Stamp Machine Fun

Problem 1: I needed to buy a book of stamps.

Problem 2: I have a gallon Ziploc bag about 20% full of loose change. That’s 1.6 pints (760 mL) of change.

Solution: Buy a new book of stamps from the vending machine in the Union, using only dimes.

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Lightening the Mood

And now for something completely different:

First there was Mega Man + Monopoly. Now there is Mega Man + super cuteness.

And now for something not completely different:

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The Blame Game

Well, I see Our Fearless Leader has launched an effort to rescue the true victim of Katrina’s aftermath: his approval rating. The first step? Find someone to blame!

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Wily & Light’s RockBoard: That’s Paradise

It’s amazing what you can find if you look through one of those lists that purports to be of all NES games ever. Not only will you be reminded of games you used to love, and games you played once and found they were terrible, but you’ll also find a bunch of Japanese games that never made it to the United States. Some of them you might be aware of, and can be pretty good. There’s also plenty that you’ve never heard of, probably for good reason.

And then there’s some whose title takes you by surprise. Such as a game whose title translates to “Wily & Light’s RockBoard: That’s Paradise.” As in Dr. Wily and Dr. Light, you wonder? Could it be, a “new” (to you, at least) Mega Man game? But what does the rest of that title mean? And more importantly, where did I put that emulator?

Read on, and all most some will be revealed. With pictures. Lots of pictures.

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A New Spammer Trick?

Wes pointed out an interesting spammer trick I haven’t seen before. Here’s a page hosted by a very disreputable-looking site (which may be NSFW, depending on how restrictive your W is) — deliberately not hyperlinked so as not to add to its PageRank:

Yes, yes, a bunch of trashy links. Scroll down to the bottom. Look familiar?

It looks as though the spammer screen-scraped the front page of this blog and pasted it at the bottom of his page. Is this a new spammer trick to make the page look more relevant to a search engine: shove actual legitimate content below the fold? It’s one I don’t think I’ve heard of before.

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Quote of the Week #56

It would appear that we have reached the limits of what is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in five years.

– John von Neumann, 1949

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