Bookshelf

The contents of one’s bookshelf are probably as good a judge of character (or just plain interests) as anything else out there. Mine is less than voluptuous — definitely not well-endowed — but it sums me up succinctly. And yes, it is organized by book height, which probably adds to the Freudian analysis (aside: my DVDs are organized by colour). Click for larger The only things missing from that are all my reference books — almost all of which are…

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B-Alarm Elaboration

The entry two posts down was titled “Achtung! Achtung! B-Alarm!” There was no context as to why it was called that. I shall explain. The B-Alarm song has become the unofficial “5pm on a Friday” theme song. A theme that is doubly important at 5pm on a Friday before a long weekend. It is short, has a good call to action, is adventurous, exploratory, and the perfect escape theme for the transition from weekday confinement to the open vastness of…

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NNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

You’re so beautiful. It’s only because I’m so in love. No, it’s because I’m so in love with you. So love has blinded you? Regarding the acting and writing of Star Wars: Episode III: Also see ytmnd for Noooooooo and This is CNNOOOOOO and all the other Noooos that caused this harsh reaction to Hayden Christensen’s acting. I’m still laughing at the cheese factor.

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Achtung! Achtung! B-Alarm!

I started writing about the Nintendo Revolution, but the long weekend hit and I’ve lost interest in that subject. The basic gist was that Nintendo can not compete with Sony and Microsoft with hardware, so its plan to leverage what it does best, software IPs, in the next generation is the only logical and sane decision make. To open it up to indie developers, as the vague press releases hinted at, would be genius too and would definitely secure the…

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Canadian Politics

Stop the presses! Canadian politics are interesting! What a shocker. Feuds, defections, jousting, positioning, bargaining, and politicizing. Today, Canadians woke up with a government in place and might leave work without one. The fate of it lies on the decisions of a couple of independent non-partisan MPs as the other four major parties are virtually split down the middle. Crazy. A far cry from the two parties of our Southern cousins. If the government falls then we’ll have a month…

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PS3

So as soon as I write the previous entry, the Playstation 3 details are officially… detailed and the XBox 360 has been officially said to be backwards-compatible. Less fucked, perhaps. I kinda like the design of the PS3, even if it is just an official mock-up right now. It’s a hell of a lot cleaner than the odd looking concave XBox 360, with its gigantic button and awkward looking ports. Tech wise — eh. I’m sure it’s all fine and…

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Microsoft to fans

If I was a new XBox owner, I’d be pissed. Edge Online has written a good little piece of analysis about Microsoft’s Halo 3 vs. Playstation 3 dick waving. Perhaps most significantly, it’s a statement which shows Microsoft talking about its most valuable IP like a commodity which can be wheeled out whenever they need headlines, rather than a creative project which needs to be husbanded to get the best results. All games have deadlines, and most deadlines are set…

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Revoluti-ON

Holy shit, I’m amazed at how vehemently convinced some people are on the authenticity of the fake “Nintendo ON” video. Yes, it’s relatively well done and a lot of time has been spent on it, but it’s amateurish with the details. There are a lot of intangible things that you can see in the video that show just how non-Nintendo it is. It lacks the kind of top-down corporate brand touches that would make this feel authentic. The minute details.…

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360

R U e? Welcome to the marginally improved generation of gaming! It’s like the last one, only better. Seriously. We have XBox Live… again. Wireless controllers like Nintendo and other third-parties have had for years. A camera peripheral like Sony has had for years, but now with video chat… again. Now you can listen to custom soundtracks, customize your cars and characters, see who’s online, and download/buy content for your games — just like you could before, but better! Marginally.…

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NES emulator for the PSP

The news of the Gameboy emulator for the PSP forced me to move on this faster than I would have liked. I’ve been sitting on it for a while as I’ve been quite busy lately, but I’ll reveal it here and now: an NES emulator for the PSP, running my favourite NES game of all time, Jaws. It’s buggy, but as you can see, it obviously works.

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Unfinished Epics

It passed without a mention due to reasons of unmentionable annoyance and irritation, but this domain turned five a few days ago. Five years means the wood anniversary. I only mention this for the euphemism opportunities it creates because, really, WTF is a wood anniversary? And, also, you don’t buy domains things. You just renew them. Five years of this domain. Five year of other people’s misplacement of the dash (thein-between). Five years of confusing other people when verbally giving…

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Contact

Toronto Photography Festival this month. Several of the exhibits involve using billboards to show photographic work rather than advertising. This is good. Most (if not all) of them are in the Spadina + Richmond area, close to where I work. Wish stuff like that was done more often. There are only so many obnoxious mortgage or bikini ads that I can stand.

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On The Irritations of Mouthly Objects

Personal account of my dental situation follows:

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