Wednesday, October 31, 2007


First place:

Those of you who are lawyers or are in any sort of tech related job should know how annoying SOX compliance is, so I can totally see why it won.

Second Place:

Nothing says spirit of Halloween like being mugged while Trick'or'treating.

Third Place:

I have no clue what the heck the pumpkin is supposed to depict. Supposedly it is a portrait of the CEO...ummmm right...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Party

Ahh, Halloween, the day of ghouls and ghosts. The holiday obviously invented by Dentists to keep their wallets full. Entire company is hosting a Pumpkin Carving/Costume party on wednesday to celebrate this day. Supposedly, some of the designs are awesome so it should be a good show. Hopefully can get some pictures of uber pumpkins. I am so tempted to enter just so I can carve a =VGI= pumpkin.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

See you in Hell...gate?

Anyone know insider information on how this game will play out? From what I have read so far, it seems like a freelancer type game but with a big coop storyline instead of just random missions. Could be fun to try.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Required Training

Accenture requires all new hires to take these core "training" courses within 60 days of hiring date. Work and "work" had kept me pretty busy and so I had basically forgotten about them until this week. With the deadline already past, I had to take them all or be in non-compliance. These training courses were mostly on stuff like harassment and ethics. It's like learning what I already knew but over 3 hours of painfully bad acting with choice nuggets like "There is a form of harassment that workers feel can create a hostile work environment, we call it 'Hostile Work Environment Harassment." OMGWTFBBQ, I totally didn't see that one coming, that's oscar caliber screenwriting right there. Later on, there was "Wow, Allison looks really down today, I'll cheer her up with this awesome sex joke I heard this morning." Wow, great idea! When someone is feeling down, obviously that's the most logical way to cheer them up.

But, thanks to this training. I now know that I shouldn't harass anyone and that Robin Hood was actuallly violating the ancient code of Ethics. After all, how much did he REALLY give to the poor huh?? How was he able to fund his merry band of men when he was giving it all to the poor?

Friday, October 12, 2007

Buttons and Barndoors!

Even though Grapes has been vehemently warning me about NWN2 and the horrible UI/Camera issues it had, I just could not resist that craving for a good D&D based rpg. Gave in and bought NWN2 and the Expansion for $45. Guess we will see if this is just more self torture, or if this game will turn out alright.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Possible leak for BF3? I think this game will be awesome by 2011 when all the patching is completed.

Monday, October 08, 2007


Ever since starting work, I have noticed that the office chairs here are so much more comfortable and relaxing to sit in. They are ultra adjustable, built extremely well, and just feel sturdy when sat in. I have been trying to get one to use at home since I spend the majority of my time in front of the computer.

I went to OfficeMax over the weekend to try some chairs, but all of them were made of cheap plastic and didn't feel all that comfortable. Asking a attendant there, I was given a recommendation to visit Hon to find my ideal chair and come back since OfficeMax can get me a 40% to 70% discount off the price of a Hon chair. So far, I think this one looks to be pretty good. Any suggestions on other places to look?

Friday, October 05, 2007

Too bad BF2 doesn't have plasma grenades...

Catnipped sent me this awesome video of the BEST plasma grenade stick evah in Halo 3. BF2 would be so cool if you could stick C4 to enemy soldiers. I could totally see sticking a squad leader, waiting for his squad members to spawn, then BOOM!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

All Hallow's Eve

Had a interesting discussion here at work concerning Halloween and dispersal of candy. While I generally always give out candy to the trick'or'treaters, many people around the office don't give out candy at all. What do you all do? Keep the Dentists of America paid? or do you deprive little kids of the joy of getting candy...those poor children, someone please think of the children (note, demon myspace hellspawn do not count as I don't think they technically count as human!)

Monday, October 01, 2007

Forward, down, down-forward, + punch

Had a small open house at the office today to celebrate the team's acquisition of...a table. Really it was just an excuse to have a small office party. Somehow, the conversation went to kungfu. Apparently, all asian people know kungfu. I was actually asked "So, what style of kungfu do you know? Praying Mantis? Monkey? Drunken Monkey?" Well, since I didn't know any of them, I was asked what were my top ten kungfu movies. Hmmmm, need some help here!!!