May 25, 2012

S is for shamrock

this color reminds me of mint choc ice cream, or pistachio. lets go with the latter as it tastes way better.

May 24, 2012

May 23, 2012

2001: A Space Odyssey

I watched this movie last night with my wife and a couple of our friends. It was mostly their idea, but I've wanted to see the movie before, I just never got around to it until now.

What I experienced wasn't exactly entertainment, it was more like a poem. A really slow, sometimes awkward piece of science fiction that tugged and gnawed at my brains, willing me to understand it's deeper meaning.

Q is for quartz

quartz is mostly transparent, mostly... whoever said this was the color of quartz must have been smoking something

May 21, 2012

Diablo III: 12 Years in the Making

I figure it's time that I post my experience with the Diablo game series. The year is 1996, I was eleven. among the first PC games I ever played, there were quite a few that stood out to me. Duke Nukem 3D, C&C Red Alert, Fallout, Quake, Final Doom and Diablo.

Diablo was different from the rest of those games though, because it was an RPG. The only role playing games I had experience with up to that point were on the Super Nintendo. JRPG's (Japanese RPG) like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy II (IV), Final Fantasy III (VI), Secret of Evermore, Secret of Mana, and Earthbound (Mother 2).

I was entirely unprepared for an action RPG like Diablo, but I took to it like wildfire to a dried up grass field. I didn't own the game, but I had friends who did. We played it for hours on end, heck we didn't even know about until my friend got the internet. When I was at school some kids my age put the game on the wood shop computers (unbeknownst to the teacher) and played over LAN.

Eventually I got my own copy, and tried beating the game on my own. It was hard! I couldn't get past the catacombs. Then I found out about trainers. A trainer is a rudimentary program that alters the game codes to give the player an advantage. It was still early days for Diablo, and Blizzard hadn't figured out a way to ban players who cheated, or make those cheats inoperable. So I was able to give myself a boost (not too high, because having no challenge was boring) in order to beat the game.

P is for peach

May 19, 2012

Coffee: if it wasn't bad for my body I would probably drink some

it would be awesome if things worked this way, but in reality you'd probably have a heart attack if you drank 100 cups of Joe, or coffee for that matter. Whoever this Joe guy is, he must not have many bodily fluids left.

N is for neon carrot?...really, not orange? pfft! Whatever.

what if carrot was the name for the color orange? food for thought, figuratively and literally.

May 17, 2012

May 16, 2012

Netflix Sports a New Sleeker Instant Streaming Player UI

I'm pleasantly surprised by the recent changes that Netflix has made to their web browser instant streaming player. Now if they could just fix the pesky internet cookie error that is so pervasive in the Firefox browser.

K is for khaki

this color probably looks gross on certain monitors.

May 05, 2012

May 03, 2012

Been wanting to say this for a while now.

Okay, celery rant, here we go...

Dear Chinese and Japanese, heck all Asian culture's cuisine. STOP USING CELERY AS A FILLER VEGETABLE IN AMERICA!

Wikipedia never once indicates that celery is used in traditional oriental foods. It is primarily used in English, French, and Mediterranean cuisines.

I know it's cheap, and adds crunch, but it doesn't belong in stir fry foods. I never once ate celery when I was in Japan. Case in point, America has some weird food related preferences, and they are wrong.