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Weekly Events

February 24, 2014, by , posted in Events

Hello and welcome to Week 1 of university~ Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Orientation Day Welcome Picnic over the weekend! It was so very awesome to see all of you – biggest turnout ever! Give yourselves all a pat on the back~

It’s tough trying to integrate (back) into university life, so we have some events for you to ease your pains and get to hang out with your new (or old) friends again. (( ∧皿∧ ))イシシ

Second Orientation Event: ArtJam

Who: You and the rest of yous
What: Orientation ArtJam
When: 11AM – 6PM
Where: Sandpit, Block A Level 1 (click to see map)
How: With all the stationery
Link: Face-booking you to our events

Weekly Events

These will become more regular as of Week 2 — we’re still only just picking up momentum, so please read our updates! (´∇`;)アハハッ

Wednesday (26/02)
What: Fun and Games
Where: The Concourse, UTS Tower (Building 1)
When: 3PM – 6PM

Friday (28/02)
What: Screening
Where: CM05D.01.14 ** ROOM IS FOR THIS WEEK ONLY**
When: 3PM – 6PM

**Monday Screenings start Week 2!**
Monday (03/02)
What: Screening
Where: CM05D.01.22. ← This room for Week 2 ONLY, but may be changed closer to the date.
When: 4PM – 6PM

Be there, or be a square~(・з・)

Silly Welcome Picnic message from your webmaster

February 22, 2014, by , posted in Blog


Art by Harada Miyuki on Pixiv.

If your webmaster may be a little more serious for a moment, he’d like to briefly share with you what this club means to him, and how it has made his time at UTS that much more special. For those new members, its an excuse to shamelessly advertise what you’ve become a part of.

Here he goes

This is my sixth semester as an Anime@UTS member. I’ve lost count of how many Orientation Welcome Picnics I’ve been a part of, but certainly today’s was the largest. In previous years, we were able to form our introduction circles in the concourse of the tower building; this year we filled out half the courtyard outside. So massive was the turnout, we could barely hear each other over the distance!

I met so many of you today for the first time, and I caught up with an equal number of you. Hearing where you’re from, what you’re interested in, your own adventures and how you wound up spending time with us for lunch and games on that surprisingly nice day was wonderful. We really have a diverse group of people, from places as disparate as Latvia, Korea, Singapore, and Parramatta!

I’ll admit, behind my over-compensating, guy–wearing–a–pink–bag exterior, I’m a terribly shy introvert who’d sooner marathon an anime, Kindle a book or program a computer than spend extended periods of time with other people. I can chat with friends just fine, but in public with people I’ve never met, I’m secretly trembling inside. I know many of you are in the same boat as me.

But that’s what I believe sets Anime@UTS apart from any other I’ve been a part of, and of UTS in general. Well, other than JASS or the Drawing Circle, but I don’t like to discuss the latter because their talent just makes me feel inadequate!

It comes down to who we are

The Statue of Liberty greeted American immigrants with “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”. Anime@UTS takes it one step further; we greet the socially awkward, the yaoi and yuri fans, the genderbenders and crossdressers, the fans of moeblob or video games come to life or highschools overrun with zombies. We have dinner, butcher songs at Karaoke, play games, sometimes we even watch anime. We have artists, law students, engineers, writers, software developers, businesspeople, those taking international studies.

Forgive me for this line, but what this club offers isn’t just a refuge to share in your hobbies that others may give you weird looks for; it’s a place where you can be yourself. To let your social guard down you wear during the rest of your day, have fun, and celebrate this unique, utterly inexplicable and fabulously wonderful culture. Desu~

When I first started uni, I heard all the talk about how joining clubs was a “great place to network and meet people”. Just as the funniest jokes are often the ones with kernels of truth, so to are the clichés. Of all the lasting friendships I’ve made at UTS over these three years, almost all are people I met through this club. To think I was almost not a member until our screenings director signed me up, how different would my life be now?

So, where was I going with this? If you’re a new member, come to our events and screenings, and get to know us. Better still, let us get to know you. It may just be among the most rewarding experiences you’ll have at uni, with friends you’ll keep for many years to come.

For those still on the fence or couldn’t make it to our Orientation Day stall, you can still register at any time by visiting one of our events. More information will be posted in the event box at the top of the blog.

Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

February 16, 2014, by , posted in Review

When thinking of the works of award winning director – Hayao Miyazaki you would normally think of his amazing fairy tale type movies like My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away or Howls Moving CastleThey are all similar in the sense that they are set out in a somewhat realistic world with elements of magic and mystery and these become the predominant aspects of the story, which create the unforgettable feeling of a Studio Ghibli Movie. The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ), however differs from the tradition fantasy genre and is based on a true story of a Jiro Horikoshi, an aerospace engineer, who’s dream was to create beautiful planes that would surpass the German designs in both speed and power. Even though the setting is in real life World War I and then World War II Japan, this touching story of a young boys dream, dedication to work, search for perfection, love and despair is one of the best works of Director Miyazaki. It really shows us, just how fragile a human life really is.

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Orientation Day 2014!

February 11, 2014, by , posted in Events, News

Anime@UTS Card 2013

The Low-down

WHO: Anime@UTS!
WHAT: Orientation Day!
WHEN: Wednesday, February 19 (2014)! 9AM – 6PM.
WHERE: UTS Tower Building, entry level near escalators!
WHY: You love us. (´・ω・)人(・ω・`) But no, really, you get a SHINY new card and great deals from 12 sponsors!
HOW: Just $5 for a whole year ヽ(´∀`*)ノ
LINK: Did someone say Facebook event?

Read on…

Come along to Orientation Day and join us for another exciting and slightly hectic year! Join us for only $5!

Who are we? We’re ANIME@UTS – officially we’re a collective of anime appreciators, unofficially we’re lovers of so many things! We karaoke, we read manga, we fight to the death in Jenga and Uno, we go slightly manic over food and sometimes we might even watch a bit of anime.

Why should you join us officially this year? Why because when you first join up – you get a brand spanking new card which comes with many, many various perks from our lovely sponsors!

What are these perks? Your execs have worked hard to bring you 12 sponsors this year — more details coming soon!

Can’t join us on O-Day?

Can’t make it? o(╥﹏╥)o Come join our Orientation Welcome Picnic instead~~

WHO: You (and your friends, if you want)!
WHAT: Orientation Welcome Picnic/Meet-n-Greet
WHEN: Saturday, February 22 (2014)! 11.30AM onwards~
WHERE: UTS Concourse/Alumni Green (NOTE: Location changed!)
WHY: Meetin’-‘n-greetin’ your fellow members! (〇´З` Chu♪
HOW: However you want! Bring some food to share around!
LINK: Did someone say Facebook event (again)?

When MariaDB gets all tsundere

February 8, 2014, by , posted in Blog

Shana goes HMMMMM

Hello club members! Over the coming days, your humble second term webmaster will be unfurling the new site design and back end. Developed with Kiri, it will be bolder and more interesting than the current theme, along with a few new features I hope will make the site more awesome for all ^_^.

As part of a behind the scenes look into the Daily Lives of Webmasters (and Webmistresses), I thought I’d share a local issue I had, and the solution so absurdly simple it’d make any other webmaster and sysadmin enter hammerspace to retrieve a weapon to beat me senseless with. Alex knows what I’m talking about.

It’s not like I wanted you to start, or anything

I’d been rebuilding my local (and increasingly misnamed) LAMP stack on my MacBook Air to test prior to deployment. The world seems to be moving to MariaDB for reasons that are beyond the scope of this post, so rather than updating MySQL I figured I’d give it a shot.

The following errors in the log file said OH NO YOU DON’T.

140208 21:39:37 mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file /usr/local/var/mysql/ ended
140208 21:39:47 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/var/mysql
140208 21:39:47 InnoDB: The InnoDB memory heap is disabled
140208 21:39:47 InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use GCC atomic builtins
140208 21:39:47 InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 1.2.5
140208 21:39:47 InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 128.0M
140208 21:39:47 InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool
InnoDB: Error: log file ./ib_logfile0 is of different size 0 50331648 bytes
InnoDB: than specified in the .cnf file 0 5242880 bytes!
140208 21:39:47 [ERROR] Plugin 'InnoDB' init function returned error.
140208 21:39:47 [ERROR] Plugin 'InnoDB' registration as a STORAGE ENGINE failed.
140208 21:39:47 [ERROR] Unknown/unsupported storage engine: InnoDB
140208 21:39:47 [ERROR] Aborting

140208 21:39:47 [Note] /usr/local/Cellar/mariadb/5.5.35/bin/mysqld: Shutdown complete

Well darn, I said, as I stroked my non existent beard. Frank would do that better than me.

The problem, as is perennially the case, existed between my keyboard and chair. In the process of uninstalling MySQL and installing MariaDB, I’d failed to remove MySQL’s logfiles which differed in size to what MariaDB was expecting.

Removing these logfiles solved the issue. Once removed, MariaDB was able to recreate them to its taste:

% rm /usr/local/var/mysql/ib_logfile*
% echo Everybody's Heard that The Bird is The Word
% echo Desu

What does this have to with anime? Baka, it’s everything! Which means, I got nothing. Happy Saturday!