Monday, 29 June 2009

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Useful, But Somehow Wrong

So, I'm almost ready to join that whole home Internet revolution malarky. Mostly by getting my X-Box on-line in the next few weeks. I've already been allowed to try it at work, so I am now the proud owner of the latest Sam & Max game (and it's great), and I like the idea of just downloading things to my 'Box from my couch rather than that pesky Amazon/walking to the shops thing.

One thing I found out straight away is that the console also uploads stuff, so any time I want I can check out my gamer achievements whenever I want. I'm not entirely sure why I find this slightly unnerving, but I suppose always being able to know whether or not I've done the "Absolute Power is Kind of Neat" achievement on Civilization Revolutions is what the Internet was built for.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Used Ass Dealer

You know, I suspect that more context would explain this, but, really, I prefer to be mystified.

Via the inscrutable, but beautiful, this isn't happiness.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Another Victory For Common Sense

Portugal has the most lax laws on drugs in Europe, or at least since 2001, when it abolished all criminal penalties for personal possession of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, it has. As expected by everyone not involved in the War on Drugs this has turned out to be a good thing.

[It was] found that in the five years after personal possession was decriminalized, illegal drug use among teens in Portugal declined and rates of new HIV infections caused by sharing of dirty needles dropped, while the number of people seeking treatment for drug addiction more than doubled.

"Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success," says Glenn Greenwald, an attorney, author and fluent Portuguese speaker, who conducted the research. "It has enabled the Portuguese government to manage and control the drug problem far better than virtually every other Western country does."

Monday, 15 June 2009

Egging Griffin

Crooked Timber has post on whey it is every right-thinking British person's duty to throw eggs at Nick Griffin whenever he's seen in public.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Good News Everyone Redux

Apparently trying for more come-backs than the Zombie Jesus, Futurama will return to TV.

I shall commence patting myself on the back for keeping on buying the DVDs, even though the quality may have dipped slightly on the third one (nerdy I'm more than okay with but there's a limit).

That's Good Cos Your Tits Aren't Up To Much

So my excuse for not blogging this week is:


Possibly "acute" if you want to the use the punchline provided above.

Thankfully, this was "angina tonsillaris", or tonsilitis.

You know, a week in bed isn't that much fun when you can't do much else. I have so much stuff to catch up with, of course.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

All My Friends Are Monkeys

Ron Gilbert talks about the future of the Monkey Island games. So what? You may ask. Isn't that all he talks about? Well, it's not all he talks about, but this time the future's bright!

There's the re-release tarted up version for XBox 360 and some other hardware coming from Lucasarts and there's a new episodic adventure coming from Telltale Games that will, hopefully, eventually be ported to the XBox.

Also, Ron goes back and plays the first game and reminisces on what he got right, what he got wrong and what we can learn from both. Great stuff!