While I really like the concept of BitTorrent, the official client always hangs for me eventually (usually somewhen after 5 to 30min). I suspect it’s some sort of multi-threading / locking issue with Python (as I’m using a it on a SMP-machine). Thus enters Azureus, a Java-client, which seems much nicer anyway.
I’ve finally gone over to the dark side and gotten myself a mobile phone (Sony-Ericsson T610). Number on request…
“Soulcalibur II get!”
Got 102 email virus today in under three minutes. That’s not a good sign…
Oral exam went well, got my MSc with distinction… They seemed to like my dissertation. ^_^
Someone has invested a lot of time and effort to unravel the rankings in P.N.03. So Professional is officially better than Destroyer.
Went to Abeno Okonomiyaki in London today (next to the British Museum) to have lunch with Chris, Lindsey and Nick. I had an excellent time and the food was very nice. Next we strolled off to Chinatown, where some sort of Moon Festival was happening which involved Lions eating (and spitting) cabbage and money… (?)
Something that no review of P.N.03 has mentioned is the lighting. It is very subtle but quite impressive. It seems that most surfaces are somehow specularly lit (most likely using environment maps). This creates some slight banding issues on gray-ish surfaces (either because of the low bit-depth of the environment maps or because of frame-buffer compositing), but the overall effect looks very nice. Or maybe my flat-panel display’s composite input has trouble digitising dark grays? In any case, it’s nifty!
Well, I’ve gotten it. The caveat is that you have to possess all of the “regular” suits before beating Alraune to obtain it.
Where is the bloody “Blackbird Suit”? I deserve it!
Got myself P.N.03 and “Skies of Arcadia – Legends” for finishing the dissertation on time. So far, P.N.03 is good fun (if you know what to expect) and I’m slowly getting to the stage where my playing looks nice (having a fully upgraded Intera Guardian helps — Autofire!!!!)… Oh, and I love the music (Techno-ish).