Posts Tagged ‘OMG

08
Jan
10

URGENT!! Crayon Physics Deluxe “Pay-What-You-Want” SALE!!

Go here RIGHT NOW and BUY THIS GAME.

http://www.crayonphysics.com/

Teachers! I’m talking to YOU TOO.

It’s only good until the 15th of January, so HURRY!!!!

15
Nov
09

If this doesn’t get you salivating, I’m revoking your gamer card.

Amazing.  The New Super Mario Bros. Wii is my new biggest object of lust.

Watch this to see what I mean.

About 30 seconds into it, I realized that the “object” that the three players keep spitting back and forth from their Yoshis IS the 4th player.  And he never touches the ground… the entire level.

Gall dern… I can’t wait to play this.  Thank you, Nintendo.  Again.

PS:  Mom, Dad… I don’t care how noble I act.  Buy me this.  For Christmas.  Pleeeeeeeease.

02
Nov
09

Abomination?! (The Star Wars Holiday Special)

I’ve heard of this, but never before had the (mis)fortune to actually run across it.

I’ve seen a little less than 10 minutes.  I’m not a drinking man, but I may have to start before I watch any more.

And yes… that IS Bea Arthur.  Why, God??  Why, George Lucas?!?

Watch it below, or CLICK HERE to see it at Google Video.  Where you COULD, I suppose, watch it in full-screen… if you hate yourself that much.

11
Oct
09

Almost lost my cool there…

The Great Ubuntu Experiment had a major hiccup today.

I was fiddling around with my video drivers, trying to improve performance for both windowed and fullscreen video playback (mostly divx rips of some DVDs I have) and I somehow end up crippling my video settings, so that they will ONLY display 1024 x 768… on my widescreen monitor.  I HATE having all my stuff look squished, so I did some more fiddling and somehow managed to delete the GUI entirely AND get myself locked out.

Terrific.

I almost did one of two things:  (1) install Vista again, or (2) wipe and reinstall Ubuntu… and lose all the tweaks I’ve been making these last two weeks.

Fortunately, I kept my cool.  This was a puzzle to solve, and I’ll be d*mned if I’m going to wuss out in the face of a geek-problem of this caliber.

Long story short, I managed to figure out a password that would let me back in, boot into recovery mode (which I had forgotten existed,) removed and reinstalled several packages via command-line interface ONLY… and an hour or so later, I’m back to as-good-as-it’s-been.

And that feels good.  Original problem NOT solved, but at least I fixed what I broke in the first place.

Still Windows-free… unless you count using my wife’s laptop to look up all the crap it took to fix stuff.  And I don’t.  Or so I keep telling myself.




The random musings of a 30-something, West Texas high-school science teacher. Hoo-RAY.
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