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Monday, November 25, 2019

Posted the article Anime Slot Machines.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Added an additional image to the character profile of Yusuke's Mother (from Stepmother's Sin), this one from the Gibo visual novel.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Posted the article How is CBD Doing in Japan?.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Added sexually explicit images to the character profiles of Asuka Akiyama and Yumiko Miyazaki. Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile The Blackmail and added a The Blackmail Image Gallery.

A while back I discovered that the hot water shut-off valve under the kitchen sink wouldn't shut off all the way. It was a multi-turn valve which just wore out as they tend to do. It is a dual outlet valve which feeds both the sink and the dishwasher and since the lines coming into it from both are a not-very-flexible metal that I'm sure would have broken if I tried to bend them into a different position I needed the dual-outlets to be positioned at a 90 degree angle to each other just like the original valve. Additionally, I wanted the replacement to be a quarter-turn valve so it would last. I couldn't find what I needed at the local hardware stores but of course Amazon had it. Not only that, but they had one which can shut off the water to the dual outputs independently, so I can just shut off the dishwasher or just the sink if I so desired. I spent a couple hours getting that installed yesterday. It really shouldn't have taken so long but there is just so little room to maneuver under there with the garbage disposal and all the pipes in the way.

Old Valve New Valve

The day before that we installed a wall mount for our flat screen TV in the living room. That went surprisingly smooth. We already had the studs marked from when we tried to do it several years ago only to find the wall mount we had bought didn't fit our 24" studs. Stud finders can be such a pain so it was nice not to have to do that again. I didn't install an electrical outlet or low-voltage wire pass-through to hide the wires. That'll have to come later. For right now we just put a plant in front of the wires along with a few action figures.

Wall Mounted Flatscreen TV Wall Mounted Flatscreen TV
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Posted the character profile of Jyugo (from Nanbaka). Fixed Bakura's height. Fixed links to some images which were not opening in a lightbox.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Posted the character profile of Eizo Yagami (from Stepmother's Sin).

Friday, November 15, 2019

Removed the page query string variable from image gallery pages. I had originally included it so I could return you to the same page you came from. Now I calculate the proper page. I also made the gallery URLs look cleaner by not using a query string variable for the directory name and instead formatting it like a regular path.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Implemented a new Absolute Anime Image Gallery script. I had previously been using a free PHP image gallery script I found online which I modified as best I could to make it mobile friendly and look the way I wanted. The script had a quite a bit of code in it for features I didn't use and my tinkering around caused the code to get even messier, making it very difficult to modify and maintain. This new one I wrote from scratch so it behaves exactly how I want and should be much easier to modify when needed. I may adapt it for the individual page image galleries later on depending on how well it works. We'll see. I also posted the article Aggretsuko Goes Mobile As Gaming Once Again Embraces Anime.

Last Sunday when I was over at my grandparents' house to wash their windows my grandma told me that their kitchen faucet was leaking under the counter whenever they turned on the water. I checked it out expecting to find a loose connection or a worn washer but found that the hose in the pull-down faucet had split open. Home Depot didn't have a replacement so I ordered one on Amazon.

The next day my grandpa called saying that his toilet was broken, so I walked over to check it out. Sure enough, both the fill valve and flush valve assemblies were broken. Old plastic that just wore out over time. On top of that, the metal shutoff valve was also broken as it was an old multi-turn valve that wouldn't shut off all the way. I headed to Home Depot and got a quarter turn valve but they didn't have the other parts so I ordered those on Amazon. I installed the shutoff valve that day which didn't take long. I've replaced a couple of these compression fittings at my house so I knew what to do.

The other replacement parts arrived yesterday so I went over and installed them. I had completely replaced both of our toilets not too long ago so I knew how to install these parts. Still, it all went surprisingly smooth. Usually something ends up going wrong. The biggest problem I had was that the chain that attaches from the flush assembly to the flush handle lever was too short. There was an extra link included on the chain to make it longer, the problem was disconnecting the hook from the handle lever. The hook is so small and you have to keep that one part pressed in while trying to maneuver it out of the hole with very little light and very little space to work in. I think it took me like 10 minutes to get that sucker off so I could re-adjust it. At any rate, they were happy to have everything working again and to not have shelled out a fortune for a plumber.

When I came over I had also brought with me a hearing aid that I recently got to give to grandma because even though she knows her hearing has gotten bad she always refused to go to the doctor to get one. This wasn't one of the tiny bluetooth ones my mom has, this was a larger one that fits over the ear which I think would be easier for her to use. She tried it out and said it definitely helped, so we'll see if she'll continue to use it.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Replaced the 640x480 images in My Day Trip to San Francisco (October 23, 2007) with larger versions. Fixed a bunch of broken local links. I used a program called LinkChecker 9.3 to help find them all. A long time ago I used to use a program called Xenu's Link Sleuth but it doesn't really seem to work anymore.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Reorganized the file and folder structure in the "about" folder including getting rid of a significant number of sub-directories and renaming a bunch of files so they were more SEO friendly. I added my present and past avatar images to my profile page as I had the files in the folder they just weren't ever displayed anywhere and that seemed like a good place to show them. I also replaced the images in Our Trip to LA for E3 photo gallery with larger versions as the old ones were only around 450x338. Remember when that used to be plenty big enough? I bet in ten years from now images that size would look like thumbnails. Actually, they already do kind of look like thumbnails. Anyway, I should do the same with several other earlier galleries, but not today.

I started trying out a new file synchronization program yesterday called Syncthing to help keep certain folders in sync between my main PC and laptop. So far so good but we'll see how it goes. It's different than other file sync programs I've tried like SyncToy, GoodSync, FreeFileSync, SyncBackFree, and many others in that you have to set up the program on both computers instead of just on one, and it uses a web browser interface. All those other programs had issues but it's been too long since I've used them to remember what they were, except GoodSync which I know limits you to 100 files in the free version. Who in the world only has a 100 files nowadays? If I only had 100 files I wouldn't need that program, I could just use Google Drive or Dropbox or one of the many other cloud-based sync programs that give you anywhere between 5GB and 15GB of free space.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Increased the transparency of the watermark applied to images so it will be a little less noticeable. Posted the article Are you sure about the safety of downloaded software? Added an Anime Fiction Image Gallery.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Added a second image to the character profile of Hounds (from Geobreeders). Added additional sexually explicit images to the Another Lady Innocent hentai anime profile and added an Another Lady Innocent Image Gallery.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Added info and a better picture to the character profile of Dark Magician Girl (from Yu-Gi-Oh!). Added a better picture for the character profile of Black Cat (from Geobreeders). Fixed an issue with parenthesize inside link text of links that were inside other parenthesis that were converted into the popup tooltips. Fixed the File Explorer Side Bar so that the main page content wouldn't jump to the right when the side bar would be loaded into place. I can't tell you how many times I tried to click a link and missed because of the page content shifting when that side bar popped in.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Fixed the adult content verification which wasn't working on the Absolute Anime Image Gallery.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Added an image to the character profile of Mikan Yamamura (from UFO Baby). Added additional info and sexually explicit images to the Bible Black hentai anime profile and added a Bible Black Image Gallery.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Posted the character profile of Shoto Todoroki (from My Hero Academia).

Saturday, November 2, 2019

This afternoon walked over my grandparents house for a visit. Grandpa and I watched a movie that was playing on TV called A Face in the Crowd from 1957 starring Andy Griffith. It was quite good and I was surprised by how relevant it still is even today. There is a scene near the end which is very reminiscent of a scene near the end of UHF, which I'm sure was done on purpose seeing as how UHF parodied a ton of different movies. While I was there grandpa gave me a wrist watch of his that he has had for a long, long time, since he was in the service. It's a wind-up watch with no battery that still works. It means a lot that he wanted to pass it on to me. So I need to find something nice that I can store it in, preferably something that I can hang on my wall as a display. Do they make picture frames for wrist watches?

Grandpa's watch, probably from the 1970s Grandpa's watch, probably from the 1970s

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