Moving

Well, I feel I’ve outgrown this blog, so I’ve decided to move. Namely to This Place. All of the content on this blog is already on the new one, including posts, comments, pages, everything. Also, you feed-readers will have to change your rss feeds to point to
http://zibland.com/blog/?feed=rss2

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I really feel like I need a non-hosted blog. Way more control, and all that good stuff.

If you are still visiting this blog/wondering why it doesn’t update anymore, please read the above post! I’m still registering between 10-40 people visiting this site every day…Please update your links to http://www.zibland.com/blog! Thanks!

6666 Views

My blog as it exists here has (as of just a moment ago) gotten a total of 6,666 unique views. How awesome!

How True

I came across this quote on Uru Obsession, and the original poster found it on eBay, I think. The first few lines are so true:

I used to think of myself as immune to addiction. I’ve never been ensnared by alcohol or drugs, never run up huge credit-card balances with compulsive shopping, never smoked — I don’t even gamble. Watching various friends battle their own habits, I’ve occasionally envied them the drama of it all, but mostly I’ve felt a little (well, maybe more than a little) superior.

That was before I found Myst…

I’ve recently realized just how obsessed I am with the Myst series. I really am obsessed. I spend most of my free time on Uru Obsession, I have a massive collection of Myst games and collectible items, I even have two original concept sketches from Myst.

In a discussion I was having with a friend of mine two days ago, I mentioned how much more obsessed with the series I was than him (however, we met on UO, so we both must be pretty obsessed) and he said “yeah, I’m not as obsessed as you are. I get bored the third time through the games”. This made me stop and realize the extent of my obsession.

Am I sorry? Do I wish I wasn’t obsessed/addicted?

Hell no.

collection 1collection 2

Happy New Year!

Well, with one hour left in 2006, I’d like to take a moment to wish you all a happy new year, and to reflect on all the things that have happened these past 365 days. Windows Vista was released, along with the Zune. I got my first Mac, which I’m still using happily, and in just the past week I got a Wacom tablet as well! The return of Uru Live was both announced and carried out, and the Beta is still going strong, with new content coming soon. The Sony PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii were released, completing the current generation lineup. The Dems reclaimed the Senate and Congress, and a Democratic governor finally won in Massachusetts. Our beloved Pluto was denied its Planethood. I chipped my tooth :D. So yeah, that’s 2006 :) Happy New Year!

Vista Fiji and Vienna

Engadget has just posted an article about a few rumored Vista updates, mainly Vista R2 (entitled Fiji). It will supposedly add WinFS (a new filesytem which works off of NTFS, the current Windows standard), more sidebar usability, and a lot more stuff as well.

More interesting to me is this Vienna idea, which is the codename of M$’s rumored OS overhaul, which will completely change Windows, from the ground up (including an “all application” compatibility break, meaning none of your current programs will work on it, something I think they should do with Internet Explorer to bring it up to par with other browsers I could mention). This would mean no more Start menu/orb, no menus, toolbars, nothing. We’re talking a complete redesign.

Change is good, but too much is really, really bad. For example, this puts old Windows veterans in the place of n00bs. The methods of emulating current-style windows to support all current windows applications (and as my friends are constantly pointing out to me, almost all of the games currently on the market) will be undoubtedly slow. Not a wise move, M$…

Harry Potter 7 Title Announced

J.K. Rowling has hidden the title of Harry Potter 7 somewhere on her website, for you to find. I must say, I’m a little disappointed by it, but it does make some sense. There are a lot of rumors about this book, since it will have the responsibility of tying up all the loose ends of the series. Apparently, two main characters will die. Most people are betting on Harry and Voldemort, which makes some amount of sense, but I think it will be Snape and someone else. Whatever, we’ll find out when it’s released in 2007.

Final Night – The Ultimate Visual Guide

On the eighth and final night of Chanukah, I received the culmination of all 6 of the Star Wars Visual Guides, the Ultimate Visual Guide. It’s pretty cool, but I think it would be better if they simply put all of the visual guides as well as extra information into one monster book, since this doesn’t really have entries on everything that each guide had. For example, it defines “droids” and the important droids, but not which droids were used in the Battle of Geonosis, for example. Still, a great book.
ultimate booj
Click to enlarge!


THIS IS AN OLD SITE

PLEASE STOP VISITING THIS SITE AND GO TO MY NEW SITE AT WWW.ZIBLAND.COM

THIS IS AN OLD SITE

PLEASE STOP VISITING THIS SITE AND GO TO MY NEW SITE AT WWW.ZIBLAND.COM

THIS IS AN OLD SITE

PLEASE STOP VISITING THIS SITE AND GO TO MY NEW SITE AT WWW.ZIBLAND.COM

THIS IS AN OLD SITE

PLEASE STOP VISITING THIS SITE AND GO TO MY NEW SITE AT WWW.ZIBLAND.COM

Pages in the Breeze

August 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031