Monthly Archives: December 2008

2008 in review

So, when I think about it: Sold a few guitars; bought a few guitars Went to my first CES Got an iPhone; life changed Retired my PC keyboard of 10 years (but didn’t get rid of it) Played my last … Continue reading

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My Dinner with uWink

In-between yesterday’s day-long computer massacre — the sound card took another six hours, not one, before it was tamed — Kat took me out for a meal at uWink, which is Nolan Bushnell’s latest business venture. He’s the man who … Continue reading

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Computers are fun

That is sarcasm. Kat had a 1TB drive (two 500s in RAID 0) from Maxtor that died right before Christmas. I didn’t realize it was a RAID but I should have. Then her 500GB MyBook snuffed it. That left me … Continue reading

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Top 10 Games of 2008

I has come to my attention that if I do not make a Top 10 Games of the Year list, then I will lose my press credentials. Here, therefore, are my personal faves, representative of my own tastes and not … Continue reading

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I dabble in Wikipedia but I honestly haven’t done much with it. But when I realized that people like Todd Mowatt had entries as video game critics and Andy Eddy didn’t, I had to do something about it. Please make … Continue reading

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Oooh, whadjaget?

Aside from the time I wanted to myself for Christmas, I also got some nifty things. Got some lovely books (Neil Zlozower’s book of Van Halen photos, some musical instruction, and some deep-thinking-about-game-criticism stuff), Darth Tater, a Han Solo Hoth Mighty … Continue reading

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Why does EW suck at games?

Ok, full disclosure: I pitched myself as a freelancer to Entertainment Weekly in the mid-90s when Gary Eng Walk gave the Virtual Boy (and just about every other Nintendo product he reviewed) an A in its pages. I saw that … Continue reading

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Happy Etcetra from Dan & Kat

Kat and I don’t care if you celebrate Christmas, Yule, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or Wookiee Life Day. We just want you to enjoy it this year. And in that spirit — as well as the spirit of not killing trees … Continue reading

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No present like the time

What do you want for Christmas? Some years ago I realized that the answer to that question was “time to enjoy all the stuff I already have.” No joke — at 37 with no kids, I am surrounded by all … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Spinal Tap, 1984

Poking around my musical archives I found “Christmas With the Devil” by Spinal Tap — the 1984 version, which was only released as a single. This is different from the version they re-recorded in 1992 for Break Like the Wind. … Continue reading

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