Saturday, September 27, 2003

Okay, I've just about had it with all of these Macs that are at my place of work. These are machines that fail my simple test of usablitly. Does YOUR computer hold up? Answer each qestion in your head, and tally up the points at the end for an arbitrary ranking. Here we go!

Question #1: Can I find the Goddam 'on' switch? If the answer is no, then I can only assume that you are using a Mac of some kind, which all LOOK nice, but lack the design that would allow it to use electricity. That is a definite design flaw.

Question #2: The most basic of text-functions- do they exist? I will give a dollar to the first person who will explain to me how to copy-paste text on this stupid machine. You have no idea what a pain in the ass it is to do hypertexting on this piece of garbage.

Question #3: Where the hell did the other button on my mouse go? Seriously, how can I efficiently navigate through the digital wharehouses of pornography on my internet with only one button? It simply makes for an all too labour intensive experience.

Now, using these questions as a guideline, one would be able to design a very user-friendly personal computer, with readily available power buttons, simple functions, and feature-filled peripherals. As a matter of fact, I've got just such a machine waiting at home for me!

On a more postive tip, my buddy Ryan is doing really cool things. For starters, he's designed a new layout for this very site! This is an awesome development as far as I'm concerned. You should see some of the stuff that this kid does in PhotoShop though, it's a shame that I can't think of a wod better than amzing. Once his new site, One-Hit Combo, is up and running, I will be sending all my traffic through to gaze upon it's glory. Ryan is also procuring tickets for us to go check out a couple of movies in the Film Festival. I forget when they are playing, but it's of no consequence really. The only downside is that I won't be able to check out "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance", which was a really cool sounding Korean movie. Kim Jong-Ill both directs and stars as Mr. Vengeance, and every Korean film reviewer gave it 5 stars. I am forced to be here during it's showime, so I will be unable to get my revengeancefulness on.

Webcomic Corner
I am pleased to present you today with the tag team comedy stylings of Boy on a Stick and Slither. If only the political cartoons in the newspapers were this funny and poignant, then I wuldn't have to use them as a comparison to other really crappy things, like regular newspaper comics. They just aren't funny anymore, man. Luckily, we have BOASAS to come to our rescue! Check them out, read the archives, and laugh yourself silly. It's worth the time.

Coming up tomorrow, we have Final Fantasy Tactics, Bobbins, and more obscure pop-culture references. Don't miss it!


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