Travis's lame ol' blog

yay, Travis finally changed his blog!

- Wednesday, August 04, 2004

419 scam scammers

trophy room
Aren't 419ers awesome?
KS

They just keep getting better

Cartoon Network Ranks Highest Week Ever - "... Cartoon Network's late night block, "Adult Swim" controls the ratings for ages 18-34 and 18-24. Family Guy has a lot to celebrate about, as well. A week of Family Guy (11 p.m.) featuring creator Seth McFarlane’s opening and closing comments ratings increased among adults 18-34 and adults 18-24, ranking #1 in its time period on basic cable. Its’ ratings went up a whopping 166%. The pilot of new original series Stroker and Hoop (Sunday, 11:30 p.m.) ranked #1 in its time period on basic cable for delivery of adults 18-24. ..."

- Tuesday, August 03, 2004

QOTD

From page 189 of the 9-11 report:

"It would scare the shit out of al-Qaida if suddenly a bunch of black ninjas rappelled out of helicopters in to the middle of their camp. It would get us an enormous deterrence and show those guys we're not afraid." - Bill Clinton [2000]
KS | politix | quote

White House West

whitehousewest.com - Will Ferrell at his finest, impersonating Dubya. (thanks Jon!)
KS | politix

Napoleon Dynamite

Don: Vote for Summer.

Napoleon Dynamite: Yeah, right, I'm not voting for her.

Don: Then who you gonna vote for?

Napoleon Dynamite: I'm voting for Pedro Sanchez, who do you think?
[Don scoffs and walks away]

Napoleon Dynamite: Hey, Don. Can I have one of those buttons?
[Don hands Napoleon a "Vote 4 Summer" button]

Napoleon Dynamite: [Napoleon tosses it across the hall, stares at Don, and runs away]

(from imdb)

KS | quote

Adult Swim will take over your TV

Actually this author says it just might take over the world.

- Saturday, July 31, 2004

Doom 3 preorder

I went to Best Buy last night and preordered Doom 3. You only have to pay $10 right now, and you get this little bonus pack with a little pewter mancubus figurine, a poster, a coupon for $5 off any RTCW game for the PC, and a $10 coupon for an nVidia FX5700 or FX 5900. Then on the release date you just show up with your receipt and they'll take the $10 you've already paid off of the final price. I've never preordered a game before but it makes sense to do it that way. In fact I'm pretty sure that the last game I've bought for the PC was Doom 2 (I'm not 100% positive, but I haven't been able to think of another game that I've bought since). Of course Doom 2 was $35 not $55, damn inflation.

Of course I had to see this deal yesterday. An Audigy 2NX (Dolby 7.1, etc.) for only $52 and free shipping? Considering the crappy onboard sound I have now, I was pretty much obligated to buy it. So that doubled the price of the game so far.

Then I had to get some 7.1 speakers to go along with it. I saw these at buy.com and I couldn't resist. Creative's marketing BS even says that they're the perfect compliment to the Audigy 2NX. So now the final tally of Doom 3 for me is $175! Ah well, I need speakers and a better soundcard anyway. Plus I'm sure Doom 3 is worth it.

It's made me wonder though. If someone as cheap as me is spending this much money on the damn game, how many other people are going to be a sheep like me? I think it'll be bigger than Quake 3 was. It will be a welcome boost to the PC industry.

gamez | tech

- Friday, July 30, 2004

cartoons vs. news

- Thursday, July 29, 2004

WebStandardsAwards.com

WebStandardsAwards.com - I agree with most of their picks, but the two that really stuck out are: gedimo.lt and frozentoast.com. Both sites are beautiful, have decent source, do not render in quirks mode, are standards compliant, AND neither contain useless flash movies. They work in tnn, but obviously look better in a real browser.
-moz- | tech

- Tuesday, July 27, 2004

SpongeBob SquarePants, The Movie (Bigger. Squarier. Spongier. More Absorbant.)

The SpongeBob movie will be 90 minutes of SpongeBob trying to find King Neptune's Crown. Aside from the usual cast from the show it looks like the movie will star Alec Baldwin. It should be out just in time for Thanksgiving. The trailers are pretty funny. (Was that Hunt For The Red October??)
KS