Archive for August, 2005

FIOS circling me like a shark

FIOS circling me like a shark

Damn you Verizon! Hurry up and get to me with your blessed FIOS! I looked at the installation schedule PDF on verizon.com, and those bitches are staking out a perimeter around my house! We’re the little yellow balloon on the left. The blue line connecting the typical Google map points of interest are the centers […]

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That voodoo in you

That voodoo in you

I’ve been doing a lot of reading in preparation of my zombie campaign, mostly the Year of the Zombie text I purchased, as well as articles/essays on governmental plans in the case of Mutually Assured Destruction, climactic change brought upon by massive warfare, the crippling and collapse of U.S. utilities, and so on. I have […]

Posted in: games
Solis Maestro Plus coffee mill review

Solis Maestro Plus coffee mill review

I know you have one. One of those $9.99 to $19.99 upright coffee grinders with the spinning chopper blade on the inside. You know, the kind you start up by pressing down on the plastic top. I have probably bought, broken, lost, or given away almost a dozen of them. While the top-actuating chopper is […]

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BRAAAIIIINS

BRAAAIIIINS

This is going to be a bit of a link and run, but while Dysoning the house today I was thinking about my recent Maryland RPG gaming trip. I was lamenting the lack of paper RPG gaming, especially since the only game store in the area doesn’t have a very active (or friendly) LFG board. […]

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Anthony Shaving Cream Review

Anthony Shaving Cream Review

So, shaving one’s face is always a pain. More so when you have hair like mine that is curly and grows in multiple directions. Traditional, one-swipe shaving doesn’t work with me, nor does using Foamy or similar silliness. I can’t use my hands to apply shaving cream; I have to use a badger hair brush. […]

Successful Maryland trip

Successful Maryland trip

Well, after six and a half total hours in my Element today, I’m back in Richmond after spending the day up in Rockville. I had a really good time, although the day got off to a slow start. My legendary sense of direction was in full swing today,and I got a bit lost trying to […]

Posted in: games, gibberish
Video Game Review: Alien Hominid

Video Game Review: Alien Hominid

Every once in awhile games come out that don’t fit nicely into our pre-existing genres like first person shooter, real time strategy, survival/horror, etc. Alien Hominid is such a title. I guess it can be classified as a side scrolling brawler/shooter, ala Contra or Bad Dudes. The game can be played with only one player, […]

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Google Talk: Why Bother?

Google Talk: Why Bother?

I saw on Ars today that Google has released their own instant messaging client called Google Talk. If you already have a gmail address, you have a Google Talk account. The question on my mind is, “Why Bother?” Ken “Caesar” Fisher, the progenitor of Ars, had an interesting theory that turned out to be false: […]

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Nakiworld PSP Soft Case Review

Nakiworld PSP Soft Case Review

In my quest for the perfect daily case for the PSP, I picked up the Nakiworld soft case for a penny from eBay. Yes, a penny. Shipping and “handling” was $8, so the case wound up being $8.01. Ha. Anyway, here is the outside of the case: And a shot of my PSP all snuggly […]

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Fastloader 0.7 for PSP out

Fastloader 0.7 for PSP out

Fastloader 0.7, the latest ISO loader for the PSP, was released yesterday. The big reason to upgrade over previous versions: you don’t have to open and close the UMD bay any more to get the hack to work, and Fastloader now comes with its own UMD dumper. I upgraded and checked out Untold Legends, which […]

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