Random Restart

Hey guys, I am sorry about the silly April Fool’s joke. So the blog has been fixed for a while now on this new address. Had plans to fix some more things around but I guess they can be done on the fly. Can’t make any promises how often we will be updating here but enjoy for now a short recap of some of the April Fool’s pranks that passed by me:

First off here is a bunch of Blizzard related ones – new interactive authenticators and it seems Blizzard is turning it’s eyes again towards alternative gaming platforms – smart phones and Wii. Let’s not forget fans of classic board games and the younger generation! The one I am most uncertain if legit or not – the new Jaina model 😀 Wowhead were even more successful at data mining!

Meanwhile our shadowy overlords have come out of hiding and announced their world domination plans on Deviant Art. Jill has been working hard to satisfy her little lord by being his personal chronicler. Vaskes has brought to my attention that our feline overlords are already hard at work to improve our web browsing experience. And if you don’t have a master of your own you can always print one!

Google is taking the next step in improving their driver-less car tech over at Nascar racing tracks. They have also upgraded their amazing online map service to support one of the most popular pieces of hardware available on the planet!

Google’s child – Youtube is coming for you! Buy now the complete Youtube collection! While on Youtube be sure to check this dope videos:

Mass Effect Cartoon, Michael Bay’s YGO Abridged and Gandalf on a skateboard! Did I just do =3 of my own?

I am not sure if related to all the mischief going around but Aaron Diaz has locked his site into a new Dresden Codak movie.

In other Metal related news Alestorm has acquired some Viking enemies!

Feel free to share any witty jokes that fooled you in the comment section below 😉

Asbut

You can’t please everyone, it is impossible to help everyone and futile to try to satisfy everyone.

Sooner or later someone crosses paths with someone else and disagreements arise.

Then maybe it is even more unthinkable to try to make peace with everyone.

When is a person in our modern world to forsake selflessness and adopt selfishness as the only means to survive and shred his or her dignity to nothingness one small piece at a time?

How can we protect who or what little treasure we still value in this not so wicked but yet very unforgiving world?

Also I saw your pretty hair, Jill… we will see what happens to my own hide…

Red hair – Part I

Yes, I know, long time.

Even now I’m just passing by to tell you, Jack, the game is on and you cannot go back now. It’s your turn to paint your pretty hair red again. My sacrifice would be in vain otherwise.

Photos included.

Henry VIII and his wives

I dream often about work and some time ago I dreamed about writing a post here. Ugh, if this means blogging is as good as work for me, then I should do something about it. Like writing something.. finally. How about a TV Show post?

I read somewhere that “The Tudors” was a porn movie disguised as history one. I don’t think so, really, because it was more educational for me than just entertaining (yes, I admit the sex was good). What I mean is, it awakened some interest in the matter and I read a lot about English history, not only about the Tudor dynasty, because of the show.

On the other hand I got a little bit bored after the second season and then again after the first half of the forth season. The second time wasn’t exactly boredom that held me from watching it. I realized that it costs me too much tears and nerves. Yes, it sound stupid, I’m not 12 years old, but maybe because too much people died even for me to handle, that I started to cry like a child after the execution of Henry’s fifth wife (and her two lovers). God, this man was sick bastard, and how many people died at that time because of their stupid religions and shit. So, you see, this is why I shouldn’t watch this sort of shows, I get too much into it and forget that it’s just a movie. Oh, wait, it actually happened.

So anyway. Was it any good? Yes, I would tell you. But I am no good judge, I lack emotions these days and almost every little thing that doesn’t drive me mad from anger can pull the strings of my pity and sympathy (usually accompanied by sadness and unnecessary drama). So if you’re not too busy watching “Game of Thrones”, check out “The Tudors”.

P.S. I also wanted to say that the acting was pretty good. And the ending really did it for me. If you start it, better finish it. And, yeah, chips and wine.. not a good idea, but will do for now.

Rolling Thunder

Malik and Adriel were pretty hyped about seeing “Thor” and I happily tagged alongside them. Not that I needed any reason not to as my son and I are pretty hyped on comic books as it is… If you haven’t noticed… Gosh, I need to get back to that pile of comics along the bed – Damn, you work! Anyway “Thor” was nice. OK, bye!

Maybe I should elaborate a little more for those unsatisfied with my opinion’s brief exposition. I like how Hollywood is starting to produce good comic book movies. After the amazing “Ironman” and the decent sequel they are moving very nicely through the overpopulated with super (Avenger) heroes of the Marvel mythos. “Thor” felt like a nice comics book. Which is perfect, no? Cast was good and everyone’s game was tight, well there was a little overacting (especially by Portman but she is a dude so all is fine!) but it was just the way their characters are originally in the comics books. It is quite often that comic book character’s traits go overboard. Just so you know.

What’s not to like? Well, Loki‘s motives are kind of obscure and conflicting through most of the movie but Tom Hiddleston managed to pull it off with his nice sleazy trickster act. Also go see the movie in 2D and all will be peachy. There were no 2D screenings and we were forced to “enjoy” a 3D one. Only thing benefitting from this are some big landscape screens but the battles are impacted negatively by the 3D effects. All becomes a blurry tangled mess while my son testifies that on 2D all is so much more delicious.

So “Thor” is a fast and steady read of a classic comic book, that is nicely paced and there isn’t time for you to get bored. A deserved 7 /10. Cheers!

P.S. I am back, mortals! Or at least I try to…

Weekend Mix

Weekends should be fun. It is all nice and cool to slack around the house but it also so much nicer when you cook up a little adventure for yourself after the busy workdays. So my prickly flower and I threw some food in a backpack and went around in search of adventure and fun. We went to Antwerp Zoo on Saturday and spend the Sunday in Walibi Theme Park. Maybe because it was Sunday there were long lines for everything that in the end made the pace of the Park feel a lot slower and tedious. But I guess that is how roller coaster parks work… get in line for half an hour, get a minute (or less) of adrenaline rush. We managed to visit almost every major ride but the two water rides turned out to have technical issues. At least we will have one more reason to go to “Walibi” again in addition to it being an awesome Roller Coaster park with nice little areas for relaxation.  Also -50% coupons – Anyone in?

Iteration

Oh, Jill is back into the fold. OK, let’s get this show on the road. Where was I… after 18 hours in the office yesterday I was not really sure where actually… But as Jill pointed out we don’t need to banter about our personal predicaments that much… except from time to time, perhaps?

So here is something interesting that made my day… It was high time that I got around to bundling some humble Indians… This didn’t come out right… Anyhow the new Humble Frozenbyte Indie Game Bundle is upon us! I always felt uncomfortable that I missed getting the first two. So let’s see what is in the goodie bag: Trine, mentioned before by our pretty little Jill, Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds: Survivor and two ongoing projects that really sparkled my interest – Splot and Jack Claw in getting the bundle. Let’s hope that me and Jill will manage to free some time to savour those delicious little treats sometime soon. Now do your duty and support innovative game developers and charity!!!

Cr-48 Chrome

Long time no post. But then again you need something interesting to happen in order to write about it and not just babbling about your personal shit (I have the feeling I have already said that before). And yesterday something interesting happened, a friend of mine came to visit us to collect his new laptop (why from here? long story). But it is not an ordinary laptop, it’s Chrome. So my friend told me about how he got it and we spent the whole evening eating steaks with wine and testing its features.

This Chrome OS could be very confusing to some people, because it’s only a browser. When we tried to download stuff it was ok, but then the only option is to delete it if you cannot open it with the browser (if it is .exe or .dmg for example). Also the netbook runs only if you have a wireless network. So my friend is supposed to test it but there was no screenshot button in order to show the developers what the bug is (well, we found out it has this “bugs” button that collects screens and sends you to the bug report page). Also the keyboard has backward and forward buttons but no F1-F12 or caps lock.

What was more interesting to me was that the notebook has very clean and simple design it is almost perfect. It looks like a little black macbook and the battery is almost that good 😀 It will be very interesting experience and my friend is a very lucky nerd. Looking forward to know more about this jewel of technology.


Morning!

Men, this was a hard week. Working on Saturday is inhumane thing, so I decided to lay in my bed all Sunday. I got up only to make pancakes and to eat them. And because I always love to have a plan, mine was to watch movies, read books and think only about good stuff. All of this did quite a good job on my nerves.

So I watched Morning glory, a movie I very much wanted to see. I love Rachel McAdams, she’s gorgeous and one of my role models, but that’s not the only reason, you see, the movie is very good itself. It’s about this girl who loves and is very dedicated to her job (something I have to learn to do). Harrison Ford is also there, playing an old, grumpy reporter. Diane Keaton too. So the group of actors there is strong, the script is witty and funny, nothing close to the reality, but that’s the main reason I wanted to see it.

I was going to write about The Tudors, but fuck that for now. I want to see at least the beheading of Anne Boleyn before I share my opinion. Give me a week and I’ll get there.

Update

Gee Gee, Baby Baby… seems like we fell off the update train once again. Just when I thought Jill had so much cool stuff to share with you guys. As for me I am trying to climb the echeladder to Dastardly Deployer! Just in the middle of the week we got send on a dangerous mission to the vast plains of Luxemburg. No one warned us how vast those plains were and in result of our dedication we stood 17 hours on foot without food in our little server cage! So hardcore I almost cried tears of joy when we finally got back to the gloomy Brussels. Here have some pictures!