the-inbetween yearly archives for: 2002

take it for a spin

Nice art. With Java enabled phones on the horizon, like this Sony Ericsson P800 — which I would like to get the second it’s available anywhere in the world — we can start expecting to see some innovative phone-based applications made by wily java developers. A gameboy emulator being tops on that list. My problem with getting a fucking cool phone like that is that, beyond the bells and whistles, it’s still just a phone. I already have a phone.…

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Out and about

Now that I have my camera back, ventures into the rural wilds of Southern Ontario don’t seem quite as pointless.

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Weekend Update

BD4D: Toronto was today, and while I didn’t find any of the presentations mind-blowing or innovative, they were, at the least, well done. The best piece, in my opinion, was one from the BD4D archives: Mauro Gatti’s. The best news in a couple months came last monday in the form of a new camera. I brought my camera in on the Second of August because a speck kept showing up on all my pictures, even after I thoroughly cleaned the…

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why I don’t watch tv: reason #457

I caught my first show of the new fall season today: Firefly (with it’s own weblog). Being a person with a certain sci-fi tilt, I was hoping that it would, at the very least, have some original concepts and ideas, if not an actual interesting storyline, or a decent plot, or quality writing, or good actors, etc etc. Boy was I wrong. What utter crap! It can be described as a very slow paced Western with space ships. Fuck, I…

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spam spam eggs and spam

oh, hey. Feeling pretty mellow. I’ve noticed an upswing in the amounts of spam coming into my mailbox over the last month, the majority of which seems to come during late night and early morning hours. And while the majority of it is deleted instantly, one unsolicited piece of mail was good — my webhost contacting all it’s customers to say that accounts have been upgraded. Good news. Now I have an extra 50MB of space (on top of the…

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256 bytes

5k?? Real men do it in 256 bytes. All the 256byte Compo entries are up and available for viewing. Just be warned, if you use anything other than IE for the PC, don’t expect a great many of them to work. My entries, however, don’t care what browser you have so long as you have the right Flash plugin (one is Flash 5, two are Flash 6). Pro: my entries are not dependent on any particular browser or platform, and…

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Get Your Shine On

City Creator scores a bonus 10 points for not using Flash, and you can’t help but like the campy illustrated nature of old 50s advertisements. I’d like to like Mario Sunshine more than I do, but I can’t. At it’s core, it is a great game. Very open, exploratory, with a lot of intuitive (and not so intuitive) uses for the water cannon. Searching for, and finding, coins and shines is the bulk of the game, and it’s the best…

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Welcome September

This Exif Image Viewer is a handy little application if you have to manage hundreds of digital photos. Yes, there is already a handful of such viewers out there (I have three installed on my computer as it is), but there are some nice features and details available in this one. Even better, the whole thing is only 469kb… so there’s no reason for you to not try it (if you’re on a PC.) [via milov] After listening to all…

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It’s a meee

An interesting week for gaming consoles, as the much anticipated Super Mario Sunshine and the PS2 Online Service (with SOCOM and TM:B Online!) are released. Mario is getting some expected good reviews, but the general concensus is that it’s not as ground-breaking nor as great as it could have been. Maybe the expectations were too grand, as Mario has some massive shoes to fill, but if it’s at the least an enjoyable game, then that’s more than enough to hold…

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Supercade

I purchased Supercade: A Visual History of the Video Game Age last week through Amazon.ca, and figured I’d put up a short mini-review. Supercade is, as the title suggests, very visual. You won’t find deep, indepth accounts of gaming in that era. There are short blurbs here and there talking about the makings of some early games, some old systems, the birth of the arcade, and so on, but the focus of Supercade is undoubtedly the aesthetics of the games.…

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About bloody time

Yes. Yes! Yes! I was starting to think that it might never see the light of day, but they are finally, finally going to release Season One of Babylon 5 on DVD this November. This makes my day! After much delay, I finally snagged Wipeout Fusion. While I admit that it doesn’t add anything new to the series as it relies on the established futuristic hover-car formula (if there is such a thing), it’s still a quick paced, fun, and…

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Perseid or bust

Geek license plate sighting of the day: A JEDI. So I drove up north and sat down at some quiet place by Lake Simcoe. I sat there and watched the sunset. It was the kind of colourful, misty kind of dusk that made me wish I had my camera back. The sky slowly turned black and the first stars started to show up. I just lied there on the grass, waiting for the first signs of the Perseid meteor shower…

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Lo-fi gif action

I took my camera in for repairs yesterday. It was a small speck that kept showing up on my pictures that did it for me. Nothing serious, I hope, but nothing that an extended warranty wasn’t meant to cover. Good thing that I had a warranty, as I generally avoid getting one — but when I do, I better make damned sure that I make the most of it. In the abscence of my beloved Fuji, I’m forced to resort…

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