November 29, 2007

Getting an Early Start on Christmas

The kitten seems mesmerized by the new tree.

You're getting sleepy.

Will she leave it alone?

 Damn...

Guess not.

She's done worse.

She's a small cat. That's a small tree.

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November 26, 2007

Do you have The Knack?

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November 25, 2007

Contradictions, False Assumptions, and The Sword of Truth Finale

I'm agnostic, so two groups that really tend to get on my nerves are religious firebrands and evangelical atheists.

Having finally finished reading the last book of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, something didn't fit.

The events of the last few years seem to have caused Goodkind to blend the early socialist/communist ideals of the Fellowship of Order (his corporeal bad guys) with the death-cult mentality of Militant Islam.

I've already written about Goodkind's distinct distaste for socialism/communism, but in his last book (and an epic case of target drift), <hyperbole>he's decided to lump in anyone who isn't a God-hating atheist in with the rest of the commie scum.</hyperbole> I don't think he was paying enough attention to potential contradictions and false assumptions when he was putting the end together.

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November 20, 2007

Well, I'd Call That A Moment In Time

I don't think of the Grand Canyon Airport as being particularly busy, which makes this image all the more rare.

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November 14, 2007

Brand New Hardware

I'm posting this from my brand-spanky new computer.

This build took signifcantly less time than my previous two builds. A) because I had a better feel for what I wanted to achieve, and 2) because I had enough money built up to get all the parts in a short amount of time.

Thermaltake Aluminum Case (power supply I had already)

Asus P5K-E board

E6850 Core 2 Duo

2GB PC 6400

300 GB SATA drive (I'll monkey around with RAID after doing a bit of research and getting a second drive)

8600 GT OC (didn't really see the need to buy an 8800 right now, they'll becoming down eventually, or I can SLI another 8600 in here)

DVD RW drive (not going anywhere near HD until the war's been won)

Wireless keyboard and mouse (The keyboard's a little touchy, or not actually. You have to fully depress the key to get a reading. The keyboard I'm used to is much more forgiving.)

All in all I clocked in at about $1200, which seems reasonable for what I've got. (1200 includes a new copy of Windows XP. I can upgrade to Vista later. I'm always a very late adopter when it comes to an OS.)

Now I don't have an excuse to pick up some newer games.

My wallet is screaming in pain.

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November 09, 2007

How have I not heard about Band of Bloggers yet?

Right now, I'm watching the tail-end of a show on History Channel called Band of Bloggers. How is it I haven't heard about this show yet? I follow enough blogs that I should have seen something... Was I just asleep at the wheel?

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Sketchbook OP & ED

I could just sit and watch (listen to, really) these all day.

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November 08, 2007

Kimi Kiss Pure Rouge - A Breath of Fresh Air

Oblivious male leads and hyper-shy female leads are a staple of anime. No genre is immune.

In a harem genre full of mediocre titles, the number of males capable of detecting and acting on the interests of a member of the opposite sex (rather than freaking out if/when they finally get the hint) is vanishingly small.

But never fear, Mao-neechan is here!

(It get's a little picture heavy below the fold)

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November 07, 2007

Now that looks a little more like it.

Google maps finally updated that bizarre photography over the Vegas strip.

I should have kept a screenshot.

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November 06, 2007

Flash Portal

So... Lots of people have been yakking it up about Portal. Well, while the Orange Box is definitely in my future, for now a flash version of Portal will have to suffice.

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