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< Ukyo >

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"random thoughts"

Wednesday - August 28, 2002

[Ukyo] - 02:35:23 - [link here]

Well, We have Makoto (The new MT Server) up and going finally. As most of you have noticed, the forums _work_ now. As Fred said, the box is a Dual AMD MP 1600, with 2Gigs of DDR 2100 Registered ram. So if you were once afraid to use the forums due to the -make you cry- slowness, fear not. Cortana, and Masa from Japan-A-Radio put a lot of time and effort into helping to make sure everything on the box was top notch.

Otakon was a fun experience this year. I wanted to say thanks to John Heaton and the rest of the con staff for putting up with us. I will be attending next year without doubt. I have a few MT related pictures here from the con that I will be posting shortly. If you have MT related pictures from otakon, panels, artist ally, or just us making idiots of ourselves please send them to MTCon@Megatokyo.Com.

Speaking of cons, I was planning to attend AnimeFEST, but now I have enrolled in college at Texas State Technical College in Waco, TX. Unfortunately for me, I have to move that weekend now. Speaking of College, if you attend this one in particular, drop me a line at Ukyo@Megatokyo.Com.

If your interested, JTEC is taking applications for the Winter Tokyo Comiket 2002 Tour at this site. They arrange travel, 4 night hotel stay, ect. If you want to go to Japan, this is a good chance. The tour website is in English, the con website has not finished English area yet. I am planning to try to get there this year. Hope to see you there!

People are emailing me asking for the link to pre-order Megatokyo - Volumn 1. You can do so by clicking here. Fred's been working like crazy trying to make sure its perfect.

Piro, I stole your rant space. I warned you to post something. :P

"[Piro] I hate you."

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< Dom >

Did you know that I got in trouble at work for cruising espn.com?

"Strikeouts are fascist."

Tuesday - August 27, 2002

[Dom] - 22:30:00 - [link here]

Here we are just a few days from baseball's strike date. I can't support baseball players striking, and I won't dig into it here lest I unleash a font of incoherent venom that, while enjoyable, wouldn't really help my mood much. But I'll say that I didn't like it 8 years ago, I don't like it now, and dammit, I really hate the major leagues right now, even as I cheer on the A's and Giants.

So, what am I doing about it? Watching all the feel-good baseball movies I can, to try and build some goodwill toward the sport itself rather than the players. Two days ago, I watched Bull Durham. Yesterday and today, I watched the three volumes of Princess Nine I had lying around the apartment but hadn't gotten around to yet. Tomorrow, I have The Natural on tap, and I plan to fire up The Bad News Bears any day now.

Geez. Sometimes I wonder why I bother with baseball. Then I listen to a convenient little .wav I have lying around for situations like these:

The one constant through all the years, Ray, is baseball. America's rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good... and that could be again. Oh, people will come, Ray, people will most definitely come.

That always makes me feel better. Next stop after all those DVDs, I'm gonna dig into Adachi's famous manga, Touch. But it's friggin' 26 volumes, so I'm going to go knocking on a friend's door to borrow that and H2. Then I figure I might have enough goodwill toward baseball that I won't burn down a stadium...

Then again, maybe not. Ah, well. At least football season's about to start.

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