the-inbetween posts categorized as General

Place your bets now

Betty Bowers. Found through random website, of all places. Ignore this paragraph if you absolutely hate hockey. That wonderful time of the year is upon us: hockey playoffs. I posted my picks for the first round elsewhere, but I’ll cross-post them here just so you can see how wrong I will be: Sens in 5; Devils in 5; Caps in 6; Leafs in 7; Wings in 7; Avs in 6; Stars in 5; ‘Nucks in 6. I’m not going to…

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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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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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The scourge

The most unbargainlike of all bargains is the dreaded “mail-in rebate.” This evil menace seems to be gaining popularity. It must be stopped! While picking up The Wind Waker last week, the clerk asked me if I was interested in pre-ordering Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles. I was, but seeing as it won’t be released until the Fall (if then) there was no urgency. I passed. The clerk then told me that it was free. I reconsidered, and agreed. “That will…

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I Don’t Love Live

The XBox Live Experience site has a weird Requiem For A Dream infomercial feel to it. It creeps me out. It makes me want to stay as far away from Live as possible. If you, like I, have always wondered how to make a model of the Starship Enterprise using only a floppy disk, then this is the tutorial for you.

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United States of Whatever

Eh, war. Whatever. The fact that Canada isn’t officially participating in this war just fuels my war-apathy. However, I could do without all the repetitively masturbatory news info-overload television broadcasting, but, luckily, I don’t watch much TV anymore so it’s not much of an issue. I’m not going to be waking up with a news-headache tommorrow (though, likely, I will wake up with other kinds of headaches — but that’s a different issue altogether.) Bah. Remember The Lost Vikings for…

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Wankfests

To the technical bookworm geek out there, the demise of Wrox and Friends of Ed might be a bitter pill to swallow. I couldn’t care less as I don’t own any of their books, but I have heard good things about Wrox publications. I’m a New Riders/O’Reilly type myself, so I can’t vouch for those claims, but losing the competition is a bummer. Good riddance to Friends of Ed, though. They might have been decently designed, but mere browsing of…

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Slippery When Wet

I don’t go out much, so I don’t have much of a sense for the Toronto night-life. Walking along Bloor West, amongst the noise and the light and the hustle and bustle, I realized: “Oh yeah, I hate this. That’s why I don’t go out.” So I spent the rest of my evening on Toronto’s dark and quiet back streets; empty areas with unmaintained sidewalks, snow covered driveways, and lots of ice. Lots of very slippery ice. The kind of…

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noctambulist

You know the feeling. That late night head pounding that you try to solve with a pair of headphones, blasting your ear-drums happily titled tracks as “Piss,” “Befriend a Child Killer,” “Skumfuck,” and “One Again You Die.” That nocturnal urge to carve out your eyeballs with your house keys, only to eat them with a side of fries and a shot of vodka. That wanton desire to stab your brain with your stylus by shoving it up your nose as…

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the new

Is “ace” the new “ill” or the new “mint”? Are pixel patterns the new 45 degree arrows? Are the 80s the new 70s? Is anti-war the new anti-globalization? Are rubik’s cubes the new lego? Inquiring minds want to know.

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On The Radar

While I wait, impatiently clutching my pre-order receipt for Zelda, I want to stay as far away from any new games as possible(especially RPGs). Once Zelda hits, everything else is going to be thrown onto the wayside, and I don’t want to be stuck with any more half-finished games. I have enough of those already. As an alternative, I’ve been looking for some new music again. Listening to the same stuff for months tends to get stale mighty quick. Music…

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