Thursday, September 23, 2004

...When the last rays of daylight go down
Buddy, you'll roll no more
I can hear the church bells ringing in the yard
I wonder who they're ringing for
I know I can't win
But my heart just won't give in
Last night I danced with a stranger
But she just reminded me you were the one
You left me standing in the doorway crying
In the dark land of the sun...

Standing In The Doorway, Bob Dylan

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Shiki VS Vega

'Snk VS Capcom: Chaos' comes out on the XBox in a couple of weeks... so here's my related fanboy contribution.

Shiki! Shiki! Oh, Shiki!

Sunday, September 12, 2004

It's Alive!

My laptop had been getting progressively crappier and crappier over the past two years, what with all the nefarious spywares running in the background everytime I TURNED MY MODEM ON (though I take full responsibility for presence of said spyware), as well as other more esoteric problems. A couple of weeks ago, it even told me I couldn't install a new graphics driver because Windows is still in the process of installing something else. Please reboot. Rebooting doesn't help. I was like, fine, nevermind, I'll just not install anything for a while. Last week, though, it started attempting to install MS Money everytime I open Windows Explorer. So I lost my temper, pointed at the screen, and yelled "Your buggy @$$ is getting reformatted!". It's a good thing my neighbors moved out last month.

I didn't reformat it right away, though. First, I had to backup a bunch of things onto my external hard drive. I did that (or at least I thought I did... I did find out after the fact that I'd forgotten to backup all my website-related files, so now I've lost all my Flash files for Opposable Thoughts... Bleh!) and then I also had to know I had access to hacked versions of software I'd gotten used to having around. Hey! I'm poor and I just got out of college. I haven't been weaned of free uber-powerful image editing software. Oops. I've said too much haven't I? a-DOH-be! In any case, Paul hooked me up. All was good.

Finally, I got round to wiping my hardrive clean yesterday. Nothing fancy... just took out the QuickRestore CDs that came with the laptop (I'm glad I actually bothered to hold on to those), popped them in and told it to do it's thing. Now my laptop runs as good as new (well... the built-in keyboard still doesn't work, but that's a hardware problem), like a happy, wide-eyed grade-schooler, not the cranky old hag it been for the past year or so.

Now what was that free P2P app I was using before...?

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Men At Work

(Concerning Ultima Online's new Orientally-themed expansion)
vochraye: I have heard tell that the Samuri Empire is going to be really well done though with new art and stuff
vochraye: new plants and new creatures and new human types
vochraye: oh and new weapons of course
vochraye: Oh and get this
vochraye: Ninjas
vochraye: WHA?!?!
ngbernard_98: hahaha
ngbernard_98: well sure
ngbernard_98: i mean you cant have samurais without ninjas
ngbernard_98: they like, hang out and stuff y'know
vochraye: Riiiiiiiight
ngbernard_98: yeah man
vochraye: Oh!
vochraye: And while we're at it
vochraye: Throw in some robots.
ngbernard_98: yeah man
ngbernard_98: giant robots and samurais and ninjas
ngbernard_98: dont you watch pwoer rangers
ngbernard_98: dude they hangout together all the time
vochraye: Oh yeah!
vochraye: And the ultimate
vochraye: The Ninja Samuri Robot.
ngbernard_98: errr... .no DUDE.... ninjas cant be samurais
ngbernard_98: DUH
vochraye: Well this one is a pro wrestler
ngbernard_98: it's like spiderman wearing a cape calling himself batman
vochraye: Well that is of course my point
vochraye: Ninjas are Chinese and Samuri are Japanese. Why are they in the same expansion
vochraye: Might as well put some Vikings in there too
ngbernard_98: wait... where the vikings come from
vochraye: Iceland I think
vochraye: no
vochraye: greenland
ngbernard_98: woah.... no wonder that countries so frikkin huge
ngbernard_98: the vikings went out and conquered shit
vochraye: Oh yeah
vochraye: Hey!
vochraye: That WOULD be a good expansion
ngbernard_98: vikings goiung out and conquering shit? yeah thats what you call expanding alright
vochraye: Well
vochraye: Yeah!

Wednesday, September 01, 2004