First, the week in posts:
- Poll: Best Star Wars Videogame Ever? – currently the votes say TIE Fighter. Where are you Dark Forces people at? Rock the Vote!
- Movie Review – Cowboys and Aliens – Not terrible, had some entertainment value, but pretty forgettable to me. Leans more towards the Western side of things, so if you like Westerns, I’d check it out at matinee pricing.
- Continuing Game Review – Dragon Age 2 – Finally got some more play time for this, and get annoyed by all the cameo appearances by folks from the previous game/DLCs.
And the links I found:
A VERY stupid man was caught trying to create a nuclear reactor at home. This genius caused a ‘small meltdown’ on his stove, and sent a letter to Sweden’s ‘Radiation Authority’, who tipped off the cops. You thought a meth lab made a bad neighbor.
There is a rat (an ENORMOUS rat) in Africa that chews on a poisonous tree, and then puts the poison on a strip of hair. Predators that bit them foam at the mouth and die. These must be the rats that kill you when you are just starting out in an MMO game.
ArsTechnica (via FCC data) has a chart that shows how the major high-speed internet providers stack up as far as providing the bandwidth they claim you should get. Here in Buffalo we do OK (Time Warner) is right there at 90+% with very little drop at peak times, and Verizon FiOS actually gives you a bit more than advertised. I feel really bad for Cablevision customers, though.
To end things, a couple of things that might appeal to Buffalonians. First is a story of how Cleveland is leveraging empty lots as gardens, and just how far it could take a city. Second is the Buffalo Cash Mob, an idea for a flashmob that has a good purpose – to patronize a locally owned business. This afternoon/evening, it’s City Wine Merchant. It’s a great choice, which you can read about at this link. If you can check ’em out tonight, tell ’em the #BuffCashMob sent you.