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Even More Blasphemous Entertainment!

God Idols are a bunch of atheist friends and I, making fun of celebrities, Raellians, the Amish, and now Pentecostals.
Go watch it now! You get to see me wearing glasses. And drinking water. It’s hot. Me, not the water. Why would I be drinking hot water? That’s weird.
If you hate it, you can tell all [...]

Cymon Wants You To Program!

Remember the good old days when you’d spend an hour after school typing in a game on your Sharp MZ-80A or Commodore 64, because you didn’t have any blank tapes left? I do.
If you long for those days, or if you never experienced them, then Cymon’s Games is for you. Filled with tiny games for [...]

Is The XO-2 The Ideal Electronic Book?

Ever since reading Ben Bova’s Cyberbooks, I’ve been waiting for electronic books to take over the world. The Amazon Kindle didn’t much impress impress me, but I just love the design for the new OLPC XO-2. If the design stays the same, then I’m definitely getting one for reading ebooks.
On a related note, what are [...]

Watch Out For Little Brother (In Stores Near You)

Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother is supposed to be a novel for young adults (a code phrase for late teens), but I said to myself: “Myself, you’re an adult, you’re young, you should read this”. I was right.
Little Brother is awesome. It’s 1984 combined with Steal This Book combined with Hackers - upgraded and updated for [...]

24th 27 Dinner (Joburg) Feedback

I arrived early, a small miracle considering the traffic in Joburg, and my temporally incongruous tendencies. (”I’m not late Ma, I’m just temporally incongruous!”)
Was a bit intimidated at first, but after I picked a table to sit down at, it turned out to be really interesting. (Translation: I managed to ambush people with my theories, [...]

Magnatune is not Evil

Hey. I know where you can get some music online. Shhh!
Why am I whispering? It’s all legal. You get to listen to streaming audio online for free. If you hear something you like (or love), you can shell out to download high quality tracks, or even have a CD printed and shipped to you. [...]

rAge 2008

Quirky capitalization is old hat. But back when it was cool, the rAge eXpo was first held. This year it’s on 3-5 Oct, once again at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northgate.
In addition to what you would expect at a computer and console gaming expo, you should also expect kawaii~ Otakumag girls at the entrance (photo [...]

Iron Man (Fiction) and the Raytheon Sarcos XOS (Reality)

Tony Stark Hates Cockroaches
You need to see Iron Man. Why? Because it is awesome. Robert Downey Jr. is completely believable as Tony Stark. It’s also a much more believable back story than the Orson Scott Card comic book prequel (Brain Disease Monkeys Bit My Mom So My Body Is My Brain And It Hurts So [...]

Go - An Ancient and Venerable Game

Many people think of chess as the ultimate strategy game. I have to disagree.
I believe that Go is the ultimate strategy game. It has simpler rules, more elegant strategy, and is more than a thousand years older than chess. It is also played by more people worldwide than Western chess.
The rules are simple. Go is [...]

Bloggerati Joburg

What a blast. An unknown (possibly unknowable) number of assorted bloggers, journos, techies and new media types showed up. No higher networking purpose, just Vincent Maher and Matt Buckland looking for an excuse to throw a party. And what a party it was.
Chairs were in short supply, possibly a deliberate strategy to facilitate mingling. Their [...]