Thursday, October 29, 2009
So far, it's an excellent game, game play being very much like Halo 3 with the obvious exception that the player is no longer a Spartan with powered armor, but an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, and as such much more susceptible to hits. The storyline is a little more complex - a lot of flashbacks rather than a straight line, but it's very interesting, made even more so since some of the voice actors portraying characters will be very familiar to those of you who are Firefly fans. Number One Son, however, is much more interested in completing the "vidmaster" achievements within the game to unlock the "Recon" armor in XBOX Live game play, which up till now was pretty much limited to employees of Bungie (the creators of Halo).
Of course, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't enjoying the game as much as him - at least when I've had the opportunity to play - it's been quite a busy week thus far...
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Why, it's my Del-Ton rifle kit! Woohoo! And only seventeen weeks after I placed the order! I was jazzed to finally receive it, but I had no time last night to tinker, so I repacked it back into its snug little box and got on with my evening. Of course, it was never far from top of mind all day today... so when I got home from work, my friend and I completed the build.
Pretty, no? I took a shot of Number One Son holding it too, but I'd better not post it. The last time I did that, my mom didn't speak to me for two weeks :).
Grizzly LAR-15 lower
Del-Ton A2 16in upper and 6 position stock
Magpul PMAG permanently modified to 10 rounds
Can't wait to try her out... mwahahahaha!
I hate Riverside nazis. Honestly, I was more than a little surprised to see these cockroaches comes out of the woodwork, having had no idea that there were any around here. I was very pleased to note that the counter demonstrators outnumbered them by a healthy 30 to 1. Yeah, yeah, freedom of speech, I know, but that’s the first thing that would go if these clowns got into power.
My worst nightmare. I have a particular dread of something like this happening to my own little girl, and a particular hatred of those who would do such a thing. This is disgusting. These are animals that need to be put down. There is no place in civilized society for such creatures. So much wrong on so many levels. That father must be despising himself for not being around when his daughter needed him. Why the hell he didn’t pick her up right at the school, in such a crappy town as Richmond we may never know. To the spectators who watched and did nothing: fuck you. You all need to be arrested as accomplices, especially those who took camera phone footage of this atrocity. The indifference to the crime is almost as appalling as the crime itself. My thoughts are with that poor girl.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The "pay czar" is now going to determine executive pay at those companies that received TARP funds, cutting pay by as much as 90%.
I'm glad that they're doing this.
Not because I think that they deserve the cuts, because it's "my" tax money, because it really isn't. It's deficit money - "pretend" money that the govt has pretty much just printed up, but that's another topic entirely.
Not because I buy into that class warfare bullshit either, because dragging rich people down does nothing to help me climb up.
No, I'm glad they're doing it because it serves as a perfect example of what happens when you look to the government to solve your problems.
You ask the government for help, eventually you're going to get fucked.
Hopefully people will learn from this.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Anyways, during the time we were up there, three of us managed to put in a new, bigger window, frame up an interior wall, clean out two nasty sheds (the house has stood vacant for two years) cut out and install 6 can lights in the kitchen area, rewire a bunch of crap, pull out some flooring, and generally make a huge mess... lots of fun.
The town the house is located in is a little place called Ono, population 598. The town eatery and bar is pretty much right at the end of the driveway (although it's a pretty long driveway) and the serve $6 pitchers! Oh yeah, baby!
Forgot to mention that they have a year-round creek running through the property too... plenty of fish in it from what I saw... yes, I'm jealous!
Another reason that I haven't been blogging much is that I've been looking for a new job, tossing out resumes and doing the associated research. I like the place that I'm at right now - hell, it's less than two miles from my home, flexible hours and nice folks to work with - but I'm getting the distinct feeling that it's not going to be there forever. I'd rather get out on my terms than wait, if you know what I mean...
Finally picked up a copy of Monster Hunter International... late to the party again, I know. I got it last night and I'm already on page 391. Hard to put down - I'm really digging the story. Hopefully number two will be out soon... I'll have to drop Mr Correia a line and let him know how much I like it...