city tagging at harvard


helix for wiiware makes wii players look even sillier. alan approves.


airtran is game over. alan suffers blunt trauma.



My flight to Boston was quite unpleasant. I blame the constant pestering of Male Flight Attendant.

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alan mobile blogs from the atlanta airport



I think Burger King took over Atlanta’s airport, because I can’t find my classic good ol’ Mickey D goodness. I ended up grabbing an omlet at a sit-in place, because I’ll be here for a while. However, without the Golden Arches, I might just not make it through the day. How will I survive without high fat content intake? If this is my last blog entry, goodbye cruel world.

leipzig fills up with german cosplayers. still inferiour to japanese ones.


German cosplayers

Cosplayers have arrived in Leipzig for the Gamers Convention Leipzig event. But with exception of the above awesome example, the other outfits prove laudable. Perhaps Germans are simply too European and cool to pull off cosplay awesomeness? Or perhaps manga/anime artists really do design their characters to be best suited for Japanese cosplaying. Hit the jump for a German Final Fantasy cosplay vs. Japanese Final Fantasy comparison smackdown.

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pink ds phat?? alan is angry.


I am angry. Why? Because upon browing the Nintendogs website, I came upon a set of experience videos with a girl named Brielle in posession of a pink DS. Not the DS lite, mind you, the DS phat–the original SKU.

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trillian astra is nice. but does the alpha release intentionally have no security? alan investigates.


Trillian Astra

I’m confused. Very confused. Poking around the Trillian website, I found a little link in the directory:…

Clicking this, theoretically, would have caused direct download of the newest version of the closed Trillian Astra alpha release. Of course, I gave the downloading a try, only to be presented by a simple script based password prompt. I was too lazy, and not that interested in downloading Trillian in the first place, so I thought I would just let this little opportunity to explore go by. Little did I know, simply typing in “beta” and “beta” for both the username and the password would result in direct access to the download.

Is this intentionally easy? Maybe? Anyway, surprised at my success, I went ahead and downloaded the installer and booted up the new Trillian. I was greeted by an Alpha release login page.

“So it really isn’t that easy…” I thought. Well it was. Trying “beta” and “beta” again failed, but I got a port connection error. I changed my port, with a couple of guesses to 4444, and suddenly my password string was longer than “beta”. I thought this was just some sort of password protection, but I clicked login anyway.


Successful login. Honestly, I don’t believe Trillian intended to protect this alpha release, but just wanted to prevent overload of servers. If protection was intended though, I suggest Trillian get right on fixing it, or just release it to everyone. It’s pretty good, afterall.

“떳다 그녀!!” step 4 is surprisingly dark and serious. alan doesn’t appreciate.



Step 1 was super happy, Step 2 was rather happy, Step 3 was happy…with foreboding sadness, Step 4 is completely, utterly, grimy and sad.

I don’t like the direction that has taken its “떳다 그녀!!” web-animation series. Hopefully it’ll turn out for the best. Go to Sambazka’s site to watch the series.

naomoji-kun writing phase is complete



EA addresses tiger woods video game glitch


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