Saturday, June 25, 2011

Team Fortress 2 - Free to Play

That's right folks! Steam has Team Fortress 2 on their free to play list, FOREVER. If you don't have Steam installed, that too is free.

Team Fortress 2 is one of the funnest I've played. And, now that it is free there is definitely no reason to abstain!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Amazon release date fail

WOW. That is all that comes to my tongue when I think about what happened to me today.

Dungeon Siege III was released today, I had pre-ordered it for Playstation 3 through Amazon.com. Amazon offers release date delivery on many games you pre-order, and this was no exception.

I am like the last stop for UPS, which really sucks, really sucks, did I mention really sucks. Who likes to wait for a package all day? Worse, who likes to wait all day for a package missing contents, or broken contents? Waiting all day is just the way it is, and over the years I have gotten over it. But, it really pisses me off when I receive broken items in my box at 5:30 pm Friday and cannot contact the company until Monday - the item was URGENTLY needed. Anyhow, that was a different problem and much worse than my issue today.

I received a box that could hold a whole playstation 3. Crushed on one corner, with nothing but air cells inside. Cool huh. Amazon has the best customer service I have ever dealt with is all I can say. I called them immediately, waited on the phone for maybe 2 minutes and they are shipping me another copy via one-day shipping.



Monday, June 20, 2011

Absurdity

I just could not resist writing about how ridiculous I find this to be.

   A Portland, Oregon based company, Bright Light Ventures, created the Zafirro Iridium sapphire bladed razor. This razor, with a $100,000 USD price tag, is made to last forever. But, it actually needs to be sharpened approximately every 10 years. 
   While this may be however cool, it is absurd and a complete waste of time and resources. Maybe I wouldn't think that if the resources used were plentiful - Iridium, platinum and sapphire. I would expect this thing to be BLINGING. 
 A razor lasting forever is a great idea. But not at this price, or even at a fifth of this price. A quick search on amazon.com will yield disposable razors sold for $.53, and even cheaper at $.45 if you subscribe and save. At this price, you could use a new razor everyday for 90 years and still not break $15,000.


Overall, I think this  Zafirro Iridium razor would be perfect for the 2,600 year trip to the nearest inhabitable planet.
Bright Light Ventures can be found here. And, information about Zafirro can be found here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The first rambling

Firstly, I hope all the Fathers had a great day.

This weekend turned out to be decent enough.

On Saturday, I attended my cousin's wedding. I had to get my haircut in the morning, and the woman butchered it. Go figure. I was supposed to ride with my mother and grandmother to the wedding, but confusion got the better of that and we ended up driving ourselves last minute. The wedding was short and sweet, and I saw a lot of my family that I hadn't seen for years. The reception was busy, I didn't even manage to find my cousin to tell her congrats before I left.  I tend to bore easily, and this event really was no exception. I did really enjoy seeing all my family come together for this though.

Afterwards, I had gone over to help my grandfather tow his old school limousine back up to his house. He had planned on driving my cousin and her groom around all day on their wedding in his limousine - similar to the one pictured. He had it worked on the week prior to this event, and it managed to break down at the end of the road he lives on. So he had to walk home in his tuxedo and get another car, and explain why no limousine. Anyway, I pulled his car while he steered it, in reverse. His garage is situated on a hill, so getting this thing in the garage was a task. We towed the car to the top of the hill and tried to get a rolling start into the garage, but the car wouldn't turn sharp enough. We ended up using his ATV to pull it into the garage, burning out the whole way.