August 15th, 2010

Moa: The King of Destruction

Wait until my credit card company gets wind of this

Those of you who follow me on Twitter, and have been keeping up with my updates, will no doubt be aware that I purchased a new Droid 2 today. I've made and received some calls on it, and finally added the custom ringtone of my dreams. Now nobody will ever call me on it again. For those who know that I got a new Droid 2 today (which should hopefully be everyone reading this, or something is very, very wrong with you), I'm also posting this entry via a new means - a new laptop that runs programs without reminding me of a one-legged puppy staring up and whining at the person urging it to jump through a flaming ring. I haven't set up quite everything on it yet - I need to bring over some of my files from the old laptop, and contact Worst Buy to find out whether they advertised "Comes with Office pre-installed" when what they meant was "You get a stripped-down ad-supported version that most people will be satisfied with, and you'll have to buy the full version if you want it." There's no product key in my box, as far as I can tell. I can probably get by with this, but I shouldn't have to. That's dirty pool, Worst Buy. Even the box says "Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010", nothing about what's effectively a non-time-limited trial version. It should come with four full versions, not two trial versions.

I've asked @twelpforce about it, anyway. Maybe they've got a good answer.

With all of that going on, I didn't get mnuch work done on the video, but I went over my Linux notes a bit and have time to do more with them. I also discovered that DOSBox 0.74 handles the CD audio for games like Lost in Time and Return to Zork... as well as the Gobliiins games and Alone in the Dark 3. That would have made my LPs of those games considerably easier. I would definitely have done the Gobliins 2 bonus video had I been able to do it without needing to separately record and sync the audio. However, this means that the Goblin's Quest 3 CD and Lost in Time LPs will definitely happen. Not that anyone cares, but I've wanted to do both for a long time. This will be awesome. For a certain value of awesome, anyway.

Key Lime Pie is not a good flavor for cupcakes.