greasemonkey escapist

I’m not sure what the origin of this… comic thing is, but it amused me greatly. Do not tell Jack Thompson of its existence, though. On a similar level of stupid, I made my first second ytmnd, ff3battle. Moving on to more technical matters, I really, really like the concept of the Greasemonkey extension, even though I do not have it currently installed (I have not bothered to reinstall after the, now resolved, security concern.) It gives the user power…

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badlands

Cheltenham Badlands Photo Set, from Sunday afternoon

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Corrupt Imagery

I love how truncated or corrupt JPGs render (depending on the renderer). This was supposed to be a black and white image. “Glitch art” can be really interesting as long as its generation doesn’t interfere with your work (like, say, through a software crash) or, in the case of interactive glitch art, you don’t have to use it. As much as I like Untitled Game for its concept, I wouldn’t want to play it for more than a brief moment.…

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Why I have not been on XBox Live lately

I’ve played some PC Battlefield 2 here and there, but apart from that my online gaming has been relegated to, maybe, loading some Colin McRae Rally 2005 scorboards through Live. There is a good reason for this. Apart from Forza, all of the Top Ten XBox Live games are of the “played one, played them all” variety. Halo 2 Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Tom Clancy`s Ghost Recon 2 Rainbow Six: Black Arrow Battlefield 2: Modern Combat Demo Forza Motorsport…

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The ESRB and Ontario

The other big problem with the ESRB is that it lacks regionality. Here is an American organization creating ratings for titles based on American value systems despite the fact that these same games are being sold in Canada. An American organization that caves to American government pressure. Our ratings come from such an organization? As a Canadian, I have a problem with this. You could argue that since this is a voluntary system, it shouldn’t matter either way. However, that…

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The ESRB And Jizz Eaters

At a nearby Microplay (Canadian game retailer chain), I asked the clerk if they were pulling San Andreas. He said to me that no Microplay stores are going to stop carrying it and that they already card people that want to buy the game, so the rating change doesn’t make a single difference to them. Wow. A sensible reaction. The other side of it is that they directly benefit from the other retailers’ over-sensitivity. Where as some of sellers are…

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Umbrella

This morning I could not find my umbrella. I searched all the obvious places in vain. I thought about the last time it rained and where I took my umbrella. I remembered walking to a GO Station with the umbrella, but I did not go on that train. I remembered taking it with me to work. Did I leave it on a Streetcar? Did I just forget it at work? No, I remembered taking it with me after work. Where…

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More Roadtrip Photos

I have uploaded the rest of my least crappy roadtrip photos to Flickr, save for the shots taken on the disposable film camera. As I do not have a scanner, those will not be going up anytime soon.

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Battlestar Galactica DVD

Scotty (James Doohan) was Canadian born? I did not know this. It always feel as though Canadians have a very strong presence in Sci-Fi TV. That maybe due to the fact that, to save money, many such niche series are filmed in Canada and, invariably, attract local talent. Like Battlestar Galatica, for example. While Battlestar Galactica Season Two is in full-swing south of the border, here it sits. Space, in its full wisdom, will not be showing this season until…

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Mild Coffee

When Team America: World Police was released into theatres, it was released with a scene removed from the movie so that it wouldn’t get the dreaded kiss of death, the NC-17 rating. It was a sex scene. A sex scene done with puppets. That seen made its way to the internet (duh). It was pretty tame and not worthy of an R rating, let alone NC-17. From this point on, let’s talk hypothetical. Imagine if a bootlegger managed to get…

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On Meteos

In a visitor centre just outside of the Confederation Bridge, I purchased one of those cheapie disposable cameras to act as a backup to my digital — when the battery inevitably died or the card ran out of space and I wasn’t anywhere near my laptop. The camera was primarily used in Halifax, and mostly at the Halifax Citadel. A bunch of the photos didn’t turn out so hot (mostly the ones I took indoors, in the Canadian Military Museum…

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Louisbourg photo

While at the Fortress of Louisbourg, I went through a slightly less traveled tunnel to the outside of the walls. There was a small brook and pond there, and the grass was very green. It contrasted well with the strong, stone walls of the fortress. It looked nice, so I took a photo. I posted it to Flickr. Then I looked at public photos marked with the tag “Louisbourg”, and lo and behold, someone else took the exact same shot…

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End of Trip

I’m back. I arrived back after 1am on Sunday, a week and six hours after I left. In those 174 hours, I travelled 5864km (give or take about 5km, not counting the ferry crossing), wrote 21 pages of a “travelogue” (rough, jumbled, hand-written text. I’m sure I could stretch it out to fifty pages if I was so inclined), and took about 300 photos (including 24 on a crappy disposable “backup” camera). That’s an average speed of 33.7km/h at all…

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