“Neither the full-body scanners or the enhanced pat-downs are making anyone safer. They’re more a result of politicians and government appointees capitulating to a public that demands that “something must be done,” even when nothing should be done; and a government bureaucracy that is more concerned about the security of their careers if they fail… Continue reading Cool quote bro
Since I still use this as my official journal, I thought I might as well plug a tumblelog that Anna and I have been keeping together: http://dervoyage.tumblr.com/ We’re already back by this point, but read through and look at the photos, if you haven’t already!
Sonic 4 review
Sonic 4 is pretty much what I expected it to be: a rehash of the Genesis Sonic games in 2.5D with one or two new gimmicks, and most of the flaws that come with modern Sonic games: sub-par level design, frustrating bottlenecks, and a misunderstanding of the physics that made the original Sonic games fun.… Continue reading Sonic 4 review
Final Fantasy XIV Impressions
I played Final Fantasy XI for about half a year back in 2004 so I definitely wanted to try FFXIV while it was still in beta. I am quite disappointed! Let’s start with the main bit: the game is way too much like FFXI. I understand that Square Enix was trying to reach some sort… Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV Impressions
Website Review: Treasure Island Music Festival 2010
mentioned she liked reading my rants on how websites are built, and since I’m in the website-building business, it makes sense that I’d have some insights on what’s what. This is not to say that I’m an authority on how sites should be built, nor am I the only one spending time nitpicking. There are… Continue reading Website Review: Treasure Island Music Festival 2010
Good thing I'm okay at puzzles
My roommate locked himself out of our apartment, but noticed it before he left his building. After waiting around for his building manager, he decided to come down to my office building and pick up my building and apartment keys. He’s got a weird sleep schedule, though, so chances are he’ll be asleep when I… Continue reading Good thing I'm okay at puzzles
Damn I have used my LJ in the past month more than I have all last year. I guess I’m REALLY BORED. So bored, in fact, that I will now share with you some ancient emails that are sitting in my Hotmail folders, titled "Important Stuff", "Cool Stuff", and "Family and Friends". I made these… Continue reading Old emails
Pac-Man iPhone Wallpaper
Note: as of the release of iPhone 12, all iPhones have different screen resolutions and icon placements. It’s a bit tough to keep up, so I’m now doing these on-demand. If you don’t see your specific device below, please let me know in the comments. This wallpaper uses actual sprites from Pac-Man, and is probably as… Continue reading Pac-Man iPhone Wallpaper
Vote in this poll plz.
Back in the heydays of LiveJournal I sprang for a Permanent Account, which means I should be able to post polls forever. So I might as well take advantage of this and ask you guys a hard question about our trip: I might post a second poll later, identical to this one but with the… Continue reading Vote in this poll plz.
Europe Trip Omg
Anna and I are going to Europe! For 2.5 weeks! In November!… Yes, we’re really, really jumping the gun and planning way too far in advance. But what the heck there is not much else to do during downtime at work. At this point we’re planning on visiting these places: London Paris Cinque Terre Rome… Continue reading Europe Trip Omg