Anime Baka

Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool

Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.


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Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?

Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?




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2010-12-01 Naming USB Hard Drives

USB Hard Drives

After black friday I have give or take 8 terabytes of hard drive space in multiple USB drives. Now which one is which and what does it have on it? This could be a problem. I have been renaming them to more task oriented names, but that even seems a bit confusing. A pair of my old drives were named Cagney and Lacy as they came out of broken Lacie 500gb USB drive.

I noticed that my western digital drives change the icon to a WD one. A little digging and I can see how it's done. Pretty simple really. There is a hidden, read only file in the main directory called "autorun.inf". Windows runs this when it connects the drive. There is also a hidden "autorun" folder. It comes with wdlogo.ico in it. You can't see hidden folders and files unless you turn them on in folder options (Tools/Folder Options/View in XP).

Here are the contents of the "autorun.inf" file:

[autorun]
ICON=AUTORUN\WDLOGO.ICO

Notice that all it does is set the icon for the drive to the wdlogo icon in the autorun folder. Well that's simple enough. So I went out and got some icons off the net and settled on one to put in my main storage drive. It's an icon of the character Chi from the Anime/Manga Chobits.

I put the icon in the autorun folder right next to the wdlogo one. Then I right clicked on the autorun.inf selected properties and unclicked read only and clicked apply. Then I opened the file in notepad and edited it like this:

[autorun]
ICON=AUTORUN\CHI.ICO

and saved. I then turned the read only status back on as above. Next I used "Safely Remove Hardware" to unplug the drive and then plugged it back in after waiting a few seconds. Viola! The drive came up with a cute little Chi icon beside it. I then renamed the drive "Chi".

Now I have Chi (2 terabytes), Dark Chi (2TB backup of Chi) and Sumomo my pocket size 1TB drive. Sumomo is a Segate slim model and frankly I like the Western Digtial 1TB drive that my wife got better (now named Sugar). It is USB 3.0 though; not that my computer does that yet. I wonder what I'll name the 500GB and 320GB drive from the last couple black fridays.



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