Thursday, 3 December 2009

Friday Videos, and oh those nutty Japanese bloggers!

Your Friday video coming up. But first, a couple of blog notes:

note 1:
I successfully made my blog 150 pixels wider this week. I am so proud of myself! (Stop shaking your head (Shaun) ... not all of us can be good at this computer stuff.) Now I can cram more pictures and nonsense (like note 2:) into one screen!

For those of you on the Son of Moto, Mr. Moto, or Ms. Moto blogger templates, all you have to do is increase the #outer-wrapper width and your #main width by equal amounts, and then upload a new larger banner. The trick for me was getting the shadows back on either side. To do that, you have to search for the shadow gif (outerwrap.gif), download it, make it wider in MS Paint or whatever, and then upload it somewhere and plug the new URL into your HTML. Bingo.

note 2:
I am getting an increasing amount of comment spam, mostly on older posts. I have already turned on moderation for posts more than 60 days old, but I may have to turn on that silly word verification thing for newer posts if it gets worse.

Anyhow .. one post in particular -- Boo (updated) -- got several Japanese comments in a space of a few days. I started deleting them, until the thought occurred to me: maybe there are actually Japanese bloggers getting into an intense discussion on my month-old halloween thread! I wouldn't want to break that up, would I? So, I decided to run the comments through a translator to see what's going on:

Disappearance from home said:

On the trendy disappearance from home bulletin board, a lot of messages of the runaway girl who I stay, and walks the net cafes of each place are written recently. They seem to go to stay at even the house of the man who got to know on a bulletin board immediately because there isn't money. Don't you return an answer to a note, too?
H checkers said:
H checkers to be able to enjoy together!I understand your hidden H frequency just to answer a simple question!I will try the diagnosis that the degree comes out sullenly of that person right now
side business said:
It is a guide of the side business that 50,000 yen or more a day is available. The celebrity-like woman of the man confusion eats out the man who got to know in a net by financial power in sequence. I lead such a woman by the nose and don't earn large sum of money?
married woman said:
OK natural as for the society ground, the practical acquaintance of the married women who are H!I introduce eroticism married women of the frustration to preference. I meet immediately, and please choose child wife, a celebrity, the woman who want to play from six genres more than a woman, an SM wife, a secret carefully
A high income part-time job said:
I find sexual desire unmanageable and get value of the money with a woman becoming the frustration, and it is work it heals it, and to give. I don't ask it paper, the educational background at all on participating. I take the one that is interested in a high income part-time job by all means
A high-quality cherry said:
The women who want to take virginity do that I incise a one-time special event on a heart for a man together for life called [the first experience] in supreme joy. Don't you do best SEX in a high-quality cherry with women liking such a virginity?
I see what Disappearance is getting at, but side business makes some good points too. I was going to let this continue, however A high-quality cherry seems to be taking this off onto a tangent that I'm not sure I'm comfortable with. Comments closed on this one. Sorry.

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Video(s) of the week:

I am going to slow things down a little with Black Box Recorder's The Art Of Driving:


Also, a couple weeks ago Unapologetic Ex-Winnipegger suggested God Blessed Video by Alcatrazz. I have thought about it, and I am not sure I can subject my audience to that kind of punishment. But I'll tell you what: if you start posting again on your blog I will reconsider.

In the mean time, I will quench your thirst for sweet sweet Steve Vai guitar juice with this slightly less cheesy piece. I really like how he juxtaposes the most profound images ever captured by man with his mundane guitar playing.



'till next time ...

10 comments:

Fat Arse said...

Excellent post, mostly, BUT re: "all you have to do is increase the #outer-wrapper width and your #main width by equal amounts, and then upload a new larger banner. The trick for me was getting the shadows back on either side. To do that, you have to search for the shadow gif (outerwrap.gif), download it, make it wider in MS Paint or whatever, and then upload it somewhere and plug the new URL into your HTML. Bingo."

BINGO! e'ffn BINGO!

Christ, my e'ffn brain just exploded!!! You offering tutorials to those of us who still live in digital caves?

cherenkov said...

Hey, no problem. Join me next week when I hack into the CIA database. Or figure out how to change the colour of my links. Not sure how ambitious I will be.

Prairie Topiary said...

I like the new wider blog look.

I've also found myself having to delete a greater number of Japanese "spam" comments to old posts and have turned on comment moderation for those older than 14 days for that very reason.

Shaun M. Wheeler said...

Now that's funny!

Marginally interesting side note on the one tagged as "a high-income part-time job": the last six characters in katakana are pronounced arubaito, which is a transliteration of arbeit, the German word for "work".

cherenkov said...

@ PT: If you want any help making yours wider (your blog that is) let me know .. I'm a pro now!

@ SMW: インフォメーションをありがとうございます !

Shaun M. Wheeler said...

(Infoomeshon wa arigatou gozaimasu)

You're quite welcome, Cheren!

Unapologetic Ex-Winnipegger said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane! I still contend Alcatrazz's vid was a great juxtaposition of the cheesy schmaltz of 80's video against a backdrop of guitar virtuosity.

And it's still a far sight better than Barnes & Barnes' Fish Heads!

cherenkov said...

Barnes and Barnes? Good God, man...

davidbaer said...

There's a movement to radically change California government, by getting rid of career politicians and chopping their salaries in half. A group known as Citizens for California Reform wants to make the California legislature a part time time job, just like it was until 1966.


www.onlineuniversalwork.com

Anonymous said...

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