|Wednesday, August 5th, 2009|
|Writer's Block: Fantasy Sports
Imagine you manage a coven of baseball-playing vampires. The Cullen family is really strong this year and you want to bring in a ringer. Which currently active MLB baseball player do you sire?
But is it a vampire league or just a vampire team in a regular human league? Serious game scheduling issues if it is the only vampire team, can only really play at night or there is a good chance that you will need to replace more than just one player when all your players sort of combust walking out into the sunlight to play.
Also garlic on the ball would be pretty funny too.
|Saturday, March 28th, 2009|
|Wednesday, March 25th, 2009|
Check this out, looks like internet filter guy is going to be on TV trying to answer questions about his stupid proposal. May have to actually turn the TV on for a change, thinking of maybe submitting a few questions myself. Submit your questions here
|Thursday, December 18th, 2008|
|Friday, October 31st, 2008|
|Writer's Block: Tina Fey
30 Rock returns to television today. Should Tina Fey's striking resemblance to Gov. Palin become part of this season's storyline?
What is 30 Rock? Must not get it here.
|Wednesday, October 29th, 2008|
|WoW Zombie Plague
Well it looks like the zombie plague in WoW has been cured, I miss the zombies already its so neat and tidy without them. Looking forward to see what the rest of the pre-expansion launch event holds in store.
It was quite boring at the start, there was just not enough to go around for a proper hunt and it took far to long for an infected individual to turn, so was almost unspreadable.
It did get pretty awesome towards the end though once the incubation period got really short, they were everywhere shabling through the piles of corpses, then I knew it was finally time to go hunting.
Didn't matter if I was mowing hundreds of them down with my hunter or jumping in with a group of others on my priest and trying to keep them plague free whilst they did the killing it was really cool.
If you got infected and couldn't get cured it was a case of running away and getting as many other zombies to follow to buy your fellow zombie hunters space before exploding yourself to avoid repair bills.
The other upside was that the Allies were so busy with their own zombies if you wanted to go somewhere remote and do quests on low level characters there was almost no chance of getting ganked by allies, zombies are slower you can run from them, and they don't have stealth abilities.
Stangely the forums all seem to be full of people complaining about the event, no idea why, it really was pure awesome.
|Tuesday, October 28th, 2008|
|Writer's Block: The Undead
With Halloween on the horizon, burning questions about the undead need to be answered: Can being a zombie be considered suffering?
Nothing that can't be solved with the right tools.
|Friday, September 12th, 2008|
OK so now I am almost stuck in a loop of defend homeworld, try to leave planet, get a comm before I jump system to come defend planet again. Very frustrating
Good news is I just got Gunner Achievement for 500 spaceship kills out of it, 475 of them in my airspace I would estimate, and I have finally got efficient at defending the cities now that I am down to the last one on homeworld, so now maybe all I have to do is replace a turret or two on the city after a battle, max of about $2000 but earn about $30000 in salvage from the shot down ships.
When I finally get to break orbit my gravity weapon has recharged so I go to a random enemy planet within one jump (with the several levels of engine upgrades paid for with salvage this is a wide radius) and flatten it. They don't seem to bother rebuilding so I will eventually win the war with this strategy.
Then I can go back to the easy money of spice trading and the enjoyable activities of space exploration and eco system building (once the attacking race is wiped out or surrenders)
|Wednesday, September 10th, 2008|
So Spore finally came out (after the years of waiting since seeing the Early Demo presentation), and it is a lot of fun.
Its pretty awesome when not long after your creature grows legs and comes up on land you get stomped by a giant version of something you made in the creature creator a few months earlier because you are too busy thinking "wow, cool, I made that" instead of running away like you should.
The Space stage is proving to be a far greater challenge any of the earlier stages, buying other Cities to take over the world was easy, buying star systems to take over the universe costs a lot more, and a lot of the funds need to be diverted to setting up colonies and terraforming.
Also since I don't seem to be able to fight in space, only in atmosphere it is proving hard to go invade the colonies of the race that keeps attacking my colonies, they just shoot me down in space when I get near one of their systems but I can't shoot back. This means cash is being soaked up on repairs, and time is being wasted flying back to defend colonies instead of expanding the empire to meet game goals and earn the cash to buy out systems or paying other races to go blow stuff up for me.
Maybe I should try the Space stage with the race of creatures I just took over the world with millitarily, maybe they can fight in space.
The good thing about the guys that keep attacking me however is that they fly around in Firefly class Starships (like Serenity) that came in one of the TV/Movie spaceship packs I downloaded, so at least they look cool whilst annoying me.
|Friday, August 15th, 2008|
|My Hunter needs a new bow
So I've been playing with my hunter again recently in world of warcraft and decided I needed a new bow (elves with guns just look silly). I looked at the options available to me and about the best way to get the sort up upgrade I want is to do battlegrounds and earn honour and Marks to purchase the S2 Arena Crossbow, so I have started working on that.
Today I discovered something interesting about it when looking for peoples opinions on the bow. It was designed by a very sick kid that visited Blizzard HQ with the Make a Wish Foundation, I am assuming it the artwork that he helped design, because I am sure they already had the stats for the bow ready to go.
I knew there was some sort of special phoenix flying mount that they designed for a terminally ill kid, probably the same guy, since the note on the bow name is "of the phoenix" in it and says "Finely crafted to Ephoenix's specification"
I just think that is really cool.
|Tuesday, June 17th, 2008|
|Wednesday, January 16th, 2008|
|Tuesday, January 15th, 2008|
If you are with Tru Engergy for your electricity switch now to someone else, anyone else. Especially if your house is in your name and you are not renting it. Their various competitors will be glad to have your business.
They are sneaky bastards that steal accounts from other companies and then screw over renters by putting the accounts they stole in the Landlord's name so that there is no way switch to any other provider without involving your Landlord.
The side effect of this is that the bills do not have the renters name on them, so how can anyone tell who the bill is actually for? In some cases this could lead to serious disputes for people, the rental market is enough a nightmare without People like TRU Energy adding to peoples problems.
This is a very unethical practice and should be punished, if they could find a way to test their billing systems on animals I am sure they would, so switch now and tell everyone you know to do so as well.
Thus concludes today's public service announcement.
|Thursday, January 3rd, 2008|
Update on the potted plant.
Lots of new leaves have grown since I got it, but this morning before work when I moved it into the middle of the garden to get maximum sun during the day, I noticed that the flower on top that had been threatening to do so for a couple of days has now bloomed.
So shouldn't be long now until I find out what the mystery chilli is.
|Wednesday, November 14th, 2007|
My Bass amplifier had a very annoying buzzing sound, but I did not know if it was to do with the wiring at the family abode or the amp. I never really really used it at home due to it being rather a loud beast. I transported all my gear to my place on Monday night and discovered it was the amp.
Opened it up to see if the earthing strap or something obvious like that was hanging off, apparently common with amps like mine, but everything seemed to be connected securely.
As a last resort decided to lift the circuit boards out to look for anything nasty underneath, saw some ugly but probably ok soldering on the main amplification circuit, all the front panel stuff looked fine.
So I cleaned all the boards with some of that electronics solvent stuff and a toothbrush to get off the little bits of gunk off and re-soldered all the joints that I didn't like looks of put it back together and later on plugged it in to test.
At first I thought that I had completely broken it due to lack of noise of any sort, but when I cranked everything up full on it there was a very slight static noise coming from the speakers, that was promising, time to turn everything down and put a bass in.
Plugged in a Bass and hit a string, and a nice loud crisp twang came out of the speakers, I think it is better sounding now than it ever was.
|Magical Change pocket
SO you know how you pay for things with money and people sometimes give you change, the loose coin like change goes in your change pocket. Sooner or later the pocket gets used to pay for something with the exact amount or to pay in a way so you get less annoying change back after paying for some goods and/or services.
Today I consulted my change pocket when the Coffee van showed up at the warehouse and discovered that someone had slipped me a couple of new zealand coins at some point, not a problem really, just pass them on, most people will accept anything that looks like a 20 cent coin (even if another currency) in place of a 20 cent australian coin.
However magically one of these coins was not a new zealand 20 cent coin at all, but a 1948 New Zealand 1 Florin coin. I think that is pretty cool.
|Sunday, November 4th, 2007|
Yay got another munchkin expansion on Saturday, "Munchkin 5 De-Ranged".
Now more munchkin must be played.
|Wednesday, October 24th, 2007|
Project "washtub forge" got a new addition last night, when I was getting the brickies sand at Bunnings for the second batch of Adobe to go in it I picked up a gate valve for fine airflow adjustment, now its got this cool big red tap thingy hanging out of the side.
Project "BrainBucket" is coming along well also, the frame of the helmet is all screwed together, the 4 plates have been cut out with the angle grinder and all the nasty edges have been ground off. All panels are numbered with corresponding numbers on the frame so I know what goes where, each of the 4 plates will be slightly different to each other. Two plates have had some bashing done on them, more bashing some time this weekend.
The plates need to curve in several directions at once, that makes fine adjustment a total bitch, but for now it is rough heavy shaping that is required, that just requires endurance and keeping things even to avoid strange twists in the metal
|Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007|
Hey Mike, Zal will be Level 36 by Wednesday night if you need to make some pincushions