Monday, April 27, 2009

Call of Duty : World At War

latest time drain.
short game. 
going to do a little online action before I move on to Quantum of Solace 007


This movie made no sense. And not because it's a Guy Ritche british talking film. It just made no sense.

The Hacker Ethic - Pekka Himanen

Latest iteration of literary adventure. Thoughts coming soon

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Street Kings

It's kind of like Training Day except it's not. I thought Training Day was a much better movie. However, the Hugh Laurie plot twist at the very end is a nice touch. It serves as sort of retribution for the predictability of the entire film.

The plot seems fairly typical of the cop movies, and very in line with what David Ayer has been writing for Dark Blue and S.W.A.T

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut

I haven't read a Vonnegut book since 2004-5. I really like this collection of short stories. Vonnegut follows his 8 rules of short stories and I feel it works out great. 

I haven't had much exposure to short stories but I like the general concept : works great with a short attention span, readable in a subway ride, and are generally amusing.

What I like most about the format is that making the story 'short' keeps the writer focused on making it 'to the point'. Often times books will come up with a 'point' or a central theme and continue to expand on it throughout the book though various literary deviced. Some books really take to 'beating a dead horse' for a while. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is a good example. The short story format, at least in K. Vonnegut's case, does not permit this.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Resident Evil 5

I've traded Resistance 2 for Resident Evil 5. Well worth the trade.

I'm mass murdering zombies like no tomorrow.

Edit 4/7:  This game takes the 'zombie' idea a little to far. The goons attacking me are not quite zombies, although they display zombie-like behavior. They are, however, able to engage in tactical combat with high power rifles and chuck spears. CAPCOM : That's not how zombies work !

The MyCheats walkthrough is here