Friday, September 29, 2006

Law suits and kids

I noticed on Slashdot that there was a case about a 14 year old boy who killed his father and step-mother. Well the case seems simple in the article, abusive parents vs kid who played video games obsessively. Naturally it wasn't any old game but one that has had lots of press .... "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City". This game is well known for it's violent nature.

Now that the case has started what I really want to know is:

  • How can Jack Thompson expect to pin the problems on the game while the game is rated 17+/Mature? If so Jack Thompson should read this
  • Where were the parents making sure he wasn't playing games that are rated for three or four years older than him?
  • What else did the "parents" allow him to do that wasn't suitable?
  • What happened to personal responsibility?

    On a side note I think I have posted too much this month and I'll save anything else for next month....Except maybe tomorrow's meeting.

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2006

    Found a quick test to take. This seems interesting but for the most part I don't think it is right.

    ColorQuiz.comPhalse took the free personality test!

    "His need to feel more causative and to have a wide..."

    Click here to read the rest of the results.

    Saturday, September 23, 2006

    Stupid + Cat = Five

    This is actually obvious math to anyone who has actually watched our cat for more than a minute. More often than not he finds new ways of proving he isn't quite "with it". So for your review I will submit the following evidence....

    Example A:
    Cat jumps off back of couch to get fly on wall on the cupboards. Failing to note that flys move frequently he lands head first into them at about 3 feet above ground and falls.

    Example B:
    Most cats like to chase their tails, this is accepted. This cat likes to chase the shadow of his tail and gets upset when he can't catch it.

    Example C:
    The cat likes chase the back of bags. The back of bags really. Anyway he will dive in head long into the bag and propell himself with his back feet until he hits a wall, again head first.

    Signs of a stupid cat? I think so.

    Tuesday, September 19, 2006


    For those of you who didn't check their e-mail or who were missed on the BCC list .... I am now employed at CGI! It is a three month contract or so but it should keep me busy for a while. The good thing is since it is contract it is the same a driving a dump truck of money to my door and saying "Want to work for us?"

    After being a bit googly eyed I said "Yes".

    I'm now employed. Strange to think that as of 1pm yesterday I didn't even have any real job prospects LOL.

    Friday, September 01, 2006

    Blogging speech

    Ok I forgot to add in a small thing when posting last. So think of this as two posts in one day to make up for the single post from last month.

    Anyway I have been going around and reading many bloggers site's and I am really surprised. Some are very well written and articulate, not mine ;), while others use what could be closely compared to as leet-speek. Oddly enough the articulate ones are good as they can be read easily and normally stick to a point and don't end up to be rambling stories about anything.

    The l33t-speakers among us bloggers make reading very difficult. I tried reading one person's blog about the attempt at dating a guy but it was so difficult to read that I had to give up after a paragraph. I stumbled across this from Bloggers main page as a "recently updated blog" so I wasn't searching for this.

    I just ask that for those people posting in this world, I do mean the whole world not my circle of friends, please keep things simple. Language rules were developed so we can communicate but if you throw those away we can't communicate. (Insert "Tower of Bable here comments). Sure I know that L33t-speak has it's use. No one likes typing out long lines on a cell phone but for those blogging? Really when was the first time you heard someone posting from a cell phone? Really! You have an entire keyboard, use it!

    Yes I know this wasn't well thought out but I think that is fair since it is before 8am.


    Well it seems like my usual posting of twice a month didn't work out.

    For what it is worth I have been meaning to post for the past week or so.

    Our cat has been experimenting in all new lows of stupidity. He has not only a small fear of water like most other cats but a complete phobia of it. I have see him cower away from a layer of water in the shower no higher than what resistance will allow but it is still a frightening thing for him. Well Five has taken to jumping into the shower while it is on and getting completely soaked. Naturally this bother him so he takes off with a shot. If he didn't keep doing it I might actually consider it funny. I guess he just doesn't learn. Generally his intelligence seems to be slipping into his belly as he is getting fatter. I think it is time for his diet to start.