Friday, July 31, 2009

I Was Wrong, Futurama Is Saved

Earlier I said that Futurama's original cast was not being rehired. Since then, Fox has broken down, and hired them. The world is safe for sci-fi comedy again!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I've Done Some Things I'm Not Proud Of

Yes, this is a check from Maxim, and it is totally real.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Glass Isn't A Liquid

There's a common misconception (I just saw it in a book by Bill Bryson, for crying out loud) that glass is a fluid, or a liquid. People claim that old windows will be thicker on the bottom, because the glass has flowed downward. They do not seem to realize that if glass hundreds of years old flows down, then glass over a thousand years old would have large gaps in it. This is not the case.

In fact, old glass has a thicker end because of the way glass was made in the past; glass wasn't quite flat, so there had to be a thicker end, and sometimes, that end was on the bottom.

So, please, stop repeating this one, people.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Recasting Futurama

You may have heard that Futurama is being renewed. This is good.

You may have heard that Futurama is losing its cast. This is disastrous.

The people who play any character you'd care to name aren't going to be doing their old parts in the new version, so say goodbye to Bender, Fry and Leela, and say hello to "New" Bender, Fry and Leela. Not to mention Calculon, Zoidberg, the Professor, and Hermes, and a universe of incidental characters.

So, Futurama may come back, but Bender never will.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I finally released episode 7 of the podcast. What a mess. problems at almost every level. I'm just glad it's done. We're going to take it easy on the next one.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Metal Gear Solid 4

I beat MGS4, finally. It makes more sense than I would have expected, and actually clarifies some of the things we thought were shenanigans from the previous games. Of course, the art and gameplay are superb. Johnny Sasaki's role is almost unbelieveable

Friday, July 17, 2009

Google Voice

I just set up with Google Voice, and it is awesome. It does two major things:
  1. Gives you a single phone number that people can call, which makes all of your phones ring
  2. Takes messages, then converts them to text. This is the cool part.
I've already given my number to a company that I didn't want to talk to, they called me, and I can read their message like it was an email. We are living in the future.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Me On WeGame

You may know I like Team Fortress 2. Well, if you want to see small videos of me playing it, you can check it out at WeGame, where I've posted a few videos.

Here's my page

Monday, July 06, 2009

I Got A Hat!

You may know that I hate other people for having hats in TF2, especially those who have good hats. Well, I'm not so mad anymore, since I have the second best hat in the game!

It's me! With a hat!

PS. The Demo hat is the best.
PPS. If I get the Heavy hat, I'm going to make a video of me deleting it.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Public Enemies

I saw Public Enemies, it was all right.

TF2 Updates #2 Medic Update

The second best update of TF2 is the first one, The Medic Update. At the time, they just called it The Goldrush Update, but I think the medic part of it is more significant.

The new items for the medic, especially the Blutsauger and Ubersaw, really transform the class. The Blutsauger gives the medic a great escape method, allowing him to run backwards, firing wildly at his pursuers, hopefully draining enough health from his opponents to save himself. The Ubersaw, while used rarely, can be fantastic when it comes up. When a Spy crops up, medics instantly pull out their saws and turn into vicious hunting wolves.

Personally, I like to even sneak up on people in a melee and give them a couple taps, but that strategy isn't very consistent. Heavies don't like to turn their heads, but if they do, they melt you really quickly.

I'm also giving extra credit to the Medic Update for being the first of the major updates, thereby setting the template that would largely be followed by the later ones. (Thankfully, they didn't follow through with the impossible achievements, and having to get all of the achievements to get the items.)