Archive for July, 2007

Ownership (Gun)

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

I am the proud owner of a Springfield Armory XD-40 semi-auto pistol. Not the Sigarms P229 I’ve been thinking about, but an excellent weapon nonetheless. I fell for it at the Nation’s Gun Show this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center. Keith pointed it out as an innovative trigger system on an American weapon (assembled in Croatia) with a warranty comparable to Sig’s. So I bought it. My decision for forego the P229 was aided by the fact that the specific model of the Sig that I wanted is hard to find and expensive to maintain, and by the light, smooth trigger pull of the XD.

I’m off to practice field stripping my gun blindfolded.

WebCrash 2007

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

Onion News Network, I love you. Marry me?

via Lifehacker.com.

Wii Number (No Bowels)

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

8560 2573 5464 8408

Leave yours in the comments on LJ or Supertiger so we can play together. When I eventually buy games.

Wii-dom! (Bowels flying everywhere)

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

I am William Wallace. I have a Wii at last. I poked my head in the same old store today just as they opened their latest shipment of acrylic glory.

Thanks to everyone who look for me!

That’s all the post I have time to make. Gotta play.

Find me a Wii

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Lately I’ve been thinking about the Wii availability situation. It’s like diamonds and oxygen. Atmospheric oxygen isn’t concentrated enough to interact with the supply of carbon in a diamond. Put the diamond in liquid oxygen, though, and the crystal evaporates.

I need to look in a rarified consumer environment. More to the point, I need my friends around the country who already have their own Wiis to find one for me. Anyone out there want to find a Wii and send it to me? I’m certain we can find a way to get you paid back hastily.

Joost Invites

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Dear friends,

I have invites to share for the Joost internet TV beta. Leave you email address in the comments if you’d like one.

It’s a neat thing. The video and sound quality are both on par with the abc.com and Fox/myspace streams. They’ll play a commercial a couple of times per half hour while you’re watching. I think if you leave the program running in your system tray it’ll pop up ads when you’re not watching TV, but no one says you have to leave the tray icon running.

Channel selection is broad, but there’s no network affiliation yet. Even so, there’s a good chunk of comedy central, adult swim, and national geographic (oh boy!). The developers say they’re in talks with the major networks, so we’ll see how that goes.

Joost linkage for more information. (For what it’s worth, I don’t think you really need an invite from me, but there is a social network aspect to this thing so who knows.)