I'm just a guy at a house

It's a long story. :)

Oh it never stops! But now I'm stopping - FFTA calls!

Oh, now I'm really Laughing my A O. ^_ -

Okay, I couldn't resist posting this. Too darn funny!

Me mum is going home on Saturday, so I will have time to blog again then.

I'm the type that composes and re-composes at the keyboard, so I can't write very quickly. And I don't want to cross the bridge of "close family read my blog" yet. So.....

In the meantime, check out Erik Mongrain's Website. I'm really into Erik's music right now, particularly AirTap. This guy is amazing!

News on the H family, including Andy's birth story, coming up soon!

I've been playing a lot of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on my beloved Nin DS lately, so I guess need to add that to my games list.

I haven't been able to post lately since me mum is here. When she's awake, she's in the living room. The computers are in the living room. I don't particularly want her to ask questions about what I'm typing, and hence no posts.

All is well, though. The H fam is healthy and happy and busy. Looking forward to the weekend!!!

More later, including the birth story of little Andy. I took copious notes while in the hospital, of course!

We had a baby! It's a boy!

Andrew John H was born yesterday (Aug 19th, 2006) at 4:30pm CST.

Yahooo! Snore!!!

I'm tired! :)

I saw this the other day at Big Lots.



Who buys this bratz crap anyway? Relatives (who don't have a clue) of teenage girls?

I also saw this cool little number, which reminded me of one of my favorite Video Podcasts.



And, though not seen at or even near Big Lots, I wanted to post this awesome car mod. It's obviously paying homage to the Cars Movie.



See the smile? Love it!

The other night, after the lights were out, Brendan climbed into bed between us and said:

"I love you guysss"

Awwww, what a great little boy!

As you may recall from my occasional posts about it, we are having a baby soon. In fact, it was supposed to be yesterday. Oh well, no such luck. Jen's not dilated or effaced really...well, a little dilated, but not enough.

Tonight she tried two different methods of bringing on labor. One was drinking a castor oiled-up milk shake. We'll see if it works!

If not, there's a C-sections scheduled for Monday at 4:30pm. Little Baby H will be here by then one way or another!!!

Wish us luck.

I listen to a lot of podcasts: particularly, TWiT, DiggNation, SecurityNow, and Inside the Net.

I just saw a link to the Podcast awards, and Diggnation won one. Hurrah!

WTG Kevin, Alex, Pragura-san, et al!

Just saw a new speed test on Digg.

Results:



I got bandwidth,
--yes I do!
I got bandwidth,
--how bout you?

:)

I haven't put up phone pix in a few days so here are some:

Three pictures of Brendan H.






And you never see a Subaru any more, do you?

This is obviously not in the good ole prudish US of A. :p

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It's been several days since I've seen anything this good on Digg. I'm so there!

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I just got myself a new SABRENT USB/Firewire Card for my computer. Even though it came a few days ago, I just got around to installing it this evening.



Why, you ask, would someone like DarrellH want such a thing? Well, well! I'll just tell you! We have about 14 of these little video camera tapes sitting around our house...


...with lots of (I think) good video of Brendan's first 3 years on them. But, heretofore I haven't been able to do anything with that video except hook up the video camera to a TV and show it that way. That has been done once or twice, but it isn't very effective. For one thing, it is hard to show the good parts and skip the boring parts. I'm a video and photo bug, so I take a lot of both, and have about a 15% rate of "good quality" shots. The rest is just chaff. Hehe.

So, I've wanted to pick out some highlights from our tapes for some time now, and since the new baby is coming, I wanted Jen to be able to put video of him on her blog. All the girls can do that except her and by gosh we're gonna solve that! We tried connecting the camera via the included USB cable a while back, but it SUCKED doing it that way. The USB driver for my camera is worthless and only lets you rip 30 seconds of video at a time. Now what am I going to do with a measly 30 seconds of video? Right...nothing. Firewire is definitely the way to go for digital video.
Anyway, I got the Sabrent card at NewEgg. I had heard that they were good, but hadn't ever ordered from them. They didn't have the lowest, lowest price, but their shipping cost was good so I went with them. The card was $16.99 and, much to my surprise, came with a 6 pin to 4 pin firewire cable - exactly the one I needed. I expected to have to pay about 40 bucks for the card and then another 20 for the cable, so getting the whole enchilada for $21.98 (after shipping) was a great deal!!!

I have installed it, connected the camera to AC power so as not to waste battery, and also connected the firewire cable. The PC instantly recognized both the new adapter and the Panasonic PV-DV102, so that really made me happy. I was all prepared for a fight to get them to work.

I used Adobe Premiere Pro to get the video and it worked like a charm! I extracted 1:36 seconds of test footage to the computer that I had taken on a new tape. I didn't want to start off with one of our original tapes just because I didn't know how the process worked. I didn't want to run the risk of messing up an irreplaceable tape, you see, so I shot something that I could play with just for this project.

It worked great! Premiere took just what I told it to and saved it as a 357 Meg AVI. I like AVI and MPEG for my videos just because I want a more standard format than quicktime or WMV. Anyway, I played with that a bit in Premiere. I lightened it up since it was kind of dark. That worked, but when I encoded it to MPEG, it has a couple glitches early on. I worked on that for about 40 minutes, and finally gave up. I don't know why it is doing that.

Just for fun, I imported the dark original clip into Windows Movie Maker I love that program because it is soooooo simple to use. I used it for our Christmas Lights Video, in fact. I made a video just short of 2 minutes and uploaded it to YouTube.

Check it out! More to come...especially when the new little guy appears on the scene sometime in about the next 10 days or so.

I suggested that we bake the pizzas we have in the freezer for lunch today and Jen made maybe one of her most memorable comments ever:

"Pizzas make my feet go nuts!"

I love it!!! :)

I've been reading Dave's Long Box this morning, one of the Blogs of Note on the front page of Blogger. He's a good writer and I want to read more of him. (When I run across a blog I want to read more of, I usually do a post like this - kind of a "my diary" category post. It would be cool if blogger allowed you to categorize posts like Moveable Type does...)

For the "Huh?" part, I submit this. Myspace meets Blogger! Is this a teenager's blog or what? I think yes. The good thing about this blog, since I can't read it, is some of the graphics. I really like this one.



If this kid animates these, now that's talent. It looks like the rose is breathing. I think it's more likely that they're borrowed, but that's OK too. I liked the gothic looking animated window so much, I've stuck it in my side bar. I'm going to use it as a link sometime, but I just don't have anything to link it to right now...I'll just enjoy looking at it!

Yesterday my work went to a brand new website. I wonder how long this one will last. 5 years?

I just found out about Web Album Generator. I have to use it in a website project I'm doing. Here's a sample one I made.

I moved my computer to the new office today. There's no turning back now. Pix upcoming.

I just tried to sign into Osama's blog. Har har har.

This is not the kind of twister you might be thinking of...

Wow! I would have ran toward it. Yeah, right. :P

Brendan is positively glued to me while I play my Nintendo DS. He sits beside me and creeps closer and closer until his face is literally in front of mine and I'm looking at the back of his big honkin head. Or he'll sit on my back and wiggle excitedly while giving me advice as I'm lying in bed playing it. He's so funny. "Oops! Try 'gain dad!" He always says that when little Mr Mario "falls down" --- which is what I call all manner of demise from being bumped by a goomba to falling off a cliff. Call me overprotective, but I don't want him to have to try to grasp death even if it is bits and bytes. Hehe. We're having enough trouble with him and guns...darn you Clayton!!!

I played New Super Mario Brothers today for a while, and when I was finished, he grabbed the old Gameboy Advance and the 3 original GB carts that I have but can't play on the DS (Darn ye Nintendo!) and wanted to play. Since I never really used the GBA very much (too dark, can't see the screen) I figured he would enjoy it. I carefully taught him how to change carts after turning it off, and he's just happy as a clam. He can't figure out how to play any of the games, but that's not too important. He just wants to have a portable to hold in his hands while I play!

I have an amusing story that I need to write about the weird things one experiences being a computer technician. I suspect other repairmen have similar stories. I'll write that when we return from our ULTRASOUND and DR APPOINTMENT today.

The baby was doing somersaults in Jen's belly last night and it was really exciting.

Have you ever seen the word somersaults written before? I hadn't. I didn't even know how to spell it and I consider myself a helluva good speller, if I do say so myself. :)

Last night I got two phone calls to do surveys about radio stations. The first was rating songs, which I love to do. Not five minutes after I hung up from that one, I got another call about radio station websites. I really enjoy surveys that are pertinent to my interests.

The other day I got a call from Galloway to be on a group discussion about something political, but they already had all the people they needed with bachelor's degrees. Darn, shoulda gone on! And they were offering $120 for it. Oh well, next time.



I hadn't heard of this despite one of the commenters on YT saying that it has been around for a while at LockPicking101.com. I have to find a way to test this out...

DJ, it sounds like something right up your alley too.

I also read up on this at the TOOOL website, and they have a ton of good lock picking information. I love learning things that are not common knowledge!

The other day at work, my office received the September issue of Computer Games magazine, apparently by accident. I've subscribed to that before and it is an OK read, so I thought I'd flip thru it before dropping it back to the campus post office. It was apparently sent to me for a "reason." :)

In there is this article about the Left Behind franchise. As you can see from the article (click for larger), apparently everyone in the world has heard of Left Behind ...



...except for yours truly. So, I've taken down my "Home Sweet Home" plaque and replaced it with one that say "Home Sweet Satanic Rock." :p

How pompous of them to imply that I'm out of the loop!!!



This is truly amazing. I don't know if these little homies don't feel pain, or they just keep going back to show off. I saw a lot of hurtin' in there. It might just be worth it to skate on the yellow and blue spiral thing though!



I was considering buying a copy of the import...until he said that it takes literally minutes for pages to load. Maybe it will improve! I think I'll wait until version 1.5.

From JoshuaZimmerman.com

This started out as "100 things about me" which was inspired by thethinker's post that really only turned out to be 50. Since she's half my age, I guess I had more baloney to put down. Haha. Anyway, for your enjoyment, groans, LOLs, wows or whatever, here is the list. I've added links because...I just like linking stuff. So there!

I'll post this list today in honor of it being a hundred freakin' degrees outside. Why do I live here?

1. I adore my iPod. It's a 3rd generation with the buttons not embedded in the clickwheel. I got it free for going to a night class paid for by work.
2. I listen to TWiT and Diggnation every week.
3. I read Digg.com and BoingBoing.net fanatically. In fact, I have their RSS feeds on my work computer's desktop via a Yahoo Widget.
4. I watch Tiki Bar TV in iTunes as soon as a new episode comes out and have every episode so far on my hard drive.
5. I've tried to watch Ask A Ninja, and though Amber loves it, I find it to be just OK. In fact, today I unsubscribed from it. Sorry Ninja.
6. Two of my best friends from High School Blog and Blog. After 10 years, it is really great to be able to feel like I'm in touch with them again. Now, if muscles would start a blog, the old team would be back together again!!!
7. In High School, I participated in some really great capers. We changed the marquee at our high school to say something offensive about the superintendent. The next day he was seen standing atop the cab of his pickup tearing the letters down; it was a high marquee, not to mention the high point of my HS career.
8. Well, maybe getting my letter jacket for UIL Accounting was the high point. I'm not sure. It's a toss-up.
9. I have told select friends about my blog, but none of my family.
10. DarrellH is my real name. Or maybe it's made up. The voices in my head keep contradicting themselves on that point.
11. That's really a picture of me. Or is it? I could photoshop John Candy to look like that. You may never know.
12. My wife, and the love of my life, has a blog. She actually blogged before I did. She was telling the world about her life more than 3 months before I started.
13. I actually set up her blog on an old HP Pavilion PC that used to be my mother's. That computer is wireless and also serves as our Media Center; it has TV out that we watch things on our television with. We like that a lot since we don't watch broadcast TV hardly at all.
14. I am an OK programmer. I wrote a program that we use every day at work to create new user accounts. It was over 1500 lines of code. That's pretty good for me! I got paid $500 as a contractor to write it. I budgeted 10 hours, but actually spent more like 20. It works well, if I do say so myself.
15. I really like making web pages, but I'm slow at it.
16. I do windows. We have some red Windex right now.
17. I also do Windows, but am getting more and more interested in Mac OS and Linux. I have a CD of Ubuntu that I plan to load on an old laptop.
18. I have 6, count em s-i-x, spare monitors in this house right now! I have about 4 old PCs that are for parts here too.
19. We bought ourselves a digital camera for our wedding present to each other, and got a printer from several of Jen's aunts as a wedding present. Now that's a cool family!
20. I do side work as a "Technology Consultant." That's what my cards from VistaPrint say at least. I really fix problems and help people setup their computers. I'm VERY patient, and I think that's what makes me good at it. I moved some furniture for a lady the other day too, so maybe I should put "Jack-of-all-trades" on my cards.
21. I have lots of flowers in the back yard in pots and in the front yard in a planter bed. I don't water them nearly as frequently as I should.
22. We grow tomatoes every summer, but this year, unfortunately, they have already died off from the heat and/or bugs. Damn! I love tomatoes on sandwiches and burgers, but not straight.
23. I loved Mater in the Cars movie too. He reminds me of me. :p
24. Kari Byron from Mythbusters is one of my favorite TV personalities. Oh, sure, I like Adam and Jamie too, but...
25. I'm an avid recycler. I recycle paper at work and harass the people who refuse to. I recycle paper, plastics, and metals at home. I wish there was a place to recycle batteries, as my kid goes thru them quickly.
26. I bought new rechargeable batteries for my beloved Kodak DC280 digital camera, and I plan to donate the old ones that still work to the kid's toys. That's recycling for ya!
27. I will have another son this month. His first name will be Jen's choice, his middle name will be my Grandfather's first name.
28. We wanted a girl so badly, but #3 will have to be the girl. Her first name is going to be after a favorite character from a very-short-lived science-fiction TV show. Her middle name might be my mom's middle name; we're not sure yet.
29. My hands are getting really tired of typing, so I might have to take a break right now and drink some Diet Pepsi. I really prefer Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr Pepper, but I don't have any cold nor do I have any ice right now. Oh well.
30. I once carried a magazine out of a store for a guy in my pants. Not really.
31. I use Azureus a lot, but I'm not saying what for.
32. I have 4 computers in the house. Two are "headless" ones that I only use via remote control. I can remote into them from work too!
33. I've never watched an episode of the New BattleStar Galactica, but I have a free episode in my iTunes. I got a sticker with an issue of some magazine that let me download it free.
34. I've also downloaded in iTunes the pilots for Blade: the series and Three Moons over Milford and Who wants to be a super hero?, but haven't watched them. Knowing me I never will.
35. I'm a terrible packrat: I have probably 500 GB of drive space on different machines in the house and it's all filled with crap I probably could delete, but am too lazy to.
36. Pursuant to #35, I also have stuff in my garage from when I lived with my parents that I don't want to throw away.
37. Also pursuant to #35, I have lots of paintings from my high school art class (mine and classmates) that I haven't looked at in 13 years.
38. I tell my wife and son I love them about a dozen times a day. You never know what could happen to you in a day...
39. My parents are both alive and still married, but some days I'm not sure if either (lives or marriage, the way those two are) will last much longer. :)
40. I have a brother who I like a lot, and hope that one day he'll give me some nieces and nephews so that Brendan can play with cousins like I did when I was young.
41. My dad had 10 siblings, my mother only one.
42. My mom never knew her dad and was afraid to track him down. Finally she did and found out that he had died a few years earlier. Moral: whatever it is, do it now!
43. I link to WikiPedia more than anything else in my blog.
44. I have a girl assistant at work. All the guys that have worked for me have annoyed me, whereas the girls did the work without complaint.
45. I have played around on Amazon's Mechanical Turk a lot, but I'll probably never accumulate enough to get paid.
46. I take lots of surveys online and make money that way. Really, I've probably made $200 total from it. Not fast cash, but easy cash.
47. At work, I manage about 60 Windows 2000 and 2003 servers.
48. I have created over 15,000 email accounts while I've worked there.
49. I play around on Flickr a lot too. I comment on lots of photos there, and "favorite" just a few.
50. It was so interesting that I read OneRedPaperclip from start to finish in one day.
51. I was reading J-Walk every day for a while, but haven't been by there lately. Actually I just went.
52. I just emailed Zoe's dad to ask him if she's going to do any more shows. They're good, but she hasn't done one in 5 months. :(
53. I have 3 email accounts that I really use (Gmail, Yahoo, & Hotmail) and some others that I don't use very often (2 or 3 more). I don't check them as often as I should and hence they a filled with spam. Doh!
54. I know personally people in Indiana, North Carolina, Missouri, Washington D.C., Colorado, and Texas of course.
55. I drive a grey Dodge Durango that gets me where I need to go most of the time. It's not well, though, as it coughs and sputters almost every time I drive it and the Check Engine light is a permanent dashtop feature.
56. I always buy my gas with a Wal-Mart gift card since you get a 3 cent discount.
57. I try to plan my driving route efficiently so that I don't have to drive more that necessary.
58. I never go in my bank; we do most everything via the ATM and online.
59. I almost never use a different bank's ATM because I don't want to pay the bloody fees.
60. I enjoy going to the hospital nursery to peer thru the window at the newborns. Usually this is after getting a cheap lunch in the hospital cafeteria. The prices are good and I never leave hungry.
61. Though I was secretly very depressed several times as a teenager, now that I'm an adult, I love life and am rarely unhappy with my little niche. To all those people who say that childhood is such a wonderful and rosy time, I say bullshit. I like being an adult much more.
62. I have an ooooollld projector that I can hook up to the computer and watch things on the big white wall in our family room. I would like to build one like this one, but I don't think I'm skilled enough.
63. I buy blank DVDs by the hundred, but 10% of em end up as "coasters"...Grrrrr!
64. I'm a cereal fanatic. I have 10 boxes of cereal on top of my fridge right now, but only 1/2 a cup of milk left. I'll eat cereal any time of day or night.
65. I love Anime thanks for my college suitemate Mario C. He like Ranma 1/2 and Lum. I love Ranma, but don't like Lum. I also love Cardcaptor Sakura and anything by CLAMP as well as Outlaw Star. I didn't expect I'd like Outlaw Star when James M first showed it to me, but I do!
66. I sponsor the Anime club at the university where I work, in fact. I try to attend the meetings, but Jen likes me to come home so sometimes I don't go.
67. I'm planning to take 6 weeks off under FMLA when the new baby is born, and work can go to heck.
68. I love Big Dog shirts, but don't like dogs. They stink. The dogs stink, not the shirts.
69. I had a greyhound named King when I was a kid. I loved that dog. But he stunk. Oh well.
70. I also had a cat named Gizmo when I was a kid. He didn't stink.
71. I now have the orange cat as my "Office Assistant" at work. I didn't like the dopey paperclip guy.
72. I have my email open all the time at work, so there's really no concept of "checking email" for me. I never listen to voicemails, on the other hand. I hate voicemail. I wish I didn't have it.
73. I have 3 very close friends who are in their 70s or 80s. Everyone should have a friend whose drastically older than they are. It makes you realize how others have a different perspective on life than you do.
74. One of those friends passed away 3 months ago, and I was very sad. I sat with her for a while as she was dying. It was a heart wrenching experience.
75. I whispered Brendan's then-secret name to my grandmother at the Rosary before her funeral. I haven't directly told anyone Andrew's name yet. (!)
76. One of my biggest accomplishments was volunteering for the Red Cross during hurricanes Rita and Katrina. I am sorry that those caused so much destruction, but I loved my time volunteering at the shelter.
77. I would never have volunteered if not for Cat Schwartz doing the same.
78. I have watched hundreds of videos on YouTube and Google Video, but only ever posted one.
79. I'm a big fan of Lynne & Tessa.
80. I'm also a big Fan of Kitaro, John Tesh, & Yanni. My more recent musical tastes include Adiemus, Acoustic Alchemy, and Andrea Bocelli, but I like almost any kind of music other than Rap.
81. I have RoadRunner, a Wireless Router, and a Netgear StorageCentral Box right here in my house. Unlike the one on their web page, miiiiine actually has lights on it!
82. I like the idea of sharing my wireless, but I encrypted it because I don't want anyone browsing all the shares that I have in my home net.
83. I want so, so, so, so, so bad to put solar panels on top of my house and generate some electricity that I can call my own. Even if it does only power my clock radio.
84. I am really very interested in nuclear power and how the power grid works.
85. I let my kid play with the water hose even when there are water restrictions. I enjoyed that as a kid and I'm not going to deprive him. Screw restrictions.
86. One of my best friends it an M.D. and I'm so proud of him for it. I was afraid that he was going to be like me and not go any further than bachelor's.
87. I recently got Transitions lenses in my new glasses, and now I'm a Transitions Evangelist. I can't resist telling people how great they are.
88. I love my Nextel i275 camera phone.
89. I love Sci-fi: The Matrix is my favorite movie, I love Star Trek, I love Firefly. I'm also an Alton Brown fan.
90. I'm also a documentary fan: Anything on Discovery Channel, History channel or TLC will keep me for hours. I particularly like Mythbusters, Modern Marvels, and Mega Movers. MmmmmmMmmmm!
91. I love Science and Technology. I subscribe to Popular Science.
92. I have been addicted to video games since I got my Nintendo 8-bit and played Mario and Duck Hunt. I started a list of all the video games that I've played and am constantly updating that.
93. I have played games on PC, Nintendo 8-bit, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Original Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, Playstation 2, Xbox, and of course in the arcade.
94. I love watching people play DDR, but I'll only play it in my living room, and then not very well.
95. I'm damn near out of things to say. Hehe.
96. I once worked a straight thru 36 hour shift at work. I worked all night on a server problem, then talked all day at Freshman orientation. When I finally went home, I had to call Jen from the bottom of the steps because I didn't have the energy to get up the 8 of them. I'm serious!!!
97. After 10 years working where I work, I am finally getting an office of my own. Yahoo!
98. My picture at work was in the newspaper some years ago, and I was literally screamed at by the VP of my area for not getting permission first. It was one of the accomplishments I'm most proud of, but thanks to him, it was also the worst day of my work life. Fuck you Howard.
99. I buy refilled ink cartridges. I save a lot of $$$ that way.
100. I dance and sing with my boy in the living room. I keeps me young.

And there you have it friends and neighbors. 100 things. I hope you laughed at some of them! :) I challenge anyone to do a list like this. It is harder than you think!!!

Everyone has probably seen a CAPTCHA, but I bet you didn't know what it was called.

Well, now you have no excuse to not know. Read up!

If you read some of my previous posts, you know that I lately signed up with 1and1.com hosting. I am pretty happy with the price, service, and speed that they serve pages. What I am NOT happy with is the sheer incompetence of the tech support personnel there. I had to ask the same question 4 times before I got a tech that was able to give a pertinent answer and then the answer was "There's no way to do that unless you're using FrontPage" which I'm not.

I still like the service and will keep them, but my original goal was to see how good they were so I could be comfortable recommending them to my clients. I am not sure that I can recommend them due to the poor tech support. The service is great, and it would probably be very affordable and usable if one never needed tech support.

I'm still a little frustrated with them. I've since asked them a second question, to which I got a good (if not fast) answer. This is good service for a techie, but don't need technical support or you're outta luck.

I had this crazy idea recently to list all the video games I've ever played at home that I can remember or be reminded of from stuff I find on the Internet.

I plan to add to this each time I play a new game and eventually my grandkids can be amused that I played the original Mario Brothers while they are playing Mega Mario 16. :)

So, here's the list more or less in the order that I played them starting at the bottom...

Computer
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Sacred
Neverwinter Nights
Dungeon Siege
Dungeon Siege 2 (Whupped Valdis 07-05-06)
(Many, many more. List coming soon)

Xbox
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Xmen Legends 2
Ninja Gaiden Black
Half-Life 2
Xmen Legends
Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
Jade Empire (Special Edition)
Halo 2
Fable
Halo

Gamecube
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Paper Mario
Luigi's Mansion
Super Monkey Ball

PlayStation 2* (not yet sorted)
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Samurai Warriors
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2
Kingdom Hearts
Enter the Matrix
Final Fantasy X-2
Risk
Pac-Man World
Onimusha 2
XenoSaga
Suikoden 3
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Dark Cloud 2
Front Mission 4
Harry Potter and Sorceror's Stone
Dance Dance Revolution
Unreal Tournament 2005
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
Smurf Racing
Twisted Metal
Tekken
Red Faction
Metal Gear
Final Fantasy VII
Gex: Enter the Gecko
Burnout
Tomb Raider
Final Fantasy X

Nintendo 64
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Forsaken
Super Mario 64
Mario Kart 64
Diddy Kong Racing
Banjo-Kazooie
Gauntlet Legends
Rayman 2
Tetrisphere
Yoshi's Story
Quest 64
Donkey Kong 64
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Super Nintendo
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
StarFox

GameBoy (all flavors) and DS
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New Super Mario Brothers
Castlevania Circle of the Moon
Dragon Warrior
Pokemon Red
Kirby's Star Stacker
Castlevania
Tetris

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES 8-bit)
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Legend of Zelda
Duck Hunt
Super Mario Brothers
Dragon Warrior

Atari 2600/7800
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Ms. Pac-Man
Joust
DigDug
Q-Bert
Galaga
Frogger
Defender
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
Night Driver
Missile Command
Adventure
Pac-Man
Asteroids
Breakout
Combat


*I never had an original PlayStation, so I have played some PS games, but on my PS2.


This is really great! Letterman is so techno-no-no - "Dial up the Internet?" What a goober!

Loose Change 2nd Edition
- Korey Rowe / Dylan Avery / Jason Bermas



This video is very disturbing. I have only watched about the first 20 minutes of it, but I plan to watch the rest tomorrow. It seems to suggest that the US Government planned and implemented the September 11th attacks after many tests and preparations. I am not sure if this is a conspiracy theory on steroids, or what, but it certainly makes me wonder if all the "facts" presented are true. I need to learn more about this. Maybe it's a work of fiction?


Lightning
Originally uploaded by wvs.

What an awesome photo!!! WVS has some other good ones on Flickr too.

I really enjoyed this Mac vs. PC comparison. It's pretty funny!

"I took a picture of my wife every other day and then animated them into a movie. You can watch the gestation happen in 20 seconds. Enjoy!"

Super, Super, Super Digg!!!! Why didn't I think of this ?!?!? !?!?!? !?!?! ?!?!?! :) Great work man!!!!

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"How common is your surname in America? Find out by entering your name into a searchable database of more than 50,000 surnames culled from the Social Security Index."

This is a very good web page. Look at all the comments on Digg! I read them and laughed out loud. They're funny in a sixth-grade sort of way. :) My name is not listed, so there! I guess the H's are unique. FO, yours isn't listed. DJ, yours is in the 30 thousands, and Daisy yours is actually 39. Wow! Oops, your maiden name, your new one is not listed. :)


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Damn, I wish I had gone to school there!!! After watching this video, who wouldn't want to be a "mountaineer" ???

In an effort to bolster sagging patronage and profits in the airline industry, the following strategy has been proposed:

Replace all female flight attendants with some good-lookin' strippers! What the hell? The attendants have gotten old and haggard-looking. They don't even serve food anymore, so what's the loss?

The strippers would double, triple, perhaps quadruple the alcohol consumption and get a "party atmosphere" going in the cabin. And, of course, every heterosexual businessman in this country would start flying again, hoping to see naked women.

Muslims would be afraid to get on the planes for fear of seeing naked women. Hijackings would come to a screeching halt and the airline industry would see record revenues.

Why the hell didn't Bush think of this? Why do I still have to do everything myself?

Sincerely,
Bill Clinton


That Bill Clinton! Always the joker! Why, I heard he once put a rubber snake in Hillary's handbag before she was appearing at an elementary school. What a cut-up!

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