October, 2006

When you get thrown off a horse you have to get up an shoot it, right?

Feeling: Cold Sore


I ended up staying awake until 2:00 AM last night, but not on purpose. I wasn't even doing anything cool either I just couldn't sleep for some reason. I didn't even have any caffeine or anything, but I ended up just ripping videogame soundtracks for an hour just to bore myself to sleep. Obviously, I was a bundle of joy this morning.

Yet another soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. You can now download the Dungeon Hack soundtrack.

Acyclovir seems to be working very well. My cold sore hasn't gotten very big and it doesn't look like it will. I'm pleased. Now if only I could figure out a way to have this bright white goop on my lip not be so noticeable I'd be all set.

I was taking an online quiz and one of the questions it asked was how kind you think you are. The choices were above average, average, or below average. I chose average. When I saw the results, 88% of people chose above average and 2% chose below average. Obviously there is something wrong with the way Internet users rate kindness.

Carefree highway, let me slip away on you

Feeling: Cold Sore


Did you ever notice how Coco Puffs look an awful lot like rabbit droppings? That just makes me like them even less.

So this morning that jackass in the Whitehouse decided to pass the bill for adding 700 miles of fencing to the existing 90 miles already in place along the border of Mexico. This is his bright idea for keeping immigrants out. After hearing that Mexicans know how to climb fences Bush also included vehicle barriers, check points, and a whole mess of new border police in the bill. The first year of construction alone will cost the American tax-payers $1.2 billion. Who will be building this new fence? Probably illegal Mexican workers, because Bush won't have to pay them very much. When reminded that his own ancestors were immigrants to the USA Bush said, "My daddy makes more money than your daddy!". Remember that November is an election month, and even tough we can't get rid of Bush for another two years, you can at least vote for a democrat and get the ball rolling.

I've added another soundtrack to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. This new game is Cannon Fodder 2.

I have a cold sore, but on the plus side I get to see how effective this new medication is. It better work dammit!

Let's just push the button, we'd be better off dead!

Feeling: Annoyed


I had this really cool dream about a making it with this gorgeous girl and both of us being totally hot for each other. When I woke up I remembered that in real life the girl doesn't actually like me at all. That made me feel depressingly annoyed. Dreams are a bitch some times.

I've updated All Things Halloween again as well.

Let it go; the damage in your heart

Feeling: Cold


This morning I had to scrape the windows on my car. Bad frost. No biscuit.

The soundtrack of TUMIKI Fighters has been placed in the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

The Burger King and Ronald McDonald are two scary mascots. I think they hate each other. You can tell from this professional hit.

If you've ever ripped a CD before, you know about an online database often referred to as FreeDB or CDDB. Basically, it's an online database maintained by people all over the world that contains a list of almost every CD ever made and the information about the CD (title, author, year, etc.). Here's the cool thing about it: if you want a copy of that list you can download it! I warn you that the database contains around a million individual files, so be careful if you unpack it.

If you're bored then you're boring

Feeling: Okay


Friday night I was at a party with the arcade crowd. It was good times, as it has been quite awhile since I last saw them.

On Sunday I finished reading "The Bad Beginning" the first book in the Series of Unfortunate Events. It was pretty good, and I think I'll read the next one as well. I didn't actually buy the book, or even borrow it, I just picked it up every time I went to Barnes and Noble and read a few chapters until I finished it. The fools and their free reading policy! On the Subject of huge mega-corporate book stores, I seem to prefer Barnes and Noble over Borders. I know they're pretty much the exact same thing, but for some reason B&N does more for me.

I'm no longer sick, which deserves a w00t, however my eye twitching didn't go away with the sickness which does not incur a w00t. In fact, it almost takes away the first w00t... almost. My left eye has now been twitching off and on (about twenty times a day for thirty seconds) for over a month. Hmm... maybe I should call my doctor and just get his opinion on it.

I cranked out another soundtrack for the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. The awesome music from Super C is now online. While doing research for the soundtrack I also beat the game without continuing for the first time in my life. I remember the first time I played I needed to use the ten lives cheat, and I still had to continue a few times. My how the times have changed.

I added two more game fonts Riven and Triforce.

But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity

Feeling: Sick


I still look and feel like crap, although I think my sore throat is on its way out though. I still need a nap.

The fifth soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation in as many days. This is the first time I've ever released a new soundtrack every day for five days straight. The new soundtrack is really cool too, it's the MechWarrior 2 soundtrack.

My sweater is covered in pussy hair. That's right, an affectionate cat rubbed against me.

She visits my grave when the night winds wail

Feeling: Sick


Last night I listened to a song that I haven't heard in about ten years. It is Long Black Veil by The Chieftains with Mick Jagger on vocals. I last heard this song at a friend's house. We were still both in in middle school when the album first came out. Hearing the song again brought back some very fond memories.

You can now listen to the Quake soundtrack in the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

I've been watching the MTV show Daria for the past couple days and I really like it. It's quite staggering to think that MTV (the People Magazine of basic cable) could publish a show that honors non-conformity, not for the sake of being cool, but because American culture is so obtuse. How does a channel that endows The "Real" World produce something this significant?

You might think I'm crazy, but all I want is you

Feeling: Sick


I've added the Russian game called Perestroika to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

There are a few more game fonts including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Also, thanks to Brian V. for the Friday the 13th and Orange Kid (from Earthbound) fonts which have also been added.

The Internet isn't fair. How am I supposed to cyber-stalk people when they keep marking their blogs as "friends only"? Sheesh, the nerve of some people.

You might think that you're essential, try inconsequential

Feeling: Sick


The game Dracula In London has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. I also spent much of yesterday working on several more computer soundtracks to try and average out the PC to NES ratio.

My friend Kimberly gave me a cool link to add to All Things Halloween.

In war, truth is the first casualty

Feeling: Sick


This weekend I visited my friend Dave and his sister Amber who recently got back from Iraq. She scrubbed in for a lot of surgeries and had plenty of horror stories to tell. Ever seen a picture of a cute 20 year-old woman holding a severed hand? Well, unfortunately, I now have. Ever hear a story in graphic detail about how the tissue of a lung feels after it's been pierced with a bullet? What about a long narration about how the body parts of American soldiers are burned in large piles so as to not attract wild animals, but because of this you have to inhale the ashes of human remains. Maybe she'll tell me again about how a young man took a piece of shrapnel in the temple and it blew out both his eyeballs. Isn't war fun? Way to go Bush, keep it up.

I've added the DOS and Windows version of the SIM Farm soundtrack to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. With that addition I broke the 1000 Vorbis barrier. Wow, the page is actually starting to become something to brag about. I spent a lot of time working on ripping soundtracks over the weekend as well, so I already have a few more soundtracks to put online as well.

The new art piece is called Evil Star.

Oh yes, don't microwave your kitty.

My eye is still twitching. Although, I think it's twitching less now, either that or I'm just getting used to it.

No one here gets out alive

Feeling: Okay


The Half-Life soundtrack is now in the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. Can I get a w00t?

I did another graphic. This one is called Scarecrow.

The 2006 Nobel Prizes have all been awarded.

I'm currently playing the game Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance for the GBA. Although the engine and graphics aren't to the quality of Circle of the Moon, the game has been quite exciting. I've uncovered about %50 of the map so far.

I'm on the tuna's side, hey dolphin tastes quite good I'll bet

Feeling: Happy


Another tiny soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation, but a bigger one is planned for tomorrow.

It's been over a year since I created one of my square pattern graphics. Check out the new one.

It snowed all day here in Grand Blanc. That's right, snow... on October, 12th. How lame is that?

The girl of my nightmares, sultry and corpse-like

Feeling: Happy


I've put the soundtrack of the NES version of Tetris in the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

Worst web comic ever. lawforkids.org. I especially love this one.

The Michigan Board of Education has just announced that it expects Michigan science teachers to teach evolution and not intelligent design. That's bad news for the religious rite, but good news for people who can think logically. My state isn't as backwater as I thought.

I worry about cancer and living right

Feeling: Okay


You can now read about the Jenny Lewis concert. No pictures unfortunatly, but I do have a scan of my signed album booklet.

I've done some more updates to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. No new music, but I made some tedious modifications to the template.

Google just bought YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars. Yes, that's billion with a "b". It still amazes me how a company with no physical assets can throw around that kind of cash, especially when buying another company with no physical assets. Thankfully I'm still young enough to know it will probably work out.

There are bunny rabbits on a pirate ship!

Feeling: Excited


The concert was a lot of fun. I'll have the write up tomorrow. The Grand Valley faire wasn't that great, it seems to keep getting smaller. I did have a lot of fun hanging out with good friends though.

I've added a bit more to All Things Halloween.

To you I'm a symbol or a monument, your rite of passage to fulfillment,
But I'm not yours for the taking

Feeling: Excited


Jenny Lewis tonight. Sweet. And for the weekend, I'll be at the Grand Valley Ren Faire.

My music lyrics page is now over 2,250 songs.

I don't need a girl don't need a friend cause my friend Lonesome's unconditional

Feeling: Happy


I beat Metroid: Fusion last night. Yes, I'm cool.

One more soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. The soundtrack of Noiz2sa is now online.

Stores are already going crazy on Christmas merchandise. Christmas and I have sort of a love/hate thing going on. I hate the whole greed for gifts and over-whelming religious over tones, but I love Christmas lights and singing along with Christmas songs. Either way, we're still in Halloween time so forget Christmas for now. Thus, and update to All Things Halloween.

You're living in the past it's a new generation

Feeling: Okay


We had a nice warm day yesterday so I went biking. It was almost fully dark by the time I got home. Sigh. Just wait until we go back to Standard Time.

I've added the soundtrack of Axelay to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. Go me.

The weekend should be interesting. On Friday I'm going to the Jenny Lewis concert in Detroit, and then there is Grand Valley University's ren faire on Saturday and Sunday as well.

September's info has been moved to the old news page.

My left eyelid is still twitching. If it keeps it up for another week, I may even consider going to the doctor; it's that annoying.

I'm not sick, but I'm not well

Feeling: Okay


I picked up three used albums last night, Brian May's "Another World", Green Day's "Dookie", and Oasis's "(What's the Story) Morning Glory". Total price: $15.90. Sure, I already had them all in digital form, but now I can claim legality.

148 pictures and 3,187 words later, my Seattle trip has been fully documented.

I I'm currently watching the complete series of Darkwing Duck. Darkwing is one of my heroes because he is horribly obsessed with himself, so we have a shared passion in that regard. It's amazing to hear the old voice actors and compare them to their more recent works.

Baby's got the bends

Feeling: Sick


Cedar Point was actually better than I expected. There was a mild amount of rain through the course of the day, which kept many people from showing up, thus the lines were all pretty short. The longest wait we had was for Top Thrill Dragster which was only an hour. It didn't storm until about 9:00 PM, and by then we had ridden all the best rides. I hate heights, thus the Power Tower still scares me, but this time it was very windy. I love to hate that ride.

I've gotten a lot further in Metroid: Fusion. I just got the gravity suit last night, so I think the only power up I don't have yet is the Screw Attack.

I've made a few more updates to Halloween. It's officially October. w00t!

I should have the last portions of my Seattle trip up by tomorrow as well.