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If you were ever in the military....
September 16, 2009'd know what Section 8 means. I'm currently playing the game on the 360, and without giving too much away I'm actually enjoying it more than I thought I would. I really thought I was going to be disappointed with this title, but so far so good I'm happy to say.

Section 8, btw, is the term used in the military for people that are bonkers, cookoo for cocoa puffs, bonzo, crazy, nutz, no longer in control of one's faculties, WACKO!

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My new addiction
September 07, 2009

I have started playing Defense Grid: The Awakening, and I'm totally addicted to it. If you've never played this game, it's basically a stationary strategy game. And by that I mean that aliens will try to capture some "cores" from your computer at the end of the level. It's YOUR job to set up turrets of different abilities (flamethrowers, lasers, machine guns, mortars, time distortion, etc) to impede and eventually eliminate the thieving alien scum.

Different aliens are affected by some turrets more than others. Part of the fun is figuring out what combinations work best with each other to last the multitudes of waves. You can also pave a path for the aliens by putting turrets in their way...forcing them to go the way that you decide.

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Fallout 3...
August 24, 2009 a HUGE game. I've been playing it for a while now, and I'm hoping to finish the Main Quest as well as the new DLC (the latest of which is Mothership Zeta) soon. It may take me the rest of the next 2 weeks in my spare time to finish it, but I SWEAR BY ALL THAT IS HOLY THAT I WILL FINISH IT!

Wait, it's open-ended and technically never ends?

Damn it!

In the meantime, I've got an old buddy of mine that's coming over this weekend and I've got to get some things done to the house, renovation-wise, before he gets here. Wish me luck!


Maybe I'm just getting old
August 06, 2009

I find that I have less and less patience for people when it comes to things I think they should know already.

For example, a friend of mine just got a divorce. His wife cheated on him, and moved the other guy into the house THEY bought. So what does he do? Gives her the house, everything in it, the new car they bought, and pays HER $5000 for the wedding present her dad gave them from 5 years ago.

How does this play into the whole "things I think people should know" scenario? Because he left the utilities in HIS name, essentially allowing her to use his deposits to pay off her bills, and left his account number on the car payment information to where she posted one of her car payments of $500 using HIS account that she no longer has legal access to.

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Got the Beta invite for the new Xbox Dashboard
July 29, 2009

They've got some new features that I'm chomping at the bit to learn about. Can't wait to put the new dashboard thru the hoops.

Oh, and don't forget to download the new maps and campaign for Gears of War 2 called "Dark Corners". If you don't already have the other maps, I suggest getting the "All Fronts" DLC which has all the previous maps plus the new ones and the new campaign mission.


Sorry I've been in and out a bit lately...
July 16, 2009

I had to go to the doctor just recently. I woke up late at night with a horrible pain in my side. It felt a little bit like someone had just kicked me in my family jewels...and the pain wasn't getting was getting worse.

Finally I ended up having to go to the hospital because the pain got excruciating, and it wasn't going away on it's own.

After waiting to see a doctor, then finally getting in they diagnosed me as having a kidney stone. Prescribing pain medication for it, they sent me home. I waited for the pharmacy to open (which was a couple of hours), and got the prescription filled. Taking the pills, I waited for them to take effect. They didn't. Turned out the pills I was prescribed was the equivalent of children's aspirin.

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Who's got the connection?
July 11, 2009

I remember when the internet was young, and you literally pulled a phone off the hook, and DIALED UP to get connected to the net. In those days the only things on it were business bulletin boards with the occasional game you could download.

Fast forward to today, and those same modems are built into every cell phone. I had a series of calamities with my connection at home the last couple of days in which my router died (it was 8 years old!), and my ethernet adaptor died. Normally this would require me to buy a new router and adaptor and spend hours upon hours setting things up, and taking my PC a part to install a new adapter.

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