Groove is in the tort

It seems that Lady Miss Kier, former diva-in-chief of the early ’90s group Deee-Lite (that’s with three “E”s) is suing Sega for illicitly using her image and style to create the swingin’ space reporter Ulala in Space Channel 5.

Conspicuous consumption: a visual demonstration.

I guess the next step is to actually take some pictures of things, rather than just waving the camera around, pressing some buttons, and hoping for the best.

Dark Cloud 2 and the economics of RPGs

I just finished Dark Cloud 2 yesterday, and I really wish I had just quit halfway through. It exemplifies the pitfalls that come with trying to make a game as long as possible.

All creatures great and small

Between the pigeons roosting under my patio and the mice making a racket inside the walls, I’m starting to feel like I’m living on Noah’s Ark.

Goodi Tecchinik! Hadoken!

I went for a walk this morning and unexpectedly came home with Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo for the GBA.

The Blazers’ team motto? “Beat L.A.”

Today’s game against L.A. was the only Blazer game this season to be broadcast on ABC, so I made a point of watching it. And my boys made it worth it, with a huge 101-99 win over the dread Lakers.

A shortage of weblog-fodder.

It’s plainly evident, though, that I am unable to maintain any sort of constancy in writing.

When good teams go bad

Going into the last week of the NBA season, the Blazers have managed to distract themselves yet again with another round of citations and infighting.

And a beautiful world it is, too.

Right on the heels of my up-close-and-personal encounter with text encodings comes Tim Bray with a painless and lovely introduction to Unicode.

The world beyond 7-bit ASCII

I got to spend some time last night and this morning learning the differences between straight ASCII, ISO-8859-1, UTF-8, and whatever encoding it is that the Mac uses.