My Digital Life in 2010

Last day in 2010, I feel like writing something like a recap of this extraordinary year.
There are things happened in my life this year, the good ones and the sad ones. But it’s my policy not to share my personal life in my writings, so I’m going to write specifically on digital life.

amagami-girls-1First, anime. 2010 is the year of some of the greatest animes I’ve seen, from the flagship K-ON!!, Angel Beats and Amagami SS to some other titles like MM!, Sora no Otoshimono Forte, Fortune Arterial, B Gata H Kei, and also the latest movie of Haruhi-sama : “The Disappearance”.

The format of anime distribution has changed a little. In 2009, I was happy by collecting 480p or 720p anime episodes, now more anime were released in h264 1080p with FLAC audio. Definitely looks better when I watched them on my 32″ TV using my mede8er. Longer downloads, larger file size… I guess I will need to buy a new hard drive pretty soon *sigh*

Enjoying manga has never been more fun since I started collecting digital version of my manga collection to be read on iPad. Don’t get me wrong, even though I download scanlated manga, if I like it, I will buy the original copy. But the paper comic can not be read anywhere, and I don’t always bring it with me when it really matters. Now, I always carry my entire collection everywhere.

In the process of manga collecting, I also decided to work on a particular title “Kira-kira Kaoru“. Yes, I did my own scanlation on this title since no one else seems to be doing it. Started in May, now I already finished approximately one and a half volume. Pretty good considering I started this as one man project. Even though I got help from Tinte group later on this year to do the “cleaning” process.

Ah yes, scanlation is a fun thing to do when we feel like it. So for some of you who might expect to get a new release, sorry if I postponed the continuation of this project for more than a month already. Just don’t feel like doing it while I still got tons of other things to do in my real life. So, I haven’t dropped the project. I WILL continue doing it, but I can’t tell you when. I will continue it when I feel like it.

In January 2010 I wrote about some comparisons between Windows and MacOSX. Now that a year has passed. Can’t tell you enough how much I enjoy using Snow Leopard as my primary computer’s OS. For the first time in my life, one full year without frustration of computer problems (most of the time need to reinstall my operating system). Can’t wait for OSX Lion next year.

There are new things to be achieved in 2011. New targets, new achievements, new goal in life.
As much as I enjoy this 2010, allow me to say Happy New Year 2011 to all of you. Wish you a much better life in the upcoming year.

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