Wednesday, September 24, 2008


WarioLand: Shake It.

I am buying the game today. MOSTLY from that very very clever preview.

(I'll actually probably get it in English...)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Well, the conventions are going on (OK, DNC done, RNC almost done), which is kind of like my World Series. The RNC has been particularly humorous watching the vicious lying right-wing bastards.

The VP choice of Sarah Palin has been particularly hysterical. It's perfect if you're an Obama supporter -- all of McCain's inane criticisms are now off the table. Experience? Can't bring that up, she's got none. Oh! But it's executive experience. Where she managed to run her town of 9,000 into a $20 million debt in 3 years. Celebrity? She was a sportscaster and a beauty pageant participant.

And the right wing spin machine is up and running. The Daily Show is the only news organization that has the balls to show the two-faced bastards with their conflicting statements back to back.

And people think it's funny that many people get their news only from Stewart/Colbert?!? Those ARE the only news sources around...

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

cubes from the 80's
    colorful twisting puzzle
        finally nailed you!

I was an early adopter of the Rubik's Cube, oh so many years ago. It was a geometric marvel. Loved the simple colors, and crazy combinations you could make. But I was never really into solving it.

Recently, with the help of a coworker, I finally now know how to kick that little cube's butt!

Here it is...

ERIGHT. I know what you're thinking... DUDE, that has too few cubes on it. That's only 2x2x2... doesn't count.

And you're probably right. But I feel proud anyways... it's not as easy as it looks, really.

There's a good instructional vid for solving it:
click here.

So the 3x3x3 cube is next!! (OK, not really. I'm happy with the mini...)

Friday, August 08, 2008

I really need to go back and play with this Blog again. So many things have come around that needed mentioning, and I haven't posted anything in MONTHS.

I think the first thing I might review is the new template editor for Blogger. Looks pretty awesome. I was content with plain ol' HTML, but this puppy looks powerful.

Stay tuned for things to be posted.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I've sort of completely ignored this for the last 2 years.

And I get back here to let you all know this:


Why don't you find out your own likeliness?

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Bought My First Fake 6-String...

I just picked up a copy of Guitar Hero for PS2. What a game. If you play guitar, you'll jump into the game quickly -- it feels quite natural. Because the game comes with a GUITAR CONTROLLER!

The guitar controller has 5 frets with buttons on them, a little flicky area that serves as a strum zone, and even a working whammy bar. It's quite wild.

The game plays as a sort of guitar karaoke. The top of your TV screen shows the concert (digitally rendered with comic-looking characters - very stylized), while the bottom is a fretboard drifting toards you. On that fretboard, frets are marked to represent the notes you are supposed to play. In this way you sort of fake your way through playing a rock song. There is a HUGE range of songs and bands to play along with -- The Ramones, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queen, ZZ Top, Edgar Winter, Cream, Stevie Ray Vaugh, Jimi Hendrix, Bad Religion, Queens of the Stone Age, Sum41, The Donnas, Franz Ferdinand.... and an uncountable number of underground bands that you can unlock.

The easy levels are totally do-able, and VERY replayable. It's fun every time.

If you DO play guitar, it can only help with your finger dexterity and speed. As the levels get harder, it is a real challenge to play the notes and chords in time with the music.

This is one of the most refreshing and different games I've played since Katamari Damacy. And it's the closest I'll ever get to playing with David Bowie or Joan Jett or Audioslave. It's really wild to hear what your 'playing' fit in with the rest of the band.

I played for about 3 hours last night. My hand still hurts.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Three months. More than three months, and I haven't been here in Blogger.

I am so ashamed.

I need to get back into it!

In order to give me an excuse, and give you things to look at, I have decoded to post some of the backgrounds I have made for my PSP. (Yes, the geek meter is running pretty high right now.)

If you've downloaded the Version 2.0 or higher update for PSP, you can make/set your own wallpaper.

Here's some music related ones...

Gorillaz is a wonderful band...

Especially Murdoc...

But there are other bands out there, that I'm sure most people have never heard of.
The Ben Gunn Society sings about pirates, monkeys and cheese. They are awesome.

My favorite band is most likely Too Much Joy...

But Ookla the Mok is amazing, too. Their concept album "Smell No Evil" is simply brilliant...

Ah. There. I posted something. That's better.