Lack of time to sit down and write means that its once again been ages since the last Desk Diary ^^; Been traveling a bit since we last spoke - went to New York for New York Comicon, Singapore for AFA, Malaysia for Comic Fiesta, Thai for Thailand Game Show, Malaysia again for business meetings and TV appearances and Singapore again for Manga Festival.
Have also been working on various projects including making my own Mirai-chan doll.
Once upon a time, I spent most of my time writing blog posts and then one day I said to myself "I dont want to be just sitting here writing blog posts for the rest of my life."
Since then, my business has expanded into many fields and I hardly get time to sit down anymore to write ><
So - be careful for what you wish for because if you make it a need then you will make it happen.
Anyway, today we take a look around the office to see what has changed since last time.
Christmas came and went in a flash. Time is moving quicker for all of us as we get older. The same hour is different for all of us and this is the reason why - 1 year to a five year old is a 1/5th of their lifespan. 1 year to a twenty year old is 1/20th of their lifespan. Our perception on timespan changes as we get older.
We need to establish what we want to do in life as early as possible before time runs out. You may not discover what you want to do straight away but at least you have set out to establish whats right for you. Start today - not tomorrow or before you know it you will start to regret that you dont have enough time left.
These posters were priced cheaper than the ones we sold at Singapore because they were printed on more cost effective paper - perhaps a bit too thin though. The ones in Singapore were printed on high grade paper which was a bit overkill as the printer made them waterproof @.@
We are learning a lot as we start to manufacture our own products and aim to reach optimum quality and price range.
Time to dust off the figures - if you dont then not only do they gather dust but the dust gathers oil particles which is why you may notice that some of your figures feel sticky which then damages the paint ><
I use a big fluffy thing for large amounts of dust then a cooking brush from the 100 yen shop for the actual figure. Dont mix brushes and always wash the brush after a while or you would be brushing dirt onto the figure.
If you are attaching a display arm on a glass desk then I recommend that you stick a piece of wood like this in the clamp for support - would not want the glass to crack.
Still a load of cables below the desk but not as bad as before.
All my precious data is stored on this 2TB HDD by Buffalo. When I first started computing on a Windows machine many moons ago, I experienced lots of data loss due to viruses or hardware failure. I learned that having precious data on the same drive as the system was too risky so ever since, my data has always been on a separate drive - even after switching to Mac.
With my data on this external HDD, when I travel abroad (which is once a month), I just unplug and plug into my MacBook Air. The data is regularly backed up to another external drive and also on cloud storage at Amazon S3. It costs about 60 USD per month to store 1TB of data.
60 USD may sound a lot but just imagine you lost all your family photos and videos - or even worse - your hentai_archive.zip. You would probably pay anything to get it all back right?
Its important to have redundant copies of your data on and off site. If anything happens to your house, you will have peace of mind that your data is safe and encrypted on the cloud.
What sort of data backup workflows do you have that you can share with us?
New video equipment - got it for filming Culture Japan Season 3. I wanted a more movie like look and feel that we had in Japan Mode but didn't want the hassle of using a DSLR for filming - the NEX-VG30 enables me to use my existing E-mount lenses and a variety of industrial sound equipment too. It also has video stabilisation which DLSR's dont come with. Took a load of photos and hope to get a review out soon-ish ><
As for the inside - so many cute girls! J-List has a decent collection which they ship worldwide.
How many of you are knowledgeable with the latest eroge? If you are then let me know! We should talk business.