Tuesday, December 28, 2004

song brothers = gay bengs? amongst other things

should I get this colour? can't believe this is the only colour they have stock of. argh i'm so buay song those song brudders. someone should sell 不爽 drinks next to their shop. i think i'll do it myself if i become unemployed.

and i can't believe the email foobar wasn't taken. couldn't even get the userid f00b4r1337 on steam (half-life 2). seems like none of the current singnet subscribers r real nerds. well singnet, i hope u're prepared :)

and speaking of hl2, i want to complain. godawful 5 cds? couldn't they afford to print a dvd? no in fact it would probably have been cheaper to press 1 dvd instead of so many bloody cds. and the compulsory windows xp-style product activation, and OMG more than 1 hour decrypting the files (i have a hyperthreading 2.6 GHz P4) after i thought the installation was complete, and another year updating the files via steam. all these anti-piracy measures don't stop the pirates from doing their thing - bittorrent downloads were available ever since it was released. it just annoys the hell out of legitimate paying customers. was i a fool to have bought the original? ok please don't arrest me 4 thoughtcrime if you ever read this ghim. and the post below too.

anyway, valve, did you forget it was your fans who created the phenomenon that was counterstrike from the original half-life? and day of defeat? natural selection? hello, anybody home? and so far i'm not that impressed. sure the water looks good, but dude i've been stuck with a pistol for a while. even the crowbar took a while to get to. i was reduced to throwing barrels at the guards for the darndest time, and the guards weren't too amused.

oh and did anyone ever have a casually tossed out commment or joke come back 2 bite them in the ass later? couple of nights ago at the end of colleague's wedding dinner i was (jokingly) asking someone living in the east to drop me off at changi prison. today i got a call from someone asking me for tuition for her daughter (thanks for the lobang Mrs. Lim!). while i was taking down the address, she said, "If you're taking cab here, tell the driver it's near changi prison." Ho, ho, ho. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.


Blogger AcidFlask said...

erm, broken image?

Sun Jan 02, 03:20:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger AcidFlask said...

by the way, this little ditty as seen on james seng's blog should appeal to your rabid anti-big-corporation senses.

Mon Jan 03, 02:11:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger bean said...

whoa groovy..

abit chilling & surreal, listening 2 those predictions alone at night.

i think the author was really vindicated by google's purchase of keyhole.

it makes sense for google to team up with amazon. after all google is already collecting personal data via blogger and orkut (did it flop?).

but i didn't know about sony & philip's e-paper until now. awesome. wonder if there's a sample unit on display here in backwater sg.

but i don't think googlenewsbot will hash together paragraphs and sentences from different articles to create a new article. that would probably run into some copyright tangles. and i don't think the future is as dark as they think, even if google owns the whole future web. i seriously don't think the web will degenerate into a mass of trivia. but the NYT going offline was a nice touch, lol. after all they're so anal about registration. and the ST should for all intents and purposes be offline too. registration and only 3-day public archives, the wayback machine owns it. in the future (or even now?) information that is not online is little better than useless.

and last but not least, nice background music. oh and i didn't know tim burners lee invented the web.

Wed Jan 05, 10:49:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger AcidFlask said...

here's another geek grokkable: tux in ascii.

Sat Jan 08, 12:47:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger bean said...

that's nothing.


Sun Jan 09, 12:01:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger bean said...

also, http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20011229

Sun Jan 09, 12:13:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger AcidFlask said...

Yeah AAlib can do wonders. I was recently invited to watch p0rn on AAlibplayer. An unforgettable experience.

Fri Jan 14, 04:30:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger bean said...

OMG that's like a one-up on Quake 2 :D

Fri Jan 14, 12:25:00 PM GMT+8  

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