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If anyone follows my Playongo channel on YouTube at all, you will know that I'm a huge, Hyper Dimension Neptunia fan. I finally broke down and ordered a character figure of Noire. ^_^; I'm planning to make a video about it so you can see the details. I hope you will be looking forward to it!
This figure is a pre-order, due out this month. Quantity is limited but you can probably still reserve one quickly if you're interested. Check here!
EDIT: It looks like the release date has been pushed back to March so there is still time to order!
I didn't see anything about it on the internet. I got my PS4 yesterday. Very happy with it. I've had a lot of fun playing Killzone: Shadow Fall, Need for Speed, Contrast, and Resogun. I'm very pleased with this launch, and I'm glad I decided to get the system early.
However, whenever I'd try to play a DVD or Blu-ray, I got Unable to play disc. Error code CE-35486-6. When I set up my PS4 initially, I'd forgotten my wi-fi password, so rather than connect to the internet, I downloaded the 1.50 patch to a USB stick and followed the instructions here.
Come to find out, once I had my internet set up, I had to redo the patch installation using the internet in order to be able to play videos on disc. I don't know what was wrong with the downloaded patch, but updating over the internet fixed my issue. Here are the steps I took:
(Copied in part from http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/index.htm)
- Turn off the power of your PS4™ system completely.
Check that the power indicator is not lit. If the power indicator is lit up in orange, touch the power button on the PS4™ system for at least 7 seconds (until the system beeps a second time).
- Touch the power button for at least 7 seconds.
The PS4™ system starts in safe mode
- Select [Update System Software]. Choose [Update Using Internet].
Follow the screens to complete the installation.
After it restarted I was able to play DVDs and Blu-rays. I hope this helps anyone with the same problem!
I haven't posted in about 5 months. I just haven't felt like it I guess. I'm trying to get myself organized at every level of my life. I think I just really want to have some level of order around me. I'd like to feel like there are some things that are under my control and are the way I'd like them.
I had an amazing 3 week break from work which was still over too quickly, but it was a very nice amount of time to be away. Really it was mostly a stay-cation minus a trip to PAX East. Still that was great in itself, and PAX was a lot of fun.
I managed to get a lot of work done translating Aretha I for the SFC that I'm working on with Dynamic Designs. It's about 60% done, 63% if you count my work from the past week. I'm looking forward finishing this one up, but now that my vacation is over, progress will slow considerably. I feel like the end is now in sight now. It's nice to be well into the second half.
I finally got around to "officially" 301 redirecting a handful of my translation project pages to the "new" page I set up for projects that Esperknight and I are working on together. My projects page will still have all of the projects I'm working on, including ones I'm not working on with Esperknight, but the ones we're working on together will link to this new page.
I've been using my translation memory for all of my recent translation work including Aretha and Ah! Megami-sama I'm still picking away at. Part of me wants some recognition for my translation memory, I guess because I'm proud of it and I think it's useful and has the potential to become a useful repository of translation pairings (it already is) but I don't really know who should see it or how to show it to them. I've tried showing it to many people I've thought would appreciate it, and many have shown interest, but I guess it's either not actually useful enough, or it's value is merely too hard to demonstrate.
At any rate, Google has come along recently (or apparently it's been around for 3 years and I just never noticed it :P ) with Translator Toolkit or something, that makes Google Translate a lot more like my translation tool. It actually seems like it might implement some stuff that I haven't quite done yet but have been planning too. This is both encouraging and discouraging since now I may just use Google's tool now.
I'm sure I can write a script to change the TM over to Google's format and simply import it. You can also keep your TMs private if you want so I don't even have to expose it to the world, though it seems a little pointless not to. I'm still figuring out how that all fits. For the time being the tool is still working well for me.