About Me:

I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

G.I. Joe rocks and my hand does not.
January 10, 2010

My wife finally watched G.I. Joe on Blu-Ray tonight, which I had bought some time ago. Watching most of it with her from about 20 minutes in or so, I was reminded of how entertaining a spectacle it is. I'm definitely still looking forward to the sequel.

Typing this up, I'm reminded that my right hand hurts when I type. So if you don't see me posting a lot or on AIM much for the next few days, that's probably why. That or I hate you. One of the two. :-D


More coding...
January 08, 2010

Because I apparently hate myself, I went ahead and spent the last 10 or so hours doing almost nothing but coding. It was mind-numbing work, predictably, but I'm reasonably happy with the results.

With only a few minor changes to the site's appearance overall, I've managed to tweak code on many of the main site's most important pages so that they now pass W3 certification if a validator is run on them. This ensures that the pages are held to a higher standard, and that they'll more likely display across a wide variety of browsers. The changes may also have the important effect of giving a minor boost on some search engines, which some suggest factor such things into their placement algorithms.

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PSP: The Revival
January 06, 2010

Well, I got my battery from the Amazon.com Marketplace seller this morning, so shipping was suitably fast. It came without a charge, but I stuck it in the unit and let it charge for a couple of hours or so and now things are running great. I had to set my clock and date again, which has been a regular occurrence lately, but I suspect that now that will change. The battery that I got is of course the right voltage, but from what I've heard the charge will last longer because the mAH rating on the battery is closer to optimal. So... disaster affordably averted. I am tentatively pleased but reserve the right to start griping if things unexpectedly go wrong in the near future.

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Any iPod users care to lend a hand?
January 06, 2010

I've downloaded a game for my iPod Touch and it shows up just fine on my computer, but I can't seem to get it moved over to my iPod. Or if I have somehow moved it over, I just can't tell how to access it. Actually, there are two games waiting for me to play them. This is kind of silly. Even my mother-in-law plays games on her iPod. I'm starting to feel stupid.


Expect a review soon...
January 02, 2010

So, what with it being 2010 and all, I'm anxious to get some reviews cranked out in the near future. Plus, I have a pile of games that I need to review. What does that mean? It means that youshould probably expect a review from me very soon, most probably today. The game that will receive my first review? Well, that's nothing special, not really. I plan to review Rabbids Go Home for Nintendo DS. I had asked Ubisoft for the Wii version and they sent the DS one instead, which looks to be a much different game. It's not a bad game, though, and I'm most of the way through it now. So like I said... soon, a review!

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R.I.P. Jason's PSP (2007-2010)
January 01, 2010

Tonight, at 5:52 (PST), I decided to return to Half-Minute Hero with the intent of playing through more of it and eventually drafting a review. Alas, it was not to be. I flipped the switch to turn on the system, but nothing happened. The battery has simply given up the ghost. It will not accept a charge, and in fact the system has been plugged in for a few days now. The system is toast.

This is actually the second PSP that I had owned, following a first one that was briefly owned and sold at launch. I bought this one a year later or so, when more games were actually available for the system, and it has been a fun run.

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Welcome to 2010!
January 01, 2010

How did you ring in the new year? Me, I spent it as well as I have at any point in the past. This year, that meant listening to The Beatles while working on the HonestGamers database. It's rather fun, in a nerdy sort of way, and it's the sort of thing that I hope to be doing a lot of throughout the coming year.

What are your resolutions? Mine mostly relate to the site. In my personal life, I hope to have more time to do the things I want and I hope to continue making strides toward paying off my debts. Those two rather conflict, I'll admit, so we'll see which one has come out on top this time next year.

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