Monthly Archives: January 2009

pop quiz time!

this was in assembly, but i’m converting it to C to make it so you can understand it (though in this context the premise doesn’t make any sense)

//swaps two numbers.  Doesn’t use a temporary variable.
void swap(int &x, int &y)
{
    x = x + y;
    y = x + y;
    y = y – x;
    x = x – y;
}

nice try….

(hint: the problem has nothing to do with pass-by-reference)

the actual solution should be:
void swap(int &x, int &y)
{
    x = x + y;
    y = y – x;
    x = x + y;
    y = 0 – y;
}

Today after our chamber pod meeting thing one of us, who happens to be a guitarist/vocalist, played this random riff and a bunch of us just spontaneously started jamming.  That may have been the coolest thing that’s happened all week.  We had 2 guitarists, a cello player, a flute player, a piano, a harmonica, and an ACCORDION.  hot damn.

Nanoha StrikerS is actually GOOD!  I just watched the first ep!

hoorayyyy

nanoha and fate don’t look nearly as bad as i thought they would.  maybe they just looked terrible at the epilogue of nanoha A’s…

i guess i should just get into visual novels at some point…

though, first I’ve gotta get:
School Days
Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
_Summer
kamichama karin
A Little Snow Fairy Sugar
night wizard
prism ark
kyoushirou to towa no sora
Kannazuki no Miko
Kodomo no Jikan
One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e
Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety
Natsuiro no Sunadokie
Soul Link
Love Get Chu
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!
Mahoroba
Canvas 2: Niji Iro no Sketch
Da capo
Fruits Basket
Myself Yourself
Summer Days
Yoake Mae yori Ruriiro na: Crescent Love
Kaze no Stigma
Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru
Spice & Wolf
Read or Die
Ginban Kaleidoscope
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Akane Maniax
Ayumayu Gekijou
Elfen Lied
Hidamari Sketch
shugo chara
Chi’s Sweet Home
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
REC
Zero no Tsukaima
Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo!
Kirarin Revolution

When you’re sick, you don’t feel like doing -anything-!

it’s a perfect excuse for not:
-going to class
-doing your homework
-going to taiji practice
-watching lectures
-playing starcraft
-writing letters

i’m feeling better now (though still a lot more =tired= than usual), so I’m starting to get back in the swing of things.  yay…

though, admittedly, even though I was sick, I still watched like 4 eps of anime…hahahaha…not to mention, going through a ton of prospective ones and evaluating them (I found a bunch that looked pretty promising!).

Anime that i “still have to look at” (and decide on):

kurenai
night wizard
prism ark
kyoushirou to towa no sora
hana maru sensation
kuroshitsuji
michiko to hatchin
Mushishi
Mononoke
Bacanno!
One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e
Sanrio anime
Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety
Best Student Council
Kyou no Go no Ni
Natsuiro no Sunadokie
Soul Link
Loveless
Di Gi Charat
Love Get Chu
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!
Mahoroba
genshiken
Nana
Mizuiro
Street fighter anime?
Ai Yori Aoshi
Ai Yori Aoshi – Enishi
Aishiteruze Baby
Chokotto Sister
Full Moon O Sagashite
Kaze no Stigma
Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho
La Corda Doro Primo Passo
Macross Frontier
Onegai Twins
Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru
Spice & Wolf
Toshokan Sensou
Tsubasa Chronicles Tokyo Revelations OVA
Vandread
Vandread – The 2nd Stage
Yoake Mae Yori Ruriiro Na – Crescent Love
Appleseed 2004
Dears
Ghost Hunt
Ginban Kaleidoscope
Goshushousama Ninomiyakun
Grenadier
Gunslinger Girls
Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer
Kimi ga Nozumu Eien
Kimikiss Pure Rouge
Mahoromatic
Midori No Hibi
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
Ouran High School Host Club
REC
Rurouni Kenshin TV
Saiunkoku Monogatari
Sakura Taisen OVA 1
Sakura Taisen OVA 4
Souko no Strain
Vampire Knights
Zero no Tsukaima
Zero no Tsukaima 2
Zettai Karen Children
Canvas 2
Da capo
Vandread
Full Moon o Sagashite
Myself Yourself

well, at least theres a lot to choose from…-__-;

Clannad just started delving into the “family” theme that is supposed to be prominent in it.  I think the family aspect is probably a little overhyped though–i’m already on ep 19 (out of like 24) so there can’t be that much room for development now, can there?  Then again, most good anime gets really really good in the last 3-4 eps, so…ehh…

It seems that Clannad is more light and less…”driven” than say, air or kanon.  Granted, kanon does kind of do a “one girl, then move onto the next” thing, but in both of those cases you still feel like things are moving forward.  There’s isn’t much -movement- in clannad.

which isn’t to say that it’s not fun and enjoyable or anything.  Quite the contrary in fact.  But i’m a little worried, as there are only so many eps left and there hasn’t been anything really, really significant.  (like Makoto in Kanon).  Though, the family aspect that was highlighted in episode 19 is something i can really relate to, so i’m finding myself associate with Okazaki-san a lot in this episode.

btw when i’m too lazy to link all of the terms that may be foreign to you, you really should feel free to wiki them yourself!

It’s 6:30 AM and i’m only awake because i couldn’t sleep.  I was actually feeling quite sick, but i’m trying to be smart and apply some home remedies.  i’m already feeling better…but yeah, let’s hope i dont come down with something bad.