Friday, November 23, 2007

Right there for the taking....

I was at Best Buy this morning (at 9:30 am, not 5 am) at the Rock Band demo station, and what I saw was amazing. There were 5 boxes of Rock Band sitting right there, taunting me to buy one of them. I looked at them for a couple of seconds, but then turned my attention back to the Rock Band kiosk as someone was banging away on the drums. I watched the person play the drums for a bit, and then looked back at the pile of Rock Band boxes, and three boxes were gone. I resisted again and walked away for a bit to look at some other things. A few minutes later, I came back again to see if the boxes were still there, and all the boxes were gone. Five boxes of Rock Band gone in 10 minutes.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The New Generation of Political Commercials....

It's sort of awesome to think how a comic skit/internet phenomenon has made its way into politics.

I'll be waiting for Obama to bring up Mr. T for his next commercial...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Next time you have a fever....

Play some Cowbell Hero!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


There hasn't been too many DS games lately that have caught my eye, but Contra 4 looks like a must-get :)  I remember back in the day when little B and I had mastered Contra on our NES to the point where we didn't even have to use the world's most popular code to beat the game.  With little B manning the spread gun and me manning the laser, those aliens had no chance. 

Some of the weapon descriptions on the website are sort of amusing too...

Soldiers, especially Contra soldiers, have a lot on their mind.  For those days when you can't be bothered by concepts like "aiming," the hunter will seek out hostiles on its own so you can enjoy the finer things in life - like jumping over bottomless pits and avoiding certain death.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Now you're playing with power

While I was reading through my usual list of tech blogs and sites, I saw a headline talking about the new rankings for the top 500 supercomputers in the world.  I remembered a conversation with a friend who works at OSC saying that the new Opteron supercomputer they had just got up and running was suppose to be somewhere in that list, so I took a look around and found it to be at number 76 (and I can say I've used 0.77% of those processors in my simulation :P).  It has a ways to go to catch up to the DOE as the peak performance on OSC's supercomputer is only 3% of the peak performance of the DOE's supercomputer.  Although the DOE computer probably has its own manmade blizzard to keep all those processors cool.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Guitar Hero on South Park

For those of you who didn't hear about it or missed it, you can watch the recent episode of South Park here where they sort of poked fun at Guitar Hero.  It wasn't as epic as the World of Warcraft episode, but it was still pretty funny nonetheless.  At least Stan and Kyle were playing the good GH songs :P