07 April 2007

I am so tempted to grab the new Titan Quest expansion 'Immortal Throne'!

Sooooooo tempted!

06 April 2007

Green


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State of Progress: Tribal Wars, World 5




I have managed to seize a 6800-pt village, propelling my ranking in the tribe to number 2, albeit, temporarily. The village was a 7100-pt one until I reduced the level 20 walls to level 0.




The player whom I took it from appeared to be one of those 'SimCity' player types who only built and neglected their defences. I swept aside his meagre defences with 828 light cavalry, 300+ mounted archers, 1000+ axemen. His counterattack swiftly came but was easily stamped out as it consisted only of 200+ light cavalry and axemen!
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05 April 2007

Men in Shirts




Yes.

Yes, it had to happen some day. The inevitable. Horrid images that mankind were not meant to see. Things that mankind were not meant to know. Things that could induce insanity. The netherspawn from the Old Ones? Cthulhu rising from the depths?

No.

It was worse.

It was the very image of Wilson and Brian in shirt and pants!

The End of the World is upon us! Nooooooo!

Someone, save us!






Now, to complete this picture, we just need Colin in shirt and pants too!

Yes, the Anarchist and the Grand Admiral were spotted in Tec-Drome at Sim Lim Square. Will the universe implode now? It is not a steady state universe, is it? (Given that Brian expands and expands each time I see him...)

Brian was spotted with the Warhammer Dawn of War Anthrology!

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In which AK illustrates why he is a D&D Loser

Another funny Windows Live Messenger exchange:

AK Silverune says:
anyhow, the D&D game was fantastic yesterday. we went up against frost giants. i took out 3 by myself.

AK Silverune says:
144 points of damage in one round. it's because i had maximized spell and the frost giants were double damage for fire. i used scorching rays.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Sounds like you have completed your Loserhood after all.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You are now a complete loser.

AK Silverune says:
i won't be goaded by you. i'm reformed.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Reformed loser or unreformed loser, you're a loser.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Capital L.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
LOSER.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
D&D Loser.

AK Silverune says:
it took 12 rounds to kill everything in sight, that's 72 seconds.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Yes Loser?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You killed a roach?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
In 72 seconds? That's admirable.

AK Silverune says:
frost giants you fool

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
You better go defrost your fridge before it breaks down.

AK Silverune says:
where did it go wrong for you? from birth?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Woo! Snap!
Message from Amazon:

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Hahahahah. Let's see more prices increases please!
Malaysian Government offended yet again

Oh-oh. Here we go again. First, it was the slums scene in the Sean Connery flick 'Entrapment' which had Mahathir* railing against it, then there was 'Zoolander' a movie about male models with its depiction of the Malaysian Prime Minister. Now, a humourous and highly popular British automobile show, Top Gear, gets it for deriding the Perodua Kelisa, a Malaysian sub-compact, on its programme.

Quote from BBC News:

"Jeremy Clarkson thinks Perodua Kelisa sounds like a disease. Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has come under attack in the Malaysian parliament for labelling one of the country's cars the worst in the world. "

More:

"Mr Clarkson has voiced his frustrations with the small three-cylinder model in both magazine articles and on the Top Gear motoring show.

In one article, he said its name was like a disease and suggested it was built in jungles by people who wear leaves for shoes.

And on the show, he described it as "unimaginative junk, with no soul, no flair and no passion".

He then smashed it, hung it from a crane with a one-tonne weight attached, before blowing it up."


Hahahaha. Too funny.

And of course, there is that military comedy north of Malaysia. Kinda like MASH if you know what I mean...


*He had expressed strong anti-Jewish statements loudly again and again in his long political career.
Roma 2 Manchester United 1

YESYESYES! Still, it is only the first leg. I certainly hope that Roma will go through. The Red Devils are still the heavy favourites.

As for players with suspect temperaments like Rooney and Scholes who have long red card histories, BRAVO! Please get sent off more often. Christiano Ronaldo, please learn from these two clowns.

On a related note regarding clowns and football, I hope the FA will wake up and remove Steve McClaren.

04 April 2007

Surveys

I just received a telephone call a few moments ago.

J: Hi, this is J. from A.C. Nielson, I would like to speak to someone who does transactions on government systems.

Me: I do.

J: I have a short survey. Can you help me with it?

Me: No.

J: It's just a short one.

Me: I don't do surveys

J: Thank you.

My only feedback? Don't force people to use those electronic forms (ie Income tax, etc) and voice response systems. I know a lot of old folks (and also younger ones) and they don't talk to machines for a variety of reasons, thank you.

03 April 2007

Absconded with the Loot

AK has an obsession with looting as evidenced by this little exchange early this morning:

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Good morning Friend Kuo!

AK Silverune says:
you're in early. are you there to steal money?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Steal?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hmm... It would appear that you have confused your own objectives with mine.

AK Silverune says:
yeah, theft. grab. snatch. rob.

AK Silverune says:
since you're in charge, you can loot all you want.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hmm.. Is that what you would do?

AK Silverune says:
oh yes. that's what i've done - past tense. not future tense.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Was that with your father's bank?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Or your magazine operation?

AK Silverune says:
my planet you fool. i'm the high lord. how quickly the peons forget their lord patron.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Yes High Toad.

AK Silverune says:
but really. steal all the money from your office now since you're there early.

AK Silverune says:
i'm not instigating, merely suggesting.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Is that why you fled to Australia? After stealing money from your ad firm?

AK Silverune says:
did you make your save vs spell? it's a will save vs the suggestion spell.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Did you make your casting roll?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
No?

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Obviously, you didn't.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Failed spell.

AK Silverune says:
you fool, i cast the spell, no need to make roll. you have to save.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Is that why you fled to Australia? After stealing money from your ad firm?

AK Silverune says:
you're born a fool! you've got a great chance now to strike it rich! steal the money and pencils and flee to zimbabwe!

AK Silverune says:
you can settle down with some blick chick and be happy with the pencils.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hmm.. Is that what you did? Stole money and settled down with some blick chick in Australia with pencils?

AK Silverune says:
you're taking my material and using it! plagerising bastard!

AK Silverune says:
get your own shit.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Hmm.. You did not attempt even a denial. It must be true.

AK Silverune says:
i deny your very existence.

Chuang Shyue Chou says:
Of course you can since you have now absconded with the money.
Quotes from David Cronenberg's eXistenZ

Ted: I have this phobia about having my body penetrated surgically. You know what I mean?

01 April 2007

Testing out the IXUS



My sister's Canon IXUS with a 4.0 megapixel resolution seems to perform badly at night or low-light conditions. I've been testing it at night. Oh well. I have seen other point n shoot things which can do wonders.
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