A cunning diversion

It's green for a reason

Monday, September 12, 2005 | 02:05 PM | by
If there was anything missing from my PSP, it was the ability to take my carjacking, drive-by shooting, prostitute propositioning, hot coffee loving adventures on the road. It's missing no more.

I've heard that the television show Lost is now out on DVD, so I'll be picking that up. I've heard good things about Lost, and I actually caught one episode (third one, I think) while I was visiting my parents, and I was intrigued.

Long time readers know that's what I do. I don't have the discipline or the desire to watch television as it airs. I simply wait until some studio execs collect the good shows, sans commercials, onto conveniant digital versatile disc boxed sets.

Currently my girlfriend and I are re-watching the entire run of FireFly, in anticipation of the release of Serenity in a couple of weeks.

Books begin shipping this week. I've booked my flight up to Canada where I will spend my time locked in a room signing many, many, many books. Though we are contemplating another fan-gathering, like the last time I travelled up there. I'll let you know if we decide to do that or not.

Other than that possibility, I have no more scheduled appearances this year. I'll start the convention circuit again next year in January, attending Vericon.

I've been keeping my eye on Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks purely out of curiosity, and these new videos look nifty. However at this point I'm not quite sure if I think the actually game is appealing, or if it's just the nostalgia of many an after-school afternoon spent at the local arcade with the first two MK games. Back when Mortal Kombat was the biggest thing in fighting games, and before it got all retarded and three-dimensional on the N64.

Of course, also on my watch list is X-men Legends 2, Burnout Revenge, and Marvel Nemesis. How these will compete with World of Warcraft, and the soon-to-be-live patch, I have no idea.

Job Opening

Monday, September 12, 2005 | 02:54 PM | by
ZeAds, the agency which handles advertising campaigns for Ctrl+Alt+Del, 8-Bit Theater, and VG Cats, is now hiring for a sales position.

You can find the information here.

Serious, qualified individuals only!

Google Ads

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 | 07:42 PM | by
The google ads at the bottom of the page display advertisements relevant to what is being talking about in the newsposts. They are random, and not hand chosen.

When I mentioned I was sick, it displayed ads for medicine. When I talk about World of Warcraft, it displays ads to buy in-game gold and items.

This is not a practice that I endorse. We block the ads as we see them, but there are a lot of them.

But they are not something we support.