Archive for August, 2006

A man, a booth, and a story.

A man, a booth, and a story.

I wrote a commendation for my personal trainer Yoda earlier in the month after we finished up our 40 sessions. I sent it to our gym’s general manager and our account rep, along with my before and after pictures. I expected Yoda to get some kudos, maybe a bonus of some kind, and that would […]

The Guns … They’ve … Stopped

The Guns … They’ve … Stopped

My incident with modchipman.com caught the attention of Ben “Stasis7” Kuchera, a writer for Ars Technica. Ben sided with me, and posted his feelings on Opposable Thumbs, Ars’s gaming column. I didn’t know that the article had been published until I updated my site statistics for the day. The column was out for a few […]

Posted in: games, gibberish, site news
The Guns … They've … Stopped

The Guns … They've … Stopped

My incident with modchipman.com caught the attention of Ben “Stasis7” Kuchera, a writer for Ars Technica. Ben sided with me, and posted his feelings on Opposable Thumbs, Ars’s gaming column. I didn’t know that the article had been published until I updated my site statistics for the day. The column was out for a few […]

Posted in: games, gibberish, site news
Hori Nintendo DS Screen Protector: Initial Impressions

Hori Nintendo DS Screen Protector: Initial Impressions

The bottom screen of the Nintendo DS is touch-sensitive. I often use my finger on the screen, but some games require a more precise touch from the stylus. I’m nervous that the plastic tip of the stylus will result in a scratch or an imprint, especially during games like Starfox Command, which requires you to […]

Posted in: games, review
What superhero are you quiz

What superhero are you quiz

This is going to wreak havoc with my XHTML validation, but I recently took the Which Superhero Are You? quiz at thesuperheroquiz.com and here is my result: Your results: You are The Flash the flash 70% green lantern 65% spider-man 60% hulk 60% iron man 55% catwoman 50% batman 50% robin 45% superman 45% wonder […]

Posted in: gibberish, link and run
Nintendo DS: Better the Second Time Around

Nintendo DS: Better the Second Time Around

Gather close to DrFaulken friends, and here a tale from long ago. Before Virginia, before the PSP, before even Gibberish, I purchased a Nintendo DS. I was completely enamored with my GameBoy Advance SP, and bought a DS on launch day. The DS was so full of promise — wireless gameplay, backwards compatibility (mostly), and […]

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Can you tell me how to get to Gibberish street?

Can you tell me how to get to Gibberish street?

I like to review the access logs for Gibberish to see how people get here, and to see what they like to read. My bump key article has gotten a lot of attention lately. Google supplies the points of entry to Gibberish with searches for “bump key set” and “bump proof locks,” and so on. […]

Posted in: gibberish, site news
Never order from modchipman.com (customer service complaint inside)

Never order from modchipman.com (customer service complaint inside)

I ordered an EZPass 3 from modchipman.com on August 18th. I’ll get into what an EZPass is for in a later entry; for now it’s just important to know that I ordered something from a Web site that had a fairly good reputation. The ordering process was smooth. I received my package yesterday (a day […]

Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne Headed to Xbox 360 Live

Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne Headed to Xbox 360 Live

First zombies, now Euro-style board games. The Xbox 360 moves one step closer towards my household. According to this post at 1up.com, Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne will be offered on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Internet service. Other, as-yet-unnamed European games will be making their way onto Microsoft’s console gaming platform. There is no word on […]

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Have I Worked Out Too Much?

Have I Worked Out Too Much?

I guess all of those personal training sessions with Yoda paid off. When Lady Jaye got home from work tonight, I tried to make us a pot of tea. I held the tea kettle in one hand, and turned on the kitchen faucet with the other. I pulled the spigot towards me, and all of […]

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