Nov 30, 2008 Blog News
And so, NaBloPoMo comes to an end, and for the first time in three attempts at it, I succeeded in posting every day! I can’t gurantee I’ll keep up an every-day pace going forward, but I hope I can later claim this helped me get into a more regular blog-posting habit. Stay tuned in; I’ll keep bringing the interesting.
Nov 29, 2008 Geek
I’ve got a number of different games for my iPhone, but one is missing — the perennial favorite, Sudoku. Try searching for a Sudoku game in the App Store — there’s over a hundred results.
I know there’s at least a few of my readers out there with iPhones or iPod touches, and I can probably draw a few more out from Twitter and the like. Anyone have a recommendation as to which one’s the best?
RedState brings us a link to an article about what happens when 250 or so terrorists in Afghanistan brag that they’re so much stronger than the American military, and attempt to squash 30 Marines:
Thirty United States Marines were ambushed and, over the course of the subsequent eight hours, proceeded to teach 250 bady guys an extremely valuable life lesson: Don’t ambush United States Marines!
‘Nuff said. Click through to RedState to get the link and read the whole article.
Via 10NBC in Rochester and MSNBC: Fort Lupton, Colorado judge Paul Sacco seems to have found a good way to cut down on repeat offenders to the city’s noise ordinance: force those determined guilty to listen to Barry Manilow, Barney, and other music less desirable to backyard rockers.
Ten years ago, Judge Sacco noticed something that bothered him. It wasn’t just the fact that so many of the faces in his courtroom were so very familiar to him. There were a lot of repeat offenders.
Now, what really irked him was the idea that many of them were teenagers who simply came equipped with their parent’s cash in hand to help them pay off the fines that he would inevitably impose.
“So they weren’t getting a lot out of it,” he said. That’s when he decided to do something a tad unorthodox. Call it Fort Lupton’s version of the Golden Rule. Judge Sacco says it has really cut down on “repeats.”
What’s the weirdest judicial sentence you’ve ever heard of?
I’ve been playing a few really addicting games on the iPhone lately. Two spring to mind as getting the most time from me lately.
Frenzic is, on the surface, a simple little puzzle game: place the wedges into one of the six circles, and get points as you complete the circles.Â Oh, but you have a limited number of “lives” that you lose when you can’t fit a wedge into a circle, and you get bonuses and extra lives for making sure the circles are all the same color (out of three possible choices). Plus, you have a limited amount of time to work with for each wedge. Gets crazy and frantic pretty quick — therein lies the challenge.
Blue Defense! also appears to be almost stupidly simple. You’re job is to defend a blue planet against red alien attackers. The guns are on auto-fire; you just have to tilt the phone to aim the guns — which always shoot straight up — at the oncoming attackers.Â Seems pretty easy at first, but each wave has more and more aliens coming at you all at once, and the planet can move around from level to level, prompting you to need to reorient the iPhone to be able to shoot properly again.
If you use an iPhone or an iPod touch, what addicting games are you playing lately?
Nov 23, 2008 Sports
Excellent work by the Buffalo Bills in dismantling the Kansas City Chiefs 54-31 today. Granted, the Chiefs have only won one game this season, so they weren’t expected to do very well, but momentum is momentum, which I’d only expect to continue against the 3-8 San Francisco 49ers.Â In its win today, Buffalo scored the most points in a game since 1993, in addition to scoring more points against Kansas City than any KC opponent has ever scored. Plus, to top it all off, BUF QB Trent Edwards ran for not one, but two rushing touchdowns. Go Bills!
Nov 22, 2008 Ask Me Weekend
Immigration status update?
Having been 12 weeks (tomorrow) since we got married, we’re pretty sure the 10-12 weeks it takes to register a marriage in Ontario has passed, so we can pretty safely apply for copies of our marriage certificate this weekend, which is one of the many pieces of paper we need to file to have Yvonne start to move to the states. Â If you’re familiar at all with the K-3 visa process, that’s what’s coming up next.
Nov 21, 2008 Ask Me Weekend
I wanted to try to get one of these in during NaBloPoMo. Ask me a question or leave a topic in the comments; as long as you’re not a tool about it, I’ll write a new post with an answer to your comment. With luck, the answer will be posted sometime this weekend, though with my past record on this, that can’t completely be promised.