Sunday, February 27, 2011

The cutest Japanese music vid ever

This has to be the cutest Japanese music vid ever...


松浦亜弥 - ね~え?
(Matsuura Aya - Nee?)

Monday, February 21, 2011

IBM's Watson kicks ass at Jeopardy!

itjungle's story

Wow, that thing apparently can't actually listen/recognize speech, but has to get the questions written down for input. But still it's amazing how far AI has gone. Computers that can I understand human language would make life so much easier... and scary at the same time>< (ever seen Matrix?).

Being a long time GNU/Linux user, obviously I've used emacs's "doctor"... It doesn't look anything like Watson:

I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time
you are finished talking, type RET twice.

I don't have a girlfriend

Why do you say you do not have a girlfriend?

Because I don't.

Is it because you do not that you came to me?

Yes, it is.

Earlier you said you do not?

What?

Can you elaborate on that?

NO...

Why not?

because

Does it bother you that I ask you that?

no

Are you annoyed that I ask that?

ok, I guess yes...

Maybe your plans have something to do with this.

I don't think so...

Is it because of your life that you say you do not think so?

...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

dvd device problem after upgrade to debian 6

After upgrading to debian 6[squeeze] (from debian 5 [lenny]), apparently my dvd device permissions changed, and I wasn't able to eject/write dvds. Whenever I tried to write a dvd, it would return something like this:

$ growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/scd0=somefile.iso
:-( unable to open64("/dev/scd0",O_RDONLY): Permission denied

Well, the answer is pretty obvious though, just change the permissions to anyone can write to it.

$cd /dev
$ sudo chmod o+rw sr0


Edit:
Apparently wasn't that simple! chmoding it works well until you reboot, when /dev is recreated... looking on how to fix that.

backup a mysql table

Take a backup:
mysqldump -p database_name table_name >some_file.sql


Restore:
mysqldump -p database_name <some_file.sql

Friday, February 18, 2011

debian 6 update

omg, dist-upgrading my system didn't use to be this hard?... Or so I remember.
This new update for some reason made my happy hacking lite 2 keyboard mapping crazy (maybe reseted it), I had my meta and alt key to work the same, because I don't need to have two keys where I think there should be only one! But now even telling xmodmap to work the same it ignores me...

ah... I've been updating for 3 days now. Every time there're some packages left.

Edit:
It took me 3 or 4 days^^ to totally dist-upgrade.
udev is giving me problems (can't change permissions for devices in the /dev dir...), the monospace fonts changed, mplayer-snapshot stopped working, and for some reason my xclock looks weird... But I guess that's as bad as it gets, all the rest seems to work OK.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CREATIVE SoundBLASTER 5.1VX in GNU/linux

I finally got it working! I remember I tried for weeks a few years ago, and now that my USB sound card broke, tried again, and worked!!!


I'm using Debian.
Taken from here:

  1. Download OSS from here (select your architecture and package -> DEB if you're using debian or ubuntu)
  2. Install the downloaded package.
    (something like:)
    sudo dpkg -i oss-linux-4.2-2004_i386.deb


    Something like this will appear in your screen:
    Selecting previously deselected package oss-linux.
    (Reading database ... 192851 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking oss-linux (from oss-linux-4.2-2004_i386.deb) ...
    Shutting down ALSA...done.
    Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-ca0106 snd-ac97-codec snd-opl3sa2 snd-opl3-lib snd-hwdep snd-cs4231-lib snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-pcm snd-mpu401-uart snd-seq-dummy snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi snd-rawmidi snd-seq-midi-event snd-seq snd-timer snd-seq-device snd-page-alloc.
    Setting up oss-linux (4.2-2004) ...
    Building OSS Modules for Linux-unknown 2.6.26-2-686
    
    OSS build environment set up for REGPARM kernels
    
    Building module osscore
    Building module lynxone
    Building module lynxtwo
    Building module oss_ali5455
    Building module oss_atiaudio
    Building module oss_audigyls
    Building module oss_audioloop
    Building module oss_audiopci
    Building module oss_cmi878x
    Building module oss_cmpci
    Building module oss_cs4281
    Building module oss_cs461x
    Building module oss_digi96
    Building module oss_emu10k1x
    Building module oss_envy24ht
    Building module oss_envy24
    Building module oss_fmedia
    Building module oss_geode
    Building module oss_hdaudio
    Building module oss_hdsp
    Building module oss_ich
    Building module oss_imux
    Building module oss_madi
    Building module oss_midiloop
    Building module oss_midimix
    Building module oss_sblive
    Building module oss_sbpci
    Building module oss_sbxfi
    Building module oss_solo
    Building module oss_trident
    Building module oss_usb
    Building module oss_userdev
    Building module oss_via823x
    Building module oss_via97
    Building module oss_ymf7xx
    depmod -a
    -----------------------------
    Detected Sound Blaster Audigy LS / Live7.1
    USB support available in the system, adding USB driver
    Detected Generic USB audio/MIDI device (BETA)
    -----------------------------
    
    Forcing re-detection of installed soundcards
    Starting Open Sound System
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/pnp-hotplug, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/isapnp, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/display_class, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/libsane, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/libpisock9, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/pnp-hotplug, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/isapnp, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/display_class, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/libsane, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/libpisock9, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/pnp-hotplug, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/isapnp, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/display_class, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/libsane, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/libpisock9, it will be ignored in a future release.
    
    ************************************************************
    * NOTE! You are using trial version of Open Sound System   *
    ************************************************************
    
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Processing triggers for menu ...
    
    
  3. That should be it!
    If on ubuntu, apparently you have to set your sound settings to user "OSS4 - AudigyLS front".
    Let's test it on mplayer:

    mplayer -ao oss somevid.avi
  4. Now however you'll have to tell your previous applications to use OSS instead of alsa... maybe uninstalling alsa would solve this problem.
    In mplayer, add the following line in your ~/.mplayer/config file:
    ao = oss
I can't believe my speakers sound this good!! (After using a USB bad quality made in China sound board for almost two years...)

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    dragon ball porn

    I can't believe all the good dragon ball porn you can find for free!!
    I've always loved Bulma, she's like even maybe better than One Piece's Hancock.
    That's one more reason for me to want to become Vegeta... we even have the same haircut!

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    growisofs double layer dvd issue

    For some reason using growisofs to burn a dual layer dvd (DVD-DL) was giving me an error that ended with like this line:
    :-( write failed: Input/output error growisofs dvd dual layer

    The command I used was:
    growisofs -Z /dev/scd0 -R -J -V "someID" .
    It usually works just fine on regular DVDs.
    I thought it was only an option for burning ISO files, but apparently using the -dvd-compat option fixes it (it did for me!). So instead of the above command, you'd type:

    growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/scd0  -R -J -V "someID" .
    And you'll be able to burn a dual layer DVD(8.5GB) with growisofs without any problem.

    Setsubun, Japanese spring welcome day or something

    That's the title all my friends in the SNS I'm using (mixi, the most popular in Japan) used in their nikkis. I really have no idea what that is...

    Anyway, today at work, after I had the annoying high school guy I have every week this day (who for some reason won't talk with me, but really likes my jokes), I had the usual two guys who are rather fun to teach^^.
    I told one of them I won't be teaching on March (being that I'm graduating and having to move to Tokyo to finally work), and told me like "What?... Are you serious?..." in such a sad way^^. I have to admit, all my students (excepting for that annoying high school guy) are great, and I'll greatly miss all of them... I can't believe they pay me for this job! Even as part-time^^, I even get to teach cute girls sometimes, it's really great.
    (My part-time job being an English Juku teacher)

    After my part-time job, I re-organized my DVDs. After writing my DVD-database-interface, it was very easy to search in which DVD the thing I was looking for was, but not so easy to find the actual DVD...
    I organized them by the ID (used in the database), so now it's really easy to search for stuffs!
    Here's a pic:


    And, it has nothing to do with the above topic, but I really want Koda Kumi to more sexy vids! CRAZY4U was great, and she has a few more sexy vids after that, but lately it's all too-many-clothes-wearing-no-sexy-dancing crap...


    Koda Kumi vs Britney Spears

    Sociable