If it's not one thing, it's another: There was a problem with our mail server
last night, so our apologies if you sent a mail to anyone here between about
6:00 PM EDT last night and around 2:00 AM this morning, since mails were
bouncing during that period... I had my first (and hopefully last) experience at
a Kinko's today--that place is like the DMV without eye tests (you have been
warned)... The big pre-E3 activity is a family trip to Las Vegas, NV(!) of all
places, to show one of the Blue Grandmas a good time in celebration of her 80th
birthday. This should be interesting--it's not MrsBlue's and my normal idea of a
vacation (well, besides the fact that I don't take them), but we are looking
forward to giving the whole experience a whirl... we even have Seigfried and Roy
tickets (you think I kid). This is weird timing though, and my brother also got
married on E3 weekend four years ago, so I think I need to send my family a note
with the date of next year's show in advance so they can plan these weekend-long
family obligations a little clearer of the date. Finally, as noted in the ole
date bar, today, like every Cinco de Mayo, marks the anniversary of the first
release of Wolfenstein-3D, the seminal shooter (hmm) that helped launch the genre. Happy birthday to B.J. Blazkowicz, whose age is certainly
showing (fire up Wolf-3D and deny it), but whose contributions are not
forgotten (besides, how many WWII vets look very young these days?).
Link of the Day: Elves on
Tricycles-Daikatana Dance. thanks, um... everybody?
Bonus Link: Tech-Junkie - Video Footage of R.I.P 2.
Glorifying the destruction of hardware.