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Cblogs of 10/22/09 + Strykisms

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Well, isn't this a kick in the nuts.

On Monday, I had loaned my aunt my USB drive because she needed to store a PowerPoint presentation for a class. After the class, she returned it to me and I popped it into my laptop to move some of my stuff on. I noticed some funky files on the drive folder when it opened, and before I knew it my laptop was going six levels of crazy. I yanked the thing out of there and, in a moment of poor judgment, popped it into the family desktop to quickly format the drive before anything else could happen. Too late.

I had just infected both computers.

I fired up the recovery console on the desktop because it got hit the worst. I managed to save all our files, but it would take a while to reinstall everything else and tweak the settings to our specifications. It was almost 2 AM and I had work in the morning. I took my laptop with me and tooled with it during the downtime despite being chewed off by my supervisor for bringing it along. I thought I was making progress, but alas. My laptop fell. I would have to reformat it.

I had spent the next couple of days after work restoring the desktop. Today, my day off, I spent practically all morning and afternoon reformatting and reinstalling drivers on my laptop. I'm thankful that I regularly backup my data to an external hard drive, but this shit is just so time consuming! My God!

The whole situation completely bummed me out. You just don't want to have to put up with this kind of mess. I had planned on writing up another couple of blogs, but they had been pushed aside to work on the computer mess. I finished up the desktop and have only restored my laptop enough to work on these recaps. I still got a bunch to do. I was supposed to put up a new Off-Brand Games piece up, but I don't think that's happening. Maybe tomorrow, if I'm lucky.

With that off my chest, let's get down to business. I'm feelin'... hmm... Don Bluth-y today.




*- walkyourpath and kauza make "beautiful" music together.

*- More pics from Haxan's Where the Wild Things Are shoot.

*- Kick back! Test your knowledge! Take a quiz!

*- Animals that are awesomer than their game counterparts.

*- Yes, linearity is not a crime.


S- randombullseye goes old school with Sweet Home.
S- Chewie and Nelson co-op through Demon's Souls.
M- Nothing is sacred, not even Blizzard.





E- Tourney time at the Arcade UFO in Austin, TX.
S- Aurion received the gift of Warrios Orochi 2.
S- Trev has been workin' the pile.
S- Jesus, Funktastic! Where do you fit all your crap?
S- Mikkorama went to see Muse in concert.
S- Tragedy strikes! Electrium lost his copy of FFVII!
I- artistcool greets us with finger paintings!
I- Heeeeeere's redban!


N- Europe, it's new game time!
N- Oh? Could there be another The Red Star game?
N- So MW2 Steam will be delayed? Wasn't this debunked?
V- Trailer for a possible The Dark Tower game.
V- This L4D2 clip juuuust barely beat the front page post.
V- You just missed a live-streaming of a MvC2 beatdown.
T- Aion is like a drunk slut.
T- Modern Warfare 2 tomfoolery evokes sarcasm.
T- DaedHead8 asks, "Why do you cheat?"
T- PROTIP: Do lose sleep over Borderlands.
T- So, I hear Demon's Souls is kinda tough.
T- Welcome to the Professor Layton fan club!
T- This "Death of the story" musing rebuttal needs better formatting.
T- Becoming an achievement whore? You've already crossed over.
T- Borderlands vs. Fallout 3, by the numbers.
T- bluexy has given up the Demon's Souls fight.
D- sheppy is making a card game!
$- Hot Newegg deals fresh from the oven!





R- A how-to for building a PC.
V- Drying your hair with a PS3 fan? Sounds practical.




S- Now, THIS L4D2 clip IS late.
F- Too easy.
F- Twitterrific.
F- Even when we win, we lose.
F- CAUTION: This bot's deals may or may not be legit.
F- And here's the Rockstar bot.
F- Like fucking Groundhog Day, I swear to God...


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