The ramblings of a stark raving lunatic follow...

Friday, September 23, 2005

Sin City

My mom just snagged herself two free tickets to Bangkok. I foresee a big pissing match over who gets to go.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

GTA: Mexico City

Well, sorta. I was browsing FileFront today, and came across a demo for Total Overdose. Take the freeform basis of GTA, throw in the gunplay from the Max Payne games, the style meter and moves from the Devil May Cry games, the combo system from the Tony Hawk games, drop in a solid Latino hip hop soundtrack, and add a heavy helping of a Robert Rodriguez penchant for irreverance (there are some very heavy-handed homages to him in the game and trailer), and you've pretty much got the basic idea of the game. I believe this just made it to my 'want-to-have' list.

Sunday, September 18, 2005


...the world's full of 'em. o_O

I have wished death and debilitating disease on more people today than in my entire lifetime prior. What a day. *sigh*

J asked if I wanted to work with her friend's event planning company for the weekend, helping with setting up and whatnot of a local music and arts fest. Figured, hey, get a bit of cash on the side. Why not? After all, the weekend was ostensibly to consist of "pretty much sitting around and smoking a lot." Easy money. I shoulda called bullshit. To be fair, she wasn't expecting the workload either. And none of the four of us in a group could have foreseen the sheer concentration of utter asshats at and around the event staging area. Choicest conversation snippet of the day came while I was keeping people out of the VIP reception area before the intermission. A large African man (LAM) decked out in suit and tie came towards me, whom I figured was going to ask for directions somewhere:

LAM: Hi, what's this show about? I'm just going to take a seat right here.
Me: It's a local art and music fest, but I'm sorry, we're keeping this area clear for the VIP reception in a little bit.
LAM: Oh, it's okay, I'm a pastor.
Me: [so lemme guess. God gave you a fucking VIP pass] I see, but if you're not on the invited guests list, you'll have to move outside the CLEARLY DEMARCATED FUCKING BARRIERS! [emphasis post conversation]
LAM: I just want to watch the show. I'm a pastor, you know. Not from Singapore. You have to respect me.
Me: [respect this, you fat fuck] That's nice, but I'm still going to have to ask you to find a spot outside the reception area.
LAM: Yes, but I'm just trying to watch the show. I'm a pastor, you know. You should respect me. Are you a Christian, by the way?
Me: [I'm a fucking aetheist through and through, you thick fuck] *fumes, storms off to bitch to another crew member, resisting to the overwhelming urge to sucker punch the idiot*

Said idiot later attempted to freeload food from the reception, which got myself and J into a spot of chewing out.

But really. That was just one in a whole string of asshats I had to deal with today. Goddamnit people are fucking jackasses.

Yay. I get to do this all over again tomorrow. Preceded by a musical at mother's charismatic church. Shoot me now. Please. o_O


Friday, September 16, 2005


It's about damned time.

Goofy-looking? Yeah. But damned if I'm not excited about this. Looks like Nintendo's leading the way again with controller design and implementation. It remains to be seen how the final implementation will hold up, but this initial report looks promising. Very promising.

edit: One handed controller. Demo of Pilot Wangs. Shit, they've thought of everything.

edit2: Awww, fuck yeah.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

ArtRage and BlackBox

Think I'm finally starting to get the hang of ArtRage/InkArt.

Also managed to find me a nice shell replacement. Been looking for a good low-overhead one for some time now, and all I could find was the resource-heavy stuff like WindowBlinds and ObjectDesktop. Then someone on Tablet PC Buzz mentioned that he had gotten bblean running on TabletXP with no missing functionality. That was enough for me. Skinnable, low-overhead shell without compromising any TabletXP features?

I've since gotten bblean up and running on the Tablet, and I've been more than happy with it. The "Start Menu", as you can see, cascades through your entire drive, if you so choose. Huge range of widgets, too, via Konfabulator. Heck, my battery gauge is now represented by a smiley that goes from happy to sad. Nifty stuff.

Friday, September 02, 2005


Evidently I smoke too much. Having an iced coffee earlier tonight, I grabbed the straw and proceeded to flick it, as I would a lit cigarette. o_O

Thursday, September 01, 2005


The truths you surrender, those are what you be judged by. The truths you suppress, festering, those will consume you from within.