Archived News starting from 11-19-2011 and earlier
While turnout at this years November LAN
was low, it did feature Battlefield 3 which
is quite possibly the perfect game. Keeping with the trend of the last LAN
, this one was exclusively
Xbox 360. With little distraction, we powered through conquest and decided to go ribbon chasing in squad and team deathmatch. We also had remote Myrn
who participated in the event with enough catch phrases to make up for the lack of actual people present. Here's to hoping the Jan LAN has more heads up for
Today Senator Kelley
purchased an Epson 8350 projector. After helping with the setup I realized I was bested on multiple levels. The 8350 is 250 model points better than my 8100
, throws a screen 5" larger than mine, has 14,000 more contrast and 200 more lumens. He even has screengoo paint to make a better wall. My brief years of superiorty have been crushed, which can only mean I must now buy the 3D projector everyone at his work is ranting about. Only then can the universe be in order once again.
The only single-digit palindrome day I'll see in my lifetime, unless we all end up getting digitized into a retirement matrix
or find a way to harness the immortality of cancer cells without the drawback of dying.
Even though I'm not allowed to talk about fight club, I want to shout about it from the top of the highest hill! After getting into the latest Xbox LIVE beta (every one so far, this post might jinx that) I was excited to post a beacon and brag about the life defining achievements I have via built-in social sharing. Aside from that not much else changed, I'm still waiting for the Windows Phone companion app that will help me feel better about being an outcast.
At 6:00pm today, minutes before I arrived home from the wasteland of Detroit, our crappy power grid succumbed to the high winds. While not surprised, I was a bit annoyed at the timing having hoped to get a few hours of Battlefield in. The wife demanded her television be returned to operation, which became my immediate priority. Once the generator was up and powering the TV and refrigerator, we watched "Cedar Rapids" while our neighbors enjoyed the stone age. More importantly, Lila didn't have to spend one minute doing something other than watching TV. The power eventually came back around 8:30pm, but the cable modem refused to come back in time for any Battlefield action.
One of the many pleasures of living in a northern climate is the annual leaf pickup required to keep grass from suffocating and landscape rocks from turning a deep brown. This year, however, I had the assistance of baby
which made the task entertaining. Between fits of giggling and attempts to eat the leaves, she commented on how unnecessary this task is south of Georgia, and that we might consider moving to that area if we truly loved her. I made sure she understood the reason we don't live there is because Lisa loves her parents more than her, and if I had my druthers we'd be living in sunny Florida selling beach rental equipment by the ocean. Satisfied, she let out a celebratory fart.
After 12 years of reliable operation, my Cougar
finally found itself in a completely immovable state. Only 15 minutes after informing my carpool I planned to drive the Cougar through the winter, all transmission shifter operation ceased. A firm believer in the personality of inanimate objects, I'm convinced the Cougar simply did not want to drive in the snow. A quick check of the cables under the shifter and visual confirmation of movement on the top of the transmission was all I needed to call the tow truck
while TomTom stood watch as rape guard
. Three days later, with a $900 estimate I told the dealership where to shove it and towed it home
with the obligatory bumper destruction that always accompanies my tow-dolly adventures. Further inspection revealed the problem to be inside the transmission, which means the Cougar gets its usual winter slumber
as I wait for warmer weather to properly fix it.
With last years all time low trick-or-treater turnout
it was decided we would visit the Kelleys for Halloweeen this year. Unfortunately, Lisa decided to play gender identity confusion and dressed herself and Lila as Pooh and Christopher Robin
. This frightened away approximately half the normal amount of visitors the Kelley house typically receives, proving transgender equality still has a long way to go in this enlightened society.
Click Here for older News
The depths to which automated bots will go to get SEO keywords placed has reached a new low today. While viewing my site stats
I noticed the join_success page on my ancient Cougar Club site
had fairly high traffic. Upon further inspection, I found over 200 new accounts
all generated by some bot. Unfortunately for the bot, none of my registration fields were compatible with linking to anything, so all the processing cycles were for nothing. Whoever developed it must have just took a stab in the dark at fieldnames and sent it on its merry way. I guess this is the future we all knew was coming, but instead of legitimate machine intelligence we just get spam bots.