It’s been a decade and Duke Nukem Forever truly lives up to its name.
Duke Nukem Forever was announced in 1997. After several game engine changes and delays, a second trailer has finally been released. I graduated high school, finished college, finished my masters and am knee deep into my career. Finally, I MIGHT get to enjoy Duke Nukem Forever for the PC before I have grand children.
World affairs that have taken less time to develop than Duke Nukem Forever:
* The Beatles formed, released every single one of their albums and broke up. During this time they also toured the world several times.
* Led Zeppelin released 7 albums, 9 singles, and toured around the world, crossing international borders 27 times (not counting mainland Europe.)
Science & Technology:
* The Wright brothers designed and flew the first airplane.
* The theory of General Relativity.
* The United States’ entire program to put a man on the moon, from Kennedy’s challenge to the landing.
* The American War for Independence
* The United States Civil War
* World War I
* The United State’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
* World War II and the entire Manhattan Project. Yes, even the complete development of the atomic bomb took less time.
[The Duke Nukem Forever List] Image vis Wikipedia.
How apt for the holidays. A bought a Nike+ kit a few months ago about the same time I got the fatty nano. Inspired to lose weight and reinvigorate my athletic self (I used to be able to do a one mile run in 7 minutes – not bad) I set out on the adventure of jogging around the village park.
I’ve been receiving relatively more applications for the b5media tech channel from the past few weeks. Generally speaking, the application process is … well, “very general” for the most part. Potential authors always submit blog pitches and areas of specialty that have the words “technology”, “gadgets” and “computers” in the subject line for preferred niches. This is really great, but I’d like to give out some tips on how to make your application process more noticeable and polished. This works for tech, but I think it may also apply for the other channels as well:
Sweeney Todd, the “Demon Barber” is a fictional serial killer of Jack the Ripper legend. I managed to find the audio book on Audible. The selection is a good listen as it isn’t really an audio book but a full radio drama of BBC “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe” depth. The book is available for about USD $13.00.
There were over 60+ prizes up for grabs and there were only about 30 of us who braved
not going to the Microwarehouse sale the holiday traffic. Do the math and everyone goes home with two prizes each. Some even three!
At one particular conference, host Art Ilano introduced Senator Loren Legarda as the keynote speaker. I forgot most of what she said but it did have something to do with the Internet and development and well, you get the drift. But that’s not what struck me. After her speech, she produced a seedling from out of nowhere and handed the plant to the amused Art explaining that it was her duty as ambassador to … was it Greenpeace … I forgot — to help the plant a tree movement.
Wow, an ambassador. It always made me wonder how organizations choose evangelists and ambassadors. In the blogosphere, luminaries such as Guy Kawasaki and Jason Calacanis have served as evangelists at several points in their careers.
So we managed to find a sponsor for a blog party. Been sending out text messages to people to attend but for some reasons SMART has been screwy and not everyone has been getting messages. No need to RSVP – just show up and bring your cameras if you want to catch everyone on non-bloggable alcohol + videoke fun!
We would like to thank Noemi Dado for raffling off a hosting plan and Regnard Raquedan for raffling off The Princess Bride and Veronica Mars DVDs!! Congratulations to AJ and Juned for winning the DVDs and to Poyt for the hosting!
What: Pinoy Blogger Christmas Talent Night!!!
When: Tuesday December 18 2007 7:00 PM to 12 midnight
Where: Joey Room, Red Box Greenbelt 3 Makati
W00t: Free flowing beer and select cocktails
The room fits about 25 people but if it gets full we can always hang around the place – we assume that people will be coming and going, so its all good. There’s also a balcony for smokers. If you want to catch the buffet, please be there at 7:00 roundabouts. There will also be free flowing BEER and select cocktails. So get your singing voices warmed up and let’s get talent night started this Tuesday!
A big big thanks to Red Box Greenbelt 3 for sponsoring!
Note: This article was originally supposed to appear in RJ Ledesma’s regular column for the Philippine Star. A few text messages back and forth had me agreeing to publish his work on this blog. Note that I am not a political blogger but I do understand how it feels not to have one’s column published for one reason or another. So here it is. RJ writes about the recent Manila Peninsula series of events.
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If you own an ASUS eee, or even if you don’t — you may want to check out G.ho.st, a full web based operating system. Truth be told, this is the direction office tools are going with the prevalence of wireless connectivity all over the place. Well, take away the fact that the whole thing is accessible via a web browser and you’re left with an OS that slightly resembles the Windows Vista UI. But that’s not the point. Exciting development – we have a free operating system that can be accessed from any computer with Internet. There are some weird concepts too like a G.ho.st web Browser — why run a browser within another browser? But those are minor quandaries best reserved for another time.
Still, the Operating System is still in its Alpha stage but this is definitely a breakthrough as there is a proof of concept that a fully functioning operating system can be developed for online use FOR FREE. If you own an ASUS eee, this may be a great solution to your storage problems as the OS gives you 3GB worth of hard disk space. In the future, this OS can be a model for schools and other institutions that do not have a budget to purchase hundreds of licenses for Windows.
Oh wait, I just described Linux.
This morning, “Big Brian” Ligsay made me listen to a radio drama he read titled Kawatanan ng Rentas Internas which is the sad yet humorous reality of applying for a TIN or tax number at the Bureau of Internal Revenue in this developing country I’ve come to love. Now that I look back into my professional life, I’m glad that I jump started my career in a reputable corporation so as not having any problems acquiring my TIN and not being subject for questioning for my credit card application. Personal advice — work for a company first to get your act together, then quit your job to become an entrepreneur.
Paano pala kung kailangan mo ng lisensya para magsulat? Isang physical manifestation ng concept ng poetic license? Kung sa drivers license may mga restrictions tulad ng “vehicle – up to 4500 kg GVW” [...] paano kaya yung sa poetic license? (1) haiku and short essays only (2) essays up to 500 words and free verse up to 5 stanzas (3) essays above 500 words and free verse above 5 stazas (4) critical essays, short fiction, poetry, etc.”
[What if you needed a license to write? A physical manifestation of the concept of "poetic license?" If in the driver's license you have restrictions such as ...]
You can listen to this well read radio drama. The show is entirely in Taglish, an amalgamation of English and our local language Filipino. Highly recommended for us freelancers!
“I wish I had two copies of iCal… one to take a crap on and one to cover it up with.”
- Merlin Mann, MacBreak Weekly #52
Im at a loss because I can’t introduce a topic that’s a tour bus wittier than I am. Download Merlin Mannerisms: daily quotes and sayings by Merlin Mann as a special Christmas gift this 2007 from TWiT.TV.
If you wish to receive a direct email link to the download, send an email to leo at leoville dot com with the subject “merlin” but the link above should do. This is probably the closest I get to having Leo Laporte reply to an email