I had this long blog post in mind about how I really feel about Sarah Palin. About how a hot hockey-mom can flirt her way into the White House long before far more capable and intelligent women have the chance to get there. About how her voice always hovers just at the breaking point whenever she speaks, as if she’s a breathless cheerleader. About the wink in the vice-presidential debate. About her die-hard conviction that her teenage daughter not only had to have the child regardless of how she actually might have felt about felt about becoming a mother at the age of 17, but she is now forcing the poor girl to marry her boyfriend.
Monthly Archives: October 2008
At long last, after a long war that I do not want to pass along to you, I have achieved the following:
I have The Withcer: Enhanced Edition. It is fantastic. Anyone who knows me should be able to realize the impact a real RPG like this one would have on me.
In order to achieve this RPG’s awesomeness, you need to follow the instructions on this link. Now, this is important: If you have XP 64-bit or Vista 64-bit, be sure to run the 1.4 patch in Win95 compatibility mode. If you do not do this, you may need to reinstall the game from scratch.
Personally, and I run Vista Home Premium 64-bit, I could run the .exe file without any problems, at least through the game’s initial stages. We will have to wait and see…
I have made a couple of changes to the blog. The DR graphic on the right has been replaced by a RSS feed, displaying the latest news about the game. I have also added a page, up there next to “Places I Visit”, about one of the very best things in life and why I think it is.
I am working on adding a SpringWidget instead of the RSS feed, but the blog is so far not being cooperative. Grrr.
New skin may also happen in the near future. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: SpringWidgets use flash, which is disabled on all of WordPress, as a matter of security. So no widget unfortunately, but the RSS will stay.
Today the European Union awarded the Sakharov Prize, its top prize on human rights, to Chinese dissident and human rights fighter Hu Jia.
In December 2007 Hu testified before the European Parliament, via video conference, regarding human rights violations in China. Shortly thereafter he was declared a criminal and arrested. In April of 2008 he was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, where he is reported to be of failing health, due to a liver disease.
I have bought myself a Sansa Clip audio player. It has 2GB of storage capacity, FM radio, a voice recorder, the ability to record radio, and a handy clip that attaches to everything from purse strap to t-shirt sleeve. I have seen an armband for this player for sale online, and can only assume that it is primarily designed for those who prefer to wander around naked. The Clip clip was able to hold on to everything I tried it on, so there is really no need for an armband.
AnythingButiPod, or ABI for short, has a large number of reviews and articles on the non-iPod digital audio and media players on the market. The site features an RSS feed, industry news and previews, and it has a large and helpful forum community, organized by brand and model.
One of the most recent additions to the site is the comparison database. Yes, you know exactly what you want out of a player. You want long battery life, dedicated volume buttons, you want a standard USB cable, and you want to be able to play your .flac music files on it. But you really don’t want to spend the next two weeks researching every single player out there to find out which of them meet those criteria.