Mounting Shared Drive on Linux and Headless Bittorent Daemon

There are a number of different ways to automate the download of bittorrent files. Many bittorrent clients have the ability to “watch” a directory and if a torrent files get added there then the bittorrent will automatically begin to download. Some even don’t need to download the file as it can subscribe to a feed directly. GUI Way What I did before was to log into a machine, connect to a shared drive and then open Transmission which was configured to look at the shared drive for any new torrent files.

Currently Watching

One positive to often having no hands available to do anything is that it gives a good excuse to watch anime. Currently I’m watching: Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchou Busou Renkin Code Geass Shijou Saikyou no deshi Ken’ichi Legends of the Galactic Heroes Pumpkin Scissors Shounen Onmyouji Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto No hands = no video games. :-(

Anime fest

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been doing some serious anime watching. ^^; Some of the anime were ones I’ve not seen before and some is just re-watching what I had already but finally got on DVD. What I’ve watched recently: Samurai Deeper Kyo (full season) Inuyasha (season 1 & 2) Slayers Maison Ikkoku Marmalade Boy Slam Dunk Burst Angel

Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk was a huge manga in the late 80s and early 90s. If Dragon Ball was the hit of the 80s, Slam Dunk was the next huge hit. I remember seeing it everywhere, and I remember that I was skeptical about how good a manga about a Japanese high school basketball team can be. One day, I was bored and decided to rent the first two mangas and I was hooked.

Anime

I’ve been getting back into anime recently and have been catching up on a number of series as well as revisiting old ones. This weekend I re-watched Samurai Deeper Kyo after getting the box set. The first time I watched it, the translation was horrible and I couldn’t quite figure out what was happening at the end. With better translation, this series is definitely more enjoyable! The voice acting for Kyo is pretty amazing.

Popularity of Mangas

Instead of working on the linux box, I spent an afternoon at Borders. It’s been kind of disappointing since it used to be that these “mega” bookstores would carry books that smaller bookstores wouldn’t normally carry since they don’t sell fast. Now it seems like Borders and B&N are the norm and don’t put much emphasis on these books. One area that is growing huge is mangas and each Borders I’ve visited have whole section dedicated to it.