MacBook Pro

December 5, 2006

It finally arrived last week. I love it. Oh, and I finally got Skype — I’m craigeanderson.

Movember

November 28, 2006

Zeldman

Movember’s coming along nicely, although I’m looking forward to December 1. If you’d like to see it stay a little longer sponsor me and I’ll consider it. If you want it gone, sponsor me anyway.

Tapes

November 20, 2006

I love moving. You get to find long-forgotten treasures such as the original cassingles for Ice Ice Baby, Do The Bartman, Super Mario Land (by M.C. Mario and the Ambassadors of Funk) and the pièce de résistance, Check Out The Chicken by Grandmaster Chicken and D.J. Duck.

Now all I need is something that can actually play tapes.

It’s Coming…

November 16, 2006

…my MacBook Pro with a 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (whatever the hell that means … it’s supposed to be pretty damned fast), 2GB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive … it’s even got an integrated camera so I can post photos of my trashed camera phone to Flickr!

Nintendo Wii

November 9, 2006

I wrote about it a while ago, but the Nintendo Wii is hitting the shelves soon and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on one. Not only do the actual Wii games look like great fun, but the list of old favorites you can buy from the online Virtual Console service just keeps on looking better.

Nintendo have just announced that The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (probably the best video game ever made) will be available for approximately $15 AUD, along with other favorites like Sonic The Hedgehog and ToeJam and Earl from the MegaDrive, Gradius from the NES, Super Metroid from the SNES, Lylat Wars from the Nintendo 64, and many more. Of course, not all of these games have been confirmed for Australia, but Nintendo wouldn’t hold out on me like that … would they?

It will also be interesting to see if they release the TurboGrafx-16 titles in Australia. The TurboGrafx-16 console never saw the light of day in Australia (probably due to the fact that it never really took off in Europe where it competed with the MegaDrive), but from what I understand the games are quite good.

Giddyup

November 8, 2006

I won $115 on the cup yesterday; I had five $5 bets: Art Success to win, Art Success to place, Delta Blues to win, Delta Blues to place, and Tarqueet to win. My winnings covered the cost of a boozy afternoon out very nicely.

Movember 1st

November 1, 2006

Today I start with a clean slate. It’s Movember 1st, and I’m clean shaven. Hopefully, in 30 days I’ll have the meanest moustache this side of Chopper Read.

While I’m doing this, I’m also trying to raise money and awareness of male depression, and prostate and testicular cancer. If you’d like to sponsor me, head over to the Movember web site and search for me — my rego number is 2146.

Bowie asks about “anymore” vs. “any more”.

“Anymore” is a word in American English, but not in British English. According to the Oxford Manual of Style, it means “nowadays”, which is a separate meaning from “any more”. It does have an entry in the Macquarie Dictionary (the definitive resource when it comes to Australian English), but I can’t tell you any more than that without paying AUD 12.95 plus GST to subscribe.

P.S. the Macquarie Dictionary is on my del.icio.us wishlist if you’re looking to buy me a gift.

I’ve just taken a look at the Dogs’ 2007 fixture, and I’ve got to say that it looks really, really good. Highlights for me include:

  • Only one game at both Adelaide (against the Crows) and Subiaco (against West Coast). Sure, it would’ve been even better if the games were against Port Adelaide and Fremantle, but you can’t have everything.
  • We only play Sydney once at a neutral ground. The Dogs haven’t played the SCG well, so I’m more than happy to give it a wide berth.
  • The only back-to-back interstate games we have are Brisbane at the Gabba followed by Fremantle in Darwin, which is then followed by the mid-season break.
  • Twelve games at Telstra Dome, including a run of six straight in July through to the first half of August.
  • We play Geelong twice at Telstra Dome again.
  • Four Friday night games, three of which are in a row, and five Saturday night games.

The only thing I’m a little disappointed in is that the last of our five fixtured games at the MCG is on the 1st July. It would’ve been nice to get a little more practice at the ‘G closer to the finals series, but it could be much, much worse — West Coast only play there once for the entire home and away season.

Burger Burger

September 21, 2006

From The Age, via elrobbo:

Burger Burger
Style: Hamburger simulation
Developer: Gaps

Instead of designing theme parks, this sim lets you design hamburgers. How does it go again? “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese…” Burger sims are huge in Americana-obsessed Japan, and after tinkering with Burger Burger, we’re inclined to see why. Coming up with your own creation to rival the Big Mac or McTeriyaki while beating your competitors into a ketchup-splattered pulp is a right laugh. Players can customise everything on their menu, hire pre-pubescent staff, select the site for their burger empire and even choose novelty items to keep the kids happy. Just don’t dream of running some ill-conceived Monopoly competition with last year’s tickets…

Hell yeah. My double-chicken-‘n’-beef chilli burger* would kick some serious arse.

*– No such burger exists, and if it did I’d strong discourage anyone from actually eating it.