CTRL-ALT-DEL Tells Us Where Those Who Type In ALL CAPS Will Wind Up

capslock_abusersTim Buckley, the creator and artist behind the webcomic CTRL-ALT-DEL, tells us where he wants to send those who abuse their CAPS LOCK key and type in all capital letters.  This is part of a recent webcomic and upcoming poster entitled The Nine Layers of MMO Hell.

So what’s your beef about playing MMO’s?

Play Devana

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I’ve just installed a new game that folks can play online, Devana.  It’s a MMO browser strategy game in which users can handle economical, diplomatic and military tasks to further increase their empire.  You start out with a small town that you have to build up. (Here’s a hint: You actually have to create the town after you create an account.  Dashboard -> Towns -> Create a New Town.)

It’s quite similar to Travian if you’ve ever played it.  It’s kind of buggie to be honest and there’s no instructions yet.  If you get stuck, drop a comment here and I’ll try to help.

Playing dig’n’fight and…

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…beginning to get myself up there.  Been playing for eons it seems like.  To the left is an edited screen cap of the current ranking page for Dig’n’fight.  I have a long way to go until I reach those heights.  Right now, I just want to pop into the Top 100 some time soon.  Probably take another month.

Feel free to give it a try.  It’s a browser based game so there’s nothing to down load.  You can play it while you do your work on line.  It’s like Dungeon Keeper if you ever played that way back when.

Are you a pirate?

drm-burn-in-hell-729666.jpgI was going to promote Shamus Young‘s webcomic Chainmail Bikini but it appears he’s no longer going to continue it.  Pity.

I will mention though that he has a pair of interesting articles posted about his take on Video Game Piracy and Digital Rights Management that may be of interest.  He even takes a shot at Penny Arcade’s new game,
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness
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I don’t run into the problem of re-registering my games that much.  The computer I have at home is fairly old and most of the games I play came out when DRM hadn’t been created as a anti-piracy program.  I think the newest game I play is Morrowind and that came out in 2002. (I do have Oblivion but I know my system can’t handle the graphics. Maybe in a few years.) I’m still going through the old Dungeon and Dragon’s Gold Box games from way back when and those sit on my flash drive.  I have to type in a CD key when I install something but I don’t mind doing that.

One comment that bothers me is how some folks who have purchased the game have to obtain a crack just to get around the security program.  I had that issue way back when when CD games first came out. (Trying to remember what game it was.  Maybe Pizza Tycoon?) I had a CD burner in that computer at the time and the game saw it and refused to play.

edit: Oh, forgot to mention that Mr. Young also did a Lord of the Rings Photoshop’ed webcomic called DM of the Rings.  It’s finished now but it’s a good read.  I wonder if he’ll start a new one of the Hobbit.

Image from here.

Play a Daily Sudoku Puzzle

sudoku.jpgJust a quick note to mention that I’ve added links to the Daily Sukoku puzzles over on the USAToday puzzle site to my Daily To Do list.  I’ve been playing them for quite a while now and can usually solve them.  They don’t always score them correctly (Todays was a five star pluzzle which usually means it’s the hardest to solve but I found it quite easy.) and it is a source of enjoyment.  (My thrills are cheap and easy.)

Maybe someday I’ll learn how to spell Sukoku correct.  And maybe Firefox will add the word to it’s dictionary. 🙂

If you get stuck like I do on occasion, check out this Sudoku Solver for help. (It’s currently down for some reason.  Hopefully it’ll come back shortly.)

edit: Oh and my sister is giving away my old Star Trek books. 🙁

Got called a spammer this morning

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*chuckle* Gotta love this:
I’ve been playing RuneScape for the past few days and spending time over at Sal’s Runescape forum. I had a question about carrying gold and asked it. During the discussion, I thanked the responders for their responses trying to be polite.
Imagine my surprise when I get a note from a moderator over there stating that I had spammed. His reasoning was that if a post does not add to the content of the discussion, it would automattically be considered spam.
While I agree with that rule, can understand it and fully support it, please note that my thanking folks for their time is considered spam. That means politeness is spammy. Whoa!
I also disagree with that I didn’t add to the content of the discussion. My thanking folks acknowledged that I read the discussion and thanked them for their time. I had been told by another moderator that we should always stated that we had our questions answered and that’s what I did.
So I’m an evil spammer. I guess I should go hang my head in shame. Mind you that the forums are filled with worse issues that are being ignored.
Bloodly hell.

Search Engine Smackdown

I’m sure you’ve head about Google Fight by now where you can Linus Torvalds matches up against Bill Gates or finally prove to yourself that Coke is better than Pepsi by comparing Google results between two different words.
Bringing it to the next level we have Search Engine Smackdown. Using the heavy weights of the Search Engine field, see how much trivia you know about the history of the market.
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