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Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Smelling the Roses

This popped up in one of our many internet video showings that we are wont to do. It's a nice little wake up call from the comedian Louis CK.



Now that you've had your chance to look down on all those silly people who don’t appreciate life, I want you to be AMAZED by the power of the Internet.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Crisis of Credit

This popped up on Facebook, and I thought it was a really well done explanation of the current economic crisis. This is the first break down I've seen that doesn't make bankers look like complete idiots, risk takers perhaps, but not idiots.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Beer Talent

A friend sent me this video of how to drink beer. I'm not sure this can be taught...



If you watch closely you can see him unhinge his alien jaw.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Snapshot

Juan Enriquez gives a candid view of where our economy is now and the technologies that might save it. The first half is spent making you worry about the hell bound train wreck of an economy that we're currently riding.

The second half of the presentation is about technologies that will change the nature of our species. The nice thing about the technology half is that it focuses on technologies that really exist rather than 50 years out. The downside is that he doesn't really explain why these technologies will impact the US economy in particular.

In any case, it's a good talk and worth the watch.

Friday, February 13, 2009

End of the Rainbow

Wow, I didn't think it was possible, but this guy found 'the end of the rainbow'.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

NADD

I've self diagnosed myself with Nerd Attention Deficiency Disorder, or NADD. I discovered the disease here. While reading the article, I was interrupted by email, chat, a visitor, a meeting, and lunch. While writing this post I signed an office card, researched a feature, discovered a bug in our software, and directed someone else to start a blog.

Classic NADD.

As the article phrases it:

Folks, this isn’t multi-tasking. This is advanced case of Nerd Attention Deficiency Disorder. I am unable to function at my desktop unless I’ve got, at least, five things going on at the same time. If your count came close, you’re probably afflicted, as well. Most excellent.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Cell Phone Karma

My mom sent me this ridiculous commercial, but I can't stop laughing about it.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Stitches

The Fire Marshal came by the other day to verify the safety of our home. He wasn't satisfied with the way our sump pump and battery backup system were plugged in, so we picked up a surge protector.

The surge protector didn't fit exactly, because of a plastic post on the back side. I decided to remove the post with a razor blade scraper. It proved more difficult than expected, and I had to cut the post on all sides.

Of course, the final cut was directed at my left hand.

The razor cut down my middle finger and slammed home into the fleshy spot directly below my index finger. I apparently hit an artery because blood was plentiful and squirting.

We drove to the minor emergency center, where we were given paper work to pass the time. An hour after being cut, the doctor finally looks at my hand. I warn him that it will bleed, and he produces a 'chuck' to absorb the blood.

A 'chuck' is basically a flat diaper. I filled 4 with blood. The doctor was surprised...

While I'm bleeding out through my hand, the doctor is pushing lidocaine into the wound with a needle. This is supposed to numb the area, but it isn't working. To me, it feels like he stabbing my hand with a needle and filling it with water.

Unpleasant.

After two full syringes, the doctor decides it's a bad batch of the drug. He gets a brand new bottle, and thankfully, it works. I get 4 stitches, a tetanus shot, and prescriptions for antibiotics and Vicodin.

Now my hand is all bandaged up. I have full feeling and full movement of all fingers. Everything is going to be fine. Ironically, my arm where I received the tetanus shot hurts more than the cut on my hand.


Games
GameInterestRelease Date
Civilization IV1
C&C 31
Company of Heroes1
Half Life 21
Half Life 2: Episode One1
Supreme Commander1
Call of Duty 22
Darwinia2
Dungeon Runners2
Dungeon Siege II2
Far Cry2
Galactic Civilization II2
Hitman: Blood Money2
Jade Empire2
Neverwinter Nights 22
Prey2
Psychonauts2
Sam & Max: Episode 12
Titan Quest2
Dark Messiah Might and Magic3
Defcon3
Heroes of Might and Magic V3
Indigo Prophecy3
KOTOR II3
LEGO Star Wars3
Marvel Ultimate Alliance3
Space Rangers 2: The Rise of the Dominators3
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl3
Stubbs the Zombie3
War Front3
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos3
Infernal35/8/2007
Shadowrun25/9/07
Pirates of the Burning SeaM6/1/2007
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars?6/5/2007
Two Worlds?6/26/07
Sins of A Solar Empire?8/1/2007
BioShock18/21/2007
Mass Effect19/7/07
Age of ConanM10/30/07
Crysis1Fall 2007
Elveon?Fall 2007
Half-Life 2: Episode Two1Fall 2007
Portals1Fall 2007
Spore1Fall 2007
Stranglehold?Fall 2007
Tabula RasaMFall 2007
Team Fortress 22Fall 2007
Dragon Age?Winter 2007
Fable 2?Winter 2007
Field Ops?Winter 2007
Halo Wars?Winter 2007
Gods & Heroes: Rome RisingMWinter 2007
Haze?Winter 2007
Hellgate: London1Winter 2007
HuxleyMWinter 2007
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men?Winter 2007
Left 4 Dead?Winter 2007
The AgencyMSpring 2008
Empire Earth III?Spring 2008
Guild Wars 2 MSpring 2008
Jericho?Spring 2008
Sacred 2?Spring 2008
Savage 2?Spring 2008
Time Shift2Spring 2008
Universe at War: Earth Assault3Spring 2008
The Witcher?Spring 2008
CellFactor?2008
Darkest of Days?2008
On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkeness: Episode 122008
Warhammer OnlineM2008
Alliance: The Silent War??
Alone in the Dark??
Assassin's Creed??
BioWare MMO??
The Crossing??
Dungeon Hero??
Fallout 3??
Lego Batman??
Mythos??
Overloard??
Space Seige??
Culdcept SagaPC??
Gears of WarPC??
God of WarPC??
Beautiful KatamariPC??
OkamiPC??
Resistance: Fall of ManPC??
Odin's SpherePC??
Castle CrashersPC??

1 - I will buy it
2 - I'll buy it at discount
3 - Other people think it's good, but I wasn't interested when I first heard about it
M - Mainly Multiplayer. See if friends get interested.
? - Find out more about this game
PC? - Will it be released on the PC?