"Get off your ass and get a fucking job."
"I’m a Republican and I damn sure don’t like having to support no god damn welfare democratic having asses that are too lazy"
This is hilarious.
Alright, so we checked out the demo for Beyond, and I can’t see why anyone would buy that game after playing the demo. It was a lot of quicktime events connected to each other, and everything felt forced.
I couldn’t just hit a button to do an action, I had to wiggle my stick around or lift the controller into the air. I don’t have any problems with the lack of gameplay, rather, I think they tried to stick in too much. I love adventure games, and the thought of something being more like an interactive movie than a game is interesting to me. What they did was try too hard to make the player do things, when they didn’t really have too.
They could have just let me make a few decisions, walk around, and control the dialog and I think it would have been a fun thing to play, but instead I felt like I was playing Simon Says with a drunken Simon, who just got done smoking some crack. I was jerked around, and I never really felt like I was in control. Beyond just feels contrived, and everything is just in there to make the player do stupid things so we don’t get bored. I’m not a child, I can watch something happen and be engaged with it.
Here is my latest, and what I think will be my final, audio recording test. I’m hoping to start recording and producing a couple of interesting podcast pilots by the end of the month, so stay tuned for more info.
Tell me how the audio quality sounds to you, and if you would listen to a podcast that sounded like this. Any feedback would be awesome, thanks!
This song will make oldschool Computer fans smile.
AMV Alan Parsons Project - I Robot
Here is the result of my first round of audio recording testing. I am trying to get everything set back up for podcasting. The goal is to be able to record Skype and my Mic at the same time, without using something like callgraph.
I love Vitamin String Quartet!
Here’s my song of the day!
The Ferengi Rules of AcquisitionFound on http://www.sjtrek.com/trek/rules/
- Once you have their money … never give it back.
- Never pay more for an acquisition than you have to.
- Never allow family to stand in the way of opportunity.
- A man is only worth the sum of his possessions. (From Enterprise, episode “Acquisition”; sloppy script-writing, as rule 6 (see above) was already given in DS9)
- Keep your ears open.
- Small print leads to large risk.
- Opportunity plus instinct equals profit.
- Greed is eternal.
- Anything worth doing is worth doing for money.
- A deal is a deal … until a better one comes along.
- A contract is a contract is a contract (but only between Ferengi).
- A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all.
- Satisfaction is not guaranteed.
- Never place friendship above profit.
- A wise man can hear profit in the wind.
- Nothing is more important than your health—except for your money.
- There’s nothing more dangerous than an honest businessman.
- Never make fun of a Ferengi’s mother … insult something he cares about instead.
- It never hurts to suck up to the boss.
- War is good for business.
- Peace is good for business.
- She can touch your lobes but never your latinum.
- Profit is its own reward.
- Never confuse wisdom with luck.
- Expand, or die.
- Don’t trust a man wearing a better suit than your own.
- The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife.
- Females and finance don’t mix.
- Never ask when you can take.
- Good customers are as rare as latinum — treasure them.
- There is no substitute for success.
- Free advice is seldom cheap.
- Keep your lies consistent.
- The riskier the road, the greater the profit.
- Win or lose, there’s always Hyperian beetle snuff.
- Home is where the heart is … but the stars are made of latinum.
- Every once in a while, declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies.
- Beware of the Vulcan greed for knowledge.
- The flimsier the product, the higher the price.
- Never let the competition know what you’re thinking.
- Ask not what your profits can do for you, but what you can do for your profits.
- Females and finances don’t mix.
- Enough … is never enough.
- Every man has his price. (DS9 season 6, episode 19 - “In the Pale Moonlight”)
- Trust is the biggest liability of all.
- Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever.
- Sleep can interfere with profit. (DS9 season 2, episode 7 - “Rules of Acquisition”)
- Faith moves mountains … of inventory.
- There is no honour in poverty.
- Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack.
- Treat people in your debt like family … exploit them.
- Never have sex with the boss’s sister.
- Always have sex with the boss.
- You can’t free a fish from water.
- Everything is for sale, even friendship.
- Even a blind man can recognize the glow of latinum.
- You can’t make a deal if you’re dead. (DS9 season 7, episode 8 - “The Siege of AR-558”)
- Wives serve, brothers inherit.
- Only fools pay retail.
- There’s nothing wrong with charity … as long as it winds up in your pocket.
- Even in the worst of times someone turns a profit.
- Whisper your way to success. (DS9 season 7, episode 9 - “Covenant”)
- Know your enemies … but do business with them always.
- Not even dishonesty can tarnish the shine of profit.
- Let others keep their reputation. You keep their money.
- Hear all, trust nothing.
- Never cheat a Klingon … unless you’re sure you can get away with it.
- It’s always good business to know about new customers before they walk in the door.
- The justification for profit is profit.
- New customers are like razortoothed grubworms. They can be succulent, but sometimes they can bite back.
- Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer.
- Employees are rungs on the ladder of success. Don’t hesitate to step on them.
- Never begin a negotiation on an empty stomach.
- You can’t free a fish from water.
- Always know what you’re buying.
- Beware the man who doesn’t make time for oo-mox.
- Latinum lasts longer than lust.
- You can’t buy fate.
- Never be afraid to mislabel a product.
- More is good … all is better.
- A wife is a luxury … a smart accountant is a necessity.
- A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience.
- Never allow doubt to tarnish your love of latinum.
- When in doubt, lie.
- Deep down everyone’s a Ferengi.
- No good deed ever goes unpunished.
- [Quark’s rule] When Morn leaves, it’s all over.
On that day did the eternal city fall, and it came to pass that the unholy was released into our world. The darkness did consume the weak, and the strong escaped the darkness. The darkness shall consume the weak, and the strong shall overpower the darkness. Thus it was when The City fell, and thus shall it be again.
The book of the Prophet Mordecai
Chapter 23, verse 1
I found this album via an artist I heard on Coverville. Sounds like the perfect thing to set the mood for job hunting.
Finally saw Star Trek: Into Darkness this week. I really enjoyed the movie a lot. It was a fun action movie with well written dialogue and great interaction between the characters.
It felt like Star Trek, and it’s really nice to see them keep the essence of the original series alive. The characters are all true to who they are even though they are played by younger actors with a modern spin on their personalities. Kirk is a shameless asshole running around half-cocked sleeping with anyone willing, but he someone manages to do what he feels is right. Spock is distanced from his emotions and perplexed by human interactions. Bones is constantly questioning everything Kirk is doing and overreacting to what’s happening.
It had a lot of awesome references to the original Wrath of Kahn, and I really enjoyed that. It was connected in a really great way, and the interaction between the characters was filled with emotion because of the existing stories. I don’t think a new comer to the series would get as much out of Spock yelling “KAAAAHHHNNN!” after seeing his friend die, but I think it conveys enough meaning to get people to understand the overall sense of the connection between Kirk and Spock.
Anyway, that’s just my thoughts on it. Now I am looking forward to seeing Man of Steel. Hopefully soon.