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February 2008 Entries

Garfield minus Garfield

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness and methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb. Disturbingly amusing.

posted @ Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:47 PM | Feedback (0)

Inside Street Fighter IV's Nostalgic Allure

"Sometimes, you remember things as looking cooler than they did," says Capcom's Yoshinori Ono. "Since it's been 15 years since Street Fighter II came out, you might envision something that looks better. What we're trying to do with Street Fighter IV is to build a game that looks like your ultimate memories." Building Streetfighter IV must be a pretty tough project to work on - you know that whatever you do, you're never going to be able to please everyone. However after reading the article it definitely sounds like SFIV is going to be worth checking out....

posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2008 5:52 PM | Feedback (0)

Ric Doom

Ric Doom - his gun will turn around, and help you.

posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2008 5:45 PM | Feedback (0)

Domestic Rubbish Only

Who knew this was such a problem?

posted @ Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:47 PM | Feedback (0)

IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.1

IBM Lotus Notes & Domino is now available. Kudos as always to IBM - who in this age of web site usability where developers around the world to keep their URLs as short, readable, and user friendly as possible, refuse to give in to this pressure, and continue to do things their own special way: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/index.wss?DocURL=http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ ssi/rep_ca/4/897/ENUS208-024/index.html&InfoType=AN&InfoSubType%C3%8A& InfoDesc=Announcement+Letters&panelurl=index.wss%3F&paneltext=Announcement%20 letter%20search">http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/index.wss? DocURL=http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/4/897/ENUS208-024/index.html &InfoType=AN&InfoSubType%C3%8A&InfoDesc=Announcement+Letters& panelurl=index.wss%3F&paneltext=Announcement%20letter%20search Tags: IBM , Lotus , Notes , Domino

posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:08 PM | Feedback (0)

Six principles for making new things

The quick summary: Here it is: I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually need to be solved, and (d) deliver them as informally as possible, (e) starting with a very crude version 1, then (f) iterating rapidly. Often easier said than done of course. It's also worth bearing in mind that the rapid iteration model may not suit some projects, but still a good read. Link: Six principles for making new things

posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:59 PM | Feedback (0)

Who clicks ads?

Who clicks Ads is worth reading if you're thinking about building anything aimed at gaining revenue from advertising. I.e. it'll probably put you off trying etc.

posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:52 PM | Feedback (0)

Hello Kitty MMORPG goes beta

Last week, the Hello Kitty MMO (with the incredibly creative name of Hello Kitty Online) went into closed beta. For me, the big news here is that there's combat! I was expecting it to be something similar to Second Life with a Hello Kitty skin applied to it, but there's going to be fighting as well as weapons crafting! Crafting system: Hello Kitty Online has an extensive crafting system with output such as tools & weapons, farming implements & furniture, a wide variety of cooked dishes, and clothing for decorative and stat-modifying items. Raw materials include wood, minerals...

posted @ Monday, February 18, 2008 4:42 PM | Feedback (0)

Granny Herald strikes back

Could this possibly be the most poorly phrased title for a New Zealand Herald article ever?

posted @ Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:28 PM | Feedback (0)

Pot. Kettle. Black. Etc.

I'm finding this post pretty funny, considering it's coming from a camp which has historically been pretty quick to sling mud at other corporations for "forcing" hardware upgrades on it's users in order to run their software. Also, any up and coming Virus writers out there might like to take note of this little gem: I excluded my Notes Program and Data directories from Symantec AV and things are 200% better. I'll pass this on to those who are piloting Notes 8.0 with me. Maybe we can rollout after all.   Jumping across to this post (which is...

posted @ Tuesday, February 12, 2008 12:21 PM | Feedback (4)

Guitar Rising

With the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games being so popular, and with so many people throwing around comments such as "why don't you spend that much time learning to play a REAL guitar", something like Guitar Rising was never far away. Tags: Gaming , Guitar Hero

posted @ Monday, February 11, 2008 3:45 PM | Feedback (0)

Now that's what I call armor

Peruvian anti-riot police officers participate in a military parade to celebrate Peru’s Independence Day in Lima on Sunday.

posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2008 9:39 AM | Feedback (0)

Windows Home Server Disk Management Add-In

If you're using Windows Home Server on homebrew hardware, then this Add-In from Tentacle Software could be just what you're looking for. An exerpt from the page: This Windows Home Server Add-In is an extension of the standard WHS Server Storage interface. People who buy nice OEM WHS solutions get fancy LEDs that light up when a disk needs to be removed; us poor people with cobbled-together home-brew hardware don't. This add-in makes it easier to identify the physical disk you're working with in the WHS Console. Tags: Microsoft , Windows Home Server

posted @ Friday, February 1, 2008 9:31 AM | Feedback (0)


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