Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Second worst day of my life

Well, as of tonight, I am officially unemployed. I was let go today from my company because I "didn't fit in" the company. When I joined, they had just received a very big project and needed the extra help. Now that the project is completed, they no longer have ample work for me to do. At least that was the basic explanation.

Obviously, now lies two paths to follow:

1. Go to business school: This option is available to some degree as my boss did say he would still be a reference should I decide to choose this route. However, this is not the most financially reasonable option.

2. Find another job: This is probably the most likely route I will take if I cannot get any major grants for business school since as it stands I can hardly afford even a single semester at a reasonably ranked business school.

Although I must admit, I was not particularly enjoying my job as a programmer there and I certainly did feel like I was on the outside looking in the entire time. Here's to rolling with the punches

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Chinese New Year!

This past Chinese New Year, I went over to the BluPnutMM couple's house. The food was great, but the highlight of the night was playing Taiko Drum Master. It's just really really fun banging to great classical hits like Beethoven, Hungarian Dance, and William Tell Overture. What's interesting is there were actually some relatively recent songs like "Toxic".

And speaking of rhythm and beats games, check out this guy playing Freebird on his...keyboard? I didn't even know Freebird existed as a DDR song. While obviously not as exciting as my epic duel with Kung in Karaoke Revolution, this contains quite a bit of drama. Just when you think it's's not

Don't like playing the default songs? Put in your own songs!! Full Song here.

Friday, February 16, 2007

If you had a succession technique..

What would it be? Well, find out here!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

FC on Freebird?

This is a very interesting video of a 100% FC of Freebird on expert. Some say he used the hyperspeed "cheat" but meh, it's still pretty damn amazing.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

What is Love?

Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more... donedone donedone donedonedone donedone donedonedone donedone donedonedone..

Seriously though, very interesting study about the brain activity of people in love and of people who have had their hearts broken.

On another note, my faith in humanity was increased a bit more today.

Monday, February 12, 2007

And today during lunch...

Lunch with the BlupnutMM couple always leads to interesting topics of discussion. There has been a huge increase in the number of rhythm and beats games lately. Games like Guitar Hero/Karaoke Revolution/some kinda Drum game so this got us to thinking about possible new games in the same genre.

Chef Hero: The main prop for this game would be a cutting board and knife with fake left/right hand. As you chop your vegetables, it measures how thin your slices are. You have to hold the left/right hand on the food as you chop so if you accidently chop off a piece of the fake hand, you get points deducted. Sounds like a winner to me.

Vaccum Hero: Ahh, it's impossible to get children (and adults) to vaccum the floor. So why not make it fun and exciting. The prop for this game would be an actual vaccum and you get points on how much dirt you collect using the vacuum. The more you suck, the more you rock. Maybe some kinda star power mode where your vacuum goes into overdrive and tears the carpet from the floor.

Harp/Piano Hero: While having the same mechanics as the other music games, it just forces you to purchase a larger and more expensive prop. $$$ for the win.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Best Around

So the local radio station I listened to had a contest to give away some Gwen Stefani tickets. The game they happened to be playing was movie trivia. The DJs give out some hints about a movie and two listeners have to guess the title. They take turns and whoever has the most at the end wins. So anyways, today was "Favorites" day as the DJs got the favorite movie of everyone in the studio and used those as the movies. Let's see if anyone can guess these:

1. Scrawny neighbor boy learns martial arts from an old hermit to defeat local bullies and gets the girl at the end.

2. Grizzled Vietnam Widower leads neighbor kid to success over the local gang

3. A troubled boy learns lessons in life through painting houses, washing cars, and sanding patios

4. Inspirational tale of the fight of one individual against the oppression from many through the help of an elderly hermit who likes to cut Banzai trees.

5. So and So DJ's favorite song is from this movie: "You're the Best!! Arrrrrouuuuuunnd.."

The sad thing is, neither of the women participating in this game knew what any of these movies were. You would think they would catch onto the pattern after the first couple...

Monday, February 05, 2007

Why we watch

The titanic struggle of teams, leading up to the ultimate battle for dominance. Weekend warriors preparing for the final clash with the winner tasting the thrill of victory and the loser a humiliating defeat. Eternal glory for the winner and simply the first loser for the other. This is the reason we watch Superbowl commercials. Oh and there was some kinda sporting event or something involved too.