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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Three things

The following three links have been sitting on my desktop for weeks. I’m going to post them for posterity’s sake as I don’t feel like adding more clutter to my bookmarks: Turbo Express Portable Exposed; Macromedia: Invisible Ideas Project; and How Babylon 5 Is Tranferred to DVD. I like the illustrations. I don’t like how they open in a really small pop-up window that is supposed to auto-resize itself, but since I use Firebird with window auto-resizing disabled, I have…

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Mad Skills

The top two movies on this Japanese page show some, as the kids say, mad Tetris skills, yo. I’d write more, but F-Zero GX calls. It is a cruel, cruel beast — I must tame it.

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Stupid Xbox

The following image, titled stupidxbox, has been sitting in my dump directory for some months. It is a picture of an odd error message that the machine gave me, and it’s very subtle in its idiocy. Yes, my XBox is officially retarded. I attended a Classic Gaming Collectors of Canada swap meet on Sunday; here’s some quick photos of the event. I didn’t have many traders — and even less cash — but despite that I, once again, have a…

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Blast

There was a large explosion a few streets down from where I live. I think I might have heard (or felt it), but I can’t remember for sure. I know that later, when I learned of the blast, there was a really strong lightning display to the south of us. At first, it didn’t look like lightning — I thought maybe the light show was the refinery burning — but a couple of spectacular bolt strikes settled that. I think…

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Realistic

I came across a large depot of Japanese video game commericals, and I’m amused by some of their peculiarity. There’s definitely some culture gap going on there. (The first bunch is real media, ugh, so I can’t watch them, but the ones after that are all .asf. Not much better, but at least watchable). I can’t get over the fact that many of them end with a 7-11 logo. I wish convenience stores sold video games here. That’d be… convenient.…

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