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Tuesday, May 22

Geek

That's Cheating!

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there are a number of scenes of characters facing their own doppelgangers - Willow and her alternate-universe vampire self, for example - but the one that really stood out on technical grounds was the two Xanders when his personality got split in two.  While the two versions are kept apart for most of the episode, by the end they are interacting directly and seamlessly, simultaneously with each other and with the rest of the cast.

Which would be an even more remarkable achievement if actor Nicholas Brendon didn't have an identical twin.

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Saturday, May 19

Cool

Cheerful Afternoon



Stretch goals:
  • [UNLOCKED] $350k - Dual wielding pistols.
  • [UNLOCKED] $360k - 25 extra pieces of unique item art.
  • [UNLOCKED] $375k - Additional end-game boss monster.
  • [UNLOCKED] $385k - 25 more pieces of unique item art.
  • [UNLOCKED] $400k - A new environment set.
  • [UNLOCKED] $412k - 2 additional monster types.
  • [UNLOCKED] $425k - Three large, high-level dungeons.
  • [UNLOCKED] $450k - Savage two-handed melee weapons.
  • [UNLOCKED] $465k - Additional end-game boss.
  • [UNLOCKED] $480k - New survivor town.
  • [UNLOCKED] $480.5k - New and higher-quality developer beer!
  • [UNLOCKED] $490k - 2 additional monster types.
  • [UNLOCKED] $500k - A new dungeon art-set.
  • [UNLOCKED] $520k - SURVIVAL MODE!
  • [UNLOCKED] $535k - A new faction and story-line!
All the stretch goals beyond $480k were added and achieved in the last 24 hours.

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Art

And Now, An Overworked Minx Pulling Four Shifts As Substitute Site Mascot

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Art by the supercalifragilistic Chelsea Rose.

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Friday, May 18

Geek

Schadenfreuded

So, Diablo III is out, and people bought it despite the fact that the always-online-DRM-crap obviously wouldn't work, and it doesn't work.

Ha ha!

Me, I'm waiting for Torchlight II, which isn't out yet, but won't be completely crapped up either.  And runs one third the price.

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Wednesday, May 16

Rant

Dear Fuckheads

Yes, you, who thought it would be a great idea to ruin people's websites with your horrible spam when it gave you a tiny boost on Google, and, now that your misdeeds have caught up with you, are issuing entirely baseless DMCA complaints - 

I will cheerfully remove the offending links.  Not only that, but I will also ban all the IPs involved, all IPs registered to your company, all URLs and trademarks and product names, and anything else even remotely associated with you or your business, from ever appearing on any site I run.

And may your businesses, whose names you value so highly, founder, fail, and rot in bankruptcy hell.

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Monday, May 14

Cool

Also Also Wik

Before I forget, there's also this:




Yes, it's an updated X-COM clone.  Of course, updated X-COM clones already exist, but they've failed to recapture the magic, and there's a real X-COM coming soon, but it's been simplified from the original, so there's still room for another attempt.

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Sunday, May 13

Cool

Purely Coincidental, I Tells Ya. Purely Coincidental.




Although the game may vaguely resemble a familiar family entertainment...

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Okay, although the game may closely resemble a familiar family entertainment, it's not like it at all.  It works rather in reverse, starting with a bustling happy city and proceeding toward the titular doom, the winner being the player bringing about their particular form of doom first.

And the special editions ($75 and up) come complete with pewter figures of the Elder Gods, which is not something you want to miss.

If you know what's good for you. wink

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Friday, May 11

Cool

Creatively Clouded

So Adobe's new software rental model is finally out, and a lot cheaper than the previous version.  And I noticed that they're offering a significant discount if you sign up for a full year and already have a license for any of their professional products version CS3 or later.  Given the number of applications and bundles I've bought over the years, surely I'd have something that will do the trick.

So, let's see (shuffle, shuffle...)  Macromedia Suite Version 8?  Probably not.  Aha, Fireworks CS3 license key.  Type type type...  Achievement unlocked: 40% discount!  Achievement unlocked: Adobe Everything!

I will of course be too busy to ever do anything with any of it, but that's not the point.  The point is, mine!

Update: There we go, I now have working installs of CS3, 4, and 5 Design Premium, and CS6 Master Collection.  Skipped over CS5.5; it didn't really seem worth the effort.

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Thursday, May 10

Cool

Things That Are Sort Of True #1

The last veteran of the Crimean War only died in 2004.

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Wednesday, May 09

Cool

Minx: Tales From An Adorable Universe

Fiametta, music lover and podcast addict from mee.fm:

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more...

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