Neo Hee Haw

December 29th, 2014

I searched the world over
And thought I’d found true love
But according to facebook
You’ve gotten married and moved on

Registration

December 16th, 2014

I wonder if people suffering from temporary (or permanent) emotional/mental instability should proactively register with their local police/neighborhood association. In a perfect world, doing so would mean first responders were aware of special conditions and needs, but in this world?

Enough micro-payments, just charge me up front

December 2nd, 2014

The latest game to be ruined by the micro-payment craze, long time bubble popper favorite, renamed of course, with some silly RPG element layered on top, but the same bubble physics every game since the Turbo GraphFX has shared. Thankfully there’s still a prior backlog of games that you just had to pay for once out there, that did the game right, and even did a two player mode that was unique to the genre.

But more to my overall point, I get that it’s hard to figure out a way to get people to pay for games, when you are competing against free. I’m guilty of filling my devices with games from the free-for-a-day category, with the good-intention of repaying the generosity with a good-review, and never paying it back, even when I enjoyed the game. But the answer isn’t to try and nickel-and-dime players on a daily basis. If there even is an answer.

Digital TV idea

November 12th, 2014

Support for ‘spoiler zones’ that you can choose to have blacked out as you watch, for example during a game show, so you can play along.

There’s an app for that

October 29th, 2014

It seems like we are starting to get to an age where everything is getting turned into a service, with attached app. I’m still waiting for the app that links dog-less-but-loving people, with dog-having-but-busy people, to fill the need for something less than full on doggie day car, and more “I need a half hour with you out from under my feet, buddy”. If there’s any service I would pay Facebook for, it’d be managing a Christmas card service. They link up with Hallmark, perhaps you go in store to pick out the cards, then drop them in a little kiosk that takes care of addressing and postage. The birthday reminder service that Facebook has certainly increased the number of people I ‘greet’ exponentially. Of course if, like me, you give it fudged data, the reminders come in a little off sometimes, but prices must be paid to take advantage of the modern e-conomy, and maintain a sliver of privacy.

Am I still here?

October 20th, 2014

Am I still here,
Am I still out and about
Am I still breathing
Ask me and find out

Maybe it’s different for you

September 25th, 2014

Maybe it’s different for you, but for me, dating as a gay man, I’ve come to the conclusion that every horrible thing you’ve ever heard of a guy doing to get a girl in the sack, a gay man will do to another, and more. It comes from living outside the ‘norm’, I think. If some guy attacked my sister, my father would retaliate. When some guy took me out into the woods, dumped me in a river, and left me for dead, I’m not sure dad even called to see how I was recovering. None of my friends came to town to track the guy down, on a Hollywood-esque mission of vengeance. One guy did come out, but he just wanted to take advantage of my vulnerability to scam a free vacation out of me.

How many times?

September 9th, 2014

How many times
Do you go back
To the place
Where no one cares you’re there?

How many times
Do you go back
To the man
Who doesn’t care about your heart?

How many times
Do you make the same mistakes
Retracing the failures of yesterday
As if a new outcome is possible?

How many times
Do you keep on trying
When you have no hope
And no faith in a future?

Western recruits

September 5th, 2014

When I hear about westerners who have joined the fight in the Middle East, against the West, I can’t help but think of Beetlegeuse…the West will never just walk away from equity.

The Hiss

August 26th, 2014

At the start of Guardians of the Galaxy, there is a moment of nostalgia, for anyone who grew up with an actual tape based Walkman; that hiss when you cranked it all the way up, for that song in that moment, where it didn’t matter that it didn’t sound ‘right’, it felt better louder, somehow.