One of the Internet’s nastiest spammers got arrested this week. Some are calling it a major victory; some are saying it’s a drop in the bucket. I say, one down, several to go.
Let’s send a message. I suggest a sentence of punching him in the face once every ten seconds or so for the entirety of his sentence. I mean, mix it up; sometimes it’s 12 seconds, sometimes it’s only eight. We don’t want him being able to predict it. But to me, a constant painful barrage is the only punishment that fits the crime.
Should you find yourself in Tuolumne, CA this weekend, you will quickly find that the only quality entertainment for miles is found at the Black Oak Casino, where Fast Times will be spreading its 80s good cheer this Saturday night.
Here’s what you missed last time:
Just for you, I’ll wear the same outfit.
One of the things I considered before starting a blog was whether I really had anything to say. I wasn’t sure but I kind of wanted the experience of trying one on for size, so I went ahead with it. But lately all the things I’ve wanted to say are not postable, for a few reasons:
- Some are about work. Blogging about work, whether good or bad, whether fact or opinion, is career suicide. You either wind up complaining about something you shouldn’t publicly air, or you wind up being excited about something that you should not be giving away yet. The only winning move is not to play.
- Some of the very personal aspects of my life are likely not important to anybody else, but they might be interesting; maybe even controversial or salacious. But by their very nature, it doesn’t make sense to talk about them out in the open, no matter how strong my opinions are or what eloquent things I would have to say about them.
- Some are secret projects that I am working on. Kat just came up with another one and it, too, is not for public consumption simply due to its nature. Someone could steal the idea; the entire project could be compromised if too much information got out. However, it would be nice to express some emotions about those projects, but…just can’t, or the projects themselves would get damaged.
So, there you have it. So much for radical transparency. Instead, you get drivel about crutches and guitars.
That pretty much says it all. I didn’t tend to the ankle sprain fast enough when it happened, and now I’ve got to start all over again. I’ve been in pain for the last two days as it just mysteriously got worse, so I went back to the doctor to see what was up. X-rays were clean so it’s just back to square one on a sprain.
At least this time I have the right tools. I’ve never used crutches before and after just an hour or two I already have bruises under my arms, so maybe I have to fiddle with the height. But hopefully, in a month, they’ll be trophies in the garage.
I wanted to be part of Zombie Mob 2007 but didn’t have the time. Darn. Looked fun. Check out the photos and, of course, the tech news coverage.
Has anyone seen supervillain Sylar and Mortal Kombat designer Ed Boon in the same place at the same time?
I mean no disrespect; I really like Ed, I’ve been fortunate to interview him a few times, and I’m truly a fan of his work. But every time I watched the show and Sylar stole someone’s powers by slicing open their heads, I kept thinking “OMG! Fatality!”
How on earth did I manage to miss this when it was announced at CES?
The best part is that it comes with a case.
I applied February 20th. I got mine this week. That’s about four weeks after I needed it; I had to cancel a business trip to Canada because I could not get an update or any information out of the passport office.
If you need one, apply yesterday.
I am reading Chris Kohler‘s Power Up on my trip, which I’ve meant to get around to reading for a long time. I’m enjoying it. It’s like living inside Chris’ Nintendo-worshipping head. It’s a very reverent, very informative place, and it gives me an appreciation for some Nintendo history and lore I hadn’t considered. (My mom famously refused to get me an NES because I had so many “Atari tapes.” Ultimately, she was right; there was a lot invested in that system.)
I’d like to think if you put Chris, Andy Eddy, and myself on a quiz show panel and asked us video game trivia, the three of us would know just about everything. I would like to think that. I hope one day we get to find out.
BTW, I spotted this on Chris’ Wikipedia entry. “Kohler can be seen on YouTube opening an extremely rare Nintendo DS game, stripping it of its value.” That phrase makes me cringe because I don’t necessarily equate “value” with “financial worth,” but the Wiki editor clearly does. (And Chris is half kidding about calling it “worthless” anyway.) Games — even the rare ones — are made to be played. Open, that Game & Watch collection tells you far more about game history and evolution than it would sealed. To my mind, the “value” is very much intact. Maybe I’m taking that phrase a little too seriously, but still. Suck me, you anonymous little Wiki-editing bitch.
That video is, however, a good representation of Chris in real life. Excited. Friendly. Drunk.