2009 archive

Aug 15

Early Saturday Status Update

So let’s see here. Fresh off of my Connecticon Best Rock Band Vocalist title defense, I’ve been working on my Rock Band imports from the first game in preparation for next weekend’s GameUniCon. This tournament is a bit different than Connecticon’s; for one, it’s strictly score-based–two bands enter, play the same song (Or set of …

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Aug 04

Connecticon 2009: Mission Accomplished

And I’m not quite sure how I managed to pull it off. (WARNING: The word is over-used, but this is seriously an epic-length [About 3900 words according to WordPress] post. It’s behind the cut here so you won’t have to scroll through it all to read the older stuff)

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Jul 28

My Fiance, the Philanthropist

A quick link for you. In short, my fiance knits. And she’d like to knit a bunch of scarves for cancer patients. And she’d like your help, if possible. Basically, you can donate money (Maybe I should resurrect that “donate” link that got me a total of $0.00 during its tenure on the site), or …

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Jul 22

It Has Been Awhile

Indeed it has. Really, the best time to make a post announcing that I was still alive would have been Sunday. See, I don’t talk it a lot here–though it’s in the About Emptyeye section–but five years ago Sunday I was officially diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. In English, “A large cancerous mass in my …

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Jun 27

Status Update

Believe it or not, I haven’t totally forgotten about the site. I recently read through Build a Program Now: Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition. In terms of doing what the title advertises, I suppose it’s a success–you do, in fact, build several programs, including a simple web browser, a database-using program, and a Weatherbug-esque …

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Jun 11

I Have Played Games of Late

That’s pretty much all I’ve been doing of late, really. Recently I beat both Castle Crashers and Mega Man 9, both very old-school themed games. They were both pretty fun, and Mega Man 9 in particular was quite the challenge–it took me awhile to really get rolling in it. That’s really it for now.

May 28

Hey look, I live!

Just a quick post to confirm I haven’t gone off and died in a ditch somewhere. Lately I’ve been playing an XBOX Live Arcade game called Castle Crashers (And yes, I’m a bit late here), which is a fun little beat ’em up with some role-playing elements. It’s $15 in the XBOX Live Arcade, and …

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May 19

Fusion Technique, Go!

One of the more amusing “Life Imitates Parody” examples is the Gillette Fusion line of razors, which were announced roughly a year after this somewhat vulgar (But funny) article in The Onion. Why do I bring this up? Well, besides the fact that Gillette actually managed to go The Onion one better–as Kareshi points out …

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May 07

And Yet Another Rock Band 2 Post

Indeed! Since the last tiem I updated, I’ve gotten a bunch of Rock Band 2 full combos on Expert Vocals. My most recent was number 73 out of 84 songs on-disc (Downloadable, or DLC songs, are generally counted separately). The most recent, and the one I’m most proud of, is Uncontrollable Urge, which has a …

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Apr 19

Random Thoughts on a Sunday Afternoon

Given I haven’t updated in awhile–indeed, I haven’t really even been checking on this much, to the point that my Project Wonderful ad is currently delisted–I figured I’d throw everything into one somewhat large post. My quest to full-combo Rock Band 2’s vocals is moving along. I’ve now gotten the entire game gold-starred (A special …

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