Inside The Old Noggin

3 August

AfroSamurai The Game: Completed

Afro Samurai The Game AfroSamurai is a 5 part animated miniseries that aired on SpikeTV In early 2007.  I had never heard of this show until the release of the video game this year.  Even then i did not think much of it, but something told me to add it to my gamefly game list.  A few months back i finally received it.  I held on to it for a little over a month playing through its colorful and imaginative levels.  I still have not watched the episodes, but i am now more interested in them then ever.  The main character “Afro Samurai” and his sidekick are voiced by none other then Samuel L. Jackson.  As you could imagine the game is full of as much violence and profanity as i think they could squeeze in. More »

8 July

Google Voice, A New Adventure in Telephony.

Google VoiceToday sparks a new era in telephony.  Today i received my invite to Google Voice.    I have been very interested in Google Voice since it was originally called grandcentral.   In this post I will give you a brief overview on some of the exciting features Google Voice.  My next blog will take you though the setup process, which was quick and painless and more in depth with configuring the features for your needs.

For those of you who are not familiar with Google Voice, it is a “telephone management service”  that is now offered by google.  In today’s day and age many people have multiple phones accessible to them.  I myself carry two cellphones, and I have a desk phone at work.  But many people have more then that, multiple home phones, fax lines,  cellphones, ect.  The concept of Google Voice is to consolidate this down to 1 single number that people can call or send SMS Text messages to.  At my job we were considering a service like this it was often referenced as “Find Me, Follow Me.”  What happens is when someone calls your Google Voice number, it will call every phone number you have defined, in an attempt to “Find You”.  When you answer whichever phone you are closes to, it will send the call to that phone, and drop all the other phones.  But Google Voice has taken this a step further and added a plethora of features.   Not only can you get voice mails from this system, but you can also have it forward your txts to all of your phones.  With a service like this you can now freely switch telephone carriers, telephone numbers, switch jobs, ect and still be able to be contacted with your 1 main Google Voice number.  Removing or adding a phone is very quick and easy.  But Google Voice does not stop with find me follow me, lets look at some of the more interesting features: More »

24 June

Dell Tech Support Chat Log

Agent-Mike: There is no broken plastics or missing feet on that system also right?
Steve:  no
Steve:  but i can break some if you would like me too
Steve:  :-P
Agent-Mike: HEHE no thanks
Steve:  ok just checking :-)
Agent-Mike: I sent you an email and if you have questions please email me.
Agent-Mike: XXXXXXX is your case number.
Agent-Mike: Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Steve:  what do i do with the one you sent me?
Steve:  just send it back?
Agent-Mike: Go ahead and use the return label to send it back.
Steve:  ok
Agent-Mike: Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Steve:  sure do you like baseball?
Agent-Mike: Sometimes
Steve:  whats your favorite team?
Agent-Mike: Mariners
Steve:  are you in washington?
Agent-Mike: No I am in Idaho
Agent-Mike: I watch it when I can
Steve:  ahh potato country
Agent-Mike: yes
Steve:  are the potatoes really good there? or is that just a myth?
Agent-Mike: I would say that they are pretty good
Agent-Mike: Oregon as well
Steve:  hmm ill have to check it out one day.
Steve:  i bet theres a lot of irish people out that way
Steve:  us irish people love our potatos
Agent-Mike: Yes
Steve:  the only thing i know about oregon is the trail
Steve:  you ever been on it?
Agent-Mike: yeah

Agent-Mike: It came through Idaho as well More »

12 June

Stumble Upon!

So as many of my friends know, I have been using the stumbleupon addon to find new and interesting sites.  It is probably one of the greatest addons that I have seen for IE/FireFox, in a long time.  Basically you download this tool bar (optional and configurable), configure your account with categories you would like to see, (ei: Comics, Computers, Linux, Comedy)  i keep meaning on posting great links i find with this tool, but i continue to forget.  So while im here late at work, i will post whatever links i stumble below, so you can get an idea of the awesome.  I wont lie, sometimes you find junk, but most of the time you find something entertaining.  I have spent a few nights up late telling myself just one more stumble for hours.

This great tool can be found at : http://www.stumbleupon.com/

Here are some stumbles tonight to wet your taste buds:
http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/18380/Stripper+Homework/
http://www.keepbusy.net/play.php?id=snake-owned-by-rabbit
http://imgur.com/iOtmg.jpg
http://kotaku.com/5137453/left-4-dead-++-now-for-kids
http://weinterrupt.com/2009/06/five-year-old-boy-left-with-intricate-dragon-shaped-scar-after-henna-tattoo-goes-wrong/
http://i.friendfeed.com/3491e4ac449ecf5dde355de42ed9c50dcf6f26da
http://www.vgcats.com/comics/images/070415.jpg

12 June

Facebook and Twitter alive

So i have given in and made it so my blog cross posts on facebook and twitter for added exposure.  Those of you who have found my blog this way, greetings :-)  Welcome, and i hope you enjoy your stay.  As for other loyal readers… i know, i know, i need to start posting more.  well meh…

10 June

Why is Leather So Expensive?

So the other day I got to thinking, Why is leather so expensive?  Why is leather considered a luxury item?  The more i thought about this, the more confused i got.  As i sat there eating my hamburger in Cheeseburger in Paradise, i wondered,  how is it possible that Americans consume so much beef, yet we are still stupid enough to pay extra for leather seats.  Hell i ate that cow the seats should be free.  Ill tell you this much… ill get down to the bottom of this puzzle.

Dinner waiting to happen

27 May

Quote of The Day: Trebor Edition

Rob: i think my dongle is broken

6 May

The Legend Of The Arcade: Part 1

Multi Arcade Machine Emulator

Ever since i can remember I’ve loved video games. From my early days, of playing the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) to now, i have always had a passion of obtaining whatever goal that was set forth in front of me, on that wonderful glowing box called a TV. I remember Spending hours and hours trying to defeat the forces of bowser, trying to get the high score in Mortal Kombat, and saving hyrule from the evil Gannon. At that time, the most exciting games to play were the arcade machines. Although they are growing more and more of a rarity in this day and age, arcade machines, and more specifically arcades themselves brought an experience unlike any other. There was nothing like Digging through your couch cushions searching wildly for the one thing that made those wonderful machines alive, The Quarter. Armed with a pocket full of quarters, children would flock to arcades like birds flying south for winter. As a young child, i rarely had extra money to play arcade machines, which made them that much more special to me. As i get older now, the passion i once had for gaming is still there, but the ability to play is gone. Too many real life projects now get in the way. One of the many reality’s of being an adult. I remember wishing so much that i was older, now i look back, and wish i still had that care free life. As i grew up, I became very involved in the computer world.

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6 May

Resident Evil 5: Completed

Resident Evil 5

My first exposure to Resident Evil 5, was the demo available on psn.  After playing this demo, i thought this game was horrible.  The demo was extremely hard, and within 10 min of playing i was stuck dying over and over again.   I quickly uninstalled the demo, and said, guess im not playing that game again.   The Resident Evil series has always intrigued me, but i always found it too difficult to play, and i usually walked away from it before really getting any where.   Somehow RE5 ended up in my gamefly list, and before i realized it i had a copy sitting at my house.  So i figured i would try out the game one more time.  Now its always been my usual tenancy to play the games on medium, because playing on easy was always too easy.    I played about 10 min into the game, and was stuck in the same spot.  I threw the game to the side and said i was gonna play something else.  But something was nagging me to try it again, so this time i put it on easy….

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11 April

Big Bad Bob’s Big Bad Blog!!

So i dont know if you all know BigBadBob, but hes got a new site.  He was formerly known as Ron Connery, Now he can be found at http://www.bigbadbob113.com go visit him.

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