Showing posts from January, 2012

Officer down, food everywhere

Oh hey, it's looking at pictures of food time. Read this blog entry when starving for maximum annoyance. There's no real way to take a picture of this without making it look like "some stuff on some chicken", but the KFC Ala King Supreme bowl is amazing. A ton of rice, two decent slabs of chicken and THIS SAUCE, MAN. Next up, I've been munching on this frozen yoghurt stuff from Red Mango. I don't get to eat this very often, so it's always fun to over indulge and rub it all over my face and limbs until I'm a big frozen yoghurt monster belching frogurt all over your kitchen or whatever. Beware: this can cause brain freeze like nothing else I've eaten. And I lick frozen pipes in the winter. I went to TGIF Fridays for takeout, but I was somewhat terrified by the staff breaking into dance routines both inside and outside the building - to the extent you couldn't even get out properly due to ten of them doing a weird Michael Jackson dan

This is not the departure date you're looking for

My latest trip to Manila (via Dubai) went horribly wrong within seconds of arrival. Here's a picture of the departure lounge at Dubai, for no good reason whatsoever. Protip: if you arrive in Manila with a Visa, don't assume the guy on the booth knows what he's doing. I'd heard the usual horror stories of people sorting a visa out, arriving but not showing it to the immigration guy and being stamped with the standard 21 day waiver instead of the 59 day pass they'd paid for. No problem, I'll wave the visa under his nose from the getgo and that'll be the end of it. Right? Right? Nope. At the immigration gates, they want to see your passport, your immigration form and your itinerary / proof of onward journey. I knew I was in for a fun time when he looked at my flight itinerary and said "What's this?" in a confused fashion and gave it back to me without bothering to read it. Undeterred, I gave him the passport complete with visa and h

Skyrim on a calculator? Okay then


An urgent security the way, you can't view it

Image and are sending out the "we got pwned, change your info" emails. Not everybody can view them, however - if you're outside the US, then you have a good chance of seeing this:  Region locked infosec alerts? Uh, yeah I don't think that's the smartest thing I've ever seen. What if you're a customer of theirs but on the road, for example? You can't see the blog incident linked to by their CEO on Twitter , nor can you see this one as suggested by their customer support. For now, you'll have to make do with these screenshots , or you can visit the site whose alert page is actually viewable  (though the details of the hack may differ from whatever happened to Zappos).

Steam Sale Carnage...

The above image speaks for itself really, but this time around I did damage to my wallet with the following: Skyrim, Oblivion, Fallout New Vegas, Mount & Blade Warband and Fire & Sword, Shogun 2, Unreal And Quake packs, Hacker Evolution Duality, Defcon, Left 4 Dead 2 and the Hitman pack. I also got Swords and Soldiers as a freebie from the coal crafting thing. Thank goodness it's over for another year...