Thursday, September 28, 2006

Second Life my ass

I joined Second Life recently just for a play and a look around. But recently its been bugging like mad and shows no sign of ever being fixed. I've installed 3 updates since these bugs started and nothing has fixed the shattered clothing bug.

See this screen snap.

I really have no idea what is wrong or how to fix it, but it's very disappointing. Second Life is truly the MySpace of games. (That's not a compliment either.)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Sultan's Eelephant comes to Antwerp

The Sultan's Elephant, by Royale Deluxe, tells the story of a time travelling girl befriended by the Sultan and his elephant. The girl and elephant are giant puppets made of wood. The Elephant weighs 50 tonnes.

Caroline and I travelled to Belgium for the weekend to see this event. See also the photos from the event on Flickr.

Tell it like it is Hugo!

From the New York Times Chavez Calls Bush ‘the Devil’ in U.N. Speech.
“Yesterday, the devil came here,” Mr. Chávez said, alluding to Mr. Bush’s appearance before the General Assembly on Tuesday. “Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of.”

Then Mr. Chávez made the sign of the cross, brought his hands together as if in prayer and glanced toward the ceiling.

“Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world.”

“I think we could call a psychiatrist to analyze yesterday’s statement by the president of the United States,” Mr. Chávez went on. “As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to share his nostrums, to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world.

“An Alfred Hitchcock movie could use it as a scenario. I would even propose a title: ‘The Devil’s Recipe.’ ”

Hugo Chávez is a great man and I really wish him well. I am looking forward to visiting Venezuela as soon as my Spanish reaches a reasonable proficiency.

I wish I had a video clip of this but alas I don't. But I do have this one of Chávez denouncing bush as a donkey, a liar, and many many other names. It's great to see a world leader stand up and say what he actually thinks. So refreshing given the utter bullshit we are usually fed by our leaders.

This same story has run in the UK's The Guardian but there they also mentioned that
Delegates and leaders from around the world streamed back into the chamber to hear Mr Chávez, and when he stepped down the vigorous applause lasted so long that it had to be curtailed by the chair.

The New York Times also left out the fact that Chávez seems to be very well read. The Guardian's article begins:
Brandishing a copy of Noam Chomsky's Hegemony or survive: America's quest for global dominance, the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, cemented his reputation as Washington's chief irritant yesterday with a fiery performance at the United Nations.

Enjoy — Dave.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

PS3 vs. Wii - Apple Style!

Playstation 3 vs Nintendo Wii - in the style of the recent Apple ads. Love it. Okay so it's unfair to the portly, but it made me laugh.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

V for 9/11

I know it's all sort of obvious anyway, and I know there are still a few people out there who truly believe that the US Govt didn't score an own goal that day in 2001, but this vid just makes it all that more obvious eh.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

George Bush singing "Sunday Bloody Sunday"

George W Bush remixed to sing the U2 song Sunday Bloody Sunday - way clever.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Back Seat of my Cadillac is a Place on Earth

Music written and performed by Paul Champion, Video filmed and edited by me (Dave Sag).

Please enjoy.