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Month: April 2009

Gaming Sadness

There is always a period in every year where there are basically no major releases in PC and console gaming. When you’re like me and don’t care about first person shooters and sports games, the gap is even more noticeable. Even so, there is usually at least one title that is halfway decent in the Sim, RPG, MMO or RTS genres to keep me going. Sometimes I’ll be gifted with a game that rocks enough to keep me playing and playing through the gaming doldrums. Well this year, most likely due to the fantastic economy we’ve been blessed with, what…

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Failure IS an Option

Over the last few months, the concept of “bailing out” failing businesses and industries has become pervasive. First it’s the banks failing due to their own greed and an excess of government intervention in the lending process. Next is the auto industry staggering under its own weight and failure to innovate. Most recently it’s the newspapers, finally falling prey to the inevitable death of the old media from the unstoppable pressure of the internet. The concept of the bailout is not a new one. For decades we’ve been sustaining, in what essentially is a long term bailout, the entire farming industry.

The problem with bailouts, however is that they are simply not American.

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It’s peanut butter vacation time.

As some of you may know and as some of you may not know–tomorrow evening I will be boarding a classy Grayhound bus and traveling from Florida all the way up to Alberta Canada. In Alberta rests the two possibly not sane people who decided to bring doom upon the earth by spawning me. I shall go visit them and make them remember why children after the age of 10 should be thrown to the badgers. It’s a three day trip via bus. Three very long days which I will have a cell phone and intend to update best as…

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Stinky and scary: tips and tricks for bus travel.

Bus travel is often one mode of transportation that doesn’t get a lot of coverage or consideration. It isn’t the most glorious means of travel, but for a day or two it’s really an ideal means of getting places and CHEAP. Did we mention CHEAP? We like CHEAP. CHEAP is good. Here are some tips and tricks on bus travel. CHEAP!

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Freakin’ Sweet

Like most of the geeky internet folk, I tuned in to watch the Family Guy episode last Sunday night. Like a lot of folks, I suspect, I was initially teased in by the reuniting of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast that FG’s creator, Seth MacFarlane, was teasing to bring in viewers. I’m a big FG fan and don’t need much of a “hook” to get me to watch. The ST:TNG gag was more than enough. I went in expecting a decently amusing show.

What I got was freakin’ sweet.

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