Aah I'm late.

Wednesday, June 30

World

Ace Says

Here's the dirty little secret of conservative blogging, at least as it appears to me: I'm sure the left is convinced we're all plugged in to the GOP and getting our Two Minute Hate of the Day from GOP central, and so on, and etc.

The actual truth is more scandalous. By and large (I can only speak for myself) the GOP itself and GOP candidates don't even bother trying to spin us or feed us something interesting to push.

I got banned from Little Green Footballs - which used to be a pretty good blog - for pointing this out.  The Left of course think that this is how conservative blogs work, because that is how the Left works.

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Monday, June 28

Life

Living Dangerously

I'm going to eat a saltine.

Update: I seem to have survived.

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Life

Wait, What?

I thought it was cold last night.  Forecast suggests more of the same to come.  I mean, less of the same.  Uh, this:
Tuesday    Fine. Sunny.
City: Min: 5 Max: 15
West: Min: -2 Max: 15

Wednesday Fine. Sunny.
City: Min: 6 Max: 16
West: Min: -1 Max: 17
That's a leetle unusual for Sydney.

Update: Currently 2C and falling where I am, and -3C in western Sydney.

Update: Below 2C again at PixyLabs and a balmy -4C in the western suburbs.  Brrr!

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Sunday, June 27

Cool

Overhead, Without Any Fuss, The Stars Weren't Going Out

Doctor Who, Season 5, Episode 13, The Big Bang

To quote the Doctor himself (from The Doctor Dances):

Or as Mrs. Doctor put it (from Silence in the Library):

I may have had problems with one or two of the mid-season episodes, but the beginning and the ending were note-perfect.

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Life

Feeling Groovy

Well, not exactly groovy, but at least dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.  And I haven't thrown up at all today.

Now I get to the fun part (based on the last time this happened to me): Not eating for another four or five days.  Last time I got this far, started eating again, and it all came back twice as bad.

I have plenty of fruit juice and soft drinks (and some of that electrolyte-replacement powder stuff), so I'm not about to drop dead, but I expect to be pretty darn hungry by the middle of the week.

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Cool

Sims 3

Yeah, I'm a little late to the table on this one. wink

I bought it the day it came out, and the expansion packs as they came out, and in between frantic dashes to the bathroom I've been playing it a bit over the last couple of days.

Verdict: Needs salt.

I haven't explored the expansion pack features yet, but compared to Sims 2 with its final count of 9 expansion packs and 9 "stuff" packs, there's a lot less goodies to play with in the core game.

On the other hand, the graphics are certainly better (unless you enable anti-aliasing on an ATI graphics card and then look at a tree) and you can move about town in real time - the entire town is one continuous area, and you don't go into timestop when visiting other parts of the town the way you did in Sims 2.  (Apparently you do go into timestop when you go overseas in the World Adventures content, but I haven't tried that yet.)

It's still not SimsVille, which is what I always wanted; the town is too small, and you have little interaction with your sims when they're at work.  The professions from the Ambitions pack corrects the latter, so I'm going to try that next as soon as I get Kei and Yuri promoted to astronaut.  (They've already made International Super Spy.)

What I really want is a game that simulates an entire socio-politico-economic system at the level of the individual.  Sim City is too top-down; The Sims is too small scale.  Civilization, good as it is, is far too top-down and abstract to really explore the cost/benefit of policies - the cost/benefit is right there in the manual.

On the other hand, if I take my sims to China, I get to kick other sims in the face.  If you've ever played any of the Sims games, I'm sure you've had that urge.

Oh, and EA?  The prices on the Sims Store are insane.  You need to cut them by about 80% if you want it to be a success.

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Saturday, June 26

Cool

Steam Are At It Again

Tropico Reloaded (Tropico, the Paradise Island expansion, and Tropico 2 Pirate Cove) is going for $3.39.

Civilization III Complete (Civ III plus two expansion packs) is $3.74.

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Friday, June 25

Life

My Own Private Bargletron

Not feeling well today.  Not feeling well at all. sad

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Thursday, June 24

World

Well, That's Not Something You See Every Day...

Australia has a new Prime Minister today - Julia Gillard.  No, we haven't had an election (that will happen later this year).  Rather, the Labor Party dumped Kevin Rudd.

And a good thing too - particularly if they can also take the scalp of Senator Conroy in the process.  Between them, former PM Kevin Rudd and Communications Minister Steven Conroy have been delivering Australia the worst government in thirty years.  (Thrity-five to be precise.  And we all know how that ended.)

Hopefully we'll see Senator Conroy replaced with Senator Kate Lundy, who has been an outspoken voice of sanity in the ongoing internet filtering circus.  At least compared to Conroy, who has been consistently disingenuous and bordered on the delusional and defamatory at times.

On the down side, this certainly improves Labor's chances at the next election, which were, under Rudd, approximately zero.  On the up side, I'm not too hot on Liberal leader Tony Abbott either.

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Anime

K-On!!!

K-On!! continues on the awesome road to awesomeville, and has (finally) been confirmed as 26 episodes.  Which is great, because it looks like there'll be nothing else to watch next season.

Hurrah for cake fairies and yakisoba!

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