Saturday, January 28, 2012

In Perth, Australia for 1 week!

Cottesloe Beach

greenmount national park
































I saved 2 years worth of cash to go to Perth, Australia for 1 week. I was looking for tropical places to vacation. Florida would've been a safest, yet I been there in July, 1999 for a Caribbean cruise. I said I was taking pictures of the scenery and wasn't getting into anyone's beeswax. I wore my Green Bay Packer cap everywhere, because I do that anyway. My cousin from U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka had Australia as favorite place he visited so I took his word for it.

Monday, January 23, 2012

PC-BSD 9.0 Impressions

I finally installed PC-BSD 9.0. For some reason I had to install Libreoffice with FreeBSD ports in install mode. This PC-BSD is very, very stable like PC-BSD 8.2 was. Remember, Linux Mint goes into coma for 10 seconds. I booted 15 times and nothing really showed up. The openSUSE 12.1 had a GRUB file which I added PC-BSD 9 script to the file. KDE 4.7.3 is pretty fast for 32-bit. I ordered a 64-bit DVD so PC-BSD 9 can use five more cores. The NTFS drivers were great this time around, because it mounted.

FreeBSD is ultra-powerful, ultra-secure and ultra-stable (more so than Mac OS 10.6!) yet unknown. It won't win any OS politics anytime soon. I heard MAC OS 10.6 is based on old FreeBSD 5.4! The USG should take notice.

I downloaded GAG to dual-boot PC-BSD 9 since PC-BSD 8.2 came with a loader. I didn't need GPT partition either.

It's like a 10/10.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gnutella stands nearly alone

The CIA are shutting down Rapidshare, Megaupload and others.

At least the Gnutella protocol still exists, protected by the GPL license. Gnutella doesn't have a stable connection, but is better than torrents. Thank god for Gnutella!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Best Videogames


Mass Effect 2 (2010 Video Game)
Following the conclusion of the first Mass Effect, Shepard and his ship, the Normandy, are dispatched to wipe out any further geth resistance...
Director: Casey Hudson
Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Maggie Baird, Adam Baldwin, Michael Beattie


Mass Effect 3 (2011 Video Game)
Director: Casey Hudson
Stars: Mark Meer, Raphael Sbarge, Keith David, Michael Hogan


Mass Effect (2007 Video Game)
In a future time, you play an emotionally scarred soldier who must stop a plot to exterminate humanity throughout the galaxy.
Director: Casey Hudson
Stars: Steven Barr, Kimberly Brooks, Keith David, Seth Green


Half-Life 2 (2004 Video Game)
Play as Gordon Freeman in a fight for revolution in fascist and Orwellian City 17.
Director: David Speyrer
Stars: Robert Guillaume, Robert Culp, Louis Gossett Jr., Michelle Forbes

Half-Life 2: Episode One

Half-Life 2: Episode One (2006 Video Game)
Gordon Freeman is fleeing from the disaster he himself caused.
Director: Robin Walker
Stars: Robert Guillaume, Robert Culp, Louis Gossett Jr., Merle Dandridge

Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life 2: Episode Two (2007 Video Game)
Gordon Freeman, along with the help of human and non-human allies, continues his fight against the ruthless alien force known as the Combine.
Director: David Speyrer
Stars: Robert Guillaume, Merle Dandridge, Tony Todd, Javier Alcina


Final Fantasy X (2001 Video Game)
In a world ruled by religion, technology appears and tries to destroy the religion of the world of Spire. But a powerful force emerges and Tidus along with Yuna must stop the monster and find the mystery about Tidus' father.
Stars: James Arnold Taylor, Hedy Burress, John Di Maggio, Paula Tiso

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008 Video Game)
"MGS4" brings a totally new concept and situation, resulting in the toughest "Metal Gear" infiltration mission ever devised. The game is set after the events of "MGS2" and players will reprise the role of top secret agent Solid Snake.
Director: Hideo Kojima
Stars: David Hayter, Josh Keaton, Peter Lurie, Paul Eiding


Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009 Video Game)
Intrepid adventurer Nathan Drake seeks to uncover the mysteries surrounding Marco Polo's missing ships.
Director: Amy Hennig
Stars: Nolan North, Emily Rose, Claudia Black, Richard McGonagle


Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011 Video Game)
Fortune hunter Nathan Drake is catapulted headlong into an adventure that takes him on a daring trek...
Director: Amy Hennig
Stars: Nolan North, Richard McGonagle, Emily Rose, Claudia Black


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009 Video Game)
Five years after the events of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Russia is in political turmoil once again. Vladimir Makarov...
Director: Jason West
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Keith David, Barry Pepper, Kevin McKidd


Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004 Video Game)
In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed "Snake" must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.
Director: Hideo Kojima
Stars: David Hayter, Suzetta Miñet, Jim Piddock, Heather Halley


The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006 Video Game)
Link must explore the vast land of Hyrule and uncover the mystery behind its plunge into darkness.
Director: Eiji Aonuma
Stars: Akiko Kawamoto, Akiko Kômoto, Akira Sasanuma, Jun Mizusawa


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 Video Game)
A young Kokiri boy named Link discovers that his destiny is to save the land of Hyrule from the dark prince Ganon
Director: Shigeru Miyamoto
Stars: Nobuyuki Hiyama, Fujiko Takimoto, Jun Mizusawa, Takashi Nagasako


Batman: Arkham City (2011 Video Game)
When part of Gotham is turned into a private reserve for criminals, all hell is sure to break loose, and the Dark Knight is the only one who can stop it.
Director: Sefton Hill
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Grey DeLisle, Martin Jarvis, Kimberly Brooks


Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009 Video Game)
You control Batman as he fights to subdue The Joker and his fellows when they seize control of the forensic mental hospital.
Director: Sefton Hill, Paul Boulden
Stars: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Arleen Sorkin, Tom Kane


Kingdom Hearts II (2005 Video Game)
One year after the events of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Sora, Donald, and goofy awaken in Twilight Town...
Director: Tetsuya Nomura
Stars: Haley Joel Osment, David Gallagher, Hayden Panettiere, Jesse McCartney


Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001 Video Game)
Two years after the death of Solid Snake, a rookie FOX-HOUND agent, on his first mission, infiltrates an offshore decontamination facility to rescue the President.
Director: Hideo Kojima
Stars: David Hayter, Quinton Flynn, Christopher Randolph, Lara Cody


Kingdom Hearts (2002 Video Game)
Beloved Disney characters such as Goofy, Donald, and Mickey interact with many characters from the Final Fantasy RPG series and characters from the Disney animated films.
Director: Tetsuya Nomura
Stars: Haley Joel Osment, David Gallagher, Hayden Panettiere, Billy Zane

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010 Video Game)
Stars: James Harper, Dave Fennoy, Robert Clotworthy, Brian Bloom


StarCraft (1998 Video Game)
You play three sides of an interplanetary conflict in turn.
Director: Chris Metzen, Matt Samia
Stars: Glynnis Talken, Robert Clotworthy, Michael Gough, Jack Ritschel

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (2009 Video Game)
Director: Brian Allgeier
Stars: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Joey D'Auria

Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach (2010 Video Game)
Stars: Freddy Bosche, Alona Tal, Jamie Hector, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Halo 3

Halo 3 (2007 Video Game)
Master Chief returns to earth, now devastated by the Covenant, to finish the fight.
Stars: Tim Dadabo, Keith David, Steve Downes, Jen Taylor

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004 Video Game)
Stars: David Hayter, Cam Clarke, Debi Mae West, Jennifer Hale

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)
A former member of the van der Linde gang of outlaws, John Marston is being blackmailed by government lawmen to hunt down his former partners-in-crime...
Director: Rod Edge
Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (2003 Video Game)
In this sequel to Rei Zero (Fatal Frame), a young girl named Mio and her twin sister Mayu try to escape a haunted village with the help of the Camera Obscura, a camera with the power to see the impossible.
Director: Makoto Shibata
Stars: Walter Roberts, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Michael Bell, Robin Atkin Downes

Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus (2005 Video Game)
A young man brings his deceased love to a mystical land inhabited by colossal stone creatures that it is told have the power within them to revive the dead. He must, however, destroy these legendary creatures to unlock this power.
Director: Fumito Ueda
Stars: Kenji Nojima, Kazuhiro Nakata, Kyôko Hikami, Naoki Bando

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain (2010 Video Game)
As a child goes missing, his father tirelessly works to rescue him, while a journalist, an FBI agent, and a private detective try to identify his kidnapper known only as the "Origami Killer".
Director: David Cage
Stars: Pascal Langdale, Jacqui Ainsley, Judi Beecher, Sam Douglas

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (2010 Video Game)
Desmond Miles continues to travel the memories of Ezio Auditore, bringing him to turn-of-the-century Rome with Ezio rebuilding the assassin order to bring down the tyrannical Borgia rule.
Director: Sylvain Bernard
Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Kristen Bell, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore

Dead Space

Dead Space (2008 Video Game)
Stars: Tonantzin Carmelo, J.G. Hertzler, Iyari Limon, Peter Mensah

Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 (2005 Video Game)
Six years after the viral outbreak that destroyed Racoon City, former police officer Leon S. Kennedy...
Director: Kuniomi Matsushita, Shinji Mikami
Stars: Paul Mercier, Carolyn Lawrence, Rino Romano, Sally Cahill


Halo 2 (2004 Video Game)
After the events on the Forerunner ringworld Halo, Master Chief SPARTAN-117 returns home to Earth with the AI construct Cortana...
Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Julie Benz, Hamilton Camp, Tim Dadabo

Assassin's Creed II

Assassin's Creed II (2009 Video Game)
Through the memories of Desmond Miles, Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Renaissance Italy becomes an assassin after seeing his father and brothers murdered. On the path of vengeance he uncovers a greater threat than he ever imagined.
Director: Sylvain Bernard, Shea Wageman
Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Kristen Bell, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore

Fallout 3

Fallout 3 (2008 Video Game)
In a post apocalyptic world, a man leaves the protection of the vault he was raised in to search for his missing father.
Stars: Liam Neeson, Malcolm McDowell, Ron Perlman, Odette Annable

Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas (2010 Video Game)
Choose good or evil in the land of Nevada by saving it from a strange murderer, or helping him in his deeds.
Director: Josh Sawyer
Stars: Matthew Perry, Wayne Newton, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman


Half-Life (1998 Video Game)
You play a scientist who must make his way through a ruined underground scientific complex infested with danger.
Director: Randy Pitchford
Stars: Michael Shapiro, Harry S. Robins, Kathy Levin, Lani Minella

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004 Video Game)
Stars: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Armin Shimerman

Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War (2008 Video Game)
Director: Margaret Tang
Stars: Gary Oldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Aaron Stanford, Craig Houston

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007 Video Game)
The Call of Duty series returns this time into a modern day setting. The player takes control of a character nicknamed "Soap," for the majority of the campaign and will need to progress through many modern warfare scenarios.
Director: Keith Arem
Stars: Billy Murray, Craig Fairbrass, David Sobolov, Zach Hanks

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 (2009 Video Game)
Stars: Hugh Dillon, Chad Coleman, Eric Ladin, Rochelle Aytes

Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed (2007 Video Game)
A bartender awakens in a scientific facility. Two secretive scientists explain that he must relive his genetic memories of a 12th century assassin ancestor Altair through a machine called Animus, if he wants his freedom back.
Director: Simon Peacock, Amanda Wyatt
Stars: Philip Shahbaz, Kristen Bell, Nolan North, Phil Proctor


The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991 Video Game)
The game takes place roughly 100 years after "Majora's Mask" and is described on the back of the box as being before the first two games...
Director: Takashi Tezuka, Yoichi Yamada
Stars: Fujiko Takimoto

Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 (1996 Video Game)
Princess Peach has given Mario an invitation to her castle for some cake. Just then, Bowser stole all 120 power stars and trapped Peach inside the paintings. Mario must now get all 120 stars and defeat Bowser to rescue Peach!
Director: Yoshiaki Koizumi, Shigeru Miyamoto
Stars: Charles Martinet, Leslie Swan, Issac Marshall


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)
A family tragedy prompts a man to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.
Director: Dan Houser, Navid Khonsari
Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda Whittaker, Clifton Powell


Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003 Video Game)
A republic soldier, training to become a Jedi Knight, is given the task of halting the conquest of Darth Malak by discovering the location of a weapon known as the Star Forge.
Director: Casey Hudson
Stars: Jennifer Hale, Raphael Sbarge, Rafael Ferrer, John Cygan


Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords (2004 Video Game)
You play an exiled and depowered Jedi Knight who has returned to the Republic and must restore both your powers and the devastated Jedi Order to challenge the Sith.
Stars: Sara Kestelman, Nicky Katt, Roger Guenveur Smith, Kelly Hu

Burnout 3: Takedown

Burnout 3: Takedown (2004 Video Game)
Director: Alexander Ward

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007 Video Game)
Stars: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Andy Morris


GoldenEye (1997 Video Game)
James Bond must track down agent-turned-terrorist Alec Trevelyan to stop the launch of a powerful satellite.
Director: Martin Hollis
Stars: Kevin Bayliss, Ken Lobb

Grand Theft Auto 3

Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001 Video Game)
A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.
Director: Navid Khonsari
Stars: Frank Vincent, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, Michael Rapaport

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003 Video Game)
Stars: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Rodger Bumpass


Final Fantasy VIII (1999 Video Game)
A group of mercenaries rescue a mysterious girl, who some say is the sorceress who wants to govern the universe.
Director: Yoshinori Kitase


Final Fantasy VII (1997 Video Game)
A former soldier from an evil company joins a mercenary clan to fight the company he once served.
Director: Yoshinori Kitase, Yasushi Matsumura

Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2 (2008 Video Game)
Stars: John Di Maggio, Carlos Ferro, Fred Tatasciore, Lester Speight

Star Fox 64

Star Fox 64 (1997 Video Game)
You take on the role of Fox McCloud, the leader of the Star Fox team. 'Star Fox' is an elite group of...
Director: Takao Shimizu
Stars: Daisuke Gôri, Kyôko Tongû, Tomohisa Asô, Hisao Egawa

The Sims 3

The Sims 3 (2009 Video Game)
In the Sims 1 & 2 you were in your house all day. But now, you can step out of your neighborhood for the first time ever in The Sims 3.
Director: Will Wright
Stars: William Salyers, Khary Payton, Elisa Gabrielli, Becky Boxer

Unreal Tournament 2004

Unreal Tournament 2004 (2004 Video Game)
Stars: Shannon Ewing, Lani Minella, Jamey Scott

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005 Video Game)
Follow Dante's journey as he battles his evil twin brother in a final confrontation.
Director: Hideaki Itsuno
Stars: Adam D. Clark, Reuben Langdon, Larry Leong, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn


BioShock (2007 Video Game)
In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.
Director: Paul Hellquist
Stars: John Ahlin, Greg Baldwin, Jane Beller, Susanne Blakeslee


Resident Evil 5 (2009 Video Game)
Sent in by the BSAA, Chris Redfield has a new mission. It takes him into South Africa where he encounters a new horror and relives an old past.
Director: Liam O'Brien, Toshio Ohashi
Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Karen Dyer, D.C. Douglas, Patricia Ja Lee

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988 Video Game)
Bowser has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, taken over all seven Kingdoms in the Mushroom World and put his seven kids in charge of all of them. It's the Mario Brothers to the rescue!
Director: Shigeru Miyamoto


Resident Evil (2002)
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident. (100 mins.)
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Colin Salmon, Eric Mabius

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. (1985 Video Game)
Plumber brothers Mario and Luigi are transported to the Mushroom Kingdom, where they must stop the evil Koopa King, Bowser, and his reign of terror.
Director: Shigeru Miyamoto
Stars: Shigeru Miyamoto


Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (2004 Video Game)
Director: Kazutoki Kono
Stars: Wakana Yamazaki, Hideo Ishikawa, Kenji Nojima, Unshô Ishizuka


Dragon Age: Origins (2009 Video Game)
After 400 years since the last Blight, a new Archdemon seeks to destroy the land of Ferelden. It is up to the player - as one remaining legendary Grey Wardens - to unite the divided armies of Ferelden and save humanity.
Director: Dan Tudge
Stars: Steve Valentine, Peter Renaday, Kate Mulgrew, Tim Curry

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007 Video Game)
Stars: Aerosmith, AFI, An Endless Sporadic, Backyard Babies


Halo (2001 Video Game)
You play a space marine who must battle multiple alien menaces on a colossal ringworld.
Director: Joseph Staten
Stars: Jen Taylor, Pete Stacker, Tim Dadabo, Steve Downes

Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero (2005 Video Game)
Director: Stoney Sharp
Stars: Graveyard Barbeque, Jason Kendall

Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories

Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (2007 Video Game)
Ahead lies something you need -- but to claim it, you must lose something dear.
Director: Tetsuya Nomura, Bob Buchholz
Stars: Haley Joel Osment, David Gallagher, Alyson Stoner, Meaghan Martin

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank (2002 Video Game)
Stars: Mikey Kelley, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Kevin Michael Richardson

Fatal Frame III: The Tormented

Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (2005 Video Game)
A professional photographer, still mourning the death of her fiancé, finds herself pulled into a mysterious "dream manor" whenever she falls asleep.
Director: Makoto Shibata
Stars: Kimberly Brooks, Kim Mai Guest, Josh Keaton, JD Cullum


Mortal Kombat II (1993 Video Game)
Following his defeat, Shang Tsung begs his master, Shao Kahn, to spare his life. He tells Shao Kahn...
Stars: Richard Divizio, Ho-Sung Pak, Carlos Pesina, Dan Pesina

Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (2002 Video Game)
The final race for the ultimate secret of the universe has unwittingly begun. A mysterious and ancient...
Director: Tetsuya Takahashi
Stars: Masashi Ebara, Eriko Hara, Erika Kawasaki, Mariko Kouda


Devil May Cry (2001 Video Game)
2,000 years ago the human world was ruled over by the demon world. However, one of the demons, the legendary dark knight Sparda...
Director: Hideki Kamiya
Stars: Drew Coombs, Sarah Lafleur, David Keeley, Tony Daniels


Fatal Frame (2001 Video Game)
Armed with a camera capable of fighting ghosts, a teenage girl searches a haunted house in search of her brother.
Director: Makoto Shibata
Stars: Rumiko Varnes, Dominic Allen, Bianca Allen, Lenne Hardt

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead (2008 Video Game)
Director: Mike Booth
Stars: Earl Alexander, Jim French, Jen Taylor, Vince Valensuela

Gears of War

Gears of War (2006 Video Game)
Mankind's epic struggle for survival against a dominating Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the planet's vortex.
Stars: John Di Maggio, Carlos Ferro, Lester Speight, Fred Tatasciore


Fable (2004 Video Game)
Create your life story from childhood to death. Grow from an inexperienced adolescent into the most powerful being in the world...
Director: Peter Molyneux
Stars: Adjoa Andoh, Georg Backer, Emma Butcher, Luke Butcher

Age of Empires II: The Conquerors

Age of Empires II: The Conquerors (2000 Video Game)
After The Age of Kings, the player yet again gets to take on the role of several different cultures in the age of the greatness.
Stars: Spencer Prokop


Final Fantasy IX (2000 Video Game)
When bandits try to kidnap the princess, they discover that it's the princess who wants to be kidnapped. But they are chased by an evil queen and an even more powerful entity.
Director: Hiroyuki Itou

Pro Skater 3

Pro Skater 3 (2001 Video Game)
Stars: Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Kareem Campbell, Rune Glifberg


Jade Empire (2005 Video Game)
As an orphan you grew up in the Jade Empire under the care of a strict yet loving master,who runs a...
Director: Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk
Stars: Jocelyn Ahlf, Victor Brandt, Cam Clarke, John Cleese

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (2006 Video Game)
Director: Naoto Maeda
Stars: Banjô Ginga, Takaya Hashi, Katsuhiko Kawamoto, Hiroyuki Kinosha


Final Fantasy XII (2006 Video Game)
War is on the horizon. Seeking to strengthen its base of power, the great Archadian Empire has been invading and subjugating its neighboring kingdoms...
Director: Hiroshi Minagawa, Hiroyuki Itô
Stars: Bobby Edner, Catherine Taber, Gideon Emery, Nicole Fantl

Guitar Hero World Tour

Guitar Hero World Tour (2008 Video Game)
Stars: Brad Hawkins, Jeff Hoferer, Adam Jennings, Linda Leonard

Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark (2000 Video Game)
A female spy named Joanna Dark who received the highest grade ever from her spy training at Carrington...
Stars: E. Fischer, Chris Sutherland, Chris Seavor, John Silke

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992 Video Game)
Sonic The Hedgehog returns! And where there's Sonic, there's Robotnik. This time, Robotnik is planning...
Director: Masaharu Yoshii

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (1990 Video Game)
Guybrush Threepwood is a pirate wannabe who has just ended up on an island in the Carribean, called Mêlée Island...
Director: Ron Gilbert
Stars: Dominic Armato, Earl Boen, Alexandra Boyd, Khris Brown

Monkey Island 2: Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge

Monkey Island 2: Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge (1991 Video Game)
Some time after his adventure in Mêlée Island, Guybrush Threepwood is searching for the Big Whoop. During his quest he will discover that LeChuck is back from the dead. Once again.
Stars: Dominic Armato, Alexandra Boyd, Earl Boen, Neil Ross

The Curse of Monkey Island

The Curse of Monkey Island (1997 Video Game)
Third Computer Adventure based on LucasArts famous comedy "Monkey Island" series. After escaping from the voodoo Amusement Park...
Stars: Dominic Armato, Alexandra Boyd, Earl Boen, Denny Delk

The Longest Journey

The Longest Journey (1999 Video Game)
April Ryan is a young visual-arts student in Venice, Newport. She's been having some strange dreams lately, but little does she know about the important role she'll have in changing the future...
Director: Didrik Tollefsen, Ragnar Tørnquist
Stars: Sarah Hamilton, Regina Lund, Louis Aguirre, Roger Raines


Day of the Tentacle (1993 Video Game)
A disembodied tentacle is accidentally exposed to nuclear waste, giving it human abilities and an ambition to take over the world.
Stars: Denny Delk, Jane Jacobs, Nick Jameson, Ginny Westcott

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997 Video Game)
In 1792, the vampire slayer Richter Belmont stormed Dracula's stronghold, the cursed bastion Castlevania...
Director: Toru Hagihara
Stars: Robert Belgrade, Scott McCulloch, Kimberly Forsythe, Michael Gough


Chrono Cross (1999 Video Game)
What would it be like if you didn't exist? For Serge, the truth is all too disturbing when he stumbles into another dimension...
Director: Masato Kato


Chrono Trigger (1995 Video Game)
Crono, a young boy, is thrust to adventure by destiny to destroy an oncoming threat that will destroy the world in 1999.
Director: Yoshinori Kitase, Akihiko Matsui


Final Fantasy III (1994 Video Game)
A mysterious woman joins a group of Mercenaries in order to find about her destiny and find means of saving the world from an evil madman.
Director: Hiroyuki Itô, Yoshinori Kitase


Secret of Mana (1993 Video Game)
Director: Kôichi Ishii

Super Mario Kart

Super Mario Kart (1992 Video Game)
Mario, his brother Luigi and all his friends Princess Toadstool, Toad, Yoshi, King Bowser, Donkey Kong Jr. and Koopa Troopa are all in a race to challenge each other and see who's the best racer ever in the Mushroom Kingdom!
Director: Hideki Konno, Tadashi Sugiyama

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda (1986 Video Game)
This is the story of a young boy named link that must save princess Zelda from the evil, demonic Ganon...
Director: Shigeru Miyamoto, Ten Ten


Red Faction Guerrilla (2009 Video Game)
Director: Keith Arem, Colin J. Hodges
Stars: Troy Baker, Kari Wahlgren, Michael McConnohie, Tom Virtue

Diablo II

Diablo II (2000 Video Game)
Evil has survived. Diablo, the Lord of Terror, now seeks to free his demonic brothers. The armies of...
Stars: Frank Gorshin, Richard Barnes, James Harper, Ed Trotta

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001 Video Game)
The world is torn by war being made by Diablo, the demonic lord of terror from Hell itself. With his brothers...
Stars: Larry B. Scott, Liana Young, Michael McConnohie, Jessica Straus

WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos

WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002 Video Game)
Years after the fall of the Orcish Horde to the human Alliance of Lordaeron, the remaining humans and orcs find themselves facing a common enemy: the demons of the Burning Legion and their armies of undead monsters.
Stars: Michael McConnohie, Matthew Yang King, Richard Epcar, Michael Barken

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003 Video Game)
Illidan Stormrage, demon-hunter-turned-Demon, terrorizes the world with a strange underwater race of warriors...
Stars: Kevin Beardslee, Michael Bradberry, William Bassett, Piera Coppola


Metroid (1986 Video Game)
Metroid is an action-adventure game in which the player controls Samus Aran in sprite-rendered two-dimensional landscapes...
Director: Satoru Okada

Mega Man II

Mega Man II (1988 Video Game)
Dr. Wily escapes from prison and plans revenge on Mega Man.
Director: A.K.


Pac-Man (1991 Video Game)

Illusion of Gaia

Illusion of Gaia (1994 Video Game)
Tim (Will in the North American version, Paul in the European version) is just an ordinary boy with uncanny psychic powers...
Director: Masaya Hashimoto

Super Mario World

Super Mario World (1990 Video Game)
While Mario and Luigi are vacationing in Dinosaur Land, Bowser kidnaps the Princess. During the rescue, they find a new dino friend, Yoshi.
Director: Takashi Tezuka

Castlevania: Bloodlines

Castlevania: Bloodlines (1994 Video Game)


Startropics (1990 Video Game)
A baseball player searches for his missing uncle, a scientist who disappeared while investigating strange celestial phenomenon in the tropics.
Director: M. Hatakeyama, Genyo Takeda

Super Castlevania 4

Super Castlevania 4 (1991 Video Game)
Director: Jun Furano

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (2008 Video Game)
Director: Moriemon

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (2001 Video Game)

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (2003 Video Game)
Director: Junichi Murakami
Stars: Hikaru Midorikawa, Hiroko Takahashi, Osamu Ryutani, Tetsu Inada

Monday, January 16, 2012

Linux Mint Debian 201109 better than Linux Mint 12

Linux Mint 12 installer crashed on my laptop (twice). yet Linux Mint Debian 201109 and Linux Mint 11 did not. You get the Linux Kernel 3.0.6 with Linux Mint Debian however.

I officially own PC-BSD 9 Isotope Edition. It brings KDE 4.7.2, Gnome 2.32, LXDE 0.5.7, and XFCE 4.8 on the freebsd 9 kernel. Review soon.

KDE 4.7.2

Sunday, January 15, 2012

top anime list

position                    Title    Title type    Directors    IMDb Rating        Year
1                    Cowboy Bebop    TV Series    Kunihiro Mori, Ikuro Sato    9        1998
2                    Fullmetal Alchemist    TV Series        8.7        2003
3                    Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood    TV Series        8.9        2009
4                    Death Note    TV Series        9        2006
5                    Neon Genesis Evangelion    TV Series    Hiroyuki Ishidô, Tsuyoshi Kaga    8.6        1995
6                    Mushi-Shi    TV Series    Hiroshi Nagahama    8.6        2005
7                    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex    TV Series        8.5        2002
8                    The Count of Monte Cristo    TV Series    Mahiro Maeda    8.1        2004
9                    The Vision of Escaflowne    TV Series    Kazuki Akane    7.7        2000
10                    Last Exile    TV Series    Kôichi Chigira, Kristi Reed    8        2003
11                    Haibane renmei    TV Series        8.3        2002
12                    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2    TV Series        9        2008
13                    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion    TV Series        8.8        2006
14                    FLCL    Video    Takeshi Ando, Shouji Saeki    8.6        2001
15                    Gungrave    TV Series        8.1        2003
16                    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya    TV Series        8.2        2006
17                    Guardian of the Sacred Spirit    TV Series        8.4        2007
18                    RahXephon    TV Series    Masahiro Andô, Yasuhiro Irie    7.5        2002
19                    Samurai Champloo    TV Series        8.7        2004
20                    Kôkyô shihen Eureka Sebun    TV Series    Tomoki Kyôda    8        2005
21                    Tengen toppa gurren lagann    TV Series    Hiroshi Iketomi, Osamu Kobayashi    8.4        2007
22                    Kidô Senshi Gundam Unicorn    Video    Kazuhiro Furuhashi    7.6        2010
23                    Serial Experiments: Lain    TV Series        8.3        1998
24                    Kino's Journey    TV Series    Ryûtarô Nakamura    8.7        2003
25                    The Twelve Kingdoms    TV Series        8.2        2002
26                    Wolf's Rain    TV Series    Tensai Okamura    8.1        2003
27                    Trigun    TV Series    Satoshi Nishimura    8.4        1998
28                    Hellsing    TV Series    Umanosuke Iida, Yasunori Urata    8        2001
29                    Erufen rîto    TV Series    Akira Iwanaga    8.3        2004
30                    Mobile Suit Gundam 00    TV Series        8.1        2007
31                    When They Cry    TV Series        8.3        2006
32                    Noein: Mô hitori no kimi he    TV Series        7.7        2005
33                    Ef: A Tale of Memories.    TV Series    Masayuki Iimura, Ken'ichi Ishikura    7.8        2007
34                    Steins;Gate    TV Series    Hiroshi Hamazaki, Takuya Sato    8.5        2011
35                    Angel Beats!    TV Series    Takefumi Anzai, Hiroyuki Hashimoto    7.8        2010
36                    Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid    TV Series    Yasuhiro Takemoto    8        2005
37                    Ôkami to kôshinryô II    TV Series        8.1        2009
38                    Full Metal Panic!    TV Series    Kôichi Chigira    7.7        2002
39                    Clannad: After Story    TV Series        8.6        2008
40                    Spice and Wolf    TV Series        7.9        2008
41                    Mobile Suit Gundam Wing    TV Series        8.3        2000
42                    Clannad            8.2        2007
43                    Monster            8.8        2004
44                    Ef: A Tale of Melodies.            7.5        2008
45                    Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance            7.9        2009
46                    Evangelion: 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone            7.7        2007
47                    Mugen no rivaiasu            7.3        1999
48                    Hellsing Ultimate            8.5        2006
49                    Darker than black: Kuro no keiyakusha            7.9        2007
50                    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie            7.7        2001
51                    Blood+            7.7        2005
52                    Kureimoa            8        2007
53                    Mobile Suit Gundam Seed            7.7        2002
54                    The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya            7.5        2010
55                    Eden of the East            7.8        2009
56                    Akira            8        1988
57                    Princess Mononoke            8.4        1997
58                    Spirited Away            8.6        2001
59                    Castle in the Sky            8        1986
60                    Howl's Moving Castle            8.1        2004
61                    Gakuen mokushiroku: Highschool of the dead            7.6        2010
62                    Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam            8.5        1985
63                    Kidô senshi Gundam: Dai 08 MS shôtai            7.7        1996
64                    Kidô butôden G Gundam            7.6        1994
65                    Fate/Stay Night            7.7        2006
66                    Outlaw Star            7.9        1998
67                    Macross Plus            7.6        1994
68                    Black Lagoon            8.1        2006
69                    Baccano!            8.4        2007

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Top 10 gangster films

10. The Untouchables

920′s prohibition Chicago is corrupt from the judges downward. So in going up against Al Capone, Treasury agent Eliot Ness picks just two cops to help him and his accountant colleague. One is a sharp-shooting rookie, the other a seen-it-all beat man. The four of them are ready to battle Capone and his empire, but it could just be that guns are not the best way to get him.

9. The Departed

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there’s a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy-and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself. But is either willing to turn on the friends and comrades they’ve made during their long stints undercover?

8. Casino

his Martin Scorsese film depicts the Janus-like quality of Las Vegas–it has a glittering, glamorous face, as well as a brutal, cruel one. Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, mobsters who move to Las Vegas to make their mark, live and work in this paradoxical world. Seen through their eyes, each as a foil to the other, the details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970′s and ’80′s are revealed. Ace is the smooth operator of the Tangiers casino, while Nicky is his boyhood friend and tough strongman, robbing and shaking down the locals. However, they each have a tragic flaw–Ace falls in love with a hustler, Ginger, and Nicky falls into an ever-deepening spiral of drugs and violence.

7. Reservoir Dogs

They were six strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime: Mr. White, a professional criminal; Mr. Orange, a young newcomer; Mr. Blonde, a trigger-happy killer; Mr. Pink, a paranoid neurotic; Mr. Brown; and Mr. Blue. Hired by mob boss Joe Cabot and given fake names so no one could identify the others, they thought there was no way their heist could have failed. But after a police ambush, killing Mr. Brown and seriously injuring Mr. Orange, the criminals return to their rendezvous point (a warehouse), and realize that one of them had to have been a police informant. But who?

6. Carlito's Way

Carlito has just gotten out of prison due to technicalities with the help of his sleazy lawyer. After a life spent trafficking heroin he decides not to pursue the life of the streets. He buys into a night club and begins saving money to move to the Bahamas, but his presence as a known player makes it inevitable that he get sucked back into his violent former life.

5. Scarface

An update of the 1932 film, Scarface (1983) follows gangster Tony Montana and his close friend Manny Ray from their trip on the Cuban Boat Lift for refugees to their arrival in Miami. After killing a powerful Cuban figure, Montana and company gain the ability to leave their refugee camps and roam around the U.S. After unsuccessfully trying to make it legitamately in the country, Montana and Ray resort to selling cocaine to dealers around the world. Tony’s rise is quick, but as he becomes more powerful, his enemies and his own paranoia begin to plague his empire.

4. Once upon a time in America

Epic, episodic, tale of the lives of a small group of New York City Jewish gangsters spanning over 40 years. Told mostly in flashbacks and flash-forwards, the movie centers on small-time hood David ‘Noodles’ Aaronson and his lifelong partners in crime; Max, Cockeye and Patsy and their friends from growing up in the rough Jewish neighborhood of New York’s Lower East Side in the 1920s, to the last years of Prohibition in the early 1930s, and then to the late 1960s where an elderly Noodles returns to New York after many years in hiding to look into the past.

3. Godfather Part 2

2. Good Fellas

The lowly, blue-collar side of New York’s Italian mafia is explored in this crime biopic of wiseguy Henry Hill. As he makes his way from strapping young petty criminal, to big-time thief, to middle-aged cocaine addict and dealer, the film explores in detail the rules and traditions of organized crime. Watching the rise and fall of Hill and his two counterparts, the slick jack-of-all-trades criminal Jimmy Conway and the brutish, intimidating Tommy DeVito, this true story realistically explores the core, blue-collar part of the mob.

1. The Godfather

the Godfather has to be number 1 because it is unparalleled in this genre (and virtually all others). Vito Corleone is the aging don (head) of the Corleone Mafia Family. His youngest son Michael has returned from WWII just in time to see the wedding of Connie Corleone (Michael’s sister) to Carlo Rizzi. All of Michael’s family is involved with the Mafia, but Michael just wants to live a normal life. Drug dealer Virgil Sollozzo is looking for Mafia Families to offer him protection in exchange for a profit of the drug money. He approaches Don Corleone about it, but, much against the advice of the Don’s lawyer Tom Hagen, the Don is morally against the use of drugs, and turns down the offer. This does not please Sollozzo, who has the Don shot down by some of his hit men. The Don barely survives, which leads his son Michael to begin a violent mob war against Sollozzo and tears the Corleone family apart.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Wire complete series

At this time, I wanted the greatest TV show that ever existed so I looked online. IMDB gave The Wire a 9.6. I bought the complete series. It's on DirectTV channel 101. It said "The Wire" and it's cheap off Ebay so I bought it for $60. I should have had it by now, but better really late than never.

Then I found I could also afford a new PSP 3000. The employee said it lasted 2 - 3 years, because that's what he heard on the streets. That's why there isn't any new PSP 1000s around. I needed a backup, because new ones will be hard to find after Vita comes out. PSVita comes out next month and I have money for it. I want Final Fantasy X HD the most.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Russian Pak Da


The PAK DA is going to be heavily based on Russia’s current supersonic bomber Tupolev Tu-160 and is expected to have it’s maiden flight by 2015. However it was also speculated that the PAK DA would be similar to the stealthy design of the America B-2 Spirit bomber.The PAK DA concept relies on the ability to fly at stratospheric altitudes (50,000 meters) with stealth features to avoid enemy air defenses.


The United States next generation bomber is going to be based on B2 Spirit, F-22 and F35 and is affordable. Although, I wish Northrop Gruman drop the F35 technology, because the F-35 Lightning II doesn't have any anti-gravity technology. B2 and F-22 have the anti-gravity technology.


Total program cost estimated at $40 to $50 billion
Fleet size of 175 aircraft, 120 for 10 combat squadrons plus 55 for training and reserves
Subsonic maximum speed
Range: 5,000+ nautical miles (9,260+ km)
"optionally manned" (for non-nuclear missions)
Total mission durations of 50 to 100 hours (when unmanned)
A weapons load of 14,000–28,000 lb (6,350–12,700 kg)
Ability to "survive daylight raids in heavily defended enemy territory"
Ability to carry nuclear weapon
Designed to use off-the-shelf propulsion, C4ISR, and radar technologies
Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance along with command and control gear to enable the crew to direct other aircraft and forces.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

New Years

Why the heck are the javascript slideshows popular and AVC Slideshows suck? I want to know! I used ProShow Gold, the premiere slideshow maker, because it was installed (only 30 MB executable ). I was going to download 200 MB of Cyberlink Power Director 7 Ultra for editing when I get around to it. I have the cheesy music, because I don't get comments with my Metallica, Queen, Sasha, Led Zeppelin songs during my slideshow. I have 5 minute commentary. I thought they wanted to see every game clearly so a slideshow made sense for my last November video...

For the non-cheesy music version!

Users collect this on Gamespot. I'm not a cosplay type! I only watched 66% of these once completely thru. The remaining 33% I seen one of hour minimum of all these series. I watched all the war movies 100% from start to finish at least once. I've seen Band of Brothers twice, Pacific once, The Longest Day at least 10 times, Winds of War once, War and Remembrance twice, Tora, Tora, Tora 10 times; The North and the South twice, The Blue and Gray once, and the rest of War movies at least once.