Saturday, March 25, 2006

Follow up to my Second Life, your own virtual 3-D world post

Back in November 2005 I posted about a virtual 3-D world where you can play for free, called Second Life. Well recently my fiancee joined and was playing and she encouraged me to join too. So I joined and we played together. I had a fun time playing and liked some cool things you could do such as flying, editing your character, and the graphics were impressive (as real/maybe more realistic than The Sims 2). Below is a screenshot of my fiancee and I playing Second Life with our characters dancing around.

Blog post for my class

This is a blog post for an assignment in one of my classes.

Please create a blog entry (in 300 words or less) on your blog about your experience to date working with your team to create your wiki project. Comment on the challenges have your encountered and how can they be resolved.

Well as of right now the project has been challenging. Not all of the team members have contacted me and given me their contact info and schedules. We have not been able to all together chat at once about the project. This can be resolved by if the team members have not contacted me yet, they need to contact me. Also by meeting in a chatroom on the class site can be a solution. Even with these early challenges I think we'll do just fine with our project.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A DVD that every American needs to watch, listen and think about

I just finished watching the DVD Loose Change 2nd Edition and every single American needs to watch it. If you have questions about 9-11 well you're not the only one. If you live in the United States and want the best for our country, you need to see this. The official Loose Change site is: http://www.loosechange911.com/.

You can see some of the DVD on Google Videos for free. View the free video of Loose Change 2nd Edition on Google Videos.

You can also see a part of the DVD on www.prisonplanet.com, here: http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/july2005/060705controlleddemolition.htm

Watch Jeff King, an MIT engineer go into detail about why the World Trade Center Towers and WTC 7 were brought down by explosives on Google Videos for free.

Watch 9/11 Revisited on YouTube for free.

You can download Loose Change and other interesting videos for free on: http://question911.com/links.php

(Post updated on 03/23/06)

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A new Sims-like PC game

If you are a Sims fan then you may be interested in the new PC game Tycoon City: New York. In the game you can start businesses such as running a night club, owning a restaurant, having a concert in Central Park, opening a Broadway theater, and more. The screenshots of the PC game look great. You can see more on IGN.com.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

PlayStation 3 will be delayed

It's now official that PlayStation 3 will be delayed for release worldwide until November of this year. The PlayStation 3 though should be released before Thanksgiving. According to an article on GameSpot.com, Sony Computer Entertainment's president Ken Kutagari said that the PS3 will be delayed due to "Blue-ray spec finalization." The PlayStation 3 is said to include a hard drive but the hard drive could be sold separately. Also the PlayStation 3 will be able to play DVDs, CDs, PS2 and PS games.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Something to make you smile

Well, being a web developer I haven't had any clients that have really been uneducated with the web and in other technical fields. But apparently others have had bad experiences. I found the site Clientcopia.com where developers and designers have posted messages and/or experiences from clients, some are really funny and some are just plain scary to think how uneducated some people are about the web and web technologies. I've only gone through the first 150 of them, and some of my favorites from the site are #8, #30, #31, #38, #62. There are too many to list here but you can go through the quotes yourself to read more.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Metastasis, a Half-Life 2 single player mod

As much as I like playing Half-Life 2 Team Deathmatch online with players from all over the world, I sometimes like playing single player mods that developers and fans create. Well I just finished playing one that I really enjoyed and it's called Minerva Metastasis. You can visit the Minerva site and download Metastasis 1 and Metastasis 2. I've only played part 1 as of right now but if part 2 is anything like part 1 then this is a mod everyone should download and play. I've just downloaded part 2 and I plan on playing it tonight and tomorrow. I'll let you know how part 2 is.

You can find more Half-Life 2 mods and other Half-Life 2 stuff in FilePlanet's Half-Life 2 section and in FileFront's Half-Life 2 section.

President Bush can't even speak correct English, what a joke

I can't recall a President with so many English-speaking blunders than what I've heard from President Bush. Another blogger posted some funny and embarrassing phrases that President Bush has actually said. You can read the post, Bushisms for Everyone! from black-girl on her blog. Other countries must think we are a joke to have this guy "leading" us. How many more people have to die or get hurt before Bush is out of office?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Mozilla's SeaMonkey application suite available

I know that I'm late with this post, but hey why not now than never, right? Mozilla has released SeaMonkey 1.0, which is an all-in-one application suite with the Mozilla web browser, an email application (very similar to Mozilla Thunderbird, if it's not that), and an HTML editor (Composer). I have downloaded and I'm currently using the SeaMonkey application suite to write this post entry. I have also set up my Gmail account with the mail application, which makes it easy to get my email. You can find out more about SeaMonkey on its project page on Mozilla.org.

Interesting tape about Bush and others warned about Katrina

An article on Comcast.net titled "Tape: Bush, Chertoff Warned Before Katrina" tells us about video footage that President Bush and the homeland security chief were warned that the storm could breach the levees, put people's lives at risk in the New Orleans' Superdome and not have enough rescuers. So why didn't President Bush do anything with this information? A very interesting paragraph in the article:

"Bush declared four days after the storm, "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees" that gushed deadly flood waters into New Orleans. But the transcripts and video show there was plenty of talk about that possibility and Bush was worried too."

So what do Bush supporters think of this? I'm sure they'll try and twist it around somehow.