A little while ago i've set out to create simple yet tasty ramen which could be cooked in (almost) any western (especially german) kitchen. As some unsuccessfull experiments showed this wasn't too easy.
I've also burdened me with some constraints - it should require as little "active chef time" as possible. There are some things you can't change, amongst them that a good broth needs time to simmer. The second was that i've tried to use as few "exotic" ingredients as possible.
The result, which can be seen to our left, is neither great nor bad - but its a good start, not too pricey as well as not too complex.
My long awaited Snow Miku arrived today, brought by Enekoneko (thanks for proxy-ing for me ;A;!!). She was released back at WonFes Winter this year. Being a GSC Online Shop Exclusive, you had to pay a proxy to get her. At last, GSC's own shop accepts international orders now as well.
When it comes to a flexible audio setup Alsa starts to suck ... hard. If you want output mainly on S/PDIF (be it optical or coax), automatically upmixed to 5.1, then encoded to A52 so your receiver will eat it, but sometimes your general AC3-passthrough 5.1 movie, sometimes maybe even output to your regular analog output ... then its quickly becoming clear that ALSA is basically a driver framework, and not a end-user audio application. I found that most audio middlewares i've known sucked quite hard: Jack is too unuseable, arts or phonon never did their job, esound is kind of ... dead. So what's left? PulseAudio is left! Its setup seems very quirky to firsttime users and if you come with some strange distro-configuration (*cough*ubuntu*cough*) you may want to throw it against your wall ... but actually its super flexible and nice.
If you have a similar setup to mine - read on!
The second part of my August loot. Here comes No. 9 of the Touhou Nendoroid line. GSC doesn't have any new ones announced so for now my collection is complete! They almost take up the space on one shelf by themselves.. I can fit another three but any more and I have to get creative. But it seems like this is not going to happen anytime soon.
Gallery behind the cut!
This is my first prize figure ever. Apparently, they're put up as prizes on Ufo catchers in Japan and are thus not as high quality as the more expensive PVC statues. However, they are really cheap! Yuki's promotional pictures looked very promising, so I decided to add her to my August purchases. Enjoy the photo gallery!