nothing like it.

The second step in the next level of meditation is to purposely look at the most nerve-racking terror inducing scene you can dredge up.  Why?  So you can find peace even in turmoil.  Once, so to speak you can find the calm in the storm, you can move to the next level.

For me its the 5th and 6th time I got hit by a car (in this case a big freaking truck and a small red car).  I was hit so hard I flew through the air about 20 feet… (how do I know, well I went back and measured it of course).   I landed on a barb-wire fence.  less than an inch away from me was one nasty branch that would have ended my life had I landed on it instead.  As I feel the wire recoil and feel myself start to fall forward I notice that if I don’t take control the sharp rocks in front of the fence are gonna really hurt (possibly kill me).  I am of course stunned and just manage to stop myself from falling forward all the way.  I reach up to grab something to haul myself up when I grab that same barb-wire fence.  I think my crash into it loosened it as that is when it fell on top of me…  Which by some miracle I only have a very small scar on my leg to show for it.  Wrestling myself from underneath the fence and yelling futile-y for help.  I realize that the truck that hit me didn’t stop.  I make it to the road cross then – I get hit again.  This time by a car going the other way.  I don’t go nearly as far as this car was going up hill.  I do land in the stream beside the road I was just trying to cross to get to my now very destroyed bike.   This car also doesn’t stop.  I am wet, bleeding, and sore in places I didn’t know I could be sore in.  The 45 minutes it took me to get to haul myself out of that stream onto the road and walk to the nearest house was an eternity of pain. I pass out at the house then wake up at the hospital.  They wanna know what happened to me.  Take a lot of x-rays.  Which as luck would have it the only things wrong with me are my ribs, the four stitches from the gash in my leg from the fence, and the loss of blood from walking with a gash in my leg.

I remember all of that in .  (I didn’t see the trucks licence plate and the car must have had it on the back).

I have something else to do now so I will have to do the other levels of meditation I went through later.  Sorry.

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Hopeful

May 14, 2011 Leave a comment

But hope is pretty easy to have.  Meh, today I am working a little on the images of Itadaki and Dramatic dungeon (there are a couple almost exactly alike).  So on a hunch I decided to see if there were more.  Which no not really.

So I got horrendously sweaty doing laundry as there was no ventillation going on through the laundry room.  My lungs aching, my heart pounding, my right leg and left arm going numb…  I got out of there as quick as I could.

I still was not feeling to well.  Here I am hours later wondering…

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today is bright and shiny…

May 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Bright, shiny full of people out enjoying themselves.  I did not enjoy my time outside.  My spring allergies, are in full effect.  That means that when I go outside it is only for some very good reasons.  Today left me almost running home to take some pills for the massive piercing headache, the horrid itchy – inside and out(of me),  and to hide from the light that was making me sick.

Makes me sound like some pasty skinned freaky guy… I don’t care.  I’m not.  I would just rather not be the crabby person being outside right now would make me.

So, today I did a little (very little) work on a couple of translation projects.  The horrid itchiness is driving near insane.

Boyfriends sister “wanna go out?”

Yikes, took all my control to answer politely no thanks.  If they only knew the torture of my allergies.

You see that guy walking down the street, he looks a little uptight, oh wait on a closer look….  hmmpphhh jeez better keep my distance looks like he’s gonna snap at any moment.   THAT IS ME.   I won’t actually snap at you but I might just might ask you to scratch some areas that would be considered rude, (if I did snap).

I tried the bathtub full of calamine lotion once, only felt good for 10 minutes.  Over 300$ literally down the drain.  Strangely not something that was on my lifes to do lists.  well 6 o’clock back to work.

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