Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Oh and Photobook.app takes backwards shots :P
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Newegg was super easy to deal with and the computer and my accessories came right on time. I got a Logitech Nano mouse and even thats worked out great. Overall this has been an extremely positive experience and honestly I was expecting a tad more drama. In fact I did this post on it.
The Obligitory Netbook on Macbook shot. But the funny part is I took this with my Macbook Pro.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So. My wife is currently obsessed with Twilight. I'll read it eventually but I'm mystified by the manic coverage.
Apparently when Voldemort kills you, you come back for sappy teen vamp shit.
sweet hair bro
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Yeah that's right. Monkeys, with guns, with a plan. That is pretty goddamn scary. I have a near irrational fear of monkeys, a acute fear of spiders, and god help me if I'm confronted with a spider monkey. Problem solving skills turns a perfect storm in to a goddamn perfect hurricane.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Me: Hey I just wanna buy this
Apple: fuck you.
What I cant buy.
Ich habe nur ein gezinkte karte.
*update: I forgot, I cant transfer/import my goddamn playlists off my ipod and back into my computer. I'm not talking about the files, I mean the lists, so I dont have to recreate them... Asshats.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Its weird but I was just wrapping up an assignment here at work, one that I totally diagnosed, repaired and gave instruction to a user remotely. They could have been anywhere (really they are across the street). I used to work doing video teleconference and while I thought it was neat I never really realized how interesting that was. I was connecting people literally half way around the world just so they could talk. It kind of dawned on me just now when I was goofing off on Flickr. I noticed that I had comments on pictures. Pictures I just snag from the web and stuff there because I like them, and random webpages can be volatile storage to say the least. Pictures I have no idea where they came from sometimes. And the comments just as anonymous. Possibly from half way around the world. Maybe Ive even heard their voice as a tech or participant on some random teleconference. In that spirit I looked at one of the commentators Flickr pages, and found this pic. It reminds me of a photo I took or a photography class. I like it.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I spent last sunday at the local swap meet. Scouring the various small mexican grocers for tasty treats. There are many variety of spicy mexican candy but as Im allergic to Mango, and I dont really like watermelon these are a perfect fit. You can keep grubby american kids away by telling them they are corn flavor, like fritos. You can keep wives away because they are spicey and dont get good until around the middle. AND they are hella cheap. I no espeaka espanole so I dont know what Vero Elotes means, but I would guess Very Awesome.
Monday, September 8, 2008
I really liked Near Dark, its a B movie sure, but its well thought out, low on the effects, and oddly compelling. The idea is awesome for the setting and the characters are sweet. But one of my favorite things about this is the other movies these same actors were in, its like playing 6 degrees during this movie, theres a load of minor character actors. Lance Henricksen (Jesse), Bill Paxton(Severn), and Jenette Goldstein(Diamonback) were all in Aliens together and Adrian Pasdar (Caleb) and James Le Gross (the guy from the bar) where in SolarBabies! I just thought it was cool. lol
Saturday, August 30, 2008
So I present my top 15 favorite movies, because goddamnit 10 aint enough. These are grouped, pretty much how they are in my head.
A. Be Kind Rewind
2. The Royal Tennenbaums
B. 5th Element
C. Last Starfighter
E. Stranger Than Fiction
F. The 10 Comandments
7. Surfs Up
J. The Great Escape
I. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
6. The Sword and The Stone
O Brother Where art Thou
And since I talked about it. The hottest shit ever.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Im not super green person, I do care about the environment but I honestly dont give a shit 99% of the time. Its a shame but its true. For me if I can get my gadget fix and not pollute thats a bonus not a reason. But maybe if I do it, and have super fun, maybe someone else who doesnt care will give it a shot.
But honestly the benefit of being that fucking guy on the block with an electric Datsun is priceless.
Friday, August 22, 2008
I'm super bummed out by the news that Julius Carry has died. I have a special affinity for black martial artists and cowboys, just because of him. I liked him in every role I saw him in. I wish his friends and family the best.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
1:35 in this video is the coolest trick ever. Im just gonna kick this board out, spin it, run behind it, and step back on like its easy. Its just amazing.
I just saw this to, Im gonna check it out.
Protip: Thanks to wikipedia I just found out Mike V was in Gleaming the Cube... now I have to go watch it again! Probably in the scene where they all meet up and jump in the back of the pickup.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I was goofing off and I found this video. Its cool.
Monday, June 30, 2008
OK, so I look in their marketplace to find someone who could ship immediately and had it in stock. Having found Comics-Now, I cancel my original order, and buy from these fuckers with expedited shipping. So then I wait, then I wait, and wait. Nothing. Not an email saying it has shipped, not an update to my order info, I contact them with a polite request for a tracking number. Nothing, no response of any sort. My delivery date comes and goes. Nothing. I email 4 more times, to no response. WOW really? yarly. I contact Amazon for my refund, citing I have had 0 contact from these fuckers and my date has passed. Then I get this email from Comics-Now,
I just tracked your package in the warehouse, and the USPS has not scannedfuck them. So now I don't have any books. Worst of all, I knew in my heart this would happen. Ive only had 1 order out of 8 from Amazon come off without a hitch. Its pretty irritating to say the least.
it since it left the main USPS sorting facility in Greensboro, NC.
This may mean that the package has been lost in their system. Do you
want us to issue a refund to you, or expedite another shipment out to you?
Please let me know. Thank you!
Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
Thank you for your business!
Oh and the official DND miniatures suck donkeydick. lol
3 Cheers for Reaper miniatures.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
About the changes. I gotta say I understood how spell casting worked on the first read through. I played 3rd and 3.5th editions for about a year each and I never quite understood how it worked... Everything has been streamlined and 99% of the changes Ive read so far have been improvements, and 1% fluff. Not just changes for changes sake but honest to goodness improvements. Every class and race has been improved in my eyes. The Halfling is not tiny like a child. The Wizard and Warlock are playing in seperate sandboxes. Even the Paladin and Cleric have clearly defined roles. There are new races on the scene now that I would like to touch on, the Eladrin, Dragonborn, and Tiefling. I was a little confused why there are Eladrin and Elves after a cursory reading of the preview I really didn't see a mechanical difference, just a story flavor difference. But after looking over the PHB they are both really clearly defined and makes each unique and cool. I took the lack of Warforged and the addition of Dragonborn as kind of a tank shell game, but again I was pleasantly surprised that wasn't the case. The Warforged are in the Monster Manual but the character creation rules in there are a little thin, WotC released them as a PDF on their website, but it really should have just been in the damn book in the first place. And the Addition of the Tiefling is just cool. I really like them.
So far I'm pleased. I cant wait to start playing.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Anyways I just thought I should share what I just watched during lunch. I had heard the name George Will before. I knew who he was in so much as he was a conservative pundit. I myself lean left on most issues. But moving on, I just really enjoyed this little talk. Honestly I don't know where Stephen Colbert falls between right in left but I just love watching Stephen Colber(t) get handled.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
There are some things worth mentioning, the items you collect as you go, are neat. But the music you collect as you go through is really fun. You can go back to the office and listen to it whenever you want. The Hightlight being MC Frontalot's credit music. Then theres the d20, and I gotta tell you, its sweet.
Thankfully thats changed, in the new Super Dodgeball Brawlers. The graphics aren't a direct rip from the NES game. They are improved, the next permutation of the Kunio style and it looks great. The game play is fun to, just the right amount of extra bullshit to excuse the delay but nothing obtrusive. You have the option to turn off some of the new features like punching and kicking, but they are good additions in my opinion. Keeps you on your toes. The one drawback is the teammate call feature from the GBA title is gone. Not a huge loss but I guess since its a different company there might have been some issue with that. The customization of a unique team is neat and the items add a little flavor. I haven't tested it yet but I think cart-less multi player is a feature and thats sweet since it supports 8 player multi player. Over all Im really happy with this game, it could have been a direct port flaws and all and I would have been happy. But this is like sweet icing on the awesome cake.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
o this morning as I was basking in the glow of a solid 2 hours of playing Penny Arcade Adventures the night previous. I get an IM from my friend saying, "...lol what was, the awesomeness of pspod? Rspod". Next thought that popped in was, damn that is a long title, but it fits the game so well. The game is wordy in a great way. Im super pleased with the game play, at first I was afraid it would be like Star Trek 25th aniv. game with better graphics. Which, while it wasn't a classic, it was fun, but action packed it wasn't. The action in OTRSPOD, between queuing attacks and blocking, takes a normally pedantic turn based model and makes it awesome and filled with buttons and decisions. Its cool, looks great and is fun. But if there must be a drawback, the open world targeting using the controller is less than precise. Which isn't a big deal for me. Though, I had a nagging feeling I might want to try it out on my mac. I had a suspicion that the mouse might make that whole process more intuitive. Well ya know, since I had a Mac, a lunch hour, and access to a free demo... I gave it a shot. I immediately felt that it wasn't as good as the controller. Sure I could mouse over the item and click, and in combat click my attack and then my foe. But as they say, "pushing play is not enough". It's still awesome, my favorite parts are still present, custom character, the dialog and the cinematics. If this game was only for Mac, PC, and Linux, it would be outstanding. I think satisfaction with my choice of 360 speaks to my preference for the controller more than a shortcoming on the games part.
BTW : Gold
"Oh yes, I saw you before, mouth agape."
"It means open."
"You know what else means open? Open."
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Now that I have a 360, Ive been presented with a choice. The choice to purchase On the Rain-slick for my PC, my Mac, or my 360! Its a VERY difficult choice on paper, I have all three, they are all capable. But in real life? 360. Its almost not a choice at this point Ive been looking forward to this type of RPG, for my 360, in a setting I like... I like playing those with a controller. Mouse and click is great but there was a glut of those during my childhood, and I'm over it. The "Leisure Suit Larry" interface holds very little appeal for me at this point. But holy hell. I'm excited.
Also you can demo Precipice of Darkness : Episode 1, here for Mac/Linux/PC. It's tempting to download it here at work and play... I'm not sure if my scruples will allow that. Or my boss.
Friday, May 9, 2008
I go through phases where I basically only listen to Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, or Ramones... Usually lasts about a week. This time its Motorhead, and Im on day 3. So in honor of my periodic fixation heres some links to videos. For some reason the embed gets cocked up.
Killed by Death
Going to Brazil
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I just got this from a coworker to test for work. Before I got it i watched a YouTube review and a Cnet.co.uk review, just to get familiar with some of the features. The good points first, its a on time with what I expected and runs XP very well. Its sized like a "hymnbook", though the first thing that sprung to my mind was a std hard drive, and is decently light with the normal battery. The screen is bright, clear, and the resolution is nice for web pages, and full computer use. The touch scrollers are a great feature. The bad... the keyboard is slightly larger than my blackberry, which is to say not big enough for man hands to thumb type on and just big enough to force man hands to reach to type, and really the keys are still small enough to cause mash typing. Also the "qwerty" keyboard is not "standard". The enter key isn't in the normal position, give or take right of the L key, and is under the mouse nipple where the standard click button should be. And the position is taken for the "Rotate" button, which is pretty fair to say a useless feature, unless reading a very long PDF... The mouse key is in a convenient location for the left thumb but I would prefer the option of one handed mousing and left just holding the machine for support or typing. For me its nearly impossible to retrain my thumbs for this layout. The extended battery makes it just heavy enough to be awkwardly balanced and irritating to use. The little heat vents makes my hands uncomfortable and hot. The little antennae feels flimsy, I nearly broke it the first time I touched it, and it spins in place yet is keyed to fit into the body so I have to spin and fiddle with the plastic end to store it. The OQO Model 2 is too big to fit in my pocket yet too small to justify taking my backpack... And oddly enough its noisy. Honestly I would prefer using my Gameboy as a data entry device.Anyways, short version : I wouldn't buy the OQO Model 2 with my own money, I wouldn't buy it with my employers money, and I haven't done anything one this I couldn't do with my crackberry. Other than this post. :)
I edited and added to this post with the OQO on its dock, its pretty nice setup if I were a mobile salesperson or tech, like a Direct TV Technician, or a Cop. Someone who just needs access to a working machine that can be tossed in a briefcase or bag. It has a nice car charger, and when you get to a desk setting it in the dock puts the Lenovo dock to shame. When using it on its dock it really feels like I'm using a decent computer. AND I can use my M$ mouse and Natural keyboard... thats full of win for me.
I couldn't be bothered trying out the HDMI at home on my TV but I guess that would have worked fine.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
This had always been one if my favorites, I loved the detail on the eye, and the muzzle flare leading off the edge of the image. I think without context, I really feel whats happening in the Lichtenstein. The original has 2 people, so not a "lone gunman" theres less courage, cowardice, or calculation implied. And the cloud around the "CRAK!" being the same color as the earth makes it look like shes surrounded, or at the very least so concealed that the dust has been kicked up from the flare. Pretty cool stuff. Lichtenstein +1
This is another I liked because Lichtenstein frames the picture frame prominently but the woman is looking past it, like shes speaking to someone, always struck me like a honeymoon morning. Just that whatever is important enough to be framed on the bed stand is of less value than the focus of her attention. The original is sad to me. Waking up first thing and saying, Good Morning, Darling, to a photo. Like they are dead, or so far away that normal means of communication is impossible. So lonely. For me both are very successful. Draw!
I had never seen this original and I think it communicates terror, and urgency. Its terrifying in a way. He looks like a boy, prominent knuckles, theres a mine in the foreground, and seemingly surrounded by explosions. Furiously digging an mine from the earth with a knife. The tension is built from every angle. The Lichtenstein, I just thought it was interesting, because it made me wonder what's he doing? Clouds, maybe dawn or dusk, belly down and sweating. I used to think crawling under the wire for some sort of escape, or recon mission. With no weapon featured I immediately assume a non-combat or non-confrontation situation. Now having seen the original, this looses so much for me. Weird how it can change my mind; its so shapeless having seen the source. I can only compare its faults with the successes of the original. Though Lichtenstein's unseen, and unstated tension is well done. Original +1
Monday, April 28, 2008
Heres some vids I found on Hong Kong Phooey: a tech junkie from Hong Kong blog.
Friday, April 25, 2008
I was bumming around the nerd and I saw this link from Gizomondo, via Fark... its a Nerf Rifle, steampunked up. Its hot. But it brings my lack of progress to light. I'm going to start on my gun this weekend. A little Plastikote, a little krylon, some sandpaper, and a beer. At the end I hope to have a sweet gun that will be worthy of the web. Or at least cool enough to convince a few of my lazier friends to make one to.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Ive been looking for a new hobby recently and this really appeals to my sense of "I can shoot my cat with this".
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Videogames are something I hate and love. I love console games because I rarely like to get involved for more than 30 min at a time. I have a Wii, and its great. Loads of fun, the games I have are kinda duds but its ok, Virtual Console has saved the day. Increasingly Xbox360 seems to have the games I want to play, at the resolution my tv supports. Rock band, DLC is only on 360. Halo, obviously. Loads of other games, even Burnout is better. That sort of leads me to, buy a Xbox360 and be happy with videogames. On the other hand I'm opposed to Sony on principle. You know theres a problem when Microsoft represents the "little guy"...
On the PC front I more or less gave up. I'm tired of being forced to upgrade my computer ad infinitum just to play games. I want to play another deep MMO like Star Wars Galaxies but I just dont think its going to happen. I want a depth that just doesnt exist it seems outside of that game, So I quit. I stopped upgrading my computer, and stopped buying games. Overall its worked out great with one glaring exception, fucking Orange Box. I want it so bad. But then I heard it was on 360, but not as good? But I dont have a 360, I have a PC, and its going to cost more than the price of a 360 to get up to task... you see my predicament. Do I upgrade and participate or do I buy a 360 and player hate. Turns out I'm one of the most diabolical haters.
This game Battlefield Heroes, and Penny Arcade - Rainslick*, have made my decision. Cheap, non-computer intensive fun games for PC. This way I can play a game that is fun without upgrading my computer and get a 360. I really think this is the best solution for a number of reasons. My wife wants Rock Band in a bad way. And this might be the best way for me to talk my wife into buying an Xbox. Shit if only the decision to have kids was this easy. I guess this is the equivalence of playing with someone else's kids until they shit their pants, handing them back and driving off in my Ferarri. Shit yeah. Ferarri! I think it will work out well. Now if only Micr$oft would get their head out of their ass and just bundle wireless with the damn thing. Assholes. 100$ for a 30$ part. I'll show them, I'll buy a linksys and set it up as a ap and just bump network wireless back to my router for 50$ and have network in my living room. Diabolical.
*Penny Arcade - On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Well speaking of rice, I'm on a diet. My wife and I are trying not to be fatties so our kids will have a good example. We don't actually have kids, these are our theoretical children, who deserve a better example. I kinda like it, its making me cook and I like cooking. This week Ive made bomb ass chicken tacos, some aiight chili, and something else. I cant remember everything.
My chicken recipe:
simmer the chicken in a little red salsa and water until its at about 50% less water than you started with, then replace that missing water with green salsa. Simmer until it reduces to about 50% again, then serve. Its easy, good, and you dont have to measure.
You want some homemade sprite?