When you live in a neighbourhood as rough and tumble as mine, you need to know how to defend yourself against muggers:
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I know people at work who still swear by those clicky-clacky IBM keyboards.
I guess I'm setting a dangerous precedent by posting a story like this, but I can't stand it any longer. You can't even swing a bloated, diseased corpse around here without hitting at least 10 incompetent federal officials. You know, appointees from the same administration that claimed they'd keep the country safe and who are now falling all over themselves to claim how they couldn't see it coming and how everyone is doing a heck of a good job? They can't even protect us from WATER! That had a trajectory plotted DAYS IN ADVANCE!
It's so awful, even the media is commenting: MSNBC monolog [requires QuickTime]. But then again, that reporter is probably just part of the unpatriotic terrorist "liberal media", or giving aid to the enemy or something. Whatever.
All I'm saying is that heads had better roll.
Apple going Intel!
Xbox going PowerPC!
Cats sleeping with Dogs!
I know this is a bit late, but here is a blury shot from our Xbox party showing 6 of the 8 projectors running. The other 2 were around the corner. Attendence was lighter than with previous parties, but we still had great fun. We played Halo 2, Crimson Skies, Midtown Madness and others. The die hard gamers held out until after 1:00 playing Star Wars Battlefront.
So J, Flem and I went to the big Google Open house on Thursday. Live band, catered food, fooz, bean bag chairs, ping pong etc. It was like a flash back to the kinds of open houses we all went to in the dot com madness of 2000. There were lots of microsofties there, including Scoble, who blogged about it almost immediately:
I played fooz with Brian Hatch, author of Hacking Linux Exposed:
I got a free tee shirt and a pen, but I didn’t win one of the custom ipods, bummer. Most memorable quote overheard that night: “If it has a GUI, I’m not interested”.
I awoke early this morning with one driving purpose; to obtain my copy of Halo 2 at all costs. Since 3:00 Monday I had been trying to psych myself up for the task ahead. For it was then that I un-covered a rumor too good to be true: The MS Company store would have copies of Halo 2 in stock on opening day! The doors would open at 9:00am and it would be first come, first serve - a limit of 3ea @ 25 bucks a pop. This is my tale.Continue reading "Halo2 - A Nerds Tale"...