That’s right, good old [GK!] representing last night on the F.O.R severs. Jason, Chip and myself were in fine form for last nights gaming. For those of you who don’t know, [GK!] stands for “Gooey Kablooie” which is the name of our “clan.” I’ve never really liked the term “clan” since it conjours up thoughts of inbred rednecks in white robes so I usually just use the word “team.” It sounds better. So, my team and I had some long overdue fun. It was enjoyable.
Not only was it enjoyable… but we’re damn good too. After the server updated it’s stats page last night, it turns out that Chip is ranked 10th for the entire server and I’m right behind at 12th. [GK!] also took home 2nd place as a whole.
You can check out the stats page here or, if I took a screen shot of it, just in case the ranks changed. That’s here.
And just because a day can’t go by where I’m not pissed off at something… here’s a few little tid bits for your own “anger issues” to deal with.
Congress is about to consider an entertainment industry proposal that would authorize copyright holders to disable PCs used for illicit file trading.
The Anti-DMCA website, for more informed reading.
Microsoft DRMOS Palladium — The Trojan Horse OS
Ah, Saturday. The first day this week when I’m going to sit around and do NOTHING! I like relaxing. I need a little bit of relaxation too. I’m not sure if we’re playing network games tonight but it’s always a possibilty. I’d like to but I wouldn’t mind doing something else either. I guess I’ll call everyone a little later and find out what they’re up to. That reminds me, I need to call Nick back as well. He left a message last night but I didn’t have a chance to get back to him.
Oops, almost forgot about this weeks Friday Five. FF is a set of 5 random questions to answer in your own way in your own journal. It’s for nothing but purely random fun.
1. How long have you had a weblog?
My first post (here) was way back on April 29th 2k1. So, I’ve been writting for about a year and a half (give or take)
2. What was your first post about?
The sites redesign and me being lazy.
3. How many changes (name, location, etc.) of your weblog have there been, if more than one?
The weblog itself has always been here at LI but I’ve had pages in at least 5 different spots in the past. I remember way way back in 94 I even had a page at GeoCities. The journal itself has been redesigned 4 times since 2001. This layout is actually the one I’ve had the longest and it’s about 4 months old. The name has changed too. “How do you like them apples” probably winning the prize for longest held title.
4. What CMS (content management system) do you use? Do you like it or do you want to try something else?
Originally I used Blogger and really liked it. Unfortunatly I outgrew it and it just started getting on my nerves. I switched to Moveable Type a week ago and haven’t looked back. I really really like it.
5. Do you read people who have both a journal and a weblog? Or do you prefer to read people who have all of their writing in one central place?
I always combine journals and logs together so I don’t really understand the point of the question. I guess I read other journals that are “in one place” but I don’t understand why they could be otherwise.
And because I missed one…
1. Where were you born?
2. If you still live there, where would you rather move to? If you don’t live there, do you want to move back? Why or why not?
I don’t live in Mass, but I do still live in New England and I love it here. If I could pick any place on the planet to live it would be a small New England town. There’s something about going into the local diner and having everyone know your name that I find enjoyable.
3. Where in the world do you feel the safest?
I actually feel pretty safe here.
4. Do you feel you are well-traveled?
Sorta. I’ve driven up and down the east coast plenty of times and I’ve been out west to Texas, Arizona, Colorado, but I’ve never been anywhere in between. I’ve also never been out of the US/Canada area, so going overseas might be nice. If I had to pick someplace to visit, it would probably be eastern Europe. (GB, Ireland, Scotland etc).
5. Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Savannah GA. It’s seriously a freaky town. More weird shit happens in that town than anywhere else on the planet. 🙂
Well… Harvard was nifty. Of course it was going to be nifty whether anyone visited it or not, but it was pretty cool just the same. For all those SCAD kids who have never actually been to Harvard (or Boston), picture this: Forsythe Park, with buildings ON IT instead of around it, then surround that with a huge ass wall, then continue your normal Savannah-ness around it. They have one of those “quads” in the middle of their campus is basically what I’m getting at here. Also, SCAD students apparently get the shaft (not like I didn’t see this coming) when it comes to the “little points” of college life. For example, our campus cafeterias aren’t open 24/7, we don’t have a 14 million volume library and most importantly, we don’t have a Newbury Comics NEXT DOOR! Ok, ok, so we can’t realistically get a Newbury Comics, but it’s pretty neat anyhow. There are of course other cool aspects of Harvard but if you’re aware of Harvards reputation, I probably don’t need to explain any of them to you, you probably have a fairly good imagination.
Speaking of Newbury Comics… no good Boston trip would be complete without a visit. This time my wallets downfall was a rare Renaissance import that I found for $9. A nice little tripple CD set mixed by BT, Dave Seaman and David Morales. It’s nice.
Also, before I jump into my PJs and thusly become oblivious to the world, I would like to suggest we give these guys a medal. Or perhaps just Tycho. Seriously. I don’t think I could ever agree more with a fellow gamers stance when it comes to things like this: (discussing record companies)
They’re fucked. They are fully cognizant of the fucking. So instead of competing with each other to produce a new product or service, to plant a bold flag in new territory, they form this cartel, perhaps cabal is a better term, and they’ve got the bankroll to pulp anyone you’d care to name – let alone Bob Shoutcast over here on Port 8000, whose twenty friends simply appreciate his choice in music.
I do appologize for directly quoting as I know it tends to aggrivate them, and rightly so, but I felt this further helps illustrate my point as to how completely and totally screwed everyone is if these things actually start to firm up. Please, for the love of all that is computing, don’t buy into this new technology crap. I won’t start into another tangent on this tonight because I know how lengthy it could become. I will, instead, take a shower, put on my PJs, kick back and listen to a little BT. Later.
Current Mood: Tired
Current Tunes: (see above) Disk 3 – Deep Dish – “Summers End”