November 29, 2007
The kitten seems mesmerized by the new tree.
Will she leave it alone?
She's done worse.
November 26, 2007
November 25, 2007
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.more...
November 20, 2007
I don't think of the Grand Canyon Airport as being particularly busy, which makes this image all the more rare.
November 14, 2007
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.
November 09, 2007
I could just sit and watch (listen to, really) these all day.
November 08, 2007
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)more...
November 07, 2007
I should have kept a screenshot.
November 06, 2007
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