Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Speaking of Borat, here’s the greatest sport of the season: Pretend that you hated the Borat movie. It’s the greatest way to massively offend collegiate doofs who pride themselves on being unoffendable. I call it 'Borat-baiting.' Next time you’re pulled into a Borat-related conversation, just say 'I walked out after 15 minutes; it was all obviously staged,' and watch the sparks fly.
The moral of the latter story: please don't make green text on red backgrounds or vice-versa.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
On eBay, a woman sold some Target popcorn (my favorite!), an empty cup with BIG RED STRAW, and, oh ya the free Wii system.
Meanwhile, some well-intentioned Brits started a riot in New York City.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
On to Excite Truck. I played the first course, after arbitrarily choosing a vehicle. The controls are similar to other racing games, where you use one button as an accelerator and the other button for the brakes. The real difference is that instead of using the directional pad to steer, you turn the controller like a steering wheel. This takes a little getting used to, but once you do, it is a very natural way to play. By the second lap I wasn't overcorrecting much anymore, and I was able to finish in first place and earn a "B" rating for the course. Not bad for a first try. You can earn stars for doing various things, like landing nicely after a jump. I think the stars can be used to unlock bonuses, or they might just be used to determine your rating.
I tried a second course, one which involved lots of water. At a few points there was a choice as to which path to take, and at other times I couldn't even tell where the course was. But again by the second lap, I had things figured out well enough to finish first again (with a "D" rating though).
Overall, I really, really liked playing. Now I'll admit a certain preconceived notion that I would like it, but it was truly fun. The controller is a nice weight, and feels sturdy. It is a little smaller than I thought it would be, but it is a good size. EB Games didn't have the nunchuck attachment, so I couldn't test it, but one of the Wii Sports games and Zelda are supposed to use it so I'll find out soon enough after all.
Now the real game is clear: how early do I need to show up at Wal-Mart on Saturday night to get one at midnight?
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Some guy with a name that I can't pronouncedecided to compare features in Firefox extensions with Opera default options and widgets. Then he did it again. Then some other guy with a name I also cannot pronounce did it for the 150 most popular Firefox extnensions. Northern Europeans have nothing but time on their hands.
Also, this thing brings you closer to GDrive/Gmail as a hard drive/virtual computer/etc. Again, I don't advocate using your e-mail account as a hard drive per se (especially if GDrive comes to fruition), but it's worth bearing in mind for those who are already storing a million files with Gmail. Use with caution, don't blame me if it doesn't work like you want. See also the Gmail Space Firefox extension, and Gmail Skins for some features that are purely aesthetic but some that are also functional.