Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Poll

I put up a poll to the right.  I keep looking at the stats on this blog and seeing a dozen or so visitors every day, but I get no comments.  I just wanted to see if anyone actually reads this.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mar. 26, 2067

It's been so long since I've been here.  I'm not even sure it's March.  I've seen no one, the closest was a zombie I swear I saw one night.  He wasn't vary talkative.  So I decided it was time to move on, I needed to find some sign of civilization. 

I packed up what little I had and said goodby to my lovely home and my pet pig, Bacon XII.  I knew the road ahead would be long, but I couldn't stay alone any longer.

I traveled for days and saw many things.  There were great snowy mountains.


Grand deserts.


Large cliff faces


And things I didn't think were possible.


I continued traveling, searching for any sign of sentient life.  When I was on the verge of giving up and finding a nice spot to lay down and die, I found it.  I almost didn't believe it, I'm still not sure if it was built or somehow it's natural.  It's too much of a coincidence to be natural.  The only thing I can think it may be for is decorative or ceremonial.


I don't see anything else around, just nature.  I'll keep looking, I have hope.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Google Music

It’s been a while since I posted.  I was hoping to post a new fiction story, but I’m not coming up with anything; so, I’ll just post my initial experiences with the new Google Music.

Initial exposure

In case you don’t know, Google Music is a system where you upload your music to their servers and you can listen to it streaming anywhere you have an Internet connection.  That’s the first thing I ever heard about it.  I thought cool, it’s like Dropbox but for music.  This could solve my problem I have with my phone.  I use it’s Blue Tooth to stream music to my stereo in the car, but there isn’t enough space on my phone for all my music.  Amazon has a service that’s similar, but I didn’t hear about it until after I heard about Google’s and since I use Google for everything else I figured I’d just stick with it.

The second time I ever heard of it was on a Techdirt article about how Google started the service without the RIAA’s blessing after failed negotiations.  The labels were demanding far too much money for a service that only lets you to play your own music that you upload; it doesn’t even let you share it.  The RIAA was basically asking for money from something just shy of an iPod.  The service is perfectly legal and Google had no obligation to give the RIAA anything.  So, the RIAA demanding too much was them literally demanding too much free money.

After I heard that I instantly requested to join the Beta.  I got the invite yesterday.

Warning:  Before anyone asks, Google is not letting the users invite other people.  If you find a website that says they have invites and are willing to give them out, it’s a scam; don’t give them anything.  The only place you can request an invite is music.google.com.  Which is a shame, I was going to offer mine up here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Minecraft Server

I finished my move finally.  We were going to rent a U-Haul van to finish in 1 day instead of 4, but the day we decide to do that someone decides to rip up the road at the bottom of the hill.  With two backhoes, there was no possible way we could get a van down there.  Hell, I couldn't get the Jeep down there a few times.  Luckily, I'm really good at backing up.  Scared the crap out of my roommate when I backed up for a full block and turned around in someone's driveway.

Got Internet installed on the 2nd, electricity and Cat6 on the 3rd, and the server got installed on the 4th.  I didn't get a chance to forward my DNS until today so it should be back up within the hour.

Played and beat Portal 2 again.  Small spoiler alert.  You know how the two robots, P-Body and Atlas, are beside GLaDOSS at the end?  They weren't the second time around.  Maybe it's because I beat the co-op game before the second play threw.  More likely a glitch.

I only have one question for you, Valve: Where the hell is Episode 3?