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Location: Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

MMORPG Goodness

Everyone probably knows this already, but Anarchy Online is now free. As long as you register before Jan 15th, 2005 you get free play till Jan 1, 2006 I'll be downloading it and playing it.

Also, D&D Online looks very cool. That may be the first MMORPG to really suck my money out of me. We'll see if my wife and I can play on the same account at the same time. If not, well, maybe not. I just can't justify shelling out the cash twice for us to play an online game that we can't play offline.

Short updated today ... Oh well.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

ChristmaYulaSolstika - finally over.


Since my wife and I are both Pagan/Heathen we don't celebrate Christmas. Instead, we exchange gifts and have friends over on the Solstice and celebrate Yule. So - the 21st went buy easily (since there was only 5 of us, and it was pretty low key)

However, since her family, and mine, celebrate Christmas, we get to do that too. We just exchange gifts with them on their holiday, have turkey dinner and the rest of it. So - after tonnes of commercialist gift buying and giving, lots of hullabaloo and a nice white Christmas (it snowed about 8 inches at her parents house where we spent Christmas day) it was nice to go home and relax for a few days.

Guess now it's time to ramp up for New Years - then we get some time off until Ostara (Pagan Easter, having nothing to do with the death and rebirth of Christ, but instead fertility and growth.)

Anyway - everyone seemed to like their presents...I myself recieved a MuVo slim 512mb MP3 player, a Black & Decker Cordless drill, a beautiful poker chip set, with real ceramic chips....and a bunch of other stuff including a some great books etc.

It was nice to spend time with relatives though, and getting a white Christmas was pretty cool.

Now, back to work for a few days and then it's Ham Dinner...I'm so gonna be packing on some pounds this holiday season. I think it's time to get my but in gear and shed some of these calories I've been packing in.

Seasons Greetings, Frith and Peace to you all.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

I HATE this blog post process.

I just sat for the better part of an hour typing up a (what seemed to me anyway) cool blog post about 18 foot tall mecha, cloned cats (and some logistical and legal problems associated with that) and while I was finishing up the post, putting links in etc. I accidently pressed the "back" button.

Trust me - try this. It's lots of fun. It's sort of like putting something you cherish in an Australian toilet (I hear they flush backwards due to the spin of the earth) and pressing the flush handle. It's gone. No warning - no going back to get's just gone. get what little linkage I squeezed in up above. I think I'm going to go rot my brain reading Sharn: City of Towers and pumping mp3's directly into my head with my new MuVo Slim.

PS - dealing with Creative Labs tech support is ~nearly~ as fun as the flushing of my previous blog post I did earlier. It makes you want to tear out your hair and pollute the air with foul words.

PPS - I've found Firefox for Linux is nearly as much fun as dealing with Creative's tech support. It has me hammering on my desk with frustration. Every time I click in a new text box I manage to lose focus and the abilty to type in any other text box until I perform some as yet undiscovered sequence of keystrokes. I've done them, but not discovered exactly which ones they are. Argh!


Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Things that are cool ... at least to me.

Shacknews is usually cool - if you like video games.

Seems SCEI ( Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated...I think that's what the I stands for) and Nvidia have been working together on the video solution for the PS3 - Read about it here.

Other than that, I found out my Gamer Advisory Panel membership from Sony's Playstation Underground still works - yay for me.

Boring post - yes. Maybe I can come up with a more creative one later.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Parties and Entertaining

My wife and I went to my company Christmas party last night. It was, like most company Christmas parties, awkward at first and settled into comfortable companionship as the drinks flowed and food was consumed.

If it weren't for alcohol, I'm sure most company Christmas parties would end up being awkward all night.

Gifts were exchanged, in the classic sort of rounds where anyone could take a new present or someone elses, it wouldn't be fun if we couldn't shaft someone with "the gift no-one in their right mind wants", like the spongebob oral-armpit-rectal thermometer I ended up with at first.

Thankfully, I was able to dump spongebob and grab a candle lamp with butterflies on it that insured that last night would not be a couch night, as my wife collects butterfly stuff.

So - the season of parties and entertaining has started - we'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Why am I here?

I had one of these before...and abandoned it.

I don't exactly know why I decided to make this one, just that I ran across Firefox's ability to syndicate RSS feeds with Live Bookmarks and thought it looked cool.

I don't know what I'll write about here, but most likely it'll be random things that interest me.

Till then...