Friday, August 31

new sound waves

I think DM will dig this.

Awesome, if you're evil

So, I'm playing Bioshock, right? And it's rather wonderful. Really an amazing experience.

And I go to the Gamefaq boards, to see what people are talking about. I haven't gotten stuck yet and needed help, so that's good, but I like to be social about my gaming when I can.

But if you go to the linky...well. I suppose you just have to see it for yourself. I've rarely seen such ignorance buttpummeled so hard.

Sunday, August 26


Today I take a stab at making the wit beer that I made last year with some fellows. The one that won our competition and was brewed at the Laurelwood Brewery and served at the Horsebrass.

So we shall see!

Tuesday, August 21

God Bless Us

Don't not go here.


I've been thinking I need to 1) move my web site to a new URL and 2) redesign that bastard.
I wonder if I have enough aesthetic sensibilities to actually be a decent web designer.

Ah well.

#1 is b/c Earthlink broke me with their poor service during the move. I might be stuck with them for another year, but that will be it.

And of course, #2 is b/c it just hasn't been tweaked with in years. I may have to check and see if gentlemanvillain is taken...

All that said; that's why I haven't been doing much updates of my own site.

So here's the Xbox 360 review:

It's loud. Disturbingly so. You notice it during gameplay.

FEAR, the only game I've currently played, is atmospheric, short on story (unfortunately), and has some mild control issues, but plays well overall...and there's the constant fan whirring under it all.

The controller is a bit ooky, with the large trigger buttons and then the smaller trigger buttons. I have found it easy to slip and miss-hit a button on the trigger schemes.

I'm not too worried about the Red Ring of Death in part because I keep the machine in a well ventilated place, in the basement, which is cool (although it may move up for reasons listed later) and I lay the damn machine flat, so the huge venting ports can vent. Plus the fans that could wake Jesus. But either way, there's the RRD warranty at this point, so why get my knickers in a bunch?

I know nothing of the Live situation, as of yet. I'd have to pay another $100 for a Wifi attachment, and why the fuck should I do that? The PS3 comes that way out of the box I'm told, so...

Moreover, I can just move the 360 upstairs and hardwire that fucker up via ethernet cable, and that's currently the plan.

Keep at it MS. You will get the console right someday.

In the meantime, there is Bioshock to play, and that'll do, pig. That'll do.

Monday, August 20

it's a Foo thing

Thanks to my friend Ryan I was made privy to this Foo Fighters cover of Arcade Fire's Keep the Car Running.

Check out Stereogum for the lowdown.

Saturday, August 18

Thursday, August 16

The thought I'm trying to work out today.

I will forsake Truth for truth, Love for love, God for the divine, so that I can feel these things in my life, instead of the barriers that keep me from them.

I don't know where I'm going with that, but it feels right, in a way I can't quite explain.

/STILL can't get the verification to happen the firs time. What is wrong with me?

Monday, August 13

Good with the bad, maybe

So I'm forwarded this YouTube video (thanks moxie!) and it's just amazing.

I scroll down to look at some of the comments, to see if there's some additional information about it.

"soooooooooooo beautiful it brings tears to my eyes......"
It's a great video, but damn are you gay or what?

Thank you, evaunit511. Thank you for reminding me why humanity must be destroyed.

Wednesday, August 8


That's a hell of a way to make books.

Monday, August 6

3x and I'm done.

You only need to fuck up once, really, to lose a customer.

The fuckup counter for Earthlink? 3.

Now I'm trying to figure out what the 'contract' is, so I can either a) get out of it, or b) remember to bail on this shit come Aug 2008.

Wednesday, August 1

I have my moments

Talking to someone who might have to watch the show Friends.

"Resist, man. Friends is to comedy what a punch in the balls is to your happiness. Except you're bored too.
Seinfeld is the chainsaw to the balls."