Monday, April 25, 2005

Spreading a meme

I am hereby spreading a word that was just coined on the Randi Rhodes Show.

The particular strain of religion that is becoming so deeply entangled in our government shall henceforth be known as "Fristianity."

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Separated at birth?

Presented without further comment.

Joseph Ratzinger is sworn in and becomes Pope Benedict XVI

Senator Palpatine is sworn in and becomes Emperor Darth Sidious I

Monday, April 18, 2005

Reader Rabbit Preschool

I'm mostly playing two games right now: World of Warcraft and Reader Rabbit Preschool.

Reader Rabbit is very challenging. It's not that the tasks are hard, it's just that the interface is really complicated. You have to install a child in front of the keyboard, physically point at the numbers and letters and shapes on the screen, and verbally tell the program which answer is right and why. Once you build up enough experience points, some kind of learning subroutines eventually kick in, but it's a very slow process and there isn't enough precise numeric feedback. Requires more patience than most gamers have.