Archive for August, 2007

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August 28, 2007

Well even if you are trying to make non-spammy comments, seems you can’t.  There is some known (but apparently non-repairable) wordpress issue that is causing the spam catcher to define everything as spam.  Only I don’t get to see them.

At all.

Apparently even my own comments could be spam.

Go figure.


Oh noes my gold is missing!

August 22, 2007

If the search engine traffic is anything to go by, Blizzard is deleting a lot of gold from people.  So Blizzard deletes your gold, and the first thing you do is google looking for information on Blizzard deleting gold?

How about don’t buy the stuff in the first place.  How about if you want to play a game, play a game.  You know how money “Can’t buy me love?“, well money shouldn’t be buying you an in-game advantage either.

By the way when you buy gold or powerlevelling services, and then the same company hacks your account to steal your gold, the rest of us are laughing at you.

Dear Sydney Morning Herald.

August 21, 2007

Fuck you, you morons.

Seriously are you insane?

One of the best writers around.

Jack Marx, thank you, for your beautiful writing.  Don’t stay away for too long.

Well I laughed

August 20, 2007

Malicious or Incompetent?

August 3, 2007

I am trying to decide if I work with people who are malicious or incompetent. On days when I am in a good mood, I like to think they are just completely incompetent. On days where it becomes apparent that I haven’t been told about information that prevents me from actually doing my job, I start to assume malicious.

Why would you deliberately prevent someone from helping you do your own job? Can they possibly be THAT self absorbed? How is that possible in a seemingly functioning adult?

Either way it is painfully obvious I am not emotionally equipped to be surrounded by people who are either malicious and/or incompetent. Perhaps the problem is that they are a combination of both? I thought for a while that there was a third choice, malicious, incompetent or self-absorbed. I realised, however, that being self-absorbed is just a reason for either incompetence or maliciousness and should be excluded from the behavioural spectrum.

So which is it bitches? Are you malicous or incompetent?

WoW as a terrorist training tool

August 1, 2007

Apparently the Australian had a story up about terrorists using games such as WoW as a tool. The direct link to the story now gives a 404 error (those pesky terrorists!), but enough folks out there have quoted the story for the gist of the story to be available:

Kevin Zuccato, head of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre in Canberra, says terrorists can gain training in games such as World of Warcraft in a simulated environment, using weapons that are identical to real-world armaments.