February 28, 2004

robo trumble

The alert reader (ie, one of the 3 of you out there) might have noticed the new category-logos over on the right hand corner of the headline. They mostly suck right now, and I'm going to hopefully improve them, but since I figured out how to make it show up with little work on my part, i got excited and wanted placeholders. I've been having some difficulty deciding on a music one, though, because i've made it a point of draining this page of much color - i allowed a little purple and cyan in the Amphetadesk pill icon, but drained it and the XML buttons of their usual orange.

I made 3 music ones, and the 2 color ones look kinda cool, but i can't decide if it's cool enough to break with the bland look of the site. So, here they are. Maybe one of you could impact my decision. The current selection is "A."




Tomorrow: links to the RvB and Minibosses archives i've amassed and finally learned how to make public with minimal work on my part!

Also, I just thought I'd share this cut-and-paste accident because it looks neat:

[glowing blue]

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February 26, 2004

over and over in my head it plays

So my life of the past week has essentially consisted of my brain swelling and contracting, some sleep, and Underworld's Tongue over and over and OVER AND OVER.

It's a good track, but it's not the kind of thing that makes you able to center yourself and get away from the insanity.

Anyway. 2 more days. Then some sweet sweet relaxation.

[total u2 guitar riff]

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February 24, 2004

(Annoyed Grunt)

So, I somehow broke this page in Mozilla.

More on this story as it develops.

UPDATE 4:02am
Okay, I fixed it. Everything is once again cross-browser happy, and the RSS feeds are workin poyfectly. But it has now come to my attention that the time settings are way off. Another day...

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February 20, 2004

Ceres Station was under attack...

So, just around the time I completed the NES control, and got my emulated ass playing some pretty serious original Metroid (one of the best games ever forever), I found out from the boneless puppy about Metroid: Zero Mission for the GBA.

So, I've been playing that via VisualBoyAdvance in the moments that I haven't been utterly freaking out about all the things I need to be getting done.

It's a pretty sweet ass game, though I eventually had to switch back to my normal gamepad because the NES control doesn't have shoulder buttons. Zero Mission supposedly retells the original game, and while there are some definite similarities (most notably some pretty well remixed music) there are a lot of differences as well.

Now I just need to frankenstein my ass a SNES controller to work with XP, and I will be playing this game all over again, and it will almost certainly spur me to play Super Metroid from start to finish. Super Metroid is frigging badass, and anyone who says otherwise is a bigot and a coward.

Okay, so any meaningful content of this entry was completely overshadowed by rabid fanboy geeking out. Get your own blog.

[thanks for that line finn]

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February 18, 2004

He got out of line

This is one of matt's best simple toy pieces ever.


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February 16, 2004

things to do in denver when ITW's dead

So I was watching an episode of Super Secret Move Rules, and they were talking about Love Story.

This is the Ryan O'Neal vehicle which brought us the phrase "Love means never having to say you're sorry."

Both Jackie Collins and Frank DeCaro agreed that this is utter bullshit. Love means almost constantly saying you're sorry - you're sorry you didn't call, you're sorry you did this, you're sorry you didnt notice that.

Odd that a gay movie critic and the one self-aware semi-trash novelist out there would both agree on something with almost identical words.

And for all the quality of that movie, that is its one sort of catch phrase souvenir line, and it's such bullshit.

It should also be noted that this was said by a woman who totally burned Robert Evans in favor of Steve McQueen after an affair.

"It passes through you like a gamma ray
But you'll feel the cancer...someday
-slowearth, 6699

Oh yeah, and that movie was tragic because she got cancer. Er, leukemia, I guess. Still.

Hahah. That wasn't entirely intentional.

[aaron raames' website]

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February 13, 2004

the cheat is not dead

So, at least 3 people have seen this page in the past month. That's encouraging.

I've decided to take a nod from some people I know that have good luck with the blogging and am going to try and post a couple interesting links every day, in an effort to get me used to signing in and writing -something- without actually having to worry about coming up with anything on my own.

The theory is that if i'm posting stuff (almost) every day anyway, maybe eventually I will start putting in actual original words and thoughts, and maybe some glorious day years from now I may express a meaningful thought here more than once every couple of months.

Anyway, here's some interesting links.

This page was quite helpful when it came to learning how to wire up my ebay-acquired NES controls to a PC. There are several alterations I did in my final version - first was to use PPJOY instead of NTPADXP (ntpadxp is for chumps), and also I decided to use USB to supply power instead of the hard drive. This basically amounted to just hacking up a USB cable and stripping the red and black wires. This is a sweet page for anyone needing power to drive some kind of homebrew PC peripheral. Incidentally, for 8 bucks in controls, (thanks sean) and about 2 bucks in parts and wire, having 2 NES MAX controls for playing emulated Metroid is pretty damned cool.

This is just straight up comedy. Pork Chop sandwiches is just goddamned hillarious. It's the second one from the bottom.

So, that was the first episode of me trying to post interesting links in an almost certainly futile effort to get me into a frequent posting rhythm.

[thanks wil]

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