October 2010 Archives

Multimedia Writing Piece

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iPad

A blow from the wind's trumpet

announces Nature's arrival.

Wooden shutters clap vigorously

at sight of the army of dark  clouds

slowly marching towards the horizon.

 

The women in the chair

cares nothing for this procession,

but her computer silently rebels.

 

click

delayed absolution

click

harsh words followed by

an irritated beep 

click

A face buried into the desk,

lips cursing the name of Dell

click

the modern woman's face brought low,

a slave to technology.

 

Suddenly, there's a peck

on her shoulder.

She turns around

anticipating jeers,

but instead faces

only a LCD screen.

 

Its outer shell

handsomely square

and glistening like obsidian.

 

Curious, her finger

tapped its face.

Suddenly, immense power

flowed into her.

 

Google, MSN, and lolcats

were within reach

all neatly inscribed on

the petite monolith.

 

After the storm,

she had ceased to be

just a mere woman

her and the iPad were one

the marriage of

machine and man complete.

     

Blog Portfolio II: Blog Harder

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As you can already can see from my past entries, blogging is nothing new to me.  There was a time in the past when I only wrote about literature.  It's been three years (!!!) since I first started my personal blog, and I only now feel like I'm shaking off the cobwebs that have accumulated over these years.  I'll never get that time back, but at least I'm polishing my technique.  As the blog has progressed, I've been far more detailed with my posts than usual.  Perhaps the responsible part of my brain is finally kicking in.  Joking aside, I've come to realize that not everyone shares my videogames.  I want people to discuss my articles, but I know some of you wouldn't know Ken from Ryu, so I decided appease the larger audience.  I think my newest tech entry should be understandable enough for everyone to comment on.  However, don't assume that my need for a larger audience will force me to return to the crowded "literature blog" space.  My expertise is videogames (and apparently humor too).  I not changing to please anybody.  And really, there is only so much time I can devote to Chaucer; blogging about him would be over-doing it.  

 

Interaction:

Erin liked my final remix.  I thought it only natural reveal some of the process behind the piece.

Depth:

Although it wasn't a quick impression, the Halo article did certainly moved beyond "OMG, it's awesome!"

Discussion:

Some of the users over at 1up clarified the circunstances of GT5 delay (my 1up profile is Mask_de_Awesome).

Outside Material:

The Dead Space 2 Collecter's Edition is cool, but I know what would make it even better!

Ethos:

Let me reapeat this for those hard of hearing: I Hate My Dad's PC!

Conventions:

My remix project, nuff said.

I Hate My Dad's PC!

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Author's Note: This post is almost a direct copy of a Facebook note I created back in the summer.  However, I have expanded upon it in some places.  Also, it's good to take a break from videogame coverage every once in awhile.

 

The title is self-explanatory, but I believe my hatred for my father's PC deserves more than a five word description. My ire towards the HP a6000n (that is the name of this lovely beast) was recently revived when I discovered that it had a trouble playing a simple video. Seriously, if a computer can't play a video using flash at an acceptable rate (this clunker can't get past 15 fps), then it should probably be tossed into the trash. Of course this isn't its only handicap; in fact, it suffers from a host of issues which include:

1. The mouse's cursor speed is pitifully slow.  I never knew it was possible to screw something this simple up. 
2. The keyboard feels cheap and its keys feel clunky.  It feels like my fingers are pressing against floor tiles.  
3. The CD drive is broken.  My dad is too technologically deficient to install a new one. 
4. The PC came with 1 GB of RAM (really, with Visa installed, REALLY?!).
5. The monitor has died at least once (and has risen again just like Jesus).
6. Some idiot at HP decided to leave the Aero interface enabled despite the PC's aforementioned lack of RAM.
7. The on-board video is terrible (hence its slowness)
8. It doesn't have Microsoft Word (WHYYYY?!).  Then again, that problem would easily fixed if the CD drive worked.  Oh well, it's nice to want things.


If there wasn't my Dad's PC, I would drag it behind the shed and administer some Office Space-style justice on this junk. I think I've made my hatred abundantly clear.  On the good side, I think my blood pressure returned to an acceptable levels.  Perhaps the same health benefits could be passed on to my audience.  So, do any of you have certain pieces of technology that you love to loathe?

Weekend Update

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So, it's another lazy sunday.  You know what makes this day even better?  The extended weekend, of course!  With the extra time given to me, I could get some exercise, write a pretty poem, or even conquer the world (okay, maybe I lied).  All these options sound tempting, but I'll probably end up wasting my weekend on some videogame.  Then again, that's your main reason for reading my blog.  So, despite my best efforts, I'm still doing my job (yea)!  Last weekend wasn't too eventful.  I got to play the open beta of Medal of Honor.  The beta highlighted the best and worst of EA's upcoming game. If you want more commentary, keep on the lookout for a post that discusses it in further detail.  In other news, Marvel unveiled the Xbox Live and Playstation Network port of Konami's X-men arcade game.  I know, it's exciting news.  If you weren't fully pleased by that news, perhaps the rousing music in Demon's Souls will entertain you

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