November 15th, 2013

OmgPonies!

Friday Fun Stuff

First, some non-video stuff

Someone put together a bunch of photoshops of 80s and 90s SF and fantasy novels, with new "more accurate" titles. I recognize all but a couple of them, and they're all amusing. (And a few are hilarious.)

http://mightygodking.com/index.php/2008/10/20/mgk-versus-his-adolescent-reading-habits/
http://mightygodking.com/2008/10/21/mgk-versus-his-adolescent-reading-habits-part-two/
http://mightygodking.com/index.php/2008/11/03/mgk-versus-his-adolescent-reading-habits-part-the-last/

The Oatmeal's "How to pet a kitty": I don't think i posted this it it first came out. But if i did, the internet has proven that you can't have too much repetitive cat humor.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kitty_pet

The 18 Commandments of the Internet Comment Troll: Just a quick and amusing list of common internet troll behaviour.
http://www.esarcasm.com/24366/internet-comment-troll/

The History of English in 10 Minutes: I think i first saw this over a year ago, but i don't think i posted it then and it's making the rounds again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3r9bOkYW9s

A couple people doing some pretty cool parkour, while dressed as Mario and Luigi, with special effects. I could have sworn i saw another similarly themed and just as well done video pretty recently, but i can't seem to find it now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67qqEcGDC0s

Game Launch Rock!: And finally, since the PS4 is coming out today and the XBox One is coming out next week, here is a public service announcement in the form of a Schoolhouse Rock parody about why you shouldn't be buying either one at launch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rIJmGj4g-s
Replicants (BGC)

Getting a Moto X!

So the Moto X vs Nexus 5 review that i'd been waiting for has finally arrived! And the result is pretty much "Each of these phones has some advantages, but there is no clear overall winner."

Even though i'll have to pay $150 more for the off-contract version of the Moto X, i think it will be worth it to have a phone that i'm happy to hold in my hand, especially amortized over the expected lifetime. (Though i'm kind of hoping that expected lifetime will be a _little_ shorter than the three years and ten months that i've had my Nexus One =)

So now i just need to pick out the accent color and place an order. Speaking of which, thank you to the people who responded to the poll about that! (http://donaithnen.livejournal.com/1144793.html) However there are four of you who have responded so far, and the results are tied with one vote for each of the four colors, so you're absolutely no help at all! ;)

Oh yeah, and i need to figure out where to get a neoprene sleeve for the Moto X like the one that came with the Nexus One. I'm not concerned about dropping it, but i need something cushiony to stick it in so it doesn't get scraped up by the keys and pocket knife in my pocket.

Cross-posted from: https://plus.google.com/106322139077890223533/posts/WnzAj4gcQk2
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Moto X Inscription: To Tron or Not to Tron?

So the vote for the Moto X accent color is now three four blue (two in the LJ poll and one over on G+) vs one each for everything else. (Edit: Make that one each for black and silver and one for purple :)

So while looking at the picture and considering my choices in light of the poll results, i suddenly realized that the black phone with the blue accents kind of looks like something out of Tron! Which is definitely cool, but that then got me reconsidering what i'm going to get inscribed on the back. Do i want to stick with "Tannhauser Gate II"? Or do i want to get something Tron themed?

Which of course means it's time for another poll :)

Poll #1943538 Moto X Inscription Options

What kind of inscription should i get?

Stick with "Tannhauser Gate II"
0(0.0%)
Do something Tron related
0(0.0%)
Stick with Blade Runner, but come up with something new
0(0.0%)
I've got an even better idea!
0(0.0%)

Which of these seem like good inscriptions?

"Tron" or "TRON"
0(0.0%)
"Tron: Legacy" or "TRON: Legacy"
0(0.0%)
"Greetings Programs" or "Greeting Program"
0(0.0%)
"Flynn's Arcade"
0(0.0%)
"The Game Grid"
0(0.0%)
"Flynn"
0(0.0%)
"Son of Flynn"
0(0.0%)
"Quorra"
0(0.0%)
"I Fight For the Users"
0(0.0%)
"End of Line"
0(0.0%)
"Finish the Game"
0(0.0%)
"the game has changed"
0(0.0%)
"Tannhauser Gate II"
0(0.0%)

Which is the _best_ inscription?

"Tron" or "TRON"
0(0.0%)
"Tron: Legacy" or "TRON: Legacy"
0(0.0%)
"Greetings Programs" or "Greeting Program"
0(0.0%)
"Flynn's Arcade"
0(0.0%)
"The Game Grid"
0(0.0%)
"Flynn"
0(0.0%)
"Son of Flynn"
0(0.0%)
"Quorra"
0(0.0%)
"I Fight For the Users"
0(0.0%)
"End of Line"
0(0.0%)
"Finish the Game"
0(0.0%)
"the game has changed"
0(0.0%)
"Tannhauser Gate II"
0(0.0%)


If you picked something with two options feel free to leave a comment with your preference for the two. Or of course about any other thoughts about the choices, including new suggestions that i haven't thought of yet :)

Here's some background on some of the options:

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I was also considering "There's A 68.71% Chance You're Right", but that goes _way_ over the size limit, regardless of how it's capitalized or not. Also it's a relatively obscure quote, unless you also happen to be a fan of Hex Rx's awesome and stompy Tron themed "My Eyes Are Red" song :)