Category: Miscellany

Post Coming Soon!

Post Coming Soon!

I will be posting something today if it kills me. I hate not seeing a new entry on here, even if it is about nothing at all. I am trying to make more Twitter posts by tying them into Facebook, via TweetDeck.

In yesterday’s gaming news, I picked up Assassin’s Creed 1 for the 360 and played it for a while. It’s fun, but it felt like it was becoming repetitive.

A friend introduced me to something called MineCraft, which is a fairly freeform PC game. You start off with fists, which can punch through trees, dirt, rock and other objects. These objects break down into little mini versions of themselves that can go into your inventory. Using the little crafting window in your bags, you can turn the raw materials into useful items. Wood turns into planks, which can turn into dowels. Dowels can be turned into ladders. Stone turns into buttons or stepping stones. It can be combined with dowels to make stone axes, pickaxes, hoes, and more. You can build up by placing stone or other material back into the world from your bags or you can dig very, very deep into the world. The game is still in Alpha, but you can try the single player for free. If you purchase it, you can join multiplayer servers with other people. The look and feel of the game is solid cubes for the design. It has an 8-bit feel to it.

Yet, as simple as that sounds, it is very addictive and fun to play. I ended up doing the single player last night for close to 3 or 4 hours digging around and then eventually building a mini fortress. Here are some screenshots I grabbed last night:

Well, I hope some of you try the game and find out how fun it is.

I guess this turned into a real post, didn’t it? I just have to start typing I guess.

Netflix

Netflix

About 6 or so years ago, I had a Netflix subscription. I only used it during college to make copies of the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys for my friends and I. We were on a campy tv show kick.

Yesterday, however, I heard about the release of the Netflix iPhone app. Now, I’ve been watching from a distance all the things that Netflix has been doing to improve its services, instant queue, streaming to multimedia devices, all of that stuff. But, I came home from work yesterday and decided it might be worth my while to try it out for a few months at the 8.99$ price, for the instant streaming.

My conclusions thus far: freaking awesome. I think I came back to Netflix at a good time. When they first released their instant streaming capabilities, I know they didn’t have too many titles available to stream. Now, of course, with the passage of time they have tons of stuff available. I’ve already consumed some Jim Gaffigan, Tornado Valley, some Shark Week stuff, Star Trek: First contact, and I am currently watching Doctor Who (Chris Eccleston).

There is something to be said about instant availability of a lot of media. It makes you want to just sample and try all of it. I am loving streaming to my Xbox 360, especially the programming in HD. It’s just gorgeous even with streaming on my TV.

If you’ve been on the fence about Netflix, but have wanted to try out the instant streaming stuff, they have their free one month trial deal still going on. Since I was a returning customer, I only get two weeks. But, seeing as how satisfied I already am, I think I can justify a measly $8.99 a month now.

Netflix

New Arnth.com!

New Arnth.com!

Welcome to the first post, visitor!  I have decided to slap wordpress on my domain instead of that ugly html index file with an old image and PVP macro on it.  I’ll make a second post with that PVP macro in a moment, just to at least preserve it.

Signing off,

Arnth

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