Posts from January 2007

Thursday, 25 January 2007

86 Years Ago

The word “robot” was first used when Rossum’s Universal Robots premiered in Prague. Read all about it.

Categories: Links.

Thursday, 11 January 2007

What Time Is It?

Categories: Videos.

Monday, 8 January 2007

If You’ve Never Had Any of It, Ever, People Just Seem to Know

Categories: Videos.

Monday, 1 January 2007

"Of the Month" January ’07

Link of the Month:
One of those social-networking sites, but this one revolves only & entirely around music. Download an inoffensive little client, and it will tell MOG what music you have on your computer, and how often you listen to what songs etc. MOG can then automatically find other people who have similar tastes in music. It’s pretty spiffy.

Book of the Month:
I Like You by Amy Sedaris
Subtitled "Hospitality Under the Influence," this is a very entertaining book about entertaining. The Sedaris family is some crazy funtimes, and this book is full of fun, tacky, drug-addled party ideas! I especially like the section on how to write an effective party invitation.

Game of the Month:
Mega Man ZX
Set after the Mega Man Zero series, the line between human and android ("reploid" as they’re called in the game) has blurred. This game has much of the same Mega Man mechanics that make it work so well, but adds in a more quot;adventure" feel. Instead of selecting levels from a menu, the game world is all interconnected and you have to actually travel to the entrance to each level. Instead of receiving a weapon from a defeated boss, your human character gets a full "biometal" suit of armor with which he/she can merge, and the strength of the biometal you receive depends on how badly you damaged it when you were fighting the boss character that used to use it! Plus, it’s a pretty fun game.

Categories: Of the Month.