Saturday, December 15, 2012

How to use the Netplay plugin in Project 64

I found this in a Pastebin. Thanks whoever stole this on the Internet and pastebined it.
How to use Project 64 and the AQZ Netplay plugin to play Nintendo 64 games in multiplayer over the Internet! Aw yeah!
Personal note because it should be said right at the beginning : You will need Hamachi to make this work. Enter the hosts' Hamachi IP to connect to their game.

Install Windows 7 in VirtualBox

Tutorial to install Windows in a VM. Click Moar for Moar.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tips to easily learn French

Here are a few tips to learn French or any language easily.

Many people will tell you to watch TV or listen to radio streams in French, but I personally find that it doesn't help as much as the other things do, especially if you're not an auditory person. The reason is simple : You won't be able to make words out of what you hear, so let alone deduce meaning from the words being said, like trying to read "Cecarnetpermetdobtenirdesmédicamentsprescritsetcertainsservicesdesantéprévusparrèglement". Where are the words? What are the words? All you'll hear is an unintelligible puddle of sounds and you won't be able to make words out of it. So before you can expect to understand spoken French, you first have to know what words sound like, so when you hear the sounds, you recognize the words.

The first step in understanding spoken French would be, in my opinion, to learn the lyrics of French songs. You don't have to actually understand the words. You just have to know them so when you hear them, you know that *this is a word* *this is a word* *this is a word*. For example, I know Dragosta Din Tei, a Romanian song. I know many Japanese songs, of which I could write down the words even though I don't understand what they mean. When I watch an anime, I can make out many words even though I don't understand what they mean. So if I ever wanted to actually learn Japanese, it would be very easy since I already know many words, I just don't know their meaning.

By learning the lyrics of French songs, you will kill 2 birds with 1 stone : You will learn what words look and sound like. You should take a look at Marie-Mai. Her music is great and catchy.

Now, to actually understand French. There are many methods, but this is my favorite method. Find a video game that you love, that you know you get addicted to and play it in French with French subtitles. It is better if it's a game that requires you to understand what's being said, like a game where you have to fetch objects or do tasks to get to the next level. A game that is repetitive is a good idea, as it will keep you reading the same things over and over again and really require that you understand what you read. For example, strategy games, city building games, simulators, RPGs, like Sims, Spore, Civilisation, Pharaon, Pokémon. These types of games have events that happen and require you to understand in order to respond appropriately.
Change the language of your computer, Facebook, cellphone, TV to French.
Add French speaking people (who speak good French on the Internet!) to your Facebook and read their posts.
Find a TV show or a movie that you like and watch it in French with French subtitles. While a movie is good, a TV show is better as it lasts longer, so the same vocabulary is used over and over again so their meaning sticks in your head and the recurring context helps understanding things as a whole.
Find scanlations of mangas in French.
Read French comic strips.

About figuring out what some words mean. Of course there is context, but something very useful is noticing words that look like other words or are composed of other words. For example, the verb "user" (French). It also means "to use", but it is not commonly used for this meaning. The most common meaning it is used for it "to wear out/down".
You know it looks like the English verb "to use" and like "user" as in "computer user". Wearing something down implies using something. That's where the words are related in meaning. Utile (Fr), user (Fr-En), utiliser, utilisateur, all those English and French word have the same Latin root "usare" (derivative of the past participle "usus", from the verb in classical Latin "Uti") which means "to make use of". Wikipedia says that 50,000 words, which is 1/3 of the English vocabulary, is of French origin. Of those words, there are many that have an obvious common root with French words, so you can use that to deduce their meaning.

Doing this, you should be able to understand French in a very reasonable time.

Actually using French.
In the end, the thing most people learning French have problems with, is something as simple as feminine versus masculine nouns. It is understandably very difficult to get down, because there is no rule, no pattern and so many words to know. It is something you will learn out of habit, by reading and listening to French a lot.... a lot.... until gender becomes ingrained in words in your mental French dictionary.

If you find yourself looking for a word, try making one up out of an English word. Seriously! Take an English word and turn it into a French word. I did it often in English and it often worked. Once, it turned out to be a very fancy word that people don't use a lot in English, so much that they doubted it existed.... but it did! I started accidentally looking very fancy. Hahahaha. So make up a word that would look like a French word, then look it up. It might very well exist.

If you are looking for an expression or some specialized vocabulary, use Wikipedia. Look up the subject in English then switch to the French version of the page to find what you are looking for. It works really great.

Talk to yourself in French. Think in French. Say out loud to yourself what you think in French. Be one of those silly people in the mall who talk to themselves, but do it in French... and not in the mall! It is silly, but I kind of have an "imaginary friend" who I talk in English to when I'm alone (>.>) and it helps a lot with pronunciation and getting used to talk in English. Knowing how things should sound is totally different from actually managing to make it sound that way. Not stuttering and getting rid of the thick accent requires a lot of practice.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Ideas for a constitution

  • Implement sortition : A body of randomly selected representatives to vote and veto laws. Just like the Athenian system. Make it so no one can be selected twice and longer than for a period of 1 year.
  • To change the definition of treason to make it a crime to act against the PEOPLE of a nation, instead of making it a crime to act against the government. Seriously, wtf?! Protecting the government from its people.... I can't even.... WHY?!?!?! This is so fucking BACKWARDS and WRONG in every possible way!
  • Classify collusion, corruption and anti-democratic measures as treason - which it is. This way it will cover people overthrowing governments antidemocratically and elected representatives acting against the interest of their people.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Billet de blog pour les Fibrokystiques Québécois.

Bonjour, compatriotes de maladie et de patrie.
S'il-vous-plaît, veuillez lire jusqu'à la fin. Je vais essayer d'être brève avant d'entrer dans le vif du sujet.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Macintosh LC 575

My dad visited me from far enough away and brought me our old Macintosh LC 575! :DDD
It is the very computer which ignited the spark of my "addiction" to computers and Internet. It is the computer I was using when AskJeeves, Lycos, AltaVista were cool search engines. When ICQ was teh thing. The computer on which I played my first games (which are still awesome). The computer on which I made my first drawings, typed my first documents, etc. Many fond memories are attached to it, the typical weird nostalgia inducing memories like the startup beep and the sound that the hard drive makes when the heads position themselves as the drive spins up :  *Tac tac tac tac traaaaaaaaac*

Unfortunately, the old SCSI hard drive is showing signs of hardware failure. At any time, I will hear the sound of the heads positioning themselves 3 times and then the computer will hang.

For obvious reasons, I do not want to throw the whole thing into the trash and just use an emulator, nor do I want to get a more recent classic mac, so I have to find a replacement for the hard drive.
The drive is SCSI 50 pins.

I have a few options :

- A new SCSI hard drive ($58) :
- A SCSI memory card reader ($62) :
- A SCSI CF card reader (9,900¥) :

I am not sure yet what I want to do. It would be more simple to order a new hard drive, but I don't really trust sending a hard drive in the mail as these things are fragile and may very well arrive broken.

Right now I only want to back up the drive and use it until it dies. I am waiting for my SCSI ribbon cable to arrive in the mail to plug the hard drive in my PC to back it up and then...


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Equalization payments for idiots and why, yes, Quebec should separate.

This needs to be said...
Too many idiots from the ROC talk out of their ass about Quebec and equalization payments, repeating the same old shit they heard from people equally talking out of their ass, saying that Quebec feasts on equalization payments and that they cannot leave because they need them.

Bitch, please.

If you are one of them, unless you really only are an idiot who just wants to hate on Quebec on anything, no matter whether it's true or not, or if you want Quebec to leave, then you should go read to educate yourself. If you don't understand what Wikipedia says and what it implies, come back and read the following.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Dessins animés d'enfance/Childhood Cartoons

C'est avec joie hier que j'ai redécouvert des dessins animés d'enfance que j'avais pas vus depuis que je m'étais débarrassée de mes cassettes VHS, il y a au moins 15 ans.

C'est aussi avec HORREUR que j'ai pris compte de la qualité horrible des doublages. Oui, dans toutes les versions Françaises ci-dessous, ce que vous entendez c'est exactement ce que j'avais en cassette. Quand on est enfant, c'est évidemment pas quelque chose dont on se rend compte.

Dans tous les cas, j'ai aussi listé la version originale anglaise de bien meilleure qualité.

Au printemps/To Spring - 1936 (MGM)


Il était un petite navire/I Wanna Be a Sailor - 1937 (Warner Bros. Pictures)


Le pays des ballons/Ballon Land (a.k.a. The Pincushion Man) - 1935 (Celebrity Pictures)


Popeye recontre Sindbad le marin/Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor - 1936 (Paramount Pictures)


Un lapin au frais/Fresh Hare - 1942 (Warner Bros. Pictures)


Un lapin fuyant/Falling Hare - 1943 (Warner Bros. Pictures)


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Things I find fuggly in fashion that people like.

Stiletto heels.
Pointy shoes.
Fancy, shiny, glittery dresses, the kind celebs wear on red carpets (I seriously find them ALL ugly in their dresses because SORRY, I CAN'T SEE YOU BEHIND THE FLASHINESS OF THE OVERWHELMINGLY FANCY, SHINY, GLITTERY SHIT YOU'RE ALL WEARING. By the way, YOU ALL LOOK THE SAME).

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Stereo Mix on Mac OS

Pretty easy and free!

- Download Soundflower here :
- Install it.

If you get an error saying "The system extension "blah blah" was installed improperly and cannot be used. Please try reinstalling it, or contact the product's vendor for an update.", run the following two commands in the terminal :
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/
sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext

- Go to System Preferences > Sound > Output > Select "Soundflower (2ch)"
- If it isn't already running, launch Soundflowerbed
- In the Soundflowerbed menu in the menu bar > Under "Soundflower (2ch) > Select "Built-in Output"

You're done!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Killy x Erika

[13:23:48] <VagueRaconteur> Killy and Erika, sitting in a tree.
[13:23:54] <VagueRaconteur> K-I-S-S-I-N-G
[13:24:04] <VagueRaconteur> First comes love, then comes marriage
[13:24:11] <VagueRaconteur> Then comes an abrupt, tragic miscarriage.
[13:24:25] <VagueRaconteur> Then comes blame. Then comes despair, two hearts broken beyond repair...
[13:24:34] <VagueRaconteur> Erika leaves Killy, and takes the tree.
[13:24:42] <VagueRaconteur> D-I-V-O-R-C-E.
[13:26:13] <Killy> fuck you ericunt i got the tree you live in a box bitch
[13:26:32] <Erika> i have no problem at all with the box
[13:26:35] <Erika> the box has all the stuff
[13:26:38] <Erika> wtf you gunna do with a tree

Saturday, January 28, 2012


[12:10:40] Y gives X a penis windmill
[12:10:56] X puts her face in it
[12:13:22] <Y> D:
[12:14:37] <Y> it generate 1.21 dickawatts
[12:21:52] <Z> your m0m generates 1.21 dickawatts
[12:22:09] <K> is there anything his mom can't do?
[12:22:43] <Z> Nope, especially if it's sexually related.
[12:23:17] <K> well in that case I have a lot of good ideas for her

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Unlock your phone for cheap with GSM Liberty

Just putting out a good word for GSM Liberty as I used their service today to unlock my HTC Wildfire S. They seem to be the cheapest around at $14.95 CAD. If you want to unlock your phone, check them out!