the-inbetween monthly archives for: April 2003

Javascript is fun

/snip: removed so that it doesn’t ruin the page completely. On the negative side, this little script really shows how IE MAJORLY outpaces Mozilla based browsers when it comes to Javascript processing. It can still be viewed in the individual entry, though it does lose some of its fun.

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Here’s a segment I like to call: Watching What I’m Watching. Or, very likely, “Watch What I’m Playing”. Or, more accurately, “Watching What I’m Doing in Front of the TV on a Saturday Night, in the Dark, While I Sit Off Camera Moping About Not Doing Anything on a Saturday Night.” asdf asdf. df sdf asdfg asgd asdfg asfgd asd asfdas adsd fas das: fasdf dsadf asdfasd adsdf ddfgdfg dfgsdf. asd dasd fdsd fds sdf sdf gf sdashgd asdf gasdfgasd…

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rRootage

This is something that I definitely want to see more of: rRootage, an independent, nicely executed game concept that takes the core elements of a shooter to their most minimalist, abstract form. There’s no story or theme or any realistic representation of anything: just a “ship”, a seemingly auto-generated “boss”, and a mercilessly unforgiving torrent of “bullets”. So many bullets that, as with most shmups, it’s more about “bullet avoidance” than it is about any actual “shooting.” Additionally, if your…

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The First Superpower

I know that it’s April fifth already, but it’s still worth saying: April Fools Day is the stupidest day in the history of days. What was once a day meant for spraying people with water and giving people pieces of tabasco flavoured chewing gum, and, in general, a day reserved for laughing at idiots, is now a day where you can pass off blatant lies as a joke. It’s even worse when actual sources that you rely on for news,…

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Ice Stage

Imagine this: take a 1/18 scale model car and drench it in water, freeze it, cover it with a layer of snow, pour more water on it, and finally, freeze it a second time for good measure. Then, try scraping all the snow and ice off of it using only a toothpick. If you can imagine this, then you know why it took nearly an hour to get the car out of the driveway today. And the forecasts are calling…

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Hard Core

News of the Jupiter Research survey, which linked a lower income with more game playing, has been making its rounds. That fact alone is an worthy of discussion. However, what gets me is the following: … what is known as the “hard-core” category, or those who buy more than six games per year. Six!? Six games a year makes you a hard-core gamer? In that case, I don’t want to know what category I fit into. Screenshot images that game…

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