More site updates
New header image. I was kinda tired of the skyline, and wanted to get back to my old header, which was one iconic building for the town I'm in.
Monday, August 29, 2011
EVEN LARGER width on the blog. It gives the sidebar a little room to stretch out. I think the base template started off at like 800, which I bumped up to 860, but now we are at 950. It also...
...makes room fo for the "What I'm Watching" section, which is a new section I added. I kept finding cool videos, but they were not cool enough to warrant a whole blog post. So now the plan is to update that little guy every time I find something fun.
And let me tell you, when Dop does something, he does it RIGHT. The guy already has a script writer and cinematographer. Now of course it won't be a feature length movie, but it will surely capture the spirit of the movies and really....we just need another excuse to get together.
Thankfully, even if the home brew movie is not completed by next year, there is a NEW Children of the Corn that came out THIS YEAR! Straight to DVD, so you KNOW it's awesome.
Seriously. Saw knew when to quit, stop beating a dead horse CotC!
The current state of Point and Click video games
I wrote another one for the EGSC, this one is about the current state of point and click adventure games. THEY ARN'T DEAD! :)
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Jesus I'm good at this stuff
So I had some free time so I finally got around to doing this:
Friday, August 19, 2011
Yep, I set up Time Machine so my hard drive is auto backing up and I can do the cool zoom through space to get files I deleted back.
But I didn't stop there. Oh no, I went ahead and did this:
'Cause I was tired of Kendle always asking to print stuff and grabbing the printer cable out of the back of the desktop when I was CLEARLY doing really important things like working on my Starcraft 2 game.
Then I was all..."Doesn't my router have a USB port? For sharing Hard Drives and Printers and stuff?" So I went ahead and set this up:
It's only a 1 GB for now, but really...to tripple back-up my financial data, and Delicious Library, and transfer files to other computers...thats all I need.
How Colin keeps me grounded
Guys. I tend to...how should I put this...overreact when it comes to crime. It's not without reason. Ask any of my family members why I don't like to go on vacation. It's cause I like being around my stuff. I like to know that if I need a pen, I know where one is, or if I wanna watch hell be unleashed, I can pop in my copy of Gladiator. Is it too hot? I got a fan! I love my stuff.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
So since moving to Chicago, and getting on a few local message boards, I hear less and less about "what there is to do" and more and more about "who's shit got stolen and where" Things like who's iPod got stolen, or what 7-11 got "flash mobbed." Oh or this one. This one was a trip. This guy got his iPhone snatched right out of his hand. So he chases the criminal, catches up to him and offers him 20 bucks for HIS OWN SHIT BACK. Criminal agrees, and when the 20 bucks comes out of the wallet, buddy gets bashed in the head and the 20 bucks taken too!
And these aren't "chicago crime" message boards. They are just general "chicago information" boards. So recently one of the posts was pleading with the people to stop posting about "please be safe" and that "we live in a city with a crime problem...deal with it."
So Colin says that living in a city with a crime problem should be SORTA comforting. I don't remember his words exactly, but basically the thought process is that if you take one ounce of precaution, you will be a harder mark than the dummy next to you waving his iPhone around and digging around in his wallet for 10 minutes trying to find something. HIS stuff will get stolen, not yours. So now I breathe a little easier at night. Well that and the 2nd floor climb seems like it might be a little too hard for a crime of opportunity.
So I went to Comic Con over the weekend...
You know all those blog posts I write about video games? Well they got vendor passes for Comic Con, and since I contribute, I got to go. For free. The vendors were neat, but there were way to many comics, and not enough toys and games for sale. I also saw ECTO 1, the 1970's TV show Batmobile, and the DeLorean from Back to the Future. That was pretty fun.
Monday, August 15, 2011
But then I MET and talked to THIS guy:
Thats right, Troy the Chain Guy from Saw 3! We sat and chatted for awhile, between interruptions from other fans. He's a pretty alright guy. Also, I learned that the chain scene took 1 day to shoot. 4 hours of makup, 11 hours to shoot, and 4 more hours of makeup removal! What a trooper.
Then I saw this guy, and I just HAD to shake his hand:
Thats right...I shook hands with Atreyu from the Neverending Story. If I could go back in time and tell my 6 year old self this would happen, I'm sure the little guy would shit bricks.
Hell If I could tell the April 2008 me that would happen, he wouldn't believe it!
Both of these guys were there, but I didnt want to wait in line just to say hi.
So I just peeked in and waved.
This kid was there:
But I didn't want to catch failure, so I just walked past him.
Oh, so comics right. I met and talked to the guy who does Erfworld. Which is a silly little comic based on video games. He's fun. I felt bad talking to all these guys cause they were clearly there to sell stuff, and I just wasn't buying. I dont need autographed pics of people. I have the memories. But it was really cool to meet these guys. Even if they weren't the biggest stars there, they were big deals to me, and my child hood...well not the Saw 3 guy. That would be fucked up if he was a big part of my childhood.
Eventually...I'll need a new slogan
There's a slogan up at the top of the page. It used to stand out more but since I changed the image to a lighter blue, it doesnt really stand out as much. It's under the hunka.net logo.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Anywho, I found this site that will create slogans for you based off your own input. Here are a few of the ones it came up with that I liked:
1. Style outside, Hunka inside.
2. Christmas time is Hunka time
3. Hunka makes you better <-- This one is actually true!
4. You need Hunka everyday
Point and Click fun
Remember playing Kings Quest? Sam and Max? No? oh, well I wrote a post about how to play those games and tons more just like them on the EGS today.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Labels: video games
Some of you will know about Tetra Master...some of you will not. Let's explain it for those of you who have never played Final Fantasy 8, 9, or 11. If you can get past the next two paragraphs about a videogame, this post is actually about something that happened to me in real life.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tetra Master is a virtual card game that only exists (to my knowledge) in these two video games. As you played the main game (each spanning 4 CD's), you would collect cards that you could then use to play versus computer opponents (the Playstation 1 didn't have the ability to connect to the internet), called NPC's or Non-Player Characters, throughout the game. It was totally optional and more of a way to pass the time rather than a main point of the story.
Not everyone you met in the game had a deck to play with, so you had to go up to people and press SQUARE instead of X to start a game. If they had a deck, they would play, if not, they would say some nonsense about what was going on in the game at the time.
So I'm on my way to the library yesterday (lets call that my quest), when I see a guy, sitting on the sidewalk setting up dominos. Immediately my thoughts went to Tetra Master. Here we have some random dude on the street (a NPC!) who's got a game to play (like Tetra Master). If only I had some dominos of my own, perhaps we could be friends.
Alas, I did not, so instead of playing a game and becoming the best of friends, I just said some nonsense about what was going on in the main story line.
"Sorry, no change today"
Labels: video games