Project Archive

  • Today, I would like to bring you another edition of Otaku Project, which is more or less a continuation of the last project Ikea Dioder Cable Management.  During the last project, I decided to finally clean up the wiring mess that has been hiding behind my entertainment center for better part of one year; and by the end of the project, I was able to clean up that whole mess and organized it into a manageable form, mission accomplished!  However, the victory was short lived, I soon realized that I really wanted more than 6 outlets to be controlled by one outlet strip so I decided to stop by HomeDepot to shop for a new outlet strip.  As I was browsing through the whole selection of outlet strips, big and small, something really caught my attention.  The Belkin Conserve Surge Protector with Remote Switch.

    Belkin Conserve Surge Protector with Remote Switch

    Today, I would like to bring you another edition of Otaku Project, which is more or less a continuation of the last project Ikea Dioder Cable Management. During the last project, I decided to finally clean up the wiring mess that has been hiding behind my entertainment center for better part of one year; and by the end of the project, I was able to clean up that whole mess and organized it into a manageable form, mission accomplished! However, the victory was short lived, I soon realized that I really wanted more than 6 outlets to be controlled by one outlet strip so I decided to stop by HomeDepot to shop for a new outlet strip. As I was browsing through the whole selection of outlet strips, big and small, something really caught my attention. The Belkin Conserve Surge Protector with Remote Switch.

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  • With the growing number of Ikea Dioder being deployed in my room, so as the wire management nightmare that comes with it.  I am not sure how other people manage the wiring of their Ikea Dioder, were they hidden behind some cabinet and never to be seen?  Well for me, I need to turn off the dioder at night so I get can to sleep easily so the outlet strip is in a fairly visible location so I can turn it off with a single switch; but the wire mess that has grown over time has finally broke the last straw on me.  I have decided to clean it up with some cable management product.

    Ikea Dioder cable management

    With the growing number of Ikea Dioder being deployed in my room, so as the wire management nightmare that comes with it. I am not sure how other people manage the wiring of their Ikea Dioder, were they hidden behind some cabinet and never to be seen? Well for me, I need to turn off the dioder at night so I get can to sleep easily so the outlet strip is in a fairly visible location so I can turn it off with a single switch; but the wire mess that has grown over time has finally broke the last straw on me. I have decided to clean it up with some cable management product.

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  • Dollfie Dream Rin Tosaka and school uniform get!

    Updating from my “flamethrower” Prescott again… Well I finally decided to ditch the Dell train and be a free man… just went to newegg.com and ordered myself a Cooler Master...

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  • Overall, this is a fairly nice Asuka figure, nice facial expression (I like the deredere Asuka), the painting is good, just about everything is good except this figure can't stand straight!  Like I have talked about in one of my earlier figure collection topic.  This figure has tortmented me for ages and I have tried various different techniques to try keep her straight.  I tried tipping her over, putting something under her base and even tried to glue her feet down to the base.  None of those techniques worked.  While I was working on my Detolf Dioder project earlier today (This Asuka has always been inside the Detolf), I finally decided to put an end to this problem.  But none of the previous techniques had worked before, what could I possibly do?  But I am an Engineer, I have to figure out a way around the problem!  Finally, it came to me... I need to pin her down like what people do with their resin kits!

    Amie-Grand Asuka Langley Soryu Instrumentality Project

    Overall, this is a fairly nice Asuka figure, nice facial expression (I like the deredere Asuka), the painting is good, just about everything is good except this figure can't stand straight! Like I have talked about in one of my earlier figure collection topic. This figure has tortmented me for ages and I have tried various different techniques to try keep her straight. I tried tipping her over, putting something under her base and even tried to glue her feet down to the base. None of those techniques worked. While I was working on my Detolf Dioder project earlier today (This Asuka has always been inside the Detolf), I finally decided to put an end to this problem. But none of the previous techniques had worked before, what could I possibly do? But I am an Engineer, I have to figure out a way around the problem! Finally, it came to me... I need to pin her down like what people do with their resin kits!

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  • Today is another very productive day in the Memorial Day weekdend.  I finally got myself together to complete the Detolf Dioder project that I have been putting off for months.  Unlike the current trend in the figurine collectors community, I have not been a huge fan of the Ikea Detolf due to it's inability to adjust shelf height, and therefore, inefficient use of the precious little space that I have in my room (notice the huge empty space above the figurines above the 2nd shelf?).  However, I do have a Detolf in the little corner of my room where it's most suitable and I have finally decided to put the Ikea Dioder strip on it.

    My Ikea Detolf Dioder project

    Today is another very productive day in the Memorial Day weekdend. I finally got myself together to complete the Detolf Dioder project that I have been putting off for months. Unlike the current trend in the figurine collectors community, I have not been a huge fan of the Ikea Detolf due to it's inability to adjust shelf height, and therefore, inefficient use of the precious little space that I have in my room (notice the huge empty space above the figurines above the 2nd shelf?). However, I do have a Detolf in the little corner of my room where it's most suitable and I have finally decided to put the Ikea Dioder strip on it.

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  • Project Tenso phase 2 and End of May loot inspection

    This experimental project known as Project Tenso is meant to be a test run to say what I can do with a real Japanese address. To be absolutely honest here, it was not as easy as I had hoped. The biggest problem as it will remain, is that I don't have a Japanese credit card with a Japanese address... now Amazon Japan is quite far along with dealing with oversea customer and they even have options in their payment system to allow you to enter a separate billing address from the shipping address, so no problem there.

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  • Project Tenso

    Japanese Shopping Deputy Service vs. Address Forwarding Service Tenso.com

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  • For the past few days I have been busy putting up the new loots I have acquired from Anime Central Convention (and to take a well earned break from all that Yoake  Mae Yori Ruriiro na story summaries), but at the same time, I have been planning my next major move.  Some of you are probably aware that I have recently adopted Dollfie Dream Dynamite Escalayer and I have been extremely pleased with her as my first musume.

    Dollfie Dream Completion Project

    For the past few days I have been busy putting up the new loots I have acquired from Anime Central Convention (and to take a well earned break from all that Yoake Mae Yori Ruriiro na story summaries), but at the same time, I have been planning my next major move. Some of you are probably aware that I have recently adopted Dollfie Dream Dynamite Escalayer and I have been extremely pleased with her as my first musume.

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  • For the 2nd week in a roll, I went to Ikea to pick up some furniture for my ambitious construction project, the loots for the day were a half width...

    Project – Construction completed

    For the 2nd week in a roll, I went to Ikea to pick up some furniture for my ambitious construction project, the loots for the day were a half width...

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  • Figure Collection Topic – Dust shield +1

    I have discussed how I use 3M film to protect my figurine collection from dust, but there was always a big flaw in my original plan. The fact that I leave the bottom edge open for easy access has led to some figurines being covered in dust due to air draft from some of my computers. As anyone who has done failure mode analysis would tell you, prevention is always weighted more importantly than detection. Cleaning the dust after you see them is in no way as effective as preventing the dust from accumulating in the first place. It's also my believe that dust get attracted to object because of the charged ion in the air within indoor environment. Conventionally, you would use a brush to brush off the dust, but that alone could generate static charge on the surface that ended up attracting the dust again. Have you ever gotten the feeling why you can't quite brush the dust off?

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