Category: Geekery

  • SaySwap: Mea Culpa, Conditionally

    An apology might be in order. After six months of waiting, most of it spent passively or even apathetically, I have received not one, but two games from SaySwap‘s video game trading service. Miracle of miracles … If you recall, I had some major issues with SaySwap, mostly centered around a lack of depth in…

  • It’s Not An iPhone …

    Let’s put the Microsoft Surface in perspective, shall we? Found at SarcasticGamer.

  • What Are You Doing In That Body?

    (An addendum to the on-going Love And Doctors Who posts.) Of course, there are problems with this little sequence from season 17’s “Destiny of the Daleks.” All kinds of established canon was thrown right out the window (or perhaps, the TARDIS viewscreen). I mean, regeneration is only supposed to be a last resort, save-your-ass kind…

  • On Love And Doctors Who (Part 2)

    Where were we? We’ve covered the elderly First Doctor (1963-1966), the puckish Second Doctor (1966-1969) and the dandy-ish Third Doctor (1970-74). This brings us, ever so logically, to the number four. Funny how time slips away … 4. The Fourth Doctor. Tom Baker. “And now for something completely different …” A mere pup in light…

  • On Love And Doctors Who (Part 1)

    For the uninitiated, Doctor Who is a British television program(me) about a time-travelling fellow from the planet Gallifrey. If he has an actual name, it has never been revealed. “Who” is not his surname either. If addressed, he is simply called “Doctor” or “The Doctor” — no exceptions. He is centuries old. His time machine…

  • Fandominium

    The vasty fields of LiveJournal are ablaze with the smoking husks of half-a-thousand accounts and communities, all silenced in the wake of a kind of crusade against perceived indecency. Long story short, the powers-that-be at LiveJournal/Six Apart were approached by a group claiming to represent the best interests of children. Apparently, the threat had the…

  • Asides

    For the curious few, the WordPress folk, you’ll be pleased to know that Asides (the in-line, Kottke-esque kind) still work in WordPress 2.2. And just to be clear, I’m talking about mini-posts like the Del.icio.us-driven ones that appear on my blog automatically. Before today (at least, since my recent upgrade) these were formatted like honest-to-goodness…

  • Gaming, Blogging, Following-up and Considering

    (Put your geek hats on, we’re going in deep …) Of late, I’ve been playing through this 10-day trial of Lord Of The Rings OnlineTM (sub-title: “Shadows Of AngmarTM“). Some of you might recall that I participated in the late stages of LOTRO‘s beta testing. At the time, I wasn’t very impressed. Muddle Earth. Character…

  • Shedding A Tiny Tear For The Youth Of Today

    My morning tea just wasn’t enough to carry me aloft to my office. So I pulled over at the last moment, parked appropriately and stepped into Caribou. My timing was such that I caught the barrista dealer guy-behind-the-counter just as he was about to step away. Not sure where he was going, as he was…

  • Jodi Is Out, Gail Is In

    News Flash: Gail Simone To Write Wonder Woman. Remember how I was so intrigued by the idea of another mainstream novelist taking the reins of a major comic book title? Well, that was fun while it lasted, but not fun enough. And definitely not as fun as this news. If you don’t read many comics,…