Archive for February, 2009

Facebook Fights My Blog

Friday, February 27th, 2009

I feel bad for neglecting good ol’ ChrisWeb here. I’ve been spending more time updating my Facebook status and doing silly memes over there, however that generally only updates the 149 Friends I have on Facebook and not the world at large. For the record, I only befriend people I know in real life on Facebook, so it’s not like I’m sharing personal information with random weirdos on the ‘net. Only the random weirdos I know personally.

In any event, not a whole lot going on with me. Megs and I have both survived the February Cold/Flu of Suffering, so we’re back to our nominally-healthy selves. Work has been good, and we just released another content update for Pirates this week. Check it out! Tell your friends!

Changing subjects, I still really love my Blackberry Curve. It’s a sweet little device and does all the things I want out of a cell phone. I know it’s no iPhone, but honestly, I think I prefer it. It has an actual physical keyboard and it’s still smaller. I don’t need to play silly iPhone games, even if it does “have an app for that”. In case folks didn’t know, there are apps for the Blackberry too! My favorites are Google Maps (with GPS!) and Facebook. Man, I’m such a Facebook fiend these days!

Oh! And the other day I bought The Secret of Mana on the Wii Virtual Console. I forgot how great this game is! It was also really ambitious for its time, 1993. Sure, the AI and pathing are crude now, and sprite-based orthographic games are certainly not in vogue as much as they were 16 years ago, but at the time it was pretty damn advanced! Having worked in the video games industry for almost five years now, I can appreciate how much work this was, especially since it was all done in 65816 assembly code! ASSEMBLY!!! This was basically a supped-up 8 or 16-bit version of the good ol’ 6502 that the original Nintendo ran on. Hardcore.

Lastly, what is more awesome than a unicorn puking a rainbow? If it’s needlepoint:

Unicorn Rainbow

Unicorn Rainbow

Sick, sick, sick

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

As anyone friends with me on Facebook already knows, I’ve been hella sick these past few day with a nasty cold and fever. But I realized that not everyone who reads this page is on Facebook, so I thought I’d update y’all here too.

I left work early on Monday cuz I was feeling like crap, and it just stayed that way. I had a fever of over 101 at one point, so I went to the doctor this morning. She prescribed some antibiotics, but basically said that it should go away on its own. I hope to be able to get in to work tomorrow.

Thanks for all the Happy Birthday wishes from everyone! Not exactly the way I’d planned on spending it, but at least I know I’ve got friends and family out there who care. 🙂

That Time Again

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Well, once again it’s February, which means I’ll be 28 years old in a week and a half. For those who are curious, I’ve updated my wish list. I really don’t know what to do for my birthday this year. Maybe go out to a bar or restaurant with some friends and hang out at our place afterwards. Nothing big. No one really cares about turning 28, least of all me. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Any celebration will probably be this coming weekend, cuz the following weekend is Valentine’s Day.

In other news, I’ve been seeing a lot of activity on Facebook lately. Here is my profile if you have yet to befriend me there.

Oh, and since I’ve mentioned on this site just about every other cell phone I’ve ever owned, I should probably let you know that I’ve joined the ranks of Blackberry users, and I love it! I’ve got a 8310 Curve, which is just so damn nifty! Even has a little Facebook app. =)