Thursday, October 22, 2009

New on Freeware has begun distributing freeware apps in addition to open source apps on their site. Today: Skype and Chrome (and others). Coming soon... a whole lot more.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

You weren't planning to sleep any time soon, right?


Fun blog I found somewhere, they post scary stories and creepy images.

For the past, however long I've been online, I've been collecting pictures that are basically creepy to downright scary. The most effective one I have is actually one of my mother making a face. Out of respect, I don't post it, but I think anybody who saw it would agree that it is scary.

This will be my first blog entry with a jump break.  If you don't want to get the bloody wits scared out of you, don't click "Read More".  On the other hand, if you're feeling brave, go ahead and do so now.

I dare you to try this (NaNoWriMo)

I dare you to try this.

Write a novel. Well, a novella. 50,000 words. Works out to about 175 pages in MS Word.

In 30 days.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cell phone wallpapers #2: Space & Nature

A week ago, I posted some cell phone wallpapers I made.  I won't explain again how to use them; refer back to that other post for instructions.  Or, contact me.  HowardForums is the best resource on the Net for asking for help on phones of any kind; I can really only help with Motorola phones (not smartphones) with a USB connection and/or a microSD card slot.  Anyway, here is Series 2 of my wallpapers for cell phones, focusing on space and nature.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Warning for Amazon customers buying online Microsoft Points

Just thought I'd throw this out there.

If you make a new account, register your credit/debit card, and expect to buy an Online Game Code for Microsoft Points, you're sorely mistaken. will charge your credit card and then withhold the code for "up to four hours".

Friday, October 9, 2009

DLC Week of 13 Oct. 09 - Brütal Legend

This week's a slow week leading up to QUEEN the following week, but there are a few gems in there, depending on what you like. One each by Motörhead, Tenacious D, and Testament from the Brütal Legend soundtrack, one by Black Tide, one by blink-182, two live tracks by Kansas, and one by L7. Oh yeah, I forgot. And two by Joe Satriani. Yes, you read that right. Joe Satriani is bringing his unique brand of guitar pwnage to Rock Band.

Let's have a closer look at the songs, shall we? Click the name of the song to find the best YouTube video I could find for that song.

Blog update: Links, Twitter, no MySpace

Did a little housekeeping on the blog page today and yesterday.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cell phone wallpapers #1: Trippy

I've been doing cell phone wallpapers for a while, ever since my last phone let me make my own. I'll never pay for another one, since the first and last one I paid for was of pretty low quality. It was a Mustang, I think (the car, not the horse), and when I was able to make my own, I made a few better ones. For free. Now on this phone, I haven't even got one Mustang wallpaper (yet my Xbox 360 profile has the free 2010 Mustang theme).

My wallpapers are formatted for my phone and I'm not offering them in other resolutions. Motorola RAZR/ROKR wallpapers only need to be an aspect ratio of 5:4 in Portrait format, so that's pretty much the only standard I follow. These wallpapers look great on my ROKR slider, and they look better on my wife's RAZR 3 or whatever it is. The flip with the touch screen on the outside that only does like, 2 things. It's a flip, it's basically worthless, but I do gotta say, the screen is sharper. Battery only lasts like half as long, so who cares?

Anyway, here they are. This isn't the whole collection, but it's a start. I'll post a few more later. To use them, click on them to open the full sized image, and then right-click that, and choose Save Image As.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Found something to agree with FOX News on

Normally, I tend to disagree with much that is on FOX News. It's not hard to do really; the network favors the rich, powerful, and white minority of this country so much they don't even try to hide their distaste for the rest of us anymore. And it tears them up, it kills them that a black man was elected President of this country. However, slanted as they may be (fair and balanced, my ass), there is truth to be found in what they say, you just have to look for it. Sometimes when I'm watching the news, I'll watch their channel a little bit, it's not terrible. I just don't agree with a lot of it.

But this I do. I've been following the capture of Chinatown director Roman Polanski in the news. I heard about this story a few years ago on the Net, and never really had an opinion on it. Way back in '77, this guy rapes a 13-year-old girl and flees the country, hiding in France, which doesn't extradite violent criminals to the United States. As the victim got older, she urged the charges to be dropped, I suppose to get on with her life. Now, 32 years after the crime, he's been caught in Switzerland, and may very well be returned to the States to face the music.