the-inbetween monthly archives for: April 2004

Toronto to Montreal

Jets Go is offering a deal that will get you from Toronto to Montreal (or vice versa) for one dollar. The only catch is that you have to book before the end of the month and you can only fly between May 10th and May 15th. Other than that, one dollar to Montreal. Though if you were to look at your calendar, you would notice that that period spans Monday to Saturday — so no weekend getaways. In fact, no…

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Midway Arcade Treasures II

Midway recently announced the full list of games for its second Arcade Treasures, and it’s… subpar. Half the games I’ve barely heard of (“Timber”?), three are Mortal Kombats (have been ported and made available like crazy already), and others are… meh (“Primal Rage”). Now, you can’t really blame the current Midway for this crop of selections as, thinking back, there wasn’t much else to pick. Well, excluding the then-popular NBA Jam. If anything, this collection emphasizes the different periods in…

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Searching for Ottawa Fans

This explains it all. A Google search for Ottawa fan yields an interesting result. Now I understand. Speaking of search engines, the new Amazon-powered Google-like one seems fairly decent. Haven’t used it too much, and it fails the “Mike Nowak ego search” test, but there’s strong potential there. It’s good to have an alternative again; the world was being viewed through Google-coloured glasses for far too long. Well, far too long by internet standards. At least it’s consistent with Google…

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LJ Images Revived

Seems like the original LJ Images has been overloaded (the link spread like wildfire), so here are two replacements: perurb and n0wak (mine. Please don’t kill my server too.) One of the problems with posting the original link at a place I can not mention (first rule) is that my account there is old and I’m using a stupid username. So when that username gets referenced in thanks on other sites (which, obviously, also can’t mention the source — first…

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A Case of the (Easter) Mondays

The LiveJournal Images page is an endless source of amusement. Apart from the random cat pictures and online quiz results and, ugh, occasional goatse-esque imagery, there’s a large cache of personal photos. Personal teenaged emo-kid photos. It’s amusing to see just how cliched they make themselves out to be. The same old angsty, cheap webcam, half-a-face looking down shots over and over and over again. These kids are parodies of themselves. Eh, I’m amused. I’m also cruel. For the first…

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Eggs and Spam, FFXI style

There is an Easter event going on in the world of Final Fantasy XI. A moogle has appeared in the town squares giving away lettered eggs once a (virtual) day (one hour). The right combination of these eggs (based on your characters name), when traded back to the moogle, will award you with a rare non-transferable item. This has created an egg market, so to speak. One aspect of this is the giant mobs of people around the moogle. It…

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Style Change and Camouflage

I can’t help it. I always fall back on a grey and blue combination. I find shades of grey to be easier on the eyes than full on blacks and whites. Maybe it’s because of my high contrast laptop monitor — I might need to tweak levels a bit once I check it out on a CRT — but this is it for now. As for the style: eh, maybe it’s a bit overdone. Maybe a bit tired. But it’s…

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Seven of Eight

Four months into the new year, resolution number seven of eight is complete: Got SEGA Rally Championship and Fighting Vipers along with it. Vipers is an interesting fighter, a good fighter, but one that hasn’t aged with grace. SEGA Rally is good clean arcade fun with little substance, no comparison to modern sims. Now I just need to acquire NiGHTS… The other completed resolution is number one. No progress whatsoever has been made on the other six. Oh well.

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Stupid, stupid validation

So I’m trying to register a domain name, but failing thanks to this error: Stupid, stupid American-centric registration system. It allows me to pick Canada, it has a list of provinces, but it can’t seem to understand that maybe the whole world doesn’t use zip codes. So I can’t register because it won’t let me progress with my perfectly valid postal code. Stupid. NHL Playoff time! My lousy picks.

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Post-FlashintheCan

Holy fuck I’m spent. FitC 2004 was a good show. Didn’t get to all that many presentations (a physical impossibility, as there were often five running at the same time), and some of the ones I wanted to check out were over-booked (Josh Davis being one, expectedly. Though I’ve already seen him speak before, so no major loss), but despite that, it was worth the price of admission. *cough* The highlights of the show include WeFail‘s humorous showing, and getting…

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Hello April

There’s been a constant gray ceiling over the city for the last week. Lots of rain, lots of moisture, very little sunlight. I like it. Most don’t. So, for these darker days, here’s an end of March contemplation: April precipitation brings May pollination. In my management system there’s a queue of things to write or comment about. Those will have to wait as I’ll be at FlashintheCan this weekend. You know, it’s funny… in the booklet and on my pass…

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Day Nothing

What? You were expecting something more than a five day work week? Perhaps some Contra, Metal Gear, Castlevania, or, hell, even Lethal Enforcers love? Well, they still get that. The admiration those games receive is expected, even though maybe not Enforcers). So, really, there’s nothing that can be said about them that hasn’t already been said already. Besides, my free time is being devoured by my entry into the MPORPG world with Final Fantasy XI. That’s Massively Packaged Online Role…

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