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Entries from March 26th, 2008

Rock Band: Fun over Xbox LIVE as well

March 26th, 2008
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Gathered some friends for a little Band quickplay over Xbox LIVE. Getting them to join the band was a little spotty, but past the interface to assemble all the players in one room, the game was rock-steady. Nothing like chatting / providing chorus while Rocking Out. The wife is already asking for Billy Joel and […]

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Cool Toy D’Jour: Logitech Universal Remote

March 26th, 2008
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I got a universal remote as part of my birthday present to me. It requires a software install on a computer hooked up to the internet to really get the most out of it. The install went fairly smoothly. Shame on Logitech for requiring a reboot after the software installs. Reboot after install is so […]

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Rock Band: It’s not a game, it’s a freakin’ lifestyle choice…

March 24th, 2008
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Discussion over, consensus reached. I picked up the ‘Special Edition’ version for my Xbox 360 today at a local Target. It isn’t cheap – $181 with local sales tax – but it does come with a lot of crap: Large, 4-pad drum kit* with bass kick pedal and real drum sticks A slightly scaled down […]

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Rock Band: Fun for Mr. Fumblefingers

March 21st, 2008
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While hanging out a friend’s house, I noticed the Rock Band setup – it’s hard to miss the drum set and the two guitars in the corner of their living room. If I were to wax academic on the matter, I would consider Rock music to be a very socially oriented activity. Rock Band seems […]

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Beware the Ides of March?

March 19th, 2008
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Sir Aurthur C. Clarke died today -15 days after Mr. Gygax passed on. A depressing time to be a sci-fi lovin’, gaming nerd.

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Mess up big enough and you too can walk away clean…

March 18th, 2008
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For a surprisingly adept explanation of how the sub-prime mortgage problem is cascading into other markets, check out this Google Docs slide-show: The Subprime Primer Back? Good. Over the weekend there some new directly related to the sub-prime mess: The Week That Shook Wall Street: Inside the Demise of Bear Stearns Nutshell: Over the weekend, […]

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A new (digital) shrine to the Electronic Demi-God

March 6th, 2008
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My birthday present arrived today – a Sony STR-DG910. Naturally, I needed new components and controllers to take full advantage of the digital capabilities of the receiver.

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Inauspicious Beginnings and the “Thousand Dice Salute”

March 4th, 2008
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Hell of a way to start a blog – this is my first real entry and it is about the passing of a person who was one of the most influential people of my life, Gary Gygax. Never met him, but I definitely wanted to. As to why he was so influential to me, that’s […]

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