Archive for January, 2006

Irony

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines irony as follows:

Main Entry: iro·ny
Pronunciation: ‘I-r&-nE also ‘I(-&)r-nE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
Etymology: Latin ironia, from Greek eirOnia, from eirOn dissembler
1 : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other’s false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning — called also Socratic irony
2 a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance
3 a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity b : incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play — called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

Now go onto flickr and look up the tag irony. Here, I’ll do it for you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/irony/

Look at the picture closely and their text. Most of the time, they’ve misused the word irony. Kills me.

Day 11

Monday, January 23rd, 2006



Huh?

Originally uploaded by FngKestrel.

I haven’t been posting that the new pics are up, but here’s day 11. And Mike caught in flagrante delicto. 😀

Doppleganger.

Saturday, January 21st, 2006



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Originally uploaded by satur9nine.

Sheer creepiness.

Bert

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006



Bert

Originally uploaded by FngKestrel.

I got a haircut on Sunday. I need to remember to put gel in my hair.

Late night wisdom

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Stuck at work again. Went out for dinner at a Chinese restaurant. Some poignant wisdom from a piece of paper ejected from a cookie.

  • You will travel far and wide for both pleasure and business.
  • You have a sincere desire to improve.
  • Every excess becomes a vice.
  • Our necessities are few but our wants are endless.

The virtues of being nice.

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

I went up to the city yesterday to watch Francis teach his class at the Academy of Art. I’m guest lecturing on March 8th and wanted to get a feel for the class. Francis did fine but the students seemed hit or miss on the concept of video games on cell phones. We’ll see how it goes.

I hung out with Francis and his wife for dinner and then took the BART down to Millbrae.

When I got off the train at the Millbrae station, I overheard a woman asking the attendent there how to get down to San Jose. She had a French accent and was carrying a large backpack, a wrapped package marked fragile, and a travel bag. I asked her if she needed a ride down to San Jose since I was heading down there anyways. She accepted and I gave her a ride to San Jose.

While we were in the car, we got to talking. It turns out that she’s a gymnast and singer performing in Cirque du Soleil! I was and still am totally blown away.

Amazing the people you meet when you take the time to be nice.

Lazy Sunday

Friday, January 13th, 2006

I’ve been watching this over and over again ever since my coworkers showed this to me. This has redeemed Saturday Night Live, at least for a little while.

http://www.chronicofnarnia.com/

Prince of Persia Live

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

I’ve been playing Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within and really love the animations and movements of the Prince. Came across this video of a guy doing moves like that in real life. Vaguely Yamakasi/free-running.

Spike TV’s Best Mobile Game Award

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006



Spike TV’s Best Mobile Game Award

Originally uploaded by mikeying88.

We won! Okay, so it’s possible that certain individuals in the company padded the voting since it was “Viewer’s Choice”. But what the hell, it’s an excuse to drink.

Funk

Monday, January 9th, 2006

I’m in a funk. Just reading over some old documents that I had saved on my computer. Old post-mortems of games, old IM logs, that sort of thing. My computer’s been on the fritz and I’m in the process of moving stuff to a new install. Can’t help but run through the old crap.

How far have I come? Never feels like enough.