December 10th, 2006

Neko (lofulah)

A few nonessential things.

Monster energy drink should be taken in doses, spread over a few hours. It seems to work a bit better this way. As in, opened it around 3 AM, drank slowly over the course of two hours, so the effects last a bit longer.

The feeling of shaking in my hands is kicking in though. That means getting tired and wanting sleep will probably kick in in a few hours. Better than the last time I drank this stuff though; I finished the entire can within 15 minutes around 1 AM, lasted until 6 AM, at which point I was tired and wanted sleep.

At the moment, Mental status appears to be fine, slightly delayed reactions with general fuzzyness. Physically, my hand and feet are cold, but that's probably the apartment. And my hands feel shaky. That's the.. whatever it is they have in the energy drink.

Puyo Puyo Fever for MacOS X. If you have the game, and you're plagued by lag in the game (especially when you do multiple chains), you're probably running version 1.0.0. There is an update to Ver1.1.0 here:

3.either a) or b). I did a. This is specifically for English users, since they messed up... (Otherwise I wouldn't be posting this.)
a) Open System Preferences > International > Languages (tab- selected by default). Move 日本語 up above english. Proceed to step 4.
b) Right-click/Ctrl-click on the, go to "Show package contents", navigate into the "Contents" folder, then the "Resources" folder, and then delete the "English.lproj" folder. Proceed to step 4.
4. Open Drag your "PuyoPuyo" onto the window that appears.
5. Click on "OK"
6. It will patch the app. To check for success, select "PuyoPuyo" in the Finder and hit command-i, Under the General: tab, it should say "Version: PuyoPuyo Fever version 1.2.0...".

[ technical reason/note: They didn't create the proper strings/dialog box for the english version of the updater; so if it ran in english mode, the updater would fail to pop up the confirmation dialog box, asking if you want to patch. Alternatively, you could patch the application manually, by copying the files in the ../ folder into the right places in the "PuyoPuyo". It works - I did it manually first, then realized the problem. And then ran a diff -r, comparing my manual patching vs. the app's patching, and the things matched. ]
Neko (lofulah)

This Means War

An e-mail from Tim Joy, the author of This Means War:

Has been abandoned...

I jest ;)

Seriously, as of 6pm (GMT) on the 10th of December, 2006, This Means War 10 has been completed. Clocking in at 255 pages (not including Mmail signatures) or 71,000 words, this is the longest single chapter I've ever written, and has taken over 2 months to do.

It has close to 200 Mmails, and draws to a close every plot point that the previous chapters had opened.Collapse )

So, yay, it's been completed. Here's to hoping the people doing beta won't take too long.