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1:12 AM on 04.07.2008

R.I.P. Dogstructoid the Weinertoid

Buster, my first dog died yesterday. I'm 18 and in college now and have got him when I was
in 5th grade. So he wasn't particularly old and still had alot of life in him. He ate some old
dates that fell off a palm tree we had in our backyard and they ate away at his insides. He got
along with everyone and people were always happy to come over and see him. So many little
things remind me of him, like when I drop a piece of food and he's not there to pick it up. Or
when someone picks up his old collar and his tags jingle. I regret not being able to be with
him while he was dying and not seeing him for a week because I was house sitting for a

Many of you will remember him from the picture he took with CaptainBlue for the Velocity
Micro contest. I wish I had more pictures to post that were on this computer.

Good Bye Buster   read

12:54 PM on 11.28.2007


Some of you may have seen my post yesterday about the brave souls who played Penn and Teller's Smoke and Mirrors mini game Desert Bus. Well they have finally stopped their epic bus tour after driving for 4 days and a half days straight at 6:35 am PST. They raised a grand total of $22,805. They only expected $5,000 dollars and are enthralled with how much they raised for Child's Play. check it here

Heres the awesome video intro again because I think its hilarious
[embed]56404:5197[/embed]   read

6:06 PM on 11.27.2007

Desert Bus for Hope

Some of you may have heard of the Penn and Teller video game that was unreleased for the Sega CD, [url='s_Smoke_and_Mirrors#Mofo_the_Psychic_Gorilla]Penn and Teller's Smoke and Mirrors[/url]. The game wasn't truly a game it was more of a way to do magic tricks on your friends. I think it was a neat idea that could have seen some moderate success.

One of the most famous part of the game was a bus driving simulation called Desert Bus. The player had to drive from Tuscon Arizona to Las Vegas Nevada in real time. The trip take eight hours to complete with no scenery changes. Once the player arrives in Las Vegas you earn one point and can make the return trip to earn more points. The worst part was the bus veered to the right so it was impossible to tape down a button to win.

Heres a video

Now some crafty gamers from are raising money for Child's Play by playing a marathon session of the game and taking donations along the way. At the time of this post they are almost 4 days into their journey and have crashed the bus 4 times. They have raised nearly $17K and hope to raise $20,000. Penn Jilette himself has donated $500 dollars. The more money they earn the longer they have to play the game.

If you would like to donate to their cause, or just laugh at how long they have been playing the game visit where you can see live video feeds and chat with the drivers.   read

12:56 AM on 10.03.2007

Nerd Quilts

You know the quilts that have classic 8-bit art on them like Link, Mario and the Space Invaders. So you have seen em on the home page and you all seem to love em. What do you think of buying them yourselves?

My Mom is a Quilter and is looking for a new market for her work.

I saw this Link baby quilt Colette posted a few weeks ago and I thought that people would really dig em. I would design them for her and she would make them. I figure I would start with classics like Mario and Link but if there was something ppl really wanted we could take requests.

So would you want one? How much would you pay?   read

9:10 PM on 09.20.2007

2142 now MAC-patible

EA is showing some MAC love by porting over their originally PC games to the new intel based macs.

Right now you can get Battlefield 2142, Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars, Need for Speed Carbon and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

They are also taking pre-orders for Madden NFL 08 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08.

How many of you apple fans are excited for these and the new OS hopefully coming in October?

You can order the games from here,   read

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