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I'm in the pool for jury duty this week, which makes me a bit nervous because I've got a lot of stuff on my plate at work and if I don't get things done in a timely fashion other people... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Horizon Zero
Welcome to Labor Day, where we do no work at work but bend our efforts to Other Stuff put off for too long. Or something. Anyway, I've weeded the comments and I'm reading up on how to implement those annoying... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at Horizon Zero
Happy Independence Day! May it ever be so. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2012 at Horizon Zero
I won't comment much on Diablo 3 here since I've been talking about it in length. Suffice to say I think the always on gambit has produced mixed results - it hasn't really stopped account compromise issues (although I remain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at Horizon Zero
Blah blah, boilerplate "can't believe the year is half over" words words mutter grumble. Ok, consider the preamble, er, preambled. There's been some good stuff so far this year, mixed in with some things that by rights should have been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2012 at Horizon Zero
Specifically, other players swamping the servers and causing rampant 1000+ ms lag spikes. Oy. I feel bad for people who were playing Hardcore last night. Anywhich, after another weekend lost to Diablo 3, my Demon Hunter is now level 52... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2012 at Horizon Zero
Sad news: Russian crooner Eduard "Trololo" Khil passed away on Monday after suffering a stroke in April. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at Horizon Zero
In gaming, SHODAN is an artificial intelligence run amuck, freed from the limitations of morality and possessed of unremiting hostility towards her creators and other meatbags, especially the hackers that fight her. So it's ironic that in real life, Shodan... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at Horizon Zero
If these are my only two choices, Forever Alone starts to seem a lot more attractive... (Not exactly safe for work. Also, very loud.) Ok, I lie. 31's pretty awesome, in a bitterly cynical sort of way. (Tangentially, I can... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2012 at Horizon Zero
I'm slow, I know, but I finally reached the end of Diablo 3 this weekend. My Demon Hunter topped out at level 31 - playing through Normal difficulty, of course. I died a total of three times: once to a... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2012 at Horizon Zero
Police officer in Florida forced to kill a naked attacker busy chewing off another person's face. It took multiple shots to get the guy to actually stop trying to bite the victim. In fact, the attacker didn't stop until he... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2012 at Horizon Zero
Greetings! It's been a busy month so far, and it promises to continue that way. May through July is the busiest part of our year at work, and it's ramping up right on schedule. This year ought to be less... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2012 at Horizon Zero
Happy May 1st, comrades! April proved to be a rather hectic month. There are some big structural changes at work about to happen that I'm not entirely happy with and we're still dealing with the implications. Also, I took a... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at Horizon Zero
Jim "Titanic/Avatar" Cameron and Google's Eric Schmidt have partnered with a startup company to explore and conduct Near Earth Asteroid mining. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at Horizon Zero
They're working on a Game of Thrones video game, naturally, but it looks to be more of a Skyrim-esque RPG. (Which isn't a bad thing, don't get me wrong.) Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Horizon Zero
This is all well and good, but now I want an 8 bit version for Nine and Ten. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Horizon Zero
Not that I mind too terribly much, but this is surprisingly accurate: It's great that the general culture is geeking out to an extent, but man, I had to suffer for my nerd cred. :p Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at Horizon Zero
William Shatner celebrates his 81st birthday today. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Horizon Zero
But until then, I'll just leave this here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at Horizon Zero
This is just one of several amazing photos of Buzludzha - a Bulgarian monument to Communism and the Communist Party constructed in the late 1970s and fully completed in 1981 - a mere eight years before world communism collapsed under... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at Horizon Zero
This feeling... is it joy? Terror? Probably awe. Because this is pretty damn awesome. Spoilers have already started showing up on message boards and the like - so be careful out there! Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Horizon Zero
I finished Final Fantasy XIII last night. Which is not to say I completed Final Fantasy XIII, as there are entire vistas of the game that don't become available until after you finish the story and load up the post-game... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Horizon Zero