Its my name

Apparently its “David” written in Chinese.

One of these days I swear I’m going to learn some Cantonese so I can understand my Great Uncle who always talks to me in Cantonese (he speaks about as much English as I do Cantonese). Recently he said to Rozie “can he speak Cantonese?” C’mon, couldn’t he figure it out from the fact that I never manage to say anything back and that Rozie always has to translate for me. Although sometimes she forgets and she just lets everyone talk Cantonese at me, all the while I just umm and ahh like a moron. Thanks honey! 😛

links for 2005-06-02

Outer Rim server moments

So my Outer Rim server is moving locations/IP address. So if your trying to get to Bec’s, Joanne’s or perhaps Melody’s blogs, Rozie’s photos and some other sites that I host at the moment, you might get re-directed to Planet Grep. Sorry about that. I messed up some DNS records. Once the corrected DNS records get propagated you’ll be able to get to them again. Apparently this new server is quicker than the previous one (its seems to be a little bit quicker).

I’ve also moved the URL of my blog to Its still accessable from the Dorja for the forseeable future, so no need to go changing those bookmarks yet. I just hope the change in URL doesn’t effect the Google-love this blog seems to currently enjoy.

Keeping up with MAME

Since Retro ROMS seems to have fallen off the web lately, I haven’t had anywhere to keep up with my MAME ROMs. The other came I came across The Pleasure Dome (pretty suss sounding name if you ask me). They, along with Petr1fied’s Tracker host some bittorrents for keeping up to date with all your ROMs. Bittorrent comes in handy, since instead of having to run ClrMamePro to figure out what you’re missing (although running it does help clean up unrequired ROMs) and then download each ROM one by one, Bittorrent along with TorrentZip can do all the hard work for you.

Basically you run TorrentZip on your ROMs directory. It re-zips all your ROMs to match the hash for all the ROMs in the bittorrent. It’ll take a few hours to do this if you’ve got stacks of ROMs. After you’ve done that, its a matter of joining the torrent, pointing your bittorrent client at your ROMs directory and away you go. I joined in the torrent the other day at around 67%. Looks like my collection was a tad out of date :-\

For more indepth instructions, check out the guides on how to do it over at the Pleasure Dome.