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Retro Dumb of the Day: Pwnt by Phone

The office has been surprisingly void of dumb today, mostly because it is half empty, so here is a Dumb from Days Past: At a past gig I was one of the two systems administrators for the office of a manufacturing and sales company.  During one of our frequent outages of our IP link between offices the VP stormed into our office shouting and complaining about the link being down – which was always a carrier issue and out of our...

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Dumb of the Day: Hyperlinking Fail

People that manage IT projects say that they don’t need technical skills.  I beg to differ. “If we move part of the site to a new URL, will we still be able to hyperlink to that...

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Dumb of the Day: Some people have no idea

Heard around the office today: “Oh, people can upload their own videos to youtube?” And this person works with technology on a daily basis.  This, ladies and gentlemen, is why your government runs like shit.  Because they employ people like this tech...

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Paying for the torture of playing video games with a girl? Wha?

A new service called Game Crush will allow you to PAY for the privelege of having to tell your rented girlfriend where the X button is, which entrance is the ‘red door’ on the Halo map Orbital and which button is brake.  No thanks. The price is apparently modeled after the same cost structure as buying a girl a drink at a bar.  A girl that is going to annoy the shit out of you and will not have sex with you. ...

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Fable III

According to Peter Molyneux Fable III will be: A different experience than the other Fable games Will use Natal in a way that is really awesome – not necessary but will ‘enhance’ the Fable experience’ Will be episodic Will really really live up to all his hype… this time. Translation: This Fable will be ‘The...

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The Cycle of Suck

http://www.notquitewrong.com/rosscottinc/2010/03/22/the-system-350-the-cycle-of-time-suck/ So true.  This is my day.  Every day.

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EA gets pwnt by their own DRM

EA’s own blogger got screwed by the Command & Conquer DRM that the publisher has employed.  Pretty funny stuff. Booted twice–and progress lost–on my single-player C&C4 game because my DSL connection blinked. DRM fail. We need new solutions. Yeah, Steam’s ability to have off-line play is the clear, better model when talking about SP games. However, C&C4 experiments w/what a “single-player...

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