Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cable (With No Deadpool)

Yesterday we had the lightpost (and its built-in transformer) yanked out of our front yard by Hydro as they are in the midst of upgrading all of the transformers in the neighbourhood. This meant that last night was the first time we've had a pitch-black house at night, as we've had that glare in our house for the past 7 years or so.

Now that's all well and good. I like darkness as much as the next nighthawk. But what we weren't so happy about was whatever they did to our cable while they were digging up the lights.

Standard def cable channels are working fine, but all of our digital and HD channels are glitchy at best or outright not working today. So I get to hang out here at the house for the day and hope that the cable guy will show up before I have to go and pick up my parents from the airport.

I thought the cable had done some kind of self-repair but by about 9 or so this morning it was back to barely being watchable.

Woe is me. Whatever shall I do with only 100 channels to watch?! At least I got a day off work without having to call in sick or anything :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tantrums And Thunderstorms

I was going to take Garrett out to the local electric railway museum for their annual haunted train ride. Alas, it's pouring rain out there and with it being as chilly as it is and with Garrett still coughing like a TB patient in a sanitorium, I decided to hold off until next weekend.

Garrett wasn't so understanding. It wasn't a fun evening. Sigh.

We're instituting the 3-strike rule now for the rest of the week. He's got to keep his nose clean this week or else he's not going next week, rain or shine. Hopefully he does well because it is a fun evening, but I've got to stop caving whenever he gets in trouble and might not be able to go to something that I want to go to :)

The Coolest Thing You'll See Today

Check out this video for an amazing piece of technology that you'll want to hang on your wall. Holograms are cool!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ni Hao, Mom & Dad

My parents are in China. I would call them and see how they're doing, but that would cost a fortune.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around that first sentence. China is the LAST place on Earth I can imagine my parents being at any time in history :)

This Just Sold Me A 3DS

I was already saving up for a 3DS because of the Professor Layton game that is coming out for the system. Then I saw this and it absolutely sold me on the sytem.

That's Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright together in one game. For those who don't know, both games are probably some of my favourites on the DS (I bought the first Ace Attorney game about a month or two before I even owned my first DS!) and having them both in one game is Geek Heaven.

Of course, I have a while to wait and put my pennies aside. I don't think we're seeing the unit over here until about March or so of next year at the earliest.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Something's A Little FIshy About This...

I just wanted to let everyone know that as of a day or two ago, I became a millionaire. Seriously! I have an e-mail from Coca-Cola stating that I won 1 million British pounds, so I expect everyone to bow down and grovel for scraps!

I'll even show you the letter. There's nothing at all suspicious about it and once they finish processing my banking information, I shall be RICH!






We are happy to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held yesterday by Coca-Cola Bottling Company in conjunction with the British American Tobacco Worldwide Promotion; your email address has won GBP£1,000,000 (ONE MILLION BRITISH POUNDS) on these years Coca Cola Company Promotion 2010 Promotion

However the results were released yesterday and your email address was attached to ticket number (CC6904523) and winning number (BT:12052006/20) The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 39,031 E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from a database of over 10 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world. This Promotion is approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).This Promotion is the first of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.

Note that your winning and ticket numbers fall within our Southern African representative in South Africa. In other to claim your £1,000,000 prize winning, which has been deposited with our registered bank in South Africa? However, you will have to fill the form below and send it to the Promotion manager of The Coca Cola Company in South Africa for verification and then you will be directed to the paying Bank where a Cash of GBP£1,000,000 has already been deposited in your favors.

Please you are advised to contact our Promotion manager through email for prompt collection of your winning fund. Or call with the following details:

See! All legit and above board. Nothing at all peculiar about that e-mail. Or the badly formatted logos that were stretched all over the attached .doc that they sent. Or the fact that Coke's prize department is located in South Africa for some reason... And Coca-Cola is a busy company that doesn't have time for things like spell-check or grammar...

I'll be on my yacht.