Saturday, August 4, 2007

You Don't Know Jack

I can't believe I forgot to put a link up to this game!

I found this while cruising around the Internet at the in-laws house. I used to play the game with some friends back in the olden days before the advent of the WWW, so it was cool to see it resurrected online. Plus, it's funny.

You Don't Know Jack

EDIT: Whoops, my wife informs me that I did indeed put up a link before. My bad.

People Are So Freaking Helpless

I get a call today from a woman who has just come in to her place of business to discover an error on her screen.

She immediately called me, not bothering to oh, I don't know, maybe READ what the error said.

After freaking out for a minute, she managed to let me know that the error had an OK button.

"Have you tried clicking the OK button?"

"No, why would I do that?"

Gee, so your stupid ass wouldn't have to call and bother me? Nooo.

"Try pressing the OK button for me."

"Oh, now it's working!"

Friday, August 3, 2007

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King

Today Blizzard announced the new World of Warcraft expansion: Wrath of the Lich King.

I'm excited. I haven't even gotten close to seeing 70 on any of my characters yet (The wife and I are still looking forward to Zul'Farrak) but I'm excited. I just hope that I have time to play. There are so many games coming out that I want to try, tons in the MMORPG genre alone; Hero's Journey, Age of Conan, WAR, and Huxley, to name a few.

It's Rated M for a Reason, Lady

In a new article at, a clan leader (whose clan consists of children ages 8 to 16 and their mothers) is complaining about adult language being used on XBox LIVE while she and her clan are playing M rated games.

I can't even begin to describe the inherent stupidity of this. You have third grade children blowing people away in M rated shooter games, and you are complaining because they hear the word "fuck"? Brilliant!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Charmglow Stainless Steel 4 Burner Gas Grill

After returning our horrible Thermos gas grill earlier today, we wound up at Home Depot, purchasing a Charmglow gas grill.

While assembling this grill, we found it was made of much higher quality materials, and the instructions were much clearer. And - oh yeah - all of the holes lined up so that we could fit all of the pieces together. We actually got to test fire this puppy, as opposed to the Thermos grill that we couldn't even assemble.

This Charmglow grill has two smaller chambers, instead of the one large grilling chamber most gas grills feature. This allows us to heat only one side of the grill while saving gas because we are not throwing half of the heat away in to an unheated, open space. It also has a side burner, so we can cook beans or corn on the cob outside without heating up the house.

Excuse me, I'm making myself drool, so I need to go buy something to grill.

Edit: Oh yes, I forgot to mention, this was originally $300, but we got it on an "End of Summer" sale, so we paid $200. Take that, crappy Thermos grill! (Which is made, by the way, by Char-broil.)

Thermos Performance Gas Grill - Target Exclusive: A review


How's that for short and bittersweet?

My wife and I purchased this yesterday. I spent a good deal of time trying to get the thing together, but too many holes were drilled wrong to even put the handles on. The metal was flimsy and warped, and I'm not sure my 20lb propane tank would have even been safe sitting on the paper-thin base.

So, back to Target it goes. For a $200 grill, I can find MUCH better quality elsewhere.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New review up at

Hardware Review: Razer eXactMat with eXactRest

I do truly love this thing, and I'm so glad I am a reviewer, because I sure wouldn't have paid $30 for one before trying it out. Now that I know better, you can bet that all my future PCs will be equipped with a Razer eXactMat.

Nothing to do now but sit back and wait for the forum posts claiming that I get paid by Razer to say nice things. It's amazing how people can let their governments walk all over them, but they see conspiracies in the innocent things like hardware reviews.

Monday, July 30, 2007


We had two guitarists that were supposed to audition yesterday.

Of course, one of them decided to cancel the day before, after two weeks of communicating with us. It's not the right time for him to start playing in a band. What the hell kind of bullshit is that? You put up an ad, buddy. If you don't want to be in a band, why are you telling people that you do, in fact, want to be in a band? I'd almost think it was a lie to avoid telling us that he didn't like our songs, but he seemed very happy with them after he listened to the demos.

Oh well, we've still got one guy that showed up. He is a bit twitchy, but he seems like a decent person, and he seems to have a bit of skill. Hopefully he was just nervous, and he can learn the songs a bit better.

And, the search continues...

Anybody know a double-bass drummer, a lead guitarist, or a bass player in the greater Binghamton, NY area? Drop the band a line @

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Uldaman recipe for success

Here's how to take a group of level 40 somethings in to the Uldaman dungeon in World of Warcraft and win!

Take one level 42 shaman. (Me)
Add to a pre-existing group consisting of a level 42 rogue, and a level 42 hunter.
Add a priest. Whoops, she's a shadow priest, and says she
can't heal. (She tells us to have me heal.)
Add a warrior. One who refuses to use a shield.

Stir in to Uldaman. Laugh when the warrior refuses to heed advice and charges headlong in to every group of enemies that exist. (Regardless of other peoples health and mana levels.)

Laugh when the priest lets us get wiped by refusing to heal. She then quits because nobody was healing her.

Whole party gets frustrated, Uldaman for the win!

Holysoul - Get bent, you whiny bitch. Even though you are a shadow priest, you are still a better healer than an elemental shaman. In a party with a hunter and a rogue, you do not need to DPS as much as you need to heal. Learn to play your class.

Lilnatz - I've probably seen dumber warriors, but just barely. You might want to reroll, or - even better - join the horde. I hear they're looking for a few good dumbasses.