September 30th, 2004

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer


I haven't been posting much, been busy with other stuff I guess.

I got a call tonight from Apple. I was playing around with the Apple Store earlier this week and putting together some potential computers to buy (iMac v. PowerMac). A sales rep from Apple called offering to answer any questions I had or help me with my order. It was a little odd. I tried to give her plenty of feedback about what I'd like to see (G5 Cube) just in case they're using these calls partially for market research. I won't buy anything until I've got the money together. I'll probably also wait until 10.4 is out so I don't have to buy it a few months after the computer.

I had a strange dream last night where I was waking up and it was the first day of school. I was all excited to see folks again but then I realized I'd already graduated and wasn't sure what I was supposed to do now.

I've been playing more video games than usual recently. I started out by playing some Hot Shots Golf 3. It was okay but not great. I think the gameplay on GBA Mario Golf was better. I then moved on to Mario Golf on the Gamecube. That was a lot of fun and the GBA/Gamecube link option was interesting. The Gamecube version gets a lot easier when you're using a character from the GBA. Next I opened up Soul Calibur for the Gamecube. That made me remember how much fun the original had been for the Dreamcast. I played a little of the Dreamcast version too. It's unfortunate that they decided to do english audio for the new Soul Calibur, it just doesn't sound right. I also tried the not-so-new Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. It was okay but I was expecting it to be better somehow. Maybe I need to find some information on how to play like the old days. The last game I tried was THUG (the original). I'd heard it was better than the last one but I didn't really agree. I don't think the problem with the Tony Hawk games was the lack of a lame driving mode or the lack of platform game running and jumping. The quality of the music has decreased since the first two despite the huge increase in quantity.

I'm trying to watch the debate but I think I may need to look up that debate drinking game to make it bearable.

And someday I'll post some pictures from my trip to Wyoming.
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer


I watched the debate tonight (taking occasional breaks). I thought Kerry did better than I expected after a slow start with his first response. Bush was about what I expected, plenty of talking points, over, and over, and over, and over, and over… Bush also spent more time not answering questions than I would have liked to see. Bush also looked bored and indolent while Kerry was talking. Once again harping on Bush, he said something about trying to love the mother of a man killed in Iraq. Not sure what that was about. I was surprised to hear Bush mention his opposition to the world court (and disappointed that there wasn't an Abu-Ghraib related response). I was wondering if Kerry kept saying "proliferation" since he knew Bush would have trouble saying it.

Anyway, I like Kerry more than I did before and my opinion of Bush hasn't really changed since the first debate I saw him in with Gore.

I'm curious to see what the general reaction is. I was pretty out of step with the rest of the country on the Gore/Bush debates.

I need to figure out when the VP debate is. Edwards seems more interesting than Kerry (and Cheney has always seemed more vicious/devious/evil/intelligent than Bush). Ah, Tuesday at 8pm. Done.