Saturday, April 21, 2007

And here it, my first double post!

Right. Important saftey tip: Never hit Publish twice.

English bad, mmmkay?

From developer Infinity Ward (Call of Duty) comes this English-retarded entry:

Insert boring update about some mundane 'what we're doing' detail that no one actually cares about (such as new employees or kleenex testing) because they're just reading these updates for the glimpse hope that we'll slip and say something we're not suppose to about our next title, or that we're going to allude to the fact that maybe, just maybe something that actually is interesting is coming up in the near future (and by near future I mean next Saturday).

Amazing Things To Happen On April 28th:1758 - James Monroe, 5th President of the United States is born.1788 - Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.1932 - A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.(Then nothing really happened for a long time.... but now....)2007 - What goes down this April 28th is equal to, if not surpasses, the magnitude of any of those.Whose ready?!

Apparently basic English skills are no longer required to make press releases, they now let any monkey with a keyboard do it.
I am by no means Captain English, upholder of all the rules, but damn people, use a frickin' spell checker and make sure you don't make glaringly obvious mistakes.

Whose ready? I don't know, whose ready is it? It's not my ready.


It must be said that I am a prejudiced man.
I absolutely despise a large portion of the human race: Stupid people.

That must be why I work at a help desk, to humble myself by dealing with these types of people all f**king day long.

I still don't understand why, in the year 2007, you can walk in to a business that uses computers in their day to day operations and obtain a job while knowing absolutely nothing about computers. I'm not talking about knowing how to open it up and fix things, I'm talking about knowing how to left, right, and double click.

Take today, I had a hospital employee call who was pissed off because she couldn't find the "any" key. Seriously. I had to explain to this person that "hit any key to continue" means you can hit any key on the keyboard. I know, it sounds made up, and I wouldn't believe it myself if I hadn't had to experience it. The urge to ask this woman how the hell she remains employed was overwhelming. It's not like she's a janitor, she is getting prescription drugs for people!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Amazing truth about life

J Star say:
Those who are most anxious about something are always the least likely do actually do anything about it.

In other news:

Google ads are funny. Mention something silly like soda, and they reference it to a kidney therapy doctor who uses a soda-laxative treatment. I really don't ever expect to see a dime from these ads, so they are there mostly for the pure entertainment value of seeing what words they zero in on for advertising.

In the spirit of experimentation: Hinduism. ;)

Late Night / Early Morning

This is the time of night when I should be headed for bed, but instead always find myself up trying to jam 20 things in to the last minutes of the day.

I'm really liking the Razer Death Adder. It's very comfortable, and it just feels nice. I have been playing World of Warcraft with it today, as well as a couple of levels of FEAR: Extraction Point, and unlike the Razer Krait, the DA works well in both genres. (MMORPG and FPS)

Speaking of WoW, my poor Night Elf Hunter is squeaking up to level 63. I almost made it there tonight while doing quests for the Cenarions in Zangamarsh, but I just can't play anymore. (Especially if I want to sleep before work tomorrow.) I did, however, obtain my first piece of armor that has sockets in it. Of course I immediately had to spend the money to get gems to place in the sockets, which probably isn't smart, considering I am still saving for my epic mount.

As an excuse for my slow leveling, I offer the fact that I have leveled a Draenei Shaman up to 37. He's now only 10 levels below my wife's main character, so he will be grouping with her soon. (My wife is focused mostly on making money at this point. She likes the "economic factor".)
Also, I had to test Vanguard: Saga of Heroes out, so that put a dent in my WoW time as well.

Time to head off to bed. Work always comes so early. Even though I start work at 11 am, it's early for me. I'm a true night owl, what can I say?

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Original title, I know. Look, there's only so many clever thoughts in a lifetime, and I didn't want to waste any on the title, OK?

Received my Razer Death Adder mouse today. Looking forward to putting it through a workout. I already like the way it looks, and it feels pretty good just surfing around. The design seems really cool, although it still doesn't have dedicated buttons for DPI switching. A review for this is forthcoming.

I received Logitech's new G5 revision this week as well. It's blue now, with two side buttons instead of one. I'll be working on a review for this in the coming weeks too.

Also got my wireless access point today. Cheap model by Encore, but it's set up, and seems to work really well with my laptop. I get 5 full bars in the basement and in my bedroom on the second floor, and it is set up on my desk on the first floor, so the signal is good. It's all set up security wise as well. For $27, it feels like a pretty good deal. We'll see if it craps out in week or two.

Drinking Boylan soda right now. Man this stuff is good, but I guess it had better be at $3.99 a 4-pack. No corn syrup, just good, old-fashioned sugar. Mmmm, sugar.

Archive Footage - Comma Chameleon?

Last one, I swear. All the posts from here on out will be new ones. Probably.

Thursday, March 22, 2007
Comma Chameleon?

My boss was training the new guy today, next to my desk. He was droning out in a monotone voice the precise way to document calls with his ridiculous method of using acronyms for everything. (Which nobody else uses, naturally...Who can look up a call and quickly remember what STFGRDTD stands for? "Ma'am, I'm sorry, can you hold please? My boss is English-retarded, I need a translator...")

Anyway. So, the boss is droning out "Space, space, STCTR, space, space, comma, comma, comma" when I stick my head over the cube wall and loudly sing to the new guy "COMMA COMMA COMMA COMMA COMMA-CHAMELEON! You come and go, you come and go!" The whole office burst out laughing and my boss started sputtering, at which point I took my customer off mute and resumed my conversation.

I think they'd fire me if they could find someone to work my odd shift who knew half as much as I do about our systems.

Archive Footage - All of my past articles

I really don't feel like typing all of this again.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

All of my past articles... Current mood: working
Someone pointed out to me that I haven't really posted many of my articles on my blog thing here. So, here they are, in no discernable order whatsoever.

ZBoard Merc Review
Killer NIC Review
Vista Article
Guild Wars: Nightfall Review
Editorial: So You Want Your Own 600lb Gorilla?
Q & A with former Hero's Journey Producer, Melissa Myers
Another Q & A with Melissa Myers
And....Another Q & A with Melissa
My Ultimate MMORPG - my first article for <- This one was spread all over the internet. If you Google my old name, this article comes up a few dozen times on different site. Pretty cool.

I think I had a few other small things, but this is the bulk of it so far.

Archive Footage - New review

Moving some recent posts at my old blog over to my new blog. I'm lazy, and I don't feel like re-typing all this crap. :p

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New review at posted up my newest review today, for the Razer Krait mouse.

Check it out:

First post, now with more ego!

So, I really could not stand My Space and their blog system. I spent more time fighting with it than I ever did posting. That is why, oh 1 person who reads my blathering, that I have decided to start posting things here.

Anyway, on to the ego!

As I have mentioned before, it's really cool to be browsing some companie's website and come upon a quote from a review you wrote.

Today's Ego Stroke comes from Razer - makers of gaming mice and peripherals.

"...performance in all the games I tried was outstanding..." MMORPG Mar 7 2007

Man, I love it when people quote me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go widen my doorways, I can no longer fit through with my ego in tow...