the-inbetween monthly archives for: September 2003

It’s so bad

Last week was a hell of a week. Now that it’s over, this week I chill. Sitting around watching Cowboy Bebop; waiting for the October horror film fest on Scream and MPix and IFC and all those other weird uncensored-movie-showing channels. Relaxing for the week, until the need to seek out the next pay-check strikes again. I feel like I’m living the nomadic life, except for that whole moving deal. Having the free time, I started looking through various old…

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Murphy’s Law

I’ve seen it done on TV and in the movies for years, but until today I never tried it on my own. There never was a need. Not until today, when a bedroom door was inadvertently locked from the inside. MacGyver-like, I grabbed an expired credit card and used it to pry the door open. It was surprisingly easy. Note to self: “if paranoid, get deadbolt locks.” Check this one out. ABA Games, which I’ve mentioned here on many occasions,…

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Election Time

Hah. The Liberal party of Ontario is claiming endorsement from the Canadian Idol winner (I’m sold!) However, more importantly, Dalton has a blog. Now we can hear the leader of the provincial Liberals talk about his love for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and we can finally get an answer to the all important question: “boxers or briefs?” I bet you never imagined boxers! … Seriously. This important message brought to you by a posting on Freddie.ca Interested by this, I…

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Working Hard for the Money

In need of some quick cash, I got a very temporary job through an agency. However, this isn’t the point of this post. There, I laboured heavily with another guy as we unloaded 360 55kg tubs of chlorine. Let me tell you, I was feeling it the next morning. My lower back and my arm muscles felt like they were pumping acid. In a way, they were. So I’m thankful that it was a very temporary position, but I digress.…

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Infidels of the Virtual Landscape

Dungeons & Dreamers: The Rise of Computer Game Culture From Geek to Chic — book site with weblog. Browsing Gamasutra, I noticed this banner ad. The only words that come to mind are the acronymic “what the fuck!?” After posting this, I went back to Gamasutra and hit the ole F5 key a bunch of times. There is a whole damned series of these ads. The last one is my favourite.

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Big Blue

Everyone’s second favourite NES cover band, the NESkimos, has a bunch of new tunes. An interesting take on Castlevania; the first guitarish version of Zelda III’s “Hyrule Castle” that I’ve heard; and, best of all, a solid version of F-Zero’s Big Blue. Strangely, the NESkimo version of “Big Blue” is better than all three(!) versions found in F-Zero GX. Better than the electronic/techno version heard during Chapter 4. Better than the remixed, guitar version that you can unlock. And definitely…

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Twenty One

Ack! Mein eyes. Flash game time: flysui. Kill flies with your chopsticks. Sounds easier than it is. Try to beat 42!

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Petulant

There’s some fucker out there sending spam with my domain as the FROM: address, so in the last twelve hours I’ve received about a hundred “Returned Mail: User Unknown” messages. And I’m still getting them. Spamming fucks. Shit like this makes me hate the internet. It’s not even the first time this happened. Anyway, hi. To quote: I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say.

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Of Ad Annoyances

A lot of sites are going the Google Ads route. In some cases, they’ve been doing it for months. Some are newer. As more sites pick up on this, I get more annoyed. The ads are fairly conspicuous, despite claims to the contrary, and they are often poorly targeted, mostly showing the same dozen ads over and over again. I often don’t take such drastic measures, as I can’t be arsed, but I made an exception in this case. Open…

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