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My New Ron Paul Video


Friday, October 26th, 2007

My latest pro Ron Paul video which investigates the relationship between the internet community, the mainstream media, and political posteuring. Digg it up if you like:)
http://digg.com/videos/educational/Best_Pro_Ron_Paul_Video_I_ve_EVER_seen

Goto80s new cd Made On Internet (Pingipung CD)


Friday, October 26th, 2007

goto80

A former geek of the week Goto80 has just released a new cd that will most likely up the ante in terms of his creative output.  from goto80s website “11 tracks, 3 videos and super karaoke part - the new Goto80 album is out now on Pingipung! This is the best thing I’ve made so far so go get it at Pingipung, A-Musik, Warpmart or you can buy the mp3:s at Klicktrack. Cover art by Ekta and Habib and digital design by Entter.

Nerd Shopping: Hunting for Nerd-Wares


Friday, October 26th, 2007

talisman

Nerd Shopping: Hunting for Nerd-Wares

A post appeared on BoingBoing a few weeks ago about a neat 8-bit tie available for purchase online. Although it certainly is both geeky and nifty, finding a product engineered to appeal to the nerd doesn’t feel as rewarding as finding a gem in the rough.

Thrift stores attract various types of people. An interesting study could be done on how cheap used items attract people who truly span the gamut. You’ll find both low income families trying to get by and college students looking for retro items at your local Goodwill. I guess I’m more of the latter.

Last week I was playing a board game called Betrayal in the House on the Hill, it’s pretty fun and it got me back into desktop games somewhat. Before I knew it, I found myself browsing ebay looking for an out of print box set of Necromunda. While reading about the game on one of my favorite sites and certainly the most complete boardgame site on the internet BoardGameGeek ( http://www.boardgamegeek.com), I noticed a game called Talisman, which was first made by Games Workshop 25 years ago and still maintaines a loyal following. With this in mind Games Workshop decided to release a 4th edition of the game this month.

And so I’m browsing the local Goodwill and notice their board game section. It’s full of scrabble, monopoly, even some bible quiz game… nothing that interests me. And then a box with an elf and dragon catches my eye. I turn it over and start reading the description. It reads a lot like the description of a game I read about recently. I flip the box back over and then realize what I have found. It reads “Talisman: The Magical Quest Game”. It’s in perfect condition, even with the old school games workshop logo on it. Except this is the first edition from 1983, which is quite rare. I spaz out in the store from both the incredible coincidence and the incredible find. And I feel a bit guilty as I pay the asking price of $3.

I’m not sure if I’m going to ebay it, but I will certainly play a few games and enjoy it like a fine wine.

The Monochromatic Knight is a guest blogger from AnimamRecro

MP4 player with various emulators


Thursday, October 25th, 2007

This is my first post on this blog, so let me introduce myself. My name is Didrik, and I’m a Gameboy musician under the name nitro2k01. I also have my own blog, called Gameboy Genius. The other day I asked Jeremiah if I could post my geeky net findings here. Now, back to my post.

I stumbled upon the JXD 301 MP4 player. (MP4 is not a typo for MP3. MP4 is a video format, and accordingly, this is a video player.) The JXD 301 plays all common audio and video formats, and has a high contrast LTPS display and a builtin speaker which is amazingly clear for a unit of this small size. It also has two headphones jack as opposed to the regular one. It’s still unknown to me whether they can be controlled separately from software though. (Which would make it even more interesting, having 4 sound channels in total)

But what makes it interesting to me is that it ships with emulators for a large number of oldschool consoles. (NES, SNES, Sega Mega Drive, Gameboy Classic, Gameboy Advance and Neo Geo) It sports a powerful Blackfin CPU clocked at 600 MHz and has an upgradeable firmware.  At a price of $126.50 this could be a serious rival to the GP2x, if it can attract a devoted community of homebrew developers and users.

If you’re interested in buying it, you can do so from MP4Nation.com who have also made a demonstration video, that you can watch here.

Free Optimus Rhyme Mc Chris Dis Track!


Thursday, October 25th, 2007

 chipmunk

Mc Chris is a getting a cool response from many nerdcore fans because of his on again off again relationship with being called a nerd and his association with nerdcore hip hop. Well, one of the most prominent nerdcore mcs Optimus Rhyme has taken matters into his own hands and created this seething dis track entitled Mc Chipmunk. Check it out

Download Optimus Rhyme’s Dis track of MC Chris

Thanks

via (ChurchHatesTucker)

Library of Congress Video Game Catalog


Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

second life

According to this article over at Kotaku. The Library of Congress has begun to assemble a team to figure out the best way to preserve video games so they can be studied and examined in further detail in the future.  The video game devision would catalog games just as the film, and recording devisions currently do.  Great to think that someone is doing this. I imagine playing an original version of Space Wars in the year 2068 will be quite a treat.

Im finally on teh intenets for realz yo!


Monday, October 22nd, 2007

o2

For a long time I was relegated to using CDMA because my previous landlady wouldn’t let me get any connection that was tied in any way to the space she was renting. Don’t ask. :) Anyway, Im pleased to say that I have officially entered the 21st century, and I feel like I’m flying. No more buffers on my YouTube vidz.  Im planning on encasing my CDMA modem in resin and hanging it on my wall for her years of good use.  I got boinged three times this last year using this little bullshit modem. Hope the magic hasn’t worn off.

blatant pwnage of an idiot


Monday, October 22nd, 2007

 teen ass

So, as some of you know, on youtube Im known as  PotheadPundit  and I ve posted a few videos disputing idiot creationists/intelligent design morons.  One in particular where I mess with Kirk Cameron and Bill O Reilly’s idiot discussion about the origin of the world has got over a hundred thousand views, and continues to get around 1000 views a day.  Don’t ask me why. I don’t know. Anyway, so part of my daily routine is reading letters from christians who want to convert me, and today, well, today I was absolutely blown away by one idiot in particular who sent me this gem of an email.

Hello Pothead we gotta talk Evolutuon hmmmmm….. ok Jesus Died for you so you could be free amd live with him forever ok if we came from nothing then why dont we know evrything?? ever thought about that how did we learn to speak talk and how did we know to think???? GOD thas it so are you open to the possibility that you may be wrong?”

now, this would be funny, but because of this guys absolutely idiotic use of the english language I decided I needed to find out more about him.  I skated over to his profile . Besides learning that he is an  “aspiring track athlete” I found out he also likes to look at ass.  I think it is in Corinthians where it discusses the value of staring at girls who shake their ass on their webcams!!:) fucking idiot.

Ron Paul, The Internet, and getting people to do stuff


Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Ok, as readers of this blog have probably already figured out, Im a bit of an internet geek.  I spend a lot of time on the internet, and am fascinated with books like “Made to Stick” and “The Tipping Point”.  One thing that any beginning marketer, or afficianado of internet memes knows, is that it is really hard to get people to do anything.  If you are selling something through the internet, it is a challenge to get people to that step where they finally take out their credit cards and fork over the dough.   If you are trying to get readers for a blog, you have to post concise, interesting, relevant posts daily. And even then Google doesn’t even know you exist for six months.  If you are trying to sell an idea, or get that idea stuck in someones head then you will most likely fail with 100 ideas before one finally sticks. To sum things up, it is extremely hard to get anyone to do anything.

Part of my daily routine is that I go to the YouTube news section, and watch the videos I find interesting. Then I skip on over to Digg and see if anything catches my eye.  One thing that anyone who frequents either of these sites knows is that Ron Paul dominates the political posts by about 20 to 1.  The mainstream media has called them RonPaulaholics,  people who live in this mysterious land of the internet, and email networks to have him on their shows, record and then upload not only every Ron Paul appearance on television, but record and then upload anytime anyone mentions Ron Paul’s name.  Now, why is this at all important, and why am I currently writing another post about Ron Paul? The answer is that Ron Paul for some reason gets people to do stuff.  The idea is so strong that it has changed peoples daily schedules, peoples views on wars, and even got them to use their time uploading, blogging and spreading a political message.

Why is this so important? Currently only about 50 percent of eligible voters get off their asses and vote.  One thing we’ve seen already with Ron Paul continuously showing extremely well at straw polls is that Ron Paul supporters will leave their house to attend a straw poll. They will spend 15 cents to send a text message after a debate. They will blog about him. They will take out their credit cards and donate money. They will make their own videos about him and post them on youtube. In short, Ron Paul supporters make the leap from thought into action.  It takes very little effort to say who you support during a phone poll (which is how most of these presidential polls are done, not to mention the fact that they also call people who will are “most likely vote” in the upcoming election).

One thing that the mainstream media has forgot time and time again.  It is that people who make elections are highly organized groups, these are the people who will actually get out there and vote.  The republicans have the Christian Fundies, the democrats have the Unions and minorities. Both sides have a “get out the vote” campaign.  Now, with Ron Paul, we see the first internet candidate. We are also seeing an anarchic synergy which has propelled an otherwise unknown candidate into the mainstream. Make no mistake, Ron Paul didn’t find the internet, the internet found Ron Paul.

If our numbers remain strong, we will be a force that will wake up the mainstream media.  The idea I would like to spread is that Ron Paul motivates people into action, and that this should become part of the campaign.  We are the people on Digg, and YouTube that make stories stick and others languish.  We have the power to directly alter and help form a political candidate, let’s not lose this opportunity.  Digg this story up, and watch how your participation on the internet can change a presidential campaign. My message is simple. If you agree with it, then start spreading it. Ron Paul makes people do stuff, and people who do stuff, will also get off their asses and vote. :)

The Robot Uprising has Begun!


Friday, October 19th, 2007

I’ve noticed a trend in the last couple days, and that is that remote controlled military devices are beginning to malfunction and turn on their masters. In the above video you see a gun which turned on the audience of a VIP arms dealer presentation. Also the newest article “”Robot Cannon Kills 9, Wounds 14” over at the wired blog caught my eye.