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By Q-Bert - Posted on 27 October 2009

With all that's happened in the last 24 hours here in Ottawa, I am wondering if the H1N1 vaccine and Borderlands are being distributed by the same firm...

Heroes: Orientation / Jump, Push, Fall

By Q-Bert - Posted on 22 September 2009

I am back on the saddle, baby! This 2 hour special should have been called "Redemption", as Tim Krigg obviously felt the heat and did some major plot point tweaks for the coming season. Read more

Installing Snow Leopard, an adventure

By Q-Bert - Posted on 06 September 2009

Big Kitty or Killer Cat ?Big Kitty or Killer Cat ?
Snow Leopard is advertised as the simplest install of any OS in the past. My laptop begs to differ.

Snow Leopard

By Q-Bert - Posted on 27 August 2009

Well, I ordered my family pack yesterday. That will take care of my two Intel boxes in the house, but what about my dual G5?

I am rather pissed at Apple for dropping all of PowerPC chips, but I guess that's the price Apple is willing to pay to double their hardware sales this year :-/

So, either I stay with Leopard on my main workstation, or I somehow convince Pebbles that I need a new workstation...


By Q-Bert - Posted on 22 August 2009

This is a test post from my iPhone. If this works, expect many more bathroom-related posts...

EVE-Online week #2: It's been about a week now.

By Q-Bert - Posted on 21 June 2009

I'm still married, and my girls recognize me still; so EVE's impact hasn't been that bad so far. Sunday morning, and the servers are in maintenance, so I have nothing else to do on Father's Day morning than write a blog entry :-(

I've lost 2 ships in PvE combat, but I have about 4 more in the hangars. My main problem right now is that I don't have enough money to purchase insurance for my biggest ship. That stunts my combat ability somewhat.

So, I have been focussing on the Market. Read more

EVE-Online: How I am back on the crack-cocaine...

By Q-Bert - Posted on 13 June 2009

I have been looking for a game to play during "idle time". I don't have much of it, and the only time that you girls are available to play has been after 9PM. That's not optimal for me.

The Hunt For An Addiction
Well, I am not looking for an addiction per-se, but follow me on this. The only games that I have kept playing for any length of time have been MMPORGs (and Assassin's Creed, but I blame Stormblade for that). The biggest problem that I had with MMPORGs have been the cost. I have played WoW and EVE-Online. Both ask for about $15US per month. Not a huge sum for most of the readers of this site, but still hard to justify to myself. Considering that I have about 1 to 2 hours per week of available time for this, that makes the cost about $2 per hour of play (what's *your* cost-per-hour ?).

So much for DK #2 ...

By Q-Bert - Posted on 18 March 2009

So, when I saw this headline on Google News:

Bat Was Clinging to Shuttle During Liftoff

my first thought was

Yeah, that's cuz The Penguin was in the cockpit...

Was I the only one ?

Read the article.

Heroes: I Really Wish I Could Care

By Q-Bert - Posted on 12 February 2009

... or whatever they called the episode this week.

As you noticed, I am not doing episodes reviews of Heroes this season; frankly I can't get into a "caring" mood. I can only bitch about the writing when I think they could have done better.

I this point, I think*I* could have done better.

There is no suspense anymore; there is no mystery this season. They have just taken the easy road and have done 2 episodes of "Us vs Them".

That's crap.

If they don't start some kind of plot point next episode, I will just fugetaboutit.

Heroes: Eris Quod Sum

By Q-Bert - Posted on 28 October 2008

This one felt like a transition piece. Read more

Heroes: Dying of the Light

By Q-Bert - Posted on 21 October 2008

My first thought when the episode was over was: "Oh man, Noir will be pissed!" Read more

Heroes: I Am Become Death

By Q-Bert - Posted on 08 October 2008

Well, I guess last week was too much for the writers... Read more

Heroes: One of Us, One of Them

By Q-Bert - Posted on 01 October 2008

This one was almost hit out of the park... Read more


By Q-Bert - Posted on 26 August 2008

Only I could throw my back while fixing my exercise bike.

The good news is that the chiropactor will see me September 2nd ...


I am installing SP3 on my mom's machine...

By Q-Bert - Posted on 17 May 2008

Pray for my soul.

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