Sunday, January 28, 2007

A long punchline.

Had lunch with the parents today. I was talking to mom about computers and that I have not used my Power Macintosh in a long time. I offered it to them so they get some use out of it. I explained that I use the PC and do use the Mac any more. She could not grasp the difference between the two. I next stated that the Macintosh was a Apple product. She was surprised with hearing this, she has using Macs for over 10 years. That is one long punchline.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Retro Cell Phone Handset

The Retro Cell Phone Handset comes in three excellent colors -- Back-In-Time Black, Retro Red, and Way-Out White. The handsets have the standard 2.5 mm plug, plus you also get adapters, so it should work with just about any cell phone. The sound quality is good (butt not Hi-fi), and the "Cool Factor" is off the charts.



Become An M&M

Found a character creater at the M&M's web site:

Become An M&M

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Star Wars Car

Found some picture of what looks to be a Star Wars car at

How Digg Works

Been using for a few days now to look thru the new story and posts. I started by go to my podcast and "digg it". Then found that this site had its uses.

Found the link on digg on "How Digg Works" thru how stuff works.

How Digg Works

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Dresden Files

Watched the pilot episode called "Birds of a Feather" the other night and enjoyed it. I checked the episode number on my TiVo and it was labled 103. This was not the first episode, but the third (at least in production). For the first episode shown it did give some good information (a mix past and current events) to get you hooked on the series.

Link to, home of the series.
Some found info.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

"Heroes" renewed for 2nd Season!

On Jan. 17, NBC announced that it was ordering up a full second season of the hit series, about ordinary people who discover they have extraordinary abilities.
For the full story.
For Digg story.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

ConQuest Soon

ConQuest is next month and a list of RPG is showing. A few Hero game were canceled due to the GM had something come up. There are still a good crop of games showing. With no online registering for the game, I wonder how fast the games will fill.
At this time, there is a Hero game on Friday, a Unknown Armies/Over the Edge and a Hero game on Saturday and a Hero game late Sunday that look good to me. There are no games showing on Monday, probable due to the limited hours from 9 am to 1 pm.

The list for the RPGs: The List.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Wii for Water

Nintendo Wii 'Water' Radio Hosts Fired

Radio station KDND 107.9's "Hold Your Wee For A Wii" contest that caused the water intoxication death of Jennifer Strange has resulted in ten employees being fired.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

To get a human.

Found a new web site:
The gethuman project is a consumer movement to improve the quality of phone support in the US. This free website is run by volunteers and is powered by over one million consumers who demand high quality phone support from the companies that they use.
Basicly it tells you how to get a human to talk to when you call a company and get the IVR phone system.

Ghost in the Shell

Found some info on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society


YouTube Video Link

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

To BLOG or to WIKI.

Our GM has set up on his network a Blog and a Wiki. The Blog covers our character, my is for Vaden. The Wiki covers the game, characters and other items.

Blog: Vaden's Blog

Wiki: Games and Gadgets Wiki

There is not much there at all right now, but given some time, some info will show up.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Junk Food.

At our RPG games we have been eating a lot of junk food. It was brought up about eating health at the game table with better health snacks. A few item were brought up, a few yea and nays on a few foods. We shall see how this goes over the next few weeks.

Also a few DVDs were brought up:
Bones, Seasons 1 (I am lending Bob to review.)
Frank Herbert's Dune (I am lending Norm to watch.)

Saturday, January 13, 2007

My snow covered car.

After a few days of not using my car (I walk to work), I cleared off the snow off of it. That took awhile clearing off the front, rear and the sides, leaving the top for now.

Update: . . . and to have it snow again a few hours later.

Another Update: Here is the before picture of the car.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Snow still around.

Wednesday it snowed and is still around today (Friday). The temp has been a high of 31 and a low of 19 today. From what I heard it took most people longer to get home. During these time I am glad I live near work and can walk if needed. I good number of people did not show up to work the follow day (Thursday).

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The USB Beverage Chiller

It works. Got one for Christmas and have been using it a few days. Plugs into the USB port on your computer and keeps your drink cool.

USB Beverage Chiller

Family guy - rejected S04E01 beginning


Thursday, January 04, 2007

In the mail.

The calendars have sent out tonight and should be there in around Monday (I hope).

The post office (near my apt) has a 24hr machine that has been down. So I headed over to downtown Bellevue's post office, which has a working machine. Postage has been purchased and the package has been drop off in the drop box tonight.

This year's project was more work than the past. There was the 20 or so hours worked on picking and scanning in the paintball photos and working on the layout of the calendar. And then there was the DVD project I have been working on for a long while. It was off and on over the last year or so. One down and a few more to go. As a added bonus to the second DVD I was able to tape a item on paintballs. It all take time, just to get the best quality from VHS Tape to DVD to Computer (for layout with Menus) and back to DVD.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The guests from New York.

My brother and his family has left and I am back at work. One of the things I will remember about the was my father's birthday gift. I called mom and checked dad's size for blue jeans. I was told Levi 501 with the size of 31 x 30. I had found a close out sale and jumped at the price and got 6. A story came up about how dad did not like button fly. For the heck of it I checked the ones I got. As I went thru them I said "shit" six time. Levi 501s are button flies. I did not know this. Ok, this may still work. The family went to the mall and Chad (my brother) found out the his size was not the 31 x 30 as I was told. Now I was screwed. The close out sale item were not refundable. Kate (my brother's wife) and I snuck away and found some Levi in the right size and some shirts for him. All was saved. Yea!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Wacky news

A Doctor Who fanatic in York, England has made a Dalek to scare away drunken students from his street. (WENN)

Click here for the full story.