Missile Laser Option Shield

Soulfire — a CG Animated TV series — looks interesting. It doesn’t look nearly as good as Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, but I would assume that they don’t have even a tenth of the budget that Square had. I never played the original Zone of the Enders, but The Second Runner is making me regret it. Excluding Metroid Prime, I haven’t been this engrossed by a game in a long while. ZOE2, being a Kojima game, will no doubt…

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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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Moveable Type tweaks

Being a lazy person, I like the little buttons above Movable Type’s main text box. They save me about five seconds worth of typing! I don’t have to manually type <b>bold</b> anymore; I just select what I want to boldify, hit the little B button, and continue on. There’s two small problems. Firstly: <b>, <i>, and <u> are deprecated. Secondly: a number of other, more semantically correct tags are missing. Naturally, I opened up the MT template file and very…

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Battle of Ontario indeed

Nothing good ever came out of Ottawa.

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Quick Note

If you’re looking for this image, but are instead finding this one — then someone is a complete ass. That someone is quite possibly you. That image was not meant for you, but for a special place that I now regret linking to in the first place. Thank you for your co-operation. Over and out.

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+/- = 0

There’s a futureshop commercial that’s been regularly shown on tv for months now. It’s the standard fare: families watching movies on their big-screen tvs, cool people listening to cool music on their cool stereos, and kids playing their high-tech games. They’re all highly ecstatic and excited, as one would expect. I never gave the commercial much attention, until I found two discrepancies. Firstly, in one of the scenes, you see two younger boys playing Super Mario Sunshine, and they’re really…

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Sleepless in Mississauga

Whatever is bringing me down, is keeping me up. I’ve been having trouble sleeping this whole month. At this rate, I’ll be likely to collapse from fatigue in places I’d rather not collape in. Sleep is a scarce resource around these parts. Hopefully, reading Mastering Regular Expressions will help me fall asleep. It looks awfully boring, but it is a skill that I need for a current project. On the plus side, when sleep seems impossible — the internet is…

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Master Quest

Having never played The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time the first time around, the pre-order promotion for The Wind Waker is a boon. While I was initially put-off by the old school, low-poly graphics, I’m quickly finding out why this game is so highly regarded. If promotions like this are the start of a trend, in which older games are given away for free in conjunction with new releases, then I wholly welcome it. Nintendo has been especially…

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The Perfecter Pump

We’ve all seen the commercial. Jerry Seinfeld drives into a gas station and watches some shmuck fill up for $20.03 worth of gas. He then goes and does the “perfect pump”: twenty dollars, even. Well, if that is a perfect pump, then I have a perfecter pump. The set-up: I need gas, I am thirsty, and I have only three five dollar bills and some spare change. I pull in to the gas station, grab the nozzle, and start pumping.…

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