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Blade II is Just Awful

I mean, they do some neat stuff. Every once in a while, the action shots were fantastic – a few great scene cuts, transitions. A neat concept at times, and a few killer moments. But for each instance of newness and breaking the mold, they seem to apologize for doing anything "different" and degrade into plain old hollywood dreck. Seriously…

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I am Going to Waste Today Like Nobody’s Business

Back in Columbus, I’d smoke and just relax reading. Even now, I tend to get paranoid – so it’s a rare occassion when I’ll partake. More a solitary thing, as I tend to clam up and never speak at all if I’m around other people. So – not answering the phones. Not even answering if someone knocks. So don’t even…

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I LOVE MY JOB

So, this morning I arrive at work and find that I need to help Justin haul up some equipment. I head down to the first floor and, on my way out, this guy I don’t know says to me: Hey! There’s breakfast in the next room. Go get some! I feel a bit awkward, as I don’t really know many…

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On the Name Thrillho

So Thrillho is my nickname for when I’m playing online games. I thought I’d explain its origins, seeing how we were talking UT just a moment ago. As if things couldn’t get any geekier. The name is from a Simpsons episode. There is a video game that is all the rage, called "Bonestorm." Milhouse gets a copy of it, and…

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UT2003 Demo Out Today!!!

The highly anticipated Unreal Tournament 2003 came out with a functional demo today. All across the world, geeks are scrounging to get this baby downloaded and onto their computers. I must say – it’s sweet as hell. Very smooth graphics, and a big departure from the current Unreal Tournament look. If you’re interested in checking it out, here are two…

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Buzzkill

Some jackhole who thinks the moon landings were faked tries to get Buzz Aldrin to "swear" on a bible that he actually landed on the moon. Here’s the article on what led up to Buzz Aldrin slugging this guy. And here’s the video where he does slug the guy. (Requires RealVideo)

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My Online Geek Friends Out-Geek My Coworker Geek Friends

This is Ben’s newest toy, and it’s come in SO handy over the past few days. To swap files back and forth, it’s a quick plug, copy, and unplug. This little baby holds up to 32 MB, and fits on a keychain. While I decided to take a picture of it today, I noticed this post on WH. 128 MB….

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Greetings Professor Falken. Would You Like to Play a Game?

Session Start (Yahoo! – portnoywh:juliet2juliet): Thu Sep 12 22:05:04 2002 julietl: here: http://directory.google.com/Top/Games/Internet/Browser_Based/Collections/Flash/ Portnoy: Just when I think I’m done updating my blog… Portnoy: you come along and give me this little jewel. Portnoy: :D Portnoy: Hi julietl: jewel julietl: i’m right now trying to figure out how to play a game called “Nuclear Power Plant” Portnoy: lol Portnoy: DON’T…

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Apartment Hunting

Steph showed me another place tonight. While it’s cheaper ($815), the layout of the apartment didn’t do much for me. The kitchen seemed too extended, the rooms a bit too cramped. The whole place seemed inefficient, in terms of how the rooms were designed. For only $30 more a month, I could have a larger apartment, with two bedrooms and…

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XTZ, God, and Mr. Grumpy

Mr. Grumpy: have you ever had XTZ tea? Mr. Grumpy: now THAT stuff is addictingPortnoy: Can’t say that I have. Mr. Grumpy: http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/caffeine/3616.shtml Mr. Grumpy: have i told you about this before? Portnoy: No. But I’ve seen it before. Mr. Grumpy: we used to sell that at the coffee shop i worked in… Portnoy: How is it? Mr. Grumpy: one…

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Inner Town Pub

When I got home, I got a call from Justin, asking me to check on a domain name. He and Alex and Stu were at Inner Town Pub, near where he and Stu live. I check for him, and the domain name is available. Justin hoots and hollers. I found out today that Stu had a recent bad turn in…

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Dinner with the Matt and Tracy (and Malachi)

So this is how much of a jackhole I am. It’s been close to (if not more than) 5 months since Chelsea and I went our separate ways. In that time, I hadn’t talked to or seen Matt, or Tracy, or Malachi. Tonight, I hung out with them for the first time in almost half a year. Jesus. How jerky…

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Let’s Just Skip Work Altogether

Nothing bad happened, just thought we’d skip past it. Did some more work on getting that applescript together, more fine tuning. It’s working well, at least on the one test page I’ve been using. Work was good again, and I felt I was slowly getting a handle on things. But work was hardly the most fun part of my day….

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