Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Never Mind...

Okay, More Than a Job and Codename: White Knight are temporarily unavailable. No, I haven't taken them down, they're just hidden for the time being. I know, I promised that I'd leave them up, but some things have come up.

Firstly, I've had another attack of the paranoia and don't want anybody stealing my idea. But I've restrained myself; like I said, they're not removed, just hidden away.

Second, and more importantly, my job is really taking a lot out of me. I know, it sounds like a lame excuse, but believe me, now I know why it's called the corporate grind. I can't go into details since I signed a confidentiality agreement when I started, but suffice to say that we have a major product release on our hands, so things are really crazy right now, and the fact that this is the biggest four weeks for vacation of the year isn't helping.

Third, I still don't have MS Office on my computer, so I can't really edit Chapters 3 and 4 without them. Hopefully this will resolve itself in a week or so.

Lastly, I've got a couple new ideas floating around in my head that I've been toying with, and that's also been taking time away from White Knight. Those I'll post, 'cause I really don't care if someone copies them.

I know I promised to keep MTaJ and White Knight up for good, and I'm very sorry for breaking that promise. Hopefully my situation will resolve itself quickly and I'll be able to work on White Knight consistently, in which case I'll put the stories back up.

Also, I've got a new poll up on the sidebar. Check it out, and be sure to vote!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

They're Back!

Anyone remember my movie review blog from a while back? No? No one? Well, that's okay, I forgive you. However, your faulty memories are no longer significant, because it is back and up and running! It's called Raptor's Reviews, and you can find it over in the "Links" section on the sidebar. Currently there are only two reviews posted, but more will follow soon!

However, that pales in significance to what I'm about to tell you next:

*insert drum roll here*


I only have Chapters 1 and 2 up right now as I am in the process of revising Chapter 3 and completely rewriting Chapter 4. But fear not, for they shall be posted soon, on that I give you my word of honor.

Okay, enough chit-chat. Check out the new additions and PLEASE let me know what you think!

Oh, and don't forget my previous posts.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hello, Gorgeous

Meet the 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster:

  • Supercharged 5.4-liter V8
  • 626hp
  • 575ft/lbs torque
  • 0mph-60mph in 3.6 sec
  • 1/4 mile in 11.6 sec @125 mph
  • Top Speed: 210mph
  • Skidpad: 0.97g

You can stop drooling on your keyboard now.

Seriously, though, you gotta admit that this is one incredible car. I'd definitely like to own one of these babies one day. Either this or a Bentley Continental GT. Or an Aston Martin DBS. Heck with it; I'll just get rich enough to buy all three!

Monday, July 16, 2007

150 Posts and a Cheezburger

150th post.


Still no Word, which means still no stories. Curse you, Bill Gates! CURSE YOU!!!!!!

Okay, now that that's out of my system...

nerdjedi showed me a link to this really funny website, I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?

There's really no way to describe or explain the site; you just have to check it out for yourself.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Up And Running... Almost

Good news! My computer woes are finally over! I've purchased a brand-new HP Pavilion Notebook computer. No longer am I dependent on an out-of-date hand-me-down or be forced to share a Dell that has an affinity for frying hard drives! At last, all is right with the word!

Well, almost all is right.

My computer didn't come with Office. That means I don't have MS Word, which means I can't keep writing my stories or upload what I have to Blogger. Now I have to pay $100-plus (probably more like $200) to get software that any computer should come with in the first place. I hate Microsoft.

And now, on a different note...

I was browsing around YouTube today and came across a bunch of old WWII-era Superman cartoons. These were shown in movie theaters before the feature presentation along with the newsreels. A few years back, Nickelodeon aired these during their Nicktoons Show along with Bugs Bunny and that gang. I used to go over to my grandmother's house every Saturday afternoon to watch (she had cable, we didn't) and hope against hope that they'd show a Superman cartoon.

This one is one of my favorites. It's called Billion Dollar Limited.

I do have one question, though. How is it that we have sophisticated computer animation that can do anything and everything, but this 60+ year-old cartoon looks worlds better than anything that's been made recently?

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Curse the Censor

This is a commercial for Xbox 360 Live that was banned for reasons I cannot discern:

I know it's very "violent," but really, there's zero blood and no one really dies. What the censors found objectionable to this, even after multiple viewings, still eludes me.

I still haven't gotten a new computer, but this will change soon; Micro Center is having major sales this month.

Also, Chapters 3 and 4 of Codename: White Knight have been lost, probably for good, so when I get a new computer, I'll have to rewrite them. If anyone remembers the beginning of Chapter 3, it's most likely going to be changed.


Good news: I was able to get the computer back up and running long enough to pull some files onto a jump drive, including Codename:White Knight and the movie reviews I wrote a while back.

We're 99% sure that the computer, a Dell Dimension 3000-Series, fired its hard drive. This isn't an isolated incident: for a long time, my high school used the same type of computer in the library, and they were always having problems. It got so bad that they began upgrading to new models (again Dells) midway through my junior year, and those began having issues by the time I graduated. My advice to anyone in the market for a new computer: stay away from Dell.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

More Computer Problems

Okay, I'm making this quick: I'm having some major computer issues at the moment and cannot access Codename: White Knight, so it will be a while before I begin posting it. Sorry for the unexpected delay.


I have got to get myself a computer! It's even trumped my airsoft MP5 for top priority!