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Sunday, October 31, 2004

So close...


Posted by Nathaniel at 11:51 AM
I can almost taste it:

Oct 31, 2004 08:55:00 AM DES MOINES IA US IN TRANSIT TO
Oct 31, 2004 08:54:00 AM LOUISVILLE KY US DEPARTURE SCAN
Oct 30, 2004 01:26:52 AM LOUISVILLE KY US LOCATION SCAN
Oct 30, 2004 01:23:31 AM LOUISVILLE KY US UNLOAD SCAN
Oct 29, 2004 11:04:00 PM LOUISVILLE KY US ARRIVAL SCAN
Oct 29, 2004 09:17:00 PM PHILADELPHIA PA US DEPARTURE SCAN
Oct 29, 2004 08:06:00 PM PHILADELPHIA PA US ARRIVAL SCAN
Oct 29, 2004 07:20:00 PM NEWARK DE US DEPARTURE SCAN
Oct 29, 2004 06:11:42 PM NEWARK DE US ORIGIN SCAN
Oct 29, 2004 05:47:10 PM New Castle DE USA SHIPPED
Oct 29, 2004 03:09:39 PM US BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

Friday, October 29, 2004

Games(cubed)


Posted by Nathaniel at 9:36 AM
I'm happy. Why am I happy? Well, I just participated in a great deal on the Toys R Us website (at Amazon.com). For my birthday, I purchased Paper Mario 2, Tales of Symphonia, and Donkey Konga, which will all be delivered on Monday, just in time for my 3-day vacation. YAY! So, expect even less from me around here for the next...oh, say...3 to 4 months or so. At least until I come back from my gaming hibernation long enough to take a breath and tell you what awesome games these are.

Until then, I'll see you around!

Monday, October 25, 2004

Firefox and Toys


Posted by Nathaniel at 3:15 PM
Just downloaded the brand new Firefox 1.0 PR Mozilla web browser the other day, and I have to say, I'm having a blast. I had grabbed the previous 0.9 release a while back and experienced too many setbacks in using it properly to really appreciate the application. I'm always happy to experiment with something that can keep me from being tethered to IE's unsupported conditions and inability to remain in the loop on current web standards. It drives me crazy to see my webpages in IE whenever it reads the CSS incorrectly, which basically amounts to somewhere between constantly and all of the time.

In getting the 1.0 release, I also decided to play around with some of the more popular Firefox extensions. So, I downloaded FoxyTunes (media player controls embedded directly in the browser), Sage (RSS feed aggregator), and BlogThis (Firefox equivalent of the "BlogThis" button included in the IE Google Toolbar). While those seem to be excellent additions to an already well-designed web browser, what I really use Firefox for is the tabbed browsing. That's where you can open up several different web pages within the same instance of the Firefox window, and I absolutely love it. The second IE comes out with an update that does essentially the same thing, I'll probably switch back. But since it took Microsoft several years to finally come up with that whole ad-blocker plugin all those internet kids have been so crazy about lately, I'm not exactly holding my breath.

Did everyone get a Toys 'R' Us ad in the Sunday paper? Well, good. Now, all you have to do is go to your local Toys 'R' Us store and get 1 free game with the purchase of 2 games. That's not a bad deal. Spend approximately $100 on $150 worth of merchandise. Actually, now that I think about it, that's a pretty crappy deal. Maybe you can sort it out with your mom. She knows better than you do, anyways. You can do kind of the same thing online, only the deal is even more painful there, since you are limited to only certain systems, and only certain price ranges, no overlapping. I guess I should just be happy that I actually have some birthday money coming to me (you know, since my birthday is this coming Saturday! You knew that, right?), and I shouldn't really be concerned about trying to take said money and attempt to somehow connive my gift into more games. It would take math that I have not yet mastered. Higher, advanced math, such as pre-algebra, and remedial fractions.

That's all I've got for you today. Someday, I promise, I'll actually say something meaningful.

I know you don't believe me. I don't believe me, either.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Online Comic (sporadic) Spotlight!


Posted by Nathaniel at 1:37 PM
A new Spotlight has been posted. And there was much rejoicing. Amen. It's not going to be weekly anymore, not because I can't handle the strain of a weekly update, but because it took me this long just to find a suitable comic to Spotlight. I had some submissions sent my way from some readers (thank you! Keep them coming!), but unfortunately, nothing truly Spotlight-worthy.

I've been playing a bit of Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker lately, going through the 2nd quest in my crab shirt and orange pants. It's very cool to be wandering around in that getup, mainly for the fact that I'm relieved Link doesn't have to wear that dorky hat. My god, that outfit makes him look just as bad as Tingle.

Have you heard the news? Evidently, Bryan Singer ("former" X-Men director, bastard) has selected his Man of Steel for the upcoming Superman movie. Yeah, not to encourage the whole idea of Iowa being a tiny, insignificant state where everyone knows each other, but: I know him. Of course, I don't want to make it sound like he and I are best friends or anything. I've met him a couple of times. He's a computer geek and Warcraft player, like myself. He's the close cousin of one of my best friends from high school (actually, now that I think about it, my only friend from high school with which I'm still on speaking terms). I don't want to say too much, since my friend actually visits this site (probably more often than I do - bah dum CHING!). More than anything, I just think it's cool when someone from Iowa gets recognized by more than just the local newspaper. Ashton Kutcher was one instance of an Iowan achieving greatness in the media. I'd like to see more Iowans make it big. It might actually get people to realize that there's more to this God-forsaken state than just corn and soybeans. And the State Fair. And the butter cow.

Dear God above, help us. Yes, we have a butter cow...

The Election is almost upon us. Throughout this whole affair, I've been meaning to post insightful commentary on my Evil Network Politics page, but really, with sites like Slate, do you really need me to do that? I think not.

Penny Arcade's Child's Play charity game drive is underway again, this time with 5 hospitals across the country benefitting from the charitable giving of internet-savvy gamers. I'm donating, are you? With several Amazon.com wish lists set up for this event, it's easy and painless. No prerequisite necessary other than a giving heart and an open wallet. Try it out. Maybe your heart will grow three sizes too big.

Later, kids....

Friday, October 08, 2004

Nice pic.


Posted by Dacquin at 5:42 PM
I saw this pic and it made me think god is fooling with us.

Moon Lightning

"And there was lightning, with snow behind it. That's f***ed up" Lewis Black


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