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Monthly Archives: November 2005

Monday Top 10s

by Rob Friesel

The Sampo Method(Match all: Last Played is in the last 1 week, Date Added is in the last 2 weeks, Genre does not contain “Mix:”; Limit to 10 songs selected by most often played.) Front Line Assembly “Justify My Love” P.I.G. “No One Gets Out Of Her Alive” Front Line Assembly “New Years Day” Pro-Tech […]

66.4% almost there

by Rob Friesel

As seen on m00se and modus ponens: 53,137 / 80,000 (66.4%) Assuming I’m aiming for around 80,000 words in the first draft of my novel, I’m about two-thirds of the way there. Hrmm… I knew I should have typed up those six other hand-written chapters… Looks like I won’t make my December 4th goal… currently […]

dream.20051128: depressed DFW

by Rob Friesel

I’ve been spending a lot of time with David Foster Wallace’s family. So much time that his parents have started to affectionately call me “son” and basically treat me as one of their own. On the night in question, I return to their home quite late (having spent most of that night at a warehouse […]

dream.20051126: anti-heroes

by Rob Friesel

Throughout the week we’ve been eating at this long table. Very Thanksgiving-ish – – but it’s been more/less a physical manifestation of this RPG that we’ve been playing. It’s a Marvel/City-of-Heroes sort of thing where everyone has super-powers but they’re only really applicable in the game context. It all gets kind of weird because the […]

Happy Black Friday

by Rob Friesel

Hope one and all had excellent Thanksgivings. Allow us all to move in to Black Friday with even heads. That being said, a couple of recent discoveries: Cold River vodka — an all-Maine vodka out of a micro-distillery up here. (Very tasty.) Ikusansai — not sure if that’s spelled correctly (remotely…) but it’s a Japanese […]

Mac@Home

by Rob Friesel

When Apple launched the Mac mini in January, it was done amid all sorts of speculation that it was going to be the “iHome” – – an Apple-branded media center. (Apparently, this is now an annual-ish thing.) Given recent events (i.e., the new iMac with FrontRow and now Microsoft’s Xbox360 launch) I think it may […]

Monday Top 10

by Rob Friesel

The Sampo Method(Last Played is in the last 1 week, Date Added is in the last 2 weeks, Genre does not contain “Mix:”; Limit to 10 songs selected by most often played.) Front Line Assembly “Justify My Love” Front Line Assembly “New Years Day” Intermix “Ceremonial Chant” Pro-Tech “Thread Four” Synaesthesia “Nomads” Conjure One “Redemption […]

under the aegis of the state

by Rob Friesel

“The Bad Lieutenant” is an interesting article about video game violence by Clive Thompson: Consider our gaming history […] anti-gaming critics didn’t really explode with indignation until Grand Theft Auto 3 came along — the first massively popular modern game where the tables turned, and you finally played as a cop-killing thug. […] Why weren’t […]