Monday, July 30, 2007

Oregon Trail

We were just having a lovely discussion about our early computing days, and Evie mentioned Oregon Trail. How many hours did we spend, how many dead oxen did we leave upon the trail? How many trunks of goods had to be sacrificed, not to mention our own dear family members?

On a happier note, looks like there's a matching LOLCAT for this topic:

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Is jailtime the new black?

First Paris, now Nicole?

I predict jailtime will be the new hotness -- those tiny dogs are sooo 2006 -- and soon you'll see Brit and La Lohan and maybe even Mischa (in a desperate attempt to revitalize her dying career) following suit.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Jesuits in Second Life

Apparently Second Life is being used by Jesuits to proselytize to a whole new generation of potential "recruits."

In other news, I joined the Elebits group in Facebook. If you like the game, you should join, too!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

OMFG! Squirrel paper doll!

Thanks to Alexia Mechanique for passing this along:

Virtual Squirrel Paper Doll!

This totally makes my day! :-)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Car lust

Why in God's name am I lusting after a new car? (No comments, please, Bethanye!) At least it's a good car this time:

Lexus RXh hybrid SUV

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Quote of the Day

From Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest:

Lord Cutler Beckett: No doubt you've discovered that loyalty is no longer the currency of the realm as your father believes.

Elizabeth Swann: Then what is?

Lord Cutler Beckett: I'm afraid currency is the currency of the realm.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Go Center of Second Life

Finally, a place in Second Life that I can spend *hours* visiting! The Go Center of Second Life is an amazing place, created by my friends Zarf Vantongerloo and Bambam Sachertorte. Long live the Go Center!

Monday, July 16, 2007

I spent some time downloading and playing the latest XBox360 game demos yesterday. Most were mediocre, but I did really enjoy Overlord. It's a mix of Pikmin and Fable. I mean, if you'd chosen the evil path in Fable and the Pikmin were evil goblins who ate sheep whole... All in all, a pretty good time.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

New games on the horizon!

I played the XBox 360 demo of Blue Dragon tonight. It's much better than I had anticipated. Innovative combat system -- you can even fight as you wander about the map, at least a bit -- and the "Corporeal" move offers pretty cool effects. Looks like it might be a good old-skool RPG for the 360. Due out at the end of August, 2007.

Bioware's Mass Effect is also coming soon...if November, 2007 fits your definition of "soon." But hey, it's Bioware. I'll wait.

I never thought I'd say it, but I'm crazy for Hellgate London. This is nothing I usually would dream of playing, but something about it compels me. The only launch date I can find is for Summer 2007...whatever that means.

Monday, July 09, 2007 was tough, but I learned so much...

Seems like a common theme: people discuss a terrible time in their professional life -- a new job, a tough class, a summer working on the potato farm -- it doesn't really matter what, exactly. The point is that many, many "important" people who have accomplished a lot in life had to start somewhere. They did something (or some number of things) that were uncomfortable, dirty, difficult, or just plain miserable. But they were smart enough to seize the opportunity to learn and grow and move forward with those lessons learned making them a better person.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

New life!

Sitting here in our new apartment.

Preparing for work at a new job.

Lots of change. Lots of excitement, and a bit of nervousness, too.