I’ll quote this directly from Aaron Williams from Nodwick.com where I found this because quite frankly… I can’t think of anything better to say about it.
Anyone else think this is a forboding, but nonetheless hilarious, omen? I don’t think I ever thought of the Dark Lord of the Sith hawking cheese-flavored snack crackers, but then again, I’m not in marketing.
I sense a great disturbance in the snack food…
Next time you’ve got an urge to be a crazy l33t hax0r why not try to hack your local coke machine using this handy dandy guide. It may not get you a free drink (at least not yet), but it’s a fun excercise in using technology in ways they’re currently not intended.
How To Hack A Coke Machine
Okay, I don’t honestly recall how I stumbled across this site, but I found it utterly amusing and an honest stream of consciousness type of blog from one man’s brain. I laughed, I cried, I vowed never EVER to teach English to Japanese children. Read on, and you’ll know why…
I am a Japanese Teacher
Man… I love old DOS games from “the dawn of the home computing age”. They were so very cool and what I grew up on. No 32 bit Colour graphics with 256mb Video Cards for me. Back then it was all 4 colour CGA… or if we were lucky 16 Colour VGA graphics. I sometimes miss playing these games. They could keep me occupied for hours on end. Sadly they all pretty much have become unplayable as technology has advanced and their code became archaic and incompatible with modern computers.
Thankfully, we have such wonderful little programs known as emulators that allow us to relive the glory days of such classics as Eye of The Beholder and Star Control (and their sequels). You can find them all here at Abandonia – The Home of Abandonware DOS games.
Now if they only had a copy of that damnable Nuclear War game that I loved so much (and have blogged about here numerous times in the past). Oh well, I can play Star Control for a few weeks straight now and my senile old brain will forget about it.
I also stumbled across this ingenious and geekily-cool high-tech gaming aid. For those of you who are just as geeky as I am and still like to roll a bunch of polyhedral dice around on a Saturday night this is the ultimate in mapping tools available. Ahhh if only I had the money, time and space to do such a glorious thing…
In any case, I’m going to end this now as it’s 3am and I should be in bed or doing something suitably more productive than this (yeah we all know I’m just going to go and play Star Control… shaddup).
Yup. It’s an animated short film using Lego style characters and starring the cheesy but cool voice talents of Adam West as Batman, Mark Hamill as the Joker, Courtney Thorne-Smith as Catwoman and Dick Van Dyke as Commissioner Gordon.
Check it out. It’s pretty damn cool.
Okay, I figure it’s been awhile since we had a couple of stupid quizzes around here and as I am the only one that really and truly matters, what I say goes. Therefore I bring you the following.
First up is something near and dear to my heart. That’s right, the english language. That magical substance known as the written word that allows us all to communicate with each other without us having to resort to banging rocks together and grunting monosyllabically (sorry Trev, you can keep grunting if you want though). So, without further adieu…
The Commonly Confused Words Test
And for those curious, my results were:
You scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 83% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I can’t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don’t. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you’re not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!
As for the second… I don’t know whether to be proud or dissapointed.
I am 39% Asshole/Bitch.
I may think I am an asshole or a bitch, but the truth is I am a good person at heart. Yeah sure, I can have a mean streak in me, but most of the people I meet like me.