Macross Frontier Runs On Windows

August 17, 2008

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I was watching Macross Frontier Episode 19 today and I found something interesting at 20:19. At first it looks like some super cool programming from the future with stylish windows and lots going on. I was wondering how they program in the future so I decided to take a closer look. What I found appears to be a COM+ log and INF files for windows drivers. Without knowing anything about the code it looks pretty good. It makes you think, “Wow, people in the future are really l33t programmers,” but it is all just a dirty deception. These future people with their giant transforming robots and heart moving J-Pop music are still running Microsoft software that is about 60 years old.

To be fair, the scene lasts less than a second so it isn’t anything someone would notice casually. But still, I would have preferred something more creative and original, at the very least code that wasn’t so mainstream. It make me feel betrayed :'(

There is probably interesting code in other Frontier episodes, but I’m too lazy to go look through all of them. Here are some pictures of the code along with transcriptions. I’m no expert with drivers and COM+ so maybe someone else can tell me something more about it.

This is an INF file. I don’t know what the titles on the windows like TAG.C23/CMD. mean, but here, the “Signature=”$Windows NT$” glaringly tells us that this is for some version on Windows NT, perhaps the version that come out in 2059 AD. A search for “6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f” brings up hits and reveals that this must be real code taken from somewhere although I can’t find where exactly. Also we can see that the Driver Version is from 11/01/2002. I think it’s time to update your drivers; talk about being lazy, wow!

[Version]
Signature=”$Windows NT$”
Class=Image
ClassGUID={6bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092f}
Provider=%Mfg%
CatalogFile=es2ent.cat
DriverVer=11/01/2002,5.7.1.0

[ControlFlags]
ExcludeFromSelect=*

Some of this was hard to transcribe so don’t take this as exact. Two parts, marked with <<?>>, I really couldn’t tell at all.

COM+[11:23:54]: ……………………………………………………………….
COM+[11:23:54]: Setup started = [DATE:12.20.2004 TIME: 11:23 pm]
COM+[11:23:54]: ……………………………………………………………….
COM+[11:23:54]: Start OC_INIT_COMPONENT Component = com
COM+[11:23:54]: INF VERSION (com) = 1999,9,3422,5
COM+[11:23:54]: Instantiating CMasterNT5Wks
COM+[11:23:54]: Memory usage for setup process…
COM+[11:23:54]: PeakWorkingSetSize: 25300 Kb, WorkingSetSize: 1<<????>> Kb
COM+[11:23:54]: QuotaPeakPagedPoolUsage: 40Kb, QuotaPagedPoolUsage: 40 Kb
COM+[11:23:54]: PeakPagefileUsage: 15490 Kb, PagefileUsage: 16108 Kb
COM+[11:23:54]: MTSS: Answer File =
COM+[11:23:54]: Calling SetupOpeninfFile.
COM+[11:23:54]: Unable To open Answer File!!
COM+[11:23:54]: DRID-39104 -> Path: C:\WINNT\Java\Trustlib\
COM+[11:23:54]: Installed COM product version = 0.0.0.0
COM+[11:23:54]: SETUP VERSION = 3.00.3421
COM+[11:23:54]: Setup Mode = CUSTOM
COM+[11:23:54]: DRID-39103 -> Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\ODBC\Data Sources\
COM+[11:23:54]: End OC_INIT_COMPONENT Return Value = <<?>>
COM+[11:23:54]: Start OC_INIT_COMPONENT Component = dtc

Some more stuff on the far right seems to be another INF for a Mitsubishi monitor:


Blogging about Blogging about Blogging about …

August 14, 2008

Blogging is an interesting thing.  People are in fact so interestesd in it that they start blogging about blogging.  And then that’s interesting too so they blog about how they always blog about blogging.  It’s a curious effect that people blog about it, and thus by blogging it, they create blogging about blogging about blogging about blogging.  This leads to a cataclysmic cascade of recursive blogging, which thus leads further to me blogging about blogging recursively.  It leads me to recursively blog about blogging recursively and thus recursively^n blogging about blogging.  Just accept it, you’re stuck in a real nasty infinite loop.  You should just accept it, but for more information see Blogging about Blogging about Blogging about …


Searching for God in all the wrong places

August 14, 2008

During my long blogging absence, I went on a spiritual journey on the internet searching for God.

On the first step of my journey I used Wikipedia, my usual starting point for internet research. I learned that g.o.d. is actually a now defunct Korean boy band made up of 5 people. Strange, I hadn’t known that until the internet told me so.

I then went to DomainTools to try to find out whois god. Apparently God was created 1994-07-13 and will expire 2014-07-12. That is sad, but at least we now know when the world was started and when it will end. I also found out that God is Canadian, living in Vancouver. I would have thought he lived in Korea, but I suppose God does have the power to live in two places at once.

Wow, I had already learned a lot of new things about God, but I needed more; I wanted to actually see god. So I went to God on flicker and found a lot of strange and disturbing pictures that I dare not talk about. There are just somethings we humans were not meant to see.

Lastly, I wanted to know how many followers God has, so I went to Google Trends. Many people worship god, but britney is a close contender having surpassed god on multiple occasions:

God V Britney

However there is one more deity that is more popular than god and britney combined and then tripled!

porn

Conclusion: porn is the most powerful deity