My new computer should have

January 31, 2009

at least the following, preferably better:

  • Blu-ray burner
  • 2 TB internal storage
  • 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 4 GB RAM
  • biggest, fastest multi-core processor I can afford

I don’t give a damn whether it comes with Windows or not. If it does, then it had better be Windows 7, not Vista!

This is one show that seriously exceeded my expectations in every way. The first six episodes are standard ecchi comedy crap, but the last six are so deeply touching and profound I’ll never forget it. The characters gain extra dimensions of realism that allow Onegai Teacher to escape the boundaries of the genre, and tell a story worth remembering. For those who don’t know, the show deals with very adult themes and does so in a mature fashion. Definitely not for kids, but it’s not porn either.

So in episode 1 there’s this box that falls on the floor and flies open. Whatever is contained in the box is covered by a blocky moire effect, implying something was censored from the video.

So what is in the box? Like most questions worth asking, I’m not the first to ask this one. Let’s see what we can dig up with a little research.

It seems the moire is supposed to be a kind of joke on us. Apparently there is no uncensored version because we are supposed to use our imaginations and draw our own conclusion about the contents of the box.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Cooks.com – Recipe – Hersheys Cocoa Fudge
HERSHEYS COCOA FUDGE

2/3 c. Hersheys cocoa
3 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Thoroughly combine dry ingredients in a heavy 4 quart saucepan; stir in milk. Bring to a bubbly boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring to 234 degrees soft ball stage. Bulb of candy thermometer should not rest on bottom of saucepan. Remove from heat add butter and vanilla. Do not stir. Cool at room temperature to 110 degrees. Beat until fudge thickens and loses some of its gloss. Quickly spread in a lightly buttered 8 or 9 inch square pan. Cool. 3 dozen squares.

See, I got up very early this morning. I just finished two cups of strong coffee and an egg sandwich for breakfast. I’m really tired, but I can’t sleep.

Now that you’ve been gone for quite some time I can think more objectively about the situation. Thinking about how you must feel about things leaves me feeling very unhappy, and regretful. Still, I can’t help but think that there is an order to things which isn’t easily defied. I can live with the idea that you’re happier doing the things you want to do in the way you want to do them. I don’t think I could live knowing that you hated yourself because you loved me too much.

Blah, blah, blah. Meaningless words streaming through my head like morning dew on a spiders web. The sound of all the doors closing behind me is deafening.

Relevant Links

GNU Wget page

MinGW SourceForge page

UNIX / Linux Tutorial for Beginners

Down the Port

Download the Current Release of the Wget port, version 1.9.1 as of this post, from the link below:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=2435&package_id=233332

Create the directory C:\MSYS\1.0\src and save the downloaded file to that path.

Note: If your MSYS is not installed on the standard path of C:\MSYS then you’ll have to adjust the paths to match your installation.

Preparation

Start MSYS and then change to the /usr/src directory:

cd /usr/src

Extract the port, then change to the wget-1.9.1/mingwport directory:

tar xvjf wget-1.9.1-mingwPORT.tar.bz2
cd wget-1.9.1/mingwport

Copy the wget.exe file to the /tmp directory:

cp -p wget.exe /tmp/

Note: The port is a shell script that will download, configure, and make the Wget source automatically, after we answer a few prompts.

Compiling Wget

Execute the port script:

./mingwPORT.sh

We will accept the default response to every prompt. Press the enter key in response to the prompt to accept the default.

After pressing enter at the CFLAGS prompt the interactive stage ends and the script goes into fully automated operation.

Note: You may need to unblock wget if the Windows Firewall asks, although I didn’t.

Note: During the build process a great deal of text is output to the MSYS console, which you may need to refer back to if any errors occur.

Last Steps

Now install the Info pages for Wget:

install-info wget.info dir

You’re done.

Relevant Links

HOWTO_Install_the_MinGW(GCC)_Compiler_Suite (Read keith’s comment on concatenation of info/dir files.)

Invoking install-info (GNU Texinfo 4.12 manual page)

Installing Info Files

Start MSYS using the shortcut on the Windows desktop or All Programs menu. You’ll have to exit MSYS at the end of this procedure.

cd /mingw/info
for file in *.info; do install-info $file dir; done
echo export INFOPATH=/mingw/info >> ~/.profile
exit

Note: The info pages will be made available after you exit and restart MSYS.

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