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Goddamn this place is starting to sound like a fucking blog. Not only do I
hate that word, I dislike the idea. However, this being a special case, maybe
someone else can benefit from my mental trials.
Nevertheless, there is actual information that pertains to interesting things
(ie, not my pathetic personal life). I spoke to Wulf briefly this morning, and
he will be in-flight during the next show. He was unable to secure modchips,
but I bet he brings me back a nice case of SARS. We discussed the future of
the show and we are pretty sure that we will be able to maintain GAMER during
the voyage. I likely will have a side "show" online about the voyage itself.
I think that way everyone will be happy. I don't want to stop the show the way
it is currently. Oh yeah, and I finally got off my lazy ass and fired up Xenosaga
again. I'm at the last fight. Hopefully I'll play today and finish it.
BTW, you guys are awesome. I've received quite a few emails that have made
my day. You know who you are. Thank you all.
eBay is so fucking funny. There you are
flying through auctions like mad trying to find the perfect item for you. Invariably
you find three or four (I mean, come on, it's eBay) which suit your fancy. Of
course they all end around the same time, so you pick one or two to stalk.
The problem here young grasshopper, is that you and every other idiot out there
has the same idea. "I'll put my bid in at the last 20 seconds." Well chief,
you wern't prepared for the likes of me and my army today were you?
I have learned through experience (and missing out on a sweet Gateway Solo
laptop yesterday) that using a Windows
box with VisualStudio 6 installed
is no good. You can't click and type fast enough when you're battling the masses
if VS continually annoys you with three fucking Runtime
Errors (holy hell, visiting that page with VS installed pops like 6 RE's.
I did not do that on purpose.) per listing page and one or two after you bid
or are trying to go back a page to bid higher.
So, I ratcheted back my BitTorrent
upstream speed (you need every drop of bandwidth you can get when you're doing
battle in the eBay arena) and used the desktop box (WinXP) to monitor the auction
(F5, F5, F5, F5...), while I had Moz poised and waiting on the server (Slackware
box) ready and waiting at the "Place Your Bid" screen. All fields filled out,
everything ready to go. "On my mark,
unleash hell!". I gave them what for, and we
emerged victorious on the battlefield. It was a moment of celebration and
relief for the troops and I (um, "we" would be myself and my IRC
Not bad for what I'm considering a "beater" rig (compare that to the $3600
laptop I had before). The intention of this laptop is not for games. Had that
been the case I would have had to rob a casino for the amount of money required
to make sure a purchase. The idea behind this box is to be my only companion
on the upcoming journey. A hearty squire that won't disappoint, yet won't be
sorely missed if lost in the trek. Now to pick myself up a nice wireless card.
With cash. Since listening to RFA #60's
"worst case scenario" section (which was great fun by the way) I have resorted
to wearing my tin-foil hats and not speaking to anyone. You're all spies!
ThinkGeek has the VGS
reviewed by dual for only $22.99.
Get your oldskool on.
(1300) In some kind of cruel twist of fate, I am still alive. Little did I
know one could drink for 20 of the last 42 hours and live. The last 3 days have
been incredibly fun, which further complicates things. After listening to this
weeks show (it's not up yet, check later) you'll know why it sucks to have fun
now. Ironic how it has sucked here for years, and suddenly now I'm enjoying
myself... it's almost not fair. So, until the new episode gets finished, go
enjoy 2's new rant, "Commercials".
(1715) Aiight, Episode #9 is ready
for the taking.
Liz you party too hard. Be careful.
Major lack of updates this week. Life's been way too ridiculous to spend any
quality time doing anything I actually like doing. I've also been feeling a
bit under the weather (nervousness, not illness) lately. I have some big changes
happening real soon and I don't know what's going to happen, or how it's going
to affect the show. We will probably discuss this on this week's show. The only
good day in the last week was today. I was able to hang out with someone I'll
be badly missing in the near future. Take care Jessica.
Hunter and I (with what little game time I've had) have been playing Postal
2 this week. Grab the demo and see for yourself.
Episode #8 is in the hizzy. We've got dual parallel's
(of Radio FreeK America fame) review
of the oldskool and we've got Wulf in China! What more could you ask for (other
than not having to put up listening to me of course).
New episode will be up tomorrow. It's already recorded and just needs a bit
of lovin'. Hope you like the sound of my voice.
How's this for the hype machine : Spoke to Wulf and he says he should be good
to go for a show this Monday night! I can't wait for the pirate report from
inside China! :) And, to push the next episode over the top, we have a very
special videogame product review by the man, dual parallel. Get yourself educated
(and if you want to hear what good radio sounds like) by listening to his show,
Radio FreeK America. I'm looking
so forward to this week's show I want to do it now!
I knew I forgot to do something important yesterday. Apologies, I'll try to
not let that happen again. Finally, Episode #7 is
up and ready for consumption.
BTW, if anyone knows how to access this site from China, let me know. Wulf
can't get the show!
Never fear, the new episode has been recorded, it's just in need of some serious
lovin'. I got Ode from Cyberslackers.net on the horn, and sometimes he's a little
hard to hear. And being the genius I am I continue to use the Audacity beta
that crashes on me a lot when I least expect it. I'll be able to put the time
into preparation sometime tomorrow, so look for Episode #7 then.
You should also be aware that the older episodes are taking up too much space,
and I'm going to have to start cutting back a little. I'm going to start removing
the MP3 versions, oldest first. We all should be using OGG (Speex
I hate trying to make a post off four hours of sleep. Thie following jumble
of words that will pour forth makes sense in my head right now, but of course
I'm still picking crusty stuff from my eyes and trying to type. So check it
out, today is the day where I'm leaving town for my days off. Of course I can't
get ahold of anyone where I'm going, so now I'm questioning even heading out.
Wulf made it to China, he called to tell me how great it was. Nice of him to
rub it in. And Hooks is settling into his new apartment about 40 miles away.
So, what of the show this week? I don't know yet. Hopefully I can wake Hunter
from his hibernation when I return, or maybe, if we're good boys and girls,
I can get Ode Rainwalker back on.
We're definetly going to have something for you, and it's not for lack of material,
I assure you. Big thanks to 'JG' for dropping some sweet ideas for the show.
Once we get our shit reassembled we're going to have some very cool shows.
Not sure if this
article has shit to do with anything, but it's interesting (and short, so
go ahead and read it). According to the article (which is wonderfully titled
"Lower income=more video games") "hard-core gamers buy six or more games
per year" Just how high does this scale go? What about >6 per month?
It appears that we've decided to not do anymore shows. It's way too much work
to sit around all week and play games, watch movies, and then TALK about them.
We're not machines. It was fun while it lasted.
I noticed our good buddy Ode, over at Cyberslackers.net, trashed Xenosaga yesterday,
and gave it a nudge today.
We're thinking of assembling a five man hit-squad to take him out. Funny how
if it was a recent Final Fantasy game I would have cheered him on. Recent Final
Fantasy games have nothing on Xenosaga.
In totally unrelated, useless news, I decided to not leave town tomorrow. Looks
like snow, and I don't want to have to drive through that crap on my way back.
Maybe next week.
[ Just kidding about not doing the show anymore. It *is*
April 1st after all... :) ]
[ ......And to prove our worth, Episode #6 is up! We're not
going anywhere...... ]