Thursday, November 23, 2006

Guess This Image 1: Answer

Ok here is the answer:

Considering that the first, and only guess, was right I guess I should try for something a little more difficult next time. Maybe something a little less orange?

In case anyone missed it Weird Al did a parody of Green Day's "American Idiot" and called it "Canadian Idiot". The lyrics are aren't his usual funny but it seems that it is now spreading through YouTube quickly so at least humor yourself if you are bored, like I know so many of you are :P.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Ok I wanted to post the answer to the "Guess This Image" but I don't have it here at work so I will post it tonight.

Anyway I found this posting on Slashdot. It seems that some police virtually/did assault a student at UCLA. Someone managed to catch it on their video cell phone and recorded about six minutes of the process. Watch the video at your own despair! The event surrounds a guy who gets hit with a tazer FIVE times! This isn't pretty but, it is surprising that the police carried this out in a library with what looks like about 50 students watching. One student is threatened with a tazering after they ask for the officer's badge number. This falls nothing short of police brutality.

Yes it is noted that the student makes things difficult for other students by finding the most difficult solution to a simple problem but it is no excuse for what the police did to him. Anyway while watching it I think I would probably try to intervene but someone noted that it probably would have been better to call 911 and say "there are people dressed like police officers assaulting a student!"

Friday, November 10, 2006

Survey and Guess That Image

Ok I know the survey is still up but in theory I will be taking it down tonight. If you haven't filled it the clock is ticking towards shutdown.

I thought of something new to do on the blog .... "Guess that Image". Seeing the wonderful quality of the images that we get from our new camera I thought I would post a fragment of the image and let people try to guess what it is. So let's begin "Guess that Image: Round 1!":

Take your best guess!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006

Final Fantasy XII

Ok so I should have posted it for a couple of days now but lets get on with it.

First: WOW! and I don't mean WoW I mean "How did Square-Enix squeeze this kind of production out of hardware so old?"

Second: The strategy guide that I picked up with the game is about an inch think of 10" x 11" paper. Just a little bigger than normal paper.

Third: How can they draw all the complicated stuff from all the previous FF games put it in a blender and come out with something simpler?

Seriously the graphics in this are impressive. There is no more an area map and then a combat field like all the previous ones but it is all one big world now. For as cool as that is it also means that you can plan your battles better or just avoid them outright.

The only issue that I seem to have at this point is they way the skills are setup. First you have to get enough experience to get a skill then you have to buy the skill to use it. Seems like a double catch to do one skill. So far it isn't that bad and if this is my only complaint so far I'm doing well :)

Now excuse me while I have no life for the next month while I finish the game.