EzTerry's Ramblings

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Tue, 2004 Jun 01, 16:46:
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Here is a sketch I made of Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII.

The drawing was a welcome back present/birthday present for Q. I think it should be better, unfortunately the paper used doesn't work well with pencil. That and I worked on it late at night, though I did touch it up the next morning.

Does This Look Like Someone You Know?

Thu, 2004 May 06, 08:10:
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This is serious! Dogs are being picked off one by one by a sniper roaming the U.S. Many dogs have been killed or hurt. Police in several areas have advised all dogs owners to watch their dogs.

Police in Philadelphia have issued a sketch of the alleged sniper. Report this character immediately if spotted by calling local law enforcement.

This came to me in an email (reformatted for this page), as for where the image originally came from I don't know, I did find it on many websites though. Also none of the sites had the above notice text attached to them.

One pages I found contains many funny cat photos.

No-Off Sliding Puzzle.

Sat, 2004 Apr 10, 11:46:
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A silly java sliding puzzle. by Nob Yoshigahara mentioned in this BoingBoing entry.

Well I'm happy to say it did not take half the day to solve the thing. The puzzle probably only wasted an hour. My first success took more than 50 moves. However it showed the order I needed the pieces in allowing me to figured out how to finnish in 44 moves (as shown).

RecipeWare Chef

Sun, 2004 Mar 28, 21:57:
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This is a small sketch of a chef. I made it for a RecipeWare web app that we are making in my Software engineering class. I think the drawing came out quite well. That and I think the web app will be crap.. even if we make the thing the best it can be. (Just an opinion though)

gallerythumbs - v0.01

Sun, 2004 Mar 28, 00:35:

First release of gallerythumbs. I think it works decently well. (makes posting entries based on an image very easy) Now my next step is to install it on this blog, as well as my photo blog. (however to do this I have re arrange my art section)


gallerythumbs :: Blosxom plugin

Sat, 2004 Mar 27, 23:56:

This blosxom plugin is designed to add a thumbnail of an image related to a story to the beginning of an entry.

An Example

How to use the plugin

To use this plugin you just need an image in the same directory, with the same file name (sans the extension) as the story entry. The plugin will create a thumbnail, and display it prior to the story.

This means if you want to write an entry on foo.jpg, all you do is put it in your blog, and add a corresponding foo.txt with the title and any description you want to give the image.


To install the plugin, put it in the plugin directory, edit the maximum size (of the thumbnail) and file type variable at the top of the file. The file type is the type of file the thumbnails should be assuming your content is photos jpeg is probably the best file type. This value is also used as the Content type argument ie. image/<filetype>.

For every flavor that you want the thumbnail visible you need to have a thumbnail.flavor with information about how to display the thumbnail. An example flavor (and actually what I use on my photo gallery) is in the codes documentation, as well as in the link below.

This plugin requires the Image::Magick perl module (know as perlmagick)

Other Features

While this plugin generates the thumbnails on demand it saves them in the state directory for future viewers. The thumbnail is generated when someone loads a page with the attached story. Anytime after it it generated a request for storyname.tmb will return the image.

To make sure we don't have thumbnails to images that don't exist. When we need to generate a new thumbnail, we check that the original file for all existing thumbnails exists, if not we delete that file.

The code is designed so that when you change the settings, ether the thumbnail size, or filetype. it knows to invalidate (ie. delete) existing thumbnails, and regenerate them on demand.

If you change/edit and image in place on your blog, (ie. has the same file name) the thumbnail will not update.. my recommendation is to move the thumbnail and entry to filename+tmp, load it in your browser, then move it back.

This plugin will only work in dynamic generation, or hybrid mode. The blosxom code must be run to send back the thumbnail. However since this is done during the start function, sending the thumbnail should be relatively fast on even a large blog.

Current Code 
Version Blog
Sample Flavor

The sample flavor requires both the binary (or clone) and rellink plugins. The binary is used to send the original file with the Full size link. rellink allows the files to be locally defined (you can use blosxom variables to make the links work w/o rellink).

Also remember to name the flavor thumbnail.<flavor> (probably you will want to make two copies of this file, thumbnail.html and thumnail.rss, remember to make a copy for any comments/writeback flavor if needed.

The actual code will also need to be renamed from gallerythumbs-v*.**.code to just gallerythumbs.

If you have any problems please comment on this post.

rellink - v0.03

Sat, 2004 Mar 27, 21:04:

Fixed Support for multi-line tags (was not always matching)

If &'s are already escaped, with make sure its not re-escaped.

Gave a better URL for the google link example


Boy (2)

Thu, 2004 Mar 25, 23:33:
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Another sketch on an index card, this time of a cute boy sitting.

Boy (1)

Thu, 2004 Mar 25, 23:29:
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So I've decided to makes some simple sketches on index cards, perhaps use them for future drawings. And at least improve my drawing skills. Here is the first of these Index Card sketches.

Mac Sleazy

Sun, 2004 Mar 07, 00:13:
So the other day, I was show this interesting sight called Mac Sleazy: X-rated Mac Erotica.

Some of my favorite parts are the Sandwich page, and the Love story. Over all a very silly idea though.


Thu, 2004 Mar 04, 21:02:
Well now I have comments enabled on this blog!!!

I'm using the comments plugin. however to get it to do everything I wanted, including: not needing another flavor, ignoring html, and emailing me when someone posts a comment/trackback took a while, and plenty of modifications. I only hope the work was worth it.


Wed, 2004 Mar 03, 00:06:
Colored pencil on paper

Legith is an idea from a game I was planning out, despite the idea falling through here is the image of a character. He is a Thiix (an alien race of humanoids that are very elf like). I will hopefully eventually pick up the project again.

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Sun, 2004 Feb 29, 22:49:
Killua from HunterXHunter:

Killua Zaoldyeck another interesting character from HunterXHunter. Born into a family of assassins he has defiantly a different point of view on life. Though in the series he tries hard to be good and help his new friends. Generally he doesn't wear glasses, however in the scene where we see Killua entering a casino (to make some money fast... he is however unsuccessfully) he is wearing the yellow sunglasses as in my image.

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Sun, 2004 Feb 29, 22:29:
Leorio from HunterXHunter:

Leorio is one of the characters of the main group in Hunter X Hunter. He starts off seeming extremely selfish, and only wanting money. however as the series goes on we realize he is a decent human being. Despite this realization he is the flattest main character in the series.

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Sun, 2004 Feb 29, 22:03:
Hisoka from HunterXHunter:

Hisoka is probably one of the most interesting characters in the series. Calls himself a magician and dresses up like a clown as on the left, though for a couple of scenes in the anime he dose remove the makeup as on the right.

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Killua and Gon Kiss (2)

Sat, 2004 Feb 28, 22:14:
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Here is a colored version of Gon and Killua kissing:
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I think this came out better than Killua and Gon kiss 1. However some of the details in the earlier attempt I think actual came out better.
Characters from HunterXHunter

Killua and Gon kiss (1)

Sat, 2004 Feb 21, 20:03:
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And a attempt of Killua and Gon kissing.

They look so cute! I wish Gon's head didn't come out squished though.

Characters from HunterXHunter

Sketch of Gon and Killua

Sat, 2004 Feb 21, 19:34:
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Here is a sketch of the possible, cupel. Still trying to draw them correctly but beats my previous attempt.

They could make such a cute cupel. Unfortunately in reality the likelihood of them both being interested in each other beyond friendship is very slim.

Characters from HunterXHunter

Attempt at Killua and Gon

Sat, 2004 Feb 21, 15:36:
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This is one of my first attempts at drawing Gon and Killua. This is of course a failed attempt, and it took me a few more tries to properly draw Gon. I do like how Killua looks in this sketch though.

These characters are from the anime series HunterXHunter

Escaflowne Dilandau and Folken

Sat, 2004 Feb 21, 13:44:
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This an image of two characters from Escaflowne, Dilandau and Folken. I made this copy (of another piece of fan art) before actually watching the series. I like the image, but in reality don't really see the couple.

The original Image was by K-chan, and can be found at: http://www.zelas.net/darkroses/dilandau.html


Wed, 2004 Feb 18, 16:16:
This is a release of rssurl, this code should add a variable to link to the rss feed of the current blosxom page, I do not really support this plugin, just supply it in case others find it useful.


Best Viewed Without IE

Mon, 2004 Feb 16, 16:09:
Best Viewed Without IE

And now I have a "Best Viewed without IE" icon. The reason for this is the very buggy support for CSS in IE5, and IE6. Almost all of the formating on this page requires on CSS. Anyone wanting to use the icon on there page is welcome to but please mirror the image on your server, and don't link to my copy.

For those looking at this page in IE: I have made sure that the CSS in this page breaks nicely. This means that you are seeing all the content, and most of the formating. Thus while would look better in Mozilla. The site is fully usable in IE.

There are two major flaws in IE, the menu is against the content box (this is not the case in other browsers) and the signature box at the bottom dose not re-center when displaying my email address.

NOTE: Since the posting of this entry, I've reworked some of my CSS so it works in IE.

rellink :: Blosxom Plugin

Mon, 2004 Feb 16, 03:42:
This is a plugin for Blosxom that generates absolute links for relative, and special short cuts

This allows for:
"//" + blog path
"/" + site path
+ relitive to blog entry
also makes '&' to '&amp;' and the ability for custom link types such as 'google' (built in).. this means:
will be a google search for Blosxom.

Current Code
version blog
File must be renamed to rellink
If you have any problems post a comment

rellink - v0.02

Mon, 2004 Feb 16, 03:41:
Fixed tad detection, for tags on multiple lines (problem found and fixed by lucky)

allows quotes in side url (allows for tags of the form: <a href='google:"Terrence Ezrol"'>)

devnull.name subdomains

Mon, 2004 Feb 16, 03:11:
I will be happy to give a subdomain of devnull.name to anyone that asks and ether (a) has a good enough reason (b) offers a large enough bribe, or (c) an acceptable combination of a and b. email me at terry@ezrol.com for more info

These are the current set of sub domains in use:
  • www - www.devnull.name and devnull.name point here

My Art

Sun, 2004 Feb 15, 01:49:
Here we can find some of my artwork, They are split into the following sections
  • Sketches - Random sketches (in notes or elsewhere) that I have made
  • Anime - sketches and images of anime characters
  • Yaoi - Yaoi and Shounen Ai works, sketches or otherwise. Please note these images might offend some people, if it offends you don't look.
If you want to see the full art blog (ie. all of my art) you can see it here. This includes all of the above categories.


Sun, 2004 Feb 15, 01:37:
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A sketch of Chrno from Chrno Crusade, Overall I think it came out very well. This is emphasized by the fact that this is the first time I've drawn this particular character.

Math Notes

Sat, 2004 Feb 14, 23:40:
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Just some random sketch, not really anyone. Was trying to get the clothing to look decently realistic, and not like makeup. I must say I like the clothing, the face is good but not in proportion, and the hand needs work.

This was done in my boredom during a math class

Boy in math notes

Sat, 2004 Feb 14, 23:40:
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Another random sketch I made in my math class (same class as I made this)

This blog is now operational

Sat, 2004 Feb 14, 17:25:
At last I think I've brought this blog into an operational state this allows for images and links to be along side the files, for me to make relative links and to hide certain directories containing irrelevant content from the main blog view.

rellink - v0.01

Sat, 2004 Feb 14, 17:07:
First public release of the rellink plugin.

And I have another domain

Thu, 2004 Feb 12, 23:26:
As nice as it is to have a domain with my actual name, I wanted a website on a more interesting domain.. As the title describes, the content of this page will probably be much more random then that of my online journal however should have more interesting content than my web page.
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