Wednesday, June 28, 2006

A Comic Book Love Song

I discovered it via Brad Meltzer and the band is The Metasciences

And I like it a lot.

Very busy today so can’t talk for longer, but I liked to know what you think, as I’m sure so would the band.

Be seeing you.

Teenage Girls Rob Man they Met on MySpace

You can't trust anybody these days;

A Jacksonville man says he was duped and robbed by two girls after attempting to meet with a woman he met on the internet.
The victim says he chatted online with a woman, known on her profile as “Natalia”, for two weeks before deciding to meet with her. He says her profile showed sexy photos, and a blurb which said “just lookin’ for something fun”. That brief, friendly description was all he knew about her before they planned to meet.
"She sent me a message saying she thought she met me somewhere," says the victim.
They decided to meet at what she called her home at the Bentley Green Apartments.
“I went to [the apartment] and knocked on the door, and there was no answer. So I called her and said, ‘I'm here’ and there was no answer."
That is when two girls who were 14 and 15-years-old, approached him saying they knew Natalia, the girl he thought he'd be meeting. They also said they knew where he worked at what car he drove.
"This was not the girl that the picture was of on MySpace," the victim said.
Now sensing something was wrong, he was ready to take off, but was stopped by a shocking discovery.
"[One of the girls] took [a] gun out and put it to my head and told me to empty my pockets."
The girls didn't get much because the victim had forgotten his wallet. They let him go, unharmed, and he called police.
Police did a search of the area and found the two teens with another male suspect. They searched a purse and found two loaded handguns. may have been developed for friends and music, but this victim had to find out the hard way that not everyone is logging on for the right reasons.
The so-called Natalia did tell the victim that she was 18, so he was shocked to learn he was actually talking to a 14-year-old. He says he has since removed personal information from his MySpace profile, like his salary and the kind of car that he drives.
Those teenagers are now charged with armed robbery and carrying a concealed firearm.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Why does my thumb hurt?

Because games consoles are evil time sucking things.

I haven’t owned a console since the Sega Mega Drive, I got it by swapping with a friend my NES. Those were the days, up down left right, two buttons, it was a simpler, more innocent age.

Now you have 8 buttons, two joysticks and a port for bodily fluids. You have to dislocate your wrist just to control the thing.

When I first got the NES I stayed up all night playing Mario Bros, I was 13, and I din’t stop until my hand literally seized up.

After the mega drive I didn’t really play computer games for a long time. At Uni, I seemed to upset the crowd with what was deemed ‘button bashing’ i.e they had spent the better part of the week perfecting the super deluxe death move, and I had beaten them with a tried and tested find two buttons that work and just keep moving.

Well recently I discovered Pro Evo 5, it is the world cup after all.

And so I have in my bag a folder full of work and the best of intentions.

Just one game though, see what it’s like, ok two just so I can get the hang of it.

Best of three. And I won 5-0 against a guys whose been playing since well forever.

It’s now Monday morning, I’ve lost what feels like a cm of skin of my thumb, and I’ve still got a folder full of work.

There is a lesson.

Basically, I work best by playing England, in a 5-3-2 formation, on the counter attack.