A Seduction

March 23, 2010

Smoking cigarettes is an addiction,

but smoking a cigar is a seduction.

And i myself have been seduced.

Safety First!

November 24, 2009

Meet ~insert a name~!

Sorry i haven’t thought of a name yet, but ~insert a name~ currently lives in a python file called pyBackup. Although pySync might have been a better and more suitable title. I needed an app that synced config files to my dropbox folder. Say you are on your desktop using irssi and changed something in your config file the day before while using your laptop. ~insert a name~ will automatically make sure that you have the latest version on all the platforms you use. If you don’t have it ~insert a name~ will backup your current file for safety reasons and fetch the newest version.

It’s nicely taking shape and i hope to finish ~insert a name~ as soon as possible!

It really does!

Yaaaaahr mateys, Guybrush is back! Almost back! Lucasarts did quite a good job keeping it quiet, but somewhere next month they are going to release a remake of The Secret Of Monkey Island! And if that isn’t enough to make you scream like a 15 year old fangirl, they are also going to release a new episode based Monkey Island game named “Tales Of Monkey Island”. The Curse of Monkey Island (Monkey Island III) was actually the second point and click adventure game i’ve ever played. I used to be a pure First Person Shooter fan, so i only played games like Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem and Shadow Warrior until i came across of Broken Sword II. I loved, and still love, that game a lot and when i completed it i wanted something similar. The nice mister at my local gameshop told me he was a huge Monkey Island fan and how awesome it was, etc etc. Too bad it wasn’t available at the time, but one of my shady friends helped me with my problem. I loved it right away! The great theme song, one of the best ever, the funny dialogs, the beautiful art, … made it hard not to love it. I played, finished and started it all over again at the more difficult “mega monkey” setting. But it wasn’t untill somewhere in 2001-2002 at a lan party that i played the first 2 games in the series. The gfx were definitely very very dated, but the humor and story were even better than the the 3rd Game. If i ever become an old man, those games helped. And if i don’t, at least they made me laugh a LOT! But it’s 2009 now and i STILL don’t own any of them! Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis, Sam and Max, Day of The Tentacle, Full Throttle, Monkey Island Series, … i love all of them and i WANT them but Lucasarts doesn’t want people to buy their great games or something like that. Because i have never seen them in a shop and when i tried to order them i always ended up empty handed. 😦 Lucasarts please look and learn from Revolution Software or Pendulo, cause i do own all the Broken Sword and Runaway games! That aside i can’t wait for the remake. I wantz it, i needz it!

I was browsing the Asus site, finding out about their new 1008HA Eee PC, when i came across this link:

http://www.itsbetterwithwindows.com

I watched the video and noticed that they had dubbed it! What a shame! But fortunately for you guys the lipreader inside of me was nice enough to write it all down!
Here we go:
00:23 Daughter: Did you finally manage to get my cellphone working on my PC mom?
00:24 Mom: Yeah, i rock!
00:29 Daughter: Ughr, it was about time!
00:49 Middle Girl: Careful, you are going to crash it!!
01:50 Dad Thinking: Let’s hope this piece of junk works today
03:00 Left Girl: You see, she told you to be careful bitch!!
03:01 Middle Girl: Well… that happens all the time…
03:02 Right Girl: Yeah i know!
03:17 Son: Daddy daddy, i broke it again!
03:18 Dad: Ok ok, let me see…
03:25 Dad: The stupid thing is full of virusen again!
03:42 *hours passed* Dad: daddy fixed it!
03:43 Son: you are awesome daddy!!

Disclaimer: Sorry i couldn’t resist! *giggle*

It’s Baaack!

May 4, 2009

CHOICE! I have been running Linux Mint 5 for about a year now on my laptop and it has been doing it’s job brilliantly. It’s fast, super stable and Pretty. But i have been reading a lot of great things about the new Ubuntu version. Especially the very fast boot-time, better PulseAudio integration and the new notification system sound great! Reading and seeing all those things awakened a little voice in my head. “Maybe you should install it”. Well maybe i should, but i’ll wait for Ubuntu’s “Mint Edition” aka Linux Mint which is due for release soon. Or should i install Debian Squeeze? I have been running a rolling release distro on my (and on my girlfriend’s) desktop, namely Arch Linux, for a long time now and i love it. And Squeeze, being Debian’s Testing release, would be a perfect balance between stability, up to date packages and not having to reinstall your Operating System every (half a) year. So what an i going to do? What am I going to do?

I didn’t stay long, mainly because my brain couldn’t unplug from Azerty. I did change my keyboard to Qwerty and i have to say that i like it. And i am still using that today.