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January 11, 2009

Need aLOL?

I did. And then I found this. Hans? *snort*

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

August 9, 2008

Geeky coolness

Software Easter Eggs = SQUEEEAALLLL!!! 

I've got a Ninja in my Google Reader. Thanks to the very cool pgoerner who linked it in Twitter.  

August 5, 2008


Mmmm, elements are sex-ay. This would be perfect in my living room. Now to start raising the cash for it! 

VIa Geekologie, purveyors of the coolest geeky shit around.

July 26, 2008


June 19, 2008

21st Century Folk-Art

Taking obsolete components that are destined to not biodegrade in a landfill and making ART out of them just tickles my fancy.  Green AND geeky. What's not to love?

May 26, 2008



Shit like this makes me giddy.

May 1, 2008

For the homey geek...


DO WANT!!  Someday that will be the centerpiece of my kitchen.

December 16, 2007

OMG! LOL! ROFLcopters!!1! etc. ...

Merriam-Webster has announced the Word if the Year for 2007. You'll never guess what it is.

Another overheard from last night. Driving around Greenville looking at Christmas lights with three teenage boys while listening to Dethklok, I noticed how you could interchange the word ROFLcopter for Hatredcopter ... and I sang it  that way, loudly, much to my boy's chagrin and the other boys delight. The night just got sillier from there.

FRIEND: "Your mom is so cool."

SON: *rolled eyes*

Oh, and NO sleep was gotten but MUCH Guitar Hero was played. I went downstairs to play Beautiful Katamari at about 5:45, hoping the soothing music would put them to sleep. They are snoring away now.

November 18, 2007

Thank you, Jane, I thought it was just me ...

I've been a Guitar Hero fan since I got it for my better half. I didn't think I could play it, being that I'm incompetent at most things that require more finesse than button mashing, but I have actually been able to enjoy myself. My secret ... don't push myself to the point of frustration, which means I'll 5 star all the songs on Medium, thank you, and be happy with that. Plus, it's a great family game that allows me to share some great songs with my kids.

We've played through GH, GHII and GH Encore: Rock the 80's and, though 80's was light on content, we have enjoyed them all. We have eagerly awaited GHIII and,since T was in town on release day, we stood in line at midnight to get his reserved copy for the 360. At the time, I didn't have the 360 and I was relegated to playing backup which, by the way, was fine for me. I like playing bass to his lead. Now, I knew that since Neversoft was involved there would be changes but I didn't know, really, what to expect.

What I saw disappointed and angered me. Not only do we have the addition of useless, clumsily animated 'Bow-chika-bow-wow girls' on stage gyrating out of time (it's RATM, for God's sake, ladies, at least pick the pace up!), but the female characters are not the strong rocker chicks that I used to be able to back.

Judy Nails, a former punk tomboy, is all about showing off the bouncy boob physics engine that is so popular nowadays. Casey Lynch, who T used to like to call Heroine Chic, is also glammed up, with straightened blond hair and sporting a girlie bustier ... what the ... didn't she used to be hardcore?  Also, can I just say ... Midori? I'm all about some diversity (thank you for bringing Xavier back) but ... MIDORI?? *sigh* 

What ever happened to the easy going non-sexism that launched the franchise into the stratosphere? Wasn't it perfect them Harmonix was focusing on the music and not just targeting 18-30 year old males but engaging a broader spectrum of audience? I thought Neversoft did a decent job with the Tony Hawk franchise but they seem to forget that there are girls, women, moms, grandmas out there that like to rock (and skateboard, for that matter).

I know, I know ... quit'cher bitchin' and just choose a different character. I do. I usually play as Xavier because he is the essence of cool for me. But what about my 14 year old daughter, who likes to play as a girl? Gone is her favorite punk, Judy Nails. She's stuck with Midori's puffs and backpack or Casey's new sell-out, sexier look. 

I've pretty much kept my mouth shut about this because every time I mention it, I get challenged and I begin to feel as though I'm being close-minded and maybe just a little old-fashioned. For the record, I know I'm not, but I hear so many excuses for and hardly any voices against that I start to think that it's just me. I feel better now, though. Jane over at Game Girl Advance has spoken out on 1UP Yours and written "My Guitar Heroes - and Heroines" and, while I don't agree with all of her guitar heroes, it's nice to see that I'm not totally alone in thinking this game has gone in the wrong direction when it comes to sexism in gaming.

Rock Band ... save us ... remind us that it's really all about the music.

November 13, 2007

On a lighter note answers...

Well, as promised, here are the answers to Sunday's silliness.

NaVetAppMo -  National Veterans Appreciation Month

NaGoVotMo - National Go Vote Month

NaNoSmoMo - National No Smoking Month

NaMoSleMo - National More Sleep Month (thanks to daylight savings! w00t!!)

NaTurEatMo - National Turkey Eating Month

NaThaGiMo - National ThanksGiving Month

NaPuPiMo - National Pumpkin Pie Month

NaFluShoMo - National Flu Shot Month (I got mine, did you??)

NaRoBaMo - National Rock Band Month (Woo!! One more week until release!)

NaKatRoMo - National Katamari Rolling Month (Well, this one is for me, since I now have my own 360 and Beautiful Katamari to play on it)

NaRuToMo - National Generic Japanime Spiky Haired Headband Wearing Ninja Wannabe Month  (*snicker* Thanks, T, this was a perfect addition)

OK, that was funnish, though the threat of NaChoPoMo was a ball (no pun intended).

I have to pack tonight because I'm headed out of town tomorrow. I'm going to Chapel Hill for a conference and I will be back on Friday night. Yes, I'm taking the laptop and I may even live blog the event. Hopefully, their wireless reception is better this year than last.

Wish me luck!

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