Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Waxing off for the last time...



Collin, thank you. This friggin' ROCKS!!!


I put up his blog link to the side. This DJ mixes songs to make a new sounding song. Some of them are not the best, but they are ALL interesting. Some are just simply fantastic. Give 'em a listen! They're all free downloads. His "Beatles album" was removed, but it was truly some great music.

I really like 'Lust Train'. Very innovative.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Sing... sing a song...

This Swedish site allows you to type in your message and it will "sing" it back to you using fragments of well-known songs. Give it a try. You can even email the message to someone else.


Monday, November 21, 2005

This I believe:

Penn Jillette gives his 'This I Believe' essay on today's NPR Morning Edition. It is well written and interesting food for thought. He's a very 'realistic' person.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Remembering Eddie


R.I.P EDDIE GUERRERO - 1967-2005
They had a fantastic show dedicated to him on Monday. Jen and I were pretty teary-eyed the whole show (well... more than teary-eyed). His death surprised everyone. They all were pretty torn up... and it was a great show. Everyone did their very best that night. I wish I had recorded it... great show.

WWE.com spoke with Eddie’s widow, Vickie Guerrero: “It was heart failure. It was from his past – the drinking and the drug abuse. They found signs of heart disease. She (the examiner) said that the blood vessels were very worn and narrow, and that just showed all the abuse from the scheduling of work and his past. And Eddie just worked out like crazy all the time. It made his heart grow bigger and work harder and the vessels were getting smaller, and that’s what caused the heart failure. He went into a deep sleep.

As soon as they saw his heart, they saw the lining of his heart already had the heart disease. There was no trauma, and Eddie hadn’t hurt himself in any way. It answered a lot of questions. I knew Eddie wasn’t feeling very good for the last week. He was home and kept saying he wasn’t feeling good and we thought it was just “road tired.” So we thought he just had to rest. It answered a lot of my questions, too, because he was just so exhausted. She said it was normal because the heart was working so hard."

They'll be showing the SMACKDOWN show tonight... they're dedicating it to him tonight as well.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Getting lectured tonight...

Going to Denver to go to a lecture about samurai and seppuku (ritual suicide). Promises to be interesting.

I would also like to get together with Heather & Collin to go to Denver for the Egyptian exibit.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


So last night I was uploading my backup for the jojopedia.com website and I made the grizzly discovery that my files were gone. Not the images (for some weird reason) just the HTML scripts. I was 2 seconds away from just canning the whole thing and saying "well, it was good while it lasted".

I put out an S.O.S. on the Jojo message board to ask people who visited my site to look on their computers in the cache files to see if they had any of the html pages they could send me.

Then, a guy mentioned "archive.org". It doesn't have all the files, but is has most of them.

So now I go through the painstaking task of re-creating the files I can find on archive.org ... wow. What a life-saver.

Monday, November 14, 2005

For my wife

Jennifer mentioned on her blog that she would like to hear more J-Pop music as she thinks it's the future of good music. I agree. Here's a link for you all to try out. Feel free to add your own links if you have any.

Melanie-chan's music

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Playing the GUITAR HERO game I got, I unlocked some music... one of which I particularly like.

It's a song called "Even Rats" by a group called "The Slip". Check them out.

You can visit their "MY SPACE" site and listen to a song fer free too...

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


Not much going on this week. Been pretty busy with work and then I come home tired.

Anyhoo, I re-modded my links to the right. I added the CHEET museum's IGN list. It's missing only Japanese games. It lists 383 games where there are actually 443.

I also added some Japanese-weird sites (anticipating Jen and my trip next year).

Friday, November 04, 2005

Pop'n images & shots

Today I post cute gifs from the Pop'n games.

And HERE'S an article about producing the best Jell-O shot using SCIENCE!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


So, I finished my project (for the most part) yesterday and spent a great deal of the afternoon 'playtesting' it. It works like a charm and plays very well. It is a LOT different to play on this than it is the mini or even the PS2 controller. In many ways it is EASIER to play this ASC contraption. I am excited to get it painted and adorned with images.

Once again, you can visit the site HERE.

Also, i'll be doing a demo for the GUITAR HERO game this Wednesday (hopefully) at the EB Games on Platte from 5:30-7:00. I say hopefully because they might not be releasing the game until November 8th (next week). I'll keep you posted here.

Also, here are some images from around the web. I guess actual musicians are using the GUITAR HERO guitar in their concerts. This is good news for the game as it means people will be buying the game simply because the musicians are using them.

Here's a complete track listing for the game:

Ace of Spades, Bark at the Moon, Cochise, Cowboys From Hell, Crossroads, Fat Lip, Frankenstein, Godzilla, Heart Full of Black, Hey You, Higher Ground, I Love Rock and Roll, I Wanna Be Sedated, Infected, Iron Man, Killer Queen, More Than A Feeling, No One Knows, Sharp Dressed Man, Smoke on the Water, Spanish Castle Magic, Stellar, Symphony of Destruction, Take It Off, Take Me Out, Texas Flood, Thunderkiss 65, Unsung, You Got Another Thing Comin, Ziggy Stardust

You can hear clips HERE. The company producing this game is unfortunately using a house band to record the songs... but damn if they aren't good! A few songs I can't tell the difference between the house band and the real band.

I'd be interested in hearing what Derek thinks of these samples...