Random bletherings…

Just for the sake of it…

  • Saw Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest today. Coincidentally, I finally picked up my own copy of Sid Meier’s Pirates just beforehand. Both the game (which I already had a long borrowed copy of, thanks to the magnificence of the one and only “Big” Al) and movie were sublime for what they are — frothy action romps. Who doesn’t enjoy a good romp every now and again?
  • The sharp counterpoint to all this piratical merriment lay earlier in the day, when I was checking my trusty old Amiga 500, which was uncovered under a pile of boxes the other day. Sadly, I’m going to have to replace the word “trusty” with the word “deceased”, as all it could manage was a pitiful whining sound — and that, rather alarmingly, from the power supply. Oh, well, there go all those terrible undergraduate history essays that I slaved so hard on from ’93-’95. I can’t say I’ll miss them. Oh no… It’s just occured to me… no more SMURF HUNT!
  • Some of my writing that has re-emerged is a guide to Firefox Extensions that I co-wrote for CNET.com.au some months back; it’s been refreshed and revamped (although, to be fair, the new stuff in there isn’t mine).
  • The demands of work, children and a heavily pregnant wife are eating away at my sleep time. Exhibit One demonstrates this nicely, I think: This is me trying to get some writing work done, about five minutes ago. Time to go get the eyelid-propping matchsticks, methinks.







4 responses to “Random bletherings…”

  1. The Dread Pirate Blade Avatar
    The Dread Pirate Blade

    Arrr! I be hav’n an A500+ that be takin up precious booty space in the forward hold. There even be a chestful of games to go wi’ it.
    Blade ‘prepare to be jolly rogered’ Girard

  2. Alex Avatar

    Shiver me timbers and splice me mainsail!
    (Actually, don’t. I’ve heard that tickles, and I be ‘avin a bad throat today..)
    Thankee for the koind offer, but oi’ll pass — the missus (currently AKA as “The great white whale w’ the gold in ‘er belly) reckons oi’ve already got enough games-playin’ gear messin’ up the galley. With somethin’ like fifteen consoles or so, she moight even be right…

  3. The Dread Pirate Blade Avatar
    The Dread Pirate Blade

    What? Only 15? Well, I suppose the X360, PS3 and Wii will have to slot in somewhere, along with a PSP white…

  4. Alex Avatar

    Sigh.. Guesstimates always come back to bite me. Willy-waving-mode-on, then: Starting bottom-down:
    1xAtari 2600
    2xMaster System
    7xSNES (don’t ask)
    1xPSP (Not white, but white is a grub-magnet)
    So, 39. Sigh. I really need a life.

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