Saturday, May 28, 2005

That Library/Sex Meme

Hell yeah.
You scored 82 bookishness and 66 kinkiness!

You love books, you're down with the kink...you'd almost definitely
have sex in the library. Find a partner, find a good spot...and go for

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 84% on bookishness
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You scored higher than 17% on kinkiness
Link: The Sex In The Library Test written by missthang8 on Ok Cupid

Huh. How about that?

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Same Again, Only Faster

I've been vaguely following the recent string of console launches from Microsoft and Sony.

What particularly caught my eye was this paragraph from the GameSpy coverage of the PlayStation 3 launch at E3

Later, Sony trotted out a whole host of publishers that are backing the PlayStation 3. And in the process, it confirmed several games for the console. Hideo Kojima introduced Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4, Capcom showed off Devil May Cry 4, Namco unveiled Tekken 6, Polyphony Digital trotted out a fifth Gran Turismo, SCEE showed off the next Killzone, and Rockstar Games showed a new Western title.

Wow. Five sequels and one new concept. To showcase their "new and innovative" console. The article does go on to discuss some other games, but there's nothing new there either, and, are mostly sequels.

It seems sort of ironic in that now consoles are genuinely at the cutting edge of computing, with untold computing grunt and potential, that there's now so much money involved that marketing will only let out "more of the same" that will, to their mind, guarantee a return on investment.

The company that is pretty much guaranteed a huge ROI in all this so far seems to be IBM, as the three major player are now relying on IBM's PowerPC CPU at the hearts of their respective consoles.

(And anyone who's immediately jumped up and shouted "but the PS3 uses Sony's mighty new Cell Processor" you might want to go and do some reading about it.)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

There and Back Again

I've spent the last 3 nights in Canberra and have returned this very evening to go back to work tomorrow. I went for a work-related conference. Will write more about it tomorrow when I've had some sleep and re-acquainted myself with the Internet. (There was no way I was paying what Telstra wanted to charge for access to their hotspots.)