Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blizzard Entertainment

Ok as far as I know everyone that reads my blog either likes or loves Blizzard Entertainment. Now it looks like they are on the verge of releasing new information about an upcoming game. If you go to the website you are given just a simple jpeg which has been growing over the days. This has been going on for not one, two, three, but four days. Judging by the still incomplete image it will go on for at least a fifth day. People are saying that it will be the news release for Diablo 3 while others are saying new Warcraft. There is lots of guesses all over the web but really for me it looks like they are just creating a new splash screen and seeing what people say. Nothing like a good teaser to get people going. I do have to ask though if it is D3 what is left to do? Seriously the plot is over now that the three prime evils are dead. Sure the Worldstone is destroyed but they could leave that world as is. Heaven help me, Bubbles, and our bank account if it is World of Diablo.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Metallica are at it again

A friend of mine went to describe a co worker as "I was always told by my mother if I had nothing nice to say about someone say nothing at all. How are the Blue Jays doing?"

Personally at this point I think the same thing can be said of Metallica. ArsTechnica has a review of people doing the pre-release review of Metallica's latest .... effort. Once again they are shunning their own audience trying to make something good out of it. As usual the amount of negative publicity out of this is creating more problems then good. Oh well they will learn one of these days. Maybe when they go back to being a band and not a bunch of money grabbing jerks.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Hot day = Cold shower

You have to admit that there is no better feeling after a long, hot, muggy day that a good cold shower can't fix.

Friday, June 06, 2008

XP/SP3 goodness

For a while now whenever I have had to shut down the laptop it would always do so willingly until the point where it should have powered down the fans and turned off. At that point the system would BSOD and reboot. This naturally made the shutdown procedure a little more complicated than it should have been because I would have to use the power button to turn it off.

No more! After installing SP3 and last night's first shutdown it turned off with no BSOD. Three cheers to Microsoft for finally getting it right .... three services packs later and many patches.





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