Tuesday, May 31, 2005

"Victim's E-journal led to slay suspect"

Source: http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/~sng5/

"A doomed Queens man's chilling computer entry led cops to a suspect who allegedly robbed and killed the victim and his sister to finance a return to China, police said yesterday." -- "Victim's E-journal led to slay suspect", New York Daily News May 17 2005

"Today I missed my Japanese class again, since I have gotten a bad throat. I only went to the class once this week, so I am probably so far behind now. I will catch up in the summer tho so no worries hehe. Anyway today has been weird, at 3 some guy ringed the bell. I went down and recognized it was my sister's former boyfriend. He told me he wants to get his fishing poles back. I told him to wait downstair while I get them for him. While I was searching them, he is already in the house. He is still here right now, smoking, walking all around the house with his shoes on which btw I just washed the floor 2 days ago! Hopefully he will leave soon, oh yeah working on the jap report as we speak!" -- Excerpt from his final e-journal entry

The 18 year-old's blog and personal homepage are still online. His personal homepage has photos of himself and his family. His face reminds me of so many old highschool friends. His final journal entry now has 4447 eprops and 255 comments.

This is the world we live in today. We will post a casual journal entry at 5pm and 24 hours later strangers from across the globe will post one-line "R.I.P" comments to it.

Props for this link to rinaz bijoux in the Off-Topic forum at the Second Life forums.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

A Gamer's Manifesto

A Gamer's Manifesto

Pointless Waste of Time.com has published 'A Gamer's Manifesto' - '20 things gamers want from the seventh generation of game consoles'. Excerpts:

  • "Wal-Mart. The largest game seller in the world simply won't stock games with the "AO" rating. Period. So those games won't sell and developers won't make them. So until they invent new and varied and Wal-Martless ways to sell the games, we're stuck with the AO games found only in our fantasies."
  • "Developers will be shocked one day when they notice that the world is full of women. It's true! More than half of your potential customer base are penisless. They have money. They like doing fun things. And yet, how do you think they feel when they play a game where the heroine looks like this [image]. Yeah, that's what she wears into battle. Thong-length kimono, no bra for those flopping DDD breasts."

Coincidentally, one of the points was raised recently in a comment at Walker Spaight's new 'Walkerings' blog. Excerpt from point 9 of 'A Gamer's Manifesto':

  • "Immersion means soothing to sleep the part of our brain that remembers we're not intergalactic bounty hunters or world-class athletes. And that part of us is rudely jostled awake when our snowboarder bounces off an invisible wall in midair because he strayed from the race area."

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Source: Perry Bible Fellowship

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