Wow, this Free Software and Open Source Symposium held by Seneca looks really interesting. Looking at the workshop list and symposium agenda, it looks really interesting, and it’s only $10 (unless I want to go to a workshop). Unfortunately, it’s on a Thursday and Friday and is right there during midterm season. Darn.
In the Waterloo group, someone said something funny. And then someone else said lol. Not ‘el-oh-el’, but ‘lawl’. Go nerds.
I’d just read on Ars Technica that at PAX, someone asked Gabe and Tycho whether they were going to get the PS3 at launch, to which Gabe responded:
We’ve already talked about it, there’s no chance we’re buying a PS3 at launch. That’s Grade-A bullshit.
And then there was applause and cheering from the crowd.
I guess Sony won’t be getting in on the hardcore gamer segment of the market.
I was bored and decided to give Warcraft III a shot on my Macbook. Amazingly, even in Rosetta, it runs awesomely. I really have to give it to the folks at Blizzard. Somehow, they manage to push the system requirements of their games really, really low, so everyone can enjoy them. I was running it at 1280×800!
Anyway, that means I should look into finally getting The Frozen Throne. Damn, there’s a lot of stuff I need to get, including D2 and NWN. I imagine that once I get an income, I’ll get sucked into World of Warcrack, never to return, like so many.
I finally got around to watching the Fullmetal Alchemist movie, Conquerors of Shambala. FMA ends with Ed getting trapped on the other side of the gate near the end of WW1 in Germany. The movie returns us to Munich in 1923.
Some of the plot is really, really convoluted, like Envy turning into a frigging dragon. Yes, the National Socialist German Workers Party makes an appearance, along with their Fuhrer, Hitler. A lot of the things involving the Nazis were very, very Wolfensteinish, what with messing with the occult to win the next big war they were going to start.
The movie gives us a far better ending than the series did, what with the closure and all.