Monthly Archives: October 2007

Vista pisses me off

Another day, another Vista hack on some compy from a big box store. “So why can’t I install this [15 year old] program on the new computer?” “It’s too old and Vista won’t run it. I mean, I says you … Continue reading

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This is your government

It might look like a still from a movie, but this is the real Federal Council of Switzerland, the executive branch of that country’s government. The stylish lady in the centre is the current Council president and essentially the nation’s … Continue reading

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Still Alive

“Still Alive” is the demented little song the demented research computer sings to you (after having tried to kill you for the whole game) when you complete Valve’s Portal while you watch the end credits. It is brilliant and hilariously … Continue reading

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The Roomba

I needed to get a new vacuum for the shop. We have an old Shop Vac that works, but its floor attachment is small and it takes a while to do a floor with it. Shop Vacs are also not … Continue reading

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Five Bad Movies I Watched So You Don't Have To, part 5

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] Alone In The Dark Alone in the Dark is another survival-horror game, I’ve never played it personally, but it has legions of fans. I’d heard about the film, of course, but went … Continue reading

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Five Bad Movies I Watched So You Don't Have To, part 4

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] Lara Croft: Tomb Raider The Tomb Raider game is so famous that even people who don’t own computers have heard of it. It’s got guns, a busty heroine, exotic travel, grave robbing… how couldn’t … Continue reading

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Five Bad Movies I Watched So You Don't Have To, part 3

[part 1] [part 2] Resident Evil: Apocalypse Scarcely believing that Resident Evil could have spawned two sequels, I decided to watch Resident Evil: Apocalypse to see if it was any better. I am pained to report that it is not. … Continue reading

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