Category Archives: computers

Fark Strikes Back

Well, I just found out that FHM named me one of their sexiest cover girls.
Not too bad, considering that I haven’t worked out in over a year, wouldn’t you say?
FARK is totally responsible for making this happen. You can read about it here.
Seriously, I love it that I can be part of something so silly and fun, without having to wear a bear suit and sing patriotic songs.
The family and I successfully found our first geocache yesterday, which I will write about at length later today.

Photoshop madness!

Hoo Boy!!
This is absolutely hilarious.
Fark is doing a photoshop contest, and the subjects are me and Drew.
Really, really funny stuff. Most of it is very creative, and has been passed around my office all day.
Thought for today:

“A narrow-minded, self-centered attitude is the basis for negative emotions like fear, anxiety, and frustration.”

Site Update

This notice only affects Soapbox users, but everyone else is free to read it, if you want, because I’m all about the love.
We’re having database issues, which are currently being sorted out.Basically, you can read stuff, but you can’t add any new posts in certain forums. It’s not a huge deal, but it’s time consuming, and I don’t think I’ll have time to work on it seriously until the weekend.
As long as I’m making a big deal about the site update, though, I’ll point your attention at the FAQ, which went a fairly big revision about 10 days ago. I added a buncha new questions, and all that stuff, so…I know it won’t occupy you for 4 days…but, hey, at least it’s something.
You could always go bug Russ until it’s fixed.
Oh, and I’ve seen the satirewire piece. About 15000 times. :-)


I say it all the time, and I’m going to say it again: my favorite unintended consequence of this website is the community we’ve built here.
That community started in the GM comments, moved to IkonBoard, then to eF, then to eF again, and finally is living in the soapbox (powered quite nicely by phpBB2.)
However, in the last few days, the database has gotten all stupid, and we’re trying to figure out wtf the problem is, so I’ve had to turn the soapbox off, temporarily.
It should come back online today or tomorrow.
Now you know. So there.

Seek ye the Amulet of Yendor?

Nethack 3.4.0 is out!
Nethack is one of my all-time favorite games, one I’ve been playing since 1200 baud was smokin’ fast.
I think it’s one of those things, like Kibology, that you either get, or you don’t.
If you get it, well, go get it!
Thought for today:

“Genuine peace between nations will come from mutual respect. Not from weapons or force”


One of the things I’ve liked the most about having this website is the community that has come together, and steadily grown since the launch last August. I have always enjoyed reading and participating in the debates and discussions that we’ve had, because we have always conducted ourselves with maturity and dignity, even when we vehemently disagree.
However, it seems like we’ve attracted quite a few trolls and their ilk here, in the last few weeks, and the level of the conversation has really suffered. That cool community of thoughtful, independent thinkers has been simply over-run with the lowest common denominator.
So, until the new version of MT comes out, I’m turning comments off. Sorry that it’s come to this, but version 2.0 has a “registration” feature, which will hopefully cut down on the assholes.
As always, everyone is encouraged to comment in the new and improved soapbox.


Good morning, and happy first monday in March!
Over the weekend, I recorded some dialogue for the newest installment of Farkman, and it’s online and ready to go! The whole thing is really funny, and I’m in panel 3. The discussion at FARK is here.

GC vs. PS2

I brought home a Game Cube from work this weekend, for the kids to play.
Yeah, right. For the kids to play.
A few weeks ago, I brought a PS2 home, also for the kids to play.
You’re not buying this, are you?
Well, maybe I did stay up until 4AM playing GTA3, but that was just because…ah…I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t appropriate for the kids.
Yeah, that’s it.
So this weekend, I brought home the same games that I did last time, but on the different platform: FIFA 2002, Madden 2002, Crazy Taxi and Tony Hawk 3. I also brought home Pickmin, which the kids are currently playing behind me…that music really creeps me out.
I think that the graphics and game play in all of those games is far superior to the PS2, and the load times are certainly a lot slower…and PS2 does have those anti-social, right-wing-panty-knotting games from Rockstar
Which brings me to my question for you, dear readers: PS2 or Game Cube? GC is cheaper, smaller, and the graphics seem to be better, but PS2 seems to have more “mature” (read: cooler) games.